Adjacent Lynn waters are poles apart

CHRIS BISHOP Shepherd's Port is still fishing well with nets to 65lbs from both Stanton's and Bear Lake.While these two near neighbours provide consistent sport, it would be hard to imagine two more different stillwaters.

CHRIS BISHOP

Shepherd's Port is still fishing well with nets to 65lbs from both Stanton's and Bear Lake.

While these two near neighbours provide consistent sport, it would be hard to imagine two more different stillwaters.

Stantons is an open, rectangular sheet of water tucked behind the Snettisham sea defences, which is rarely without a ripple.


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Big bream, which can scale 8lbs or more are the target here, with worm or corn on the feeder working well. Fish are often seen rolling at the northern end near the tin hut in the mornings and this deeper end of the lake is where most bream catches occur.

The further south, towards the sea defences, you go, the shallower things get. Carp to double figures have been showing at this end.

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Bear Lake is a pint-sized donut of a carp pool, with around a dozen pegs and enough carp ranging from pasties to low double figures to give anyone arm ache.

Pole or waggler coupled with pellet and paste are all you need to catch on here. Not surprisingly, the lake is popular with Lynn AA Juniors, who show the seniors a trick or two when they get on the water.

Steven Hilman won Saturday's junior open on bear with 22lb, Kayleigh Williams came second with 17lb 3oz and Tom Cockle third with 16lb 3oz.

Evening sessions are also a worthwhile bet on there now the nights are starting to draw out.

Sheperd's Lake is doing silver fish nets averaging 12lbs, with plenty of roach, rudd and skimmers about.

The creek on Ken Hill Marsh, which is also fishable on a Shepherd's Port permit is also proving a popular water, with plenty of roach and rudd and the occasional tench coming to red or fluo maggot. Fish heavy to get through the hordes of small fish is the word on the bank.

Lynn AA members note the AGM is next Wednesday, May 9, at the William Birt Centre, at 7:30 pm.

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