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

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.

To order email: coltleisure@btinternet.com

For Sale Board

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

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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: £65.00 or near offer

Contact: Manor Fisheries 01622 890 990

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.

To order email:

Price: £65.00 or near offer

Contact: Manor Fisheries 01622 890 990

For Sale Board

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: £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 Bairham 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.

NEWS: 1 April to 30 April 2017

The New Season

The new season has started with a b-a-n-g with many great catches and PB’s. Although some of the nights have still been very cold you could hear Cuckoos calling during the day. 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.

Important – We all at some time accidently snag a tree or root and break off leaving behind line and bait. If this happens call me to assist in solving a dangerous situation; NEVER leave a line with a baited hook which can tether a fish (or bird) that will subsequently die; it is inexcusable as demonstrated by inconsiderate anglers recently fishing Lake 1 (Carp) and Lake 2 (Carp/Catfish).

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.

To order email: coltleisure@btinternet.com

For Sale Board

Let me know if you are interested in selling your surplus fishing tackle via this website. There would be no charge assuming you provide an item description, photograph, price and your contact details. For example:

                      Price: £65.00 or near offer

                      Price: £65.00 or near offer

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.

Contact: Manor Fisheries 01622 890 990

 

Fishing Report – 1st April 2017 to 30thApril 2017

Summary

This April has had a number of frosty nights/mornings with the first goslings and ducklings beginning to appear and fish beginning to be caught in growing numbers. Specimens landed this month include 35 x 30lbs+ Cats to 41lbs 3ozs, 4 x 20lbs+ Carp and Tench to 5lbs 11ozs. Also see Paul Evans memorable Lake 3 (Mixed) catches on April 2nd and April 29th.

Lake 1 (Carp)

  • Visiting for a day on the 1st April, Chris Timson, Will Timson and colleague landed 26 x Carp including 15 x Mirrors ranging 13lbs to 20lbs and Commons ranging 15lbs to 21lbs.

  • Visiting on the 2nd April regular Tony Payne was successful in landing Mirrors weighing 17lbs 8ozs, 12lbs 4ozs and 11lbs 7ozs.

  • Regular Dave Hodge arrived on the 4th April and landed a 15lbs 2ozs Common and Mirrors weighing 21lbs 4ozs and 15lbs 7ozs while colleague Charlie King landed a 17lbs Mirror and Commons weighing 15lbs and 14lbs 8ozs and Fred King landed Commons weighing 17lbs and 15lbs 2ozs.

  • Returning on the 8th April for a 24 hour session Paul Kitt targeted the Carp using pop-up baits and landed Commons weighing 16lbs 8ozs, 14lbs 8ozs, 2 x 14lbs, 12lbs and 7lbs 5ozs plus Mirrors weighing 13lbs 5ozs and 12lbs 8ozs while colleague Bob Irvine had a day session and landed Commons weighing 16lbs 8ozs, 15lbs 4ozs and 11lbs 12ozs.

                           Paul Kitt and a Common

                           Paul Kitt and a Common

                        Bob Irvine and a Common

                        Bob Irvine and a Common

                             Paul Kitt and a Mirror

                             Paul Kitt and a Mirror

                      Bob Irvine and a Common

                      Bob Irvine and a Common

  • Starting his 36 hour session on the 8th April regular Gary Deacon went on to land 4 x Commons and a Mirror weighing from 8lbs to 18lbs. 

  • Mike Ince visited on the 9th April and landed Commons weighing 17lbs 10ozs, 14lbs 8ozs and 13lbs plus a 10lbs 2ozs Mirror.

  • Fishing on the 11th April with Krill pop-ups, Roger Austin landed Commons weighing 15lbs 8ozs and 12lbs.

  • Regulars Terry Keard, Steve Hyder and Phil Lane all began their 48 hour session on the 12th April. Phil landed Commons weighing 17lbs 8ozs, 17lbs, 15lbs 11ozs, 12lbs 2ozs and 8lbs 8ozs plus a 15lbs 11ozs Mirror, Steve landed Commons weighing 19lbs 8ozs, 18lbs, 17lbs, 16lbs 8ozs, 15lbs 10ozs, 13lbs 4ozs, 13lbs and 12lbs 2ozs plus Mirrors weighing 15lbs 8ozs and 13lbs 8ozs and Terry landed Commons weighing 17lbs 8ozs (see below), 16lbs 13ozs, 9lbs 3ozs and 8lbs 13ozs plus a 11lbs 4ozs Mirror.

It was much colder when Terry and Steve returned on the 25th April for a further 48 hour session with Terry landing Commons weighing 15lbs 4ozs and 11lbs 8ozs while Steve landed Mirrors weighing 18lbs and 10lbs 8ozs plus a 9lbs 15ozs Common.

  • On the 14th April Danny Donnelly landed 2 x Commons that both weighed 10lbs and was joined by Kev who also landed 2 x Commons weighing 10lbs and 12lbs but Mark had greater success when he landed 2 x Commons weighing 19lbs and 18lbs plus 3 x Mirrors weighing 19lbs, 15lbs and 12lbs.

  • Visiting for a first time on the 16th April, Mark Chandler landed a 17lbs 8ozs Common while colleague Luke Perkins landed a 14lbs 8ozs Common.

  • Beginning their 36 hour session on the 17th April Lee Bridges landed a Mirrors weighing 13lbs 8ozs and 9lbs 8ozs plus a 17lbs 8ozs Common while colleague Terry Bowdery landed Commons weighing 19lbs and 13lbs 8ozs. Bait was Cell boilies.

  • Arriving on the 17th April for their 48 hour session and two cold nights, James Josiah and David Simpson used Cell boilies and were soon into the Carp with a catch including 17 x doubles consisting of Commons to 17lbs 9ozs and Mirrors to 17lbs 8ozs plus a 8lbs 4ozs Mirror.

  • Martin Crease and Tony Thompson had a great 48 hour session arriving 20th April. Their catch included 35 x Carp including 30 doubles.

  • Regular Jon Butler returned on the 23rd April and landed a 21lbs 10ozs PB Mirror plus a 17lbs Common.

  • First time visitor Simon Rickett on the 23rd April landed a 19lbs 8ozs PB Mirror and also added a 1lb 8ozs Perch to his catch.

  • Regular Dave Hodge returned on the 25th April and landed 3 x 17’s weighing 17lbs 6ozs Mirror, 17lbs 8ozs Common and 17lbs 1oz Common and colleague Louie Knowles landed a 18lbs Common plus a 9lbs Mirror.

  • Visiting on the 26th April Roger Austen caught a 11lbs 8ozs Mirror and a 11lbs Common when Cell boilie was the successful bait.

  • Will Timson had a good session on the 28th April when the successful bail was sticky krill boilies and he landed 8 x Carp weighing 21lbs, 2 x 19lbs, 18lbs, 2 x 16lbs, 15lbs and 8lbs.

  • Jack Day had a great session on the 30th April landing 17 x Carp including weights of 18lbs 5ozs, 18lbs, 3 x 17lbs, 3 x 14lbs and the rest low doubles while Bernie Day had 6 x Carp weighing 16lbs, 14lbs, 13lbs, 2 x 12lbs and 8lbs. Colleagues Denn Barnard and Anthony Powell were also successful with the Carp and Denn’s weights were 14lbs and 13lbs while Anthony catch included weights of 16lbs, 15lbs, 13lbs, 10lbs, 8lbs and 6lbs.

    Lake 2 (Carp/Catfish)

  • Arriving on the 31st march for a 36 hour session, Jeremy Lewington landed Cats weighing 30lbs, 25lbs, 2 x 22lbs and 12lbs.

  • When Anthony Murray visited on the 2nd April he landed a PB Cat weighing 35lbs – see below.

  • Visiting on the 3rd April, Barry Setter landed a Cat weighing 37lbs 5ozs.

  • Regular Jason Tuckey arrived on the 3rd April for his 24 hour session and soon topped the Leader Board with a 38lbs 4ozs Cat. In addition Jason’s catch included other Cats weighing 25lbs. Returning on the 17th April for another 24 hour session Jason landed Cats weighing 37lbs 10ozs, 29lbs, 26lbs 1oz, 22lbs 8ozs and 18lbs 6ozs plus 2 x small Commons.

  • David Richardson arrived on the 3rd April for his 48 hour session and landed Cats weighing 28lbs, 22lbs while colleague Russell Westwood landed a 34lbs 8ozs PB Cat.

  • Regular Roy Prout returned on the 6th April and soon landed Cats weighing 30lbs 13ozs, 21lbs 6ozs and 15lbs 15ozs.

  • Arriving for a short break beginning the 7th April Robert Hanson and Jackie were soon amongst the Cats with Jackie landing a 29lbs PB Moggie. Their catch included Cats weighing 33lbs, 29lbs, 2 x 28lbs, 26lbs, 23lbs 7ozs, 22lbs 7ozs, 2 x 21lbs, 19lbs 8ozs, 19lbs, 18lbs, 13lbs 7ozs and 13lbs.

  • Returning on the 9th April Daniel Selby landed a 33lbs Cat.

  • Paul Murray – see below, had a great session on the 11th April when he found the Cats coming out of hibernation to land 7 x Cats including 3 x 30’s with weights of 39lbs 6oz PB to top the Leader Board, 31lbs 10ozs, 30lbs 13ozs, 26lbs 12ozs, 24lbs 1oz, 22lbs 14ozs and 14lbs 13ozs.

  • Visiting on the 27th April Bill Ellis landed Cats weighing 30lbs 8ozs, 29lbs 8ozs and 24lbs 12ozs and the following day one weighing 14lbs.

  • Daughter Bethany – see below, was also successful and using luncheon meat plus squid boilies landed Cats weighing a 25lbs 8ozs PB and 25lbs 2ozs and then added Commons weighing 11lbs 2ozs, 10lbs 4ozs and 9lbs 10ozs plus a 9lbs 4ozs Mirror to her tally when fishing Lake 1 (Carp).

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  • Fishing on the 12th April Phil Rooke had a good session to land 3 x Cats weighing 38lbs 8ozs, 26lbs 8ozs and 23lbs.

  • Visiting on the 13th April Richard Setter landed Cats weighing 31lbs, 30lbs, 27lbs and 2 x 26lbs.

  • Dev Hudagverdi succeeded in placing a bend in his rod on the 14th April when he landed a Cat weighing 38lbs 8ozs.

  • Regular Kevin Oxley arrived on the 14th April for another of his 120 hour sessions and was successful in tempting 4 x 30’s weighing 34lbs 4ozs, 37lbs 14ozs, 38lbs 6ozs and a Leader Board topping 39lbs 8ozs.

  • During a day session on the 15th April Matthew Colegate landed Cats weighing 31lbs 12ozs, 27lbs 6ozs and 17lbs 12ozs.

  • Visiting on the 17th April and with a cold northerly blowing, Jonathan Black used halibut pellet bait and landed a 27lbs PB Cat plus a second weighing 15lbs 8ozs. Nicola O’Leary went one better when targeting Cats for the first time and achieved a 31lbs PB – see below.

  • Peter Parsons returned on the 18th April and landed Cats weighing 24lbs and 13lbs.

  • Paul Murray and Bill Ellis arrived on the 19th April for a great 24 hour session with Bill landing 3 x 30’s including 34lbs 8ozs, 33lbs 12ozs and 33lbs 4ozs plus 27lbs, 24lbs and 22lbs 8ozs while Paul landed Cats weighing 38lbs 4ozs and 27lbs 10ozs.

  • Reg Miller returned on the 21st April and landed Cats weighing 29lbs, 22lbs and 18lbs while colleague Wayne Johnson had a Cat weighing 30lbs 4ozs and a 16lbs Carp.

  • Alan Hayzelden had a great 36 hour session when he arrived on the 21st April breaking his Cat PB three times using single/double mackerel pellets. His catch included 5 x Cats from 10lbs, 12lbs, 26lbs PB, 30lbs PB and 37lbs PB.

  • Beginning his 36 hour session on the 23rd April, Les Roberts went on to land 7 x Cats weighing 28lbs 8ozs, 27lbs 2ozs, 24lbs 7ozs, 22lbs 7ozs, 21lbs 5ozs, 17lbs 5ozs and 14lbs 8ozs.

  • During a 36 hour session beginning 23rd April Pat O’Sullivan landed a 30lbs Cat.

  • When visiting on the 25th April, Dave Wayman used 30mm pellet bait which resulted in his Leader Board topping 41lbs 3ozs PB Cat.

  • Arriving on the 25th April Robin Moyser endured a freezing 36 hour session and using halibut pellet landed Cats weighing 27lbs 8ozs and 19lbs.

  • Regular Paul Hutchinson returned on the 26th April and landed a 19lbs 12ozs Cat and a 12lbs 4ozs Common.

  • Arriving on the 28th April for a short break, Clive Harrison-Betts was soon into the Cats landing 9 weighing 39lbs, 34lbs, 30lbs, 2 x 27lbs, 26lbs, 21lbs, 19lbs and 14lbs.

  • Visiting on 29th April Tracy Cox landed a Cat weighing 24lbs 7ozs.

    Lake 3 (Mixed)

  • Using prawn bait over a bed of corn on the 1st April, resulted in Gary Rust landing 13 x Tench ranging from 1lb 8ozs to 2lbs 8ozs and 6 x Carp (including 2 x 5lbs and 4lbs 8ozs) plus Bream of 3lbs and 3lbs 8ozs.

  • Returning on the 2nd April regular Paul Evans had a great session landing 37 x Carp to 14lbs 12ozs (Mirror), 23 x Tench from 2lbs to 4lbs 20zs and 3 x Bream from 3lbs to 6lbs 2ozs. Paul had another good session on the 29th April landing 7 x Mirrors to 10lbs, 4 x Commons to 7lbs, 13 x Bream to 6lbs 2ozs and 5 x Tench to 5lbs 11ozs.

  • Visiting on the 2nd April graham Payne landed Bream weighing 5lbs, 3lbs 1oz and 2 x 2lbs.

  • Sue and Mark Rogers visited on the 3rd April and using red maggot bait Sue landed 3 x Tench weighing between 1lb 8ozs and 2lbs plus 2 x Commons weighing 7lbs 14ozs and 7lbs 12ozs while Mark used sweet corn and maggot baits to land 2 x Commons both weighing 6lbs 1oz plus Bream weighing 3lbs 14ozs and 3lbs 8ozs. Returning on the 10th April Sue landed a 9lbs 6ozs PB mirror and 1lb 8ozs Tench (both on red maggot) plus a 5lbs 3ozs Common on prawn while Mark used sweetcorn to catch 3 x Carp weighing 7lbs 60zs, 5lbs 6ozs and 5lbs 2ozs, Bream weighing 4lbs 7ozs and 3lbs 8ozs plus 4 x Tench between 1lb 8ozs and 2lbs 8ozs.

  • Robin Simmons visited on the 6th April and landed 12 x Tench weighing between 2lbs 8ozs and 3lbs plus a 2lbs 4ozs Bream while young Tyler had a great mixed catch including 20 x Perch, 10 x Roach, 3 x Rudd, 2 x Tench and a Bream.

  • Fishing on the 11th April David Cheesman and colleague James, landed 4 x Commons and 3 x Mirrors weighing between 14lbs and 6lbs plus 3 x Tench and 3 x Bream.

  • It was a first time visit on the 13th April for Ken and Adrian Paul when Ken used prawn and luncheon meat baits to catch 6 x Tench to 2lbs, a 5lbs Common and a Roach while Adrian used prawn and sweetcorn baits and landed Bream weighing 3lbs and 4lbs, a 2lbs 8ozs Tench and a 5lbs 10ozs Common.

  • Returning on the 14th April Martin Stokes used a variety of baits including sweetcorn, bread and luncheon meat and landed Bream weighing 6lbs, 4lbs and 3lbs, 3 x Commons to 3lbs and 3x Tench to 2lbs.

  • Returning on the 18th April Fred Rosier had a mixed bag including 6 x Bream to 3lbs 15ozs, 2 x Commons to 4lbs 8ozs, a 7lbs 4ozs Mirror and a 12oz Roach.

  • Roger Simmonds visited on the 19th April and landed 15 x Carp to 9lbs and 10 x Tench to 2lbs.

  • Visiting on the 25th April Adrian Paul landed 9 x Tench to 2½lbs, 2 x Carp to 5lbs 14ozs and a 3lbs 11ozs Bream.  

  • Returning on the 30th April Bernard Day landed 6 x Commons to 10lbs 6ozs, 4 x Mirrors and 4 x Bream to 3lbs 12ozs.

NEWS: 1 March 2017 to 31 March 2017

The New Season began on the 25th March 2017

Thank you to all those anglers who in the past 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 all anglers informed of what has happened.

To provide an informative monthly summary every angler is urged to share their catch details in the Log Book provided and forward their pictures.

Now the season has started, there have already been many bookings and it is the time to renew Night Membership (see website for details) to secure your favourite date(s):

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Anglers Mail – 7th March 2017

Bill Rushmer included Manor Fisheries in his "The Best of the Best" report covering the South East and mentions why: We have stayed twice in the lovely on-site accommodation at this exceptionally well-kept fishery.

Lake 1 (Carp) Maintenance

During the closed winter period it has proven to be an ideal opportunity to complete several Lake 1 management tasks including:

  • Cutting back and burning brambles that had taken over the whole surface of the island

  • Cutting back many overhanging island branches.

  • On the 18th January transferring a further 11 x double figure Carp to 20lbs and weighing a total of 162lbs from Lake 2 (Carp/Catfish); resulting in Lake 1 (Carp) now containing approximately 150+ doubles.

  • Tidying and repairing swims

  • During a sunny 13th March, Hadlow College including 7 senior students and 2 staff performed lake-wide netting – see below. Seven smaller Carp were safely relocated to Lake 3 (Mixed) and four rogue Catfish plus small silvers and Perch were safely relocated to Lake 2 (Carp/Catfish).

                Netting Lake 1 (Carp)

                Netting Lake 1 (Carp)

           Small silvers for Lake 2

           Small silvers for Lake 2

        Transfer of 4 Cats to Lake 2

        Transfer of 4 Cats to Lake 2

   Doubles returned to Lake 1 (Carp)

   Doubles returned to Lake 1 (Carp)

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Nick Williams in Antigua www.antigua-flyfishing.com

Having worked through many maintenance tasks this winter, a holiday break to experience sunshine was a welcome break for Rhonda and I. In addition the possibly some salt water fly fishing was tantalising and an opportunity not to miss.

If salt water fly fishing is your thing (give it a go you have not tried it) and you enjoy sunshine (around 80°F to 85°F) plus wildlife, I can highly recommend contacting Nick Williams to guide you to various fishing locations and put onto Tarpon, Snook, Permit or Bonefish together with superb fly casting instruction. In addition Nick hosts on shore and off shore bait, lure and trolling sessions. Although a complete duffer at casting a fly, my luck eventually improved with “two firsts” on a fly as can be seen below.

      Approaching the mangroves

      Approaching the mangroves

              My 1st Snook on a fly

              My 1st Snook on a fly

                At last its on!!

                At last its on!!

Lagoon containing many Tarpon

Lagoon containing many Tarpon

                                              My 1st Tarpon on a fly

                                              My 1st Tarpon on a fly

The Snook was caught from a backwater edged by mangroves and the Tarpon (20lbs) was caught from a lagoon that is located only 70 yards from the sea. The variety of bird life is very rich. Nick and his wife Karoll, contactable on www.reefviewapartments.com also provide great self-catering accommodation.

See my Trip Advisor report at: https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g147242-d6418100-Reviews-Antigua_Fly_Fishing_Light_Tackle_Charters-Antigua_Antigua_and_Barbuda.html

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

Summary

With a cold northerly wind on a sunny day, the first day of our season was memorable as the Leader Board already contains some good results. It was good to see our regulars again plus several new faces. Congratulations to first time visitors Bradley Foelp and Chris Pearson, who achieved PB’s on our opening day and now both head our 2017 Leader Board. The first 7 days of the season produced an excellent 7 x 30lbs+ Cats,  5 x 20lbs+ Carp and a 6lbs+ Tench. 

Lake 1 (Carp)

  • Visiting for the first time on the 25 March, Bradley Foelp landed 4 x Carp including Mirrors weighing 17lbs and 14lbs plus Commons of 18lbs 2ozs and 20lbs 1oz (PB).

  • Visiting on the 26 March, Lee Bridges landed a 17lbs Common and a 15lbs 2ozs Mirror while colleague Terry Bowdry landed Commons weighing 17lbs, 15lbs 2ozs and 15lbs.

  • Regular Reg Miller returned on the 27th March and had a great day landing 9 x Carp including 3 x 18lbs, 2 x 17lbs, 15lbs 8ozs, 14lbs 12lbs and 9lbs 8ozs.

  • When visiting on the 28th March, Ian Barrett landed an 11lbs 8ozs Mirror and a 22lbs 8ozs Common to top the 2017 Leader Board while colleague John Anderson landed Commons weighing 18lbs and 10lbs 8ozs.

  • Tom Usher also visited on the 28th March and using boilie baits landed a 10lbs Common while colleague Peter landed three Mirrors weighing 12lbs 10ozs, 12lbs and 10lbs.

  • Phil Russell visited on the 29th March and was successful in landing Commons weighing 13lbs and 12lbs plus a 15lbs Mirror while Will Timson landed 9 x Carp weighing from 13lbs to 19lbs.

  • Ryan Kuyper visited on the 29th March and had a 10lbs Common while colleague Kyle Smith landed a 14lbs Common and a 10lbs Mirror.

  • Rob Adams and colleague visited on the 30th March and landed 3 x Carp estimated at 20lbs to 25lbs each (did not have scales available).

  • Arriving on the 30th March for a 24 hour session, Terry Tysoe landed 5 x Carp (4 x Commons plus a Mirror) ranging from 14lbs to 17lbs.

  • Keith Heard landed a 35lbs 8ozs PB Cat when visiting on the 31st March.

    Lake 2 (Carp/Catfish)

  • Using halibut pellet and squid boilie baits, Jonathan Black was soon into an early Cat weighing 22lbs 10ozs on the 25 March.

Visiting for the first time on the 25 March, Chris Pearson landed his first ever Cat which weighing a creditable 37lbs 8ozs (PB) from Lake 2 (Carp/Catfish).

Visiting for the first time on the 25 March, Chris Pearson landed his first ever Cat which weighing a creditable 37lbs 8ozs (PB) from Lake 2 (Carp/Catfish).

During his visit on the 31st March Richard Edmonds landed a 17lbs Common from Lake 1 (Carp).

During his visit on the 31st March Richard Edmonds landed a 17lbs Common from Lake 1 (Carp).

  • Regular Kevin Oxley arrived on the 25 March and the following day soon landed his first Cat for the season which weighed 32lbs. During his great early season 120 hour session Kevin landed additional Cats weighing 36lbs 4ozs, 34lbs 12ozs, 32lbs, 30lbs 10ozs and 25lbs 6ozs.

  • Regulars Ian Davies and Nick Burden visited on the 27th Match and using halibut pellet Ian landed a Cat weighing 33lbs 14ozs while Nick used chorizo bait to catch a 28lbs Moggie.

  • Jason Tuckey began his 24 hour session on the 28th March and was successful in landing Cats weighing 28lbs 8ozs and 15lbs.

  • Wayne and Pauline Young targeted the Carp on the 30th March landing Commons weighing 15lbs and 12lbs.

Lake 3 (Mixed)

  • While visiting during a short break, Phil Platt caught a good Tench on the 27th March weighing 6lbs 4ozs to head the Tench 2017 Leader Board. His catch included a further 11 x Tench, an 8lbs Common and 7 x Roach to 2lbs. On the 29th Phil landed a further 7 x Tench between 2lbs and 4lbs plus a 6lbs Mirror and a 5lbs 3ozs Common. Phil’s last session on the 31st March ended with 14 x Tench and a 7lbs 8ozs Mirror.

  • The 28th March saw the return of regular Fred Rosier who landed Commons weighing 6lbs 12ozs and 6lbs 3ozs plus Bream of 3lbs 3ozs and 2lbs 12ozs.

  • Regular Bernard Day returned on the 29th March and landed Tench weighing 2lbs and 3lbs plus Commons of 6lbs 10ozs and 4lbs.

NEWS: 1st February to 28th February 2017

New Season (Begins 25th March)

At last - the recent arrival of several Greylag and Canadian geese signals winter is beginning to end and spring is not far away.

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Fishing Report – 1st February 2017 to 28th February 2017

Thank you to all those anglers who in the past 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 all anglers informed of what has happened.

To provide an informative monthly summary every angler is urged to share their catch details in the Log Book provided and forward their pictures.

With the new season bookings beginning to increase in quantity; now is the time to renew Night Membership (see website for details) to secure your favourite date(s):

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General Maintenance

With the lakes closed for the winter period it has proven to be a good opportunity to carry out various maintenance tasks. This has included:

Angler’s Cabin

The interior of the Angler’s Cabin has been redecorated with a new colour scheme and the exterior has also been repainted.

Angler’s Rod Shed

Those booked in an Apartment and requiring fishing, enjoy the exclusive use of the Angler’s Rod shed for storing wet clothes, tackle and bait. The old fridge/freezer has now been replaced by more appropriate appliances:

  • A fridge for storing live baits including maggots, worms, etc.

  • A freezer for storing frozen baits including, squid, frozen boilies, etc.

  • A fridge for storing only the Angler’s food and drinks

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            ViKta pen components

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