Bulletin 23

September has always been a good month for Roach along the Towpath Fishery. Anglers fishing above Carthagena Lock were rewarded with some good bags of Roach. One angler managed to bag over 20lb of Roach with some of them weighing in at over a pound all caught on bread punch or red Maggot.

Lots of Perch are also being caught this month on lures or red maggots with fish to over 3lb coming from Broxbourne and Rye House. Pike are also being caught from most stretches of the Navigation on lures.

Dobbs Weir produced 2 Barbel, one at 2lb and one at 12lb, both caught from the fast water on Halibut Pellet. Chub are also coming from Dobbs Weir up to 4lb.

A club match was fished along the Conkers and the Meadows sections at Broxbourne this month, 14 anglers fished and all weighed in. 1st place was 15lb 3oz, 2nd was 13lb 15oz and 3rd was 11lb 14oz. Most of the anglers managed around 7lb to 8lb of fish which consisted of Roach and Perch. Some of the fish caught included Perch to 3lb 3oz, a Common Carp at 4lb and chub to 5lb 12oz. Most anglers fished the pole using red Maggot or Worm.