Search

Notable outings for pike anglers

17:49 29 February 2012

The Quay kept to its up and down face at Beccles, sometimes in five or six swims really good fishing, making 30lbs of mainly small bream, but 40 yards away only a moderate bag. Certainly the most prolific area has been sitting down where the boat is behind on the grass, or nearer to the Harbourmasters building when the tide has fallen away. This week quite a few good catches came from out on the waggler with the skimmers tending to wait until the bait to build up before coming in. Perch are the bonus and to a good size in the swims where only the odd skimmer passes through stopping to feed up nearer the river end taking a whole worm amidst the cupped choppy feed. Still craving for the colour to provoke a feeding frenzy the roach shoals roam the river never seemingly settling long anywhere as pike packs push them around at speed.

Support your community by viewing your local businesses

Please wait

You will be able to read the article in 5 seconds

Thank you for supporting your local community

You may now read the article

It has been the roving pike anglers moving with their lures and twitched dead baits that have really had some notable outings. Covering an area from the main road bridge, taking three later afternoon hours to work down to Boaters Hills and back, yielded 11 pike from 4 lbs to 11 lbs for Alby Repton of Lowestoft. Keeping with a flouro green coloured lure swopped with both rubber and solid bodies plus two perch knocking 2 lbs were taken too. The largest pike reported of late came from the mid-river buttresses at the old Aldeby swing bridge and one of 22 lbs was best, with others four between 12 lbs and 16lbs on popped up sea baits for a complete day’s sitting. Whilst it is a long old walk across the Beccles Marshes to reach these swims other than by boat, they can be fished in sight of from the opposite Bank through Aldeby Farm Commercial with just a short walk. A few free places on the mooring staging and then some reed fringed spots on a day ticket.

Although the upper rivers eventually picked up fairly well in the mild spell, large still waters were slow to respond the water and feel of the fish in both remained cold in the hand. Deeper bends on the Brockdish, Diss & District Ac waters produced a good mixed bag or two as did some nearer Mendham Bridge. Bungay Common roach were hard to find but the ever increasing in popularity and size, chub continued to feed in their gatherings of five or six fish, but the biggest specimens over 6 lbs appear to be complete loners hanging closer in to the near banks.

Commercials zoomed back in to favour with plenty to keep the bites coming and a bend in the rod. The prolific pellet still ruled the roost with precise plumbing an important factor, but the humble red maggot sparsely fed has been as good a banker as can be found for a few fish. Barney Earye Broome Baliff reports three carp over 23lbs taken this week from B Pit and some 8 lb plus bream.

0 comments

Other Beccles and Bungay sport

Friday, February 27, 2015
BARSHAM FC: The line up, back row from left to right: Keith Hudson, Nick Wilson, Laurie Clarke, David Howard, Liam Smith, Rod Cooper (chairman), Marc Howard, Matt Fiske, Nick Holmes and Mark Blades (manager). Front row, left to right: Paul Clark, Kieran Bale, Mark Nobbs, Mark Roberts, David Raynor, Jimmy Pepperell, John Paul Harlow and James Fenn.

Barsham entertained Carlton Rangers on a somewhat damp Beef Meadow pitch.

Friday, February 27, 2015
Bungay Town U9s with development officer Paul Emblem

The Norfolk and Suffolk Youth League hosted the next stage of its Futsal Experience on Sunday when under nine teams played 15 matches and then split into groups and played a champions league format competition.

Thursday, February 19, 2015
Bungay Black Dog Running Club athlete Tom Pullinger has been selected to represent GB in the half ironman championships.

Triathlete Tom Pullinger has landed a dream Great Britain call-up – almost two years after being told to hang up his running shoes.

Friday, February 13, 2015
ENGLANDS BEST: Worlinghams Louise Catchpole, third from the left, with England team-mates Paige Dennis, Cassidy Lenton and Katy Baxter at Nottingham.

Louise Catchpole from Worlingham represented England in the Ladies Under 25s bowls team in the Home International Series played at Erewash, Nottingham.

Most Read

Friday, March 11, 2011
Flixton mushroom farmer David Mann who has won the national rally driving championships.; Picture: Bill Darnell; Copy: Hugh Bowring; For : EDP Centro; EDP pics © 2003 Tel: (01603) 772434

RALLY star David Mann last week blew the winter cobwebs off of his Kumho Tyres shod Group N Subaru Impreza and is now eagerly awaiting his first event of the season — the Tour of Epynt in mid-Wales on Sunday.

Read more
Friday, January 14, 2011
Hales Cricket Club chairman Pete Dye.

The dawn of a new cricketing era is being hailed after Hales agreed to merge with neighbours Loddon, writes Milton Lindsay.

Read more
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Hales Cricket Club youth club presentation

HALES Cricket Club held its youth presentation night at the Jubilee Hall, Loddon, with awards being presented by club sponsor Derek Barnard and former chairman David Pearce in front of a good turnout of players and parents.

Read more
Damian Hilton. Picture: SEB DALY/FOCUS IMAGES

Thurlow Nunn Premier Division leaders Norwich United were afforded extra time to prepare for their Norfolk Senior Cup semi-final, after their top-of-the-table clash with Godmanchester was postponed.

Read more
19 minutes ago
Norwich City's Wes Hoolahan has impressed Alex Neil in recent games. Photo: Chris Radburn/PA Wire.

Wes Hoolahan earned a special derby day mention from Alex Neil, who revealed the Irishman’s impressive form had forced his hand in trying to plot Ipswich’s downfall.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 5°C

min temp: 3°C

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Beccles and Bungay Journal e-edition today E-edition