NEWS 1 September 2017 to 30 September 2017

NEWS: 1 September 2017 to 30 September 2017

Some dates for your 2018 diary.

The Manor Fisheries 2018 Season dates are:

  • Opens from Saturday 24th March 2018
  • Closed from Monday 1st October 2018

We are now accepting booking requests from visitors with different requirements: 

  • We are now accepting 2018 Bookings that include “Seven days of accommodation plus discounted Fishing” noting all 2018 Apartment Availability can be seen via our website at https://www.manor-fisheries.co.uk/availability/ . If you require to know the availability of fishing during 2018, call 01622 890 990.
  • The 2018 Night Member application is now available via our web site.
  • From the 1st November 2017 we will accept Bookings dated the 1st November 2017 onwards, that include both “Accommodation and discounted Fishing” for 3, 4 or 7 days or longer.
  • From the 15th January 2018 we will accept Bookings for fishing from registered 2018 Night Members (who can book ahead up to month six).
  • From the 15th February 2018 we will accept bookings for any of our three lakes from the general Public requiring only Day Fishing (7.00 am to 7.00 pm) who can book ahead up to month three (see website for Availability). Anglers must indicate when they have fished here previously to book Lake 2 (Carp/Catfish).

Fishing Report – 1st September 2017 to 30th September 2017

Summary

Anglers again achieved many great catches and PB’s this month though there are signs fishing is beginning to s-l-o-w as autumn unfolds. Throughout September the catches of Lake 2 Cats reduced but still 64 weighing over 30+lbs were landed to 43lbs 3ozs which was caught by Kevin Oxley. See the 6-month summary (April to September) in next month’s News Letter showing the extraordinary increase of 30lbs+ Cats landed.

Throughout September Lake 1 Carp continued to show up in good numbers. During June Jack Day caught a 24lbs Mirror and Tench up to 6lbs 15ozs were caught from Lake 3 (Mixed) by Paul Evans while this month Bream up to 7lbs 15ozs were caught by Kevin Edwards.

Thank you to all those anglers who have spent a few moments to summarise their catch in the Cabin Log Book. This information forms the basis of our Monthly Report to keep anglers informed of what has happened.

Lake 1 (Carp)

  • Bob Irvine arrived on the 1st September to begin his 60 hour session and soon landed a 9lbs Mirror which was followed by Mirrors weighing 17lbs, 9lbs 8ozs and 8lbs plus other Commons weighing 14lbs 4ozs, 13lbs 8ozs, 13lbs 4ozs and 9lbs. Colleague Paul Kitt used white pop-ups to catch Commons weighing 2 x 13lbs and 11lbs.
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  • Andy and Lewis Bracey arrived on the 1st September to begin their 24 hour session and during rain, lightning and meeting a visiting hedgehog landed 11 x Carp to 16lbs and 14lbs 10ozs when spicy meat boilies were the successful bait.
  • During a short break arriving 8th September for 3-nights David and Terry Hare targeted the Carp with Terry landing 10 x Carp to 17lbs 8ozs and David (see below) with 20 x Carp to 19lbs 5ozs over 42 hours.
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  • During his 48 hour session beginning the 12th September, regular Terry Keard landed 16 x Carp with 11 being doubles and including 14 x Commons to 17lbs 40zs and 2 x Mirrors to 17lbs 8ozs.
  • Visiting on the 13th September, Colin Dowsett landed 4x Carp weighing 16lbs, 14lbs, 13lbs and 10lbs while colleagues Cliff Cottis landed a 15lbs 4ozs Carp.
  • David Emmerson and Martin Goldring arrived on the 16th September for a short break and had may successes, both achieving PB’s and landing over 65 x Carp including David with a Common weighing 17lbs 1oz PB and Martin with a 17lbs 6ozs PB Common and a Mirror weighing 19lbs 6ozs PB.
  • Ian Emms began the 21st September with landing a Mirror weighing 17lbs 7ozs PB followed by Commons weighing 9lbs 4ozs and 4lbs 5ozs where Urban red plus spicy boilies were the successful bait.
  • Regular Jason Tuckey returned on the 25th September for a 24 hour session and landed Commons weighing 15lbs 2ozs, 14lbs 10ozs, 14lbs 3ozs, 13lbs 6ozs, 12lbs and 8lbs 2ozs plus a 16lbs 8ozs Mirror where boilies tipped with corn proved to be the successful bait.
  • During a short break Mark Murray landed 9 x Carp on the 25th September including a 18lbs 2ozs Mirror, Commons weighing 17lbs 12ozs and 16lbs 13ozs plus 2 x doubles and 4 weighing between 6lbs and 8lbs. On the 26th September Mark again landed 9 x Carp including Commons weighing 18lbs 4ozs and 16lbs 9ozs, 2 x 9lbs plus a further 5 x doubles.
  • The Benfleet Carp Society arrived on the 28th September for part of their 2017 Graham Gilmore Memorial Tour and ended up catching 25 x Carp while reliving great past memories. All were winners whether it be number of fish caught, the number of new PB’s or the largest fish:
  • Andie – 14x Carp, all doubles including weights of 18lbs and 15lbs
  • Stuart – 4 x Carp including 2 x PB’s of 17lbs Common and 17lbs 4ozs Common
  • Brian – 7 x Carp to 20lbs
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               Andie Davidson

               Andie Davidson

            Brian Sparrow

            Brian Sparrow

  • Visiting on the 30th September Gary Tossier landed 7 x Carp to 16lbs while colleague Tony Grant had 5 x Carp to 18lbs.

Lake 2 (Carp/Catfish)

  • Returning on the 1st September Paul Black and son Jonathan made a great start to the month landing Cats weighing 33lbs 2ozs, 28lbs 8ozs, 26lbs and 16lbs 2ozs.
  • Les Roberts returned on the 2nd September and using pellet and chorizo baits landed Cats weighing 30lbs 4ozs and 22lbs 11ozs.
  • Luncheon meat was the successful bait for Keith Richards when he returned on the 2nd September which accounted for 4 x Cats, including weights of 25lbs and 21lbs, plus a small Carp and using halibut pellet bail on the 10th September Keith landed Cats weighing 36lbs 8ozs, 27lbs and 16lbs.
  • Alan Cambridge and his son Connor returned on the 3rd September with Alan landing Cats weighing 34lbs 5ozs and 27lbs and Connor with Cats weighing 37lbs 14ozs and 19lbs.
  • On the 5th September Phil Aldridge and Mike Ireland returned with Phil landing 7 x Cats including weights of 35lbs 1oz, 31lbs 5ozs, 27lbs 3ozs, 25lbs 12ozs, 24lbs 7ozs, 23lbs 12ozs and 23lbs 7ozs while Mike’s Cat weighed 24lbs 12ozs.
  • Beginning his 24 hour session on the 6th September, Bill Ellis landed 12 x Cats including 4 x 30+ and weighing 2 x 34lbs 2ozs, 33lbs 8ozs, 31lbs 12ozs, 29lbs 8ozs, 29lbs, 28lbs 8ozs, 26lbs 8ozs, 21lbs, 20lbs 4ozs and 2 x 16lbs.  
  • Returning on the 7th September John Bairam Landed 4 x Cats weighing 29lbs 50zs, 25lbs 10ozs, 23lbs 9ozs and 12lbs 7ozs and again on the 18th September a Cat weighing 30lbs 8ozs.
  • Andy Phillips returned on the 8th September and landed 5 x Cats weighing 34lbs, 33lbs, 29lbs, 27lbs and 20lbs using Xcel baits.
  • Returning on the 8th September to begin their 36 hour session, Steve Hall caught a 11lbs Carp and 4 x Cats weighing 37lbs, 36lbs, 26lbs and 15lbs while colleague Philip Williams landed 5 x Cats weighing 36lbs, 31lbs, 27lbs 8ozs, 24lbs 8ozs and 20lbs.
  • First time visitor Shane Ellis on the 11th September used luncheon meat to catch Cats weighing 23lbs PB and 22lbs 8ozs while father Bill Ellis had a great 24 hour catch including 7 x Cats weighing 36lbs 20zs, 34lbs 8ozs, 34lbs, 32lbs, 24lbs, 21lbs and 14lbs.
  • Jamie Tucker and Steve Lang visited on the 12th September and each caught a Catfish weighing respectively 30lbs and 35lbs PB.
  • Regular Paul Hutchinson returned on the 13th September and using crab boilie baits succeeded in landing 5 x Cats weighing 35lbs 8ozs, 30lbs 10ozs, 28lbs 4ozs, 23lbs and 22lbs 14ozs.
  • Returning on the 14th September regular David Hodge landed Cats weighing26lbs 8ozs and 21lbs 8ozs while colleague Charlie King had Cats weighing26lbs 12ozs and 22lbs.
  • Arriving on the 15th September Ryan Hills began with catching a couple of Carp weighing 5lbs and 10lbs and then his target fish – a 31lbs 8ozs PB Catfish.
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  • Visiting on the 16th September Paul Murray landed a 15lbs Cat while Anthony Murray had Cats weighing 20lbs and 17lbs.
  • During a short break Harvey Rhodes landed Cats including his new PB
    • 15th September 30lbs, 36lbs 11ozs
    • 17th September 38lbs 10ozs PB
    • 19th September 31lbs 9ozs, 28lbs 10ozs, 26lbs 1oz
  • Regular Kevin Oxley returned for short break and on the 15th September he soon rattled the Catfish Leader Board with a 43lbs 2ozs Cat followed by one of 35lbs 6ozs.
  • With the Cats getting ready to rest for the winter, Paul Coombes arrived on the 18th September for a 60 hour session and ended with a 30lbs Cat and a 10lbs Mirror Carp.
  • Jason Tuckey returned on the 18th September for his 24 hour session when he landed Cats weighing 37lbs 10ozs, 33lbs and 29lbs 8ozs plus 3 x Commons weighing from 8 to 14lbs.
  • Returning on the 20th September Gary Day landed a 25lbs Catfish and father Bernard led the way with 3 x Cats weighing 27lbs 7ozs, 23lbs and 12lbs.
  • Regular Peter Parsons returned on the 21st September and landed 3 x Cats weighing 33lbs, 24lbs 8ozs and 20lbs 8ozs.
  • Phil Rooke had a great session on the 22nd September landing 5 x Cats all weighing over 30lbs+ from 32lbs 4ozs to 38lbs 10ozs.
  • Targeting Catfish for the first time on the 23rd September, Dean Barnard set his PB twice by first catching a Cat weighing 28lbs 12ozs PB followed by a 14lbs kitten and then finishing with a 38lbs 8ozs PB.
  • Returning on the 24th September Paul Murray ended the day with only a Kitten while son Anthony led the way with 5 x Cats weighing 35lbs 2ozs, 30lbs 20zs, 25lbs 10ozs, 23lbs 8ozs and 23lbs 6ozs.
  • Regular Pat O’Sullivan began his 48 hour session on the 24th September and landed 7 x Cats weighing a total of 194lbs including weights of 33lbs, 2 x 32lbs, 31lbs, 26lbs 22lbs and 18lbs.
  • Visiting on the 25th September, regular Eric Scott (who currently tops the 2017 Cat Leader Board), landed Cats weighing 38lbs 8ozs, 36lbs, 32lbs and 18lbs.
  • Regular Roy Prout arrived on the 25th September for a short break and using halibut pellet bait was soon into the Cats and breaking his PB twice. His 13 x Cats catch included weights 30lbs 6ozs, 38lbs 9ozs PB, 39lbs 11ozs PB and 7 x 20’s.  
  • Returning on the 27th September regular Paul Hutchinson landed Cats weighing 32lbs 14ozs, 29lbs 4ozs, 27lbs 2ozs and 23lbs 14 while colleague Andy Phillips landed Cats weighing 33lbs, 31lbs and 21lbs where the successful bait was Xcel Baits.
  • Jamie Tucker returned on the 28th September and landed Cats weighing 35lbs, 30lbs and 25lbs.
  • During a short break Mark Murray had his first experience on the 29th September with targeting the Cats and achieved 2 x PB’s with weights of 17lbs 2ozs PB, 19lbs 13ozs PB and 19lbs 11ozs.
  • Returning on the 29th September for a 36 hour session Alan Hayzelden landed 8 x Cats weighing a total of 247lbs 13ozs including weights of 37lbs 9ozs, 35lbs 4ozs, 35lbs 2ozs, 34lbs 6ozs and 33lbs plus 3 x 20’2.
  • On the 30th September regular Tony Payne used halibut pellet to catch a 27lbs Cat.

Lake 3 (Mixed)

  • Returning on the 1st September Richard Read landed 15 x Carp (both commons and Mirrors) to 7lbs plus a 1½ lbs Tench.
  • Visiting on the 10th September Ian Harvey landed 7 x Carp to 8lbs, 2 x Tench to 2lbs plus numerous Perch and Roach.
  • Thames Works Angling & Preservation Society (TWAPS) visited on the 17th September and after landing mostly Carp, Bream (the heaviest weighing 7lbs 15ozs which was caught by Kevin Edwards) and Tench; the match results were:
    • 1st          Jack Louth with 68lbs 9ozs
    • 2nd     Terry Williamson with 33lbs 12ozs
    • 3rd      Billy Hargreaves with 10lbs 5ozs
  • Regular Fred Rosier returned on the 21st September and landed 2 x Mirrors to 5lbs 7ozs, 3 x Commons to 6lbs 12ozs and 3 x Tench to 2lbs 8ozs.
  • Dell AS visited on the 24th September and the match results were:
    • 1st         Phil Sene with 31lbs
    • 2nd       Keith Gavin with 29lbs 2ozs
    • 3rd        Peter Vecchi with 28lbs 12ozs          
  • Ian Emms visited on the 28th September and landed Commons weighing 6lbs and 2 x 5lbs, Tench weighing 2lbs and 3lbs plus 5lbs Bream using krill pellets.
  • Roger Simmons visited on the 28th September and landed 5 x Carp weighing from 5lbs to 8lbs, 4 x Bream from 2lbs to 3lbs and 5 x Tench from 1½lbs to 2lbs.
  • Veronica and Richard Crouch visited on the 29th September and landed 9 x Carp to 8lbs, 2 x Tench and 3 x large Bream.
  • Returning on the 29th September regular Richard Read landed 18 x Carp including a 7lbs Mirror and a 7lbs Common plus 20+ Bream and Tench.
  • When visiting on the 30th September, Graham Payne landed 9 x Commons weighing from 2lbs to 10lbs,  2 x Mirrors plus a 1½ lb Bream.

NEWS: 1 August 2017 to 31 August 2017

NEWS: 1 August 2017 to 31 August 2017

Some dates for your 2018 diary.

The Manor Fisheries 2018 Season dates are:

  • Open from Saturday 24th March 2018

  • Closed from Monday 1st October 2018

We are now accepting booking requests from visitors with different requirements: 

  • We are now accepting 2018 Bookings that include “Seven days of accommodation plus discounted Fishing” noting all 2018 Apartment Availability can be seen via our website at https://www.manor-fisheries.co.uk/availability/ . If you require to know the availability of fishing during 2018, call 01622 890 990.

  • The 2018 Night Member is available via our web site.

  • From the 1st November 2017 we will be accepting Bookings dated the 1st November 2017 onwards, that include both “Accommodation and discounted Fishing” for 3, 4 or 7 days or longer.

  • From the 15th January 2018 we will be accepting Bookings dated the 15th January 2018 onwards, for fishing from 2018 Night Members (who can book ahead up to month six) but must be a registered 2018 Night Member.

  • From the 15th February 2018 we will be accepting Bookings from the general Public requiring only Day Fishing (7.00 am to 7.00 pm) who can book ahead up to month three.

     

    Fishing Report – 1st August 2017 to 31st August 2017

    Summary

    Throughout August the Lake 2 Cats continued to show up in record numbers, and especially at night. Anglers (a maximum of up to 4 per day) have for the first time broken the “100 barrier” by catching and recording during August 100 x 30lbs+ Cats to a 41lbs 8ozs specimen landed by Daniel Selby; his Lake 2 Cat PB and his 2nd PIN; adding it to his 2016 PIN for an 8lbs Bream.

    During late August the Lake 1 Carp also showed up in good numbers and 5 x 20’s Carp were landed. The heaviest was a Mirror weighing 23lbs 2ozs caught by Spencer Hart.

    Thank you to all those anglers who have spent a few moments to summarise their catch in the Cabin Log Book. This information forms the basis of our Monthly Report to keep anglers informed of what has happened.

Lake 1 (Carp)

  • Regular Dave Kendrick returned on the 1st August and landed Commons weighing 16lbs 8ozs and 4lbs.

  • Regulars Steve Hyder and Terry Keard arrived on the 1st August for a 48 hour session to experience heavy rains and strong winds with a little sunshine. Terry landed a 14lbs 4ozs Common and a 9lbs 8ozs Mirror while Steve landed Commons weighing 14lbs 1oz, 8lbs 12ozs and 2 x 8lbs 8ozs plus Mirrors of 9lbs 10ozs and 9lbs 8ozs.

  • Visiting on the 4th August, David West landed 7 x Carp including Commons weighing 18lbs, 15lbs, 14lbs, 13lbs and 11lbs plus Mirrors weighing 13lbs and 12lbs.

  • Ian Emms returned on the 9th August and landed 18 x Carp during his 48 session including 15 x Commons to 16lbs 9ozs (11 x doubles) and Mirrors weighing 14lbs 15ozs, 10lbs 20zs and 8lbs 9ozs where the successful bait was Urban Baits 18mm red and spicy fish boilies.

  • Will Timson returned on the 11th August when he landed 7 x Carp including Mirrors weighing 18lbs, 12lbs and 11lbs plus Commons weighing 16lbs and 12lbs plus two under 10lbs.

  • Jack Day returned on the 17th August and landed 11 x Carp to 20lbs 4ozs and 19lbs 6ozs – see below:

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  • Visiting on the 17th August Eric Ng landed a 10lbs Carp.

  • Gordon Lindsay visited on the 18th August and landed 7 x Carp including Commons weighing 15lbs 8ozs, 14lbs 5ozs, 11lbs 6ozs and 10lbs 9ozs plus Mirrors weighing 16lbs 4ozs, 10lbs 14ozs and 9lbs 8ozs.

  • Arriving on the 19th August for their 36 hour session, Lee Bridges landed 10 x Carp including Commons weighing 15lbs 8ozs, 14lbs, 13lbs, 11lbs and 10lbs plus Mirrors weighing 17lbs, 16lbs, 15lbs 8ozs, 12lbs and 9lbs. During this session colleague Chris Timson landed 7 x Carp weighing from 8lbs to 12lbs while Will Timson used Sticky Krill boilies to catch 20 x Carp that included Commons weighing 2 x 15lbs, 2 x 12lbs, 2 x 11lbs, 10lbs, 9lbs, 8lbs, 2 x 7lbs and 5lbs plus Mirrors weighing 18lbs 15ozs, 17lbs, 2 x 16lbs, 12lbs, 11lbs, 10lbs and 8lbs. Colleague Terry Bowdery landed 16 x Carp weighing from 10lbs to 17lbs.

  • Regular David Hodge returned on the 23rd August and landed a 10lbs 8ozs Common while colleagues Charlie King landed a 18lbs 8ozs Mirror and D King landed Mirrors weighing 19lbs 4ozs and 10lbs plus a 16lbs Common.

  • Arriving on the 23rd August, regular Paul Kitt used white pop-ups during his 24 hour session to land Commons weighing 16lbs 4ozs, 15lbs, 13lbs 6ozs, 10lbs, 9lbs 8ozs, 8lbs 6ozs plus a 7lbs Mirror.

  • Regular Terry Keard returned on the 22nd August and used Krill boilies during his 48 hour session to catch 11 x Carp including Commons weighing 14lbs 15ozs, 14lbs 6ozs, 13lbs 8ozs, 13lbs 6ozs, 12lbs 2ozs, 11lbs 14ozs, 10lbs 8ozs, 10lbs 6ozs and 8lbs 7ozs plus Mirrors weighing 10lbs 1oz and 9lbs 6ozs.

  • Spencer Hart began his 48 hour session on the 25th August and had a great 32 x Carp catch averaging 16lbs each; including 3 x 20’s to a 23lbs 2ozs Mirror with the smallest Carp weighing 11lbs.

  • Returning on the 28th August, Keith Richards used nut flavoured boilies and raised his Carp PB to 22lbs when his catch included 15 x Carp with 13 over 10lbs+.

     

    Lake 2 (Carp/Catfish)

  • Regular Roy Prout returned on the 1st August and landed Cats weighing 30lbs 30zs, 26lbs 1oz and 23lbs 13ozs.

  • Rob Bates and David Platt arrived on the 1st August to begin their 24 hour session. Rob landed 3 x Cats weighing 25lbs, 23lbs and 22lbs while David had 6 x Cats weighing 2 x 35lbs, 30lbs, 25lbs and 2 x 20lbs.

  • Connor Cambridge and Alan Cambridge arrived on the 1st August for a 48 hour session to find the Cats feeding. Using Robin Red pellets and luncheon meat baits they successfully landed 7 x 30lbs+:

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  • First time visitor Andy Phillips visited on the 2nd August and landed a 34lbs 4ozs Cat using halibut pellet bait. Regular visitor and colleague Paul Hutchinson landed 3 x Cats weighing 33lbs 2ozs, 24lbs 4ozs and 23lbs 2ozs

  • First time visitors James Purton plus 3 colleagues visited on the 4th August to target the Cats using double halibut pellet bait. Although two large Cats were lost, Cats landed weighed 35lbs, 31lbs 8ozs, 27lbs 10ozs and 17lbs 8ozs plus a small Carp.

  • Arriving on the 6th August for a short break, Bernie Day and Tracy Barnard found the Cats were feeding on halibut pellet bait and landed 15 x 30lbs+ Cats including Tracy setting her new PB at 37lbs 2ozs:

  • Regular John Bairam returned on the 7th August and landed Cats weighing 34lbs 12ozs, 26lbs 8ozs and 22lbs 3ozs and again on the 28th August when John landed Cats weighing 22lbs 5ozs and 20lbs 10ozs.

  • With unsettled weather forecast, regular Paul Coombes returned on the 7th August to begin his 60 hour session when he landed 8 x Cats weighing 37lbs, 31lbs, 29lbs 8ozs, 24lbs, 22lbs 8ozs, 2 x 21lbs and 15lbs 8ozs.

  • Arriving on the 9th August, Bill Ellis enjoyed a great 24 hour session when he landed 17 x Cats including 7 x 30’s and weighing a total of 469lbs: 35lbs 8ozs, 35lbs, 2 x 34lbs 8ozs, 34lbs, 32lbs 8ozs, 30lbs 2ozs, 28lbs 12ozs, 28lbs 8ozs, 27lbs 10ozs, 26lbs 4ozs, 24lbs, 23lbs 4ozs, 23lbs, 22lbs 5ozs, 21lbs 12ozs and 7lbs.

  • Regular Gary Day visited on the 10th August and landed 6 x Cats weighing 29lbs, 27lbs 4ozs, 26lbs, 25lbs 2ozs, 13lbs and 11lbs plus a 15lbs Common.

  • After a slow start on the 11th August, regular Tony Payne landed Cats weighing 30lbs 8ozs and 15lbs 4ozs with halibut pellet the successful bait.

  • Using 20mm halibut pellets on the 15th August, Nicholas Flood landed Cats weighing 34lbs 5ozs and 29lbs 7ozs.

  • Paul Hounsell together with George Hind, Richard Hounsell and Darren Epps, arrived on the 12th August for a short break. As can be seen below, the Cats were feeding well when all four achieved new PB’s. Their combined catch included 1 x 40+ plus 17 x 30’s. Of particular note is the 33lbs 8ozs PB Cat caught by Richard who set a new lake record for a blind angler.

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  • Returning on the 15th August regular Peter Parsons landed Cats weighing 28lbs and 22lbs 5ozs and again on the 29th August a 16lbs Cat.

  • Bob McGregor and his son Ben arrived for a short break on the 19th August and next day began targeting the Cats. During the next 5 days, and especially during the night, they landed 48 x Cats to 36lbs 50zs including 10x 30’s and mostly high 20’s. During this period Bob’s long-time friend Bill Phillips ledgered using halibut pellet bait and float fished using leeches for 90 hours to land 41 x Cats weighing a massive 1063lbs; consisting of 1 x 40lbs, 16 x 30’s to 36lbs 8ozs, 15 x 20’s to 29lbs 40zs and 9x kittens to 18lbs. Bill is the founder member of our “1,000 lbs Club” when he originally planned a 96 hours session in May 2011 but needed to “Retire” early after only 68 hours after landing 1,350 lbs of Catfish. Well done Bill and again setting the “1,000 lbs Club” benchmark.

  • Arriving on the 26th August regulars Mark Davis and Dev Hudagverdi targeted the Cats during their 24 hour session Mark landing a Cat weighing 35 lbs and Dev landing 4 x Cats weighing 32lbs, 25lbs, 17lbs and 12lbs.

  • Regular Daniel Selby began his 48 hour session on the 26th August and after a very slow start then connected with a succession of heavy Cats during the night, including weights of 39lbs 8ozs, 38lbs, 37lbs, 33lbs and his Lake 2 PB of 41lbs 8ozs giving an exceptional 5 x Cat average of 37½lbs. On the 27th August Daniel was joined by his brother Jamie who landed a Cat weighing 29lbs 8ozs.

  • Regular Jason Tuckey began his 24 hour session on a hot 29th August and found the Cats very active at night. His catch of 7 x Cats included 4 x 30’s weighing 38lbs 6ozs, 36lbs 4ozs, 35lbs 2ozs and 32lbs plus 2 x 20’s weighing 28lbs 12ozs, 26lbs 10ozs and 23lbs.

  • During continuous rain throughout the day on the 30th August, regular Paul Hutchinson recorded the 100th Lake 2 “30lbs+ Cat” landed this month which weighed 33lbs 2ozs. The successful bait was crab boilie and Paul added a further Cat weighing 28lbs 4ozs plus a 11lbs 10ozs Common to his overall catch. 

  • During a short break and atrocious weather on the 31st August, Eric Dumper landed a 20lbs Cat. 

Lake 3 (Mixed)

  • Returning on the 1st July Jim Hall had a truly mixed bag catching 5 x Tench to 5lbs, 6 x Carp to 5lbs, 3 x Bream to 4lbs and a couple of quality Roach.

  • It was a quiet day on the 7th August for regular Bernard Day who landed a Tench and a Carp.

  • Using 8mm Robin Red boilies on the 15th August, Charlie Flood landed 17 x Carp weighing from 2lbs to 8lbs and 10 x Tench weighing from 1lb to 4lbs.

  • Ian Harvey visited on the 20th August and landed 5 x Carp to 9lbs, 7 x Tench, 5 x sizeable Bream plus numerous Roach and Perch and again on the 27th August when he caught 7 x Carp to 8lbs, 2 x Tench to 2lbs 8ozs, 3 x Bream to 3lbs and many Roach and Perch.

  • During a hot 29th August Steve Sharp caught 3 x Tench to 4lbs, 2 x Commons to 8lbs, a 3lbs Mirror and Roach and Perch.

  • Returning on the 29th August regular Fred Rosier landed Mirrors weighing 7lbs 1oz and 5lbs 13ozs plus 2 x Tench to 1lb 13ozs.

NEWS: 1 July 2017 to 31 July 2017

NEWS: 1 July 2017 to 31 July 2017

Manor Fisheries 2018 Bookings

Some dates for your 2018 diary. The Manor Fisheries 2018 Season opening date is Saturday 24th March and the last date will be Sunday 30th September.

2018 Availability can be seen via https://www.manor-fisheries.co.uk/availability/ and we are now accepting 2018 Bookings that include “Seven days of accommodation plus Fishing” noting charges presently remain unchanged and are the same as those for 2017 until further notice.

Headcorn Air Show

Date for Combined Ops Air Show is 19th and 20th August.

For Sale Board

JRC Sti 10,000 1-man twin skin fishing bivvy

For sale a used JRC STi 10,000 one man twin skin fishing bivvy. Complete including ground sheet, over wrap, pegs and carry bag. Condition is good and is fully waterproof and easy to assemble and disassemble.

Price: £55.00 or near offer          Contact: Manor Fisheries 01622 890 990

Fishing Report – 1st July 2017 to 31st July 2017

Summary

During July the Cats continued to show up in good numbers including 72 x 30lbs+ to a 41lbs 8ozs specimen landed by Eric Scott who still tops the Catfish Leader Board. In addition 9 x 20’s Carp were landed including five landed by Daniel Selby.

Thank you to all those anglers who have spent a few moments to summarise their catch in the Cabin Log Book. This information forms the basis of our Monthly Report to keep anglers informed of what has happened.

Lake 1 (Carp)

  • Visiting on the 2nd July Mick Rogers landed Carp weighing 18lbs 12ozs, 16lbs 10ozs and 12lbs 12ozs.

  • During a short break on the 3rd and 4th July, Roy Prout landed 7 x doubles including 5 x Commons to 12lbs 9ozs and 3 x Mirrors to 14lbs 11ozs.

  • Regular Dave Kendrick returned on the 5th July and landed 3 x Commons weighing 18lbs, 15lbs 12ozs and 14lbs 4ozs plus a 20lbs Mirror.

  • Richard Myers visited on the 7th July and landed a 16lbs Mirror while son Paul landed a Mirror weighing 15lbs. Cousin “The House Lander” also landed a Mirror weighing 12lbs plus a 16lbs Common.

  • Arriving on the 8th July for a holiday break Clive Lammin was soon amongst the Carp including a 19lbs 1oz PB Common:

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  • Regular Pat O’Sullivan returned on the 9th July for a 36 hour session and had a great catch consisting of 15 x Carp totalling 255lbs including Commons weighing 3 x 20lbs, 5 x 18lbs, 4 x 16lbs and 10lbs plus Mirrors weighing 19lbs and 12lbs.

  • Arriving on the 10th July, regular Jason Tuckey experienced a very wet 24 hour session but still landed 7 x Mirrors and 3 x Carp weighing from 8lbs to 16lbs 8ozs. Returning on the 24th July Jason again experienced a wet 24 hour session but landed 9 x Commons to 18lbs 8ozs and 4 x Mirrors to 16lbs 8ozs where pacific tuna boilie was the successful bait.

  • Jan and Ken Boorman plus Pat and Mark Forde arrived on the 15th July for a weekly holiday break and fished all three lakes. Their joint results were:

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  • Mike Ireland joined Phillip Aldridge on the 19th July and landed a 14lbs Common. Phillip arrived on the 18th July to begin his 36 hour session and landed three types of Common Carp:

  • Will Timpson returned on the 19th July and using sticky krill boilie bait landed 8 x Carp weighing from 13lbs to 18lbs.

  • Ian Emms revisited on the 19th July and using 18mm Mainline Cell boilies landed a 12lbs Common. Retuning on the 26th July only a 5lbs Common and a 4lbs 1oz Mirror made an appearance.

  • Mark Chandler and Andy Perkins used stick krill boilie bait on the 20th July to catch 13 x Carp weighing from 10lbs to 15lbs 8ozs.

  • Using salmon & shrimp boilies on the 22nd July Kevin Barrow landed 4 x Carp to 17lbs while Josh had 2 x Carp and Jermaine landed 3 x Carp.

  • Arriving on the 22nd July for a holiday break, Daniel Selby targeted the Carp when his catch included 5 x 20lbs+. Lou and Daniel also fished Lake 3 (Mixed) on the 28th July and they landed Commons weighing 6lbs and 4lbs, a 5lbs Mirror plus a 5lbs 8ozs PB Bream caught by Lou.

  • Dick Sayers and Pete Anderson visited on the 27th July and helpfully returned a small Cat to Lake 2 whilst landing 6 x Carp including Mirrors weighing 14lbs, 9lbs 4ozs and 8lbs 4ozs plus Commons of 11lbs 6ozs, 7lbs 8ozs and 2lbs 6ozs.
  • Roger Austen returned on the 28th July and landed Commons weighing 17lbs and 8lbs.

  • During a first time visit on the 30th July Chris Duplock landed Mirrors weighing 15lbs and 13lbs plus an 11lbs Common.

Lake 2 (Carp/Catfish)

  • Robin Moyser and Tim Noble began their 60 hour session on the 1st July to find the Cats feeding well. Robin landed 7 x 30’s to 35lbs, 16 x 20’s and 4 x kittens and was closely followed by Tim with 4 x 30’s to 35lbs, 10 x 20’s and 4 kittens.

  • Simon Ellis and John Funnel returned on the 1st July for a holiday break and were soon landing Cats. Simon’s total catch was 30 x Cats weighing 739lbs including 9 x 30’s to 35lbs, 13 x 20’s and 8 kittens while John’s catch included 25 x Cats weighing a total of 585lbs with 5 x 30’s to 34lbs 4ozs, 11 x 20’s and 10 kittens. 

  • Returning on the 4th July Peter Parsons landed Cats of 12lbs and 10lbs while Eric Scott had a solitary Cat of 18lbs. On the 25th July Eric had a great session and again found the bigger Cats feeding (see below) and landed five weighing 41lbs 8ozs, 36lbs, 31lbs, 29lbs and 28lbs.

 

  • Regular Gary Day returned on the 5th July and landed 6 x Cats to 30lbs.

  • On the 7th July John Bairam returned and used halibut pellet to lure Cats weighing 29lbs 4ozs, 26lbs 2ozs and 23lbs 4ozs.

  • From 6th July and during a short break, Roy Prout landed 7 x Cats weighing 35lbs 6ozs, 28lbs 11ozs, 24lbs 13ozs, 20lbs 14ozs, 20lbs 10ozs, 14lbs 14ozs and 13lbs 9ozs.

  • Chris Pearson began his 24 hour session on the 7th July and landed 7 x Cats weighing 37lbs 10ozs PB, 30lbs 12ozs, 29lbs 5ozs, 27lbs 10ozs, 26lbs 5ozs, 20lbs 9ozs and 17lbs 11ozs.

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  • During a holiday break, regulars Steve Hyder, Judi Swatland and Terry Keard all had great catches of Cats including:

See below Judi’s 29lbs Cat.

See below Judi’s 29lbs Cat.

  • Regular John Bairam returned on the 15th July and landed 3 x Cats weighing 30lbs 4ozs, 23lbs 6ozs and 14lbs 2ozs.

  • Mark Davis returned on the on the 15th July and during his 36 hour session landed Cats weighing 30lbs, 24lbs, 22lbs and 12lbs.

  • Sean Holman visited on the 16th July and landed Cats weighing 35lbs 2ozs and 34lbs.

  • Arriving on the 16th July for a 36hour session, four students under the leadership of Brian Bailey, Commercial Fisheries Manager, Hadlow College, targeted the Cats with great success using a variety of halibut pellet, luncheon meat and boilie baits.

  • The Day family arrived in force on the 20th July for their 36 hour session to target the Cats and had many successes:

  • Arriving for a short holiday break beginning the 22nd July, Richard Hoadley and son Brecon (fished 2 days only) plus Dick Philips targeted the Cats:

  • Returning on the 26th July for his 60 hour session, Paul Coombes landed 9 x Cats weighing 36lbs, 30lbs, 28lbs, 27lbs, 20lbs, 19lbs 8ozs, 13lbs 8ozs, 12lbs and 7lbs.

  • Whilst using halibut pellet bait on the 30th July, Alan Rogers caught a Cat weighing 24lbs 12ozs and raised his Cat PB to 37lbs while Mike Rogers landed a Cat weighing 29lbs 4ozs on krill bait.

  • Visiting for the first time on the 31st July, Darren Lord landed Cats weighing 36lbs 6ozs and 21lbs 2ozs while colleague Wayne Palmer landed a PB Cat weighing 35lbs 2ozs.

See below "Left" Darren with his 36lbs 6ozs Cat and being ably assisted by father Alwyn; and "Right" Wayne's 35lbs 2ozs Cat.

Lake 3 (Mixed)

  • Returning on the 1st July Jim Hall had a truly mixed bag catching 5 x Tench to 5lbs, 6 x Carp to 5lbs, 3 x Bream to 4lbs and a couple of quality Roach.

  • Visiting on the 2nd July John McCarthy landed 6 x Mirrors weighing from 5lbs to 10lbs, 5 x Commons from 5lbs to 9lbs and 6 x Tench from 2lbs to 4lbs.

  • Andy Worf returned on the 5th July and landed 5 x Carp to 8lbs plus 3 x Tench and again on the 30th July Andy landed an 8lbs Common plus a dozen Roach using sweetcorn bait.

  • Returning on the 5th July Bernard Day caught 5 x Carp to 10lbs and a Perch and on the 20th July 8 x Carp to 7lbs 4ozs, 3 x Bream ranging 1lb 8ozs to 2lbs 8ozs and a Tench. 

  • Graham Payne returned on the 8th July and landed 12 x Commons ranging 1½ lbs to 8lbs, 4 x Mirrors from 2lbs to 4lbs and 7 x Tench from ½ lb to 4lbs.

  • A long Pole coupled with sweetcorn and luncheon meat baits was again a winning combination for Paul Evans when he returned on a hot and sunny 9th July to catch 13 x Carp to 8lbs 8ozs, 20+ Tench from 2½ lbs to 3½ lbs and 10lbs of Roach ranging 4 to 6ozs and up to 12ozs.

  • David and Thomas visited on the 16th July and landed 4 x Carp and 5 x Tench to 4lbs plus numerous Roach and Perch.

  • Paul Wharton had a good mixed session on the 19th July landing numerous Carp from 4lbs to 9lbs plus a 14lbs 4ozs Common, 2 x Tench to 3lbs, a 4lbs Bream and many smaller Roach and Perch.

  • Adrian and Ken Paul returned on the 21st July with Adrian connecting with the Tench by catching 12 x Tench to 3lbs, 3 x Carp plus Roach while Ken landed 8 x Carp to 6lbs 8ozs, 3 x Tench to 3lbs, a 3lbs Bream and numerous Perch.

  • Nicholas Flood and two colleagues visited on the 22nd July and landed 22 x Carp weighing from 4lbs to 10lbs plus 8 x Tench from ½lb to 2lbs.

  • Retuning on the 25th July Fred Rosier had a great session landing 9 x Commons to 5lbs 3ozs, 3 x Mirrors to 5lbs 6ozs, 6 x Tench to 3lbs 1ozs and a 3lbs 5ozs Bream.

  • Steve Sharp visited for the first time on the 30th July and landed a 6lbs Common, a 3lbs Tench and numerous Roach and Perch.

NEWS: 1 June 2017 to 30 June 2017

Manor Fisheries 2018 Bookings

Some dates for your 2018 diary. The Manor Fisheries 2018 Season opening date is Saturday 24th March and the last date will be Sunday 30th September.

2018 Availability can be seen via https://www.manor-fisheries.co.uk/availability/ and we are now accepting 2018 Bookings that include “Seven days of accommodation plus Fishing” noting charges presently remain unchanged and are the same as those for 2017 until further notice.

Headcorn Air Shows

Dates for Headcorn Air Shows:

  • Battle of Britain – 8th and 9th July

  • Combined Ops – 19th and 20th August

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Fishing Report – 1st June 2017 to 30th June 2017

Summary

Following a burst of very hot weather the Carp finished spawning by 20th June followed by a lightning strike on the 22nd.

During June the Cats continued to show in good numbers including 74 x 30lbs+ to a 43lbs 10ozs specimen landed by Eric Scott who now tops the Catfish Leader Board. In addition 4 x 20’s Carp were landed including a 24lbs Mirror specimen caught by Jack Day who now tops the Carp Leader Board.

Thank you to all those anglers who have spent a few moments to summarise their catch in the Cabin Log Book. This information forms the basis of our Monthly Report to keep anglers informed of what has happened.

Lake 1 (Carp)

  • Visiting on the 1st June Bernard Day had success with the Carp landing Commons weighing 19lbs 12ozs and 11lbs plus a 16lbs 8ozs Mirror.

  • Ian Emms visited on the 1st June and landed Carp weighing 15lbs 8ozs and 14lbs 1oz and on the 28th June a 9lbs 2ozs Mirror using an 18mm Mainline Cell boilie.

  • Arriving for a short break on the 4th June, Richard Kemp was soon amongst the Carp and finished with 20 to 22lbs 8ozs (Mirror) plus a 4lbs rogue Catfish.

  • Mike Drane returned on the 7th June and landed Commons weighing 13lbs and 12lbs plus a 15lbs 6ozs Mirror.

  • First time visitor Sam Leggis on the 10th June landed 7 x Carp weighing 21lbs 8ozs, 18lbs, 15lbs, 14lbs, 13lbs 8ozs, 12lbs 8ozs and 10lbs while colleague Dave Luckhurst landed Carp weighing 15lbs, 14lbs and 13lbs 8ozs.

  • Regular Pat O’Sullivan returned on the 12th June for his 60 hour session finding some of the Carp still spawning and ended with landing 3 x Commons weighing 16lbs and 2 x 18lbs.

  • Arriving on the 12th June regulars Terry Keard and Steve Hyder were faced with challenging conditions as the Carp were still in recovery mode, a full moon and rising air pressure. Nevertheless Terry landed Mirrors weighing 18lbs 5ozs and 8lbs 10ozs while Steve landed a 19lbs 5ozs Mirror.

  • Jack Day returned on the 15th June and using Krill boilies landed 7 x Carp including a 24lbs PB Mirror to top the Leader Board plus others of 19lbs, 16lbs, 14lbs, 13lbs, 10lbs and 9lbs.

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  • Will Timson visited on the 16th June and landed Carp weighing 17lbs, 13lbs and 8lbs using sticky Krill bait.

  • James Twycross used Mainline Cell boilies on the 17th June and finished with 8 x Carp weighing from 10lbs to 19lbs while colleague Brad Burton landed 7 x Carp weighing from 5lbs to 16lbs 4ozs; catching 6 x off the top using crust and dog biscuits.

  • Steve Potter arrived on the 17th June for a short break and during the 19th landed 7 x Carp to 16lbs and on the 20th 3 x Carp to 14lbs. On the 21st Steve had a change and fished Lake 3 (Mixed) landing 13 x Tench to 2lbs.

  • Paul Kitt visited on the 18th June and using yellow pop-ups landed a 12lbs 10ozs Common – see below.

  • During thunder and lightning on the 22nd June Brian Glanville landed 4 x Carp weighing 16lbs 8ozs, 15lbs 13ozs, 15lbs 4ozs and 10lbs 2ozs while colleague Brian Doust landed a Carp weighing 16lbs 8ozs.

  • Scott Whiteman visited on the 26th June and landed 6 x Carp weighing from 12lbs to 18lbs.

    Lake 2 (Carp/Catfish)

  • Bernie and Gary Day began their 36 hour session on the 1st June and had a great catch with 43 x Cats including 5 x 30’s:

    Bernie – 36lbs 6ozs, 35lbs 10ozs, 35lbs 8ozs, 35lbs, 28lbs 8ozs, 28lbs 4ozs, 27lbs 8ozs, 24lbs 8ozs, 24lbs 2ozs, 23lbs 10ozs, 22lbs 8ozs, 22lbs 6ozs, 21lbs 7ozs, 21lbs 4ozs, 21lbs,  2 x 20lbs 7ozs, 19lbs 9ozs, 19lbs 7ozs, 19lbs 5ozs, 19lbs, 18lbs 10ozs, 17lbs 8ozs, 17lbs, 14lbs 9ozs, 14lbs 8ozs, 12lbs, 10lbs 10ozs, 6lbs, 5lbs 8ozs, 5lbs and 3lbs

    Gary – 32lbs 2ozs, 29lbs, 27lbs, 26lbs, 24lbs 2ozs, 23lbs 8ozs, 17lbs 5ozs, 13lbs 4ozs, 12lbs 4ozs and 12lbs.

  • Returning on the 3rd June for a short break, Alan Miles landed 20 x Cats and set a new PB at 37lbs 4ozs.

  • Arriving on the 3rd June Harry Bigg landed Cats weighing 27lbs, 24lbs and 2 x 17lbs while colleague Josh Laing had Cats weighing 18lbs, 16lbs 8ozs and 13lbs.

  • Mark Forshaw visited on the 5th June and landed Cats weighing 26lbs and 24lbs.

  • Amidst strong winds and torrential rain on the 6th June, Peter Parsons landed 5 x Cats weighing 26lbs, 25lbs, 22lbs, 16lbs and 15lbs while colleague Eric Scott had Cats weighing 32lbs and 29lbs.

  • Visiting on the 7th June, Dan Backshall landed Cats weighing 29lbs 8ozs and 18lbs.

  • Regular Paul Hutchinson returned on the 7th June and using crab boilie bait, landed 7 x Cats weighing 32lbs 12ozs, 25lbs 12ozs, 23lbs 6ozs, 22lbs 6ozs, 21lbs 6ozs, 21lbs 2ozs and 18lbs 4ozs.

  • Alan Bairam returned on the 8th June and landed 5 x Cats weighing 33lbs 13ozs, 29lbs 5ozs, 27lbs 6ozs, 15lbs 10ozs and 14lbs 10ozs and again on the 15th June when he landed a Cat weighing 26lbs 9ozs.

  • Jon and Paul Black were soon landing Cats and finished with weights of 30lbs 6ozs, 28lbs 4ozs, 22lbs 2ozs, 19lbs 2ozs, 17lbs 3ozs, 2 x 17lbs 2ozs plus 4 x kittens.

  • Ian Henderson and son Liam, arrived on the 9th June for a 3-day break and landed 20 x Cats weighing from 10lbs to 38lbs.

  • Regular Mark Davis visited on the 10th June and landed 5 x Cats weighing 37lbs, 2 x 23lbs, 21lbs and 17lbs.

  • Les Roberts and 14 years old son Callum, visited on the 10th June. Callum (below) soon had a work-out setting his PB at 35lbs 11ozs. Other Cats landed weighed 23lbs 10ozs, 22lbs 8ozs, 16lbs 4ozs, 12lbs 5ozs and 10lbs 2ozs.

  • Regular Daniel Selby began his 24 hour session the 10th June and had a great time landing 6 x Cats averaging 30lbs+ including weights of 38lbs, 34lbs, 32lbs 8ozs, 32lbs, 27lbs and 17lbs.

  • Gary Vaughan and Gary Constable arrived on the 10th June for a 60 hour session when they landed 24 x Cats including 6 x 30lbs+ and 11 x 20lbs+.

  • Arriving on the 12th June for a 24 hour session, regular Jason Tuckey landed 6 x Cats weighing 39lbs 8ozs, 28lbs 12ozs, 26lbs, 19lbs and 12lbs 2ozs together with 2 x Commons both weighing 12lbs.

  • Regular Paul Coombes returned on the 12th June for a 60 hour session and landed 17 x Cats weighing 32lbs, 26lbs, 25lbs, 22lbs 8ozs, 22lbs, 20lbs 8ozs, 20lbs, 19lbs 8ozs, 15lbs 8ozs, 15lbs, 14lbs 8ozs, 2 x 13lbs 8ozs and 4 x kittens. 

  • During a short break Jon Dickel landed his PB 41lbs Cat on the 13th June.

  • Gary and Bernie Day returned on the 15th June with Gary landing Cats weighing 34lbs and 31lbs plus a 8lbs Carp and Bernie landing Cats weighing 24lbs 6ozs, 15lbs, 14lbs, 12lbs and 11lbs.

  • Trevor Barton and son Adam visited on the 16th June, and being Adams birthday he landed Cats weighing 39lbs 6ozs PB, 35lbs 6ozs, 22lbs, 21lbs 6ozs, 17lbs plus 2 x kittens while Trevor had Cats of 28lbs, 27lbs, 23lbs and 9lbs.

  • Regular Kevin Oxley returned on the 16th June for a 96 hour session when he had a great catch landing 18 x Cats weighing a total of 514lbs 80zs; including 6 x 30lbs+ weighing 36lbs 2ozs, 34lbs 4ozs, 34lbs 2ozs, 33lbs 6ozs, 33lbs and 32lbs 8ozs plus 11 x 20’s. Of note the average weight of the 18 x Cats was 30lbs+.

  • The weather was hot and the fishing was even hotter when Les Roberts visited on the 19th June and landed 10 x Cats weighing 35lbs, 33lbs 2ozs, 26lbs 8ozs, 25lbs 6ozs, 23lbs 10ozs, 23lbs 7ozs, 22lbs 8ozs, 21lbs 10ozs, 15lbs 4ozs and 10lbs 1ozs.

  • The 20th June continued to be very hot when regulars Peter Parsons and Eric Scott, the “Q & Q Duo”, returned and both had great catches. Peter landed a tiring Quantity 18 x Cats weighing in total 321lbs including weights of 2 x 28lbs, 25lbs, 24lbs, 22lbs, 20lbs, 2 x 19lbs, 2 x 17lbs, 16lbs, 15lbs, 3 x 13lbs, 12lbs and 2 x 10lbs while Eric landed Quality 6 x Cats including weights of 38lbs 7ozs and 43lbs 10ozs to top the Cat Leader Board – see below.

  • Mark Byatt and son Matthew arrived on the 17th June for a short break with friends Steve Potter and Danny Houghton who all had PB’s and jointly landed 27 x Cats from the 21st to 23rd:

  • Regular Jason Tuckey began his 24 hour session on the 22nd June and succeeded in landing 7 x Cats weighing 30lbs 2ozs, 28lbs 12ozs, 27lbs 6ozs, 24lbs 10ozs, 22lbs, 18lbs 4ozs and 14lbs.
  • The 24th June saw the arrival of regular Reg Miller plus five of his colleagues for a short break fishing on Lakes 1 and 2. Barry Trigg fished Lake 1 and landed 17 x Carp weighing from 8lbs to a 17lbs 10ozs Mirror while Steve Harper had a great catch over the week including:

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Reg Miller fishing Lake 2 had a superb catch becoming the first angler to join our “1,000lbs Session Club” for a second time with a haul of 1,071lbs 6ozs:

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Being very sociable, on the third evening Reg invited two colleagues to join and share his swim (and rods) to review tactics. During this relaxed period all three were successful in landing 30’s but unfortunately Reg’s Cat was not 30lbs but 30ozs:

Lake 3 (Mixed)

  • On Thursday 25th May 2017, the East Kent Branch of the Masonic Fishing Charity hosted some 20 students with behaviour and learning difficulties from the Orchard School in Canterbury and the Bower Grove School from Maidstone.  Lake 3 (Mixed) was their chosen venue and the weather forecast predicted sunshine with a mild breeze.

    The weather developed into a perfect day enabling all the participants to enjoy a day’s fishing. On their arrival the pupils were welcomed and briefed on the safety instructions followed by the allocation of a Caster to help each student at the lakeside. The fishing started off with very little success other than plenty of bites and small fish. Patiently the students persevered and eventually, to the delight of everyone, the larger fish began to be caught.

After a very successful morning and catching many large carp, a klaxon was sounded to alert the young anglers that lunch was being served – a barbecue with all the trimmings was awaiting them. Following lunch, a short session of fishing continued and on completion, all participants attended an award ceremony where Peter Hagger and Graham Snell, both presented special awards to each youngster.

  • With the sun shining, The Duke of Gloucester AS held their match on the 4th June. The results were:

    1st         Ian Wetheral with 62lbs 15ozs

    2nd       Joe Simms with 41lbs 14ozs

    3rd        Ron Poole with 27lbs 11ozs

    4th        Charlie Taylor with 26lbs 7ozs

    5th        Dennis Stubbenhagen with 26lbs 5ozs  

  • Fred Rosier returned on the 6th June and amidst torrential rain and strong winds; when he had a great mixed bag landing Mirrors weighing 7lbs 5ozs and 4lbs 9ozs, Commons weighing 5lbs 13ozs, 5lbs, 3lbs 8ozs and 2lbs 1oz, a Bream weighing 3lbs 2ozs plus 5 x Tench to 2lbs 10ozs and again on the 20th June in blazing sunshine when Fred landed Commons weighing 10lbs 8ozs, 6lbs 15ozs, 5lbs 3ozs and 4lbs 14ozs, a 7lbs 4ozs Mirror, Tench of 2lbs 11ozs and 1lb 7ozs plus Bream of 4lbs 4ozs and 3lbs 3ozs.

  • Paul Wharton visited on the 13th June and his mixed bay included 5 x Carp to 7lbs, a 4lbs Bream and Roach to 1lb.

  • Paul Evans returned on the 17th June and using a pole landed 40+ plus Carp to 12lbs, 30+ Tench to 3lbs 8ozs, a Bream weighing 4lbs 4ozs and 10 x Roach to 10ozs.

  • With the sun shining, The Dell Angling Society held their match on the 25th June. The results were:

    1st         C. Cleary with 67lbs 12ozs

    2nd       R. Hanlon with 41lbs 8ozs

    3rd        P. Vecchi with 35lbs 8ozs

NEWS: 1 May 2017 to 31 May 2017

Showers, frost and sunshine

Thank you to all those anglers who have spent a few moments to summarise their catch in the Cabin Log Book. Only this information forms the basis of our Monthly Report to keep all anglers informed of what has happened.

Manor Fisheries 2018 Bookings

Some dates for your 2018 diary. The Manor Fisheries 2018 Season opening date is Saturday 24th March and the last date will be Sunday 30th September.

2018 Availability can be seen via https://www.manor-fisheries.co.uk/availability/ and we are now accepting 2018 Bookings that include “Seven days of accommodation plus Fishing” noting charges presently remain unchanged and are the same as those for 2017 until further notice.

Recording a special Memory with a ViKta Pen

Now available are locally hand-crafted ViKta ball-point pens which make an ideal gift for the discerning sportsman or women for recording that special memory. See the February News Letter for more details.

Each ViKta pen is £23.00 or £24.00 boxed including a refill.

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Price: £65.00 or near offer

Contact: Manor Fisheries 01622 890 990

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Price: £65.00 or near offer           Contact: Manor Fisheries 01622 890 990

Fishing Report – 1st May 2017 to 31st May 2017

Summary

The weather during May has been variable with a number of nights with heavy rain that effected catches. During mid and late May the Carp spawned and the goslings and ducklings grew rapidly.

At the end of May the Cats came out of hibernation en masse with both Nigel Gillard and Andrew Moyser joining our “1000lbs Club” – see more details below. Specimens Cats landed this month include 8 x 40’s to 41lbs 10ozs and 80 x 30’s, 2 x 20lbs+ Carp and Tench to 6lbs 14ozs.

Lake 1 (Carp)

  • Visiting on the 1st May, Andy and Ben Perkins landed 4 x Carp using krill boilies. Andy landed Commons weighing 16lbs, 14lbs and 12lbs while Ben had a 14lbs Mirror.

  • Rob Ormond landed 2 x Commons weighing 16lbs and 13lbs on the 3rd May plus a 12lbs Mirror.

  • Regular Dave Kendrick returned on the 5th May and after 40 minutes soon topped the Carp Leader Board with a 23lbs 12ozs Mirror and then went on to add a 16lbs 9ozs Mirror and Commons weighing 14lbs 8ozs and 10lbs 7ozs to his catch. Paul Kendrick (Dave’s son) also landed 4 x Carp including Mirrors weighing 19lbs and 16lbs 4ozs plus Commons weighing 18lbs and 14lbs 8ozs.

  • It was another cold blowy day on the 6th May when Kevin Seal had two successive PB’s landing Commons of 17lbs 8ozs PB and 18lbs PB plus a 9lbs Mirror and regular Reg Miller landed 6 x Commons weighing 17lbs 8ozs, 14lbs 8ozs, 14lbs, 13lbs 12lbs 1oz and 10lbs 4ozs while colleague Steve Harper had a 11lbs Common.

  • Arriving on the 8th May for a 4-day break Tim Lawlor landed 14 x doubles including Commons weighing 19lbs 2ozs, 15lbs 8ozs x 2, 15lbs 4ozs and Mirrors to 13lbs 5ozs plus two smaller Carp.   

  • Regular Terry Keard arrived on the 9th May for a 48 hour session and landed 5 x Commons weighing 17lbs 11ozs, 15lbs 6ozs, 12lbs 1oz, 9lbs 1oz and 6lbs 7ozs plus a 17lbs 7ozs Mirror. Terry followed up with another 48 hour session beginning the 23rd May and using Krill boilies landed 5 x Commons weighing 16lbs, 14lbs 12ozs, 9lbs 6ozs, 9lbs 2ozs and 8lbs 5ozs plus a 19lbs 110zs Mirror.

  • Jamie Selby arrived on the 12th May and landed Commons weighing 18lbs 8ozs and 7lbs while colleague Ash Wicks landed Commons weighing 17lbs and 13lbs.

  • Returning on the 17th May, Roger Austen landed 3 x Commons weighing 17lbs 8ozs (on pineapple and coconut boilie), 15lbs 12ozs (on Cell) and 6lbs (on the Sauce) plus a 17lbs 8ozs Mirror (on the Sauce).

  • Paul Lewis visited on the 20th May and landed 3 x Carp weighing 17lbs 8ozs, 16lbs 8ozs and 15lbs 8ozs.

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  • Returning on the 22nd May, John Ward landed this Mirror weighing 19lbs 4ozs.

 

  • Bob Hodder arrived on the 20th May for a short break and on the 22nd landed 3 x Commons including a 23lbs 6ozs PB plus weights of 16lbs 7ozs and 10lbs 4ozs.

  • Regular Jason Tuckey began his 24 hour session on the 22nd May and using boilies plus fake pop-up corn, landed 5 x Commons weighing 18lbs 10ozs, 15lbs 8ozs, 14lbs 3ozs, 12lbs 4ozs and 11lbs plus a 12lbs Mirror.

  • Ian Emms visited on the 25th May and landed a Common weighing 16lbs 9ozs where the successful bait was 18mm Cell boilie.

  • Visiting on the 29th May Simon Rickett landed a Common weighing 18lbs 4ozs plus a 9lbs Mirror.

    Lake 2 (Carp/Catfish)

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  • During a wet and windy 1st May Aran Flemming landed Cats weighing 30lbs+, 28lbs and 20lbs.

 

 

  • Paul Coombes began his 60 hour session on the 2nd May using prawns for bait and in spite of cold and wet weather had a good session landing a Cat weighing 42lbs 8ozs to top the Cat Leader Board plus 3 x 30’s weighing 31lbs 8ozs, 30lbs 8ozs and 30lbs. In addition Paul landed Cats weighing 21lbs 8ozs, 17lbs 16lbs 8ozs, 15lbs 8ozs and 11lbs 8ozs to round off a 9 x Cat total.

  • On the 5th May John Bairam used halibut pellet to lure a 23lbs 10ozs Cat.

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  • Arriving on the 5th May for his 48 hour session Daniel Selby went on to land Cats weighing 28lbs and 17lbs and 33lbs at 6.00 am on the 6th.

 

 

 

  • Bill Ellis had a great session using luncheon meat after arriving on the 7th May for his 24 hour session.

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  • With most bites coming during the night Bill landed 6 x Cats including 3 x 30’s weighing 37lbs 4ozs PB, 35lbs 2ozs and 34lbs 4ozs plus others weighing 23lbs, 19lbs 8ozs and 13lbs 8ozs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Jason Tuckey began his 24 hour session on the 8th May using double red pellets bait and although experiencing very few runs, Jason landed a 37lbs 20zs Cat. 

  • Arriving on the 8th May for a 4-day break Roy Prout used both luncheon meat and halibut pellet baits and finished with 3 x 30’s including Cats weighing 36lbs 11ozs, 33lbs, 32lbs 7ozs, 28lbs 9ozs, 24lbs 5ozs, 22lbs 4ozs, 21lbs 12ozs, 15lbs 7ozs, 15lbs 2ozs and 14lbs 10ozs.

  • Regular Reg Miller returned on the 13th May and landed Cats weighing 31lbs, a one short of a boilie at 29lbs 15ozs and 25lbs while colleague Wayne Johnson had Cats of 30lbs 7ozs, 30lbs 6ozs, 26lbs and 12lbs.

  • Using halibut pellet bait on the 14th May, Steve Collins landed Cats weighing 23lbs and 19lbs.

Arriving on the 15th May for a short break, the “Lee” family plus Lewis Glass targeted the Cats using pineapple and fishy pellet baits and had many successes as can be seen below. Of the 34 Cats landed, Jan led the way with 16 to 30lbs 12ozs while Lewis had the heaviest at 41lbs 4ozs.

Arriving on the 15th May for a short break, the “Lee” family plus Lewis Glass targeted the Cats using pineapple and fishy pellet baits and had many successes as can be seen below. Of the 34 Cats landed, Jan led the way with 16 to 30lbs 12ozs while Lewis had the heaviest at 41lbs 4ozs.

  • Regular Paul Hutchinson returned on the 19th May and using crab boilies and halibut pellets found the Cats feeding. His catch included 10 x Cats weighing 30lbs, 24lbs 6ozs, 23lbs 6ozs, 23lbs, 22lbs 2ozs, 22lbs, 19lbs 10ozs, 18lbs 8ozs, 18lbs 2ozs and 14lbs 4ozs.

Arriving on the 20th May for a short break organised by Robin Moyser, the Cats came out of hibernation resulting in everyone enjoying a great session with Nigel Gillard (3 x 40’s) and Andrew Moyser landing over 1,00lbs of Cats and joining our “1,000lbs Club”:

Arriving on the 20th May for a short break organised by Robin Moyser, the Cats came out of hibernation resulting in everyone enjoying a great session with Nigel Gillard (3 x 40’s) and Andrew Moyser landing over 1,00lbs of Cats and joining our “1,000lbs Club”:

  • Connor and Alan Cambridge found the Cats still feeding on the 28th May when Connor’s Cats weighed 35lbs 10ozs, 27lbs, 20lbs, 18lbs and 10lbs and Alan’s weighed 37lbs, 29lbs, 25lbs and 19lbs.

  • Regular Reg Miller returned on the 28th May to find the Cats feeding freely and ended up with 10 including weights of 37lbs and 30lbs plus 4 x 20’s while colleague Gary Atkins landed 12 x Cats including weights of 33lbs 10ozs and 31lbs 5ozs plus 4 x 20’s.

  • Arriving on the 28th May for a 36 hour session, regular Pat O’Sullivan found the Cats still feeding freely and had a great catch including 15 x Cats weighing 36lbs, 35lbs, 34lbs, 3 x 32lbs, 28lbs, 3 x 26lbs, 2 x 24lbs, 20lbs, 16lbs and 14lbs.

    Lake 3 (Mixed)

  • Andy Worf returned on the 10th May and landed 5 x Tench, 2 x Carp plus a Bream.

  • Regular Paul Evans returned on the 13th May and using a pole landed 14 x Bream to 5lbs 11ozs, 2 x Carp to 4lbs 6ozs plus a 2lbs Tench. Returning on the 27th May regular Paul Evans used a long pole and using luncheon meat and sweetcorn baits landed 20+ x Carp to 10lbs, 24 x Tench to a Leader Board topping 6lbs 15ozs, 6 x Bream to 4lbs and 7 x Roach to 1lb.

 

 

 

  • Paul Wharton had a great 4 hour session on the 15th May with a pole catching Tench, Perch and 7 x Carp to 6lbs.

 

  • Returning on the 26th May Paul landed 15 x Carp weighing from 2lbs to 9lbs plus a 3lbs 2ozs Tench.

 

  • Feeder fishing with pellet on the 15th May, Fred Little had a mixed catch including Carp, Bream and Tench.

  • Andy Worf returned on the 27th May and using prawn bait landed a 3lbs Bream and Tench plus 2 x Commons weighing 10lbs and 8lbs on sweetcorn.

  • Returning on the 30th May Mark and Sue Rogers had a great mixed haul including a 6lbs 5ozs Common, a 5lbs 15ozs Mirror, 19 x Tench from 1lb 8ozs to 3lbs 8ozs and 7 x Bream to 4lbs 5ozs.