Paul Waghorne tells us that the hot, sunny weather saw catches slow down for a time with many anglers adopting a more sedate, feeder fishing approach to their sport when things got particularly tough. For those who could not get enough of the small fish fishing the whip did well around the gusher. But it was not until Wednesday afternoon that anglers had something to get excited about. Paul picks up the story…

Jed, James and Michael from Drogheda, had some good fish up to just under a pound, along with a few Rudd of similar size. The odd Pike was caught, but not over 5lbs.

The temperature zoomed up to 10.3c in the last hours before dusk and there is no doubt that tomorrow will see the best silver fish returns of the spring so far. I’m quietly confident of some larger Pike following the shoals from the lake. It’s also worth noting that the barometer is dropping, and this combined with a light southerly wind will aid fish into feeding.

My evening session didn’t start until 19:45 when I decided to ambush the Roach coming through the bridge, well that was the plan anyway. Ambush may seem the wrong choice of words as they obviously swam straight passed me up to the Drogheda lads who continued to catch good quality fish. I did manage 9 with the best going 6oz before the fading light called time.

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