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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
02 March 2022
Grantham Journal fishing writer Dave Coster says a national campaign to clean up our rivers is gathering momentum.
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.
23 January 2022
The national media have recently reported there is something wrong with rivers in the UK – all are polluted to some degree
15 January 2022
Journal angling correspondent Dave Coster has been concentrating on the local lakes at Woodland Waters during the Christmas holiday period.
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.
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.
25 December 2021
March is a bustling fenland market town, through which the Old River Nene gently meanders.
10 December 2021
Despite recent cold weather, Bottesford and District Angling Association's section of the Grantham Canal has continued to provide interesting fishing.