King's Lynn Angling Association, the biggest club in the Fens, today appealed to anglers to fish saafely for pike using adequate tackle.
It comes after anglers fishing Fenland rivers reported a sharp increase in the number of fish caught with traces left in them.
Writing in toay's King's Lynn News & Advertiser, Lynn AA secretary Mike Grief urges people fishing the club's waters to follow the PAC's advice on ninimum tackle requirements.
"These fish deteriorate if treated badly," he goes on. "Please observe the rules and help protect everybody's fishing for the future."