Norwich and District Pike Club
STOP PRESS.....The Environmental Agency and Natural England will be giving a combined presentation at our September 5th meeting. They will be talking to us about their work on Hoveton Broad and the tagging on the Bure, including fascinating Sonar camera footage so far unseen. See you at The Angel 8pm.
STOP PRESS....We have just secured yet another new mooring at Ranworth Broad. Its a fabulous spot at "The Granary" NR13 6HY...Please book it with Phil in the normal way.
Onwards & Upwards
STOP PRESS.....This year we are holding the first of our BRING AND BUY sales at our normal meeting on May 9th. So take a look at your unwanted tackle and bring it along to find it a new home....the club will just take a 10% commission so by bringing your gear its a win win situation all round....make yourself some money or grab yourself a bargain and at the same time support your local club....hopefully see you there.
STOP PRESS....We have just secured a mooring at Upton Dyke and at the same time we have purchased yet another 14ft Sea Strike that will fit the bill nicely. This gives you great access to the Bure around the Thurne Mouth area and is a welcome addition to our growing fleet.
STOP PRESS.......Just upgraded one of the Sportsman boats to Aluminium and at the same time secured a 3rd boat at Filby.....onwards and upwards we go.
STOP PRESS.....We have just taken a mooring at Rockland Staithe and installed the 14 Sea Strike back where it belongs. So if you want to fish Rockland Broad or the main river Bure at Brundall or "The Golden Mile" area just give Phil Cotton a call
JASON DAVIES....Our final guest speaker for 2015 was none other than JASON DAVIES. On Monday 7th December at the Angel PH Jason gave us a fascinating insight into his fishing career. Not only fish with sharp teeth either. Jason's obvious ability to succeed in so many strands of our sport was extremely impressive. Plenty of 30lb pike along the way obviously but speciman Perch, Zander, Carp, Tench and Barbel have all fell to his efforts. Even Porbeagle Shark made an appearance with a series of films showing how these magnificent creatures can be tamed on rod and line. I should also make the point that all proceeds were to our Prymnesium Appeal with Jason refusing even expenses for his efforts.
A very interesting man and a great angler. Thanks Jason
STEPHEN HARPER.....The Pike fishing legend that is STEPHEN HARPER was our guest speaker on October 5th. A genuine son of the Broads, Steve has a wealth of experience fishing all over the UK and beyond. In recent years he has produced many of the best Angling books available and as "HARPER FINE ANGLING BOOKS" has set new standards in artwork and production. Steve had a few of his great books for sale and it was a brilliant evening.........
STOP PRESS.....Two more boats have just been introduced. The first is moored at the Kings Head PH Wroxham and the second at the Pleasure Boat Inn at Hickling. So that gives us two boats on both the Bure and the mighty Thurne systems.
To book either just give Phil Cotton a call.
DAVE PUGH..... our last guest speaker of 2014 was the legendary lure angler Dave Pugh. It was a great turnout on a cold night and I know from the members reactions and the number of books Dave sold that this was a very well recieved presentation.
Dave's talk was called "LURE FISHING FOR BAIT ANGLERS" and I for one thought it was excellent and as a keen lure angler myself the amount I picked up from the discussions has certainly opened up possibilities for me in all sorts of ways.
Much of Dave's phenomenal success has been from the rivers Severn and Warwickshire Avon, where since 1989 his results with both Pike and Zander on Lures is the stuff of Legend. For the last 12 years in particular Dave has concentrated almost solely on Lures. Dave's recent book "Lure fishing Presentation and Strategy" has rightly been acclaimed throughout the Pike fishing world. The book is completely experienced based with none of the daft theories often seen in books about Lure Fishing. Dave believes that fishing with lures is not at all complicated, but it takes time and a lot of effort to put everything together, building enough experience to be confident at catching with lures every time you go out. The theme of the talk was to give us a start and talk about how fishing with lures can help predator anglers who normally fish for pike with live and dead baits improve results in their home waters......... A great talk and our thanks to Dave & Seb Sheldon for making it possible.
BROADLAND APPEAL......You must have seen the press releases, so those who wish to support the PAC appeal please send cheques to Brian Birdsall 3 Hough End Crescent Bramley Leeds LS13 4RU, made payable to P.A.C. Broads Appeal, or make a donation through paypal at
firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you for your support. We need to keep the pressure on the governing bodies on the subject of Prymnesium. A series of grants (which have now stopped) enabled us to employ world renowned expert Johaness Hagstrom and his findings highlight the very real danger to the upper Thurne fishery if another major "bloom" occurs. It is now left to us to raise the additional funds necassary to complete this research and save this fantasic water from a potential disaster, effecting fishing and in the broader sense tourism in general. We must act now and any help you can give will be hugely appreciated.
STOP PRESS.....Continuing our policy of upgrading our boats. Oulton Broad is the latest boat to be renewed. Its another 14ft Seastrike Aluminium beauty and its already up, running and available for club members. To book it out just give Phil Cotton a ring.
PAYPAL now available
Due to popular demand, we have introduced paypal to make it even easier for members to join or re-join our club. Simply send your £55 fee to my personal paypal account on email@example.com and mark on your application form "Paid by paypal" and we will do the rest. Please ensure you put your own details with the payment (and not just your "nickname"). So now you have no excuse at all to join the best club in pike fishing and make 2015 the year you really take advantage of some of the best fishing in Britain.
As you know our close season on the broads is from March 14th to June 16th so the majority of boats will not be available. However for those who want to bank a few specimans during this three month period we still have two venues where fishing is still open for business.
Taverham Mill Lakes offer bank fishing for any species on all four lakes (not the river)
Fritton Lake offers you a boat fishing opportunity for those who prefer their fishing from afloat.
Tight Lines for those who like their spring fishing
STEVE RODWELL (RODDERS) was our special guest on March 3rd....and dispite a few technical gremlins Steves attitude to catching big pike shone through and showed why he is one of the most successful pikers in the modern era.
The British Carp & Angling Show was on Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th January at
The Royal Norfolk Show Ground in Norwich.
Once again the club promoted Pike Fishing on the Broads
The NDPC team did a brilliant job again and the club was rightly praised for its efforts.
On Monday December 2nd MARK BARRETT was our guest speaker
Mark is well known to all of us for his all round angling knowledge and experience. He features in weekly and monthly fishing magazines and has a succession of well recieved books.
His presentation was enjoyed by everyone! Not just for his pike fishing exploits but his all round angling experience fishing for Carp, perch,Tench, Zander and Rudd......great night.
STOP PRESS We have just secured pike fishing rights for the Taverham Mill complex in Norwich. Fishing is all the year round and with four lakes and some river access this is a really exciting aquisition. You must book through Phil Cotton as usual and there are a maximum of two anglers at any one time. Members must always carry their NDPC membership card as you may well be asked to produce them. This is a bank fishing opportunity to suit all pike angler on waters that are seldom targeted for pike. The waters have all produced big fish. I for one will be giving it a go when the water cools down a bit. The waters are one mile of the river at Taverham Mill, the three pits that make up Costessey pits 1,2 and 3 known locally as "The Ski Pit" "The Greenhouse Pit" and "Number 3"
STOP PRESS The long awaited "BROADLAND PIKE" DVD...."Catching and Conservation" is now available take a look on youtube
STOP PRESS Exciting news on our boat fishing page, with new boats and new moorings being announced for the coming season. We have installed new boats on Oulton Broad and Fritton lake.
Heres the Boat at Fritton Lake
On Monday January 7th 2013 Neville Fickling was our guest speaker
Neville needed no introduction as suffice to say he has caught more big pike in the UK than any other piker in history. The presentation plotted Neville's fantastic career spanning a few months short of 50 years of catching Pike and a very good turn out witnessed Neville in great form, top bloke, terrific night and very inspiring pictures of massive pike.
On Monday 3rd December the legend that is Dave Horton presented
25 years of piking - The Highlights
A couple of statistics that illustrate why Dave is rated so highly. More than 22 thirty pounders from ten different waters and twenty pound pike from ten different rivers....What a Piker!
The talk was entertaining and inspirational
Thanks Dave for a fantastic night
On Monday 5th November we welcomed Denis Moules
Denis created a night of entertainment, Chronicling a lifetime in the sport
a Fenland angler who has few equals
Thank you Denis we all enjoyed it enormously
A typical Broads scene from our staithe at Ormesby broad
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