Battle Royale at Wold View
If you want to guarantee bites then look no further than the Silver Lake at Wold View Fisheries at Claxby.
Bigger fish have been introduced into the lake and they've certainly stirred up the previous residents to go and find food.
Last Sunday there was a battle royale between two very good anglers.
Current UK Champion Marc Rodger got off to a flier and had half a dozen fish in the net before most anglers had even a bite never mind a fish.
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At first, Marc was catching carp on the long pole and using pellet.
Over the way from him was rising star Ryan Lidgard of Brigg, above. He was on the long pole and was catching towards the island.
And just when Marc began catching the smaller skimmer bream, Ryan began to catch the better carp.
Elsewhere, other anglers were also having a good day and plenty of fish were being caught.
The fishery has put in some six to seven pound carp and they put up an excellent battle.
But it soon became clear that it was going to be between Marc and Ryan.
The two were at each other for most of the match, trying to find out how much each other had actually caught!
I must say that Marc was the most honest on this and was only a couple of pounds off his estimated weight.
At the weigh-in there was some decent weights and I think nearly every angler had over thirty pounds.
But it was Ryan who was top on the day with an impressive display of angling to net 93.12lb off peg 12.
Marc was second, with 69.8lb off peg 37, and third was fishery manager Terry Jackson, with 66.12lb from peg 26.
It seems that most of the anglers like to fish the bomb or feeder and watch the tip, whereas in Silver, the pole seemed to work best, although you will catch on the tip.
I would definitely recommend it for anyone who wants to go for a session, either in a match or just pleasure fishing.
The day before had seen some good attendances on the Gold lake.
Grimsby angler Rod Sparkes used his knowledge of the lake to catch 61.12lb from peg 36.
Next in was Stevie Deans, who had a trouble-free day and managed to catch 45.6lb from peg 20.
Third was that man Ryan Lidgard, again with 41.4lb off peg 35.
With the colder weather upon, us many of the fisheries are kicking off their winter series.
Bradley Ponds start theirs tomorrow and the draw is at 9am.
The matches are every other week and there are six in total.
Froghall is next; they start their matches on the first Saturday on November 3. The draw is at 9.30am and fishing times are 10.30am to 3.30pm.
There are 12 matches and it is £25 to enter the series and there is an additional £16 for each match.
Anglers who do not wish to fish the series may also fish the match but it will not count towards the league and the charge will be £16.
The golden peg, of £500, is still on offer.
Fishery owner Sean White told me that he has finished a new silver pond and that will be ready to fish by March next year.
He also told me that the Environment Agency has been down to check the fishery and the issues that he had have now been resolved with the purchase of a bigger and much improved aerator.
The idea is to move some of the silver fish in to the new pond and also stock it with other species including barbel.