Stocking is paying dividends at East Tuddenham

The Bottom lake at East Tuddenham. Picture:Mike Amis - Swerve Media

The Bottom lake at East Tuddenham. Picture:Mike Amis - Swerve Media - Credit: Archant

Norfolk & Suffolk Flyfishers' decision to stock with some bigger fish rather than just the usual pound and a half 'stockies' at East Tuddenham is now really paying dividends.

Paul East from North Walsham landed a 4lb 2oz beauty in his limit bag, all taken on a gold ribbed hare's ear from the bottom lake, but catch of the week has to be a wonderful 6lb 2oz specimen taken from the top lake by city angler Abe Evans on an evening ticket.

Having tried nymphs and dries to no avail and little white lures only attracting 'nibbles', Abe switched to a greased blob in desperation, which produced a huge swirl as he hooked into the super fish next to the weed by the dam between the two lakes.

White lures later in the week worked well for fishery manager Derek Websdale who described the trout as 'chasing his lure across the surface like a pack of hounds', resulting in him banking a double limit bag on Monday.

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