Colnes Angling Society’s waters have been fishing well, with Boley Road and Pebmarsh Lake both returning good weights.
Pebmarsh Lake has been helped since the introduction of a large quantity of fish from the club’s former water at Hedingham.
At a recent match at Pebmarsh that raised £300 for Cancer Research, more than 340lb weight of fish were caught by the 20 anglers, with event organiser Peter Pound netting a total of 84lb to take first place.
Second was club secretary James Portway with 73lb 6oz and third was Justin Smith with 37lb 8oz, with the organisers hoping to make it an annual event.
Another water that has been producing well is the club’s new water at Domsey Farm, Marks Tey.
This water is centrally located between Braintree, Witham and Colchester and is becoming a popular venue with a lot of bags of fish from 30 to 60lb and the occasional bag of 100lb.
Members are now asked to park in the new car park that has been created at the head of the lake and to no longer park on the track as this needs to be kept clear at all times for access of farm vehicles.
Now the river close season is over the society’s five miles of the River Stour and one-and-a-half miles of the Colne are now open to fish.
However, members who venture out are advised to take some form of cutting equipment as well as their tackle as they may well need to clear the swim they want to fish first.