It is noticeable that Coultershaw is producing more variety this year – good bags of chub have been reported by several anglers along with some decent Bream, Roach and Perch. Whether the anglers have changed habits (away from pellet etc) or perhaps the stocks are changing as the barbel spread out since the Loop was restored a few years ago. Please let us know if you have noticed any changes in your catches on the Rother this season whatever stretch you fish, the information could be useful to us and the EA in assessing the impact of the Shopham Loop Restoration.
For an archived report from Sept 2005 of the Shopham Loop Restoration please click HERE
Pictured below is Rother Bailiff Mick Mills with a 5lb 14oz Bream he caught at Coultershaw recently.