6th September 2016.
Unfortunately I had left my half pint of red maggots in the boot of a hot car and they had all turned to casters. Fortunately I remembered, when I was a boy, the best bait for river roach were chrysalis. I also recalled a recent article in angling press – to enlarge holes with scissors and only half fill feeder. Thus a few late afternoon/evening hours fishing the river Wid (upstream of blue bridge) resulted in quality roach, large dace and chublets.... plus a small crucian carp and a tench!!!! The fishing only stopped when a pike crashed in on the act.
Can’t wait for some rain as the larger chub should then show.
Peter Yates – fishery officer
(Will also try lob worms – I remember they were great bait for larger perch.)