Reminder to expect the unexpected

WAVENEY VALLEY: Some of the magic in fishing is the anticipation and arrival of the unexpected. This week that was the case for Mr Eke from Chelmsford, caravanning at Nigel Bales' Ellingham Nursery fishery.

Some of the magic in fishing is the anticipation and arrival of the unexpected.

This week that was the case for Mr Eke from Chelmsford, caravanning at Nigel Bales' Ellingham Nursery fishery.

Perhaps the last thing he thought would take his pellet on rod and line was an eel. Even more surprising was the size of the beast from the old part of the lake which put up a monumental struggle. As thick as his arm it was weighed in at 4lb 2oz.

Mr Pinder from Carlton Colville was back at Broome Pits on a day ticket, experiencing some good specimens again from A Pit. This time the bailiffs report a pair of bream at 10lb 15oz and 12lb 3oz were joined by a fantastic best tench so far of 11lb 9oz.


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t Open Match Result: Bungay Cherry Tree AC - Melton Ponds. E Davison 74lb 11oz; Roy Chapman 60lb 11oz; Rae Chapman 54lb 12oz

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