Licences must be renewed for coming season

Reminders from the Environment Agency to renew fishing licences for the coming season are being delivered through anglers’ letter boxes, writes angling correspondent Roger Fleming.

To be caught fishing without a licence can attract a heavy fine.

Licences for 2013/14 can be renewed at post offices, by telephone or via the internet.

Most fishing club and association permits are now available at tackle shops, other outlets or by post.

Colnes Angling Club permits are remaining the same as last season, as is the London Angling Association’s.

To renew LAA new season permits ring their London headquarters on 02085 207477.

The London AA has long stretches of river in our region such as the Stour, Cam, the Great and Little Ouse plus outside our area, the Thames and Hampshire Avon.

They also have a number of lakes near to this area, such as three at Glemsford and one at Bures plus a new venue, Stollies Lake, near Epping. Day tickets are not available on LAA venues.

Sudbury and Melford District Angling Club and Colchester Angling Preservation Society permits have been available in tackle shops for a few weeks now and I understand Halstead and Hedingham club cards will be available from April 1 with some new waters at Great Yeldham.

The Watersiders and Paxmans new season permits are renewable through their club secretaries.

n With the last day of the river season being March 14, I can only say it’s been very disappointing since Christmas.

Watersiders Angling Club now have some vacancies. They have three well-maintained lakes, two of them at Assington. Contact 01206 303806 for details.