River Nene hits top bream form with near 150lb bags!

"The River Nene in Cambridgeshire is fishing as well as at any time in recent memory." Those are the words of local match organiser Ken Wade, whose friend John Hazleden amassed an astonishing 147lb bag of bream from the waterway last weekend.

Fishing the famous North Bank section of the river around Peterborough, Hazleden started the match by bagging an eel and feared the worst for the next five hours, but by 2pm had taken a massive haul of bream and skimmers.

Other sections of the Nene are also coming back into form, with the section above the town around Wharfe Road producing good nets of bream, while the Railworld stretch is also said to be throwing up decent bags of mixed species as well.