PRIOR to this week’s icy blast, lots of carp were moving with the warmer weather, but still proving difficult to catch in places, at Izaak Walton Fishery.
Some good roach and skimmer fishing to caster and maggot, and some of the recently stoked f1’s, showed on the canal to caster maggot and pellet.
Latest results from IWF: Jan 6 (12 fished middle pool), 1 Paul Carnwell (Garbolino BT) 38lb 12oz, 2 Ant Adams (Northwood Inn) 34lb 7oz, 3 Graham Fox (Northwood Inn) 26lb 5oz, 4 Andy Cleary (Trentside Tackle) 22lb 9oz.
Jan 9 (10 fished canal), 1 P Carnwell 51lb 10oz, 2 Carl Moon (Frenzee) 26lb 6oz, 3 John Wild (Stafford) 19lb 15oz, 4 Neil Mansfield (Wem) 19lb 12oz.
Jan 12 (15 fished canal), 1 Paul Shone (Northwood Inn) 51lb 7oz, 2 Neil Edwards (Meir) 11lb 15oz, 3 J Wild 11lb
14oz, 4 Peter Plant (Maver Midlands) 10lb 12oz.
Over at Seighford Lakes there has been another fantastic week of trout fishing. Every angler has enjoyed catches on a variety of different methods from small nymphs to large bright lures.
Regular angler Luke Stanley landed 18 fish in two trips over both lakes, including his first ever double figure trout, a fine rainbow weighing 10lb 6oz. The fish was taken on a green/white lure on the Swan Neck Pool.
Coppenhall Fly Fishers held their first trout match of the year and all anglers caught despite a bitterly East wind. Best of the bunch was Ron Ayres who won with an excellent weight of 17lb 10oz for three fish.
He took his fish off the Railway Pool, on an egg fly pinned to the bottom. At the end of the day he had caught 12 fish.