May 25 2013 Latest news:
Thursday, May 9, some of you will remember as a day of extraordinarily high winds for the time of the year.
So near but yet so far. That was the disappointing lot of Norfolk anglers at the Barford Fish O’ Mania qualifier where two top local matchmen came within sight of making the last 16 battle for the mega match prize of £30,000.
A lot of us still can’t quite get our May fishing right. Most of my pals are still moaning that the tench won’t come out to play on the bigger waters. The odd colossal carp is playing ball but it seems that many of the other fish are still coy. Until fish speak, we’ll never know but I’ve still got a feeling that this stop start spring is being hampered by the frequent, snipey, north and north-easterly winds that we are not enjoying.
Angling must reach out to non-fishing families and emphasise the benefits and pleasures of connecting with nature if the sport is to survive in its present form.