THE PIKE fishing season has hit the ground running at Bishops Bowl Fishery with anglers catching plenty of fish into double figures from Mitre and Greenhill.
The best fish of the week has been 14lb 10oz, caught by local angler Gary Cheeseman (pictured) using roach fishing off the bottom, with a second angler having three double figure fish to 14lb today. Most anglers have caught.
The carp are still feeding in Mitre and Greenhill, with the best fish this week being a 26lb fully scaled mirror caught by venue regular John Buckingham.
A total of 19 people fished the pensioners match on Thursday, and the Sunday Open match on Walworth was won by Northampton’s Dave Gibbs.
Gibbs outwitted the opposition by feeding caster and ground bait at 7m, instead of the normal pellet approach, catching 42lb 10oz of mainly skimmer bream with an odd small carp. Chris Harrison finished second with a 34lb 12oz carp, and third place went to Andy Poole with 21lb 13oz small carp.