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Well after getting over last weekends shock of being soundly beaten guiding by my “adorable” son! I managed to recover some form of self esteem with a few quality Pike for clients this week.

The weather has been pretty fair with an odd sunny day, a few cloudy days but mainly dry so thats been a result in itself, anyway great to see all of your guys this week Pike fishing up here with us and a few pictures of some cracking Norfolk Broads Pike from the last week are below.

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Supposed it had to happen eventually and it just shows that the boys actually listens..lol

Clive guided old friend and client Geoff to a couple of superb Pike recently and despite the high river levels managed to find several fish for him, pictured below are a couple showing the grinning Geoff H and you just know that Clive, my son, is grinning even more don’t you.

Geoff with a lovely marked fish which shows up despite the somewhat dodgy photo!

Geoff with a lovely marked fish which shows up despite the somewhat dodgy photo!

Geoff with a stunner caught with Clive from the Predator People.

Geoff with a stunner caught with Clive from the Predator People.

Yep, the Broadland area has seen yet another spell of wet and windy weather which is tending to become more of a pain, rivers are still holding up very well and although not the easiest Pike fishing I’ve seen this season there are some good hauls of fish and some nice specimens coming out, few pics of recent client catches below.

Great to see this youngster with a few fish on his trip up here with his father, looks like he's going to make a great angler in the future.

Great to see this youngster with a few fish on his trip up here with his father, looks like he’s going to make a great angler in the future.

Rob with another fine Norfolk Broads specimen Pike caught on one of the few pleasant weather days of late.

Rob with another fine Norfolk Broads specimen Pike caught on one of the few pleasant weather days of late.

Rob with a stunning Autumn Broads Pike

Rob with a stunning Autumn Broads Pike

Vacancy

OK so wife's getting fed up with dirty, wet smelly clothes being dried in front of the log burner so hence this vacancy...lol sure she was only joking but just incase.....

OK so wife’s getting fed up with dirty, wet smelly clothes being dried in front of the log burner so hence this vacancy…lol
sure she was only joking but just in case…..

So with the unsettled weather arriving its not been the most pleasant of starts to November 2015, this week saw some good weather on Tuesday and Thursday and wet for all other days with Wednesday & Friday being particularly unpleasant out there, just ask Nigel & Paul if you need confirmation of this!

Fishings still needs to pick up a bit and hopefully with river temperatures slowly dropping and the weed disappearing fast in most river systems things should slowly start to improve again, although the heavy rain this week including today might just delay this slightly.

Couple of pics attached of Paul Williams with some nice Norfolk Pike.

Paul with a nice Norfolk Pike caught on a very trying day.

Paul with a nice Norfolk Pike caught on a very trying day.

Stormy day ahead with only a brief glimpse of the sun, but it was there as this picture shows.

Stormy day ahead with only a brief glimpse of the sun, but it was there as this picture shows.

Paul with another nice Norfolk Pike caught on a brief dry interlude on an otherwise very wet day.

Paul with another nice Norfolk Pike caught on a brief dry interlude on an otherwise very wet day.

Me Yesterday

After a cracking days fishing on Tuesday in the sun, yesterday saw the return of the rain and tough fishing, think Nigel and myself were both doing this!

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I’m sure by now you’ve all heard about the salt water incursion last Tuesday into the fragile environment of the Norfolk Broads, whilst this is just nature doing what nature does! That said it is a very sad sight to see fish that have succumbed to the salt (estimated to be 25,000) floating in boat dykes and lagoons, its been happening since the Broads were formed and probably will continue unless a tidal barrier is built at Great Yarmouth – and lets be honest thats never going to happen is it!!

The following is taken from the Eastern Daily Press’s report of this:

“Environment Agency (EA) staff mounted a rescue mission in Potter Heigham today and, while they were able to save hundreds of fish with the help of local anglers, hundreds more have died.

A spokesman for the EA said: “We were alerted to a number of fish in distress in the River Thurne at Potter Heigham this morning.

“Increased salinity in the water due to the high tides yesterday caused the fish to become distressed.

“The fish barrier into the Herbert Woods Boatyard was raised on Wednesday as a preventative measure before the high tides, providing a safe haven for thousands of fish. However, some fish remained outside this barrier.

 

“With the help of local anglers, Environment Agency staff rescued hundreds more fish this morning and returned them to the safety of the boatyard.”

In 2007, thousands of fish in the river Yare died when November storms drove the sea tides higher than normal up the river. It was described as one of worst incidents of fish deaths from natural causes in the Norfolk Broads in the last 15 years.

The Thurne barrier in Potter Heigham means hundreds of thousands of fish can be protected.

If anyone see signs of fish in distress, they are asked to call the Environment Agency hotline on 0800 807060″

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