Quiet venue with plenty to shout about at Wissett

The Quiet Sports Day ticket venue at Wissett near Halesworth is proving highly popular, with all three lakes providing exciting fishing.

Graham Carter made the trip from Beccles worthwhile with a 22-carp haul on popped up white boilie in the middle lake. His largest fish weighed 17lb 3oz, with some other good quality specimens around six to eight pounds.

Bartrums AC had a match and averaged 33lb per man, with a top weight of 59lb 2oz.

Paul Dean, from Bungay Cherry Tree AC, won their outing for a match with 82lbs bar an ounce, from the first Lake.

For more info on booking this venue for a match or pleasure fishing ring 01473 327366.


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Yaxley lake, on the right of the Scole to Ipswich road, has anglers now enjoying a great variety of fishing as the new 1lb carp that have recently been stocked compete to be caught.

This welcome introduction of fish manageable by learners and juniors on holiday from school alike is really good for angling and supplements adequate silver fish stocks.

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The safe, easy-to-reach small venue with no long walks, is a shallow water ideal for pole or waggler. Recent catches have also seen surface baits taking carp to 17lb, with Diss regular Dave Frost using dog biscuit to land 15 fish.

The veterans' match was topped by a winning weight of 59lb and meat and pellet baits are favourite.

For more info it is Quiet Sports again on 01473 327366.

Bungay Cherry Tree AC's Common Pond, available on a day ticket at �5 from the nearby caravan site or tackle shops, has been responding well to the float and red maggot.

Crucian carp first caught at 13 years old are as pleasing 60 years later, with the explosion of tiny bubbles and the bobbing bite, to the golden bronzed flanks and beady eye, making the summer school holidays forever memorable.

A pleasant three-hour waggler bag caught by secretary – and columnist – Dave Gladwell shows that the club's introduction this year of small crucians, and the existing stock are developing alongside a few commons and a big head of perch.

The river has done well, with the rain yielding some lovely roach catches from the tidal waters above Beccles and running into double figures.

The centre channel below Beccles Bridge has been the spot to fish and down towards the Boathouse Hills from the Suffolk Bank spots, 40lb of skimmer sized bream have been abundant on the feeder and two rod lengths out the two-ounce roach and dace are in absolute profusion a couple of feet up from the bottom.

Once again the recovery of the eel has been evident, with some clonkers of 2lb being taken right under the road bridge and others around 18 inches long appearing at regular intervals.

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