BURTON MERE, South Wirral 0151 353 0115: Silver fish -skimmers and roach - are moving well on Willow and Beech pools where the top baits have been squatts
, pinkie and chopped worm on pole.
Fishing with a 10 metre pole while feeding liberally with squatts
, he caught small roach, rudd and tiny skimmers, setting the pattern for the rest of the match.
TRENT & MERSEY CANAL: Squatts, pinkies and punch catching loads of small roach.
CHESHIRE FISHING (Tattenhall, 01829 770041):Consistent for a range of species but best catch returns in winter tend to come from small pole-fished baits such as pinkies, squatts and singlemaggot.
CHESHIRE FISHING, Tattenhall: Consistent for a range of species but best catch returns in winter tend to come from small pole-fished baits such as pinkies, squatts and single maggot.
SHROPSHIRE UNION CANAL: Very few anglers about but Ellesmere Port is said to be worth a try for small roach on pole with punch, squatt and slop.
The 45-year-old electrician was pegged at Norton on the last section running to the marina, where he worked in shallow water along the far ledge, cupping in sloppy crumb with squatts and caster.
Mark offered double squatt on the hook to catch small roach and perch with a mid-match 2lb bream before suffering a gruelling last hour to weigh-in with 4lz 12oz.
LEEDS-LIVERPOOL CANAL: Seady catch returns of roach at Maghull and Lydiate on punch bread, squatts
He tackled the Tip Road section with a 10metre pole rig, using both punch bread and squatts
, for a mixed net of skimmers, roach and perch.