NEWS 1 September 2019 to 29 September 2019

We extend a BIG thank you to all our regular and new guests who have visited throughout our 2019 Season when many PB’s were again achieved. We hope your visit has been enjoyable when it has been a pleasure meeting you all.

The 2019 fishing season at Manor Fisheries ended on Sunday 29th September and we reopen on Saturday 21st March 2020.

2020 Bookings

You can now book your favourite week for 2020.  Bookings are now being accepted that include Apartment plus Fishing for 7-nights or longer.

Holiday Arrival and Departure Dates

  • 7 nights is arriving Saturday and leaving Saturday by 10.00 am

  • 3 nights is arriving Friday and leaving Monday by 10.00 am

  • 4 nights is arriving Monday and leaving Friday by 10.00 am

Timetable

Today – 7-nights or longer for 2020 bookings that include Apartment plus Fishing

Today – Availability of 2020 Member Application Form – numbers will again be limited

Nov’19 – 7, 4 or 3-nights for 2020 bookings that include Apartment plus Fishing

Dec’19 – Bookings from anglers for fishing up to month 4 ahead

See all Availability online via https://www.manor-fisheries.co.uk/availability/.

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Fishing Report – 1st September 2019 to 29th September 2019

Leader Board and Summary

Many congratulations to:

  • Tracy Day who landed her PB 46lbs Cat on the 21st September to top the Catfish Leader Board.

Also see the Lake 2 (Carp/Catfish) result on the 29th September with the last cast of the Season.

Lake 1 (Carp)

Carp have been caught up to 21lbs this month with overall numbers being generally similar to last year though some small Carp have begun showing and these will be relocated during our “Closed” period:

  • Richard and Veronica Crouch visited on the 1st September and finished with 10 x Commons weighing from 6lbs 8ozs to 12lbs plus a 11lbs 8ozs Mirror. Again on the 12th September Veronica landed a Common weighing 14lbs while Richard caught Commons weighing 14lbs 8ozs and 2 x 12lbs 8ozs.

  • Arriving for a short break on the 31st August Robert Hanson and Jackie Colton first successfully targeted the Lake 2 Cats and then successfully Lake 1 Carp:

Ray Hanson joined Robert and Jackie on 5th September and caught a 10lbs Mirror.

Ray Hanson joined Robert and Jackie on 5th September and caught a 10lbs Mirror.

  • During their 4th September visit, David Hodge and son Jason divided their time on Lake 1 (Carp) – catching a 8lbs 8ozs Mirror and 8lbs Common and Lake 3 (Mixed) – catching Commons weighing 6lbs 8ozs and 5lbs plus a 5lbs 8ozs Mirror.

  • Paul Kitt found the Carp feeding when he began his 60 hour session on 6th September. He finished with 32 x Carp (25 x doubles) including 13 x Mirrors to 17lbs 4ozs and 19 x Commons to 18lbs and was joined by colleague Bob Irvine for his 48 hour session who caught 4 x Carp (all doubles) to 14lbs.

  • Christine and Colin Holder returned on the 7th September for a break and using halibut pellet, krill and pacific tuna boilie baits targeted the Carp with great success:

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  • Visiting on the 9th September Neil Murphy landed 6 x Carp from 11lbs to 21lbs including 2 x Commons and 4 x Mirrors while colleague Mark Huettinger landed Commons weighing 13lbs and 11lbs plus a 13lbs Mirror.

  • Regular Peter Austen returned on the 10th September and using pineapple boilies was successful in landing Commons weighing 14lbs 10ozs and 10lbs 8ozs. And again on the 18th September, when using banoffee boilies, Peter landed two small Carp weighing 5lbs and 1lb only.

  • David Hare visited on the 12th September for a 24 hour session and landed 7 x Commons plus a Mirror weighing from 10lbs 8ozs to 18lbs (average 13lbs 8ozs) using pacific tuna boilies before trying his hand on Lake 2 (Carp/Catfish) when he landed Cats weighing 22lbs 8ozs and 19lbs 12ozs.

  • Arriving on the 14th September for a 36 hour session proved to be successful for Rob Prout when he landed 14 x Carp including Commons weighing 17lbs 1oz, 16lbs 3ozs, 14lbs 9ozs, 13lbs 2ozs, 2 x 11lbs 9ozs, 11lbs 8ozs, 1olbs 4ozs, 9lbs and 7lbs plus Mirrors weighing 14lbs 7ozs, 12lbs 7ozs, 8lbs 4ozs and 7lbs.

  • Roy Prout arrived for a short break on the 14th September and targeting the Carp landed 9 x Commons including weights of 14lbs 3ozs, 13lbs 2ozs, 12lbs 7ozs, 12lbs 5ozs, 11lbs 6ozs, 10lbs 10ozs, 10lbs 1oz, 8lbs 10ozs and 7lbs 3ozs plus 9 x Mirrors weighing 16lbs 9ozs, 13lbs 2ozs, 11lbs, 10lbs 14ozs, 10lbs 8ozs, 10lbs 4ozs, 9lbs 15ozs, 8lbs 2ozs and a tiny 1lb 8ozs.

  • Regular Jason Tuckey began his 24 hour session on the 16th September and using pineapple pop-ups landed 6 x Carp including Commons weighing 16lbs 1oz, 15lbs 8ozs, 14lbs 10ozs, 14lbs 8ozs and 12lbs plus a 10lbs Mirror.

  • On the 17th September regular Terry Keard returned for a 48 hour session and using Robin Red, Krill and halibut pellet baits landed 4 x Commons weighing 16lbs 12ozs, 13lbs 11ozs, 13lbs 8ozs and 11lbs 15ozs plus 2 x Mirrors weighing 11lbs 2ozs and 11lbs 1oz.

  • Paul and Sam Jenkins returned on the 21st September and using luncheon meat bait their catch included 13 x Carp:

    • Paul – 6 x Commons weighing up to 15lbs and a 7lbs Mirror

    • Sam – 5 x Commons including weights of 15lbs 8ozs, 14lbs, 13lbs and 11lbs plus a 12lbs Mirror

  • Regular David Hodge returned on a wet 25th September and landed a Mirror weighing 21lbs 3ozs plus a 11lbs Common.

  • On a memorable 29th September Michael Rogers landed a 15lbs 6ozs Carp using a nutcracker pop-up while his wife Joanne used pineapple pop-ups to land Carp weighing 14lbs 2ozs and 12lbs 2ozs.

  • Ray and Janice Gartell returned on the 27th September for a short break together with friends Joe and Lorraine McGuggon who both had not previously fished. Ray took on the role of Instructor and Guide to help set-up tackle and provide advice which proved to be invaluable and set 4 x PB’s:

    28th September – Lake 1 (Carp)

    • Lorraine – 3 x Carp to 16lbs PB

    • Joe – 5 x Carp to 18lbs PB

    • Janice – 2 x Carp to 13lbs

    • Ray – 2 x Carp to 17lbs

Lorraine with her 16lbs  PB  Common

Lorraine with her 16lbs PB Common

Joe with his 18lbs  PB  Common

Joe with his 18lbs PB Common

29th September – Lake 2 (Carp/Catfish)

  • Lorraine – 2 x Cats lost

  • Joe – Cats weighing 27lbs PB

  • Janice – 1 x Cat lost

  • Ray – 3 x Cats weighing29lbs, 28lbs and 42lbs 9ozs PB 

After successfully assisting his friends Ray was rewarded with a 42lbs 9ozs PB Cat following his last cast of the day and our Season.  

Lake 2 (Carp/Catfish)

Cats caught this month included 68 x 30’s and a record September 6 x 40’s including a 46lbs PB specimen caught by Tracy Day on the 21st September to top the Catfish Leader Board. In addition some small Carp have begun showing and these will be relocated during our “Closed” period.

  •  Arriving for a short break on the 31st August Robert Hanson and Jackie Colton targeted the Cats and using halibut pellet bait Jackie was successful in landing 11 x Cats:

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  • Starting his 36 hour session on the 31st August, Connor Cambridge had a great start catching Cats weighing 39lbs and 31lbs where halibut pellet was the successful bait. Alan Cambridge joined Connor on the 1st September and landed Cats weighing 34lbs 8ozs and 25lbs.

  • David Platt and Robert Bates arrived on the 1st September for a 48 hour session and were successful in landing 7 x 30’s:

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  • Regular Eric Scott returned on the 3rd September and landed Cats weighing 23lbs, 21lbs and 16lbs.

  • Brothers Bernie and Gary Day targeted the Cats on the 4th September using halibut pellet bait when Bernie ended with Cats weighing 31lbs 8ozs, 31lbs 4ozs, 2 x 28lbs, 27lbs 4ozs and 17lbs while Gary landed Cats weighing 30lbs, 24lbs and 15lbs.

  • Regular Steve Hyder visited on 5th September and landed 3 x 30’s Cats weighing 36lbs 10ozs, 31lbs 4ozs and 30lbs 2ozs plus a 9lbs Carp.

  • Regular Daniel Selby plus Corrina returned on the 6th September for a 60 hour session that resulted in Corrina landing 3 x Cats weighing 30lbs PB, 25lbs and 21lbs while Daniel finished with 5 x Cats weighing 2 x 28lbs, 27lbs, 22lbs and 18lbs.

  • Using chopped pork and ham bait on the 9th September, Terry Hare landed 2 x Cats that resulted in 2 x PB’s with weights of 34lbs 8ozs PB followed by 35lbs 8ozs – his new PB and a bonus 4lbs 8ozs Carp.

  • Regular Jason Tuckey returned on the 9th September for a 24 hour session and using halibut pellet bait was successful in catching 4 x Cats weighing 38lbs 8ozs, 37lbs 10ozs, 33lbs and 24lbs 4ozs.

  • It was 30’s for both Phillip Aldridge and Mike Ireland when they visited on the 11th September with Mike landing a Cat weighing 35lbs 5ozs and Phillip landing 2 x Cats weighing 17lbs and after a period of wading a second at 36lbs.          

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Left - Mike and his 35lbs 5ozs Cat  Above - Phillip and his 36lbs Cat

Left - Mike and his 35lbs 5ozs Cat

Above - Phillip and his 36lbs Cat

  • Bryan Butler returned on the 14th September and using halibut pellet bait caught Cats weighing 30lbs and 21lbs.

  • Visiting on the 14th September Gary Phillips landed a 21lbs Cat plus a small 2lbs Carp.

  • Regular Paul Coombes arrived on the 16th September for a 24 hours session and landed a Cat weighing 32lbs and again arriving on the 19th September for a further 24 hours, landed a Cat weighing 38lbs 8ozs.

  • Regulars Robin Moyser and Nigel Gillard returned on the 16th September for a 108 hour session and finished with 45 x Cats including 2 x 40’s and 17 x 30’s:

    • Robin – 40lbs 12ozs, 8 x 30lbs+, 13 x 20lbs+ and 4 kittens

    • Nigel – 40lbs, 9x 30lbs+ and 9 x 20lbs+

  • It was a special day on the 21st September when Tracy and Bernie Day both targeted the Cats. Tracy’s catch began with two small Carp weighing 3lbs and 1lb but then showing the men the way landed a 46lbs PB Cat to top the Catfish Leader Board – many congratulations. Bernie also enjoyed success landing 3 x Cats weighing 39lbs 4ozs, 34lbs 8ozs and 24lbs 6ozs.

Tracy and her  46lbs   PB  Cat to top the Catfish Leader Board

Tracy and her 46lbs PB Cat to top the Catfish Leader Board

  • Arriving on the 20th September for a 48 hour session Martin Crease and Tony Thompson landed 12 x Cats to 39lbs including:

    • Martin – 39lbs, 38lbs, 37lbs, 35lbs, 33lbs, 29lbs, 26lbs, 20lbs 15lbs and 11lbs

    • Tony – 36lbs and 24lbs

  • Amidst wet and windy weather on the 24th September, James and Reg Purton were successful with the Cats using Robin Red bait:

    • Reg – 42lbs and 31lbs 4ozs

    • James – 23lbs

  • It was the return of regular Eric Scott on the 24th September when he successfully landed a Cat weighing 41lbs 6ozs.

  • Five days after Tracy Day (Bernie’s wife) caught her 46lbs Cat, brothers Bernie and Gary Day visited on the 26th September to try their luck with the Cats:

    • Bernie – 1 x kitten and a 2lbs Carp

    • Gary – Cats weighing 2 x 34lbs, 20lbs and 18lbs

  • Arriving on the 25th September, Tim Byrne and Keith Grey targeted the Cats during a short break:

    • 25th September

      • Keith – 32lbs and 25lbs 8ozs

      • Tim – 31lbs 8ozs

    • 26th September (day)

      • Keith – 33lbs and 32lbs

    • 26th (day/night)and 27th (day/night) September

      • Tim – 39lbs 5ozs, 30lbs 8ozs, 29lbs 8ozs, 25lbs 8ozs, 22lbs, 18lbs 8ozs, 16lbs and 3 x kittens

Tim and his 39lbs 5ozs Cat

Tim and his 39lbs 5ozs Cat

  • Bryan and Michael Butler visited on the 28th September and used halibut pellet baits to catch Cats weighing:

    • Michael – 34lbs 5ozs PB and 31lbs

    • Bryan – 14lbs 8ozs

  • Arriving on the 27th September for a 48 hour session, Connor and Alan Cambridge successfully targeted the Cats:

    • Connor – 35lbs and 5 x 20lbs+

    • Alan – 35lbs 8ozs, 34lbs and 31lbs

  • Ray and Janice Gartell returned on the 27th September for a short break together with friends Joe and Lorraine McGuggon who both had not previously fished. Ray took on the role of Instructor and Guide to help set-up tackle and provide advice which proved to be invaluable and set 4 x PB’s:

28th September – Lake 1 (Carp)

  • Lorraine – 3 x Carp to 16lbs PB

  • Joe – 5 x Carp to 18lbs PB

  • Janice – 2 x Carp to 13lbs

  • Ray – 2 x Carp to 17lbs

29th September – Lake 2 (Carp/Catfish)

  • Lorraine – 2 x Cats lost

  • Joe – Cats weighing 27lbs PB

  • Janice – 1 x Cat lost

  • Ray – 3 x Cats weighing 29lbs, 28lbs and 42lbs 9ozs PB

Joe with his 27lbs  PB  Cat

Joe with his 27lbs PB Cat

After successfully assisting his friends Ray was rewarded with a 42lbs 9ozs  PB  Cat following his last cast of the day and our Season.

After successfully assisting his friends Ray was rewarded with a 42lbs 9ozs PB Cat following his last cast of the day and our Season.

Lake 3 (Mixed)

Lake 3 continues produce several good mixed catches including several double figure Carp:

  •  Regular Fred Rosier returned on the 3rd September when his catch included:

    • 9 x Commons weighing 8lbs 5ozs, 6lbs 10ozs, 5lbs 14ozs, 5lbs 12ozs, 5lbs 1oz, 4lbs 14ozs, 4lbs 10ozs, 3lbs 11ozs and 3lbs 10ozs

    • 6 x Mirrors weighing 7lbs 6ozs, 7lbs 5ozs, 4lbs 15ozs, 4lbs 14ozs, 4lbs 10ozs and 4lbs 9ozs

    • o   2 x Bream weighing 3lbs 8ozs and 3lbs 1oz

  • It was 3 x Mirrors for Martin Stokes on 5th September which were all doubles to 12lbs. Again on the 11th September Martin landed 11 x Carp including a double plus 3 x Tench between 1lb and 2lbs.

  • Scott Jenkins visited on 6th September and landed 3 x Mirrors to 8lbs 80zs, a Common Carp plus a Bream.

  • Autumn had fully arrived on 8th September when Roger Simmons caught Commons weighing 5lbs and 3lbs plus a 1lb 8ozs.

  • Regular Paul Teakle visited on the 12th September and landed Commons weighing 7lbs 8ozs and 6lbs 12ozs plus a 11lbs 7ozs Mirror.

  • Roger Simmons returned on the 12th September accompanied by Ian Usher when they caught Carp weighing 8lbs and 6lbs.

  • Using luncheon meat bait on the 19th September resulted in Peter Foster catching 14 x Carp weighing from 6lbs to 11lbs plus a 2lbs Tench. Colleague Mike Dougherty also landed Carp to 4lbs 8ozs including 5 x Commons and 3 x Mirrors.

  • First time visitors on the 22nd September, Mike Whelan and colleagues Cliff and Gerry landed collectively 21 x Carp weighing from 5lbs to 10lbs plus a 2lbs Tench.

  • Regular Fred Rosier returned on the 24th September and his excellent mixed catch included:

    • 3 x Tench weighing 2lbs 12ozs, 2lbs 5ozs and 2lbs 4ozs

    • 4 x Bream weighing 3lbs 15ozs, 3lbs 7ozs, 3lbs 4ozs and 3lbs

    • 4 x Mirrors weighing 8lbs, 7lbs 10ozs, 7lbs 4ozs and 4lbs 11ozs

    • 10 x Commons weighing 8lbs 2ozs, 8lbs 1oz, 7lbs 11ozs, 2 x 7lbs 7ozs, 7lbs 5ozs, 6lbs 13ozs, 6lbs 3ozs, 5lbs 9ozs and 4lbs 4ozs

  • Neil Cordier returned on the 26th September and using luncheon meat and sweetcorn baits caught 4 x Carp plus a Bream.

  • Using CC Moore pacific tuna boilies on the 28th September, Terry Hare landed 9 x Carp weighing 13lbs, 2 x 8lbs, 7lbs, 3 x 6lbs and 2 x 5lbs.

  • Roger and Tyler Simmons ended our season on the 29th September with both making successful catches:

    • Roger

      • 9 x Carp to 7lbs

      • 2 x Bream to 2lbs 6ozs

      • 1 x Tench of 1lb 8ozs

    • Tyler

      • 5 x Carp to 9lbs

      • 1 x Bream of 2lbs

      • 1 x Tench of 1lb

      • Numerous 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. We look forward to publishing the results next month. The 2019 PIN qualifying weights are:

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2019 Leader Board

The Leader Board competition has now ended and we look forward to publishing the results next month. Prizes are being 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

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 August 2019 to 31 August 2019

2020 Bookings

You can now book your favourite week for 2020.  Bookings are now being accepted that include Apartment plus Fishing for 7-nights or longer.

Holiday Arrival and Departure Dates

  • 7 nights is arriving Saturday and leaving Saturday by 10.00 am

  • 3 nights is arriving Friday and leaving Monday by 10.00 am

  • 4 nights is arriving Monday and leaving Friday by 10.00 am

Timetable

Today 7-nights or longer for 2020 bookings that include Apartment plus Fishing

Oct’19Availability of 2020 Member Application Form – numbers will again be strictly limited

Nov’19 7, 4 or 3-nights for 2020 bookings that include Apartment plus Fishing

Dec’19 Bookings for fishing up to month 4 ahead

See all Availability online via https://www.manor-fisheries.co.uk/availability/.

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2019 Bookings

For the 2019 season, Manor Fisheries changed to a limited Membership only Fishery for all fishing and we confirm that the 2019 Membership is now FULL.

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

Lake 1 (Carp)

After spawning finished at the beginning of July the Carp have been showing up to 20lbs and in better numbers that have generally been similar to last year.

  • During a short break Rod Foakes targeted the Carp using Cell bait tipped with sweetcorn and Pacific Tuna boilies:

    • 5 Aug – Commons weighing 16lbs 2ozs, 15lbs 4ozs, 15lbs 3ozs, 13lbs 4ozs

    • 6 Aug – Common weighing 17lbs 4ozs and a 11lbs 4ozs Mirror

    • 7 Aug – Commons weighing 17lbs 4ozs, 16lbs 5ozs 12lbs 2ozs and a 8lbs 2ozs Mirror

  • Regular David Hodge returned on the 6th August and landed Commons weighing 12lbs 8ozs and 10lbs 8ozs

  • Arriving on the 6th August for his 48 hour session, regular Terry Keard landed 9 x Carp   using Robin Red and CC Moore boilies including Commons weighing 15lbs 7ozs, 14lbs 1oz, 12lbs 13ozs, 12lbs 2ozs, 11lbs 12ozs, 11lbs 9ozs, 11lbs 2ozs, 7lbs 13ozs plus a 10lbs 6ozs Mirror.

  • Visiting on the 8th August Peter and Roger Austen used Cell and Mainline Banoffee boilies:

    • Peter – Commons weighing 12lbs 6ozs and 11lbs 4ozs

    • Roger – Commons weighing 15lbs, 14lbs 12ozs, 14lbs, 13lbs 8ozs, 12lbs 4ozs, 10lbs 8ozs

  • Arriving for a short break on the 13th August, Roy Jerome plus son Scott and grandson Zach targeted the Carp. Their catch included weights of 2 x 16lbs 10ozs, 15lbs 2ozs, 14lbs 7ozs, 14lbs, 13lbs 12ozs, 6 ranging 8lbs to 10lbs and a 17lbs 8ozs PB for Zach using twin 12 mm boilies.   

  • Tony Buck, together with Sue Stephen-ford and Sam Town, returned on the 10th August for a short break and targeted the Carp; achieving two new PB’s:

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  • Ian and Terry Claringbold arrived for a short break on the 16th August when they fished Lake 3 (Mixed) on the 16th and using boilie and pellet baits then had many successes on Lake 1 (Carp) including:

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  • It was the return of regular Terry Keard on the 20th August and using Krill, Robin Red and halibut pellet baits during a 48 hour session; Terry landed all Commons x 6 weighing 13lbs 3ozs, 12lbs 10ozs, 11lbs 8ozs, 9lbs 4ozs, 9lbs 1oz and 6lbs 3ozs.

  • Peter and Roger Austen made a return visit on the 21st August and using banoffee boilie baits, Peter caught Commons weighing 11lbs 4ozs and 11lbs plus a 10lbs 6ozs Mirror while Roger used Cell and pineapple boilies to catch Commons weighing 12lbs 4ozs and 10lbs 5ozs. And again on the 28th August Peter caught a 18lbs 2ozs Mirror and a 10lbs 6ozs Common while Roger landed Commons weighing 13lbs, 12lbs 4ozs, 11lbs, 10lbs 8ozs and 8lbs plus a 16lbs 4ozs Mirror.

  • Karl Hallewell visited on the 28th August and using 15 mm Scopex liver boilie bait landed Commons weighing 19lbs 8ozs, 16lbs 4ozs, 14lbs, 12lbs and 10lbs. ·         Visiting on the 30th August Tim Collins used krill boilie bait and successfully landed a 16lbs Mirror and a 12lbs Common plus a further but small Common.

  • During a short break beginning the 30th August on Lake 2 for a successful Cat session, Keith Thompson and son Callum plus brother-in-law Christopher Hammond again successfully targeted the Carp on the 31st August:

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Lake 2 (Carp/Catfish)

The number of Cats caught during August has increased significantly (99 x 30lbs+ plus 4 x 40lbs+ being the Manor Fisheries record August to date) and especially at night with an average size now approximately 30lbs and up to 43lbs+ this month.

  • Regular Reg Miller returned on the 2nd August accompanied by Wayne Johnson, Mel Baker and Gary Atkins and armed with halibut pellet and yellow pop-ups with krill boilie baits; targeted the Cats during their 36 hour session.

    • Mel – 33lbs 8ozs, 29lbs, 27lbs, 22lbs 8ozs and 20lbs 8ozs

    • Wayne – 31lbs and 29lbs 8ozs

    • Reg – 34lbs 4ozs, 34lbs, 2 x 32lbs, 31lbs 8ozs, 30lbs, 23lbs and 10lbs

    • Gary – 35lbs 6ozs, 32lbs 14ozs, 32lbs 6ozs, 30lbs 5ozs, 30lbs 4ozs, 27lbs 3ozs, 25lbs 6ozs, 24lbs 9ozs, 22lbs 8ozs and a kitten

  • Arriving for a break beginning the 3rd August, Bernie and Tracy Day targeted the Cats using halibut pellet baits:

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  • Gary Day began his hectic 24 hour session on the 4th August and using halibut pellet bait landed 16 x Cats including:

    • 30’s – 38lbs, 33lbs 4ozs, 32lbs 8ozs, 2 x 31lbs, 30lbs 4ozs

    • 20’s – 29lbs, 28lbs, 25lbs, 23lbs 4ozs, 22lbs 4ozs, 22lbs, 21lbs 4ozs, 20lbs 10ozs

    • Kittens – 15lbs, 14lbs

  • Visiting on the 5th August Terry Hare caught a 15lbs Cat when the successful bait was luncheon meat.

  • Following his earlier successes on Lake 1 (Carp) and Lake 3 (Mixed), on the 8th August Rod Foakes targeted Cats for the first time and a using a triple 28 mm halibut pellet bait caught Cats weighing a PB 28lbs 1oz and 26lbs 7ozs.

Rod and his  PB  Cat weighing 28lbs 1oz

Rod and his PB Cat weighing 28lbs 1oz

  • Returning after four years, Gary Hilton (and Cary) were welcomed back on the 10th August accompanied by James and Terence Edge plus Steve Davis for their Group visit who all set out to tempt the Cats using halibut pellet and leech baits. Their 6 day/night successes included landing 54 x Cats with 2 x 40’s and 33 x 30’s weighing in total 1,595lbs (and an average weight of 29lbs 6ozs each):

    • Gary caught 19 x Cats weighing a total of 624lbs that included weights of 2 x 38lbs, 5 x 36lbs, 35lbs, 2 x 33lbs, 3 x 32lbs, 2 x 31lbs, 2 x 30lbs, 28lbs and 21lbs

    • Steve – 11 x Cats weighing a total of 254lbs 12ozs that included weights of 40lbs 2ozs PB, 37lbs 6ozs, 35lbs 6ozs, 28lbs 5ozs, 20lbs 70zs, 20lbs 2ozs, 19lbs, 17lbs, 16lbs, 15lbs and 6lbs 1oz

    • Terry – 9 x Cats weighing a total of 261lbs 15ozs that included weights of 38lbs 9ozs, 38lbs 5ozs, 38lbs, 33lbs 4ozs, 31lbs 8ozs, 31lbs 5ozs, 30lbs 6ozs, 30lbs 4ozs, 25lbs 6ozs and a 10lbs Carp.

    • Jimmy – 15 x Cats weighing a total of 454lbs 4ozs that included weights of 41lbs 7ozs, 37lbs 9ozs, 37lbs 8ozs, 37lbs, 36lbs 4ozs, 36lbs, 33lbs, 2 x 29lbs 7ozs, 28lbs 9ozs, 28lbs 6ozs, 26lbs 6ozs, 23lbs, 20lbs 6ozs and 12lbs

  • Steve and Ross Mitchell had a great session when they visited on the 17th August that included 6 x 30’s:

    • Steve – 36lbs 3ozs, 34lbs 2ozs, 25lbs 5ozs, 16lbs 5ozs and 16lbs 2ozs

    • Ross – 36lbs 1oz, 35lbs 5ozs, 32lbs 5ozs and 32lbs 3ozs

  • In spite of heavy down pours on the 18th August, Alan and Connor Cambridge had a great session that included 1 x 40 and 4 x 30’s:

    • Alan – 36lbs, 34lbs, 28lbs, 25lbs 8ozs, 19lbs

    • Connor – 43lbs 7ozs PB, 32lbs, 31lbs, 21lbs, 15lbs

  • Again there were very heavy showers on the 19th August but regular John Bairam was still successful in landing 6 x Cats including weights of 40lbs 12ozs, 32lbs 2ozs, 31lbs 9ozs, 27lbs 2ozs, 19lbs 3ozs and 17lbs 6ozs. And again on the 29th August John landed Cats weighing 37lbs 7ozs and 27lbs 4ozs.

  • Regular Jason Tuckey returned on the 19th August for a 24 hour session and using halibut pellet bait landed 14 x Cats averaging 30lbs 4ozs each and weighing a 426lbs 2ozs total. His catch included 8 x 30’s including weights of 38lbs 2ozs, 36lbs, 34lbs 1oz, 33lbs 7ozs, 33lbs, 32lbs 4ozs, 30lbs 10ozs, 30lbs 2ozs, 29lbs 8ozs, 29lbs 4ozs, 28lbs 4ozs, 28lbs, 26lbs and 16lbs.

  • Hadlow College were out in force on the 21st August when Brian Bailey accompanied by Tom Benson and Jon May visited for their 48 hour session. Using halibut pellet and worm baits, they targeted the Cats and landed 10 x 30’s:

    • Brian – 31lbs, 25lbs and 4 x kittens

    • Tom – 2 x 39lbs, 35lbs 34lbs, 33lbs 32lbs, 31lbs and 2 x 20’s

    • Jon – 33lbs 6ozs, 33lbs 3ozs and 25lbs 2ozs

Jon with a couple of Cats

Jon with a couple of Cats

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  • Regular Tony Payne returned on the 23rd August for a 24 hour session and had great success using halibut pellet bait when his catch included 4 x 30’s including weights of 38lbs 8ozs, 37lbs, 36lbs, 33lbs, 28lbs and 26lbs.  

  • Arriving for a short break Naomie Rule and Zac Amor targeted Cats for the first time and used halibut pellet and krill baits. During the night of the 23rd August they were rewarded with success that included weights of 36lbs PB, 31lbs, 26lbs, 19lbs and 18lbs.

  • Regular Bryan Butler visited on the 24th August and landed Cats weighing 28lbs and 24lbs where halibut pellet was the successful bait. And again on the 28th August Bryan caught Cats weighing 28lbs and 23lbs.

  • During blistering hot weather on the 25th August, Steve Collins raised his PB with a 32lbs PB Cat.

  • Dev Hudaverdi and son Dennis arrived for a 48 hour session on the 25th August and during extremely hot weather caught 6 x Cats weighing 38lbs, 33lbs, 30lbs, 25lbs and 22lbs where the successful baits were luncheon meat and halibut pellet.·         During a short break beginning the 30th August, Callum Thompson landed Cats weighing a PB 34lbs 40zs, 17lbs and 11lbs plus a 11lbs 6ozs Carp while brother-in-law Christopher Hammond landed a PB 39lbs 10ozs Cat.

  • Arriving for a short break on the 31st August Robert Hanson and Jackie Colton targeted the Cats and using halibut pellet bait Jackie was successful in landing a 18lbs Cat while Robert caught a 33lbs Cat.

  • Starting his 36 hour session on the 31st August, Connor Cambridge had a great start catching Cats weighing 39lbs and 31lbs where halibut pellet was the successful bait.

Lake 3 (Mixed)

Lake 3 continues produce several good catches including many Carp:

  • Graham Payne visited with his son Tom on the 4th August and using pellet baits they both has a Mixed catch including:

    • Tom

      • Bream of 3lbs and 2lbs

      • Commons of 7lbs, 5lbs, 4lbs, 3lbs and 2lbs 8ozs

      • Tench of 2lbs and 1lb 8ozs

    • Graham

      • Bream of 2lbs

      • Commons of 10lbs, 4lbs, 3lbs

      • Mirrors of 5lbs, 4lbs 8ozs , 2 x 3lbs

      • Tench of 2lbs, 1lb

  • Returning on the 5th August Bernard Day used Scopex and Dynamite Source pellet baits together with bread to catch 8 x Mirrors weighing 8lbs 4ozs, 2 x 8lbs, 7lbs 5ozs, 7lbs, 6lbs 10ozs, 6lbs 8ozs and 5lbs 5ozs plus a 2lbs 2ozs Bream and Tench weighing 1lb 15ozs and 1lb 4ozs.

  • Regular Fred Rosier had a good mixed catch on the 6 August including:

    • Bream of 3lbs 11ozs, 3lbs 6ozs, 2lbs 12ozs

    • Commons of 7lbs 4ozs, 6lbs 5ozs

    • Mirrors of 9lbs 3ozs, 4lbs 11ozs, 3lbs 13ozs, 3lbs 12ozs

    • Tench of 2lbs 7ozs, 2lbs 5ozs, 1lb 14ozs

  • It was a keenly fought match by Bexley & District AC on a very windy 10th August with a close finish for first place:

    • 1st Geoff Brocker with 99 lbs

    • 2nd Andy Newman with 81 lbs 12 ozs

    • 3rd Gary P Butcherwith 59 lbs 4 ozs

  • Roger Simmons and Tyler Edwards returned on the 11th August and landed Carp to 8lbs, Tench to 2lbs and Bream to 3lbs along with numerous Perch.

  • When using CC Moore pacific tuna boilie bait on the 13th August, it was truly a family affair which resulted in a catch of 19 x Carp weighing from 4lbs 8ozs to 7lbs 12ozs for Terry Hare, while son David landed 7 x Carp ranging from 2lbs 7ozs to 7lbs 14ozs and grandson Arthur caught his first ever fish – a 6lbs Mirror Carp. In addition to add variety they also caught many Roach, Perch and Bream.

Arthur Hare and his 6lbs Mirror Carp

Arthur Hare and his 6lbs Mirror Carp

  • Fishing with pellets in the margins on 15th August, produced 12 x Carp to 7lbs 8ozs for regular Steve Hyder.

  • Ian and Terry Claringbold arrived for a short break on the 16th August and had many successes including:

    • Ian – 4 x Commons ranging from 6lbs to 12lbs (his Manor Fisheries PB) and a 5lbs Mirror using prawn bait

    • Terry – a 3lbs Tench, 6lbs and 10lbs Mirrors (his Manor Fisheries PB) and a 11lbs Common (his Manor Fisheries PB) using red krill pellet bait

  • Rod and Marilyn Daniels returned for a short break on the 17th August and using boilie and luncheon meat baits had many successes including:

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  • Regular Paul Evans visited on the 21st August and using his long pole and sweetcorn, luncheon meat and bread baits caught 4 x Carp to 12lbs 1ozs and 2 x Tench to 1lb 12ozs plus several Roach.

  • The George Nettleton Memorial Match was held on the 23rd August and during extremely hot weather the results were:

    • 1st Tony Filmer with 35 lbs 11 ozs

    • 2nd Darren Winter with 11 lbs 10 ozs

    • 3rd Darrel Terry with 11 lbs 8 ozs

  • It was a welcome return of Sue and Mark Rogers on a very hot 26th August and using his feeder rod with luncheon meat bait, Mark landed 5 x Commons weighing 7lbs 11ozs, 6lbs 7ozs, 4lbs 8ozs, 4lbs 7ozs, 4lbs plus a 3lbs 10ozs Bream and a 2lbs 11ozs Tench while Sue caught a 8lbs 12ozs Common, a 8lbs 10ozs Mirrr and a 3lbs 14ozs Bream also using luncheon meat bait.

  • During a short break Gary Cadwallader had success on a very hot 27th August and using luncheon meat bait landed 13 x Carp weighing from 4lbs to 8lbs plus 3 x Bream and 2 x Tench.

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  • Robert Mannering visited on the 30th August and using sweetcorn and boilie baits landed 3 x Commons to 8lbs 5ozs plus 3 x Mirrors and a Bream.

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.

NEWS 1 July 2019 to 31 July 2019

2020 Bookings

Based on present 2019 charges, you can now book your favourite week for 2020.  Bookings are now being accepted for 7-nights or longer that include Apartment plus Fishing.

Today – 7-nights or longer for 2020 bookings that include Apartment plus Fishing

Oct’19 – Availability of 2020 Member Application Form – numbers will again be limited

Nov’19 – 7, 4 or 3-nights for 2020 bookings that include Apartment plus Fishing

Dec’19 – Bookings from 2020 Members for fishing up to month 4 ahead

See all Availability online via https://www.manor-fisheries.co.uk/availability/.

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2019 Bookings

For the 2019 season, Manor Fisheries changed to a limited Membership only Fishery for all fishing and we confirm that the 2019 Membership is now FULL.

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

Leader Board Summary

Congratulations to:

  • Paul Evans who landed a 5lbs 6ozs Tench to top the Tench Leader Board.

July Catch Summaries

Lake 1 (Carp)

The Carp were still been spawning at the beginning of July and during their recovery the catches have generally been similar to last year.

  • Dan Baker arrived on the 6th July for a 7-day break, and accompanied Kevin Seal, Barry Trigg and Steve Harper targeted the Carp:

    • Dan – 5 x Carp to 12lbs 8ozs (plus 2 x Carp, Tench and Bream to 2lbs 8ozs from Lake 3 (Mixed)

    • Kevin – 5 x Mirrors to 13lbs 8ozs and 20 x Commons to 13lbs 15ozs

    • Barry – 4 x Mirrors to 15lbs 4ozs and 6 x Commons to 14lbs 4ozs

    • Steve – 5 x Mirrors to 17lbs 6ozs and 26 x Commons resulting in a total weight of 341lbs 2ozs.

  • During a short break arriving 14th July, Jim King float fished and caught a 12lbs 8ozs Mirror.

  • Regular Terry Keard arrived on the 17th July for a 48 hour session and using Robin Red bait landed 10 x Carp including a 13lbs 7ozs Mirror and 9 x Commons to 15lbs 11ozs.

  • During a short break Ben Slater caught a 16lbs 8ozs Carp on the 21st July.

  • Jason Tuckey returned on the 22nd July for a 24 hour session and using Oxford Carp Baits McNut boilies landed 12 x Carp including Commons weighing 17lbs, 16lbs 3ozs, 14lbs, 12lbs 6ozs, 12lbs 4ozs, 11lbs 9ozs, 11lbs 8ozs and 8lbs plus Mirrors weighing 18lbs 2ozs, 15lbs 10ozs, 12lbs 6ozs and 10lbs.

  • Regular Paul Kitt arrived on the 25th July for a 24 hour session and using Krill boilie bait landed 8 x Carp weighing:

    o   Commons – 14lbs x 2, 13lbs 4ozs, 10lbs 6ozs and 10lbs 2ozs

    o   Mirrors – 12lbs x 2 and 11lbs

  • During a short break beginning the 25th July Paul Adkins was joined by Dave and Wayne Holloway. Wayne had great success with the Carp in raising his PB seven times to a 17lbs PB Common.

  • Regular Alan Rogers returned on the 28th July and using pop-up pineapple boilies caught a Common weighing 11lbs 12ozs.

  • Bryan Butler visited on the 31st July and using luncheon meat bait caught Mirrors weighing 13lbs and 12lbs.

Lake 2 (Carp/Catfish)

The current weather conditions have resulted in the total number of Cats caught this month being lower than expected though the average size is at an all-time high. Catches improved during weeks 3 and 4 and a successful bait has been a couple of chopped worms but no free offerings.

  • Returning on the 2nd July Alan Cambridge landed 4 x Cats weighing 28lbs, 2 x 25lbs and 24lbs.

  • It was their first attempt on the 3rd July when Terry Hare and his sons David and James all fished for Cats. Using halibut pellet and luncheon meat baits; congratulations all round, as they all achieved new PB’s:

    • Terry Hare –22lbs PB and 17lbs

    • David Hare –33lbs PB

    • ames Hare –32lbs PB and 20lbs

Terry with his 22lbs  PB  Cat

Terry with his 22lbs PB Cat

David with his 33lbs  PB  Cat

David with his 33lbs PB Cat

James with his 32lbs  PB  Cat

James with his 32lbs PB Cat

  • Duncan Charman the Anglers Mail South East correspondent and specimen angler visited with specimen angler Paul Garner on the 5th July, when it was Paul’s turn to land a “40”. During his visit Paul also created a Lake 2 (Carp/Catfish) video which includes the catch of his 40lbs UK PB Cat.

    This video can be viewed via https://www.manor-fisheries.co.uk/gallery-1.

Almost there………………………

Almost there………………………

Paul’s UK  PB  40lbs Cat

Paul’s UK PB 40lbs Cat

  • Reg Miller arrived on the 6th July for a short break, and accompanied by Wayne Johnson, Gary Atkins and Neil Baker targeted the Cats which proved to be more difficult than usual. Nevertheless several Cats were landed:

    • Reg – 39lbs 8ozs, 30lbs 10ozs, 29lbs, 28lbs, 20lbs 4ozs and a kitten

    • Gary – 33lbs, 24lbs 4ozs, 20lbs 8ozs and 2 x kittens

    • Neil – 33lbs, 26lbs and a 10lbs 8ozs Mirror

    • Wayne – unfortunately blanked

  • Regular Tony Payne visited on the 14th July and using halibut pellet bait caught a 18lbs Cat.

  • Arriving on the 15th July, regular John Bairam landed a Cat weighing 25lbs 9ozs.

  • Fishing late evening and during the night on the 17th July produced Cats of 35lbs and 32lbs for Brian Bailey when the successful bait was a couple of chopped worms but no free offerings.

  • Returning on the 18th July Michael Ireland used worm and spam kebab and caught several kittens, a small Carp and a 35lbs+ Cat.

  • Using blooded eel pellet bait on the 19th July produced a 27lbs 9ozs Cat for Fred Little.

  • On the 19th July Bryan Butler caught Cats weighing 33lbs and 26lbs where halibut pellet was the successful bait.

  • Congratulations to 16-yeat old Bradley Baker who raised his Cat PB to 36lbs during a short break beginning the 21st July and catching a further Cat weighing 30lbs the following day where halibut pellet was the successful bait.

Bradley and his 36lbs  PB  Cat

Bradley and his 36lbs PB Cat

  • Regular Paul Coombes returned on the 22nd July and using halibut pellet bait landed 6 x Cats weighing 2 x 34lbs, 33lbs, 31lbs, 2 x 29lbs..

  • During a short break Kevin Oxley had success with the Cats and on the 22nd and 23rd July using halibut pellet bait, caught 7 x Cats weighing 41lbs 12ozs, 38lbs 12ozs, 36lbs 1oz, 30lbs 10ozs, 28lbs 3ozs, 28lbs 2ozs and 13lbs 15ozs.

  • Regular Peter Parsons visited on the 23rd July and using halibut pellet bait caught a 31lbs Cat.

  • Again on the 25th July regular Paul Coombs landed 5 x Cats weighing 35lbs 8ozs, 33lbs 8ozs, 32lbs, 28lbs 8ozs and 25lbs.

  • Roger Simmons and Tyler Edwards returned on the 26th July and landed Cats weighing 27lbs and 22lbs.

Lake 3 (Mixed)

Lake 3 continues produce several good catches including Tench to 5lbs 6ozs caught by Paul Evans to top the Tench Leader Board.

  • Regulars Peter Parsons and Fred Rosier returned on the 9th July and both had good Mixed bags including:

    • Peter – 13 x Commons to 9lbs 10ozs, 2 x Mirrors to 4lbs, 4 x Tench to 2lbs and 2 x Bream to 3lbs

    • Fred – a 8lbs 10ozs Common, 6 x Mirrors to 5lbs 12ozs, 3 x Tench to 3lbs 2ozs and 2 x Bream to 3lbs 11ozs

  • Neil Cordier used luncheon meat and sweetcorn baits when he visited on the 10th July and landed 6 x Carp and 3 x Bream.

  • Visiting on the 10th July Adrian and Ken Paul used luncheon meat and sweetcorn baits to catch:

    • Adrian – 6 x Carp including two to 8lbs, 2lbs Tench, 2lbs 8ozs Bream and Roach

    • Ken – 4 x Carp  and a 3lbs Bream

  • Ray Fell and Steve Nock visited on the 12th July and they landed 19x Carp, 9 x Tench and 9 x Bream.

  • Regular Graham Payne returned on the 14th July to catch 15 x Commons weighing from 4lbs to 8lbs, 5 x Mirrors from 4lbs to 12lbs, a 2lbs Tench and a 2lbs Bream where pellet was the successful bait.

  • Returning on the 16th July regular Fred Rosier had a good mixed bag including 4 x Carp weighing 6lbs 9ozs, 5lbs 5ozs, 5lbs 3ozs and 4lbs 5ozs plus Bream weighing 3lbs 10ozs, 3lbs 5ozs and 2lbs 8ozs together with 2 x Tench weighing 2lbs 5ozs and 2lbs 1oz.

  • Bernard Day returned on the 17th July and caught a 10lbs Mirror using bread bait.

  • Darren Winter and Dennis Harris visited on the 17th July and using 6mm pellet bait caught Carp weighing 12lbs, 9lbs, 4lbs and 3lbs plus a 3lbs Tench.

  • I Harvey visited on the 19th July and had a good mixed bag including:

    • 6 x Commons

    • 3 x Mirrors

    • 11 x Tench

    • a 3lbs Bream

    • 6 x Roach

    • Numerous Rudd       

  • Regular Paul Evans fished on the 20th July and using his long (and short) Pole caught two Tench to 5lbs 6ozs to top the Tench Leader Board plus 14 x Bream to 5lbs 3ozs and over 30 Carp to 10lbs 12ozs.

  • 12 x Carp consisting of 9 x Commons and 3 x Mirrors ranging from 4lbs to 12lbs were landed by Terry Hare on the 22nd July when CC Moore Pacific Tuna boilie was the successful bait.

  • Regular Fred Rosier returned on the 23rd July and landed:

    • 4 x Commons weighing 6lbs 12ozs, 5lbs 5ozs, 3lbs 8ozs and 3lbs 3ozs

    • a 5lbs 8ozs Mirror

    • 2 x Bream weighing 3lbs 4ozs and 2lbs 12ozs

    • a 2lbs 10ozs Tench.

  • Using 8mm pellet bait on the 24th July produced 9 x Carp to 9lbs for regular Steve Hyder.

  • Visiting on a very hot 25th July regular Pat O’Sullivan gave excellent advice to his 8 year old grandson Flynn Gray, who landed 3 x Mirrors and 14 x Commons to 10lbs where the successful baits were sweetcorn, pellets and boilies.

  • Mike Drane and Tony Thornley visited on the 26th July and using bread bait landed several Tench and Carp. Again Mike and Tony visited on the 28th July and using bread, luncheon meat and sweetcorn baits caught Tench, Carp and Perch.

  • Terry Hare returned on the 29th July and using CC Moore Pacific Tuna boilies landed 10 x Carp weighing from 3lbs 8ozs to 6lbs 8ozs and 2 x Tench weighing 2lbs 8ozs and 2lbs while colleague Paul Teakle landed Carp weighing 7lbs 9ozs, 5lbs 9ozs and 4lbs 3ozs.

  • Fred Graham returned on the 29th July and caught 17 x Carp plus a Tench.

  • On the 31st Martin Stokes ledgered using luncheon meat and caught 10 x Carp consisting of 1 x Mirror and 9 x Commons to a 15lbs PB plus 2 x Bream, 4 x Roach and a Tench.

  • Under the guidance of Fred Rosier on the 31st July, grandson Oscar Wells caught a 2lbs 1oz Tench, Bream weighing 3lbs 4ozs and 3lbs 1ozs, a 4lbs 9ozs PB Mirror and Commons weighing 1lb 14ozs and a PB 4lbs 15ozs.

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.

NEWS 1 June 2019 to 30 June 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 currently based on 2019 charges.

Timetable:

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

  • October - Availability of 2020 Membership Application

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

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

2019 Bookings

For the 2019 season, Manor Fisheries changed to a limited Membership only Fishery for all fishing. Last month we indicated Membership was “rapidly approaching FULL and we confirm that the 2019 Membership is now FULL.

Manor Fisheries in the NEWS

Following a visit last month, Duncan Charman the Anglers Mail South East correspondent and specimen angler, published a three page Anglers Mail feature article on the 18th June entitled Where to Fish that highlighted Manor Fisheries.  

No to lead clips

A big thank you to Lee Dowse and Mark Young who selflessly pulled in their Lake 2 lines on the 10th June to assist in freeing both a live Magpie and a live Moorhen that had become entangled in carelessly discarded island line (when a line clip had not been used by a previous angler).

On examination of the line attached to the Moorhen, it was very disappointing to see again that the rig included a “Death Trap” fixed lead clip plus tubing too narrow to allow line to pass. To ensure fixed lead clips are no longer used there is no alternative but to now ban all lead clips with immediate effect. If in doubt, re-read the Rules via https://www.manor-fisheries.co.uk/rules and keep to them.

The safe ledgering solution is a “Run Ring” with a bead – if in doubt ask.

No to Spods and Spoons

There have been some good catches during the past two months and overall the size has often been higher than last year but the quantity has generally been down on Lake 2 (Carp/Catfish). Thanks to most anglers recording their catches in the Cabin log-book it’s worth comparing 2018 with 2019 and having a closer look at the six main factors that could affect catches.

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Obviously we all have no control over rows 2 and 3 but Manor Fisheries constantly manages rows 1, 4 and 5 whilst leaving row 6 to be managed by visitig anglers. Unfortunately there has recently been some “Spodding” activity (which is banned) and over loose feeding with large spoons.  During the spawning months of May and June the introduction of excessive feed does NOT encourage fish to feed but significantly has the opposite effect producing a longish recovery period. A more than sufficient attractor bait is a small PVA bag (or string).

There is never any need to introduce high levels of loose feed and such activity is not acceptable and will invalidate Membership.

If in doubt, re-read the Rules via https://www.manor-fisheries.co.uk/rules and keep to them. 

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

Leader Board Summary

Congratulations to:

  • Paul Witherspoon topping the Tench Leader Board with 5lbs.

June Catch Summaries

Lake 1 (Carp)

Although the Carp have been spawning on-and-off throughout all this month the catches have generally been similar to last year:

  • During a short break Jake Moore landed 3 x Carp including Mirrors weighing 11lbs and 9lbs plus a 8lbs 6ozs Common on the 8th June and next day a 17lbs Mirror.

  • Regular  Alan Rogers returned on the 9th June and using pineapple pop-ups caught a 14lbs 8ozs Common while Mick Rogers used a nutcracker pop-up to catch a 9lbs 10ozs Carp. Again on the 23rd June Mick landed Commons weighing 16lbs 10ozs and 12lbs.

  • During a short break Colin Prentice landed a 18lbs Common and a 6lbs Mirror on the 10th June; followed by a couple of small Cats which were rehomed to Lake 2 (Carp/catfish).

  • Regular Steve Hyder returned on the 12th June and landed a 16lbs 2ozs Common and a Mirror weighing 11lbs 4ozs.

  • During a short break John King landed Carp weighing 18lbs and 15lbs on the 17th June while brother Glenn had a 17lbs Carp using luncheon meat bait.

  • Returning for a 24 hour session on the 17th June, regular Jason Tuckey landed Commons weighing 15lbs 6ozs and 14lbs plus a 19lbs 2ozs Mirror.

  • Returning on the 18th June, regular Terry Keard experienced violent lightening and four inches of rain but using Robin Red, Krill and halibut pellet baits landed 4 x Carp including Commons weighing 14lbs 1oz and 13lbs 4ozs plus Mirrors weighing 10lbs 7ozs and 9lbs 1oz.

  • Using Source boilie bait on the 24th June and during a short break, Alan Grainger caught a 16lbs 4ozs Common.

  • Visiting on the 25th June resulted in Ross Mitchell landing a 18lbs Common where bread paste was the successful bait.

  • During a short break Ian Russell and Sue Peach targeted the Carp:

    • Sue on the 26th June – Commons weighing 15lbs and 13lbs

    • Ian on the 27th June – Commons weighing 16lbs, 13lbs 8ozs and 13lbs

Lake 2 (Carp/Catfish)

The total number of Cats caught this month has been lower than expected though the average size is at an all-time high. The overall quantity caught rose considerably towards late June which included a monthly average of 2 x 30+lbs per day. Compared to all previous years; this season’s April, May and June respectively have all been record months for 40’s.

  • Returning for their annual 24 x 7 session beginning the 1st June, produced 3 x 40lbs+ and a 23lbs 4ozs Carp:

    • Andrew Moyser – 3 x 30lbs+, 4 x 20lbs+, 1 x kitten

    • Robin Moyser – 40lbs 9ozs, 30lbs+, 6 x 20lbs+, 4 x kittens

    • Nigel Gillard – 2 x 40lbs+ to 43lbs 13ozs, 6 x 30lbs+, 3 x 20lbs+, 2 x Carp to 23lbs 4ozs.

  • Beginning his 24 hour session on the 8th June, Aden Lloyd used halibut pellet bait to land Cats weighing 29lbs and 28lbs.

  • Lee Dowse arrived on the 9th June for a 24 hour session and using halibut pellet bait finished with 6 x Cats weighing from 24lbs to 36lbs.

  • Regular Jason Tuckey returned on the 10th June for his 24 hour session and landed Cats weighing 34lbs and 26lbs.

  • Eric Scott returned on the 11th June and landed a 35lbs 8ozs Cat while colleague Peter Parsons landed a 25lbs 8ozs Cat.

  • Visiting on the 12th June, regular Gary Day landed 3 x Cats weighing 34lbs, 21lbs 8ozs and 14lbs.

  • Returning for a short break on the 10th June, Ian Henderson and son Liam landed 8 x Cats averaging 31lbs+ including weights of 42lbs (Liam), 38lbs, 36lbs, 35lbs, 2 x 29lbs, 28lbs and 12lbs.

  • Gary Constable and Gary Vaughan arrived on the 12th June to begin their 60 hour session when they both raised their Cat PB’s:

    • Gary Constable – 41lbs PB, 32lbs 12ozs, 28lbs 8ozs, 24lbs, 23lbs 8ozs, 18lbs and 5lbs plus a 6lbs Carp.

    • Gary Vaughan – 38lbs 8ozs PB, 33lbs, 30lbs 8ozs, 25lbs, 14lbs and 13lbs plus a 13lbs Carp.

Gary Constable with his  PB  41lbs Cat

Gary Constable with his PB 41lbs Cat

Gary Vaughan with his  PB  38lbs 8ozs Cat

Gary Vaughan with his PB 38lbs 8ozs Cat

  • Paul and Jonathan Black visited on the 14th June and using 18mm halibut pellet bait caught a 34lbs 6ozs Cat.

  • Returning on the 15th June Shaun Collins used halibut pellet bait and caught a 30lbs 6ozs Cat.

  • Visiting on the 17th June Barrie Skilling landed Cats weighing 25lbs and 18lbs.

  • On the 17th June regular Paul Coombes returned for his 24 hour session and using luncheon meat bait landed Cats weighing 36lbs, 25lbs 8ozs and 18lbs 5ozs. Again and arriving on the 20th June Paul landed Cats weighing 29lbs, 26lbs and 18lbs.

  • Regular John Bairam returned on the 20th June and landed 4 x Cats weighing 35lbs 3ozs, 32lbs, 25lbs 4ozs and 24lbs 10ozs.

  • Using 22mm halibut pellet bait during his 24 hour session beginning the 20th June resulted in Roy Binks landing 2 x 33lbs 8ozs Cats.

  • Arriving on the 22nd June for a brief holiday Lee Harvey and family plus colleague Russell Hill targeted the Cats using Krill pellet bait:

    • Lee Harvey - 35lbs Cat on the 22nd June and 30lbs Cat on 23rd June

    • Joe Harvey – 22lbs Cat on the 23rd June

    • Russell Hill – 30lbs Cat on the 23rd June

  • Using Source boilie and pellet baits on the 25th June and during a short break, Alan Grainger caught a 32lbs Cat and a 8lbs 8ozs Common. On the 26th Alan landed a 9lbs 8ozs Common and the next day a kitten plus 6 x Commons from 3lbs to 5lbs 8ozs

  • Eric Scott returned on the 25th June and landed Cats weighing 38lbs and 25lbs while colleague Peter Parsons landed 4 x Cats weighing 32lbs 8ozs, 32lbs, 27lbs and 25lbs.

  • It was an all family affair when brothers Gary and Bernie Day plus son Jack arrived on the 25th June for their 48 hour session to successfully target the Cats:

    • Gary – 41lbs 8ozs, 41lbs, 35lbs 6ozs, 33lbs 3ozs, 31lbs 2ozs, 30lbs 2ozs, 5 x high 20’s and 2 x kittens

    • Bernie – 33lbs 10ozs, 32lbs 2ozs, 31lbs 4ozs, 31lbs, 30lbs, 5 x high 20’s and 1 x kitten

    • Jack – 33lbs 6ozs, 32lbs 1oz, 31lbs 4ozs, 2 x 20’s and 2 x kittens

Gary’s 41lbs 10ozs Cat

Gary’s 41lbs 10ozs Cat

Gary’s 41lbs Cat

Gary’s 41lbs Cat

Gary’s 35lbs 10ozs Cat

Gary’s 35lbs 10ozs Cat

  • Ray and Jan Gartell, together with Charlie Bridgeman  visited on the 29th June and using CC Moore Live Culture baits landed 4 x Cats including 1 x 42lbs and 3 x 30+lbs.  Ray achieved a new 35lbs Cat PB while Jan set her new Cat PB at 42lbs.

Ray Gartell and his new 35lbs  PB  Cat

Ray Gartell and his new 35lbs PB Cat

Jan Gartell and her new 42lbs  PB  Cat

Jan Gartell and her new 42lbs PB Cat

  • During a short stay Colin Platt, Robert Bates and Robert Lane targeted the Cats when they began their 24 hour session on the 30th June:

    • Colin Platt – 37lbs, 2 x 35lbs, 16lbs

    • Robert Bates – 25lbs, 19lbs

    • Robert Lane – 37lbs, 35lbs, 28lbs

Lake 3 (Mixed)

Lake 3 continues produce several good catches including Tench to 5lbs, Carp to 16lbs and Bream to 5+lbs.

  • Paul Evans returned on the 1st June with his son Reece and using his trusty long and short poles Paul landed 5 x Carp to 13lbs 6ozs and 7 x Tench to 3lbs 40zs while Reece landed a 2lbs 7ozs Bream.

  • On the 2nd June Paul Witherspoon landed 2 x Tench to 5lbs to top the Tench Leader Board and 9 x Carp to 8lbs plus numerous Silvers.

  • Regular David Hodge visited on the 5th June when his catch included 7 x Commons to 16lbs (with 6 over 10lbs 8ozs), 5 x Mirrors to 5lbs, 5 x Bream and a 3lbs 8ozs Tench.

  • Returning on the 5th June Veronica and Richard Crouch caught Carp weighing 8lbs, 4lbs and 3lbs plus Bream and Roach.

  • Visiting on the 6th June saw Colin Rowe land a 15lbs 2ozs Carp.

  • Peter Gardiner had a good session on the 6th June when he caught 13 x Tench, 5 x Carp and Roach. Returning on the 11th June Peter Gardiner had another good session landing 4 x Carp to 6lbs 3ozs, 7 x Tench, a large Bream plus Perch and Rudd.

  • Regular Fred Rosier had a great mixed bag on the 11th June including 6 x Commons weighing 7lbs 7ozs, 2 x 5lbs 12ozs, 4lbs 7ozs, 3lbs 6ozs and 2lbs 13ozs plus 5 x Mirrors weighing 6lbs 6ozs, 6lbs 2ozs, 4lbs 11ozs, 3lbs 11ozs and 3lbs 2ozs plus 6 x Bream weighing 2 x 3lbs 15ozs, 3lbs 7ozs, 3lbs 6ozs, 3lbs 5ozs and 3lbs 2ozs together with 3 x Tench weighing 2lbs 5ozs, 2lbs 3ozs and 2lbs 2ozs.

  • Roger Simmonds and Tyler targeted the Tench when they visited on the 15th June and finished with 20 x Tench, 4 x Carp and numerous Silvers.

  • Regulars Sue and Mark Rogers returned on the 17th June and baits included snail, luncheon meat and sweetcorn to catch:

    • Sue- Mirrors weighing 6lbs 11ozs and 4lbs 8ozs plus Bream weighing 3lbs 11ozs, 3lbs 6ozs, 3lbs 4ozs  and 3lbs

    • Mark – Carp weighing 5lbs 4ozs, 5lbs 3ozs and 4lbs 9ozs plus Bream weighing 3lbs 12ozs, 3lbs 10ozs, 3lbs 9ozs and 2 x 3lbs 1ozs together with 2 x 2lbs Tench

  • Using CC Moore Pacific Tuna and luncheon meat baits on the 18th June resulted in a catch of 9 x Carp from 4lbs to 6lbs, 6 x Bream from 2lbs 3lbs and 11 x Tench from 1lb 8ozs to 2lbs 8ozs for Terry Hare while colleague Paul Teakle landed Carp weighing 6lbs 7ozs, 5lbs 1oz and 4lbs 12ozs plus a 2lbs 12ozs Tench and numerous Perch.

  • When visiting on the 22nd June Ian Claringbold landed a 6lbs 2ozs Mirror and 2 x 5lbs Commons while son Mikey landed Commons weighing 6lbs 5ozs and a PB 7lbs 3ozs.

  • Using soft hooker pellet bait on the 23rd June and during a short break, Alan Grainger caught 5 x Mirrors weighing from 6lbs to 6lbs 8ozs, Commons weighing 7lbs 10ozs and 2lbs 8ozs, 7 x Tench between 2lbs and 3lbs 8ozs plus Bream weighing 4lbs 10ozs and 3lbs 8ozs.

  • Regular Fred Rosier had a good catch on the 25th June including 8 x Commons weighing 7lbs 9ozs, 7lbs 4ozs, 5lbs, 4lbs 9ozs, 4lbs 6ozs, 4lbs 2ozs, 3lbs 6ozs and 2lbs 12ozs plus a 5lbs 15ozs Mirror and Tench weighing 2lbs 13ozs, 2lbs 11ozs, 2lbs 10ozs and 2lbs 5ozs.

  • Returning on the 25th June again produced good results for:

    • Terence Hare – 6 x Carp weighing from 4lbs to 8lbs 8ozs, 3 x Tench from 1lb 8ozs to 2lbs 8ozs plus 3 x Roach

    • Paul Teakle – 14 x Carp weighing from 3lbs 7ozs to 8lbs 6ozs and a 2lbs 4ozs Tench

  • When visiting on the 26th June Peter Austen caught 2 x Mirrors weighing between  2lbs and 3lbs, 5 x Commons from 2lbs to 5lbs plus Roach and Perch.  

  • Using halibut hooker bait during a short break on the 28th June, Alan Grainger caught 7 x Commons weighing from 3lbs 8ozs to 4lbs 10ozs, 3 x Mirrors weighing 6lbs, 4lbs 6ozs and 4lbs 4ozs, 16 x Tench from 2lbs to 3lbs 4ozs and 4 x Bream weighing 4lbs 4ozs, 3lbs 6ozs, 3lbs 4ozs and 3lbs giving a total overall weight of 85lbs.

  • Regular Gary Rust returned on the 29th June and using jelly pellets in searing hot weather landed 11 x Carp weighing from 6lbs to 9lbs 8ozs, 4 x Tench plus several Roach.

  • On the 30th June regular Paul Evans visited again and using his trusty long and short poles, plus bread, sweetcorn and luncheon meat baits, landed 27 x Carp to 11lbs 3ozs, 5 x Tench to 3lbs 80zs and 12 x Roach to 14ozs giving a total weight of some 150lbs .

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.

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 - Availability of 2020 Membership Application

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

  • 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.

Smiles all around

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.