09/01/14

BULLETIN 8
December saw large numbers of Perch ranging from 1lb8oz up to 4lb being caught at Stanstead Abbotts mainly on Lobworms and some on lures. Ware town centre also produced some nice Perch biggest weighing in at 3lb15oz also on Lobworm. Carp were showing themselves on the Folly Island at Hertford, anglers were fishing boilies and producing Carp up to 18lb. With plenty of colour in the water, later in the month Bream up to 6lb were being caught on the broadwater above Stanstead Lock, mostly on sweet corn fishing the feeder. The Towpath Fishery restocking program started this month with 350 Tench supplied by the Environment Agency going into stretches of the Lee Navigation. Chub are still coming out along the conkers at Broxbourne but with gin clear water at the beginning of the month it was hard work. The Broxbourne mill pool is still producing plenty of sport for the Roach angler, with roach coming out one a chuck on bread punch or maggot, also Gudgeon and the odd Dace. Not many Pike anglers on the bank this month but one angler landed a nice 10lb4oz Pike at Rye House on Dead bait. TOWPATH FISHERY BAILIFF.