NEWS: 1 January 2018 to 31 January 2018

Some dates for your 2018 diary.

The Manor Fisheries 2018 Season is:

·         Open from Saturday 24th March 2018

·         Closed from Monday 1st October 2018

We are now accepting 2018 booking requests from visitors with differing requirements including: 

·         “Accommodation and discounted fishing” for 3, 4 or 7 days or longer. Apartment Availability can be seen at https://www.manor-fisheries.co.uk/availability/ .

·         2018 Night Members can now book fishing up to the sixth month ahead. The 2018 Night Membership application is available via www.manor-fisheries.co.uk .

·         From 15th February 2018 we will accept bookings for fishing from the general Public requiring only Day Fishing (7.00 am to 7.00 pm) who can book ahead up to month three. To book Lake 2 (Carp/Catfish) anglers must indicate when they have fished here previously.

News Report – 1st January 2018 to 31st January 2018

Summary – the next 7-weeks

Not long now before we open again on the 24th March. During the next few weeks we will continue with:

·         Netting and electro stunning of Lake 3 (Mixed).

·         Daily fish feeding

·         General grounds, swims and islands maintenance

·         Apartments, cabin and security maintenance

We will keep you informed of progress while we look forward to receiving your comments, ideas and photos.

Repair and improvement of swims

We can report that three of the Lake 2 (Carp/Catfish) swims have been upgraded.

Fishing visit to New Zealand

Although the journey was an arduous 36+ hours, we were fortunate to return to New Zealand over the Christmas and New Year period to enjoy almost constant holiday sunshine in the low 80’s. Of course the opportunity to enjoy local wines could not be missed whilst also slipping in a few days fishing.

South Island – Our first location was south-west of Christchurch at Fairlie which is a quintessential rural New Zealand farming town and the eastern gateway to the Mackenzie region. Spread across this region are many rivers holding large wild Brown and Rainbow Trout; with Lake Tekapo only 1½ hours away by car.

       Overlooking Fairlie

       Overlooking Fairlie

             Lake Tekapo

             Lake Tekapo

              Godley River

              Godley River

It was throughout this area that Kevin Payne, an extremely gifted fly-fishing guide, shared his local knowledge with me and provided an immense amount of patient instruction that eventually produced results that I originally did not seem possible.

         Brown Trout 6 lbs

         Brown Trout 6 lbs

  Rainbow Trout 4 lbs 8 ozs

  Rainbow Trout 4 lbs 8 ozs

          Brown Trout 6 lbs

          Brown Trout 6 lbs

North Island – Returning to Russell we stayed in a “Bach” on the waterfront some 4 miles to the west. As well as spending time sight-seeing and relaxing we enjoyed catching our supper consisting of Snapper and John Dory. Under the guidance of Geoff Stone aboard Major Tom II, our arms were soon aching – especially when Kingfish took our sardine baits.

          Russell waterfront

          Russell waterfront

         View from "Home"

         View from "Home"

              Major Tom II

              Major Tom II

    Rhonda's biggest ever

    Rhonda's biggest ever

   John Dory and              Kingfish                              

   John Dory and              Kingfish                              

           Kingfish 26 lbs

           Kingfish 26 lbs

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 2018 PIN qualifying weights are:

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2018 Leader Board

The Leader Board competition will again run throughout our 2018 Season and commence on Saturday 24th March 2018. Prizes will be awarded for the following specimens caught by or on Sunday 30th September 2018:

·         £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 30th September 2018.

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

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

NEWS 1 December 2017 to 31 December 2017

 

 

A brand New Year has started. Hope you are ready for more great catches and experiences!

A big thank you to all our visitors who visited Manor Fisheries last year and we wish you all a very Happy New Year.

We look forward to you visiting again and enjoying fishing at Manor Fisheries.

Rhonda and Mike

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Some dates for your 2018 diary.

The Manor Fisheries 2018 Season is:

·         Open from Saturday 24th March 2018

·         Closed from Monday 1st October 2018

We are now accepting 2018 booking requests from visitors with different requirements including: 

·         “Accommodation and discounted fishing” for 3, 4 or 7 days or longer. Apartment Availability can be seen at https://www.manor-fisheries.co.uk/availability/ .

·         See the 2018 Night Membership application via www.manor-fisheries.co.uk .

·         From 15th January 2018 we will accept Bookings for fishing from registered 2018 Night Members (who can book ahead up to month six).

·         From 15th February 2018 we will accept bookings for fishing from the general Public requiring only Day Fishing (7.00 am to 7.00 pm) who can book ahead up to month three. To book Lake 2 (Carp/Catfish) anglers must indicate when they have fished here previously.

News Report – 1st December 2017 to 31st December 2017

Summary – the next 12-weeks

Manor Fisheries is closed for the winter noting the lakes first started freezing over on the 9th December. Before we open on the 24th March next year there are still activities to manage including:

·         Netting and electro stunning of Lake 3 (Mixed).

·         Daily fish feeding

·         General grounds, swims and islands maintenance

·         Apartments, cabin and security maintenance

Over the coming weeks we look forward to keeping you informed of progress and receiving your comments and/or ideas.

Repair and improvement of swims

We can report that some of the Lake 2 (Carp/Catfish) swims have now been upgraded.

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 2018 PIN qualifying weights

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2018 Leader Board

The Leader Board competition will again run throughout our 2018 Season and commence on Saturday 24th March 2018. Prizes will be awarded for the following specimens caught by or on Sunday 30th September 2018:

·         £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 30th September 2018.

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

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

NEWS 1 November 2017 to 30 November 2017

Christmas Greetings

We extend a BIG thank you to all our regular and new guests who have visited throughout 2017 when many PB’s were again achieved.

We hope visiting has been enjoyable and it has been a pleasure meeting you all.

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

Rhonda and Mike

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Alpaca Walking

If you enjoy the fresh air and you may have possibly over indulged – how about a something a little different and a walk in the Sussex countryside.

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This option comes highly recommended by Rhonda.

For details contact Vicki and Chris Agar at:

Spring  Farm Alpacas

Spring Farm, North Hall Lane,

Fletching, East Sussex, TN22 3SA

H: 01825 790885

M: 07776 181811/12

www.springfarmalpacas.co.uk

www.alpacawalking.co.uk

Some dates for your 2018 diary.

The Manor Fisheries 2018 Season is:

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

We are now accepting 2018 booking requests from visitors with different requirements including: 

  • Accommodation and discounted fishing” for 3, 4 or 7 days or longer. Apartment Availability can be seen at https://www.manor-fisheries.co.uk/availability/ .

  • See the 2018 Night Membership application via www.manor-fisheries.co.uk .

  • From 15th January 2018 we will accept Bookings for fishing from registered 2018 Night Members (who can book ahead up to month six).

  • From 15th February 2018 we will accept bookings for fishing from the general Public requiring only Day Fishing (7.00 am to 7.00 pm) who can book ahead up to month three. To book Lake 2 (Carp/Catfish) anglers must indicate when they have fished here previously.

News Report – 1st November 2017 to 30th November 2017

Summary – the next 17-weeks

Manor Fisheries is closed for the winter and before we open next year on the 24th March there are many activities to complete including:

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

  • Repair and improvement of several swims.

  • Daily fish feeding

  • General grounds and islands maintenance

  • Apartments, cabin and security maintenance

Over the coming weeks we look forward to keeping you informed of progress and receiving your comments and/or ideas.

Specimen Lakes – Netting and electro stunning

Lake 1 (Carp) – The Hadlow College team, led by Brian Bailey - Commercial Fisheries Manager, arrived on Wednesday 22nd November equipped with both Seine nets and electro-fishing equipment. Although no Cats were caught some 30 lbs of mixed silvers were transferred to Lake 2 (Carp/Catfish). Going forward, we should all remain vigilant and in the event a Cat is caught from Lake 1 we request it be relocated and unharmed to Lake 2

Some 10 x Carp plus a small number of larger Bream were also rehomed to Lake 3 (Mixed). Of note were three of these Carp which weighed around a 1 lb each and were 2 to 3 years old indicating successful breeding of Carp in Lake 1.

Lake 2 (Carp/Catfish) - The Hadlow College team consisting of 18 members and again led by Brian Bailey - Commercial Fisheries Manager, arrived on a Wednesday 29th November with their Seine nets and electro-fishing equipment. The focus was on removing smaller Cats and whilst experiencing cold weather, 66 x Cats weighing a total of 550lbs were successfully removed for rehoming.

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In addition several Carp were removed from Lake 2 (Carp/Catfish) including 22 x double figure Carp (including 4 x 20’s) which were relocated to Lake 1 (Carp) and 25 x smaller Carp plus a Bream were relocated to Lake 3 (Mixed).

This brings the number of double figure Carp in Lake 1 (Carp) up to approximately 170+ doubles. The total weight of fish removed during this session approaches ½ ton giving more room for the many existing 30lbs+ Cats to grow to 40lbs+ and beyond ( see the October 2017 News Letter when 419 Cats weighing 30lbs+ were caught during our recent 6-months season).

Repair and improvement of swims

We can report that some Lake 2 (Carp/Catfish) swims have now been upgraded.

2017 Leader Board Winners

Since closing for the winter we are delighted to announce the winners of our 2017 Leader Board competition with each angler being awarded £50.00 as follows:

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Special mention is made of two of our regular anglers:

  • Paul Evans for the third consecutive year has won the Tench Leader Board competition:

    • Tench weighing 6lbs 15ozs on the 27th May 2017

    • Tench weighing 5lbs 14ozs on the 30th June 2016

    • Tench weighing 6lbs 12ozs on the 20th June 2015

  • Eric Scott for the second year has again won the Catfish Leader Board competition:

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

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

2017 Results of the 1,000 lbs CLUB

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

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

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The previous dates when Bill and Reg landed over 1,000 lbs in a single session are:

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2017 “Pin” Awards

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

We are delighted to announce the 2017 “Pin” award winners as follows:

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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 2018 PIN qualifying weights are:

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2018 Leader Board

The Leader Board competition will again run throughout our 2018 Season and commence on Saturday 24th March 2018. Prizes will be awarded for the following specimens caught by or on Sunday 30th September 2018:

  • £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 30th September 2018.

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

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

NEWS 1 October 2017 to 31 October 2017

Some dates for your 2018 diary.

The Manor Fisheries 2018 Season is:

  • Open from Saturday 24th March 2018

  • Closed from Monday 1st October 2018

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

  • We are now accepting 2018 Bookings that includes “Accommodation and discounted Fishingfor 3, 4 or 7 days or longer. All 2018 Apartment Availability can be seen via our website at https://www.manor-fisheries.co.uk/availability/ . If you require to know the availability of fishing during 2018, you can also call 01622 890 990.

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

  • From 15th January 2018 we will accept Bookings for fishing from registered 2018 Night Members (who can book ahead up to month six).

  • From 15th February 2018 we will accept bookings for any of our three lakes from the general Public requiring only Day Fishing (7.00 am to 7.00 pm) who can book ahead up to month three. To book Lake 2 (Carp/Catfish) anglers must indicate when they have fished here previously.

Summary – the next 22 weeks

Manor Fisheries is now closed for the winter and before we open again next year on the 24th March 2018. During this period there will again be many tasks to complete including management of the lakes through netting/electro stunning, daily fish feeding and improvement of several swims.

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

Work Party – 25th October

General grounds and islands maintenance was carried out during sunny weather on Wednesday 25th October when a Work Party armed with a chain saw, sharp gardening saws and long poled loppers tirelessly removed an enormous quantity of overhanging branches from Lake 3 (Mixed) and Lake 1 (Carp). This will reduce the number of break offs and expose more sunlight to previously over grown areas of the lakes. We extend our thanks to David Hodge, Kevin Oxley and Jason Tuckey who all volunteered to assist in this annual task. 

2017 Fishing Summary

Lake 2 (Carp/Catfish) - 2017 has been extraordinarily good year for Catfish at Manor Fisheries with a significant increase in 30lbs+ Catfish landed during our usual 6-month open period. The picture below provides a visual summary over the past 3-years and illustrates the number of 30lbs+ Catfish has increased by 30% over 2016; resulting in an average of 72.5 x Cats over 30lbs+ per month.

With Lake 2 limited to a daily maximum of 4-anglers and the daily average number of 30lbs+ cats caught now approaching 2.5, the daily chance of each angler landing a 30lbs+ Cat is statistically better than 50%.

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Lake 1 (Carp) – Throughout this year the Carp have continued to show up in good numbers including 29 x 20lbs+ landings recorded. The 2018 Season should prove to be even better when the present 150+ doubles grow on.

Lake 3 (Mixed) – Some notable fish were caught this year include a 6lbs 15ozs Tench and a 7lbs 15ozs Bream plus a “Day” haul approaching 500lbs. During this year it has been notable that many Carp have grown significantly in weight while the number of Crayfish caught has dropped greatly.

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

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

October 1st and 2nd Fishing Summary

With only 2 days left before closing for the winter, anglers continued to enjoy successes through great catches and setting new PB’s

Lake 1 (Carp)

Dylan Bowden arrived on the 1st October for a short break accompanied by Jake Lilley, who celebrated his 21st birthday with a PB and James Brown. They all used 12mm halibut pellet and boilie baits to achieve a hat-trick of PB’s. Well done.

  • 1st October
    • James – 16lbs 8ozs PB Common, 2 x 10lbs 1oz, 9lbs and 5lbs

    • Jake – 11lbs 7ozs Common

    • Dylan – 10lbs Common

  • 2nd October

    • James – 2 x Commons

    • Jake – 13lbs Common

    • Dylan – 12lbs 8ozs Common

  • 3rd October

    • Jake – 16lbs 6ozs PB Common and 9lbs Commons

    • Dylan – 16lbs 3ozs PB Common

  • Regular Terry Keard was the last angler to visit during our 2017 season when he arrived on the 3rd October for a short break. With winter rapidly approaching it became apparent over the first 4-days that the Catfish in Lake 2 (Carp/Catfish) were not feeding at all. Hence a move to Lake 1 (Carp) was appropriate and this proved to be a very productive session over the next 5-days with 35 x Carp; including 25 x doubles to a 17lbs 19ozs Common:
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The successful Carp bait was Krill and Robin Red boilies and Maple pop-ups. Our thanks to Terry who also took a number of scenic pictures that fully captures the peaceful surroundings during his memorable autumn session. 

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Lake 2 (Carp/Catfish)

  • Regular Roy Prout arrived on the 25th September for a short break and using halibut pellet bait was soon into the Cats and breaking his PB twice. His 13 x Cats catch included weights 30lbs 6ozs, 38lbs 9ozs PB, 39lbs 11ozs PB (on 1st Oct) and 7 x 20’s. 

    Lake 3 (Mixed)

  • Returning on the 1st October Paul Evans used a long pole with sweetcorn and luncheon baits to have a great session through landing 16 x Carp to 12lbs 8ozs, 12 x Tench to 3lbs 8ozs and 7 x bream to 5lbs 12ozs. Paul has also won the 2017 Tench Leader Board competition with a 6lbs 15ozs specimen.

NEWS 1 September 2017 to 30 September 2017

NEWS: 1 September 2017 to 30 September 2017

Some dates for your 2018 diary.

The Manor Fisheries 2018 Season dates are:

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

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

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

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

Summary

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

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

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

Lake 1 (Carp)

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

               Stuart Wiggins

               Andie Davidson

               Andie Davidson

            Brian Sparrow

            Brian Sparrow

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

Lake 2 (Carp/Catfish)

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

Lake 3 (Mixed)

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