Waveney Valley: Youngster lands catch of the week at Wissett

With all the attention focused on Commercials the news is wide-ranging and with over 30 in the area there is a fair amount to get through.

It has to be said though some are heavily impinged with agonizing rules and unsuitable charges in place. A previously reasonable �5 has often gone up towards �8 for what is frequently a poor day's sport. Then a match with less than 10 entrants where one person catches 100 lbs plus, and the rest virtually nothing – often the case – is hardly a noteable result.

The ever-popular Quiet Sports group of waters Halesworth Lakes at Wissett are providing top rate fishing and all three lakes have seen some excellent action. Wills AC fished the match lake and Frank Horner secured top spot from Martin Rounds taking 73lb 4oz and 64lb 7oz respectively. Local angler Simon Ambrose landed 12 carp between 7lb and 14lb from the Middle lake on a corn and boilie combination. Largest fish of the week was a 19lb 2oz specimen taken on pellet by 14-yr old Woodbridge angler Liam Thomas whilst on half term.

Yaxley Lake near Diss provided the setting for the 'Old Boys' match and Tony Barry landed 58lb 6ozs of the newly stocked carp ahead of Richard Kean who weighed 51lb 9ozs. Surface feeding carp to 15lb were taken by Diss angler Gordon Harvey on crust who landed a further ten fish over 10lb.

Margin and surface fishing will be better when the temperatures increase.


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There is the new venture northwards. Oxborough Lakes, situated in the village of the same name, is located between Thetford and Kings Lynn, and opens for fishing on Saturday, May 5. The fishery will operate under the Quiet Sports Fisheries name and the two lake complex will offer general pleasure fishing on a 1 acre lake along with a 4-acre specimen water, for the price of a day ticket. The small lake is stocked with carp to 5lb and is ideal for pleasure and match fishing, whilst the specimen water has been stocked with the famous Mockbeggar carp that range from 10lb to 20lb. The lakes will be open from dawn till dusk with no night fishing.

There are only 15 pegs on the specimen water and 16 on the pleasure lake, so everyone fishing has ample room. Further details can be obtained on 01473 327366 or www.quietsports.co.uk.

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Broome Pits is always in the news with its quality tench and bream which continue to show in A and B Pit. The central Kidney Pit is the most prolific of all the local fisheries for those without the greatest of skills and abilities and the chances of catching something – the main object of the game – has been as good as ever. For both Lads and their Dads not to mention the increasing number of girls and young ladies who trail behind their elder brothers, plenty of roach showed up in the water eager to take red maggots.

Harleston, Wortwell & District Club are enjoying good support from their venture to open in their traditional closed season for a trial. Lots of good catches coming out and as the fish near spawning they are well packed with weight around their girths.

It is getting near the last chance to book in for the Marsh Trail 2 – day early May match Series based on points!

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