Floats working fine in still-water

Very little fresh water has been coming over the weirs at Wainford and Ellingham, leaving float fishing conditions ideal in these areas for roach with the dace now starting to show also.

Very little fresh water has been coming over the weirs at Wainford and Ellingham, leaving float fishing conditions ideal in these areas for roach with the dace now starting to show also.

Above Ellingham Weir on the Bungay Cherry Tree stretch located down the access lane 100 yards above the Broome Headworks, it has been quality tench which have graced - including five tench all between 5lb and 6lb taken on the pole at 11 metres. A little bit of pre-baiting is currently working wonders on the upper hard bank grassier stretch.

On the tidal reaches, it was low water at the start of the day and a build up saw bream feed more confidently later in the day.

The free water at Geldeston Dyke beyond the Old Railway bridge has thrown up some beautiful bags of fish for those making the walk to the area opposite the Sluice.

At Beccles, below the main road bridge, it has been reasonable fishing with bags of perch to a pound and a half taking red maggots or worm.

This spot is likely to be a worthwhile favourite for lads on holiday from school if they fish fairly close in with a float.

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