New summer league in Kings Lynn

by David Proudfoot

With the success of last year’s Help for Heroes charity final held at Kings Lynn, we have decided to establish a league to be fished over 4 open matches with a maximum of 50 anglers competing for the EAC Estuary Championships title.

4 venues will be used, 2 in Kings Lynn fishing the east and west banks of the Great Ouse one over high water and one over low water, similarly Sutton bridge and the river Nene will see two matches on either side of the banks.

In past years these venues have proved to be very productive with good sized flounders and eels being the main stay of the action, with bags up to 8 lb.+ not uncommon and some of the larger eels exceeding 1.5 lbs. giving us great sport in the normally lean summer months from the East Anglian shoreline. Both venues offer comfortable fishing.

Rite Gear Ltd have again teamed up with East Anglia Championships committee to provide the running and support for this event, the opens will be pre registers only and a maximum of 50 anglers. Full rules and match details will be given to all anglers prior to the first match. Penn Points and SAMF qualifiers for each open.

Venue Information:

This venue can produce very large numbers of eels and flounders, along with bass and the odd sole, fishing is best before low water and on the first of the flood or either side of high water, although fish will be caught at slack water. Steep sloping sides give way to a sandy/muddy bottom with very little snags. Distance casting is not needed at this venue as the fish can be right at the bottom of the slope or further out in the main flow. Be careful when reeling in as the sloping sides can be snaggy and many a fish has been lost while retrieving.

Rigs are generally 3 hook flappers with variations on length and hook size, baits are lugworm, ragworm , maddies and of course peeler crab. On bigger tides the flow is very strong and strong tackle should be used.

The catch and release event is open to any baits and the entry will be restricted to the first 50 anglers who pre-register.

There is a £10 league registration fee which will go to league prize fund and an entry fee of £25 per match

Match 1 = Kings Lynn May – Sun 13th 10am – 3pm HW 12.30

Match 2 = Sutton Bridge June – Sun 17th 10am to 3pm LW 13.05

Match 3 = Kings Lynn July – Sun 15th 9am to 2pm LW 11.45

Match 4 = Sutton Bridge August – Sun 12th 10am to 3pm HW 15.45

There is a 100% prize payout with the overall league placing down to 5th place receiving prizes.

Contact Dene on 01362 668574 or 07786188606

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