NEWS 1 May 2019 to 31 May 2019

2020 Bookings

You can now book your favourite week for 2020.  See Availability online via https://www.manor-fisheries.co.uk/availability/  . We are accepting bookings for 7-nights or longer that includes Apartment plus Fishing which are based on current 2019 charges.

Timetable:

  •  Now - Bookings for 7-nights or longer that includes Apartment plus Fishing

  • October - Bookings for 7, 4 or 3-nights or longer that includes Apartment plus Fishing

  • November - Availability of 2020 Membership Application

  • December - Bookings from Members for fishing up to month 4 ahead

2019 Bookings

For the 2019 season, Manor Fisheries has changed to a limited Membership only Fishery for all fishing. Last month we indicated Membership was “rapidly approaching FULL and we conform that the 2019 Membership is now FULL and no more applications for 2019 are being accepted.

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It is important to remember, Members have agreed that fishing times are:

o   Arrival at Manor Fisheries (not the Swim or the Car Park) is from 7.00 am (or 7.00 pm) onwards.

o   Departure from Manor Fisheries (not the Swim or the Car Park) is by 7.00 am (or 7.00 pm).

As experienced recently arriving 30 minutes early and leaving an hour late is not acceptable and can in future invalidate Membership.

Fishing Report – 1st May 2019 to 31st May 2019

Summary

May began with lower than normal temperatures though the wildlife suddenly expanded over the month with young ducklings, goslings and moorhens now running around.

Early May

Early May

Late May

Late May

Congratulations to:

  • Karl Hallewell and topping the Carp Leader Board with a 24lbs 6ozs Common.

  • Dave Warner and Gary Ford both topping the Tench Leader Board with 4lbs. 

Lake 1 (Carp)

  • Warwick Johnson arrived with his young daughters on the 17th April for his 24 hour session when he landed 4 x Carp doubles with the best approaching 20lbs.

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Smiles all around

  • Richard and Veronica Crouch used white pop-ups on the 1st May and succeeded in catching a 16lbs 2ozs Common.

  • Returning on the 2nd May Roger Austen used coconut and pineapple boilie bait and ended with 4 x Commons weighing 17lbs 12ozs, 12lbs 12ozs and 2 x 11lbs 4ozs plus a 17lbs Mirror. Fishing on the 30th May Roger landed a 18lbs Common.

  • During a short break ending the 3rd May Tim and Steve Lawlor landed 27 x Carp t0 a 20lbs 2ozs Common and also including 3 x Carp at 18lbs+.

  • Visiting on the 3rd May David Hare landed 3 x Commons weighing 17lbs, 16lbs and 14lbs plus a 16lbs Mirror where the successful bait was a boilie tipped with fake corn.

  • David Emmerson and Martin arrived on the 4th May for a break and targeted the Carp with great success:

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  • Dan Luckhurst arrived on the 11th May for his 24 hour session and during a cold night caught 5 x Cats weighing from 30lbs to 37lbs.

  • During a short break Bryan Butler was successful in catching a PB 17lbs 8ozs Common plus another Common weighing 16lbs and on the 12th May a 19lbs Mirror.

  • Terence Hare visited on the 13th May and using CC Moore Pacific Tuna bait landed Commons weighing 14lbs and 11lbs 8ozs plus Mirrors weighing 11lbs 8ozs and 7lbs.

  • Well done to Karl Hallewell who returned on the 14th May and using Frankfurter Sausage boilie bait raised the Carp Leader Board to 24lbs 6ozs Common and added a 14lbs 7ozs Common to his total.

  • Regular Terry Keard returned on the 15th May for a 48 hour session and using Robin Red and halibut pellet baits landed 9 x Carp including:

o   Commons at 20lbs, 19lbs, 18lbs 12ozs, 15lbs 4ozs, 14lbs 13ozs and 14lbs 7ozs

o   Mirrors at 22lbs 2ozs, 19lbs 12ozs and 10lbs 10ozs

Terry and his 20lbs Common

Terry and his 20lbs Common

Terry and his 22lbs 2ozs Mirror

Terry and his 22lbs 2ozs Mirror

Regular Terry Keard returned for another 48 hour session on the 22nd May and using Robin Red and halibut pellet baits landed 6 x Carp including:

o   Commons weighing 18lbs 7ozs, 18lbs 4ozs, 12lbs 3ozs, 11lbs 2ozs and 11lbs

o   Mirror weighing 17lbs 2ozs

  • Returning on the 17th May regular Adrian Burton landed 3 x Commons including a 18lbs 2ozs PB plus weights of 16lbs 8ozs and 16lbs.

Adrian Burton and his PB 18lbs 2ozs Common

Adrian Burton and his PB 18lbs 2ozs Common

  • Gary Parker returned on the 18th May and using luncheon meat bait was rewarded with 4 x Carp including Mirrors weighing 19lbs 2ozs and 17lbs 4ozs plus Commons weighing 14lbs 5ozs and 14lbs.

  • Martin Penhallow together with Paul and Sue Penhallow arrived on the 19th May for a short break and were soon landing Carp:

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  • Regular Jason Tuckey returned on the 20th May for a 24 hour session and finished with 6 x Carp including Commons weighing 17bls 2ozs, 15lbs 10ozs, 14lbs 4ozs and 12lbs plus Mirrors weighing 12lbs 8ozs and 8lbs where the successful bait was marine boilies.

  • Richard Kemp arrived on the 25th May for a 48 hour session and landed 6 x Carp including Commons weighing 18lbs, 14lbs, 12lbs and 2 x 10lbs plus a 21lbs 15ozs Mirror.

  • Arriving on the 25th May for a 48 hour session, Richard Kemp caught 5 x Carp including Commons weighing 18lbs, 16lbs 8ozs and 11lbs plus Mirrors weighing 20lbs and 17lbs.

  • During the 26th May regular Alan Rogers used strawberry pop-ups and caught Commons weighing 10lbs 8ozs and 8lbs 2ozs plus Mirrors weighing 16lbs and 12lbs 8ozs.

  • Arriving on the 27th May for a short break Tim Byrne used krill pop-ups to catch a Mirror weighing 16lbs 11ozs and a Common weighing 13lbs 8ozs.

Lake 2 (Carp/Catfish)

Cats started appearing in good numbers during a warm mid-April but then the cold weather returned. The first half of May remained relatively cold for this time of year (remember last year?) holding back the number of Cats being caught. With the warmer weather during latter May more Cats came out of hibernation at night and as you can see the average size is greater than last year.

  •  Success for all three when returning on the 3rd May with Steve Mitchell landing Cats weighing 38lbs and 27lbs, Ross Mitchell landing a 35lbs Cat and Martin Holsman landing a 34lbs Cat.

  • Young Bradley Turk had a good session on the 4th May using halibut pellet and Robin Red baits and under the guidance of his uncle Jason Turk landed 4 x Cats weighing 36lbs 4ozs, 30lbs 6ozs, 26lbs 3ozs and 25lbs 4ozs. Jason returned on the 26th May and using Robin Red bait caught a 36lbs 2ozs Cat.

  • In spite of continued cold weather on the 5th May Connor Cambridge landed Cats weighing 31lbs and 29lbs plus a 8lbs Carp.

  • Arriving for a a short break on the 3rd May, Ray Margiotta found the conditions challenging but not to be deterred, he persevered and raised his Cat PB to 35lbs in a catch that included weights of 16lbs and 21lbs where Robin Red tipped with corn proved to be the successful bait.

  • Daniel Selby and Corrina arrived for a break on the 6th May when Corrina fishing for the first time had 2 x PB’s including a 23lbs Cat PB and a 21lbs 1oz Common PB from Lake 1 (Carp).

  • Regular Reg Miller visited on the 7th May and landed a 26lbs Cat.

  • Visiting during a short break Bryan Butler was successful on the 10th May in catching a PB 30lbs Cat.

  • Mick Rogers returned on the 12th May and using Nutcracker boilies landed a 20lbs Common plus Mirrors weighing 14lbs 8ozs and 12lbs 6ozs while father Alan had a 16lbs 5ozs Common on Krill.

  • It was a little warmer on the 13th May when regular John Bairam targeted the Cats and his 6 x Cats catch included weights of 32lbs 4ozs, 27lbs 4ozs, 27lbs 3ozs, 26lbs 3ozs, 25lbs 12ozs and 25lbs 10ozs. Returning on the 18th May John raised his Cat PB to 43lbs 5ozs, while adding a 26lbs 10ozs Cat to his catch. There was another “40” for John during his return visit on the 28th May when his catch included 4 x Cats weighing 41lbs, 13ozs, 35lbs 14ozs, 33lbs 2ozs and 26lbs 9ozs.

  • Regular Paul Coombes returned on the 13th May for a 24 hour session and during a cold night landed 5 x Cats weighing 42lbs 5ozs, 35lbs, 32lbs, 24lbs and 23lbs where the successful bait was luncheon meat and large halibut pellets. Again arriving on the 16th May for 24 hours Paul landed Cats weighing 31lbs 8ozs, 24lbs 8ozs, 24lbs, 21lbs 8ozs and 14lbs 8ozs.

  • Returning on the 13th May for a 24 hour session, regular Jason Tuckey again found a “40” landing 6 x Cats weighing 42lbs 8ozs PB, 33lbs, 29lbs, 27lbs 1oz, 26lbs 4ozs and 16lbs plus a small Carp fishing boilies over pellet.

  • It was an all family affair on the 14th May when the successful bait was halibut pellet and regular Peter Parsons landed a 15lbs Cat while his sons James and Stuart landed respectively Cats weighing 28lbs and 40lbs PB.

  • It was 3 x 40’s Cats on the 17th May when Alan Cambridge landed 2 x PB’s with 40lbs 8ozs followed by 43lbs 2ozs while Connor Cambridge set his PB with 43lbs 1oz.

Connor and his 43lbs 1oz PB Cat

Connor and his 43lbs 1oz PB Cat

  • Beginning their 36 hour session on the 17th May Philip Williams landed Cats weighing 37lbs, 32lbs and 29lbs 8ozs while colleague Steve Hall has Cats of 33lbs 8ozs and 27lbs.

  • Regular Tony Payne returned on the 19th May and landed a Cat weighing 29lbs.

  • Arriving on the 20th May for a short break produced 25 x Cats for Richard Hoadley and Dick Phillips:

o   Richard 13 Cats totalling 362lbs including 36lbs 5ozs, 34lbs 12ozs, 34lbs 9ozs, 34lbs 4ozs, 30lbs 11ozs, 30lbs 4ozs, 29lbs 7ozs, 26lbs 4ozs, 25lbs 8ozs, 25lbs 5ozs, 23lbs, 22lbs 6ozs, 11lbs 4ozs

o   Dick with 12 Cats totalling 341lbs including 42lbs 5ozs PB, 2 x 32lbs 14ozs, 32lbs, 30lbs 1oz, 26lbs 10ozs, 25lbs 12ozs, 24lbs 10ozs, 24lbs 8ozs, 24lbs 2ozs, 22lbs 12ozs, 22lbs 10ozs

  • Paul and Jonathan Black used Robin red and halibut pellet baits on the 24th May and landed Cats weighing 37lbs, 36lbs and 14lbs.

  • Martin Crease began his 48 hour session on the 24th May and ended with 6 x Cats including weights of 40lbs 20zs, 30lbs 4ozs and 25lbs.

  • Arriving for a short break on the 24th May, Byron Watch landed 11 x Cats:

    • 24th – 33lbs, 32lbs 4ozs, 24lbs

    • 25th – 42lbs PB

    • 26th 35lbs, 2 x 29lbs, 2 x 24lbs, 19lbs, 16lbs

Byron with his 35lbs Cat

Byron with his 35lbs Cat

  • During a short break Scott Ridley landed 3 x Cats weighing 28lbs 12ozs, 27lbs and 24lbs 4ozs on the 25th May and fishing Lake 1 (Carp) the next day caught 4 x Carp including Commons weighing 17lbs 8ozs, 13lbs and 10lbs plus a 11lbs Mirror.

  • Aran Flemming visited on the 27th May and landed a Cat weighing 36lbs 12ozs.

  • Bryn Butler returned on the 29th May and landed Cats weighing 29lbs and 6lbs.

  • During a short beak Tim Byrne landed Cats weighing 38lbs 4ozs PB on the 30th and 21lbs 14ozs on the 31st while colleague Keith Grey landed Cats weighing 33lbs PB and 28lbs on the 30th.

Lake 3 (Mixed)

  • Peter Rolfe visited on the 4th May and landed 6 x Bream ranging from 4lbs to 7lbs plus a 10lbs Carp while colleague Dave Warner landed 4 x Bream ranging from 3lbs to 4lbs, 3 x Carp from 4lbs to 10lbs plus 7 x Tench from 2lbs to 4lbs to top the Tench Leader Board.

  • Regular Fred Rosier returned on the 10th May and landed 3 x Commons weighing 6lbs 9ozs, 5lbs 7ozs and 4lbs 9ozs; a 5lbs Mirror plus Bream weighing 4lbs 8ozs and 4lbs. Returning on the 23rd May Fred caught Mirrors weighing  5lbs 4ozs and 4lbs 11ozs, Bream weighing 4lbs 5ozs, 3lbs 9ozs and 3lbs 6ozs plus Tench of 2lbs and 1lb.

  • Rod and Marilyn Daniels returned for a break on the 11th May and were soon landing Carp and Tench using luncheon meat, bread and krill pellet baits:

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  • Arriving for a short break on the 15th May, Duncan Charman and Mick Martin set out to experience all three lakes:

o   15th afternoon on Lake 3 (Mixed) – using a ground bait mix and plastic maggot produced a mixed catch including Carp to 8lbs, Tench to 3lbs and Bream to 3lbs.

o   16th on Lake 2 (Carp/Catfish) – fishing in the margin with luncheon meat, Duncan caught a Cat weighing 42lbs 5ozs while Mick ledgered with luncheon meat to lure a 32lbs 12ozs Cat.

o   17th morning on Lake 1 (Carp) – Duncan caught a 13lbs Mirror using a floating dog biscuit  while Mick ledgered with super squid boilie bait to tempt a 17lbs 2ozs Common.

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  • Regular Peter Gardiner returned on the 16th May and landed Carp to 8lbs plus 5 x Tench.

  • It was a welcome return of Paul Evans on the 16th May and using his long pole plus luncheon meat and sweetcorn baits; had a good catch including:

o   23 x Carp to 8lbs 2ozs

o   9 x Tench to 3lbs 4ozs

o   4 x Bream to 4lbs 9ozs

  • Graham Payne and son Tom visited on the 19th May and using pellet baits they both caught Carp and Bream:

o   Graham – Commons weighing 4lbs, 2lbs and 1lb 8ozs plus a 5lb Mirror, a 1lb 8ozs Bream and a 2lbs Tench

o   Tom – Common weighing 6lbs plus Bream weighing 5lbs, 4lbs, 3lbs, 2 c 2lbs and 1lb.

  • Regular Steve Hyder visited on the 23rd May and using sweetcorn bait caught 8 x Carp to 7lbs plus a 4lbs Bream.

  • Neil Cordier visited on the 25th May and using sweetcorn and luncheon meat baits caught 2 x Commons, 2 x Mirrors and 3 x Bream.

  • Arriving for a short break on the 27th May, Gary Blunt was joined by Gary Ford and Sam Randell and used luncheon meat, worm and white boilie baits to catch:

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  • Mark and Sue Rogers returned on the 28th May and using luncheon meat and sweetcorn baits caught:

o   Mark – Carp weighing 7lbs 4ozs, 6lbs 2ozs and 4lbs 11ozs, Bream weighing 3lbs 11ozs, 3lbs 7ozs and 3lbs 1oz plus a 2lbs 4ozs Tench

o   Sue – Carp weighing 9lbs 8ozs and 4lbs 4ozs, Bream weighing 3lbs 13ozs and 3lbs 3ozs plus several small Rudd.

  • Mark Huettinger and Neil Murphy visited on the 31st May and landed Commons weighing 12lbs 5ozs, 12lbs and 10lbs

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.

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

NEWS 1 April 2019 to 30 April 2019

Important Changes to 2019 Booking Requests

For the 2019 season, Manor Fisheries has changed to a limited Membership only Fishery for all fishing. With Membership rapidly approaching FULL, now is the time to avoid disappointment and apply online to complete your 2019 Manor Fisheries Membership application at https://www.manor-fisheries.co.uk/night-fishing/.

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It is important to remember, Members have agreed that fishing times are:

o   Arrival at Manor Fisheries (not the Swim or the Car Park) is from 7.00 am (or 7.00 pm) onwards.

o   Departure from Manor Fisheries (not the Swim or the Car Park) is by 7.00 am (or 7.00 pm).

As experienced this month arriving 30 minutes early and leaving an hour late is not acceptable and can in future invalidate Membership.

Manor Fisheries in the News

The Anglers Mail feature article dated the 30th April 2019 “Britain’s Best Specimen Lakes” South East; includes Manor Fisheries.  

See the Media sub-tab (under the ABOUT tab) for details.

Swim Repairs

The upgraded swims contain concrete and the use of a rod pod is ideal. Although the use of bank sticks is fine, when fishing near to the water’s edge please avoid damage by banging bank sticks into the concrete. See last month’s News Letter for details.

Fishing Report – 1st April 2019 to 30th April 2019

Summary

The early and later parts of April were cold, especially at night, when more PB’s were set. The middle of the month became much warmer when the Leader Boards kept rising.  Congratulations to:

  • Jason Hodge topping the Carp Leader Board with a 21lbs 2ozs Mirror

  • David Platt topping the Cat Leader Board with 44lbs 8ozs

 Lake 1 (Carp)

  • Ian Brown visited on the 2nd April and landed Commons weighing 18lbs and 14lbs.

  • Roger Austen used Manilla pop-ups on the 3rd April to catch a 16lbs 8ozs Mirror.

  • Regular Steve Hyder returned on the 4th April and landed a 15lbs Common and a 11lbs 8ozs Mirror.

  • Arriving on the 6th April for their 24 hour session produced results all round:

    • Using Manilla boilies Jack Russell landed 11 x Carp including a 20lbs 13ozs PB Mirror to top the Carp Leader Board.

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o   Jean Chierici landed 3 x Carp including a 17lbs Common.

o   Tim Barker landed a 13lbs Mirror.

  • Regular Jason Tuckey began his 24 hour session on the 8th April and succeeded in landing 9 x Carp including Commons weighing 18lbs 10ozs, 18lbs, 17lbs 10ozs, 16lbs, 14lbs 4ozs, 13lbs 6ozs and 12lbs plus Mirrors weighing 16lbs 8ozs and 12lbs.

  • Ian Russell and Sue Peach arrived on the 8th April for a short break and were soon successfully targeting the Carp using CC Moore Tuna boilies:

    • 8th April - 4 x Carp to 16lbs

    • 9th April - 3 x Carp weighing 15lbs, 13lbs and 11lbs

    • 10th April - 3 x Carp to 17lbs 8ozs

    • 11th April - 5 x Carp to 16lbs plus 19lb 8ozs caught by Sue

  • Visiting on the 12th April John Simmons caught a 16lbs Common using krill boilie bait and a 10lbs 8ozs Mirror using Robin Red.

  • On the 14th April both Mark Sheaff and Jason Hodge used Cell boilies resulting in 16lbs 8ozs and 12lbs 8ozs Commons for Mark and Commons weighing 12lbs 2ozs and 11lbs for Jason.

  • Returning on the 15th April Jason Hodge again used Cell boilie bait to catch a Common weighing 12lbs 7ozs and Mirrors weighing 14lbs and 21lbs 2ozs to top the Carp Leader Board.

  • Arriving for a short break beginning the 19th April, saw Nick Flood catch Carp weighing 16lbs, 14lbs 14ozs and 12lbs while Charlie Flood had one of 9lbs.

  • Tony Payne visited on the 22nd April and using pellet bait caught Commons weighing 14lbs 2ozs, 13lbs and 9lbs plus Mirrors of 16lbs 4ozs and 13lbs 8ozs.

  • Visiting on the 23rd April David Hare landed 5 x Commons weighing 19lbs, 2 x 18lbs, 13lbs and 12lbs.

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  • Regulars David Hodge and Charlie King visited on the 24th April and David landed 3 x Commons weighing 19lbs 8ozs, 18lbs 4ozs and 15lbs 8ozs while Charlie had a 15lbs Common and a 12lbs 8ozs Mirror.

  • Mainline Cell was Mark Whitfied’s successful bait on the 26th April when he caught a 11lbs 2ozs Mirror during a short break.

  • Paul Kitt and Bob Irvine arrived on the 27th April and during their 36 hour session landed 7 x Carp including:

    • Paul – Commons weighing 18lbs 5ozs, 16lbs 5ozs, 14lbs 8ozs, 11lbs plus a 10lbs Mirror and all on pop-ups

    • Bob – Commons weighing 15lbs 8ozs and 12lbs

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  • Regular Mick Rogers returned on the 28th April and landed a 20lbs 8ozs Carp when Nut Cracker boilie was the successful bait.

Lake 2 (Carp/Catfish)

What will May bring with April seeing a 50% increase in 40lbs+?

o   April 2018 – 46 x 30lbs+ and 8 x 40lbs+

o   April 2018 – 46 x 30lbs+ and 12 x 40lbs+

  • Arriving on the 5th April James Purton landed a 34lbs 4ozs Cat when the successful bait was 20mm Robin Red pellet.

  • David and Jamie Selby returned on the 7th April for a wet 60 hour session. Congratulations to Jamie who raised the Cat Leader Board to 37lbs 4ozs and also caught a 34lbs 5ozs Cat plus 2 x kittens while David landed a Cat weighing 20lbs.

  • Regular Steve Hyder returned on the 11th April and using KMT boilie bait caught a 23lbs 10ozs Cat.

  • Ian Brown (left) and Paul Jenkins (right) arrived on the 14th April for their 36 hour session when Ian’s catch including Cats weighing 39lbs 10ozs, 36lbs, 2 x 35lbs, 34lbs and 2 x 28lbs while Paul had Cats weighing 2 x 36lbs, 34lbs, 24lbs and a Cat Leader Board topping 42lbs 10ozs.

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  • Returning on the 15th April for his 24 hour session, regular Jason Tuckey landed Cats weighing 40lbs 4ozs PB, 37lbs 2ozs, 34lbs 10ozs and 32lbs 8ozs..

  • After an absence Gary Deacon returned on the 18th April for his 24 hour session and landed Cats weighing 36lbs 6ozs, 25lbs and 10lbs.

  • David Platt returned on the 18th April and together with colleagues Calvern Matlock and Stuart Allsop found the Cats active during their 48 hour session:

o   Calvern’s first Cat – 38lbs PB

o   Stuart’s catch of 39lbs (left), 25lbs, 22lbs and 21lbs

o   David’s catch of 36lbs, 35lbs, 34lbs, 33lbs, 30lbs, 25lbs, 20lbs and a Cat Leader Board topping PB 44lbs 8ozs (right).

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  • Ross and Steve Mitchell both landed 40’s when visiting on the 20th April:

o   Ross – 42lbs 5ozs, 27lbs, 17lbs

o   Steve – 40lbs 2ozs PB

  • During a short break Nick and Charlie Flood used 21mm halibut pellet bait to land 6 x Cats during the 20/21 April:

o   Nick with 31lbs, 28lbs, 27lbs, 25lbs and a kitten

o   Charlie with 23lbs

  • Aden Lloyd and Nathan Davis arrived on the 20th April for their 36 hour session to target the Cats:

o   Aden with 42lbs 5ozs PB, 37lbs and 26lbs

o   Nathan with 23lbs

  • Regular Pat O’Sullivan arrived on the 21st April for his 36 hour session and landed 256lbs of Cats including weights of 42lbs, 40lbs, 2 x 36lbs, 34lbs, 26lbs, 24lbs and 18lbs.

  • Congratulations to Nigel Gillard and Robin Moyser and arriving on the 23rd April for their 60 hour session they found the Cats were awakening from their winter hibernation:

o   Nigel – 5x 20lbs+; 5 x 30lbs+; 2 x 43lbs

o   Robin – 10 x 20lbs+; 8 x 30lbs+; 40lbs+ and 41lbs 4ozs

With combined catch of 32 Cats weighing a total 1,089lbs resulted in a creditable average 34lbs per Cat.

  • Matt Griffiths visited on the 25th April and finished with 5 x Cats weighing 34lbs, 2 x 30lbs, 18lbs and 15lbs. 

  • During a short break Fred Whitfield had success with the Cats on the 27th April landing 4 x Cats weighing 39lbs PB, 38lbs, 34lbs 2ozs and 27lbs 9ozs.

Lake 3 (Mixed)

  • Regular Fred Rosier returned on the 10th April and his Mixed catch weights included:

o   Carp – 4lbs 13ozs, 4lbs 11ozs, 4lbs 10ozs, 2lbs 12ozs and 2lbs 8ozs

o   Tench – 2lbs 7ozs, 2lbs 1oz and 1lb 8ozs

o   Bream – 3lbs 10ozs, 3lbs 4ozs and 3lbs 2ozs

Fred’s colleague caught Tench weighing 2lbs 4ozs and 2lbs 1oz plus numerous Roach and Rudd.

  • Peter Gardiner had a good mixed catch using Krill Hooker bait on the 12th April including Tench and Bream plus a 9lbs Common. Again on the 24th April Peter landed 7 x Tench plus a largish Bream.

  • Fred Rosier had a good Carp catch on the 16th April which included Commons of 5lbs 5ozs, 4lbs 13ozs, 4lbs 6ozs, 3lbs 12ozs and 3lbs 5ozs plus Mirrors of 7lbs 10ozs, 7lbs 2ozs, 7lbs 1oz, 4lbs 13ozs and 4lbs 4ozs together with Bream weighing 4lbs 7ozs, 3lbs 6ozs and 2lbs 9ozs.

  • Regular Andy Bush returned on the 19th April and using his pole had a great mixed catch including Commons weighing 2 x 7lbs, 6lbs, 5lbs, 2 x 4lbs and 2 x 3lbs plus two Mirrors weighing 5lbs and 4lbs together a 4lbs Bream and Tench weighing 2lbs 8ozs and 5 x 2lbs and a couple of small Perch.

  • Visiting on the 21st April produced a mixed catch for Graham Payne, and using pellet bait landed Commons weighing 6lbs, 2 x 3lbs and 2lbs, Mirrors of 4lbs and 2lbs, Bream of 2lbs and 1lb 8ozs plus a 1lb Tench.

  • Again, visiting on the 22nd April, regular Andy Bush had a good mixed bag using his pole landing:

o   Tench – 3 x 3lbs, 2½lbs, 5 x 2lbs

o   Commons – 12lbs, 10lbs, 2 x 8lbs, 7lbs, 2 x6lbs, 2 x 5lbs, 4lbs

o   Mirror – 6lbs plus two small Perch

  • Regular Fred Rosier was again amongst the fish on the 23rd April with his catch including:

o   Commons – 9lbs 14ozs, 8lbs 15ozs, 8lbs 8ozs, 8lbs 4ozs, 8lbs, 6lbs 11ozs, 2 x 5lbs 14ozs, 5lbs 13ozs, 5lbs 7ozs, 5lbs 1oz, 1lb 2ozs

o   Mirrors – 8lbs 5ozs, 6lbs 10ozs, 4lbs 9ozs, 4lbs 4ozs

o   Bream – 4lbs 9ozs, 3lbs

  • Returning on the 25th April Gary Rust used prawn over sweetcorn to experience a great mixed catch including:

o   8 x Commons weighing from 5lbs 2ozs to 10lbs 11ozs

o   12 x Tench weighing from 1lbs 5ozs to 2lbs 8ozs plus Bream, Roach and Perch

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.

In addition to recording Cats weighing over 30lbs, don’t be shy ……. please 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.

1 March 2019 to 31 March 2019

Manor Fisheries Season is OPEN.

A warm welcome awaits all our regulars and new visitors. We look forward to everyone enjoying memorable fishing sessions including new PB’s and joining the Manor Fisheries Specimen and 1,000 lbs Clubs.

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The March weather has been very changeable and Spring like; including a hot spell, several showers and very high winds during week–2, that brought down two trees and during week–3 a further eight spindly trees around Lake 3 (Mixed) and on the island plus a length of field fencing.  

Important Changes to 2019 Booking Requests

For the 2019 season, Manor Fisheries has changed to a limited Membership only Fishery for all fishing. If not already completed, now is the time to apply online for your 2019 Manor Fisheries Membership at https://www.manor-fisheries.co.uk/night-fishing/.

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Lake 3 (Mixed) Netting and electro stunning

A Hadlow College team of eight, led by Brian Bailey - Commercial Fisheries Manager, arrived on Tuesday 19th March equipped with both Seine nets and electro-fishing equipment. The focus was on checking for rouge Cats and surprisingly one of approximately 20 lbs was caught and rehomed to Lake 2 (Carp/Catfish).

A solution for deterring cormorants, which focus around Lake 3 (Mixed) during the winter; needs to be found as they have damaged at least two Tench plus 3 x Carp including a 24lbs Mirror.

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Actions Completed During Closed Period

During the past 6-months Manor Fisheries was able to complete activities including:

  • Management of all three lakes through netting and electro stunning.

  • Completed a daily winter fish feeding programme using 1,000Kg of high quality feed specifically for Lakes 1 and 2 and 200 Kg of the usual feed for Lake 3 (Mixed).

  • Finished general grounds and islands maintenance including storm damage, brambles cut back on all three islands and trees around margins trimmed.

  • Completion of Apartments and security systems maintenance.

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

Fishing Report – 23rd March 2019 to 31st March 2019

Summary

It was good to again welcome our regulars (and new) visitors when we “Opened” during an overcast Saturday 23rd March. It was a 1, 2, 3 during our March opening week when all three Leader Boards were soon up and running:

  • Congratulations to Chris Timson who was first to quickly set the Bar for the Carp Leader Board on the 23rd March.

  • On the 24th March, Andy Bush found Lake 3 (Mixed) already in good form and immediately set the Bar for the Tench Leader Board.

  • On the 26th March Eric Scott set the Bar for the Catfish Leader Board

 See more details below showing how the Leader Boards keep rising.

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Lake 1 (Carp)

  • Chris Timson and his son Will arrived on the 23rd March when Will used Krill boilie bait to catch a 9lbs Common which was topped by a Carp Leader Board 12lbs Mirror caught by Chris using tuna pacific boilies.

  • Clive Morrison used 10mm Quest Rahja Spice boilies on the 24th March and raised the Leader Board with a 19lbs Common.

  • Returning for a short break, regular Kevin Oxley was soon landing Carp using Krill boilie bait including:

    • 25th – 16lbs 2ozs Common

    • 26th – 18lbs 20zs,  16lbs 11ozs and 15lbs 4ozs all Commons

    • 27th – 10lbs 4ozs Mirror

  • Paul and Sam Jenkins visited on the 28th March when Spam was the successful bait for catching:

    • Paul – 19lbs, 15lbs 8ozs, 15lbs 2ozs Commons and a 11lbs 5ozs Mirror

    • Sam – 14lbs, 19lbs 8ozs Mirrors to top the Carp Leader Board 

Lake 2 (Carp/Catfish)

  • The Cat Leader Board was set in motion on the 26th March with a 36lbs specimen caught by Eric Scott.

  • Visiting on the 29th March, Ian Brown landed a 26lbs Cat.

  • Jason Tusk visited on the 30th March and landed Cats weighing 26lbs 4ozs and a 37lbs 2ozs specimen to top the Cat Leader Board.

  • Mark Young and Lee Dowse arrived on the 31st March for their 24 hour session and using halibut pellet bait landed a 25lbs Cat and 2 x 34lbs Cats respectively.

    In summary the opening week saw 7 x Cats landed weighing in total over 218lbs or on average 31lbs+ each.

Lake 3 (Mixed)

  • Regular Graham Payne returned on our opening day and using pellet bait landed a 2lbs Bream.

  • Returning on the 24th March for his new season, Andy Bush had a great start to the season with a mixed bag including 6 x Commons weighing 8lbs, 6.5lbs, 5lbs, 4lbs, 3.5lbs and 2lbs, a 4lbs Mirror, Bream weighing 4lbd and 3lbs, 4 x Tench weighing 2 x 3lbs, 2.5lbs and 2lbs plus a single Roach to top the Tench Leader Board and again on the 28th March using a pole and prawn bait; landing Commons weighing 9lbs, 5lbs, 4lbs and 3lbs, Mirrors of 8lbs and 7lbs plus Bream of 4lbs 8ozs and 4lbs; 7 x Tench between 3lbs and 2lbs and a couple of Perch.

  • Richard and Veronica Crouch returned on the 24th Match and using Manilla boilie bait Richard landed a 2lbs Bream and 1.5lbs Tench while Veronica landed a 5lbs Common and a 4lbs Mirror.

  • Pete Foster returned on the 26th March and landed 6 x Commons from 4lbs to 6lbs, 3 x Mirrors, a 2lbs Tench and a bonus 1lb 8ozs Crucian.

  • Regular Fred Rosier returned on the 26th Match and had a good session landing 7 x Commons weighing 10lbs 12ozs, 8lbs 5ozs, 7lbs 4ozs, 7lbs 3ozs, 6lbs 2ozs, 5lbs 12ozs and 5lbs 4ozs plus Mirrors weighing 8lbs 15ozs and 7lbs 8ozs and a 3lbs 2ozs Bream.

  • Continuing with his good form, on the 29th March Andy Bush again used his pole and prawn bait to land:

    • 11 x Commons weighing 9lbs, 8lbs, 2 x 7lbs, 6lbs, 2 x 5lbs, 4lbs, 2 x 3lbs and 2lbs

    • 2 x Mirrors weighing 6lbs and 5lbs

    • 6 x Tench weighing 3lbs 8ozs to raise the Leader Board, 2 x 3lbs and 3 x 2lbs

  • Roger and Tyler Simmons visited on the 30th March and landed Carp to 10lbs plus Bream and Roach.

Swim Repairs

The upgraded swims contain concrete and the use of a rod pod is ideal. Although the use of bank sticks is still fine, when fishing near to the water’s 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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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.

In addition to recording Cats weighing over 30lbs, don’t be shy ……. please 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.

1 February 2019 to 28 February 2019

Only 3-weeks to go when we OPEN for 2019.

We are looking forward to the return of all our regulars and meeting new visitors during our 2019 Season beginning Saturday 23rd March.

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The February weather has been milder than normal with both Canadian and Greylag Geese returning in numbers unusually early. In addition the resident Mallards, Moorhens and Coots are all thriving well. Although some Cormorants have occasionally been visiting, the number of “fish kills” has been lower this winter resulting in a known loss of only 3 x Carp ( sadly a 24 lbs fully scaled Mirror and two weighing approximately 2 lbs each).

2019 Bookings

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

Important Changes To 2019 Booking Requests

For the 2019 season, Manor Fisheries has changed to a limited Membership only Fishery for all fishing. If not already completed, now is the time to apply online for your 2019 Manor Fisheries Membership at https://www.manor-fisheries.co.uk/night-fishing/.

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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Activity Plan – the next 3-weeks

Manor Fisheries is still closed before opening on Saturday 23rd March with on-going activities including:

  • A daily winter fish feeding programme continues using 1,000Kg of high quality feed specifically for Lakes 1 and 2 and 200 Kg of the usual feed for Lake 3 (Mixed).

  • Apartments and security systems maintenance in progress.

  • Management of Lakes 1 and 2 through netting and electro stunning has been completed.

  • The general grounds and islands maintenance is almost complete. Brambles have been cut back and cleared from all three islands and marginal trees trimmed.  

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

Swim Repairs

The upgraded swims contain concrete and the use of a rod pod is ideal. Although the use of bank sticks is still fine, when fishing near to the water’s 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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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, don’t be shy ……. please 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 January 2019 to 31 January 2019

WELCOME TO 2019

A brand New Year has started. We extend our very best wishes to all our regular and new guests who visited throughout 2018.

2019 BOOKINGS

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

 IMPORTANT CHANGES TO 2019 BOOKING REQUESTS

For the 2019 season, Manor Fisheries has changed to a limited Membership only Fishery for all fishing. If not already completed, now is the time to apply online for your 2019 Manor Fisheries Membership 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 OR YOUR DIARY

The Manor Fisheries 2019 Season is:

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The start of the year has seen milder than normal weather with both Canadian and Greylag Geese returning unusually early. Landing and take-off for ducks and geese became difficult on the 21st January when all the lakes froze over. No fish feeding today!

ACTIVITY PLAN - THE NEXT 7-WEEKS

Manor Fisheries is still closed for the winter before opening on Saturday 23rd March with on-going activities to be completed including:

  • Management of the lakes through netting and electro stunning - Lake 3 (Mixed).

  • A daily winter fish feeding programme using 1,000Kg of high quality feed specifically for Lakes 1 and 2 and 200 Kg of the usual feed for Lake 3 (Mixed).

  • General grounds and islands maintenance

  • Apartments and security systems maintenance 

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

SWIM REPAIRS

The upgraded swims contain concrete and the use of a rod pod is ideal. Although the use of bank sticks is still fine, when fishing near to the water’s 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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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 50 lbs+ Catfish

  • £50.00 for the first verified 30 lbs+ Carp

  • £50.00 for the first verified 8 lbs+ 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, don’t be shy …..…. please also record Carp over 20 lbs 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.