Ultrasonic Fish Survey – scheduled for 10th September subject to confirmation on 8th September.
UEASAAC are very grateful to the local Fisheries Team of the Environment Agency, who will be carrying out a survey from a boat on UEA Broad using sophisticated sonar equipment. A receiver station will be set up on Peg 46 where it will be possible to view the images on a live screen.
The equipment provides the potential to be able to see individual or groups of fish, distinguish species and relative sizes. The boat will be launched from the beach area and will work its way across and up and down the Broad over most of its area to carry out the sampling.
If this is of interest, anglers are welcome to drop by during the day to take a look. The receiver station screen will however be small, so please be aware that viewing space is limited and the viewing time may have to be relatively brief, depending upon the numbers or what those on the bank involved in the survey need to do at any point in time.
The technique uses ultrasound as the means of sampling and therefore it does not matter that the water is carrying colour. Fish are not disturbed from their normal habits or have their feeding patterns affected and so anglers should not be concerned that the technique used will impact the potential to catch. There will be some disturbance from the outboard, although it is hoped that the wind conditions will enable this to be minimised by the use of an electric outboard.
UEASAAC apologises for any inconvenience that the following may cause as Peg 46 will need to be closed from 0800 to approx. 1800hrs on the day and whilst anglers may fish the Broad while the survey is underway, you will need to be prepared to pull in your lines when the boat is surveying in your area to avoid any issues with line becoming wrapped around the propeller and to enable the Fisheries Team to sample close to the bank.
Once UEA has carried out further work on the recorded data it is hoped that we will be able to share representative samples as video via this website, at some point after the survey has taken place.
Your UEA Broad permit gives you access to some potentially great sport whether your quarry are larger specimens or silver fish. Season permits are available on a dawn to dusk or a 24 hour ticket.
The UEA Broad is not a day ticket fishery.
There is the option of participating in most of the varied match programme which has been organised for the coming season.
The University of East Anglia Staff Association Angling Club controls fishing of the University Broad. The broad is situated on the grounds of the University of East Anglia and consists of 18 acres of freshwater.
It is a mixed fishery and one of the closest stillwaters to Norwich, making it incredibly convenient to Norwich based anglers. It is a man-made lake, dug out in the 1970's. The water level is based on the River Yare’s level via a small drainage point on the south bank. It's unusual contours makes the fishing interesting from all pegs with drop-offs and gullies appearing during your plumbing of a large number of swims. Depths vary from a couple of feet to about 25 feet!
The fishing stages are of wooden construction and are maintained on a yearly basis. Trees and undergrowth have become well established during the years, and with some of the fishing pegs it is possible to hide yourself away from the world as it passes you by.
This delightful piece of water is conducive to an enjoyable season's fishing for all, including the novice angler, and all will find a good catch of fish is possible with the minimum of skill!
2 disabled pegs are available so that easy access is available for persons with mobility problems.
All persons applying for night permits will be vetted by the UEASAAC committee.
The use of 3 rods is allowed, providing the angler holds 2 rod licenses...a nice bonus for the carp, bream and pike specialists.
A visit from the UEA bailiff will happen at least twice a day to check all is well and that no bylaws are being broken.