NEWS 1 August 2018 to 31 August 2018

IMPORTANT CHANGES TO 2019 BOOKING REQUESTS

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

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

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

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

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

Fishing Report 1st August 2018 to 31st August 2018

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

In addition:

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

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

Lake 1 (Carp)

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

Lake 2 (Carp/Catfish)

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

     

Lake 3 (Mixed)

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

News 1 July 2018 to 31 July 2018

2018 Bookings

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

Fishing Report 1st July 2018 to 31st July 2018

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

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

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

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

Lake 1 (Carp)

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

Lake 2 (Carp/Catfish)

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

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

                Reg Miller (right) and Gary Atkins

                      relaxing after a hard day

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

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

News 1 June 2018 to 30 June 2018

2018 Bookings

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

Angling Times

Manor Fisheries is in the News – have you seen the issue dated 12th June 2018 which contains a feature article "Where to Fish: Extra" on pages 22 and 23?

The overview of Manor Fisheries leads with the headline "Pre-book for a day to remember" - Kent's Manor Fisheries offers a fantastic blend of tranquillity and all-action fishing for the entire family.

Fishing Report 1st June 2018 to 30th JUNE 2018

June has been our third consecutive record month since 2009 when:

  • More PB’s were set
  • The Catfish Leader Board was again raised
  • Several Anglers joined:
    • The Manor Fisheries Specimen Club
    • The Manor Fisheries 1,000 lbs Club.

With the improvement in the weather the larger Cats again appeared but in higher numbers – especially during early morning and late evening sessions. Specimens landed this month include 148 x 30lbs+ Catfish (an average of 4.9+ per day); including 6 x 40’s to 43lbs 4ozs, 4 x 20lbs+ Carp to a 21lbs 8ozs Common and Lake 3 (Mixed) Tench to 4lbs with more Rudd than usual also appearing.

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

Lake 1 (Carp)

  • Dev Hudaverdi and Mark Davis returned on the 2nd June and using 15mm halibut pellet baits, Dev caught Commons weighing 12lbs and 10lbs while Mark landed Commons weighing 17lbs and 14lbs.
  • Ian and Chris Emms visited on the 2nd June and using 15mm Mainline pineapple and banana boilies caught a 19lbs 6ozs Mirror while Chris used luncheon meat bait and caught a 8lbs 11ozs Cat which was returned to Lake 2 (Carp/Catfish).
  • Regular Terry Keard began his 48 hour session on the 5th June and using Krill boilie bait landed 7 x Commons (all doubles) and weighing 14lbs 30zs, 13lbs 9ozs, 13lbs 3ozs, 12lbs 7ozs, 11lbs 9ozs, 11lbs 6ozs and 10lbs 15ozs.
  • It was PB’s all-round during a 5-day family get-together when the Carp and Cats made a strong showing:
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     Susan Stephen-Ford and her 21lbs 8ozs                             PB Common

    Susan Stephen-Ford and her 21lbs 8ozs                             PB Common

 Susan Stephen-Ford and her 26lbs 8ozs  PB  Cat

Susan Stephen-Ford and her 26lbs 8ozs PB Cat

 Tony Back and his 16lbs PB                    Common

Tony Back and his 16lbs PB                    Common

    Nathan Town 32lbs PB Cat

   Nathan Town 32lbs PB Cat

 Tony Back and his 34lbs  PB                         Cat

Tony Back and his 34lbs PB                        Cat

  • Matthew and Ian Brown plus Paul Jenkins visited on the 8th June and landed 3 x Commons weighing 16lbs, 13lbs and 7lbs plus 2 x Mirrors weighing 20lbs and 9lbs.
       Ian Brown and his 20lbs Mirror

      Ian Brown and his 20lbs Mirror

  • Visiting on the 10th June Mark Evans landed 4 x Commons weighing 13lbs 6ozs, 8lbs 15ozs, 8lbs 14ozs and 8lbs plus a 12lbs 7ozs Mirror.
  • Arriving on the 14th June, Jack Day found the Carp recovering after spawning and had a great session. Fishing over 3 x 24 hours period Jack landed 52 x Carp plus a 27lbs 8ozs Cat which was returned to Lake 2 (Carp/Catfish); resulting in a total massive 630lbs total weight including:
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            Jack Day and his 18lbs 1oz Common

           Jack Day and his 18lbs 1oz Common

              Jack Day and his 19lbs 3ozs Mirror

             Jack Day and his 19lbs 3ozs Mirror

  • Steve and Shaun Collins visited on the 16th June and caught a 15lbs Linear and a 18lbs 8ozs Common respectively.
  • Using krill boilies tipped with fake corn on the 17th June resulted in a 18lbs Common and 7lbs 8ozs Mirror for Gary Parker.
  • Regular Jason Tuckey began his 24 hour session on the 18th June and landed 10 x Commons weighing from 8lbs to 18lbs 8ozs where pacific tuna boilie tipped with fake corn was the successful bait.
  • Fred Little visited on the 21st June and using cream + pepper dumbbells caught Mirrors weighing 17lbs 5ozs and 9lbs 8ozs.
  • Regular Mick Rogers visited on the 24th June and using Urban strawberry boilies landed Commons weighing 20lbs 8ozs, 13lbs 8ozs and 11lbs.
  • Roger Austen returned on the 28th June and using Cell boilies plus Cell pellets during very bright conditions; landed a 11lbs Common.  

Lake 2 (Carp/Catfish)

  • Daniel Selby and his brother Jamie began their short break on the 26th May and successfully targeted the Lake 1 Carp over three days. They then targeted the Cats on Lake 2 to experience more great catches when the competitive spirit was alive and well. Over 6 x 24 hour sessions they together landed 84 Cats averaging over 25lbs each, including 4 x 40’s and 27 x 30’s; for a total weight of 2,124lbs 12ozs and including the Carp catches their total is 2,307lbs. Many congratulations to both anglers who became members of our 1,000lbs Club while Daniel raised the Catfish Leader Board three times to 43lbs 4ozs.
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   Daniel Selby topping the Cat Leader Board                                    with 43lbs 4ozs.

  Daniel Selby topping the Cat Leader Board                                    with 43lbs 4ozs.

   Jamie Selby with his Cat weighing 40lbs 90zs.

  Jamie Selby with his Cat weighing 40lbs 90zs.

  • Regular Andy Phillips returned on the 2nd June and using Xcrill banoffee boilies caught a 36lbs Cat plus a kitten while colleague Jack Flower tempted a 20lbs Cat with an Xcel squid boilie.
  • Regular Pat O’Sullivan returned on the 3rd June for a 36 hour session and landed Cats weighing 34lbs, 30lbs and 26lbs.
  • Arriving on the 4th June David Hodge landed Cats weighing 34lbs 10ozs and 18lbs 10ozs while son Jason’s Cat weighed 18lbs 6ozs.
  • Regular Jason Tuckey arrived on the 4th June to begin a very successful 24 hour session using boilie and halibut pellet baits to catch 15 x Cats weighing a total of 407lbs 8ozs with weights consisting of 37lbs, 36lbs, 34lbs, 2 x 31lbs, 30lbs, 28lbs, 27lbs, 26lbs 8ozs, 26lbs, 25lbs, 22lbs, 21lbs, 17lbs and 16lbs.  Returning for another 24 hour session on the 11th June and using similar tactics; Jason caught 8 x Cats weighing on average 30lbs each and consisting of 38lbs, 36lbs, 33lbs, 32lbs, 30lbs, 27lbs, 24lbs and 20lbs.
  • Connor and Alan Cambridge returned on the 5th June and together they caught 9 x Cats with Connor’s weighing 33lbs, 31lbs, 30lbs, 20lbs and 15lbs while Alan’s catch weighed 29lbs, 25lbs, 18lbs and 15lbs.
  • Visiting on the 8th June Jonathan and Paul Black used 28mm halibut pellet bait and caught 4 x Cats weighing 31lbs, 29lbs, 17lbs and 9½lbs. 
  • Arriving on the 6th June for a 60 hour session, Gary Vaughan and Gary Constable experienced sunny weather whilst landing 45 Cats including:
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      Gary Constable with his Cats weighing                              36lbs 10ozs and 20lbs 5ozs

     Gary Constable with his Cats weighing                              36lbs 10ozs and 20lbs 5ozs

       Gary Vaughan with his Cat weighing 31lbs

      Gary Vaughan with his Cat weighing 31lbs

  • Regular Paul Hutchinson returned on the 9th June and using Cell boilies caught 6 x Cats weighing 34lbs 4ozs, 26lbs 10ozs, 25lbs 4ozs, 22lbs 8ozs, 11lbs 10ozs and 6lbs. And again on the 30th June when Paul used Cell boilies for bait and landed 6 x Cats weighing 36lbs 14ozs, 34lbs 6ozs, 31lbs 4ozs, 26lbs 10ozs, 25lbs 10ozs and 21lbs 8ozs.
  • During a short break regular Kevin Oxley began a 5-day session using halibut pellet bait to land 17 x Cats weighing a huge total of 503lbs 11ozs; averaging 29lbs+ each and including:
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  • Sean Holman visited on the 11th June and landed 5 x Cats weighing 37lbs 8ozs, 36lbs 8ozs, 34lbs 10ozs, 27lbs 6ozs, 27lbs and 25 plus while Lee Holman’s catch was a 25lbs Cat.
  • Visiting on the 12th June regular Peter Parsons landed 9 x Cats weighing 35lbs, 27lbs, 2 x 23lbs, 21lbs, 19lbs, 18lbs, 17lbs and 15lbs while colleague Eric Scott had Cats weighing 32lbs and 26lbs and again on the 26th June; Peter landed 8 x Cats weighing 32lbs, 27lbs, 26lbs, 2 x 22lbs, 21lbs, 15lbs and 10lbs while Eric caught 6 x Cats weighing 39lbs, 38lbs, 36lbs, 35lbs, 26lbs and 22lbs.
  • Arriving for a short break on the 13th June, Ian Henderson and son Liam had a great session - fishing 3 x 24 hours - to land 23 x Cats weighing a massive 692lbs total averaging over 30lbs+ each:
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              Ian Henderson and his 41lbs Cat

             Ian Henderson and his 41lbs Cat

                    Liam Henderson and his 40lbs Cat

                   Liam Henderson and his 40lbs Cat

  • Arriving on the 14th June, Gary and Bernie Day found the Catfish active and fishing over a 3 x 24 hours period they had a great session; together landing 19 x Cats and a Carp including:
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  • Regulars Terry Keard, Steve Hyder and Judi Swatland arrived on the 16th June for a short break over 6 days and 5 nights. During this period they landed a massive 91 x Cats with Terry raising his Cat PB to 39lbs 7ozs and together with Steve both breaking the 1,ooolbs barrier to join the Manor Fisheries 1,00lbs Club – many congratulations:
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         Terry Keard and his 39lbs 7ozs PB Cat

        Terry Keard and his 39lbs 7ozs PB Cat

  • Martin Crease and Tony Thompson arrived on the 23rd June for their 48 hours session and found the Cats in a strong feeding mood. Using snowman krill baits Tony raised his Cat PB to 42lbs. Congratulations to both anglers who had great catches during what proved to be a very tiring session:
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  • Arriving for a short break on the 25th June David Platt and Robert Bates found the Cats very active during their sleepless 12 hour night session on the 24th June together with Robert setting his new Cat PB at 39lbs. And again on the night of the 27th June when 11 x Cats were landed and David set his new Cat PB at 41lbs.
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  • During very sunny and hot weather on the 27th June, regulars Melvin Baker and Reg Miller landed 9 x Cats. Melvin’s weights were 33lbs, 26lbs 8ozs, 25lbs, and 22lbs while Reg had weights of 29lbs 12ozs, 23lbs and 3 x doubles.
  • Regular Paul Coombes arrived on the 27th June for his 60 hour session and using luncheon meat, prawn and liver plus krill boilie baits landed 9 x Cats averaging 32lbs 4ozs+ including weights of 38lbs, 37lbs, 35lbs, 2 x 32lbs, 31lbs, 30lbs, 28lbs 8ozs, 22lbs and 14lbs.   
  • Together with Phil and Ossie Aldridge, Mike Ireland visited on the 29th June. Using Spam baits their catch included 6 x Cats weighing 35lbs, 33lbs, 31lbs, 26lbs, 25lbs and 24lbs.

Lake 3 (Mixed)

  • The Duke of Gloucester AS returned on the 3rd June and experienced glorious sunshine for their Match. The winning weights were:
    • 1st Joe Simms with 45lbs
    • 2nd Geoff Wickham with 30lbs 3ozs
    • 3rd Kenny Bremnor with 24lbs
  • Visiting on the 5th June, Andrew Crisp used maggots for bait to lure 4 x Carp to 10lbs, a 4lbs Tench and a Mirror weighing 20lbs plus several small Perch.
  • Dick Sayers fished using a method feeder and had a good session landing 14 x Tench to 2lbs 12ozs, 7 x Commons to 5lbs 8ozs and 2 x Mirrors to 5lbs 10ozs.
  • Visiting on the 8th June Chris Smith and David O’Hara landed a couple of Carp (4lbs and 2lbs) together with 8 x Tench in the order of 1lb 8ozs and again on the 19th June using bread and luncheon meat baits; 3 x Bream weighing 4lbs and 2 x 3lbs plus 7 x Tench to 1½lbs and with many small Roach, Rudd and Perch.
  • Paul Evans returned on the 9th June and using his long/short poles plus sweetcorn and luncheon meat baits had a good mixed catch including 18 x Tench to 3lbs 4ozs, 9 x Carp to 9lbs 7ozs and 14 x Bream to 4lbs 5ozs.
  • Returning on the 9th June regular Andy Worf landed 5 x Carp to 10lbs and 4 x Tench to 3lbs while colleague Brian had 6 x Carp to 5lbs, 2 x Tench to 2lbs and 2 x Bream to 4lbs.
  • Using luncheon meat and bread baits on the 15th June provided good sport for regular Bernie Day Snr with a catch of 5 x Commons weighing 6lbs 15ozs, 4lbs 2ozs, 4lbs, 3lbs 6ozs and 2lbs 2ozs plus Mirrors weighing 8lbs 1oz and 8lbs together with a 4lbs 4ozs Bream.
  • Visiting on the 16th June produced a good session for Ray Collins who caught 150lbs+ of Carp and 20+ Tench.
  • Brian Day fished on the 16th June and was rewarded with a 3lbs 8ozs Bream.
  • Scott Bollen and Mark visited on the 22nd June and landed 10 x Tench, 9 x Bream plus 3 x Roach.
  • Returning on the 22nd June regular Graham Payne had a mixed bag including 5 x Mirrors to 9lbs, 6 x Commons 8lbs, 2 x Tench to 2lbs and a 2lbs Bream.
  • Regulars Sue and Mark Rogers returned on the 25th June amidst glorious sunshine. Using mini boilies and a quiver tip Mark landed 7 x Carp weighing 7lbs 9ozs, 6lbs 11ozs, 5lbs 2ozs, 5lbs 1oz, 5lbs, 4lbs 9ozs and 3lbs plus Bream weighing 3lbs 8ozs and 3lbs 5ozs together with a 2lbs Tench. Sue float fished and initially caught numerous Rudd and Roach which were followed by Carp weighing 5lbs 9ozs on maggot/corn, 7lbs 11ozs on prawn and a 10lbs 13ozs PB Common also on prawn.
  • Visiting on the 26th June, regular Fred Rosier landed 5 x Carp after a slow start weighing 5lbs 4ozs, 4lbs 11ozs, 2 x 4lbs 4ozs and 3lbs 4ozs plus a 2lbs 4ozs Bream.

NEWS 1 May 2018 to 31 May 2018

2018 Bookings

With our visitors having differing requirements we are now accepting a variety of 2018 booking requests including: 

  • Accommodation with discounted fishing” for 3, 4 or 7 days or longer.
  • 2018 Night Members bookings for fishing up to the 6th month ahead.
  • General Public bookings for Day Fishing (7.00 am to 7.00 pm) only, who can book up to the 3rd month ahead. To book Lake 2 (Carp/Catfish) anglers must indicate when they have fished here previously.

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

Fishing Report – 1st May 2018 to 31st May 2018

April left with a storm on the 30th, when we experienced an exceptional rainfall of some 70mm (3 inches) that resulted in local flooding and storm damage. Thankfully the weather changed during May Day and proved to be sunny to assist in drying out the lakeside banks while the waters dropped back to normal levels. The first young moorhens, ducklings and goslings also started to show in growing numbers as the weather became warmer.

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Following heavy rain on the 30th April, the River Sherway water level (which flows into the River Beult) rose and fell rapidly over 36 hours to flood the fields adjacent to Lake 3 (Mixed).

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Having lived at Manor Fisheries since April 2009, we have seen many changes. Above are pictures showing how Lake 2 (Carp/Catfish) has matured from its creation in 1999 to how it is in May 2018.

May has been another record month and with the improvement in the weather the larger Cats appeared in high numbers. Specimens landed this month include 123 x 30lbs+ Catfish and 8 x 40lbs+ to 42lbs 9ozs which now tops the Catfish Leader Board , 4 x 20lbs+ Carp to 21lbs 7ozs Common and a Tench of 4lbs 8ozs which also tops the Tench Leader Board.

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

Lake 1 (Carp)

  •  Arriving for a break on the 28th April Mark and Matt Byatt both achieved new PB’s:
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  • Rob Ormond visited with colleague John on the 2nd May and using krill boilies tipped with fake corn landed 4 x Commons and 2 x Mirrors weighing from 9lbs to 15lbs.
  • Visiting on the 5th May Keith Richards used nut boilie bait and landed 3 x Mirrors and 7 x Commons weighing from 10lbs 6ozs to 15lbs 6ozs and again on the 27th May Keith landed 4 x Commons including 2 x 10lbs and 15lbs and a 10lbs 6ozs Mirror plus a small Cat which was safely returned to Lake 2 (Carp/Catfish).
  • Arriving on the 5th May for a break it was PB’s all-round for both David Emmerson and Martin Goldring with their catch totalling 58 x Carp:
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  • Using halibut pellet on the 9th May, Andrew Burton landed Commons weighing 19lbs and 8lbs 10ozs plus Mirrors weighing 14lbs and 11lbs.
  • Regular Terry Keard began his 48 hour session on the 8th May and using frill and halibut pellet baits landed 12 x Carp including 9 x doubles to a 16lbs 4ozs Mirror.
  • It was another good session for Alan and Mick Rogers on the 13th May. Using Pineapple boilies Alan landed Carp weighing 18lbs, 17lbs 12ozs, 16lbs 12ozs and 15lbs 10ozs while Mick caught Carp weighing 16lbs 12ozs and 16lbs using Urban nutcracker boilies.
  • Tony Cook visited on the 13th May and landed Mirrors weighing 20lbs 3ozs and 15lbs 7ozs where Mainline salted squid boilie was the successful bait.
  • Regular Dave Kendrick had a good session on the 16th May and using spicy tuna and sweet chilli boilie baits caught Commons weighing 21lbs 7ozs, 18lbs 10ozs, 18lbs 7ozs, 17lbs 8ozs and 14lbs plus Mirrors weighing 17lbs 6ozs, 15lbs 9ozs, 15lbs 7ozs and 12lbs 4ozs.
  • Andy and Lewis Bracey began their 24 hour session on the 17th May and had great success in landing 12 x Carp including Commons weighing 18lbs 4ozs, 18lbs, 17lbs 8ozs, 15lbs 4ozs, 14lbs 5ozs, 3 x 13lbs, 2 x 11lbs 8ozs and 9lbs plus a 9lbs Mirror.
  • Visiting on the 29th May Shaun Mackenzie landed 2 x Commons and a Mirror with all three being mid-doubles.
  • Fishing with pacific tuna boilie bait in the Open water during his 24 hour session beginning 21st May, rather than the island margins where the Carp were spawning; Jason Tuckey landed Commons weighing 14lbs and 12lbs 4ozs.
  • Returning on the 22nd May for a 48 hour visit, Terry Keard was joined by regular Steve Hyder to find the Carp had just finished spawning. Terry used krill boilie bait and caught a small Cat which was returned to Lake 2 plus Mirrors weighing 18lbs 8ozs and 10lbs 1oz plus a 7lbs 4ozs Common while Steve landed Commons weighing 14lbs 12ozs, 10lbs 8ozs and 9lbs 8ozs plus a 15lbs 8ozs Mirror.
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  • Harvey Rhodes arrived on the 26th May for a short break and using Manila boilies for bait was soon into the Carp. During for the first few days Harvey experienced heavy rains but his catch still included 18 x Commons to 17lbs 6ozs where 12 were doubles plus 3 x Mirrors to 13lbs 6ozs. Next month will contain a fuller summary.
  • Tony Cook visited on the 28th May and caught a 13lbs 1oz Carp using Tutti Frutti boilies.
  • The competitive spirit was alive and well when Daniel Selby and his brother Jamie began their short break on the 26th May and successfully targeted the Lake 1 Carp over three days. They then targeted the Lake 2 Cats with more great catches. On the 31st May Daniel had a really great session with 17 x Cats including 2 x 40’s to 42lbs 9ozs to top the Catfish Leader Board plus 6 x 30’s:
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Lake 2 (Carp/Catfish)

  • During sunshine on the 1st May regular Peter Parsons landed three Cats weighing 29lbs, 20lbs and 10lbs.
  • Visiting on the 5th May Jack Flower landed a 16lbs Cat while colleague Andy Phillips landed 4 x Cats including 40lbs, 2 x 19lbs and 14lbs using Xcal bait and pellets.
  • Arriving for a break on the 5th May Robert Hanson and Jackie Colton targeted the Cats with great success when using pigs liver for bait. Their massive catch of 38 x Cats included 18 x 20’s and 14 x 30’s weighing 39lbs 8ozs, 38lbs 4ozs, 37lbs Jackie’s new PB, 36lbs 12ozs,  36lbs, 35lbs 11ozs, 34lbs, 31lbs 12ozs, 31lbs 8ozs, 31lbs 4ozs, 30lbs 12ozs, 30lbs 8ozs, 30lbs 4ozs, 30lbs.
  • Regular Paul Murray returned on the 6th May and landed 5 x Cats weighing 22lbs, 15lbs 14ozs, 13lbs 1oz, 12lbs 7ozs and 12lbs 2ozs while son Anthony landed Cats weighing 32lbs, 29lbs and a 8lbs 6ozs kitten.
  • Bill Ellis returned on the 7th May and landed Cats weighing 28lbs and 27lbs 60zs while his son Shane landed 4 x Cats including weights of 27lbs 4ozs PB, 2 x 24lbs and 22lbs.
  • With the weather becoming very warm on the 8th May regular Paul Hutchinson caught 13 x Cats using Banoffee and Active 8 boilies. Weights included 35lbs 10ozs, 30lbs 8ozs, 28lbs 4ozs, 2 x 26lbs 10ozs, 25lbs 4ozs, 23lbs 10ozs, 23lbs 6ozs, 23lbs 4ozs, 21lbs, 19lbs 8ozs, 19lbs 4ozs and 17lbs 4ozs and again on the 16th May Cats weighing 27lbs 6ozs, 24lbs 14ozs and 24lbs 6ozs.
  • Ted Mahoney used halibut pellet on the 9th May and landed 7 x Cats to 37lbs and again on the 17th May 8 x Cats including weights of 36lbs, 35lbs, 34lbs, 31lbs and 3 x 20’s.
  • Visiting on the 10th May produced a 40lbs Cat for Charlie King.
  • Gary Day and father Bernie targeted the Cats on the 10th May and Gary landed Cats weighing 30lbs 8ozs and 20lbs 8ozs while Bernie’s Cat weighed 19lbs 8ozs.
  • Regular Kevin Oxley began fishing on the 12th May and during a short break over 5-days landed Cats weighing a total of 567lbs 5ozs including 6 x 30’s, 11x 20’s and 5 up to 20lbs and all on halibut pellet.
  • Returning on the 13th May Pat O’Sullivan had another good 36 hour session landing 11 x Cats including weights of 40lbs, 36lbs, 2 x 32lbs and 7 x 20’s where krill boilies over halibut pellet was the successful bait.
  • Arriving on the 13th May Roy Prout enjoyed a short break, landing 12 x Cats (averaging 31lbs+) and using fish boilie bait caught weights of 38lbs 14ozs, 37lbs 3ozs, 36lbs 8ozs, 35lbs 13ozs, 35lbs 20zs, 33lbs 5ozs, 29lbs 11ozs, 29lbs 2ozs, 28lbs 8ozs, 23lbs 9ozs, 23lbs 7ozs and 22lbs 11ozs.
  • Using boilie and halibut pellet baits, regular Jason Tuckey landed 10 x Cats during his 24 hour session starting 14th May that included weights of 34lbs, 33lbs 8ozs, 33lbs, 32lbs, 30lbs, 28lbs, 26lbs, 25lbs, 24lbs and 16lbs.
  • Andy Phillips returned on the 16th May and landed Cats weighing 31lbs, 24lbs 8ozs and 14lbs 12ozs using Xcrl baits.
  • Visiting on the 17th May Paul Mephan caught a 20lbs Cat plus a 3lbs Common.
  • Returning for a seven day break beginning the 19th May, Robin Moyser plus son Andrew, Nigel Gillard and Tim Noble found the Cats h-u-n-g-r-y with Robin becoming only the third angler to join our 1,000lbs Club for a second time with a massive 1,308lbs. Nigel now heads the Catfish Leader Board with a 42lbs 5ozs Moggie and a 871lbs 4ozs catch - many congratulations to both Robin and Nigel. With the “Average” Cat weighing 25lbs their catches include:
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  • Arriving on the evening 26th May, Bill Newell raised his Cat PB to 38lbs 3ozs at approximately 11.30 pm as an incredible lightening show began. He following morning Bill switched to using 28mm Mogimuch and salmon oil bait and landed a 16lbs 9ozs Carp from Lake 1 (Carp).
  • Regular Tony Payne began his 24 hour session on the 26th May and using halibut pellet bait caught Cats weighing 37lbs 4ozs and 12lbs.
  • The Cats were really active on a sunny 28th May when Eric Scott returned with Peter Parsons and Aran Flemming. Halibut pellet was the successful bait when they caught Cats weighing:
    • Aran – 36lbs, 27lbs and 15lbs
    • Peter – 34lbs, 26lbs, 2 x 24lbs, 23lbs, 13lbs and 12lbs
    • Eric – 38lbs 8ozs, 37lbs 8ozs, 36lbs, 35lbs, 2 x 34lbs, 32lbs, 26lbs and 18lbs
  • Regular Paul Coombes returned on the 29th May for his 60 hour session which was interspersed with very heavy rain.  Using halibut pellet bait; Paul’s catch included Cats weighing 35lbs, 28lbs, 25lbs 8ozs, 2 x 22lbs, 21lbs, 20lbs, 18lbs and 16lbs 8ozs.
  • Using double 21mm halibut pellet on the 31st May, Phil Rooke landed Cats weighing 33lbs, 30lbs, 29lbs, 25lbs, 20lbs, 18lbs and 3 x kittens      

Lake 3 (Mixed)

  • Returning on the 1st May regular Fred Rosier had a mixed bag including a 5lbs 14ozs Common, a 2lbs 12ozs Tench and Bream weighing 3lbs 11ozs, 2 x 3lbs 9ozs and 3lbs 4ozs.
  • Mark and Sue Rogers returned on the 4th May and using bacon grill, sweetcorn and worm baits landed 6 x Carp weighing 7lbs 8ozs, 7lbs 4ozs, 7lbs 2ozs, 6lbs 2ozs, 5lbs 11ozs and 3lbs plus a 3lbs 8ozs Bream and small Perch. Visiting again on the 7th May Sue float fished and landed Bream weighing 4lbs 7ozs and 4lbs 5ozs, a 2lbs 1oz Tench and a 4lbs 7ozs Common while Mark caught a 4lbs 4ozs Bream, a 8lbs 60zs Mirror, Commons weighing 7lbs 11ozs, 4lbs 13ozs and 4lbs 9ozs plus Tench weighing 2lbs 13ozs and 2lbs 2ozs. The successful baits included sweetcorn, maggots and luncheon meat.
  • Regular Gary Rust returned on the 5th May and swapping between ledger and pole landed 6 x Carp weighing from 3lbs 8ozs to 6lbs 9ozs plus 4 x Tench ranging from 1lb 8ozs to 2lbs 2ozs and a couple of Roach using ground bait and prawn.
  • On the 9th May Peter Gardiner’s catch included Bream weighing 5lbs 4ozs and 4lbs 10ozs.
  • Fishing on the 9th May, Steve Hyder landed 8 x Carp to 8lbs 10ozs plus 2 x Tench to 2lbs 1oz.
  • Roger Simmons and Ian Usher visited on the 10th May and using sweetcorn, luncheon meat and bread baits landed 30+ Tench ranging from 1lb to 3lbs, 6 x Carp and 3 x Bream.
  • Paul Evans returned on the 12th May and using his long pole plus sweetcorn and luncheon meat baits, raised the Tench leader Board (though shortly) to 4lbs 4ozs with a magnificent catch including 42 x Tench, 23 x Carp to 8lbs 20zs and 5 x Bream to 4lbs 10ozs and again on the 20th May catching 16 x Tench to 2lbs 11ozs, 14 x Carp to 8lbs 11ozs and a 4lbs 10ozs Bream. On the 26th May Paul’s catch included 24 x Carp to 8lbs 12ozs, 8 x Tench to 2lbs 11ozs and 7 x Bream to 6lbs 2ozs.
  • On the 14th May Martin Stokes ledgered luncheon meat and bread paste baits and caught 12 x Carp to 14lbs, 14 x Tench to 3lbs and 6 x Bream to 4lbs.
  • Peter Austen had a mixed bag on the 16th May when his catch included a 6lbs Common, 3 x Tench to 2lbs, 2 x Bream to 3lbs and a dozen Perch.
  • Returning on the 26th May, Pete Rolfe had a good mixed bag including Carp to 10lbs, Bream to 4lbs and Tench to 4lbs.
  • Regular Graham Payne visited on the 27th May and landed 6 x Commons weighing 10lbs, 6lbs, 5lbs 8ozs, 5lbs, 4lbs 8ozs and 4lbs plus a 4lbs Mirror, a 4lbs Tench and a Bream weighing 3lbs 8ozs.
  • Jim Hall returned on the 28th May and using sweetcorn had a great Catch with 26 x Tench from 2lbs to a 4lbs 8ozs Leader Board topper,  4 x Carp to 9lbs 12ozs and 14 x Bream form 3lbs to 4lbs 2ozs.
  • During a short break Garry Blunt and Gary Ford landed 30+ Carp to 9lbs 4ozs on the 30th May and again on the 31st May 30 fish including Bream to 5lbs 8ozs, Tench to 4lbs and Carp to 7lbs 4ozs.

NEWS 1 April 2018 to 30 April 2018

2018 Bookings

With our visitors having differing requirements we are now accepting a variety of 2018 booking requests including: 

  •  “Accommodation with discounted fishing” for 3, 4 or 7 days or longer.
  • 2018 Night Members bookings for fishing up to the 6th month ahead.
  • General Public bookings for Day Fishing (7.00 am to 7.00 pm) only, who can book up to the 3rd month ahead. To book Lake 2 (Carp/Catfish) anglers must indicate when they have fished here previously

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

NEWS Report – 1st April 2018 to 30th April 2018

Summary – the past month

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

  • With the assistance of Hadlow College, the “Management” of Lake 3 (Mixed) was set for April but has been deferred due to warm weather conditions which would over stress the silver fish.

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

The weather was disappointing during early April and following many heavy showers catches were affected. The grounds also became soft and muddy.

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As the month progressed and became warmer, the first Cuckoo was heard on the 18th April and it was noticeable that the fish became more active resulting in some good catches from all three lakes.

It was only seven weeks ago that the grounds were covered in snow and now the sunshine arrived and colour emerged.

With the improvement in the weather, from mid-April the Cats started appearing in good numbers after recovering from hibernation. All three Leader Boards were raised during this record April month. Specimens landed included 54 x 30lbs+ Catfish to 42lbs and 7 x 20lbs+ Carp to 22lbs 8ozs. Peter Gardiner can claim the first Tench catch of the Season at 2lbs 2ozs from Lake 3 (Mixed) though this weight was soon beaten by one weighing 4lbs.

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

Lake 1 (Carp)

  • Returning on the 4th April Ian Emms landed a 10lbs 10ozs Common using Richworth pine-apple 14mm boilies and a 12lbs Mirror using 18mm Cell Mainline.
  • Arriving on the 6th April for a short break, brothers Fred and Bill Whitfield had success with the Carp. Using bread and corn baits, Bill’s catch included a Mirror weighing 15lbs 6ozs and a Common weighing 17lbs 10ozs. Fred’s baits were Mainline Cell and luncheon meat and his catch included Mirrors weighing 14lbs 7ozs and 9lbs 2ozs and Commons weighing 21lbs 2ozs and 10lbs 30zs to top the Carp Leader Board.
  • Regular David Hodge arrived on the 10th April and landed a 18lbs Common and a 10lbs Mirror.
  • Spicy tuna and sweet chilli boilies proved successful for regular Dave Kendrick on the 11th April with a catch including Mirrors weighing 12lbs 4ozs and 7lbs 12ozs plus a 18lbs 8ozs Common while his son landed Mirrors weighing 14lbs, 12lbs and 8lbs using squid and crab boilies over krill ground bait.
  • Fishing on the 12th April, Daniel Backshall plus two colleagues landed 9 x doubles to 15lbs 10ozs.
  • John Carroll visited on the 14th April and together with three colleagues landed 10 x Carp weighing from 11lbs to 18lbs 2ozs.
  • Arriving on the 13th April for a short break, it was lucky for some as Brett Simpson and colleagues landed several Carp up to 18lbs but were shown the way by young Archie Dundridge with a 20lbs 20zs PB Mirror and young Ellis Simpson with a 22lbs UK PB Mirror to top the Carp Leader Board. Gary Dundridge also enjoyed landing his first Catfish which weighed 25lbs PB from Lake 2 (Carp/Catfish).
       Archie Dundridge and his                 20lbs 20zzs Mirror

      Archie Dundridge and his

              20lbs 20zzs Mirror

                          Gary Dunbridge and his                                 25lbs PB Catfish

                         Gary Dunbridge and his

                               25lbs PB Catfish

  • Visiting on the 14th April, Robert Chesters landed 10 x Carp weighing from 11lbs to 18lbs 2ozs.
            Robert Chesters with a 15lbs 4ozs                      fully scaled Mirror

           Robert Chesters with a 15lbs 4ozs

                    fully scaled Mirror

          Robert Chesters with his                  18lbs 2ozs Mirror

         Robert Chesters with his

                18lbs 2ozs Mirror

  • Peter Austen had a good session on the 18th April landing 5 x Commons weighing 18lbs 2ozs, 17lbs 6ozs, 14lbs 4ozs, 14lbs and 12lbs 8ozs plus a 20lbs 4ozs Mirror using banoffee boilies and on the 26th April a 10lbs 6ozs Common.
  • When visiting on the 19th April Aaron Lamptey landed 6 x Carp weighing 16lbs, 15lbs, 14lbs, 13lbs, 12 lbs and 10lbs.
  • Arriving on the 20th April for a short break regular Kevin Oxley landed 17 x Carp of which 14 were Doubles; including 13 x Commons to 15lbs 15ozs and 4 x Mirrors to 18lbs 50zs.
  • Adam Howland returned on the 21st April and landed 3 x Carp to 18lbs 12ozs.
  • Graeme Gilbert and his father used boilies on the 21st April and together caught 14 x Carp weighing from 10lbs to 17lbs 6ozs.
  • Mick and Alan Rogers returned on the 22nd April when Mick used Urban nut cracker boilies to catch Carp weighing 18lbs, 16lbs 12ozs, 13lbs 10ozs and 11lbs 12ozs while Alan used pineapple boilies to catch Carp weighing 20lbs, 18lbs, 15lbs 12ozs, 2 x 12lbs 12ozs and 9lbs 2ozs.
  • Roger Austen returned on the 23April and using coconut boilies landed 6 x Commons weighing 15lbs 8ozs, 13lbs 4ozs, 13lbs, 12lbs8ozs, 11lbs 6ozs and 9lbs plus a 15lbs Mirror using krill boilie.·        
  • Regular Terry Keard began his 48 hour session on the 24th April and enduring two cold nights landed 15 x Carp including 9 x doubles to 16lbs 7ozs. Terry was joined by colleague Steve Hyder on the 26th April and he landed Commons weighing 15lbs and 14lbs 14ozs plus Mirrors weighing 17lbs 4ozs and 6lbs 8ozs.
  • Using king prawn boilies on the 24th April proved to be successful when David Hodge returned with his son Milden and Dan Miles:
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  • Keith Richards used sweetcorn bait on the 28th April and landed Commons weighing 16lbs 8ozs, 15lbs 6ozs and 11lbs plus a 10lbs Mirror.
  • Using boilies, Eddie Stephens began his session on the 28th April by landing a 20lbs Common which was followed by Mirrors weighing 13lbs 4ozs and 11lbs 9ozs.

Lake 2 (Carp/Catfish)

  • During his first 2018 over nighter on the 6th April, Cristian Mitran found the Cats stirring. Using 20mm halibut pellet bait, Cristian now tops the Catfish Leader Board at 37lbs through landing the first Cat of the season – well done.
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  • Visiting on the 8th April, James Howland landed 2 x Cats each weighing 20lbs.
  • Braving  a 24 hour session on a wet 9th April, regular Les Roberts had a good session using crab and squid boilies to land 6 x Cats weighing 30lbs 4ozs, 28lbs 4ozs, 25lbs 3ozs, 22lbs 9ozs, 19lbs 8ozs and 16lbs 8ozs.
  • Regular Jason Tuckey began his 24 hour session on the 9th April and using crab and squid boilies during another wet night caught Cats weighing 31lbs, 19lbs and .
  • Visiting on the 11th April Chris Danton landed Cats weighing 31lbs and 27lbs when the successful baits were tutti frutti  boilies and halibut pellets.
  • Returning on the 12th April Mike Ireland used luncheon meat bait to lure Cats weighing 34lbs 8ozs and 15lbs.
  • Lucky “Friday 13th” for some, as first time fishing for Cats Patrick Johnson began his session using boilie baits and catching 2 x small Carp and ending with a PB Cat weighing 33lbs 12ozs.
  • Arriving on the 15th April Bobby Clements used pink pop-ups to catch 6 x Cats to 39lbs to top the Catfish Leader Board – but for how long?
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  • Regular Eric Scott visited on the 17th April and using maggot baits caught 5 x Cats weighing 31lbs, 30lbs, 28lbs, 26lbs and 23lbs plus 2 x Commons weighing 12lbs and 22lbs 8ozs to top the Carp Leader Board.
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  • Gary Day returned on the 18th April and landed 3 x Cats weighing 31lbs 3ozs, 14lbs and 11lbs.
  • Robin Moyser began his 36 hour session on the 18th April to experience not only the hottest April weather for 50+ years but finding the Cats coming out of hibernation. His catch of 27 x Catfish weighed a total of 672lbs including 2 x 37lbs 8ozs, 2 x 37lbs, 33lbs, 31lbs, 30lbs, 28lbs, 2 x 26lbs, 4 x 25lbs, 2 x 24lbs, 23lbs 8ozs, 2 x 23lbs 22lbs 8ozs and 7 weighing from 12lbs to 15lbs.
  • Regular Tony Payne returned on the 20th April for a 24 hour session and using halibut pellets ended with 12 x Cats including 4 x teens, 2 x 20’s, 30lbs, 33lbs 3ozs, 37lbs 2ozs, 37lbs 4ozs and 41lbs 8ozs to top the Cat Leader Board.
  • Ross Mitchell visited on the 21st April and together with his colleague landed 13 x Cats weighing from 6lbs to 30lbs.
  • First time visitor Alan Smith landed his first Cat weighing a PB 34lbs on the 22nd April using 15mm fishy boilie bait.
  • Regular Reg Miller returned on the 22nd April and using halibut pellet bait landed 8 x Cats weighing 37lbs 8ozs, 35lbs 8ozs, 30lbs, 28lbs 8ozs, 2 x 27lbs 8ozs, 23lbs 8ozs and 19lbs.
  • The Cats were feeding well when regular Pat O’Sullivan arrived on the 22nd April for his 36 hour session and using boilies over pellet landed 27 x Cats weighing a total of 807lbs including 7 x 40’s to 42lbs to top the Cat Leader Board plus 6 x 30’s.
  • Regular Jason Tuckey also found the Cats feeding when beginning his 24 hour session on the 23rd April to land 15 x Cats weighing a total of 407lbs including 7 x 30’s to 38lbs 2ozs, 4 x 20’s to 29lbs 8ozs and 4 x teens to 19lbs 8ozs.
  • Although overcast and wet on the 27th April, Mark Purton, plus father Reg and brother Paul; and together with Nathan all did well landing 9 x Cats (including 4 x 30’s) with Reg showing you can always count on experience:
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  • Visiting on the 28th April, Daniel Luckhurst had success in landing Cats weighing 37lbs and 26lbs.
  • P. Mepham visited on the 28th April and was successful in landing Cats weighing 29lbs 8ozs and 19lbs.
  • Neil Histed experienced some 70mm rain on the 30th April when he landed Cats weighing 35lbs UK PB, 32lbs and 10lbs. 

Lake 3 (Mixed)

  • On the 5th April Peter Gardiner landed the first Tench catch of the Season at 2lbs 2ozs to top the Tench Leader Board. Corn was the successful bait.  
  • Regular Gary Rust returned on the 6th April and fishing the margin landed Carp weighing 9lbs 10ozs, 6lbs 11ozs and 6lbs 6ozs plus Perch and a 2lbs Tench using prawn bait over sweetcorn.
  • Regular Andy Bush had a good session on the 10th April and using his pole landed 29 fish including Commons weighing 11lbs, 9lbs, 6lbs and 4lbs, Mirrors weighing 11lbs and 5lbs, 6 x Bream between 4 and 5lbs and 15 x Tench to 3lbs 8ozs to top the Tench Leader Board. Returning on the 13th April Andy landed 42 fish and focused on the Tench; this time landing 27 x Tench to 3lbs plus 5 x Bream from 4 to 5lbs, 8 x Commons from 3 to 9lbs and 2 x Mirrors weighing 5 lbs and 7lbs where 8mm pellet was the successful bait.
  • Finding the Tench feeding on the 11th April Simon Glendinning raised the Tench Leader Board to 4lbs when his catch included 7 x Tench, a 4lbs Bream, a 8lbs Common plus several Roach and Perch. The bait was pellet and corn with a worm ground bait.
  • Visiting for the first time on the 15th April, George Whelan used a method feeder and boilies and landed 11 x Carp to 11lbs including some from the surface on bread.
  • Arriving on the 16th April for a short break Marilyn and Rod Daniels soon found the Carp using luncheon (bottom) and bread (surface) baits:
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  • Returning on the 17th April, Fred Rosier landed 10 x Tench weighing from 1lb 12ozs to 2lbs 10ozs plus Bream weighing 4lbs 6ozs and 3lbs 8ozs and Carp weighing 6lbs 6ozs and 2lbs 10ozs.
  • First time visitors Brian Bennett and son Andrew had a mixed bag on the 19th April including 7 x Carp to 8lbs, 4 x Tench to 2lbs plus Roach and Rudd.
  • Regular Graham Payne returned on the 21st April and landed 11 x Carp to 11lbs, 7 x Tench to 4lbs and 2 x Bream to 2lbs 8ozs.