Bulletin 14
September saw lots of small Perch and Gudgeon being caught, mainly in and around the Dobbs Weir area, in general there seems to be lots of Gudgeon around this season up and down the Towpath Fishery.
Some nice Bream and Carp are being caught from the picnic area below Dobbs Weir, with one angler catching 3 Common Carp up to 20lb12oz, 5 Bream, some small Chub and Perch during a weekend session.
Dobbs Weir itself is fishing ok with one angler banking a nice 10lb Barbel from the fast water in the upper weir on luncheon meat, he then went on to fish the lower pool for Bream with no joy but when retrieving a small Roach a large Pike managed to attach itself to it and the Pike was successfully landed and weighed in at 12lb.
Pike are now becoming very active along the navigation with many anglers having small Roach and Gudgeon snatched from their hooks so with October arriving it might be time to dust down the pike gear.
A fantastic 32lb Mirror Carp was caught on the navigation at Hertford this month, on a lump of luncheon meat
A lure fishing angler was surprised at Stanstead Abbotts when a 6lb6oz Trout grabbed his lure instead of his intended quarry the Perch.