April 23 2014 Latest news:
It has been good sized fish from the more surprising places that make the news this week.
Jeanette Halliday, recognised by all the pundits as Norfolk’s top woman match angler, has been selected again for the Angling Trust’s Ladies World Championship team.
Rocklands Mere: Spring has certainly sprung with prolific buzzer hatches and dry flies accounting for most of the fish, particularly on Sunday when the overcast skies and gentle breeze made conditions perfect for top of the water sport. Newcomer Paul Worley enjoyed his best day since joining and witnessed the thrill of fishing dries when he landed a total of nine rainbows. Fishing on Sunday, Paul was using small black cdc buzzers and fishing the choppy water on the west bank. Another good day was had by Roger Bobbin, from Wymondham, who, in an afternoon, managed 11 rainbows on small G&H Sedge patterns.
It’s been steady sport around the patch, with some good variety and the odd surprise thrown in for good measure.
I like to think that I’ve known for 30 years or more that dredging rivers is bad and letting them live naturally is good.