The Bait Lake has been fishing well again this past week, with most fishermen going home with full bags of rainbows in the 2lb to 3lb 8oz range, most taken three to five feet down with a bubble float
and worm or maggots.
Clint Williams teamed floating bait with a bubble float
to bag eight tidy carp when he fished Riverside Lake while Bernard Elliott bagged up with bream, carp and tench.
Geoff Smith of Swainby caught well with a PowerBait cocktail tipped with Yellow Micetails on the morning of his session before switching to a more natural worm on a bubble float
for the afternoon.
Finlay, from Helensburgh, lured the two from Wellsfield Fishery, Denny, with a worm fished on a bubble float
One notable catch fell to Dave Greenland, who fished a bubble float
and floating dog biscuits from peg 8 on Eric's Lake for eight carp to 15lb and two cracking grass carp going 17lb 8oz and a personal-best 18lb.
First-time Kielder angler Mark Bell, fishing worm and bubble float
at The Belling, brought a well-conditioned over wintered rainbow of 4lb to the net.
Kevin Maguire of Marske, fishing the middle of the Groyne, took the best fish of the season to date - a 7lb 5oz rainbow - on worm fished with the bubble float
The red-and-gold bottle of Champney's Oriental Bubble Float
, pounds 10 at Sainsbury's, would look great in any bathroom and the exotic blend of ginseng, ylang ylang, sandalwood and patchouli will bring an air of tranquillity.
Best bait - Ledgered powerbait and worm cocktails, bubble float
in better conditions.
Best bait - Worm with 2ft of nylon on bubble float
They were biting equally well on a Kastmaster spoon with a silver and blue stripe, a dry fly on a bubble float
and a spinner on a bubble.
Several bait anglers cottoned on to fly hatches and rising fish by fishing a bubble float
with a long leader and sedge or black pattern slowly retrieved.