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PUBLISHED: 16:47 08 April 2010 | UPDATED: 17:21 30 June 2010

Angling by Roy Webster



GREAT Yarmouth match angler Dave Docwra won the latest open event at the Burgh Castle fishery.

The former Yarmouth national team man reeled in a mixed bag of 22lb 10oz.

Angling by Roy Webster

GREAT Yarmouth match angler Dave Docwra won the latest open event at the Burgh Castle fishery.

The former Yarmouth national team man reeled in a mixed bag of 22lb 10oz.

Docwra's approach nowadays to his favourite sport is one of admirable stoicism, even though his ability to carry the tackle along the banks is hampered by his incapacity.

“It's not the winnings in cash terms, I just happen to love match fishing and try to perfect techniques to suit all waters,” he explained.

“I'm just as happy to fish with the local club lads as I was back in the 1970s when I was a member of the Yarmouth Dream Team that won every river championship in eastern England against a field of hundreds.

“Alas, those days of big river championships are long gone and will never return because anglers want to fish in small matches on the lakes nowadays.”

Elsewhere, the Martham club angler Stephen Rouse chalked up a 37lb 3oz winner at the Hill Farm, Banham, open event and also made second spot at Mill Farm, Great Ellingham with 85lb 12oz.

Match results. Stalham AC (Barford): D Dearman 32lb 2oz, M Charlewood 29lb 10z, D Hammond 16lb 6oz.

Jolly Boys (Burgh Castle): D Docwra 22lb 10oz, K Barfield 14lb 6oz,J Turner 11lb 5oz.

Sportsmans (Burgh Castle):K Hodgins 15lb 4oz,R Silverwood 14lb 8oz,G Maddison 14lb 4oz.

On the big carp scene, Chris Burman of Caister bagged a 25lb 2oz common from the Lyng Kingfisher Lakes, Iain Long, of Yarmouth, had one of 23lb 4oz from Taverham Lake, while at Hall Farm, Burgh Castle, fishery boss Sandie Riches reports numerous carp into the teens as well as mixed nets for local anglers on the small lake.

Along town beaches, sport has picked up with dogfish, smoothound, school bass and the odd decent spring codling taken during the Easter break.

Freshwater fixtures. Marsh Trail lakes Open Lake A Saturday, April 17. Draw pegs at 9am, fish 10am to 4pm, £15 all in fee. Optional (gold/silver/bronze) pegs now standing over £220. Contact John 01502 586284 or 07766 697873.

Marsh Trail Lakes Open Festival Weekend, Saturday, May 1 and Sunday, May 2, fishing lakes A and C over two days, based on a points scoring system, £40 per head all in fee, 70 per cent payout. Top four place prize money plus daily sections, for booking /details contact John on 07796 697873, Richard 07796 437381 or David 07913 115610.

Fresh Water Marsh Trail Open Lake C results: 1 Peter Dade 26lb 4oz, 2 Dave Forrester 20lb 2oz. Winner section A: Mal Runacres 9lb 5oz, section B: Jamie Turner 11lb 5oz.


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