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The Bury St Edmunds Angling Association's lake at Barrow continues to fish well for pleasure anglers. Travelling companions Micky Pearce and Johnny Barnet tried pegs 6 and 7 on one of those very hot cloud free days we have experienced recently and the dynamic duo both had impressive, although very different, catches.

Chris Boughton

Angling in West Suffolk

By Chris Boughton

The Bury St Edmunds Angling Association's lake at Barrow continues to fish well for pleasure anglers. Travelling companions Micky Pearce and Johnny Barnet tried pegs 6 and 7 on one of those very hot cloud free days we have experienced recently and the dynamic duo both had impressive, although very different, catches. Micky set his stall out for the lake's crucians, fishing trout pellet and in 5 hours caught 30lb of fish. Johnny decided to fish castor up in the water for roach and rudd and had an equally impressive 28lb of fish.


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Crucians are also showing well at Hinderclay's Spring Lake with a catch of 65lbs in a six-hour session taken last week from peg 21a.

Johnny Barnet also won the latest St Edmundbury Angling Club match fished at Cable Pond in Clare on another bright, sunny, warm day. But on this occasion the fish were spawning and consequently weights were low with 7lb 10oz of skimmers, roach and perch, enough to easily secure him first place. Jem Lamb took second place with 6lb 8oz of mainly roach, followed by Damian Webber with 5lb 12oz which included a 5lb carp.

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Matches at Cross Drove fishery near Hockwold are usually dominated by carp but unusually in last Wednesday's match the winner, Stuart Bracey, included 46lb of bream in his winning weight of 70lbs. Stuart drew peg 67 and caught most of his fish against the island on pellet and sweetcorn. Second was Tony Watling from peg 50 with 32lbs 15ozs and in third place on peg 18 with 29lbs 12ozs was Neil Adcock. Cross Drove hold open matches every Wednesday and most weekends, with four times world match fishing champion Bob Nudd regularly taking part. To book for matches or to check availability for day tickets call 01842 828102.

Bury St Edmunds Angling Association junior Ryan Newton's dad sent in a photograph this week of a 16lb 8oz mirror carp that Ryan caught at Water Lane Reservoir recently. Fourteen-year- old Ryan used luncheon meat tipped with sweetcorn to secure his catch. The Association is hoping to launch a series of junior teach-ins soon and would like to gauge the level of interest. The parent or guardian of the junior angler should email buryaa@live.co.uk or leave their contact details at Tackle Up. No commitment required just an expression of interest at this stage and further information will also be available on the association's website.

If you would like your local angling stories, photographs or match results included in this article then please email them to: westsuffolkangling@live.co.uk

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