Tackle boost for Lynn's talented youth

CHRIS BISHOP King's Lynn Juniors have landed an £8,000 sponsorship deal with tackle giants Shakespeare.The six-strong team - Kirsty Reed, Nathaniel Winner, and Tom Cockle, all 15; Kayleigh Williams and Steven Hillman, both 16; and Sophie Williams, 13 - are ranked among the top dozen or so youngsters' outfits in the country.

CHRIS BISHOP

King's Lynn Juniors have landed an £8,000 sponsorship deal with tackle giants Shakespeare.

The six-strong team - Kirsty Reed, Nathaniel Winner, and Tom Cockle, all 15; Kayleigh Williams and Steven Hillman, both 16; and Sophie Williams, 13 - are ranked among the top dozen or so youngsters' outfits in the country.

In a massive deal for such a young side, each angler is getting a 16m pole, seatboxes with all footplates and metalware, rollers, rod bags, net bags and end tackle.


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Lynn AA have high hopes the team will fly the flag for their West Norfolk home club as well as their new sponsors in a season including a junior national on the Ouse at Ten Mile Bank in October.

Elsewhere, Tottenhill has shifted into top gear with Lynn chairman Kelvin Allen showing the way by bagging more than 150lbs.

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Allen slipped his landing net under 21 carp, averaging 6lbs, seven tench and two bream in an arm aching session.

Ring the changes with baits is the inside track down there, with the fish not showing any real preference between corn, pellet or maggot, while switching hookbaits will often get things moving again when bites dry up. The fish are feeding hard, with swims literally fizzing when the feed goes in.

Up on the coast carp to 15lbs have been out at Shepherd's Port. Roach to nearly 2lbs have been succumbing to feeder tactics on Stanton's Lake, along with plenty of slabs.

Feeder out in the middle towards the car park end seems the favoured tactic. Anglers seem to have forgotten some of the lake's less publicised inhabitants.

Carp to around 27lbs were stocked in five years ago from other club waters, so it doesn't take a genius to work out there is a strong chance of an unknown 30lbs plus swimming around up there.

Night fishing is banned, which obviously hinders the conventional take everything but the kitchen sink approach to carp fishing.

But big fish are sometimes seen cruising in the shallows at the far end.

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