A mixed bag down on Ferry Meadows

Ferry Meadows Lakes can be very temperamental at this time of year. A good wind on the water and a warm day on Sunday should have seen some cracking action on both of the bream filled lakes.

Thursday, 6th April 2017, 8:46 am
Updated Saturday, 8th April 2017, 10:21 pm
Graham Page.

But it was not to be for the Peterborough & DAA anglers fishing the High Bank on the Gunwade Lake.

First with a modest 12lb 11oz was Graham Page on peg 39. He caught a few bream on the feeder with red maggot.

Clive Turner came in second with 6lb 2oz followed by Martin Porter with 4lb 4oz.

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Rob Hewison.


There were much better weights from the 50-peg Steel City match spread around most of the complex.

Match organiser Mick Smith won with 84lb 4oz from the Thomas Cook Bank.

Runner-up was another venue regular Dave Lawrence with 71lb 10oz, then came Paul Tuxford with 65lb 4oz.

Rob Hewison.


Rob Hewison caught 60lb of bream during a pleasure session at Ferry Meadows recently - all taken on a swim feeder at 45 metres.


Ferry Meadows is to host a pike and zander match on Sunday April 16 and it will be fished on the Overton Lake.

It’s not a rover match so anglers will draw for pegs. There will be pools on the day and a trophy for the matchwinner.

For details call Carl Street on 01733 551279.


Don’t forget if you are out this weekend for the first time in a while you will need a new 2017 rod licence.

I am expecting Environment Agency bailiffs to be out and about over the next couple of weeks so make sure you get yours before you head off for a day’s sport or you could end up with a hefty fine.