Bulletin 24

October was a very good month for Perch on the Towpath Fishery, Perch to 3lb 3oz were being caught at Broxbourne along the meadows section and good numbers along the Conkers mainly on Lobworms or red maggots, Lots of Perch were also being caught above Dobbs Weir Lock in front of the Café up to 2lb 4oz, Perch to 3lb 1oz were caught at Rye House on Lobworm.

Pike fishing got under way this month with good numbers of Pike being caught at Ware using the Drop shotting method with Lobworms, Fields Weir produced some good pike which fell for dead baits largest 15lb, Lots of small Pike were caught right along the fishery mainly on lures.

Large numbers of Roach, Perch and Bleak were shoaling up above Dobbs Weir Lock along with the odd good Chub and Trout with anglers making the most of it and catching some big bags mainly on the red maggot,

At the very upper limit of the fishery on the Folly Island in Hertford one lucky angler banked a stunning 13lb Barbel which fell for a piece of Luncheon meat.

Good bags of Roach have been caught along the Conkers at Broxbourne also on the picnic site at Dobbs Weir opposite the caravan and camping site mainly on Bread punch.