We have recently received the following catch report:

After spending Christmas and the New year fishing on my now local river Waveney it was time to make another trip back to my home town and the lovely river Cam for a days predictor roving.

Making a brief stop foe breakfast at my mothers I walking to the river starting at car park where the pike and eel was and to make my way down stream to baits bite were I was meeting the wife and driving back home to Suffolk.

Back to the fishing armed with a drop shot rod and a lure rod I made my first cast the lure ,with one of a new lure to me a realistic roach if you didn't have a good look at it you would think it was a good size roach they are the business. On my second cast a nice pike took the lure and after decent fight I hand lifted her out on the scales went 12lbs a good start to the day, I had to walk half way down long reach to get my next take just a small jack.

So I decided to walk to plough corner this time I try drop shotting along the margins looking for a nice perch or two with a small rubber silver worm set a foot off bottom and twitching I worked my way along. I had six small perch along this section. Next stop was just above the cables by the new sewer outlet near were the old gun shed was I cast out the lure rod again and hooking into a big fish but it shock the hook. I made another quick cast hoping she was still about but no sign so picking up the drop shot and had a few cast around the outlet but nothing, with time getting on I had a couple of casts just above the lock where I had one small jack.i moved down below the lock and made my way to the fen road just using the drop shot keeping it close to the concrete I had four more perch one knocking a good pound which was nice and a surprise chub of 2.5lb a nice scrap on the little rod. Sitting on the wall above the drain by the road waiting to be picked up I saw a lovely shoal of roach some around 8oz there must of been fifty or so great to see. It was a lovely session along the tow path not a lot caught but still nice.

Back to the Broadland rivers for the rest of the season. I be back in the summer for some lark tench and Bream.

Ian Asplen