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Change in water colour sparks a revival at West Norfolk venues

By KentOnline reporter

West Norfolk anglers began 2019 in good spirits, after conditions changed in their favour over the festive period.

As the clear tap water changed in colour, anglers were able to present baits without spooking the fish.

There was also a slight fall off, which allowed the river to flow and several feeding fish were reeled in.

The odd tench to 6lb and jacks to 7lb were reported from the Relief Channel at Denver.

There were plenty of predator anglers on the banks who searched for the pike with lures and baits.

Several pike to 8lb, jacks and perch were sighted on the Middle Level at Pingles and Neeps.

Over at the Ten Mile Bank, there have been steady roach catches on the Modney Bridge to Chapel Stretch, as well as the occasional appearance of jacks.

Local rod Ian Hoddy endured a good couple of days luring the incoming fish.

Ian Hoddy. (6388972)
Ian Hoddy. (6388972)

Brown's Farm has also seen steady roach catches. Tip, waggler and pole have all been used with success.

Across Springside, carp to 12lb came up on the method feeder when offered smaller bandums and wafters.

At Bear Lake, the carp have also fed well.

When the tip has been used, carp to 9lb have developed a liking to the bright small scaled down baits, mini boillies, wafters and bandum.

Quality roach to 12oz have fed well when they've been targeted.

Waggler and pole have been the preferred method when searching for the silvers, when presented with a maggot or caster as a hookbait.

A number of carp to 17lb 7oz have been reported at Shepards Lake, where method feeder has the most rewarding outcome.

Smaller carp have also made an appearance around the lake.

Roach and rudd have fed when targeted on the short pole, whip and waggler when offered bread punch, pinkie, maggot and caster.


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