Knights is still shining

Harleston Wortwell & District Club's Last Chance Open was a well attended and fitting end to another very successful year for the club. Held in their Middle Pit, and carrying its strong family ties within its membership, this was how the result turned out to be as well.

Harleston Wortwell & District Club's Last Chance Open was a well attended and fitting end to another very successful year for the club. Held in their Middle Pit, and carrying its strong family ties within its membership, this was how the result turned out to be as well.

Chris Knights has done a fantastic job nurturing his son, who has filled the frame with great regularity imposing himself as one in the very top anglers in the area in the last few seasons.

In spite of drawing the same peg that left him with less than 10lb on the Sunday before, Chris jnr set about the water with his potent pole near the edge. At the end of the match he was a worthy winner, taking seven carp for 50lb 8oz

Landing 13 carp for 45lb 4oz in second place was the other Harleston star, Chris Elliot's son Daniel. This family all have the venue weighed up extremely efficiently too.


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Man of the match though was probably Peter Dade, who fished into the bitterly cold east wind on the method feeder with a big, big cast from the last peg. Severely handicapped, much to the chagrin of all those around him, he ran out of pipe tobacco but still latched up some hefty fish for 42lb 12oz on a harder than usual day.

Marsh Trail lakes A Pit is an excellent roach venue at present even in the shallower swims. Maggot will bring smaller specimens almost all day whilst casters are still finding the better fish in the shoals.

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Broome Pits has fished when there has been a bit of sun on the water in B Pit near the largest island. The method feeder on a long chuck bearing red maggots on a fairly small hook has been more successful than other methods.

Several big bream nearing 9lb have been taken but the fish are around their heads, full off spawning follicles, spooky and unsettled roaming quite widely.

Those looking for a bit of easier and sheltered fishing in a picturesque and protected place can do well in opting for Weybread Mill Fishery at the top of the village, turning off left near the garage.

This reasonably sized and fairly deep commercial water has been giving nice catches of bream up to 3lb, with a nice sized run of roach obliging too as sweetcorn sorted out the better specimens.

A variety of species see chub to 5lb behind the island in the narrow run being caught on casters. Big carp are available, but plenty of a manageable size too. For details ring 01379 558141.

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