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By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: January 17, 2013

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IT'S been a little slower after a few days of colder weather, but fish are still feeding as the days warm up.

You need to change your method of fishing to find the fish.

The match on the old canal last Sunday started in icy conditions, with anglers using sweetcorn and chopped worm. But the winner changed to single maggot, fished mid-waters to land better fish and won the day with 62lb 12oz.

The pit has produced a couple of 12 to 14lb carp fishing into the islands. The specimen lake has also been a little slower, but young Jonathan Lewis, fishing with his uncle, landed two carp of 18lb and 19lb — both mirrors.

Andy Dole of Cardiff, on his first visit, landed a 18lb 9oz mirror off peg 11A. The best fish this week goes to Richard Lewis, fishing the soil shed peg 4, with a 25lb 6oz mirror.


The weather hasn't been great with cold easterly winds and frost, making fishing difficult for anglers.

But those who have had patience have been rewarded with good catches. Anthony McCarthy caught a superb 11lb 3oz brown on a white zonka.

Double-figure browns have now been stocked as well as a rainbow weighing around 25lb. Tagged fish are still in the lake and the money in the pot is now up to £170. Fly: Matthew Grey three fish, 9lb 8oz caught on a cat's whisker.

Richard Smith three fish 9lb 3oz caught on a green stalking bug. Wayne Jones three fish 9lb caught on a white zonka.

Worm: Mark Walters three fish 9lb 2oz, Keith Davies three fish 8lb 9oz.

Simon Richards three fish 8lb 3oz.


A cold week at the fishery with strong winds from the east. It is not the most pleasant weather to fish in and you have to work much harder.

The anglers who did brave the weather were rewarded with some nice fish.

Andrew Barter fished a mini-cat to take five good fish for 31lb 7oz. Glethyn Mapstone fished a Montana and landed four fish for 25lb 11oz.

Richard Pullman fished mini-cat to take four fish for 24lb. John Hart fished viva to take three fish for 17lb. Steve Lewis landed three fish for 18lb with a best of 8lb.

Dennis Morgan landed two nice fish for 11lb 12oz. Tony Gibb fished viva to take three fish for 16lb. George Fox fished viva to take four fish for 28lb 8oz, with a best of 9lb 4oz.

Most fish have been taken on floating lines, but intermediate lines have also been successful.

When there is an easterly wind, fish tend to follow the lure and turn off at the last minute. This is the downfall when these winds are about, but fish can still be taken.


Heaviest bag: T Price, three fish 29lb, best of 22lb.

Notable bags: F Tucker six fish, 18lb, bf 6lb, L Bishop three fish, bf 7lb 8oz, J Davies, three fish bf 6lb, J Lewis two fish, bf 15lb 4oz, Mr Salt three fish 17lb bag.

Best flies: Cat's whisker, buzzers, black tadpole, orange blob, green fritz, green muddler, green PTH, white or orange blob.

Best methods: intermediate or sinking lines.

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