Matt Heath with his latest carp.

ANGLING: One of the final sports to remain active after the closure of much of the local sporting network was forced to stand down has also closed.

Action continued this week at both Nar Valley Fisheries and Blackdyke Trout Fly Fishery but Monday’s national lockdown in response to the coronavirus pandemic saw them too close their doors.

Nar Valley hope to open the new coarse fishing season on June 1 as normal. 

Big carp had continued to feed well. Fenn Lake was producing carp in the double figure to high-20lb range until cold northerlies hit over the weekend. 

Lake Geneva was also in good form until the colder weather struck. 

Matt Heath was the man in form, landing the best carp of the week.

A beautiful 38lb 6oz mirror carp graced his net, adding another fish to his impressive season’s total of 30lb-plus carp from The Valley. 

For more information or details for next season, contact Chris Newell, 01553 636507. 

Blackdyke Trout Fly Fishery had announced strict safeguarding plans to allow fishing to continue but had to give in on Monday. 

Fishing at the Feltwell venue had been excellent with buzzer and damsel mania.

Even with a cold, north-easterly wind, fish had been well distributed and responding well with 28 anglers catching 78 fish (13 taken).