It's tough going on the Ouse

CHRIS BISHOP Rivers have kicked into some semblance of life but clear water and the first signs of frost haven't helped the cause. Large amounts of weed and debris coming down some of the feeders have made the Ouse hard to fish in places.

CHRIS BISHOP

Rivers have kicked into some semblance of life but clear water and the first signs of frost haven't helped the cause.

Large amounts of weed and debris coming down some of the feeders have made the Ouse hard to fish in places.

Bream and roach were feeding on Ten Mile Bank where a King's Lynn AA open was won by John Taylor with 9lb 8oz of roach and skimmers.

Dave Burton came second with 8lb 13oz of skimmers and bream all caught on the tip, while Jess Rockett was third with 5lb 12oz of skimmers and roach.

Skimmers and roach were on song on the Middle Level Drain over the weekend, with some tench appearing. The Cut-Off Channel is usually coming into its own by this time of the year but results are patchy with even the favoured Hilgay - Fordham stretch producing few fish.

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Lynn AA has imposed a keepnet ban with immediate effect at Tottenhill and bailiffs are also asking people to take home unused bait and feed the minimum amount of groundbait.

Shepherd's Port continues to shine, with plenty of bream and silver fish coming out at both Shepherd's and Stanton's lakes. Ann Howlett landed a season's best carp of 14lbs 8oz from Bear Lake.

Two girls from the Lynn junior team have been fishing with the England Ladies Team. Kirsty Reed and Kayleigh Williams were both invited to travel to Doncaster to fish with the England Ladies team and be coached by England team manager Tom Pickering. Both girls acquitted themselves very well and even managed to beat some of the England team. Tom Pickering was very pleased with the way the Lynn Girls performed and has asked to retain them for further squad events and coaching sessions.

KLAA open matches;

Saturday, October 27 - Ten Mile Bank Tickets £2.00 in advance from Dave Burton on 01366 387870. Draw 8:30am, E.A car park Denver Sluice.

Saturday, November 3 - Cut-off channel. Draw 8:30am Hilgay Car Park. Tickets as above.

There are a couple of dates pencilled in for the Little Ouse later next month, which could be an interesting venue for the running water matchmen.