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Fish for all seasons at Rocklands

PUBLISHED: 12:01 28 November 2017 | UPDATED: 12:01 28 November 2017

Two fine specimens at Norfolk & Suffolk Flyfishers! Abe Evans with the Jack Frost Shield for biggest fish and Noel King with his trophy for best brownie. Picture: TONY HULL PHOTOGRAPHY

Two fine specimens at Norfolk & Suffolk Flyfishers! Abe Evans with the Jack Frost Shield for biggest fish and Noel King with his trophy for best brownie. Picture: TONY HULL PHOTOGRAPHY

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It’s been a great week here at Rocklands fishery and although the weather has turned pretty wintery, the fish are acting like its spring!

Buzzers and dries have been the order of the day and with fish spread out and feeding all over the lake, it really is quite a nice change for this time of year.

Newcomers Trevor Johnson and Jim Rowland banked an impressive 10 rainbows each on Saturday using small buzzers and dries.

Graham Coles had eight on cdc emergers from the island and Mike Glynn had 10 on lures from the far end of the lake.

The rod average over the last seven days was 5.5.

Crystal clear water means that small naturals have been productive fished on a floating line as fish aren’t too deep at present.

Sinkers will work when coupled with lures in the depths, but try something with a bit of colour on the dull days.

Rocklands has a Christmas competition on Sunday, December 10 – and there are still three spaces remaining for anyone who wants to attend. The cost of entry is £20 and includes a hot lunch. For more information call James on 01953 483971.

Meanwhile, a packed room at the Norfolk & Suffolk Flyfishers annual general meeting heard that the society have enjoyed a very successful season.

There has been a dramatic rise in memberships and a record number of day tickets sold, resulting in more than 3,500 fish being caught and 4,250 restocked.

More than 150 participants have been tempted to attend one of the society’s popular ‘Try the Fly’ sessions – many of those takign part have been youngsters, which augers well for the future of the sport.

Abe Evans of Norwich was awarded The Jack Frost Trophy for the best rainbow – one of 6lb 2oz – and Rackheath’s Noel King took top honours for his 3lb 8oz brownie.

Already laying down a marker for this year’s honours is Gordon Hughes, who hails from Hethersett – he has banked a good brown trout weighing well over 2lb while Norwich-based John Hall bettered that with a magnificent 4lb 7oz blue, both taken from the bottom lake.

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