With this week’s weather being the coldest of the winter so far, many would predict typically tough winter fishing conditions. However, results from the latest round of the annual NAFA Winter League showed how local fishing has excelled despite a much anticipated recent cold-snap. NAFA’s Wheel Pond produced the top weights on the day, with Jack Palmer emerging victorious, netting fourteen carp and two tench for a total weight of 66lb. Second was Sam Powell with 58lb - including one fish weighing 11lb alone - another hugely impressive weight given the recent cold weather conditions. Jamie Pearce and Gary Webber completed the top four weights on the day, weighing 56lb and 50lb respectively, consisting of carp mainly caught on maggots fishing in the margins. With further weights of 26lb, 17lb and 10lb caught from Wheel on the day, it is fair to say that this was a hugely impressive return for a small club water, especially given such rapidly declining air temperatures in recent weeks. Wapperwell pond was won by Mark Newman on the day with just shy of 10lb of small carp and skimmers, with Mike Mudge placing second with 6lb. With such an impressive string of weights caught from NAFA’s waters on the day, things are well and truly looking up for the club and its members as we approach the increasingly warm spring months

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