Along with our regular events this year, we held the first Next Generation Carp Match on the Traditional Lake, (sponsored by NASH) fro the under 18’s, a Ladies Day and additional Fishing Club Dates. We continue to support local charities including Carping for Causes & we have a Christmas Raffle this year in Aid of St. Elizabeth Hospice.
Next Generation Carp Match sponsored by NASH.
We also secured funding with the Angling Trust towards a toilet & shower block with one disabled toilet, which is a great asset to anglers with disabilities, anglers staying for long periods or those bringing children and ladies to stay.
Our Annual NASH Social Event & Match in May was great fun, with 31 keen anglers receiving amazing NASH goodie bags. They fished 24 hours, took part in a quiz & mingled at the Bait & Rig clinics and Burger Van! 10 year old Jake Hughes won the casting competition & NASH awarded great prizes to the winners of the match. 1st prize for overall weight went to Sean Hayman at 89lb 9oz and he also won the biggest fish prize at 33lb 2oz winning alarms and 48 hours at NASH lakes, Royston.
NASH Carp Match and Social 2017
We introduced a new APP for Suffolk Water Park, where anglers can browse the Named Fish Gallery, receive news updates, tips & advice and collect loyalty reward points from fishing. Over 800 anglers have installed the APP on I-Tunes and Google Play, helping them share their catches with us and gaining tips and advice along the way.
The shop continues to grow with new ranges including Wofte, PB Products, new NASH ZT clothing & Navitas Ladies range.
The weekly Burger Van visits have been a great success with Carp anglers with them returning in the Spring 2018.
Pegs 27 and 31 are now both bookable swims on the Big Fish Lake, with peg 31 being introduced as a bookable double swim this
year. This peg is bookable in advance and is really popular with anglers as it is next to the Cafe and close to
the toilets with parking off the road a few metres from the swim.
There’s been lots of beautiful Carp out this year, especially on the Traditional Lake which has grown in popularity of late,
especially for overnight fishing as the reduction in swims has given anglers more water and is perfect for those wanting
a bend in the rod.
The Big Fish Lake has produced well this year, with many named fish gracing the bank along with some new up and coming 30’s. In recent weeks it has been hard, although November saw quite a few out with Russell Brittain landing a 38lb 3oz Mirror & Dean Chetty with “3 Scale” at 36lb 8oz.