Search

Waveney Valley: Catches follow rain clouds at Bungay and Mendham Bridge

12:11 25 January 2012

Reasonable catches came from all round after the rain soothed the few days of sharp frosts and the river put a few inches on at Bungay and Mendham Bridge and had a bit of colour.

Out of the strong wind some respectable catches were taken, but 12lb of roach would have been top of the shop upstream. Beccles boat anglers found some quality fish in the Town and a big shoal is still moving up and down the Suffolk Bank below the road bridge.

Smaller commercials had the edge over large acreage waters, with the most enthusiastic of participators catching plenty to keep them happy irrespective of ability. A single maggot, even on thickish lines, with a small hook – often a size 20 – has been the “in” method in conjunction with little weight down the line on the pole rig. Just four or five grubs at a time as loose fed offerings within 10 metres of the bank, in more protected and less turbulent surfaces, has been the magic touch even for mirror carp over the 10lb mark.

0 comments

Other Beccles and Bungay sport

00:20
Action from Norwich second team playing Acle at Postwick. Acle congratulate their bowler, 2nd left, Peter Nobbs, for bowling out Norwich batsman Alex Mhandu. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

It was a day to forget for Fakenham as the Norfolk Alliance programme got under way in earnest at the weekend, writes Chris Wise.

00:24
The Norfolk Cricket League is under way for 2016.

The new Norfolk Cricket League season began with lots of excitement as this year sees the league fully regionalised and covering the whole county, writes Mike Ridout.

Mon, 00:07
Football action from Spixworth (Red) v Acle (Black and White) in the Anglian Combination Premier Division. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Acle United are celebrating their fourth successive Sterry Cup triumph after their 2-0 win over Spixworth.

Monday, April 25, 2016
Dereham ended their league season on a losing note.

Spixworth and Acle are refusing to give an inch in the Premier Division title race.

Most Read

00:20
Action from Norwich second team playing Acle at Postwick. Acle congratulate their bowler, 2nd left, Peter Nobbs, for bowling out Norwich batsman Alex Mhandu. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

It was a day to forget for Fakenham as the Norfolk Alliance programme got under way in earnest at the weekend, writes Chris Wise.

Read more
Barton Wanderers
00:30
Lowestoft with the trophy after beating Leiston 3-1 in the Suffolk Premier Cup Final match at Portman Road, Ipswich, on 04 May 2016.      
Picture: Steve Waller       
www.stephenwaller.com

Holders Lowestoft Town lifted the Suffolk Premier Cup for the 13th time last night and went some way to softening the blow of relegation from National League North, writes Chris Brammer.

Read more
Ady Gallagher
00:24
The Norfolk Cricket League is under way for 2016.

The new Norfolk Cricket League season began with lots of excitement as this year sees the league fully regionalised and covering the whole county, writes Mike Ridout.

Read more
Mike Ridout
Friday, March 9, 2012
Joe Miller, left, with Andrew Marshall at the golf clinic on Saturday with young players Jack Cullington, 12, and Amy Taylor, 11. Picture: Bill Smith

Former world long drive champion Joe Miller and Norfolk’s European Tour professional Andrew Marshall pulled in the punters for a golf clinic at the Norwich Family Golf Centre at Easton on Saturday.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 12°C

min temp: 10°C

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

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

Newsletter Sign Up