All catches on Sundays match was carp so very unusual for Feb, whilst silvers of all species being caught on all lakes. It is slow after frosts but feeding up as water warms up through the day and some good catches from pleasure anglers. Interestingly at dawn and dusk some cracking catches weird for a Feb, all lakes have good colour as fish feeding when normally in Feb the water would be so clear, or even under ice the thickest in winters past was 9 inches thick.
Banks are wet with all the rain so caution when walking and bring a tarpolin to keep your gear clean is advisable.
Keep feed very light and light terminal tackle as bite are shy.
Sunday 2nd Feb 2014 open all caught carp
Conditions: SUNNY (wow) ambient temp 8 deg, wind SW13 mph, barometer 1000.3 mb, moon phase waxing crescent, PH 7.55 DO 8.05 Water temp 3.4 deg,
1st John Foster 53lb 13oz peg 16aa
2nd Alan Mc Guire 36lb peg 5
3rd Martin Craig 22lb 12oz peg 25