A half-kilometre stretch of public angling access on the River Yare at Postwick
Improved angling access at Postwick
The Environment Agency and contractors BAM Nuttall have completed a £30,000 project to improve access and significantly increase the number of pegs at Postwick on the River Yare. The end result is now level access all the way along the river bank, meaning anglers can now enjoy the twenty-three swims that have been made available for public fishing through the famous Surlingham Bend reach of the river.
Steve Lane from the EA Fisheries team said ‘We’re delighted to have been able to complete this scheme, which has created access to half a kilometre of prime fishing on one of the best tidal river fisheries in the country, very close to the city of Norwich. We’re also very pleased to have received very positive feedback on the project from the local community, who can now benefit from new opportunities for riverside walks and quiet recreation’. Anglers and other site users are asked to note that vehicle access along the river bank is not permitted, in order to protect the safety of members of the public using the site and the ground conditions along the riverbank.
The scheme is a direct result of working in partnership with the angling community through the Broads Angling Strategy Group to address issues of concern to anglers and contributes towards improving access for public fishing in the Broads area, one of the key issues of the Broads Angling Strategy.
It was opened by well know angling legend John Bailey and Mark Casto chairman of the Broads Angling Strategy Group. The EA’s Steve Lane said: “We’re delighted to make this important contribution towards providing new public angling access in the Broads.”
For more information contact the Environment Agency on 03708 506 506.
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