If you are a keen angler or would like to try your hand at fishing, and live in West Norfolk, why not join the Downham Market & District Angling Association.
DM&DAA are based around Downham and hosts fishing at Wallington Hall, four estate lakes, clay pit at Denver and the Cuckoo Drain at Stow Bbridge.
Downham Market & District Angling Association has been awarded a grant of £4,000 from the Environment Agency towards the cost of providing better fishing at Wallington Hall Lake 3.
This money was obtained through the EA Fisheries Improvement Programme which is funded through rod licence income.
For the past two seasons lake 3 has become near impossible to fish due to the excessive growth of weed.
The grant will allow the club to install a new sluice in lake 2, so the flow of water into lake 3 is by-passed. Once this is done then a blue dye can be added to lake 3 which will stop any sunlight reaching the bed of the lake and so killing off the weed.
It is hoped that this project will be carried out later this month (April) and the dye added before the growing season gets underway.
DM&DAA would like to thank the Environment Agency for this grant and looks forward to working with them on this project and in the future.