King of the Yare hopefuls get added bonus thanks to league sponsors’ boss

NISA Feeder boss Nick Larkin.

NISA Feeder boss Nick Larkin. - Credit: Archant

Keen competitors battling along the banks of Broads rivers next season for a treasured title have added incentive via a generous sponsorship deal.

It comes from NISA Feeder boss Nick Larkin, who has put up a princely package of £1,150 to be shared by the leading King of the Yare contenders.

Match boss Andy Wilson-Sutter described the gift as the most exciting pre-season news and added: 'This is a significant sum to be added to the entrance fees and divided among the top-five finishers.

'There have been no serious reports of winter salt surges and we are expecting massive catches from all 14 rounds.'

The dates are June 17, 24, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, August 12, 19, 26, September 2, 9, 23, 30.

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Considering the opening day taster on June 16 is already sold out, anglers who wish to enroll for the NISA series should act at once.

Other important dates on the Wilson-Sutter match planner are: Preston Innovation Feeder Championship, July 2; Preston Innovation National Qualifier, July 16; Keith Ford two-day Memorial event, August 5-6; River Yare Festival, August 8, 9, 10; King of the Broads, September 16-17 (rivers Bure, Thurne and Yare).

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Working parties to prepare the banks for what is certain to be a fish-fest need volunteers on May 20, 27, June 3, 10. Call 07990 572729 for more information.

Fixtures of the NDAA have also been announced by secretary Tony Gibbons. They are: two-day festival June 28, 29; Teams of Three League, July 9, 30, August 20; Teams of Four September 24; Individual championship October 1; Broads Festival October 4, 5; Broads Championship October 7; Teams of Three October 14, 21, 28 (all on rivers Bure and Thurne).

At the annual meeting it was agreed annual membership of the NDAA would cost £25, five days £15, one day £5.

The new rates cover the access rent on the Rivers Bure and Thurne.

Meanwhile, match catches on some lakes have fallen as carp begin to take more interest in spawning.

Winner of the week was Viking Whaler Billy Hunter with 168lb 10oz at Barford, Colin Begley (Townsend) netted 133lb at Bridge Farm and Stalham's top rod at Melton 4 was Kevin Lawson with 118lb.

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