Stuart Timson joined KLAA for the 2011 season and caught his PB zed of 7lb 4oz on the Middle Level on his first trip to the Middle Level.
King's Lynn Secretary Ashley Brown finally got reward from his weekend nights spent on the banks last week, banking this 23lb 12oz specimen.
You will have to guess the venue with the mole hills however!
John Cullom caught this pike out of the Middle Level at St Marys last Saturday and was really chuffed. This is his first double figure pike from this stretch of the drain and as far as he know's, this is the biggest pike caught out of here this season so far. it took him all day though. Cast this out at 0800. Nothing not even a touch, then about 1600, the buzzer just beeped twice, then the free spool went. Ten minutes later she was on the bank. Weight was 15ib.5oz. Fantastic fight and well worth the wait. Caught on a ledgered dead bait roach, on a size 10 wire trace. He was actually after the Zander! After catching this, he's hoping think this will be a good predator season for this year.
He also had some nice skimmers on the feeder and a bream which was just under five pound.
The EA Enforcement team has recently issues tickets to anglers for not following the rules as laid out within the Eastern Region Bye-Laws on the use of multiple rods. Not many people may also realise that there are also constraints on the distance between each rod.
The rule stipulates that no person shall fish with more than four rods and lines at the same time when fishing for coarse fish or eels. When fishing with multiple rods and lines, rods shall be placed such that the distance between the butts of the end rods does not exceed three metres.
KLAA has it's own byelaw which limits the number of rods to 3 on rivers and 2 on enclosed waters, so you have been warned.
Martin Chandler kept quite about the brace of double figure Pike from the seemingly fishless Cut Off at Fordham last month.
Best fish this 22lb specimen caught just after dark. This was the best of 3 fish, with another 14lb 8oz and his son managing a smaller fish to round off a memorable day.
Just goes to show there are fish in the Cut Off after all.
Local brothers Richard and Gary Westoby had some trumendous sport during the latter half the the season on Ten Mile Bank.
Richard's proud moment of that double figure Zed @ 14lb 4oz
Only to be outdone by Gary @ 15lb 9oz
Specimen hunter Garry Mortimer found the action in a hetic 60 minute spell this week on the Old Bedford at Nordelph.
14lb 8oz (sorry about the picture quality)
LATEST SURVEY RESULTS AND PICTURES FROM THE EA TEAM ON THE RELIEF CHANNEL
Paul Wilkanowski and team undertook some Seine netting surveys on the Relief Channel w/c 13th Oct. A welcome surprise to all concerned was the numbers if predatory fish caught including brown trout, Zander and some really specimen perch.
When we receive the detailed results we will place them here. But until then take a look at these pictures. here
IS THE RELIEF CHANNEL FISHERY MAKING A COME BACK ??
The Great Ouse Relief Channel in Norfolk appears to be making a comeback. This man made flood relief channel was a prolific fishery in the 1970’s when anglers would travel from around the country to both pleasure and match fish.
However, the fishery declined in the early 1980’s following changes to the flow regime and has never fully recovered. In April this year the EA undertook major modifications at Denver Sluice which has resulted in reducing high flows on the Relief Channel and further work should be completed in mid November 2008.
In early October the EA Fisheries team were contacted by Kings Lynn Angling Association who control the fishing. The club reported sightings of large numbers of fish around Denver Sluice. A subsequent netting survey produced an amazing haul of specimen fish. There were nine perch recorded over 3lb, the largest weighing 3lb 14oz. Five good sized zander up to 7lb 6oz and three sea trout running upstream to spawn, the largest weighing 10lb 2oz.
The large perch and zander were feeding on huge shoals of roach and bream fry which are currently prolific in the Relief Channel. The reduction in high flows will improve the survival potential of many fry which would previously have been flushed out into the tidal estuary and perished.
The EA Fisheries team were first aware of a possible improvement in early August when large numbers of small fish were recorded during a hydroacoustics survey undertaken between Denver and Kings Lynn. The highest densities were seen at Downham Market, Magdelene and Saddlebow Bridges.
Paul Wilkanowski Envrioment Agency 22/10/08