Milton Lake Latest Catches week ending 19/3/17
Milton Lake is the place to try for a catch of prime roach, using a waggler on a running line or pole just a short distance out, close to the pads, where they can be lined up with a little-and-often loosefeeding approach. And in the mild spells there are crucians, tench and bream to be caught, along with occasional carp.
Lake regular Alan Derbyshire showed that spring is now upon us with a 40-crucian catch from peg 18.
Alan fished a 13-metre pole with 4 mm expander pellets and single red maggots, cupping in small amounts of groundbait laced with pellets and a few maggots.
He fished at dead depth and fed a quarter of a kilo of groundbait and a quarter of a pint of maggots.
Angling guide Duncan Charman had a session with Ian Joyce, from Grays, at peg 23 and helped him to land crucians to 2 lb and roach to 1 lb 9 oz on float fished maggots close in for over 50 lb of fish.