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Night fishing permits required

Sudbury and Long Melford District Angling Club members are reminded that to night fish at Rushbrook Lake, Kettlebaston or Joe’s Road Fishery a separate night permit must be purchased in addition to the normal club card.

Club cards are available from Just Fishin or direct from the club secretary.

There is a two-rod limit at Joe’s Road Fishery until September 30, while three rods can be used during the winter months.

Most fish can be caught at close range so distant casting is not necessary.

Guest tickets are no longer available. Day tickets will be available when the river season opens in June and are for the river shown only.

Anglers are also reminded there is no free fishing on Friars Meadow, and has not been for many years since the meadow was sold to become a sports ground.

Anglers will need a passport photo for club cards or for the Sudbury Common Lands’ permit, which is available to Sudbury residents only.

Those who do not live in the Sudbury town area but wish to fish the Common Lands, must either purchase a season permit or day permit for Sudbury and Long Melford District Angling Club.

n Just Fishin Angling Association went to Trevs Lake on Sunday and with only 14 anglers on a lake that has 30 odd pegs high weights were expected but the fish thought otherwise.

Roger Mansfirld was clear winner with 58lb and second was Tim Cant with 32lb.

Trevor Fairless a well known pellet waggler expert used his skill to winkle out a few carp for third place with 20lb and Martin Ockwell was just behind in fourth place with 19lb 11oz.

n After two weekends of intensive work on Colne Angling Society club waters, a big thank you goes to the members who attended and helped with a special mention to the owner of Pebmarsh Lake Jonathan Nott, who both provided and operated machinery to enable the heavier work to be carried out, clearing ditches and improving the pathway around the lake.

Maintenance was also carried out to several swims including a disabled swim, and overhanging trees were cut back and the toilet was painted as well as at Domsey Reservoir in Feering.

In excess of 3000 bream up to a pound in weight were released there a few weeks ago and these are already starting to show up.

A reminder that the new club cards are available for the new season which started at the beginning of April, and further information is available on the club website or on the club’s Facebook page.

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