Fishing at Coombe Abbey Lakes in Coventry is running into good form – the fish have spawned and good bream catches are coming from the Linley Bank pegs 12-24.

In pleasure sessions a 40-yard cast should suffice to get you among the fish, but look for areas that are clear of weed. In matches, and there are a few big ones coming up this summer, you may need to cast longer than that.

Malcy Brown, who is running some of the matches, pleasure fished the water recently and although it wasn’t his first choice, he ended up fishing peg 33 in the woods because he saw a bream roll.

Malcy kicked off with a 30gr feeder and a 3ft tail with double red maggot hook bait, feeding groundbait and mainly caster at 60 yards.

He started getting liners straight away, and was soon into some quality bream.

“I didn’t put much chopped worm through and no pellet at all,” said Malcy. “A was catching fish from 2-5lb, but later in the session I started adding a lot of squatt and that seemed to really switch the bigger fish on.”

Malcy ended with nine big bream plus seven smaller ones for a fine 70lb bag, and he had to switch to a longer 0.14mm 5ft tail to keep positive bites coming.

He’s running several big matches in the coming weeks at Coombe Abbey fishery, including The Ian Atkins Memorial on July 12th, the Ben Randall Memorial on August 16th, The Billy Lane Memorial on August 23rd and a big open match on September 6th. For more details give him a call on 07977814843.

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