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Mick Whitton is clearly not impressed with my knotcraft. As I attempt to tether our 44ft motor cruiser “Royale Light” to the dock for the first time, he watches disparagingly and then mutters in his thick Norfolk burr: “If you tie your mooring rope lik…

E-news 23rd February 2016 – Brandon Lewis MP

Dear Resident I hope everyone had a relaxing and fun half term. I have been out campaigning in Fleggburgh and Hemsby for the forthcoming Borough Council and Police and Crime Commissioner elections in May. I also held surgeries for constituents to come and talk to me in my office in Great Yarmouth, at The Lion Inn in Thurne and at Fisherman s Return in Winterton.

They were all well attended and it was great to see so many residents on what was a particularly chilly day! If you d like me to hold a surgery at a venue near you, be it pub, village hall or local shop, please do get in touch at [email protected] 1 I am absolutely delighted that the Football Foundation has awarded Flegg High School funding for the first rural community football hub in the country. It s a real credit to everyone at the school who has worked so hard in putting the bid together and I m really pleased that the foundation have agreed to support this worthwhile project.

The creation of a state of the art community sports resource will allow up to 75 Norfolk football clubs to use the facility, encouraging a healthy lifestyle and providing local access for rural communities. I m continually fascinated by our local history, and am thrilled that the medieval wall in Great Yarmouth is being preserved by the Great Yarmouth Preservation Trust. Great Yarmouth has the second best preserved medieval town wall in England, after York, and I am delighted that work is being undertaken to preserve this important part of our town s heritage.

Keith Simpson, MP for Broadlands, and I have written to Highways England demanding that they bring forward their timetable for safety works on the Acle Straight. We ve asked that they look at moving the ditches from the sides of the road as a matter or priority, so that when there is an accident on the stretch of road, the cars have a safe run off area. We will continue to push hard for this to ensure the safety of our residents.

My work in Parliament: My Housing and Planning Bill is getting ever closer to becoming law. During a debate in Parliament, I spoke about the fact that this Government have built more social housing in the past few years than was built in the entire 13 years of the last Labour Government, when we inherited a housing market on its knees.

86% of people want to own their own home and the Government will support them to do so. That is why we are embarking on the largest Government house building programme for some 40 years, with the aim to build a million homes by 2020 and to help hundreds of thousands of people to take their first steps on the property ladder.

We have also introduced starter homes, which will be affordable homes sold to first time buyers at at least a 20% discount, and the help to buy ISA, where the Government will top up savings for a new home by 25%, up to a maximum of 3,000. A link to my speech is here 2 . The Prime Minister has asked me to take forward the changes in Sunday Trading legislation, which allow local communities to make the decision as to whether shops in their area can open for longer on a Sunday, gives choice to shoppers and protects the rights of workers who don t wish to work on a Sunday for religious or family reasons.

I wrote an article on this for the Sunday Telegraph outlining why I believe these changes are require, which you can read here 3 .

Best wishes, Brandon Lewis MP References ^ [email protected] ( ^ here ( ^ here (

Where to fish on the Norfolk Broads – Wroxham Angling, Guns and …

Blickling Lake This is a 20 acre estate lake set in the grounds of Blickling Hall, with an average depth of 5 to 6 ft increasing to 10 ft at the dam wall. The most popular pegs are on the dam where most anglers target the shoals of big bream in the summer months and the pike fisherman target the pike in the deeper water over the winter months. No pike fishing is allowed before 1st October.

The lake gave up a 34lb in 2000. There are carp to over 30lb, tench to 8lb and the bream run in to double figures. There are dedicated disabled swims No night fishing Day tickets on the bank Contact Mr.

Cooper on 01263 734188 Chapel Road Lakes, Roughton The enlarged lake is now 2.5 acres, with 3 to 6 ft of water. It has a very good head of carp to 18lb, with a good head of roach, perch, tench and a few barbel. Day tickets on the bank 5 to 6.

Night tickets 10 to 12 Tickets Can Be Purchased From Any Angling Direct Store And On The Bank Gimingham Lakes Here there are three lakes. The large lake has two islands, is from 4 to 10ft deep, and is set in 3.5 acres. This lake has an amazing head of tench and a good head of carp with lots weighing in at 20lb plus.

The smaller two lakes are about 1 acre each with a good head of mixed silver fish, smaller tench and a few carp. Day tickets on the bank from the bailiff No night fishing Holly Farm South Walsham Holly Farm has two lakes of around 3/4 of an acre, with very heavy stocks of small (2lb to 4lb) carp, with other fish up to 15lb. It has a good mixed head in the top lake with carp, tench, roach, rudd, bream and even goldfish.

This is a great venue to take a youngster, or just to catch lots of fish from. Day tickets on the bank No night fishing Stanning Hall Stanning Hall has three lakes; the first of which is the carp lake with fish to 26lb. It is a syndicate lake on weekends and day ticket on week days.

The middle lake is the day / match lake. This unusual shaped lake is feature packed and newly stocked with fish up to 18lb. It holds lots of carp and a good head of tench to double figures.

There are also pike to 20lb and lots of silver fish. The back lake is stocked with carp, tench and pike. Day tickets on the bank Contact Kevin on 01603 737426 Booton Clay Pit This is a triangular wooded pit of around 3.5 to 4 acres, and is feature packed with deep water and shallow bars.

It holds a very good head of Mirror carp to over 30lb, a good head of roach, lots of tench and a few very big bream, with pike to over 25lb. Day tickets on the bank Night fishing is available Catch 22 Catch 22 has two lakes full of common Mirror and Leather carp. The larger lake is about 20 acres with carp to 40lbs and many over 20 lb.

The bream go to about 14lb, tench to 10lb and pike to over 35lb. The smaller lake is about 4.5 acres with depth to 12 feet and is syndicate. Martham Pits Martham pits a super tench fishery next to the River Thurne.

It is a complex of small pits which are reed lined with big weed beds, and depths from 4 to 10ft of clear water. There is a very good head of tench from 2.5 to 6lb with a few very big ones. There are good numbers of roach, Crucian carp, rudd, pike and carp to double figures.

Fishing On The Ant In The Spring/Summer The Ant In the summer the fish move on to all parts of the River. The ant mouth has a good head of bream to 8lb which respond well to feeder tactics. Worm, maggot and corn are the best bait fish with a 14 or 16 hook to a 44g open end feeder with a river or bream ground bait.

Ant mouth to How Hill has a good head of bream and roach, the roach respond well to maggot and the bigger fish coming to caster fished on a 18 hook or two maggots on a 14 or 16 the stick float or pole working best. How Hill to Irstead Stave, the stave has always been a hot spot for bream on a night time as Barton Broad narrows down to the narrow river funnelling all the fish past you. Fish at night on feeder with worm and maggot to get the best results.

Barton Broad Turkey Broad has a good head of fish mainly Roach and Rudd. Neatishead can be good for Roach and Perch but only on a evening as in day time this is a turning basin and very busy. Barton broad the rest of the broad has a very good head of Rudd round the margins with good Roach and Bream in deeper water, fish on the waggler with 3lb line to a 16 hook with maggot and castor for some good sport.

The drop off between the posts holds pike waiting for fish to pass over them from the shallow water, lures which work down to 4 to 6 feet fished from shallow to deep water working well. Up stream to Wayford has lots of small spots to fish with roach and pike taking shelter under the trees which line the River. Wayford to Dilham is the same but the narrowness of the river makes it hard to fish in day time.

Sutton Broad is a lovely place to fish in late June there is a lot of swallow tail butterfly s working the reeds. There is a good head of fish with some good bream on the broad. Pikeing to be had on surface lures round the margins or on wobbled dead baits like smelt or roach.

Fishing On The Bure To The Thurne Mouth Spring/Summer This has some of the best day time fishing on the river as it has colour all of the time. Fish on the feeder to catch bream chopped worm works well or on the stick float with maggot or castor or hemp and tares to catch the roach. South walsham broad has some of the biggest bream with fish to double figures possible best fished at night with a big bait like worm or corn fished over a big bed of bread crumb ground bait.

Ranworth fish as S.walsham a good spot for bream at night especially when the fish move from Ranworth broad on to the river to feed after dark. Horning the river has a lot of species with the river turning up some nice tench to 12lb after dark it has a good head of bream which feed day or night and lots of roach. The entrance to the dykes hold a good number of pike at this time of the year waiting for the smaller to come out of the dykes to feed on the river at night.

Salhouse this is one of the best spots on the river to catch a carp with fish to 35lb most caught by accident by bream anglers fishing at night over big beds of bread crumb and pellets it has a good head of roach and a very good head of Perch with most fish over 1,5lb up to 3.5lb best fished on lob worm or small live bait. Fish a size 4 or 6 hook to 6lb line and a small bob float. Wroxham with all of the people feeding the ducks bread it is a good spot for roach and bream and as most of the cottages have fishermen all season who put ground bait in it atracks a lot of fish with some good tench at night with all of the small fish it holds a good head of pike try a lure to catch them as they have learned to catch the small fish as they are put back.

Colitishall the common has the biggest perch on the river with fish over 5lb Lob worm or small lives are the best baits to catch them. The mill pool fishes well in the summer months as the water is well oxygenated with some good trout to 4lb a nice change. Fishing On The Ant Autumn/Winter River Ant This time of the year the roach and bream are moving off the tidal stretches to there winter holding grounds in the dykes and boat yards.

On the river Ant they move above Barton Broad in to Neastishead dyke which is free fishing, this can be a bit cramped as it is limited in space. Maggot is the main bait for the roach & bream with castor picking up the bigger fish also worm can pick up some very big perch to over 3lb from right under your feet as they hold round your keepnet. This spot can hold some nice pike as their is lots of food fish to hold them.

Barton Stave is a good spot to try for some nice size pike, it is free fishing and holds a good number of fish, fishing from the bank a dead bait fished at distance is the best tactic as most of the fish are laying up after feeding in the private yards so they are not at there hungriest, a static bait is best to tempt them. Dilham Stave by the bridge is another free spot right at the top so the fish can t get any further, this makes a great spot shelted in a cut where you miss the worst of the weather. this spot is best fished on maggot & castor for the silver fish.

Worm or small live baits work best for the perch, fish 6lb line to a size 4 or 6 hook and a small bob float, do not use a wire trace for perch as they do not take very well on wire . Don t worry about pike on this rig as they can shake a small hook in a couple of days. This is a good spot for pike, best fished on live bait as most are here on a feeding spell and will drop back down when they have fed.

Stalham, the best free spot is the coal yard at the back of the Richardson boat yard with parking at the side of the water, a nice change, best fished the same as Dilham Ground bait on the Ant at this time of the year is a good holding tactic as the water is some times clear ,the best is a dark lake type with a high hemp content to make it active or you can add a bit of crushed hemp to make it active. Bure down to Thurne mouth In October the fish start to move up stream to Horning and Wroxham to avoid the salt tides. Horning fishes well in early autumn on the main river, stick float with maggot, castor or hemp and tares the top bait for the roach.

The bream respond best on the ground bait feeder with corn or pellet mixed in on a night time, heavy baiting will help to hold them so a large bag is possible with the odd big tench possible, as it get colder the fish go in to the boat yards. Salhouse the island is the top spot. fishing on to the main river, it hold all sorts .

Big Perch round your feet, big bream on a night time with some very big river Carp to over 30lb Top bait is lob worm or small live bait for perch. Maggot & Castor for roach with worm or corn on night time for the bream. Wroxham with all of it s boat yards it is a haven for silver fish seeking shelter from the salt and cold water in the main river as the yards hold a more even temperature.

Fishing between the two bridges can be very good when the water is coloured with big roach, bream some very big perch being the main species with a few big tench showing after dark. All the bread being fed to the ducks attracts a lot of small fish which attracts the pike and perch. Live bait and worms work well for the perch with deads working best for the bigger pike Belaugh is another good spot for some autumn sport with some good roach and bream fishing to be had, this spot holds some fun pikeing with a lot of small fish and a few big female pike after Christmas Coltishall has a nice stretch of bank which is easily accessible and can have some nice autumn sport.

By the pubs is the home for some of the biggest perch on the river with fish to over 5lb caught this year.

Horstead Mill is a lovely pool with a lot of different species and some big brown trout to 4lb a possibility.

Go with the ebb and flow « Shropshire Star

Today most of us live in a world that is fast changing in all ways and we rush from here to there to get to work, do the shopping, take the children to school and even walk the dog. All around us life is whirling and twirling very fast. Even if we don t have to rush anywhere, we do because that s what we are used to.

Even when we go on holiday the temptation is to take things at speed to see and experience as much as we can in our limited time away. No wonder so many people suffer from high blood pressure! That is why it s nice to go somewhere where you can t rush, where you have to slow right, right down and just go with the easy flow of life.

And the perfect spot to do that is cruising along the Norfolk Broads where the speed limit is between four and six miles per hour. Break the limit and not only will the water police smack a hefty fine on you but if you manage to avoid the law, fellow cruisers will probably tell on you. Because the Broads are a place to slowly drift, enjoying the wildlife all around, stopping off at pretty pubs for lunch and visiting historic villages.

The Norfolk Broads are a series of rivers and broads (lakes) covering 303 square kilometres, most of this is in the county of Norfolk, and just over 200 square kilometres of these waterways are navigable, covering seven rivers and 63 broads. The depth of these waterways is usually less than four metres deep. Thirteen of the broads are completely navigable whilst three others have channels open to navigation running through them.

The Broads range from small ponds through the large areas such as Hickling, Barton and Breydon. The majority are located in the northern half of Broadland which encompass the Rivers, Bure, Ant and Thurne. Central and southern parts of Broadland encompass the Rivers Waveney, Yare and Chet, however all the waterways are tidal.

The effect of the tide decreases with distance, and further away, upstream areas from Barton Broad are almost non tidal. The Broads have always been a boating destination, starting back in 1878 and an area I ve always want to take a trip on. My chance came with Herbert Woods, one of the boating holiday pioneers which started in 1926, and whose yard is at Potter Heigham.

The company specialises in boating and cottage holidays. Each of its cruisers and cottages are beautifully maintained and fully-equipped to ensure that customers have a comfortable and stress-free stay. And that I certainly did on a four-day break in a Tranquil Light cruiser.

There are three double en suite cabins and you can fit another two people in the spacious lounge area where benches convert to a bed. It s from a raised chair in the lounge that you steer the boat and on fine days you can winch the roof back to the kitchen area to get even better views of the beautiful countryside and get a tan. There s a fitted kitchen area with a full size oven, hob and fridge along with a microwave and plenty of kitchenware should you wish to cater rather than try out the local food along the way.

Don t worry if you are a novice as staff explain the controls and safety equipment and offer their expert advice. You can feel rest-assured, as each boat comes with a comprehensive Skippers Guide containing the vital information for a relaxing and safe holiday plus, should you experience any difficulty on the water, Herbert Woods offer a 24-hour emergency assistance service. Its team of experienced marine engineers are only a phone call away and are always more than happy to come out and assist customers with problems.

Thankfully we didn t need to do that! It s difficult at first to slow down quite as much as you have to on the Broads but my oh my, your troubles and stresses quickly disappear as you wander the waterways, more than 125 miles of them, taking in the beautiful scenery in an area with some of the UK s driest weather. At first we were determined to see as much as we could but soon realised that we didn t actually have to.

It wasn t compulsory. There are many spots to aim for and we made four overnight stops enjoying a takeaway delivered to our mooring one evening (the boat has a leaflet of places with phone numbers that will deliver to you), two lovely bar meals and one simply marvellous meal at The Bure River Cottage Restaurant in Horning. We tied up and took a short taxi ride to this highly recommended restaurant where the three of us on the trip were ecstatic about service, ambiance and the divine food.

Go to the area if for no other reason than to eat here. Travel facts Hire charge for a four-night break in spring was 509. There s a 45 damage waiver to pay in addition and a surcharge of 125 for fuel on larger boats such as the Tranquil Light.

When the boat is returned, the tank is checked and a refund is issued for any unused fuel.

Address: Bridge Road, Potter Heigham, Great Yarmouth, NR29 5JF Call 0800 144 4472 Visit 1 or Twitter @HerbertWoods For more stories like this, visit our entertainment, lifestyle and events website 2 References ^ ( ^ For more stories like this, visit our entertainment, lifestyle and events website (