West and Fens: Get lowdown on predators with specialists Andy Blazey and Richard Wesley
Fens predator specialists Andy Blazey and Richard Wesley will be on the oche when King's Lynn PAC meet at the Wm Burt Club tonight (7.30pm).
As well as their recent pike fishing experiences on the drains and rivers, the meeting will also be hearing the latest about efforts to keep a closer eye on our rivers and drains.
Anglers were seen fishing illegally on two waters within days of the season ending last Wednesday. Details have been passed to the Environment Agency, so watch this space.
King's Lynn Angling Association has netted fish at risk from falling water levels at Tottenhill, rehoming carp to its flagship stillwater complex at Snettisham. Officials hope leaving reduced numbers of fish will reduce the risk of a disaster at Tottenhill, while still giving anglers something to fish for. Those which have made the move will boost sport up at Shepherd's Port, with approximately 50 carp of different sizes being stocked in each of the three main lakes, with the biggest fish in the 8lbs-plus bracket going into Stanton's. Lynn adult book prices for the coming season range from �38 (rivers), to �40 (rivers plus Totenhill), to �56 (rivers and Tottenhill, plus Shepherd's Port).
Concessionary tickets cost �25, �26 and �39 respectively; juniors �8, �9 and �12. Weekly tickets are also available for Shepherd's Port, priced �25.
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Lynn stillwaters re-open on April 1, with Tottenhill and Shepherd's Lake staying open until March 14, 2013. Bear Lake, Stanton's and Ken Hill will be open until November 24.
One water well worth a look as the weather starts to warm is Springside Lake, off the Snettisham Bypass. Late spring and early summer saw some cracking nets on there last year, with simple float tactics as good as anything for carp, bream and tench.
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Day tickets are �6 on the bank or from Hunstanton Tackle, which is a good source of info when it comes to pegs and baits.
Saturday sees an Eastern Regional Summit at Brampton organised by the Angling Trust. Agenda items include securing the the future - a keynote speech by former MP Martin Salter, who is the trust's newly-appointed campaigns co-ordinator.
For those who view angling politics in Life of Brian terms – what have the Romans done for us – it's an opportunity to find out what's happening on some of the big ticket issues you most commonly hear people complaining about on the bank. Members and non-members can attend the meeting, which is at the EA offices in Bromholme Lane, Brampton PE28 4NE. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or text your name+brampton to 07850 709679.