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We have had excellent fishing with a rod average of over five again this week. The best bag was taken by Brian Keyte with 21 fish up to 4lb.

Seven fish were caught weighing over 8lb and numerous fish in the 3-5lb bracket with lots more of this size ready to be stocked. The most productive flies this week have been an orange blob fished static and marabou damsel with a fast figure of eight retrieve just sub-surface. Both West Stow and Glebe lakes are very clear so a maximum of 5lb breaking strain nylon would be advisable.


Peacock spiders,montanas, damsel nymphs and zonkers all working well. Lots of fish are moving close in. Boats are still doing well fishing towards the drop-off line.Dont forget Sunday November 11 Eyebrook tackle Christmas sale and novelties.

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In a match on Florence Lake most people caught a good weight. Andrew Mears changed from his main attack this year which has been feeding worm, to fishing the shotgun feeder with pellets and a larger pellet on the hook. Mears had 46lb 2oz. Jake Mcdowell was second with 32lb 5oz. John Mears was third with 31lb 15oz.

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On Sunday morning Roger Bobbin and Bernard Nunn from Wymondham had their best days fly fishing ever. In only a four-hour session and braving the rain, cold wind and threatening skies the two managed to bank 23 rainbows between them. Roger had 12 and Bernie with 11, his best catch to date. Both were using a combination of dry flies, such as hoppers and deer hair sedges or lures when surface activity slowed down, small cats whiskers doing well just under the surface.

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