Fishery ready following repairs

CHRIS BISHOP It seems no sooner one season ends than another begins, with King's Lynn AA's Shepherd's Port fishery set to reopen on Saturday, April 7.Repairs have been carried out to the road and swims have also been strengthened ready for the coming season's onslaught.

CHRIS BISHOP

It seems no sooner one season ends than another begins, with King's Lynn AA's Shepherd's Port fishery set to reopen on Saturday, April 7.

Repairs have been carried out to the road and swims have also been strengthened ready for the coming season's onslaught.

Last season it was carp, carp and more carp right from the off on Bear Lake, a little doughnut of a lake where they pull like trains.


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Shepherd's Lake - the water on your right as you drive in - fished well for mixed nets of silver fish with a few tench thrown in, while Stanton's, or the Queen's Lake, has a shoal of big bream which average 5lb, along with an unknown quantity in the shape of a few large carp, tench and perch.

KLAA members can fish the lakes, which are off Beach Road, if they upgrade their ticket with a Shepherd's Port permit for an extra £10.

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The money is ring-fenced for stocking and other work at Shepherd's Port, which is run as a nature reserve in conjunction with the RSPB.

As final reports come in, Lynn AA view last season as “close to outstanding” on many venues, with the Cut-Off and Great Ouse now attracting anglers from across the region, as word spreads about the superb roach, bream and tench fishing on offer.

Both a senior and junior national contest are pencilled in for the river next season, which can only help spread the word about the superb fishing on offer in West Norfolk.

It's no secret it's all change at Lynn AA, with long-serving secretary Mike Grief stepping down after years of service both to the club and fishing. His replacement is well-known specimen hunter Ashley Brown.

There are one or two other changes in the pipeline, which will be announced at the club's AGM on Wednesday, May 9.

Lynn books for the coming season will be in the shops shortly. Tottenhill - another superb Lynn Stillwater - is set to open on Saturday, May 26.

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