Angling team fishing for more success

TOP town team Browning/Pownalls are striving to win their second important angling champion-ship this year.With the Norwich and District AA Broads title already under their belts, the Yarmouth Regent Road-based outfit are in the running for the Suffolk Teams of Five crown after winning the fourth round of the tournament on the River Yare, writes Roy Webster.

TOP town team Browning/Pownalls are striving to win their second important angling champion-ship this year.

With the Norwich and District AA Broads title already under their belts, the Yarmouth Regent Road-based outfit are in the running for the Suffolk Teams of Five crown after winning the fourth round of the tournament on the River Yare, writes Roy Webster.

Nick Larkin got the squad off to a great start with a top individual catch of the day, scaling 28lb 7oz, consisting of roach and bream. The other four anglers in the squad lined up on the Beachamp Arms match length came though with quality section point scores, the quintet to end the day on 14 penalty points, while league leaders Deben Elite scored 18 trailed by DAD Red and NDAA locked on 26.

The result lifted B/P into second spot in the table, just three points off the leaders, Elite, while the two DAD representatives are nine points off.

Browning team boss Tony Anderson agreed his squad of all-rounders were in with a chance of overtaking Suffolk's favourites in the final two rounds, scheduled for the Suffolk Water Park and West Norfolk's Cross Drove fishery next month.

But he cautiously added: “The Deben squad are a first-class outfit containing anglers of massive experience. However, we possess the calibre to do well on the lakes but it all depends on the draw on each day.”

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He concluded: “Certainly we shall be in there fighting right up to the final whistle. We are still in with a chance and we shall take it if we can.”

Fourth round results. N Larkin (B/P) 28lb 7oz, C Jakubowski (Deben Elite) 27lb 8oz, I Baily (Mulbarton) 26lb 10oz.

Teams: Browning/Pownalls 14 penalty points, Deben Elite 18, DAD Red and NDAA 26. Leading standings: Deben Elite 46 league points, Browning/Pownalls 43, DAD Black and Red, both 35.

Great Yarmouth's Saturday league match on the River Yare produced stunning returns, the winner Steve Kindleysides scaling 52lb 12oz of mainly bream with numerous other catches above the 20lb mark.

Other match results. Browning /Pownalls open (Cobble Acre): C Gladding (Unique) 49lb 10oz, B Burlton (B/P) 28lb 12oz, D Dearman (Stalham) 20lb 5oz. Browning/Pownalls (Topcroft): M Bradford 51lb 15oz, B Burslton 46lb 15oz, A Toogood 44lb 40z. Martham (Colton): K Chaplin 40lb 6oz, P Sparks 27lb 12oz, P Beck 26lb 8oz. Stalham (Colton): R Fruish 39lb 12oz, D Agass 35lb 4oz, L Reeve 30lb 6oz. Sportsmans (Burgh Castle): R Silverwood 24lb 12oz, J Hannant 20lb 13oz, M Bunn 20lb 12oz. Lacons (Barford): J Colman 28lb 8oz, K Barfield 19lb 4oz, C Nicholls 15 10oz.

Local carp enthusiasts struck it rush on the commercial lakes. Geoff Benson hauled out the fish of the week at Taswood - a cracking common scaling 34lb 8oz.

At Swangey Lakes Yarmouth duo Adam Smith and Adam Childhouse netted mirror and common carp on the 22lb mark and there was the usual crop of medium-sized at Hall Farm, Burgh Castle.

Beach anglers have been struggling to bag edible fish but whiting are beginning to appear south of the town with Hopton favoured.

Next month, early autumn codling are expected as well as late autumn bass and the odd Dover sole.

Match fixtures. Burgh Castle open, Bank Holiday Monday, entry 07795 468694.

River Bure charity open for Air Ambulance, Sunday, August 30, 01603 400973.