NACA Bawburgh Lakes Open Day - Sunday 7th June


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Hi all, this may be of some interest to any of you who live in the Norfolk area.

The Norfolk Anglers Conservation Association (NACA) is holding its annual open day event at the renowned Bawburgh Lakes Fishery just outside Norwich on Sunday 7th June 2009 between 10:00am and 4:30pm. Entry, coaching and demonstrations are free, with plenty of parking for the public to enjoy watching and meeting experienced anglers, fish with qualified angling coaches and watch many demonstrations.

All juniors must be accompanied by an adult.

The Environment Agency will be the main sponsor of the event.

Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead, and not allowed to foul the fishery.

Demonstrations will be ongoing and include:

•Pike handling/ welfare and lure fishing/ trace making in conjunction with members of the Pike Anglers of Great Britain (PAC), NACA and Norwich Pike Anglers Club (NPAC)
•Carp fishing, boilie making and rig clinic with Carp Connection
•Feeder fishing with Nick Larkin of Nisa tackle
•Learn to long distance cast with Terry Houseago
•Fly fishing with the Salmon and Trout Association
•Watch the sparks fly with electricity and carbon rods by EDF energy
•Pellet fishing with Paul Cordy of Cordy’s tackle
•Pond dipping and guided bird watching

Displays to help promote the following:

•Norfolk Anglers Conservation Association
•Norfolk Wildlife Trust
•Environment Agency
•Les Webber MBE of Angling Projects

Coaching Sessions

There will be an emphasis on newcomers, young and lapsed anglers, who will be able to fish with the ADB and PAA qualified coaches that will be set up on Bawburgh, Finger and Semons Lakes to provide instruction. There is no age limit and no fishing tackle or bait is needed, fishing licences to cover anyone fishing on the day are also supplied.

Bait for the coaches will be sponsored by Angling Direct and Sensas.

Bring a picnic or just come for a walk in the surrounds of this beautiful Conservation site, managed by NACA. Food and refreshments can be purchased from the barbecue which will be served throughout the day.

Access to the event is in New Road between Bawburgh Village and Bowthorpe, approximately 4 miles west of Norwich. Turn off from A47 bypass on to the B1108 Watton Road signed ‘Colney and N&N Hospital’ then head towards Watton, taking the first right down Stocks Hill to Bawburgh Village. New Road is immediate right turn after the bridge; follow the road back under the A47 with the Fishery entrance a further 100 yards on the right.

From Bowthorpe, New Road turn is directly off the perimeter Chapel Break Road.

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For updated information please visit NACA website or contact NACA Publicity Officer Chris Smith on 07826 811036.