Having walked along the Brook, here we are at the River Cam just above Byrons Pool. The river can produce fish all season long. There are plenty of small fish in the summer. Good Roach to hemp in the autumn, or to bread punch at the tail end of the season and some cracking winter Chub to the roving specialist. The odd big Bream or Hybrid sometimes make an appearance.
From the metering station to the trees. The swims about 100 yards up from the metering station on the 3 trees are popular. The first bend has thrown up the odd big bream at the end of the season. The second bend in the trees is very deep and could also hold Bream, but thanks to the great British public on the far bank, it is probably best avoided at peak times.
From the trees to the bridge. There are a couple of swims in the trees. A series of long gentle bends continue upstream. There are overhanging trees on the far bank that could hold chub. Good autumn Roach fishing on hemp, and some big winter chub to the roving speciallist. Look out for the lone elderberry tree and the old railway bridge embankment.
From the bridge to the junction. Having passed under the bridge, we find 2 straights that dogleg before reaching the junction and the end of the fishery. This section could probably be accurarately described as a chub anglersí paradise. More overhanging trees to fish to. The junction swim itself produces good chub, but itís a helluva walk!
What works on the river? Maggot or hemp and caster in the summer, bread punch or flake in the winter for Roach. Meat, cheese, lobworms for the chub. Heavy groundbaiting can be productive.