Commercial fisheries: Bunton lands whopper but falls short of his fishery record

Blackdyke – The fishery will be celebrating three years of action on Saturday, September 15, and will be offering five fish for the price of a four fish ticket. They we will also be closed on Sunday 16 for a corporate event. This week damsels, dawel bacs, buzzers and cats whiskers all taking fish a nice brown was caught on Sunday around the 5lb mark returned safely for any other information please contact the lodge on 07525 730447.

Larkwood – The fish are still up near the surface with West Stow Lake fishing particularly well. Emergers and red ribbed Diawl Bach have done well or any small nymphs fished fast just under the surface. Best fish this week was by 13-year-old Kasie McLeish, a cracking 9lb rainbow, and also Steve Beech, landlord of The Cherry Tree at Soham, with a super catch of eight fish up to 4lb 4oz. Fishing should be interesting over the next few days with a stocking of rainbows up to 14lb – it might be wise to use a leader with at least a 6lb breaking strain and be prepared for a tussle!

Nar Valley – The carp are feeding well in Lake Geneva on the Nar Valley Fisheries complex.

A number of 20-pound plus fish have been reported and was topped by another superb 30-pounder.

Brian Bunton has added the 30lb mirror carp to his impressive tally of big fish from the venue, including his 38lb 8oz record.

All the night fishing permits have sold out for this season, and a waiting list is being formed for tickets for next season.

Hobbs Lake – It has been a great season so far at the new NVF Trout fishery, the 'catch and release' and 'removal' policies are working very well and the Trout have silvered up and are extremely hard fighting.

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We have a winter permit available to fish from September 1st to December 31st 2012 on sale now.

To check out this fishery contact Chris on 01553 636507.

Rocklands – With an Autumnal feel to the last few days, dropping temperatures, especially at night means the water now starts to get back to something a little more bearable for the trout.

The last couple of days in particular have seen plenty of rising fish right throughout the day, with increased spells of activity on cooler, overcast days. Huge hatches of Sedge in the evenings as well as olives and Damsels have meant that nymphs fished just under the surface have showed real success. Dries have been by far the best choice in the evenings. James Hilton from Hethersett banked six rainbows on an Olive Shipmans from the North end of the lake showing that olive emergers are on the menu at the moment. For more information or to book call James at the lodge on 01953 483971 or visit

Willow Lakes – The excellent fishing at Willow Lakes continues with some very happy anglers.

We do a father and son ticket where both fish and share the bag limit. Must have flies are Hares Ear Nymphs and Daddies fished on a floating line.