Keepnet ban at Rushbrook is for fish welfare

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Sudbury and Long Melford District Angling Society members should note there is a keepnet ban at Rushbrook Farm Lake.

This is due to the hot weather and in the interest of fish welfare.

Anglers fishing on club waters are reminded that from the age of 12, a valid rod licence is required and it is a criminal offence to fish without one.

Bailiffs have noted discarded bait tins have been found on the bank at Boxford Pit.

The pike ditch on the common lands is also a litter problem area.

All information on club waters can be found on Facebook.

Club cards and day tickets for the River Stour are available from Just Fishin, and day tickets from Stour Valley Tackle, Halstead.

n Friars and Pecks Meadow were recently dragged by weed cutting boats for the benefit of the rowing club regatta, so anglers can expect some weed-free swims.

A tip for Friars Meadow, not part of the commonlands, is to drag the swim a day or so before fishing and bait up with hemp and groundbait.

Fish with pole, waggler or feeder tactics.

Species to expect are roach, rudd, bream and the odd big tench - any eels caught must be put back. Perch are also readily caught there.