A promising start to the season

PUBLISHED: 14:08 15 June 2007 | UPDATED: 22:51 28 May 2010

THERE are just 24 hours before the river season starts - and it looks like the sport is going to be very good. The Old Nene, through March, will produce plenty of skimmer bream and tench and bigger bream can be found in the drains. The Twenty Foot is runn

THERE are just 24 hours before the river season starts - and it looks like the sport is going to be very good.

The Old Nene, through March, will produce plenty of skimmer bream and tench and bigger bream can be found in the drains.

The Twenty Foot is running clear and an early-morning start is advisable.

Bream have been spotted in the Hobbs Lot area but this stretch is very weedy and a bit of work is needed to clear out a swim.

The water is a bit more coloured on the Twenty Foot, at Sheppersons Bridge, as is the Sixteen Foot at Cottens Corner.

The Delph, at Manea, is still in flood but the Old Bedford is fine and that is where the Manea Club match will be fished on Sunday.

The draw is at 7am with fishing from 7.45am to 11.45am.

Another venue worth a try for bream is the Forty Foot, upstream of Carters Bridge, and the Reed Fen stretch of the Old Nene.

March Angling Association start their new season on Sunday.

They will be on the Old Nene, above the bypass bridge with the draw at 8am and fishing from 9am to 2pm.

It is the turn of the juniors on Monday, who will fish the same stretch.

The draw is at 6pm with fishing from 6.30pm to 8.30pm.

The adults will be fishing the Twenty Foot, at Sheppersons Bridge on Tuesday.

The draw at 5.45pm will be followed by fishing from 6.30pm to 9.30pm.

On the lakes, Fields End has been busy. Last week's evening open on the Pool was won by Lee Thornton who netted carp to 3lb in his total of 57lb 8oz.

The luckiest angler was John Buchanan who landed the red fish and won £120.

Peterborough Sticklebacks fished the Pool on Saturday and Martin Davis took the honours with 60lb 4oz.

Sunday's open match on the Pool was run by Cambridge Albion and local rod Ray Sladdon won with 60lb 14oz.

Tomorrow (Saturday), the Pool hosts the pub crawl series and a senior citizens match will be fished on Tuesday.

The weekly evening open takes place on Thursday.

For more information call Charlie or Viccy on 01354 740373.

Mill View Angling Club found the going hard on the Snake Lake, at Head Fen, on Sunday and Andy Todd needed just 23lb 4oz to win.

Let's hope they have more luck when they travel to Olders Farm, Milton Keynes, on Sunday.

Over at Pidley, Rook Farm Lakes have opened a third lake known as Jay Lake and it is fishing well. Nets of 50lb are common.

Josh Pace won the Ramsey match on Sunday with a net of 69lb from Magpie Lake and Alex Bates netted 51lb from Rook Lake on Tuesday.

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