Hall Walk reopens 10am Wednesday 3rd June.

Please read Chris’ message on Facebook explaining the steps taken to minimise Covid-19 transmission and the resulting new rules. These rules have been incorporated into the associated NUAC booking instructions.

Once you book at Hall Walk via our booking process you are classed as a Hall Walk member for the duration of your visit. Please remember that the NUAC committee have the right to terminate your NUAC membership if you are found to be in breach of fishery rules.

First an update regards situation following the easing of Government Covid-19 restrictions.

  • Shallowbrook is now open for night fishing although NUAC members are still restricted to Snipe Lake.
  • Bridge Inn Fishery is now open and can be booked as per our website instructions (bookings no longer limited to 24 hours).
  • Snetterton Pits have confirmed they will not re-open until 16th June (so please renew your membership if you want to fish here).
  • Hall Walk are still closed while they wait for the fish to finish spawning and prepare the fishery to meet Covid-19 restrictions. Please follow us on Facebook to be notified when this fishery re-opens.

Please note that fisheries have had to reduce the number of pegs available so we cannot guarantee you will be able to fish even when making a booking. We appreciate that arriving at a fishery to find you cannot fish is frustrating but the restrictions fisheries must apply are there for people’s safety.

When fishing please follow fishery rules and please familiarise yourself with the Angling Trust guidance to ensure that you protect yourself and your loved ones. Links to this guidance are now available on the website via each water currently open.

Additional to limiting the waters available to you, this public health emergency has had other impacts on the running of the club. May is usually about our Annual General Meeting (AGM), work at The Grove, and Renewals. Only Renewals are proceeding as normal, and I hope you are optimistic about prospects for our sport; it will help our planning hugely by renewing as soon as you can.

We will take a view around timing of the AGM; access to a venue & getting together is only part of it, and we need other face to face preparation ahead of Public Meetings recommencing.

AGM is a chance to record The Club's thanks to any of the Committee who have decided to relinquish their roles. This year we have three of our Committee stepping down;

  • Dave Shearing relinquishes his roles as Hickling & Snetterton Manager. Dave's the definition of a "proper" fisherman with his enthusiasm for all branches of the sport from boats on the Broads to Match Fishing. He has looked after our Hickling relationship for many years, obtained our past access to AlphaCraft,and more recently River Yare & Snetterton. He's ferreted out more prospects for us to check out than the rest of the Committee put together, and taken Minutes more than a few times as well.
  • Dave Crooks has appeared as "Web Wizard" on our Website for many, many years and was systematic behind the development of the tech behind our on-line presence.
  • Michael Stolworthy, who has managed our relationships with Hall Walk, The Bridge, and The Wensum (having brokered access to this stretch for us this time last year).

Hopefully a proper thank-you can be expressed in the not too-distant future.

Whilst the Club is really healthy, if the Committee changes above imply significant loss, that's very true. Our Committee is thin; more consultancy is being undertaken (and decisions made) by fewer of us; we need capacity to maintain & manage our successful, small club.

So if you feel you could help in keeping our Bookings responsive, help on the ground (The Grove), help in managing Fishery Owner relationships, or help in our administration - either as a Committee Member, or without the commitment of attending our meetings, please contact our Secretary (secretary@nuac.org.uk) or any Committee Member for a chat.

Thank you for your ongoing support & co-operation.

Keep safe,
Jon

Jon Weyer,
Chairman,
chairman@nuac.org.uk

Following the latest Government announcements regards Covid-19 restrictions we will be allowed to travel to a fishery and fish from tomorrow, Wednesday 13th May.

The Government is still mandating social distancing restrictions when people are outside the home and the Angling Trust have provided guidance to clubs and anglers as to what that means when fishing. The committee have reviewed this guidance and information supplied by our partner fisheries and can confirm that from tomorrow Snipe Lake at Shallowbrook will be open to NUAC members.

To help Shallowbrook manage numbers and maintain social distancing NUAC have chosen to restrict our members to Snipe Lake. This decision will be reviewed in the next week or two and you will be notified of any change as soon as possible.

Shallowbrook have imposed the following restrictions:

  • Fishing restricted to daytime from 8am until 7pm.
  • Please provide your own hand sanitiser.
  • Please observe all government social distancing requirements.
  • One fisherman per swim, unless 2 people from the same household want to fish.
  • No spectators or dogs at this present time.

These restrictions take precedent over existing fishery rules as stated at nuac.org.uk. Please continue to follow all the existing fishery rules where applicable. We recommend you follow Shallowbrook on Facebook to keep informed of further rule changes.

Regrettably The Grove will remain closed for the foreseeable future. A number of factors influenced this decision not least of which is its location within the grounds of a Care Home.

Hall Walk, Bridge Inn Fishery & Snetterton Pits also remain closed to our members at this time. We expect them to re-open in the next few weeks and we will communicate these changes to you as soon as we can. Please be patient while these fisheries take the necessary steps to minimise the risks posed by the Covid-19 virus; this work is necessary to ensure your safety when you return.

All our other venues remain closed due to the river close season and as such will be unavailable to 2019-20 permit holders (you will receive a renewal invite in the next 7 days).

In the meantime please familiarise yourself with the Angling Trust guidance to ensure that you protect yourself and your loved ones when you do go fishing.

Keep safe and thank you for your ongoing support & co-operation,
Jason

Jason Brewster
On behalf of the NUAC Committee

Just a quick note to inform you that Wroxham DAC will no longer be providing boats on the River Bure at Wroxham. Unfortunately this facility was not utilised enough by the Wroxham members to justify the ongoing expense, and this poor utilisation was borne out by NUAC's usage; just 12 outings by 4 members in 2019-20 compared with 27 trips by 8 members in 2018-19. Obviously this means that this facility will not be available to NUAC members in 2020-21.

As ever the committee are keen to replace this facility at the earliest opportunity. If you are aware of a suitable replacement then please let the committee know (contacts as per the website).

Many thanks,
Jason

Jason Brewster
On behalf of the NUAC Committee

The Minutes for last season's (2018-19) Annual General Meeting can be downloaded here.

Please note that figures deemed to be "commercially" sensitive have been redacted from this public document.

Thanks,
Jason

Jason Brewster,
On behalf of the Committee

From midnight Monday 23rd March 2020 all NUAC waters are closed to our members until further notice.

This extreme measure has been taken in order to conform with the Government's latest public health advice banning all non-essential travel in an effort to restrict the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

The Angling Trust have published advice for anglers and organisations relating to the situation arising from Covid-19 which can be viewed here.

The Club will continue to review the Government's public health advice and the guidance provided by the Angling Trust and will notify members via email when our venues re-open.

In the meantime, we hope all our members & their families remain safe during this public health emergency.

The club are pleased to confirm that the NUAC member discount at Wensum Valley Angling continues for another season. In fact Daniel Brydon, Wensum Valley Angling proprietor, has increased the discount; NUAC members now receive a 15% discount on recommended retail price for fishing tackle & shelf life bait (excludes fresh bait eg. maggots, casters, worms..), you just need to show your NUAC permit when paying. If you haven't visited the shop before you'll find it caters for all your angling needs from specimen carp through to match fishing and everything in between. Check out the facebook link to see more of what the shop has to offer and feel free to contact Daniel for more information.

Wensum Valley Angling 
Unit 3 Taverham Garden Centre,
Fir Covert Road,
Taverham,
Norwich
NR8 6HT

NUAC are very pleased to announce we have secured access to two stretches of the River Wensum at Drayton.

From the start of the river season members can access the majority of the northern bank sandwiched between Taverham Mill and Costessey Mill - nearly 2.5km of fishing accessed via grazed fields. A further 750m of river running below Drayton Low Road, accessed from the southern bank is also available. This stretch is a little more wild with it being accessed over un-grazed land.

Your Committee has been keen to obtain access to a non-tidal river stretch and hope members see this as a valuable and different addition to the choice of fishing on offer.

The land is all part of a working farm, and it is essential members are familiar with Parking and Rules before visiting; these can be found on the website along with detailed maps to help you. Please ensure you display your Parking Permit when visiting these stretches of river.

In order to fish either stretch please follow our booking instructions. Please let us know how you get on by sending a catch report to bookings@nuac.org.uk or posting to our Facebook page.

The committee hopes members find access to this part of the river an exciting prospect – special thanks go to Michael Stolworthy who has been instrumental in securing NUAC’s access to this water.

We continue to prospect for new venues so please let the committee know if you become aware of any opportunities that might complement the fishing already available to the club. Contact details can be found here.

Regards,
Jon

Jon Weyer
NUAC Chairman
chairman@nuac.org.uk

Please note I have updated the Rules listed on our Norwich & District AA web page to correctly reflect the NDAA's rules. These are not new rules but omissions from the NUAC web page. The additional rules are highlighted in the list below:

  1. Only the NUAC member & one family member under 16 are entitled to free fishing, other guests must purchase a Day Ticket before visiting (see list below for outlets).
  2. Fishing with Livebait is not allowed on waters controlled by NDAA.
  3. Maximum of 2 rods in use at any one time.
  4. Night fishing allowed at St. Benets and Cold Harbour only.
  5. Fishing dawn until dusk on Decoy Broad, River Bure at Decoy and Woodbastwick Staithe.
  6. Rowing boats at Decoy Broad must be booked and paid for before fishing as per the booking instructions below.
  7. Life jackets must be worn when using the rowing boats at Decoy Broad.
  8. No mud weights or outboard motors allowed in boats.
  9. No towing of fish in keepnets.
  10. Report any boat damage to Stuart Mutch 07827 412376.
  11. Club permit and rod licence must be carried at all times.
  12. Only use desiginated access tracks & car parks as indicated in Maps below.
  13. Please ensure gates are left as you find them.
  14. Please keep noise to a minimum especially when travelling to and from the river.
  15. Take all litter home with you and do not discard any tackle or equipment.

Please note the following rule change at Hall Walk. With immediate effect anyone fishing at Hall Walk must have a carp care product and use where appropriate (Rule 18 at fishery rules).

A number of tackle companies provide dedicated carp care products and I believe you can also use Bee Propolis Liquid which can be found at Health Food shops. Just apply your chosen product to scars or blemishes on the carp.

Many thanks,
Jason

Jason Brewster,
On behalf of the Committee

We are pleased to announce that we have our Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 14th May 2019 7:30pm at The World's End pub, Mulbarton.

We cordially invite club members, family and friends to join us. We would love to see you there. Please let me know if you will be attending the meeting by Tuesday 7th May at the latest.

Any proposals for rule or constitution changes for consideration at the AGM should be notified to the committee in writing/email by Friday 3rd May 2019. Any member wishing to stand for any of the three officer roles should also advise the committee in writing/email by the 4th May 2018. If more than one nomination is received for a role the decision will be made by a vote of members present at the AGM.

The current club officers and other committee members are listed here and the club constitution is here.

As with previous years, it will be our intention to get the formalities over in a reasonable time so that we can socialise and chat about all things relating to angling and the club.

Minutes from last year's AGM are available for review here.

A few key items we will discuss in the Agenda are:
- The Waters - How they fished and general updates
- Match series - The season's winners and the new season's fixtures.
- Election of Officers & Committee

A provisional agenda can be found here.

Fancy eating before the meeting?
The club isn't providing any refreshments, but The World's End has an extensive food menu which can be ordered at the bar. It will help the The World's End if they know numbers who may be arriving for food so, if you can, please let us know if you plan to eat there and we will pass that information on to the pub.

The World's End
Norwich Road, Mulbarton, Norwich NR14 8JT - Phone: 01508 570205.

Please let me know your attendance and I will ensure we have the appropriate seating.

We hope to see you there.
Regards,
Warren

Warren Jones
Club Secretary

The Minutes for last season's (2017-18) Annual General Meeting can be downloaded here.

Plus the club constitution has been added to the website here and this content can also be viewed in PDF format here.

Many thanks,
Jason

Jason Brewster,
On behalf of the Committee

Please note that as of today, 14th February 2019, spinning is no longer permitted on the waters controlled by the Bridge Inn. This change to Fishery Rule 11 can be viewed on the relevant waters page of this website.

Many thanks,
Michael

Michael Stolworthy,
Bridge Inn Waters Manager,
NUAC Committee

Just a quick note to inform you that NUAC intends to terminate access to Bigwood at the end of this year. The committee does not believe this arrangement provides good value for our members and as such the club will endeavour to find an alternative arrangement.

In the meantime feel free to book this facility for the remainder of 2018. And if you are aware of any new venues that may be suitable for NUAC then please let the committee know (contacts as per the website).

Many thanks,
Jason

Jason Brewster
On behalf of the NUAC Committee

The committee are pleased to announce that NUAC members can now book access to Norwich & District Anglers Association waters. This new arrangement provides access to NDAA stretches of the Rivers Ant, Bure & Thurne along with boat fishing on Decoy Broad.

The river stretches are tidal and provide plenty of silver fish sport to float and feeder tactics especially at this time of year; Saturday's Broads Open was won from peg 1 of the NDAA's stretch of the Bure at St. Benets with a cracking 38lb net of roach & skimmers. Fishing at Decoy Broad is via rowing boat which can be hired for just £6 per day.

Booking instructions and venue details are explained in full on our website.

As ever NUAC is keen to gain access to new venues so please let the committee know (contacts as per the website) if you become aware of any suitable venues.

Many thanks
Jason

Jason Brewster
On behalf of the NUAC Committee

The Angling Trust have a special offer for NUAC members wishing to join the AT as an individual member. This offer is available until the 31st December 2018 and to find out more about this promotion please download the promotional poster here.

Please note that once the river season re-opens on Saturday 16th June access to the Great Yarmouth & Norfolk County AA stretch of the River Yare will be restricted as follows.

Due to an ongoing dispute with the owner of the Beauchamp Arms the track to the Pub and Sailing Club is off limits to anglers. This means that fishing to the left of the Beauchamp Arms is closed until further notice.

The NUAC website has been updated to reflect these restrictions here.

For more information about this closure please refer to the GYNCAA update posted here.

Many thanks,
Jason

Jason Brewster
On behalf of the NUAC Committee

We are pleased to announce that we have our Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 15th May 2018 7:30pm at The Fat Cat & Canary

We cordially invite club members, family and friends to join us. We would love to see you there. Please let me know if you will be attending the meeting by Tuesday 8th May at the latest.

Any proposals for rule or constitution changes for consideration at the AGM should be notified to the committee in writing/email by Friday 4th May 2018. Any member wishing to stand for any of the three officer roles should also advise the committee in writing/email by the 4th May 2018. If more than one nomination is received for a role the decision will be made by a vote of members present at the AGM.

The current club officers and other committee members are listed here.

As with previous years, it will be our intention to get the formalities over in a reasonable time so that we can socialise and chat about all things relating to angling and the club.

Minutes from last year's AGM are available for review here.

A few key items we will discuss in the Agenda are:
- The Waters - How they fished and general updates
- Match series - The season's winners and the new season's fixtures.
- Election of Officers & Committee

A provisional agenda can be found here.

Fancy eating before the meeting?
The club isn't providing any refreshments, but there is the bar and The Fat Cat & Canary landlord (Christian) will be providing a bowl of chilli / curry (£1.50 per bowl), so why not arrive early and have a bite to eat and a chat before the meeting. It will help the The Fat Cat & Canary if they know numbers who may be arriving for food so, if you can, please let us know if you plan to eat there and we will pass that information on to the Pub.

The Fat Cat & Canary
101 Thorpe Rd, Norwich NR1 1TR - Phone: 01603 436925. There is a car park, but it will be busy and you may have to park nearby if all the spaces are taken. If you have difficulties with mobility please call ahead and we will meet you in the car park and provide any assistance required.

We hope to see you there.
Regards,
Warren

Warren Jones
NUAC Committee Member

Just to clarify access to the lakes at Snetterton Pits, as per recent email communication (news item dated 03/12/2017 below).

Of the seven lakes on this complex only six will be available to a NUAC member once they've booked their Day Ticket.

Mallard Lake is NOT available to NUAC members.

The website has been updated to reflect this clarification here.

Apologies for any confusion that previous message may have caused.

Many thanks,
Jason

Jason Brewster
On behalf of the NUAC Committee

Please note the following rule change at Hall Walk Lakes.

As from 1/1/2018 all members fishing for Carp on Puppy or Long lake must have an unhooking mat with sides on.

[Correct Carp unhooking mat]
[Wrong Carp unhooking mat]

There are now Carp to over 20 lb in Puppy and to 18 lb in Long Lake so the "handkerchief" type unhooking mat will no longer be acceptable.
Thanking you all for your cooperation.

Flat unhooking mats are still ok for Pike.

Many thanks
Patrick

Patrick Aikens
On behalf of Hall Walk Lakes

The committee are pleased to announce that NUAC have secured Day Ticket access to Snetterton Pits near Attleborough. These pits consist of 6 lakes of various sizes which contain a good head of specimen carp, tench, bream, pike, roach and rudd. The pits are ordinarily only available via Syndicate Permit however NUAC have negotiated Day Ticket access with the owner, Mr James Cooke. Day Tickets will be charged at £10 each and must be booked in advance as per the bookings instructions which may be found here.

A number of committee members have visited these lakes since spring and had varying degrees of success. This initial arrangement is a chance for NUAC to determine what these lakes offer and assess the demand from our membership. If this venue proves of value to our members then NUAC would be keen to make these lakes accessible without the need for a Day Ticket. With this in mind please would anyone visiting these lakes report the outcome of their trip to Dave Shearing via phone (01953-681096) or email (djshearing@live.co.uk).

Many thanks to Dave Shearing for brokering this deal with Mr Cooke. As ever NUAC is keen to gain access to new venues so please let the committee know (contacts as per the website) if you become aware of any suitable venues.

Many thanks Jason

Jason Brewster
On behalf of the NUAC Committee

We are pleased to announce that NUAC have agreed with Wroxham & District Angling Club the use of one of their boats moored at Wroxham on the river Bure.

Booking is via Wroxham & District Angling Club, details of which may be found here.

The boat may need bailing especially after heavy rainfall and it is advisable to take a bailer just in case they have been taken from the boats.

The boat gives access to excellent Bream, Roach, and Perch fishing. Lure fishing for Pike during the summer early Autumn was good last season and numerous 20lb plus Pike caught in the area during the winter (Myself and Jon Weyer were lucky enough to catch a couple of these on the same day!).

As with any of our waters it is important for your feedback especially as bookings are done through W&DAC so please let us know how you get on.

Patrick Aikens
On behalf of the NUAC Committee

Please note that the Simon Clay Memorial Match scheduled for Sunday 21st May has now been postponed. Apologies for any inconvenience this late change may cause. We intend to run this match later in the year and will notify you when a new date has been agreed.

The 2017-18 Match List has been updated to reflect this change: nuac.org.uk/match.html.

By following the above link you will also be able to view/download a copy of the match report for the club's recent trip to Topcroft.

Many thanks,
James

James Sillett,
NUAC Match Secretary,
match-secretary@nuac.org.uk

We are pleased to announce that we have our Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 24th May at The Oaklands Hotel.

We cordially invite club members, family and friends to join us. We would love to see you there. Please let me know if you will be attending the meeting by Friday 19th May at the latest.

Any proposals for rule or constitution changes for consideration at the AGM should be notified to the committee in writing/email by Wednesday 10th May. Any member wishing to stand for any of the three officer roles should also advise the committee in writing/email by the 10th May. If more than one nomination is received for a role the decision will be made by a vote of members present at the AGM.

The current club officers and other committee members are listed here.

As with previous years, it will be our intention to get the formalities over in a reasonable time so that we can socialise and chat about all things relating to angling and the club.

Minutes from last year's AGM are available for review here.

A few key items we will discuss in the Agenda are:
- The Waters - How they fished and general updates
- Match series - The season's winners and the new season's fixtures.
- Election of Officers & Committee

A provisional agenda can be found here.

Fancy eating before the meeting?
The club isn't providing any refreshments, but there is the hotel bar and The Oaklands has an extensive menu, so why not arrive early and have a bite to eat and a chat before the meeting. It will help the Oaklands if they know numbers who may be arriving for food so, if you can, please let us know if you plan to eat there and we will pass that information on to the hotel.

The Oaklands Hotel
Oaklands Hotel & Restaurant, 89 Yarmouth Road, Norwich NR7 0HH - Hotel Reception: (01603) 434471. There is a car park, but it will be busy and you may have to park nearby if all the spaces are taken. If you have difficulties with mobility please call ahead and we will meet you in the car park and provide any assistance required.

We hope to see you there.

Regards,
Jim

Jim Sutherland
NUAC Chairman
chairman@nuac.org.uk

The Committee are pleased to announce that NUAC members are entitled to a discount at Wensum Valley Angling.

Anyone spending £25 or more will be entitled to a 10% discount, you just need to show your NUAC permit when paying.

Wensum Valley Angling 
Unit 3 Taverham Garden Centre,
Fir Covert Road,
Taverham,
Norwich
NR8 6HT

The Committee are pleased to confirm that we have secured access to Bigwood Fisheries for another year.

For 2017 NUAC have taken control of the booking process in the same way that Hall Walk, Bridge Inn & Trinity Broad can be booked. Please see our website to view the new Bigwood booking instructions. This change takes effect immediately so please do not contact the Bigwood owners directly.

Please note that NUAC access is limited to 3 members per day.

Many thanks,
Jason Brewster
On behalf of the NUAC Committee

Just a quick note to let you know that James Sillett has joined the NUAC Committee and has taken on the role of Match Secretary.

James is keen to re-invigorate the NUAC matches and his focus this year will be to attract new match anglers to the club.

For 2017 the match calendar will consist of the following dates:

Saturday 20th May
Saturday 3rd June
Wednesday 21st June
Wednesday 12th July

All matches will be open to members and non-members alike and will be run at Reepham Fishery.

Depending on the success of these matches the club may book further events later in the year.

If you have any friends who are keen to get involved in matches or are looking for a new club then please let them know.

If you would like to know more about these matches or would like to take part then you can contact James via e-mail match-secretary@nuac.org.uk or phone 07437 376071.

Many thanks,
Jason Brewster
On behalf of James Sillett, NUAC Match Secretary

Please note that NUAC have secured access to the Great Yarmouth & Norfolk County AA stretch of the River Yare from Claxton to Langley. With immediate effect NUAC members now have access to nearly 3 miles of the River Yare as detailed on our website

Please ensure you familiarise yourself with the rules (as indicated on the website) before visiting and please note that access to the river to the left of the Beauchamp Arms is out of bounds at this time of year (these pegs are closed from 1st October until 15th June inclusive).

This stretch of the river is primarily a match water and as such pleasure anglers must avoid pegs booked for match use. GYNCAA match bookings for the remainder of the river season can be found via their website.

As per Postwick previously this stretch of river will prove a little temperamental at this time of year. Get the conditions right though, preferably when the water has some colour after a few days rain, then the skimmers and bream will provide some bumper sport. And fishing into darkness should also provide a few bites even when the river is running clear.

The committee believes that this new access goes some way to replacing the Postwick stretch of the river (although the club is still striving to recover this access at the earliest opportunity). Many thanks to Dave Shearing for brokering this deal with GYNCAA. As ever NUAC is keen to gain access to new venues so please let the committee know (contacts as per the website) if you become aware of any suitable venues.

Many thanks
Jason

Jason Brewster
On behalf of the NUAC Committee