Sweetcorn should be on your menu

WAVENEY VALLEY: Commercial fisheries continue to provide fantastic sport now that sweetcorn has become acceptable on the menu. Just a dozen grains to start with and a topping up with as few as three or four seeds every ten minutes has been a profitable approach, particularly at Broome Kidney Pit.

Commercial fisheries continue to provide fantastic sport now that sweetcorn has become acceptable on the menu.

Just a dozen grains to start with and a topping up with as few as three or four seeds every ten minutes has been a profitable approach, particularly at Broome Kidney Pit. Some nice roach around the pound mark have shown.

Strawberry sweetcorn has been a good alternative in waters that are begging to colour up now that there is activity on the bottom. Pellets too have had the 2-3 lb carp honing in and the Commons have been first to move up in the water to feed at some venues. Beautifully conditioned, bronzed and golden, evenly scaled fish with bulging bellies and muscular flanks have been a joy to behold. With the much warmer conditions, at plenty of reed fringed venues, mirrors in the 6lb to 8lb class have begun to take up residence in areas they have selected for spawning, shaking the stems as they move around getting themselves settled in. A few of these have taken bread gently lowered in but most of the double figure specimens show little interest so far.

Chris Kelly finished seventh out of the 16 hand-picked entrants in the under-22's World Angling Championship eliminators at Packington Fishery near Coventry. Sadly there was no trip to Italy this year, although Chris can feel proud of his performance.

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