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Benwick section well worth a visit and at Ramsey St Mary’s double figure nets regularly recorded

By Fenland Citizen Reporter

There are always quite a lot of organised matches and impromptu sweepstakes taking place on both stillwaters and Fenland drains over the holiday period, writes Ken Wade.

I am sure anglers right across the area will be taking full advantage even if the weather takes a turn for the worst and we will see sell-out events.

But I am also confident we are going to see a lot more pleasure anglers taking advantage of the tremendous form we have seen from several waters.

Steve Poole (6202476)
Steve Poole (6202476)

The Old Nene at March is a favourite at this time of year and with a variety of methods all working well double figure nets of roach, rudd, skimmers and perch are always on the cards.

So if you enjoy fishing bread punch, or perhaps a pinkie over groundbait approach suits you better, then pop over to March and give it a go.

Still on the Old Nene, the Benwick section is well worth a visit and at Ramsey St Mary’s double figure nets have regularly been recorded.

If you are looking for something a little more challenging then I can recommend the Twenty Foot Drain at March, look to fish the pegs around the bridges on both a short and long pole line.

Big maggot fishing on the waggler is always worth a try on this venue, and there is always the chance of a bonus tench or two.

The North Level Drain at Tydd Gote has enjoyed a very productive season and with a generous restocking recently I think we can confidently expect some very good weights. A whip or pole approach works well here but a feeder line can often see anglers netting skimmers and bream.

We have several stillwaters in the area (see right), all have fished reasonably even though we have had several frosts.

It’s time to scale down the tackle though if you want to get plenty of bites, but don’t be tempted to go too light, especially on a feeder.


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