Jason Drewery with his 19lb mirror carp

The chill remains but Tottenhill is in cracking form, thanks to it being warmer than most venues due its position and surroundings.

Połe fishing maggot over groundbait has brought double figure nets of roach, bream and skimmers.

Alternatively, chose the right peg and you could catch the bigger bream to go with the roach and skimmers.

Bear Lake has been good for numerous carp using corn and Peperami. They must be hungry to go for those bigger baits!

Roach and chub via maggot and feeder has been the successful method on Shepherd’s Lake.

λ Very few anglers have ventured on to the rivers.

Fine lines and light feeding has brought a few roach and skimmers close to Modney Bridge on the Ouse.

No roach on the Old Bedford at Salters Lode but there has been two double-figure pike on lures with the best at 11lb.

I did hear of an angler catching 11 pike with a best over 18lb on lures from an undisclosed water, so some fish are feeding.

Anglers trying the Nar and Babingley, that I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, have not been not finding any fish. Talking to anglers its a struggle on many waters around the region.

λ At Narborough Fisheries, Miller’s Lake has seen some good carp fishing. Jason Drewery caught a 19lb 8oz mirror carp using a 10mm pop up, feeding pellets. Darren Drewery tempted a slightly smaller mirror at 17lb 8oz on sweetcorn, again feeding pellet. Try Ashford Lake for carp, roach, rudd and perch on the float, fishing maggot over groundbait.

Trout are feeding hungrily on a variety of flies, rewarding the game members at Narborough.

λ Paul at Blackdyke thanked the anglers who took part in the first Airflo Bankmasters competition on Sunday.

First was Charlie Abraham, ahead of Keith Jones, Jeff Wilkinson and Jeff Simmons, with small drys, blobs and buzzers working well on floating lines .

Eyebrook Tackle shop is at Blackdyke tomorrow with the latest offerings from Sage. The next Bankmasters is on March 22.

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