WITH the weather as it has been, it is hardly surprising that few anglers have been out on the water, and if they have then catches have been very low.
Stretton Angling Club visited the Jubilee Lake at the Beehive Fishery at the weekend and found a big change in what they expected to catch.
During the summer months, the roach dominate all of the catches with some samples hitting the magical 2lbs.
On this occasion, two of the best darts players in Burton (not my words!) showed the rest of the field where the fish were.
Daz Horler netted an all-perch net on the worm for a winning bag of 4lbs 10ozs, whilst Baz Yeomans had an all-silvers net of fish that weighed 3lbs 14ozs, all taken on either maggot or casters.
The same fish accounted for third place for Pete Herbert with 3lbs 4ozs, while Kev Moseley did enough to earn himself fourth place with 1lb 10ozs.
Jubilee Angling Club also found fish hard to come by at the Shortheath Fishery, where Bernie Baker just won with a mixed bag that weighed 8lbs 12ozs, ahead of Ray Gould on a level 8lbs.
At Stoppos Fishery, like all the other fisheries at the moment, it is a case of waiting for a bite.
Get one and you are in with a chance, especially at this fishery, where the fish are regularly caught in double figures – if you can land them!
Just three weighed in for the latest open, fished on Saturday.
The best of them was Andy Hayward, who landed a very creditable 14lbs 8ozs.
The follow-up weights came from Kev Causer, 6lbs 6ozs and John Harper, 3lbs 8ozs.