NEWS 1 November 2018 to 30 November 2019

Christmas Greetings

Wishing you and your family a very happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

Rhonda and Mike

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We extend a BIG thank you to all our regular and new guests who have visited throughout 2018 when many PB’s were again achieved. We hope your visit has been enjoyable when it has been a pleasure meeting you all.

IMPORTANT CHANGES TO 2019 BOOKING REQUESTS

Manor Fisheries is now accepting 2019 bookings and membership applications from visitors with differing requirements: 

For our 2019 season, Manor Fisheries has changed to a limited Membership only Fishery. With only 4-weeks to go before we begin accepting fishing only bookings, now is the time to apply for your 2019 Manor Fisheries Membership online at https://www.manor-fisheries.co.uk/night-fishing/.

The limited Membership does not apply to Lake 3 (Mixed) Concessionary anglers, those under 18 years in age (who must be accompanied by a 2019 Member), Angling Clubs or those booked with an Apartment.

A booking for fishing during the Manor Fisheries 2019 Season will only be accepted from:

1.       A 2019 Member with a valid membership number in advance of their Booking Request. In addition to the published charges for fishing, the annual 2019 Membership fee is £20.00 which provides the option to book fishing for day and/or night fishing throughout the Manor Fisheries 2019 Season.

2.      An angler with an Apartment booking which includes temporary Membership during their stay

3.       A certified Angling Club which is provided temporary Membership during their Match day

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Some dates for your 2019 diary.

The Manor Fisheries 2019 Season is:

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Activity Plan – the next 16-weeks

Manor Fisheries is closed for the winter and before we open on Saturday 23rd March next year there are on-going activities to be completed including:

  • Management of the lakes through netting and electro stunning.

  • Repair and improvement of swims

    • Lake 2 (Carp/Catfish) swims have been repaired and upgraded as appropriate (see Swim comment below)

  • A new and improved daily winter fish feeding programme using an initial 1,000 Kg of high quality feed

  • General grounds and islands maintenance

  • Apartments, cabin and security maintenance

New Swims

As the new swims contain concrete the use of a rod pod is ideal. Although the use of bank sticks is still fine, when fishing near to the waters edge please avoid damage through banging into the concrete which will also scare the fish away from your swim. Alternatively you can locate your rods (and bank sticks) further back from the water’s edge to completely avoid the concrete.

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We look forward to keeping you informed of progress and receiving your comments and/or ideas.

2018 Leader Board Winners

Since closing for the winter we are delighted to announce the winners of our 2018 Leader Board competition with each angler being awarded £50.00 as follows:

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Special mention is made of two of our regular anglers:

  • Dave Kendrick for the third time a Leader Board winner, has now won both the Carp and Catfish Leader Board competitions:

    • Mirror Carp weighing 22lbs 12ozs on 16th July 2018  

    • Mirror Carp weighing 23lbs 8ozs on 4th August 2016

    • Catfish weighing 44lbs on 21st April 2015

  • Eric Scott for the third time a Leader Board winner, has again won the Catfish Leader Board competitions:

    • Catfish weighing 43lbs 6ozs on 25th September 2018

    • Catfish weighing 43lbs 10ozs on the 20th June 2017

    • Catfish weighing 48lbs 5ozs on the 2nd July 2013

2018 Results of the 1,000 lbs CLUB

Many of our regulars will recognise that there are times during the summer when the Cats become ravenous resulting in large total session weights of Cats being recorded.

Congratulations to all the 1,000 lbs Club anglers shown below who set the bar high through landing over 1,000 lbs in a single session. It is likely that each angler will concur that they were really happy but somewhat tired at the end of their visit!

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Special mention is made of Steve Hyder who becomes only the third angler who has previously landed over 1,000 lbs in a single session:

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2018 Results for our “Pin” Awards

Each year we award every angler with a PIN to commemorate catching their first Manor Fisheries specimen fish for each species shown below.

We are delighted to announce the 2018 “Pin” award winners as follows:

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Special mention is made of Paul Evans who wins his second species PIN having previously caught a Tench weighing 6lbs 12ozs on the 20th June 2015.

Manor Fisheries Specimens

Each year we award every angler with a PIN to commemorate catching their first Manor Fisheries specimen fish for each species shown below. The 2019 PIN qualifying weights are:

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2019 Leader Board

The Leader Board competition will again run throughout our 2019 Season and commence on Saturday 23rd March 2019. Prizes will be awarded for the following specimens caught by or on Sunday 29th September 2019:

  • £50.00 for the first verified 50lbs+ Catfish

  • £50.00 for the first verified 30lbs+ Carp

  • £50.00 for the first verified 8lbs+ Tench

In the event these “Target weights” are not met, the above prizes will be awarded for the heaviest verified Carp, Catfish and Tench specimens recorded in the Cabin Log Book by or on Sunday 29th September 2019.

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In addition to recording Cats weighing over 30lbs, and please don’t be shy ……. we request anglers also record Carp over 20lbs as this forms the basis of our Monthly News Report and provides valuable input to our lake management plans.

Thank you to all those anglers who have spent a few moments in the past to summarise their catch in the Cabin Log Book.

NEWS 1 October 2018 to 31 October 2018

IMPORTANT CHANGES TO 2019 BOOKING REQUESTS

We are now accepting requests, which are subject to availability, from visitors with different requirements for:

  • Booking 2019 Accommodation with discounted fishing for 3, 4 and 7 days or longer.

  • A Manor Fisheries 2019 Membership application

Beginning Saturday 23rd March 2019, Manor Fisheries is changing to a limited Membership only Fishery. With only 9-weeks to go before you can book fishing, now is the time to apply for your 2019 Manor Fisheries Membership.

This can be done online at https://www.manor-fisheries.co.uk/night-fishing/.

The limited Membership does not apply to Concessionary anglers fishing Lake 3 (Mixed) only, those under 18 years in age (who must be accompanied by a 2019 Member), Angling Clubs or those booked with an Apartment.

A booking for fishing during the Manor Fisheries 2019 Season will only be accepted from:

  • A 2019 Member with a valid membership number in advance of their Booking Request. In addition to the published charges for fishing, the annual 2019 Membership fee is £20.00 which provides the option to book fishing for day and/or night fishing throughout the Manor Fisheries 2019 Season.

  • An angler with an Apartment booking which includes temporary Membership during their stay

  • A certified Angling Club which is provided temporary Membership during their Match day

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Manor Fisheries is now accepting 2019 bookings and membership applications from visitors with differing requirements: 

Activity Report – 1st October 2018 to 31st October 2018

Manor Fisheries is now closed for the winter period and we open again next year on Saturday 23rd March 2019. During this period there are many tasks to complete including management of the lakes through netting/electro stunning, cutting back trees and improvement of several swims. In addition a new and improved Lake 1 (Carp) and Lake 2 (Carp/Catfish) daily winter fish feeding programme is being undertaken using an initial 1,000Kg of high quality of feed.

Over the coming weeks we plan to keep you informed of progress and receiving your comments and/or ideas.

Netting and electro stunning 16th October

Lake 1 (Carp) – The Hadlow College team consisting of 2 x lecturers and 16 x students, led by Brian Bailey - Commercial Fisheries Manager, arrived on a glorious Tuesday 16th October equipped with both Seine nets and electro-fishing equipment. Some two dozen Carp ranging from 8lbs to 10lbs were rehomed to Lake 3 (Mixed) along with several smaller Carp and Roach. Of note these smaller Carp weighing around a 1 lb each and were 2 to 3 years old indicating successful breeding of Carp in Lake 1.

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Disappointingly Cats are still breeding and appearing in Lake 1 (Carp) as some 25 x small Cats (including 8 in the 4lbs range) were caught. These were all safely rehomed to Lake 2 (Carp/Catfish).

 Numerous Roach and Perch were also removed from Lake 1 (Carp) and the smaller roach and Perch were relocated to Lake 2 (Carp/Catfish) while the better Roach were relocated to Lake 3 (Mixed).   Going forward, we request that we all remain vigilant and in the event of a Cat being caught from Lake 1 it be unharmed and relocated to Lake 2.

Numerous Roach and Perch were also removed from Lake 1 (Carp) and the smaller roach and Perch were relocated to Lake 2 (Carp/Catfish) while the better Roach were relocated to Lake 3 (Mixed).

Going forward, we request that we all remain vigilant and in the event of a Cat being caught from Lake 1 it be unharmed and relocated to Lake 2.

Work Party – 17th October

General grounds and islands maintenance was carried out during sunny weather on Wednesday 17th October when a Work Party armed with chain saws, sharp gardening saws and long poled loppers tirelessly removed an enormous quantity of overhanging branches from Lake 3 (Mixed) and Lake 1 (Carp).

 
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This activity will reduce the number of break offs and expose more sunlight to previously over grown areas of the lakes. We extend our thanks to David Hodge, Kevin Oxley, Terry Keard and Jason Tuckey who all volunteered to assist in this annual task. 


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Fishing Report – 6 months ending 30th September 2018

Experiencing great autumnal weather Terry Keard participated in the last fishing session for this season and found the fish feeding actively. Five days on Lake 2 (Carp/Catfish) produced 19 x Cats including 2 x PB’s to 39lbs 8ozs and then 39lbs 9ozs with a total of 8 x 30’s. Terry then fished a further five days on Lake 1 (Carp) and finished with 29 x Commons to 17lbs 12ozs and 10 x Mirrors to 17lbs 6ozs.

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Throughout 2018 Carp doubles have continued to show in greater numbers plus 22 x 20lbs+ landings recorded. The 2019 Season should prove to be even better when the present 150+ doubles continue to grow via our new and improved winter feeding programme.

Lake 2 (Carp/Catfish) - 2018

2018 has been a record 6-month season recording 5 x all-time record months for April, May, June, July and September. The picture below provides a visual summary over the past 4-years and illustrates the number of 30lbs+ Catfish has increased by 40% over 2017; resulting in an average of 100 x Cats over 30lbs+ per month.

With Lake 2 limited to a daily maximum of 4-anglers and the daily average number of 30lbs+ cats caught is now 3+, the daily chance of each angler landing a 30lbs+ Cat is statistically better than 75%.

The challenge now is to increase the number of 40’s and encourage them grow to become 50’s via our new and improved winter feeding programme.

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Lake 3 (Mixed) - 2018

Some notable fish were caught this year include a 6lbs 15ozs Bream and a 20lbs Carp plus a 5-hour match winning weight of 128lbs. During this year it has again been notable that the Carp have grown significantly in weight while the number of Crayfish caught has dropped greatly. In addition we are undertaking a winter feeding programme.

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In addition to recording Cats weighing over 30lbs, and please don’t be shy ……. we request anglers also detail and record Carp over 20lbs. This is important as it forms the basis of our Monthly News Report and provides valuable input to our lake management plans.

Thank you to all those anglers who have spent a few moments to summarise their catch in the Cabin Log Book this year.

NEWS 1 September 2018 to 30 September 2018

IMPORTANT CHANGES TO 2019 BOOKING REQUESTS

Now is the time to apply for your 2019 Manor Fisheries Membership. This can be done online at https://www.manor-fisheries.co.uk/night-fishing/.

For the 2019 season, Manor Fisheries has changed to a limited Membership only Fishery for all fishing.

The limited Membership does not apply to Concessionary anglers fishing Lake 3 (Mixed) only, those under 18 years in age (who must be accompanied by a 2019 Member), Angling Clubs or those booked with an Apartment.

A booking for fishing during the Manor Fisheries 2019 Season will only be accepted from:

  • A 2019 Member with a valid membership number in advance of their Booking Request. In addition to the published charges for fishing, the annual 2019 Membership fee is £20.00 which provides the option to book fishing for day and/or night fishing throughout the Manor Fisheries 2019 Season.

  • An angler with an Apartment booking which includes temporary Membership during their stay.

  • A certified Angling Club which is provided temporary Membership during their Match day.

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Manor Fisheries is now accepting 2019 bookings and membership applications from visitors with differing requirements: 

Fishing Report – 1st September 2018 to 30th September 2018

As our season draws to a close, the larger Cats have again appeared in good numbers – especially during the evening sessions resulting in an all-time record September – and the fourth record month recorded during our 6-month season. Specimens landed this month include 83 x 30lbs+ Catfish (an average of 2.75+ per day) to 43lbs 6ozs caught by Eric Scott to top the Catfish Leader Board, Lake 1 Carp to a 21lbs caught by Alan Rogers and a 5-hour match winning Lake 3 (Mixed) weight of 128lbs.

In addition:

  • New PB’s were set

  • More Anglers joined The Manor Fisheries Specimen Club

Thank you to all those anglers who took time to record their catches in the Cabin Log Book.

Lake 1 (Carp)

  • Susan and Tony Stephen-Ford returned for a short break beginning the 31st August and landed 12 x Carp including a 19lbs PB for Tony.

  • Returning on the 2nd September Mick Rogers landed 7 x Carp weighing 18lbs 14ozs, 18lbs 4ozs, 17lbs 6ozs, 14lbs 4ozs, 14lbs, 13lbs 8ozs and 12lbs 4ozs using Nut Cracker boilies while  Alan Rogers had a 16lbs 4ozs Carp.

  • Regular Pat O’Sullivan began his 36 hour session on the 2nd September and using boilie and halibut pellet baits landed 5 x Commons weighing 18lbs, 2 x 16lbs and 2 x 14lbs plus 4 x Mirrors weighing 20lbs, 16lbs, 14lbs and 12lbs for a total of 140lbs.

  • Fishing on the 5th September Mike Drane and Stuart used Nash boilies to catch 14 x Carp including a 16lbs Common and Mirrors weighing 17lbs and 15lbs.

  • The Benfleet Carp Society (consisting of Brian Sparrow, Stuart Wiggins,  Andy Davidson and Steve Williams) arrived for a break on the 6th September and landed 72 x Carp over 60 hours weighing a total of 889lbs:

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  • Veronica and Richard Crouch visited on the 10th September and together they caught 8 x Carp with Veronica landing Commons weighing 14lbs and 11lbs 8ozs plus Mirrors weighing 13lbs 4ozs, 11lbs 8ozs and 11lbs while Richard landed Mirrors weighing 16lbs and 9lbs 2ozs plus a 10lbs 4ozs Common. Returning on the 14th September, Veronica landed Carp weighing 9lbs and 6lbs while Richard landed a 10lbs 11ozs Common and a 10lbs 12ozs Mirror.

  • Regular Terry Keard arrived on the 12th September for a 48 hour session and using krill boilie bait caught 10 x Carp including:

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  • Arriving on the 15th September Paul Jenkins landed Carp weighing 18lbs and 12lbs while Sam landed Carp weighing 19lbs, 18lbs, 16lbs and 2 x 15lbs.

  • Using cherry and curry luncheon meat baits, Christine and Colin Holder began fishing on the 16th September during a short break and had many successes including weights of:

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  • Regular Jason Tuckey arrived on the 17th September for a 24 hour session and using Nash key cray boilie bait caught 12 x Carp including 7 x Commons weighing 18lbs 4ozs, 15lbs 2ozs, 14lbs 1oz, 13lbs 6ozs, 12lbs 6ozs, 12lbs and 11lbs plus 5 x Mirrors weighing 16lbs 8ozs, 15lbs 1oz, 14lbs 4ozs, 12lbs 8ozs and 10lbs.

  • Steve Hyder arrived on the 19th September for a 36 hour session and landed Commons weighing 14lbs 6ozs, 9lbs 8ozs and 9lbs 4ozs plus Mirrors weighing 12lbs 10ozs, 10lbs 4ozs and 10lbs 2ozs.

  • Visiting on the 22nd September, Danny Kenyon landed Mirrors weighing 18lbs and 14lbs where halibut pellet and luncheon meat were the successful baits.  

  • With the cooler autumn rapidly arriving, regular Terry Keard began his 36 hour session on the 26th September and used krill boilie and Robin Red baits to successfully catch 6 x Carp including Commons weighing 13lbs 11ozs, 12lbs 4ozs, 10lbs 10ozs and 7lbs 12ozs plus Mirrors weighing 12lbs 6ozs and 8lbs 13ozs.

  • Regular Peter Austen returned on the 27th September and landed Commons weighing 18lbs 8ozs and 14lbs 2ozs plus Mirrors weighing 15lbs 3ozs and 10lbs 2ozs.

  • Neil Cordier visited on the 27th September and landed a 15lbs Common and 10lbs Mirror.

  • A late September visit on the 28th provided a great session for Paul Jenkins when he used spam bait and landed 6 x Carp including Mirrors weighing 20lbs 7ozs, 14lbs 3ozs, 12lbs 3ozs, 8lbs 10ozs and 8lbs 7ozs plus a 6lbs 4ozs Common while Sam Jenkins landed 7 x Carp including Mirrors weighing 19lbs, 18lbs, 17lbs, 15lbs, 13lbs and 12lbs plus a 11lbs Common.  

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Paul Jenkins with his 20lbs 7ozs Mirror Carp

  • Visiting on the 30th September, the final day of our season, regular Alan Rogers gave a spectacular show of scoring in extra time using krill boilie baits. In sunny conditions with bites slow to come by Alan started by landing a Carp weighing 15lbs. Then at 3.50 pm Alan landed a 20lbs 9ozs PB carp followed at 4.00 pm by a 21lbs PB carp – many congratulations to a great season end.

Lake 2 (Carp/Catfish)

  • Arriving on the 1st September, Nick Burden had a great 60 hour session landing 18 x Cats averaging 31lbs+ each for a total weight of 561lbs 15ozs including:

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  • Bill Ellis arrived on the 2nd September for a 48 hour session and was joined later that evening by his son Craig for a 36 hour session and they both caught 30’s and 20’s including:

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  • Using halibut pellet bait on the 4th September resulted in Cats of 39lbs 8ozs and 20lbs 7ozs for Dave Rogers.

  • Peter Parsons landed 2 x 25lbs Cats on the 4th September plus a Kitten.

  • Returning on the 5th September regular David Hodge landed a 20lbs Cat.

  • Paul Black returned on the 5th September and landed Cats weighing 33lbs, 32lbs 2ozs and 26lbs.

  • Richard Grimes together with Danny and Sonny Palmer arrived on the 6th September for their 48 hour session and using halibut pellet bait had may successes plus several kittens and Carp:

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  • Arriving on the 8th September for a short break, Robert Hanson and Jackie Colton first targeted the Cats and then the Lake 1 (Carp) carp with great success:

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  • Returning on the 10th September for a 60 hour session, regular Paul Coombes used luncheon meat bait and landed 4 x Cats weighing 36lbs, 31lbs, 30lbs 8ozs and 25lbs 8ozs.

  • Ian Brown visited on the 10th September and landed 4 x Cats weighing 39lbs 9ozs, 33lbs 2ozs, 25lbs 6ozs and 22lbs.

  • Regular Jason Tuckey arrived on the 10th September for his 24 hour session and using halibut pellet bait landed 9 x Cats weighing 38lbs 12ozs, 36lbs 6ozs, 31lbs, 28lbs 8ozs, 25lbs, 21lbs, 18lbs, 15lbs and 12lbs plus 2 x Carp.

  • Regular Gary Day returned on the 12th September and using halibut pellet bait caught 6 x Cats weighing 32lbs, 18lbs 8ozs, 17lbs, 16lbs, 14lbs and 13lbs plus a 2lbs carp.

  • John Dafter began his 60 hour session on the 12th September and landed 8 x Cats to 35lbs.

  • Arriving on the 13th September, Jason Turk landed 7 x 30’s during the night including weights of 39lbs 8ozs PB, 37lbs 4ozs, 34lbs 4ozs, 32lbs 3ozs, 31lbs 5ozs, 31lbs and 30lbs 2ozs.

  • Visiting on the 14th September 17 year old Patrick Johnson landed a 40lbs PB Cat and again using krill pellets on the 28th September, a 35lbs Cat.

  • Arriving on the 14th September for a 36 hour session resulted in Cats of 38lbs and 12lbs for Philip Williams and 26lbs for Steve Collins.

  • Arriving on the 16th for a 36 hour session, regular Pat O’Sullivan used halibut pellet bait to catch 4 x Cats weighing 32lbs, 3 x 28lbs and 18lbs plus a 16lbs Mirror for a total of 140lbs.

  • Regulars Peter Parsons and Eric Scott arrived on the 18th September when Peter landed 4 x Cats weighing 37lbs, 29lbs 8ozs, 27lbs and 23lbs 8ozs while Eric caught Cats weighing 37lbs 8ozs, 31lbs and 24lbs.

  • Ian Usher and Roger Simmons visited on the 20th September when they landed Cats weighing 36lbs 8ozs, 26lbs 8ozs, 26lbs, 22lbs 8ozs.

  • Both Jason Turk and his grandson Bradley, had a great night session arriving on the 21st September. Their 9 x Cats (averaging 30+lbs) total catch weight was 277lbs 9ozs included 1 x 40 and 5 x 30’s weighing: 41lbs 3ozs PB for young Bradley, 37lbs 9ozs, 35lbs 3ozs, 33lbs 1oz, 32lbs 2ozs, 31lbs 8ozs, 28lbs 6ozs, 26lbs 2ozs and 12lbs 9ozs.

 …..…Bradley Turk and his  PB  41lbs 3ozs Cat…..

…..…Bradley Turk and his PB 41lbs 3ozs Cat…..

 ….…..Jason Turk and his 37lbs 9ozs Cat……..

….…..Jason Turk and his 37lbs 9ozs Cat……..

  • Both Paul Hutchinson and Andy Phillips returned on the 22nd September when Paul landed 10 x Cats weighing 37lbs 8ozs, 36lbs 8ozs, 36lbs 6ozs, 27lbs 12ozs, 23lbs, 22lbs 10ozs, 22lbs 4ozs, 20lbs 4ozs, 19lbs 4ozs and 15lbs 8ozs while Andy used Xcel baits and landed Cats weighing 37lbs and 19lbs.

  • Regular Reg Miller visited on the 23rd September and caught 11 x Cats weighing 39lbs 8ozs, 37lbs, 32lbs 8ozs, 24lbs 8ozs, 24lbs, 23lbs 10ozs, 23lbs 6ozs, 23lbs, 22lbs, 20lbs and 18lbs plus 1 x small Common.

  • Jason Tuckey visited again on the 24th September and used Key cray pop-up bait during his 24 hour session to land 6 x Cats weighing 35lbs 2ozs, 32lbs 8ozs, 32lbs, 27lbs 10ozs, 25lbs and 24lbs 4ozs.

  • As the end of the Manor Fisheries 6 month season approached, the Catfish Leader Board was topped on the 25th September by Catfish specialist Eric Scott and owner of Angler’s Den, Gillingham. Using a PVA bag containing an 18mm white krill pop-up bait, Eric landed a specimen Cat weighing 43lbs 6ozs. Congratulations to Eric who has kindly donated his £50.00 Leader Board prize to the Folly Wildlife Rescue charity which can be seen at http://www.follywildliferescue.org.uk

 Eric Scott and the Leader Board winning 43lbs 6ozs specimen

Eric Scott and the Leader Board winning 43lbs 6ozs specimen

  • With the cooler autumn rapidly arriving, regular Steve Hyder began his 36 hour session on the 26th September and successfully landed 3 x Cats weighing 31lbs 10ozs, 27lbs 10ozs and 27lbs 2ozs.

 Steve Hyder with his 31lbs 10ozs Cat on the 27th September

Steve Hyder with his 31lbs 10ozs Cat on the 27th September

  • Returning on the 28th September, Jason Turk and his grandson Bradley again had a good night session which resulted in landing 4 x Cats weighing 34lbs 5ozs, 31lbs 1oz, 28lbs 7ozs and 24lbs 4ozs.

  • Marin Crease and Tony Thompson arrived on the 28th September for their 60 hour session and with autumn approaching found their nets froze during the night! Martin finished with 5 x Cats weighing 36lbs 8ozs, 33lbs 4ozs, 30lbs 6ozs, 26lbs and 16lbs while Tony landed 3 x Cats weighing 31lbs 8ozs, 27lbs 4ozs and 12lbs.

Lake 3 (Mixed)

  • The Dell AS visited on a sunny and warm 2nd September and their match results were:

    • 1st – Gordon Comming with 128lbs

    • 2nd – Brian Garrett with 37lbs 4ozs

    • 3rd – Andy Dalton with 36lbs 8ozs 

  • Visiting on the 3rd September, David Cheesman had a mixed bag including 6 x Commons to 14lbs, 3 x Mirrors to 10lbs, a 3lbs Tench plus Roach and Perch.

  • On the 12th September Peter Foster used luncheon meat bait to catch 4 x Tench weighing from 2lbs to 3lbs, a 7lbs 4ozs Common Carp and a 10lbs Mirror Carp.

  • Regular Bernard Day returned on the 12th September and landed a 3lbs Tench and 8lbs Mirror Carp.

  • Paul and Sam Jenkins visited on the 13th September and using spam bait resulted in Sam landing 8 x Carp weighing from 5lbs to 8lbs plus a 4lbs Bream and Paul landing 2 x Carp to 7lbs plus a 4lbs 8ozs Bream.

  • Peter and Roger Austen arrived on the 19th September when Peter caught Tench weighing 2lbs and 1½lbs plus 4 x Perch. Roger used a method feeder and luncheon meat bait to catch 9 x Carp weighing from 2lbs to 5lbs.

  • Ian Claringbold together with Terry and Mikey visited on the 22nd September and together landed 5 x Carp to 8lbs plus 3 x Bream to 3lbs.

  • Regular Paul Evans returned on the 22nd September and using a long and short pole landed 12 x Carp to 13 lbs 2ozs and 4 x Bream to 4lbs 3ozs when luncheon meat and sweetcorn were the successful baits.

  • Visiting on the 25th September, Fred Rosier landed Commons weighing 5lbs 11ozs, 5lbs 7ozs, 4lbs 4ozs, 4lbs 3ozs and 3lbs 11ozs and a Mirror weighing 7lbs 7ozs plus Bream weighing 3lbs 6ozs and 3lbs 1oz. 

  • Pete Foster returned on the 26th September and his mixed catch included 9 x Carp weighing from 5lbs to 7lbs, Mirrors weighing 6lbs and 7lbs plus 4 x Tench weighing from 1½lbs to 2½lbs.

NEWS 1 August 2018 to 31 August 2018

IMPORTANT CHANGES TO 2019 BOOKING REQUESTS

For the 2019 season, Manor Fisheries is changing to a limited Membership only Fishery for all fishing.

All day and/or night bookings for fishing will now incur an annual one-off 2019 Membership fee of £20.00 in addition to the published charges for fishing.

The above fee does not apply to Lake 3 (Mixed) Concessionary anglers, those under 18 years, Angling Clubs or anglers booked with an Apartment.

A booking for fishing at Manor Fisheries for the 2019 Season will only be accepted from:

  1. An angler with an Apartment booking which includes temporary Membership during their stay
  2. A 2019 Member with the option to book fishing for day and/or night fishing throughout the Manor Fisheries 2019 Season
  3. A certified Angling Club which is provided temporary Membership during a Match day
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Manor Fisheries is now accepting 2019 booking and membership requests from visitors with differing requirements: 

Fishing Report 1st August 2018 to 31st August 2018

In spite of some excessively hot weather the larger Cats have again appeared in good numbers – especially during the evening sessions. Specimens landed this month include 93 x 30lbs+ Catfish (an average of 3+ per day) to 41lbs 10ozs landed by Eric Scott, Lake 1 Carp to 21lbs 10ozs and Lake 3 (Mixed) Tench to 4lbs 2ozs and Bream to 6lbs 15ozs.

In addition:

  • More new PB’s were set
  • More Anglers joined The Manor Fisheries Specimen Club

Thank you to all those anglers who took time to record their catches in the Cabin Log Book.

Lake 1 (Carp)

  • Paul Hounsell, Darren Epps, Richard Hounsell and George Hind all made a return visit for a short break beginning the 28th July. Although the weather was challenging, included continuous unseasonal hot sunshine plus limited but heavy rain, this did not deter many good catches being made. In total 52 x Carp were caught mostly during the early evening and ranged in weight from 9 lbs to 18lbs 8ozs using a mixture of baits including halibut pellet, Krill boilies and sweetcorn.
  • Returning on the 1st August David Hodge landed 3 x Commons weighing 17lbs 12ozs, 11lbs 8ozs and 8lbs 10ozs plus a 16lbs 4ozs Mirror.
  • On the 1st August Fred Little caught 4 x Commons weighing 15lbs 4ozs, 12lbs 8ozs, 11lbs 2ozs and 10lbs 2ozs and all between 3.00pm and 5.30pm using Black Cherry Wafters.
  • Nick Flood visited on the 4th August and landed 5 x Carp including weights of 15lbs, 12lbs 4ozs, 11lbs 6ozs, 10lbs 8ozs and 9lbs where Robin Red pellet was the successful bait.
  • Bradley Burton arrived on the 4th August to begin a 24 hour session and landed 15 x Carp including weights of 18lbs 8ozs, 17lbs 8ozs, 2 x 16lbs, 15lbs 8ozs, 14lbs 12ozs, 14lbs, 13lbs, 12lbs, 11lbs, 3 x 10lbs and 8lbs 5ozs while colleague Dan Luckhurst had many fish from 8lbs to 17lbs 5ozs.
  • During his visit on the 5th August Ryan Hills landed 9 x Carp weighing from 10lbs to 18lbs.
  • The long awaited rain arrived on the 8th August and produced variable results when Charlie King landed 2 x Commons weighing 17lbs 8ozs and 14lbs while colleague David Hodge had a great 9 x Carp haul including Commons weighing 21lbs 10ozs, 19lbs 2ozs, 16lbs 8ozs and 13lbs 12ozs plus Mirrors weighing 18lbs 8ozs, 17lbs 6ozs, 14lbs 8ozs, 9lbs and 5lbs 8ozs.
  • Visiting on the 9th August produced 8 x Carp for Melvin Streeter including Mirrors weighing 15lbs 10ozs, 14lbs 12ozs, 13lbs 4ozs, 12lbs 6ozs and 1½lbs plus Commons of 13lbs 4ozs, 10lbs 6ozs and 8lbs.
  • Although the 10th August arrived with long awaited rain, regular Roger Austen landed 4 x Carp including Commons weighing 13lbs 8ozs, 13lbs and 12lbs plus a 14lbs Mirror where Cell was the successful bait.
  • Will Timson visited on the 10th August and using krill/butter corn Cell bait landed 8 x Carp ranging from 8lbs to 15lbs.
  • Arriving on the 11th August for a short break, Elaine and Ian Thomas used Nash boilie baits and were soon catching from Lake 1 (Carp):
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  • Regulars Terry Keard and Steve Hyder arrived on the 14th August for a 60 hours session. Terry’s 10 x Carp included Commons weighing 17lbs 8ozs, 14lbs 4ozs, 12lbs 8ozs, 12lbs 7ozs, 12lbs 5ozs, 11lbs 6ozs, 10lbs 8ozs and 8lbs 8ozs plus Mirrors weighing 17lbs 8ozs and 16lbs 15ozs while Steve landed 8 x Commons weighing from 8lbs to 13lbs 8ozs.
  • Visiting on the 19th August regular Mick Rogers used Urban nut cracker boilies to catch 8 x Carp, including Commons weighing 19lbs 8ozs, 16lbs 10ozs, 14lbs 4ozs, 12lbs 5ozs, 12lbs, 11lbs 10ozs and 8lbs plus a 13lbs 12ozs Mirror while Alan Rogers had a 13lbs 4ozs Common using pineapple boilie bait.
  • Adrian Burton returned on the 20th August and using halibut pellet bait caught 3 x Commons all weighing 13lbs each.
  • Regular Terry Keard returned on the 21st August for a 48 hour session and using krill, Robin Red and Triple A baits landed 21 x Carp including 19 x doubles consisting of 14 x Commons weighing over 10lbs to 15lbs 3ozs and 5 x Mirrors over 10lbs to 16lbs 15ozs.
  • Regulars Roger and Peter Austen returned on the 22nd August when Roger used Cell krill baits to catch 6 x Commons weighing from 3lbs to 12lbs plus Mirrors weighing 7lbs and 8lbs while Peter had a 12lbs 5ozs Common.
  • Using Cell and crab boilies on the 23rd August Gary Cherry landed 18 x Carp ranging from 10lbs to 17lbs.
  • Arriving for a short break on the 24th August John Delieu and James Constantine landed 8 x Carp (Commons and Mirrors) including weights of 16lbs, 15lbs, 13lbs 8ozs, 13lbs and 12lbs for John and 14lbs, 12lbs and 7lbs for James.
  • Returning for a short break beginning the 24th August, regular Kevin Oxley landed 12 x Carp including Commons weighing 15lbs 1oz, 2 x 14lbs 6ozs, 2 x 13lbs 11ozs, 12lbs 6ozs, 10lbs 7ozs, 10lbs 2ozs, 9lbs 10ozs, 9lbs 6ozs, 6lbs 8ozs plus a Mirror weighing 11lbs.
  • Veronica and Richard Crouch visited on the 26th August when Richard landed 12 x Carp weighing from 6lbs to 15lbs and Veronica’s 5 x Carp weighed from 10lbs to 18lbs.
  • Arriving for a short break on the 27th August, Harvey Rhodes used manila and krill boilies (followed by manila snowman and pineapple pop-up together with Nash tangerine dream boilies) and was soon landing Commons and Mirrors:
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  • Paul Hutchinson visited on the 29th August and using Mainline pineapple/snowman bait landed 9 x Carp to 17lbs 14ozs.
  • Returning on the 30th August Peter Austen landed 2 x Commons weighing 15lbs 2ozs and 10lbs 4ozs.

Lake 2 (Carp/Catfish)

  • Making a return visit for a short break beginning the 28th July, the variable weather that included continuous unseasonal hot sunshine plus limited but heavy rain, did not deter many good catches being made and achieving a combined Weekly Catch of 958lbs:
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  • Regular Nick Burden began his 60 hour session on the 1st August and in spite of continued hot weather landed 8 x Cats including weights of 36lbs 14ozs, 32lbs 4ozs, 30lbs 12ozs, 29lbs 5ozs, 29lbs 1oz, 28lbs 6ozs, 22lbs 10ozs and 13lbs 6ozs.
  • Arriving for a break on the 4th August, Alan Miles targeted the Cats during both very hot and then very wet weather. Not giving up Alan caught several Cats including 3 x 30’s to a 39lbs 6ozs PB on his last day throughout continuous rain.
  • Regulars Gary and Bernie Day arrived on the 5th August for their 36 hour session. Gary landed 15 x Cats weighing 2 x 31lbs, 30lbs, 28lbs, 26lbs 10ozs, 26lbs, 25lbs, 23lbs 4ozs, 22lbs 10ozs, 22lbs 8ozs, 21lbs 12ozs, 20lbs 8ozs, 17lbs 10ozs, 16lbs and 14lbs 1oz while Bernie landed 4 x Cats including weights of 31lbs 8ozs, 29lbs 8ozs and 2 x kittens.
  • Returning on the 6th August, regular Jason Tuckey experienced a hot and sweaty 24 hour session during continued hot weather when he landed 9 x Cats weighing 33lbs 6ozs, 28lbs 8ozs, 25lbs, 21lbs, 20lbs 4ozs, 19lbs, 17lbs, 15lbs plus a kitten.
  • The long awaited rain arrived on the 8th August and produced variable results when Andy Phillips landed a 34lbs 2ozs Cat using Excel bait while colleague Paul Hutchinson had a good 6 x Cat haul including weights of 32lbs, 30lbs 2ozs, 26lbs 8ozs, 22lbs 2ozs, 18lbs 4ozs and 14lbs 2ozs where Cell boilie was the successful bait.
  • Regulars Steve Collins and son Shaun visited on the 11th August and using halibut pellet bait caught Cats weighing 24lbs 13ozs and 15lbs.
  • Regulars Robin Moyser and Nigel Gillard arrived on the 10th August for their 84 hour session and landed 25 x Cats including:  
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  • Dan Luckhurst returned on the 11th August to begin his 24 hour session and finished with 7 x Cats weighing a total of 196lbs 4ozs including weights of 37lbs, 34lbs, 33lbs, 32lbs 4ozs, 26lbs, 24lbs and 10lbs.
  • Regulars Eric Scott and Peter Parsons visited on the 14th August and jointly landed 9 x Cats including:
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  • Paul Coombes returned on the 13th August for his 60 hour session and using krill boilie and luncheon meat baits landed 15 x Cats including weights of 38lbs, 35lbs, 31lbs 8ozs, 27lbs 8ozs, 26lbs, 25lbs 8ozs, 2 x 24lbs, 23lbs 8ozs, 2 x 22lbs, 2 x 19lbs, 16lbs and 13lbs.
  • Using halibut pellet bait on the 15th August, regular Ted Mahoney landed 12 x Cats weighing from 12lbs to 34lbs.
  • Returning for their 48/60 hour session beginning the 16th August, Reg Miller and colleagues had another great session including 18 Cats weighing 30lbs+ with a high number taking halibut pellet bait during the late evening:
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  • Regular Paul Hutchinson visited on the 18th August and using Cell boilie bait caught 6 x Cats weighing 28lbs 10ozs, 27lbs 10ozs, 26lbs 8ozs, 21lbs 14ozs, 16lbs 10ozs and 14lbs 2ozs.
  • A Hadlow College group led by Brian Bailey arrived on the 19th August for a 36 hour session and their catch included 6 x 30’s:
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  • Arriving on the 21st August for a short break, it was a new experience for Keith Grey and Tim Byrne to target Cats. Using halibut pellet bait Keith’s catch included 8 x Cats weighing 34lbs 4ozs PB, 32lbs 8ozs, 32lbs, 28lbs 4ozs, 28lbs, 27lbs, 19lbs and 17lbs 8ozs while Tim landed 6 x Cats weighing 29lbs 20zs PB, 28lbs 8ozs, 2 x 27lbs 8ozs, 23lbs and 16lbs 8ozs. 
  • Roger Simmonds and Tyler Edwards visited on the 24th August and landed Cats weighing 36lbs, 35lbs, 33lbs, 31lbs, 23lbs, 22lbs, 21lbs, 16lbs, 15lbs and 14lbs plus a 15lbs Carp.
  • Arriving for a short break on the 24th August Bruce and James Constantine used mostly halibut pellet bait but also luncheon meat and boilies to land 12 x Cats weighing 41lbs 8ozs (a PB for Bruce), 38lbs, 37lbs 8ozs, 32lbs, 30lbs 8ozs, 3 x 28lbs (a PB for James), 25lbs 8ozs, 23lbs, 15lbs and 14lbs 8ozs.
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  • Visiting on the 25th August, Richard Edmonds (plus young Harry) landed a 40lbs Cat:
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  • Using Excel baits on the 26th August Andy Phillips landed 6 x Cats weighing 36lbs 8ozs, 31lbs, 24lbs 8ozs, 21lbs 4ozs, 19lbs and 16lbs while colleague J Flower’s Cats weighed 31lbs, 25lbs 8ozs and 8ozs.
  • Returning on the 28th August regulars Eric Scott and Peter Parsons jointly landed 3 x Cats with Eric’s weighing 34lbs 8ozs and Peter’s weighing 25lbs and 23lbs.
  • David Platt returned on the 29th August for a 36 hour session with colleagues Colin Platt, Robert Bates and Robert Lane who jointly landed 17 x Cats including weights of 2 x 38lbs 8ozs, 36lbs, 13 x 20+ and one of 15lbs.
  • Sean and B Holman visited on the 31st August and their catches respectively were 4 x Cats weighing from 23lbs to 33lbs plus 1 x Carp and 2 x Cats weighing a 34lbs PB and 29lbs 8ozs.

     

Lake 3 (Mixed)

  • Graham Payne returned on the 29th July and using pellet baits landed 9 x Commons to 8lbs, 2 x Mirrors to 4lbs, 2 x Tench to 1lb 8ozs.
  • Jay Hall visited on the 30th July and enjoyed a mixed catch including a 5lbs Mirror, 2 x Commons to 6lbs and 2 x Tench to 3lbs 8ozs while partner Sam landed 4 x Carp to 7lbs.
  • After a very slow start on the 31st July, Peter Foster landed Commons weighing 9lbs 8ozs and 6lbs, a 6lbs Mirror and 6 x Tench to 3lbs 8ozs while colleague Mike Dougherty landed 4 x Carp to 9lbs plus 2 x Bream to 3lbs with both using mostly sweetcorn and prawn baits.
  • Regular Steve Hyder returned on the 1st August and landed 5 x Carp to 6lbs 8ozs plus 7 x Tench to 3lbs.
  • Visiting on the 4th August, the competitive spirit was alive and well. Depending on the rules decided it could be that young Charlie was the winner!
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  • Regular Paul Evans returned on the 4th August and using both long/short pole landed 30+ Carp to 9lbs 4ozs, 17 x Bream to 5lbs 5ozs and 5 x Tench to 4lbs 2ozs where sweetcorn and luncheon meat proved to be the successful baits. Returning on the 11th August Paul used similar tactics and ended with 11 x Carp to 10lbs 2ozs, 5 x Bream to 6lbs 15ozs and 7 x Tench to 3lbs 13ozs. And again on the 26th August Paul landed 6 x Carp to 7lbs 4ozs, 7 x Bream to 5lbs 6ozs and 6 x Tench to 3lbs 14ozs.
  • It was slow going on the 6th August when Bernard Day used luncheon meat to lure 2 x Mirrors to 4lbs 10ozs.
  • Under the guidance of Judi Swatland and Steve Hyder on the 9th August, young Luke Sands landed 17 fish including Roach, Rudd and Perch.
  • The Whitbread Friendly AS visited on the 12th August and during overcast weather recorded the following results:
    • 1st  C Bonny with 49 lbs 6ozs
    • 2nd B Wicker with 8lbs 10ozs
    • 3rd  D Collier with 8lbs 6ozs
  • Regular Fred Rosier visited on the 14th August and landed Commons weighing 6lbs and 5lbs 4ozs and a 8lbs Mirror plus a 3lbs 2ozs Bream and again on the 28th August Fred’s catch included 7 x Commons weighing 9lbs, 7lbs 4ozs, 5lbs 11ozs, 4lbs 9ozs, 4lbs 4ozs, 2lbs 12ozs and 2lbs 11ozs, 6 x Mirrors weighing 7lbs 7ozs, 7lbs 2ozs, 5lbs 15ozs, 4lbs 10ozs, 4lbs 9ozs and 2lbs 15ozs plus a 1lb 12ozs Tench.
  • Dick Sayer had a good session on the 14th August landing 10 x Carp including 6 x Commons to 6lbs 2ozs and 4 x Mirrors to 9lbs 4ozs plus 8 x Tench to 2lbs 8ozs and 3 x Bream to 3lbs 6ozs.
  • Ken Paul visited on the 15th August and using a method feeder and luncheon meat landed a 5lbs 8ozs Common plus a 7lbs 8ozs Mirror.
  • Arriving for a short break on the 20th August, Marilyn and Rod Daniels were soon landing Carp when Rod used luncheon meat and bread baits while Marilyn used bread flake and sweetcorn baits to set 2 x PB’s:
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  • Well done to young Oscar Webb who visited on the 22nd August and under the able tutorage of Fred Rosier achieved 2 x PB’s including a 2lbs 15ozs PB Bream and Tench weighing a 2lbs 7ozs PB and 2lbs 5ozs.
  • Arriving for a short break on the 24th August John Delieu and James Constantine used 8mm double pellet baits with a method feeder and quivertip. John landed 4 x Commons/Mirrors weighing from 6lbs to 8lbs while James had 9 x Commons and Mirrors all above 8lbs to 13lbs plus one of 4lbs and a 4lbs Tench.
  • Neil Cordier visited on the 30th August and landed 2 x Commons, a Mirror and 4 x Tench/Bream.

News 1 July 2018 to 31 July 2018

2018 Bookings

See https://www.manor-fisheries.co.uk/night-fishing/ for the 2018 Night Membership application form and https://www.manor-fisheries.co.uk/availability/ for both Apartment and fishing Availability.

Fishing Report 1st July 2018 to 31st July 2018

July has been our fourth consecutive record month since 2009 when:

  • More new PB’s were set
  • The Carp Leader Board was again raised
  • More Anglers joined The Manor Fisheries Specimen Club

With the continued hot weather the larger Cats have again appeared in high numbers – especially during the late afternoon and evening sessions. Specimens landed this month include 95 x 30lbs+ Catfish (an average of 3+ per day); including 4 x 40’s to 42lbs, a Leader Board (Mirror) Carp weighing 22lbs 12ozs and Lake 3 (Mixed) Tench to 4lbs 7ozs and Bream to 6lbs 2ozs.

Thank you to all those anglers who took time to record their catches in the Cabin Log Book.

Lake 1 (Carp)

  • Pat Jay and Mark Forde, together with  Ken and Janet Boorman returned for a short break on the 30th June to fish all three lakes with great results:
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  • Arriving on the 13th July for a 24 hour session, regular Tony Payne using boilie baits landed 2 x Commons weighing 13lbs 9ozs and 12lbs plus a 9lbs Mirror.
  • Visiting on the 15th July during blazing hot weather, Danny White landed a 15lbs Mirror, a 10lbs Common and a 5lbs Cat while Becky had 2 x Commons weighing 13lbs and 10lbs where luncheon meat and robin red boilies were the successful baits.
  • During continued blazing hot weather on the 16th July, Dave Kendrick used squid and krill boilie baits to raise the Carp Leader Board with a 22lbs 12ozs Mirror. In addition Dave landed another Mirror weighing 16lbs 4ozs plus a 14lbs 8ozs Common. Returning on the 26th July during blazing hot weather Dave landed Mirrors weighing 18lbs 14ozs and 18lbs 8ozs plus Commons weighing 15lbs and 12lbs 10ozs where the bait was spicy tuna and sweet chilli boilies.
  • It was 12 x Carp for regular Jason Tuckey who arrived on the 16th July for his 24 hour session. Using crayfish boilies for bait, Jason landed 8 x Commons weighing 18lbs 10ozs, 18lbs, 15lbs, 13lbs 2ozs, 12lbs 4ozs, 11lbs, 10lbs 8ozs and 4lbs plus 4 x Mirrors weighing 17lbs, 12lbs, 10lbs and 6lbs.
  • Arriving on the 16th July for a short break, regular Roy Prout was soon amongst the Carp landing Commons weighing 16lbs 2ozs, 14lbs 10ozs, 14lbs 1oz, 13lbs 3ozs, 12lbs 3ozs, 11lbs 15ozs, 10lbs 15ozs, 9lbs 12ozs and 7lbs 13ozs plus Mirrors weighing 12lbs 11ozs and 8lbs 6ozs. On the 20th July Roy fished Lake 3 (Mixed) landed three more Carp, 2 x Tench and Perch.
  • Regulars Terry Keard and Steve Hyder began their 48 hour session on the 17th July with Terry landing Commons weighing 10lbs 6ozs and 10lbs 5ozs plus an 11lbs 11ozs Mirror while Steve had 5 x Commons weighing 17lbs 12ozs, 14lbs 5ozs, 14lbs 4ozs, 11lbs 4ozs and 10lbs.
  • It was Commons all round on the 20th July when Melvin Streeter landed 5 x Carp weighing 15lbs, 12lbs, 10lbs, 8lbs 2ozs and 8lbs.
  • Visiting on the 22nd July and using popped-up boilies, Michael Halcrow caught a 11lbs 5ozs Mirror Carp.
  • Paul Jenkins and Frank Amphlett arrived on the 22nd July for their 36 hour session when they landed 16 x Carp that were mostly doubles and weighed from 7lbs to a 15lbs 7ozs Leather.
  • Returning on the 23rd July during continued very hot and sunny weather, Peter Austen landed Commons weighing 14lbs 6ozs and 13lbs 2ozs while Roger Austen landed Mirrors weighing 15lbs and 14lbs 2ozs plus a 13lbs 2ozs Common and all on Cell boilies.

Lake 2 (Carp/Catfish)

  • Regulars Dev Hudaverdi and Mark Davis returned on the 30th June for their 36 hour session during very warm weather. Using spam and halibut pellet baits they landed 12 x Cats including:

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  • The 1st July saw the return of Robin Moyser and Nigel Gillard to begin their 60 hour session and had a great result landing a combined 42 x Cats:
  • Beginning his 24 hour session on the 2nd July with spicy squid boilies tipped with yellow foam, produced an excellent 8 x Cats haul weighing 34lbs, 32lbs, 30lbs, 28lbs, 24lbs, 22lbs, 19lbs and 12lbs for regular Jason Tuckey.
  • Regular Bernard Day visited on the 4th July and using halibut pellet bait caught a 21lbs Cat.
  • Regulars Peter Parsons and Eric Scott returned on the 5th July and during hot, thundery weather Peter landed 5 x Cats weighing 35lbs, 31lbs, 22lbs 8ozs, 19lbs and 5lbs while Eric had one of 25lbs.
  • Visiting on the 6th July Aden Lloyd landed 4 x Cats weighing30lbs 8ozs, 25lbs, 22lbs 10ozs and 21lbs 8ozs while Nick Flood had a 26lbs 4ozs Cat and Charlie Flood had a 24lbs 8ozs Cat.
  • Arriving for a 7-day break beginning the 7th July, during very hot and sunny weather, two times 1,000lbs Club winner Reg Miller plus Gary Atkins, Wayne Johson and Melvin Baker focused on the Catfish while Kevin Seal, Steve Harper and Barry Trier focused on the Carp:
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                 Reg Miller (right) and Gary Atkins                        relaxing after a hard day

                Reg Miller (right) and Gary Atkins

                      relaxing after a hard day

  • Simon Ellis and John Funnell returned on the 14th July for a break and targeting the Catfish landed a total of 896lbs 8ozs including:
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  • Ted Mahoney returned on the 16th July and during very hot and sunny weather landed 6 x Cats to 33lbs. Returning on the 23rd July with the weather still very hoy and sunny Ted landed 3 x Cats weighing 41lbs, 33lbs and 31lbs where 21mm halibut pellet was the successful bait.
  • Regulars David Hodge and Charlie King returned on the 17th July and David landed Cats weighing 24lbs, 22lbs 8ozs and 16lbs while Charlie’s Cat weighed 38lbs.
  • Returning on the 18th July, Gary Day landed 5 x Cats weighing 31lbs 4ozs, 31lbs, 29lbs, 22lbs and 21lbs where halibut pellet was the successful bait.
  • Jason Turk arrived on the 18th July for a 24 hour session and landed Cats weighing 39lbs (PB) and 38lbs 8ozs.
  • Returning for a short break regular Kevin Oxley used halibut pellet to land 14 x Cats to 41lbs 13ozs during continued excessively hot weather:
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  • Keith Richards returned on the 21st July and his catch included a 32lbs Cat.
  • Regular Jason Tuckey arrived on the 22nd July for a 24 hour session and during very hot weather landed 9 x Cats weighing 36lbs, 32lbs, 28lbs, 26lbs, 25lbs, 24lbs, 22lbs, 21lbs and 19lbs using halibut pellet bait.
  • In spite of scorching hot weather on the 24th July, regular Peter Parsons landed a 33lbs Cat while Eric Scott had one weighing 39lbs 4ozs.Regular Paul Hutchinson returned on the 25th July during continued scorching hot weather and using Cell boilies landed Cats weighing 36lbs 10ozs and 18lbs 4ozs.
  • Paul Coombes began his 60 hour session on the 25th July and during very hot weather landed 7 x Cats weighing 32lbs, 28lbs, 25lbs 8ozs, 24lbs 8ozs, 24lbs, 17lbs and 16lbs 8ozs; when halibut pellets, luncheon meat and krill boilies were the successful baits.
  • On the 27th July Mark Byatt returned with son Matt plus colleagues Dan Houghton and Steve Potter and together they landed 6 x Cats:
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Lake 3 (Mixed)

  • Alan Granger returned for a short break on the 30th June to fish Lakes 1 and 3 with great results:
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  • Stewart Monk visited on the 1st July when he landed many Tench to 3lbs, a 2lbs Bream and a 5lbs Carp.
  • Regular Paul Evans returned on the 1st July and using a long pole plus luncheon meat and sweetcorn baits landed 21 x Carp to 8lbs 8ozs, 9 x Tench to 3lbs and a 4lbs 6ozs Bream. And again on the 21st July Paul landed 20+ Carp to 8lbs 6ozs, 18 x Tench to 4lbs 7ozs and a Bream weighing 6lbs 2ozs.
  • Visiting on the 4th July Daniel Dry landed approximately 50 fish including Carp to double figures, Bream to 6lbs and Tench to 5lbs to top the Tench Leader Board.
  • Regular Fred Rosier visited on the 5th July and hot, thundery weather land 2 x Tench and a 3lbs 1oz Bream. And again on the 24th July, with continued scorching weather, Fred landed a 4lbs 11ozs Carp, Bream weighing 3lbs 11ozs and 3lbs 2ozs plus 2 x Tench to 2lbs 5ozs.
  • Visiting on the 6th July, Ian Harding landed 10 x Carp to 8lbs while Lisa Barret had 4 x Carp to 8lbs.
  • Pete Foster had a great session on the 9th July landing 23 x Tench to 3lbs, 7 x Bream to 4lbs plus a 2lbs Carp.
  • Graham Payne returned on the 14th July and using pellet baits landed 4 x Commons from 2 to 9lbs, 5 x Mirrors from 3 to 8lbs, 2 x Tench to 2lbs and 2 x Bream to 2lbs.
  • The Dell AS visited on the 15th July and during extremely hot and sunny weather recorded the following results:
    • 1st Colin Cleary with 70 lbs 6ozs
    • 2nd Gordon Cumming with 42lbs 9ozs
    • 3rd John Bird with 41lbs 4ozs
  • Fred Graham returned on the 17th July and landed 12 x Carp plus 3 x Tench.
  • Using luncheon meat, sweetcorn and bread baits on the 18th July resulted in Bernard Day landing 2 x Commons to  6lbs 7ozs, a 5lbs 4ozs Mirror, 2 x Bream and a 3lbs 8ozs Tench.
  • Fishing on the 22nd July Richard Sandy used krill pellets and sweetcorn to catch 4 x Carp to 6lbs plus a Roach weighing 1lb 4ozs.
  • Richard Sayers and Peter Anderson visited on the 24th July during scorching hot weather and together they caught 3 x Mirrors to 7lbs, 7 x Commons to 5lbs 10ozs, 15 x Tench to 3lbs 2ozs and 5 x Bream between 3lbs and 3lbs 15ozs.
  • Roger Simmons returned on the 27th July and with grandson Tyler; who between them landed 100+ fish including Carp to 10lbs, Bream to 3lbs, Tench to 3lbs plus numerous Roach, Rudd and Perch.
  • Jay Hall visited on the 30th July and landed a 5lbs Mirror, 2 x Commons to 6lbs and 2 x Tench to 3lbs 8ozs while Sam had 4 x Carp to 7lbs.
  • After a slow start on the 31st July, Peter Foster landed Commons weighing 6lbs and 9lbs 8ozs, a 6lbs Mirror plus 6 x Tench from 2lbs 8ozs to 3lbs 8ozs while colleague Mike Dougherty landed 4 x Commons to 9lbs and 2 x Bream weighing 2lbs 8ozs and 3lbs where sweetcorn and prawn were the successful baits.