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Dave reveals how you can catch big carp on light tackle at Woody's

Dave reveals how you can catch big carp on light tackle at Woody's

Dave reveals how you can catch big carp on light tackle at Woody's

02 July 2022

Although anglers who target carp tend to use strong tackle, such as beefy rods and jumbo-sized reels, these big fish can be landed on light tackle.


Fishing complex lake skimmers are lying low

Fishing complex lake skimmers are lying low

Fishing complex lake skimmers are lying low

17 June 2022

The Match Lake at Woodland Waters has proved tricky for some after the fish finished their late May and early June spawning rituals.


Anglers enjoy Jubilee weekend

Anglers enjoy Jubilee weekend

Anglers enjoy Jubilee weekend

13 June 2022

Journal angling correspondent Dave Coster managed to find a quiet spot on Poplar Lake last weekend, part of the Willow caravan complex at Foston.


Canal yields bumper bag of tench to town angler

Canal yields bumper bag of tench to town angler

Canal yields bumper bag of tench to town angler

05 June 2022

After poor Bottesford and DAA match returns so far this season, it was refreshing to discover what Grantham angler Chris Toon caught on the canal...


Carp anglers make camp at Woody's

Carp anglers make camp at Woody's

Carp anglers make camp at Woody's

23 May 2022

For people who do not fish, it must be confusing to witness the different regimes anglers follow on local venues like Woodland Waters, Ancaster.


Low fish count in latest match on canal

Low fish count in latest match on canal

Low fish count in latest match on canal

15 May 2022

Although the weather has warmed up, Grantham Canal was in a dour mood for the Bottesford and District Angling Association club match last Sunday.


Dave's fish grow larger as his lake session progresses

Dave's fish grow larger as his lake session progresses

Dave's fish grow larger as his lake session progresses

29 April 2022

Journal angling correspondent Dave Coster recently returned to the lake next to Welton Manor Golf Course, near Lincoln – and what a day he had.


Coster has found another great fishing haunt

Coster has found another great fishing haunt

Coster has found another great fishing haunt

12 April 2022

Journal angling correspondent Dave Coster has discovered yet another great day ticket fishery, and it is just 25 minutes’ drive from Gonerby Moor.


Concern as Dirty Duck canal section has neither fish nor water

Concern as Dirty Duck canal section has neither fish nor water

Concern as Dirty Duck canal section has neither fish nor water

03 April 2022

Match anglers were disappointed to find Grantham Canal, in front of the Dirty Duck pub at Woolsthorpe, had been de-watered once again last Sunday.


Better fishing around the corner with spring weather

Better fishing around the corner with spring weather

Better fishing around the corner with spring weather

24 March 2022

There are positive signs of spring with temperatures rising, but fishing locally has not been easy, writes Journal angling correspondent Dave Coster.


Oldest canal in country is full of fish, says Coster

Oldest canal in country is full of fish, says Coster

Oldest canal in country is full of fish, says Coster

12 March 2022

Journal angling correspondent Dave Coster took the 30-minute journey up to the Fossdyke recently and discovered it is not all doom and gloom there.


How to catch fish better at Woody's

How to catch fish better at Woody's

How to catch fish better at Woody's

07 March 2022

It has been a case of having to pick your days wisely to enjoy the best sport on the Specimen Lake at Woodland Waters, at Ancaster.


Sadly, river pollution is nothing new, writes angling correspondent Coster

Sadly, river pollution is nothing new, writes angling correspondent Coster

Sadly, river pollution is nothing new, writes angling correspondent Coster

02 March 2022

Grantham Journal fishing writer Dave Coster says a national campaign to clean up our rivers is gathering momentum.


Angling tackle shop is being extended

Angling tackle shop is being extended

Angling tackle shop is being extended

02 February 2022

The Lakeside Angling tackle shop at Woodland Waters, Ancaster, has been a huge success since it opened and the premises is now being extended.


Town's river and canal cannot escape being part of pollution plague

Town's river and canal cannot escape being part of pollution plague

Town's river and canal cannot escape being part of pollution plague

23 January 2022

The national media have recently reported there is something wrong with rivers in the UK – all are polluted to some degree


Tiny grub bait gets fish feeding at local lakes

Tiny grub bait gets fish feeding at local lakes

Tiny grub bait gets fish feeding at local lakes

15 January 2022

Journal angling correspondent Dave Coster has been concentrating on the local lakes at Woodland Waters during the Christmas holiday period.


Fishing match affected as rain colours water and creates mud

Fishing match affected as rain colours water and creates mud

Fishing match affected as rain colours water and creates mud

08 January 2022

Competitors in the first Bottesford and District Angling Association competition of the new year found the water well-coloured after overnight rain.


Very little to choose between top two in match series on canal

Very little to choose between top two in match series on canal

Very little to choose between top two in match series on canal

01 January 2022

It has been tough going for many competitors on the Fossdyke Canal this winter, mainly due to the waterway being less coloured than normal.


Well-sheltered waterway is a draw for fish numbers in the winter

Well-sheltered waterway is a draw for fish numbers in the winter

Well-sheltered waterway is a draw for fish numbers in the winter

25 December 2021

March is a bustling fenland market town, through which the Old River Nene gently meanders.


Interesting fishing to be enjoyed on this part of canal

Interesting fishing to be enjoyed on this part of canal

Interesting fishing to be enjoyed on this part of canal

10 December 2021

Despite recent cold weather, Bottesford and District Angling Association's section of the Grantham Canal has continued to provide interesting fishing.


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