With the end of the river season imminent, the last day of fishing being March 14, the pike have come on the feed from Long Melford via Sudbury and Bures to Nayland, writes Free Press angling correspondent Roger Fleming.
More than one fish of 16lb and a number of other doubles to 12lb have been seen, along with fish of six to eight lbs having being taken on dead baits with smelt being the best, laid on under a float. Just Fishin in Sudbury and Stour Valley Tackle in Halstead have plenty of smelt in stock.
There is good news for members of Sudbury and Long Melford Angling Club, having taken over the running of the popular Joe’s Road syndicate lake off the Sudbury to Colchester road with immediate effect.
This lake holds quality carp, bream, perch and tench with many roach to be had.
The club’s stretches of the River Stour have been producing pike around Sudbury at this time as have Colne’s club stretches at Bures.