NEWS: 1 July 2017 to 31 July 2017

NEWS: 1 July 2017 to 31 July 2017

Manor Fisheries 2018 Bookings

Some dates for your 2018 diary. The Manor Fisheries 2018 Season opening date is Saturday 24th March and the last date will be Sunday 30th September.

2018 Availability can be seen via and we are now accepting 2018 Bookings that include “Seven days of accommodation plus Fishing” noting charges presently remain unchanged and are the same as those for 2017 until further notice.

Headcorn Air Show

Date for Combined Ops Air Show is 19th and 20th August.

For Sale Board

JRC Sti 10,000 1-man twin skin fishing bivvy

For sale a used JRC STi 10,000 one man twin skin fishing bivvy. Complete including ground sheet, over wrap, pegs and carry bag. Condition is good and is fully waterproof and easy to assemble and disassemble.

Price: £55.00 or near offer          Contact: Manor Fisheries 01622 890 990

Fishing Report – 1st July 2017 to 31st July 2017


During July the Cats continued to show up in good numbers including 72 x 30lbs+ to a 41lbs 8ozs specimen landed by Eric Scott who still tops the Catfish Leader Board. In addition 9 x 20’s Carp were landed including five landed by Daniel Selby.

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)

  • Visiting on the 2nd July Mick Rogers landed Carp weighing 18lbs 12ozs, 16lbs 10ozs and 12lbs 12ozs.

  • During a short break on the 3rd and 4th July, Roy Prout landed 7 x doubles including 5 x Commons to 12lbs 9ozs and 3 x Mirrors to 14lbs 11ozs.

  • Regular Dave Kendrick returned on the 5th July and landed 3 x Commons weighing 18lbs, 15lbs 12ozs and 14lbs 4ozs plus a 20lbs Mirror.

  • Richard Myers visited on the 7th July and landed a 16lbs Mirror while son Paul landed a Mirror weighing 15lbs. Cousin “The House Lander” also landed a Mirror weighing 12lbs plus a 16lbs Common.

  • Arriving on the 8th July for a holiday break Clive Lammin was soon amongst the Carp including a 19lbs 1oz PB Common:

  • Regular Pat O’Sullivan returned on the 9th July for a 36 hour session and had a great catch consisting of 15 x Carp totalling 255lbs including Commons weighing 3 x 20lbs, 5 x 18lbs, 4 x 16lbs and 10lbs plus Mirrors weighing 19lbs and 12lbs.

  • Arriving on the 10th July, regular Jason Tuckey experienced a very wet 24 hour session but still landed 7 x Mirrors and 3 x Carp weighing from 8lbs to 16lbs 8ozs. Returning on the 24th July Jason again experienced a wet 24 hour session but landed 9 x Commons to 18lbs 8ozs and 4 x Mirrors to 16lbs 8ozs where pacific tuna boilie was the successful bait.

  • Jan and Ken Boorman plus Pat and Mark Forde arrived on the 15th July for a weekly holiday break and fished all three lakes. Their joint results were:

  • Mike Ireland joined Phillip Aldridge on the 19th July and landed a 14lbs Common. Phillip arrived on the 18th July to begin his 36 hour session and landed three types of Common Carp:

  • Will Timpson returned on the 19th July and using sticky krill boilie bait landed 8 x Carp weighing from 13lbs to 18lbs.

  • Ian Emms revisited on the 19th July and using 18mm Mainline Cell boilies landed a 12lbs Common. Retuning on the 26th July only a 5lbs Common and a 4lbs 1oz Mirror made an appearance.

  • Mark Chandler and Andy Perkins used stick krill boilie bait on the 20th July to catch 13 x Carp weighing from 10lbs to 15lbs 8ozs.

  • Using salmon & shrimp boilies on the 22nd July Kevin Barrow landed 4 x Carp to 17lbs while Josh had 2 x Carp and Jermaine landed 3 x Carp.

  • Arriving on the 22nd July for a holiday break, Daniel Selby targeted the Carp when his catch included 5 x 20lbs+. Lou and Daniel also fished Lake 3 (Mixed) on the 28th July and they landed Commons weighing 6lbs and 4lbs, a 5lbs Mirror plus a 5lbs 8ozs PB Bream caught by Lou.

  • Dick Sayers and Pete Anderson visited on the 27th July and helpfully returned a small Cat to Lake 2 whilst landing 6 x Carp including Mirrors weighing 14lbs, 9lbs 4ozs and 8lbs 4ozs plus Commons of 11lbs 6ozs, 7lbs 8ozs and 2lbs 6ozs.
  • Roger Austen returned on the 28th July and landed Commons weighing 17lbs and 8lbs.

  • During a first time visit on the 30th July Chris Duplock landed Mirrors weighing 15lbs and 13lbs plus an 11lbs Common.

Lake 2 (Carp/Catfish)

  • Robin Moyser and Tim Noble began their 60 hour session on the 1st July to find the Cats feeding well. Robin landed 7 x 30’s to 35lbs, 16 x 20’s and 4 x kittens and was closely followed by Tim with 4 x 30’s to 35lbs, 10 x 20’s and 4 kittens.

  • Simon Ellis and John Funnel returned on the 1st July for a holiday break and were soon landing Cats. Simon’s total catch was 30 x Cats weighing 739lbs including 9 x 30’s to 35lbs, 13 x 20’s and 8 kittens while John’s catch included 25 x Cats weighing a total of 585lbs with 5 x 30’s to 34lbs 4ozs, 11 x 20’s and 10 kittens. 

  • Returning on the 4th July Peter Parsons landed Cats of 12lbs and 10lbs while Eric Scott had a solitary Cat of 18lbs. On the 25th July Eric had a great session and again found the bigger Cats feeding (see below) and landed five weighing 41lbs 8ozs, 36lbs, 31lbs, 29lbs and 28lbs.


  • Regular Gary Day returned on the 5th July and landed 6 x Cats to 30lbs.

  • On the 7th July John Bairam returned and used halibut pellet to lure Cats weighing 29lbs 4ozs, 26lbs 2ozs and 23lbs 4ozs.

  • From 6th July and during a short break, Roy Prout landed 7 x Cats weighing 35lbs 6ozs, 28lbs 11ozs, 24lbs 13ozs, 20lbs 14ozs, 20lbs 10ozs, 14lbs 14ozs and 13lbs 9ozs.

  • Chris Pearson began his 24 hour session on the 7th July and landed 7 x Cats weighing 37lbs 10ozs PB, 30lbs 12ozs, 29lbs 5ozs, 27lbs 10ozs, 26lbs 5ozs, 20lbs 9ozs and 17lbs 11ozs.

  • During a holiday break, regulars Steve Hyder, Judi Swatland and Terry Keard all had great catches of Cats including:

See below Judi’s 29lbs Cat.

See below Judi’s 29lbs Cat.

  • Regular John Bairam returned on the 15th July and landed 3 x Cats weighing 30lbs 4ozs, 23lbs 6ozs and 14lbs 2ozs.

  • Mark Davis returned on the on the 15th July and during his 36 hour session landed Cats weighing 30lbs, 24lbs, 22lbs and 12lbs.

  • Sean Holman visited on the 16th July and landed Cats weighing 35lbs 2ozs and 34lbs.

  • Arriving on the 16th July for a 36hour session, four students under the leadership of Brian Bailey, Commercial Fisheries Manager, Hadlow College, targeted the Cats with great success using a variety of halibut pellet, luncheon meat and boilie baits.

  • The Day family arrived in force on the 20th July for their 36 hour session to target the Cats and had many successes:

  • Arriving for a short holiday break beginning the 22nd July, Richard Hoadley and son Brecon (fished 2 days only) plus Dick Philips targeted the Cats:

  • Returning on the 26th July for his 60 hour session, Paul Coombes landed 9 x Cats weighing 36lbs, 30lbs, 28lbs, 27lbs, 20lbs, 19lbs 8ozs, 13lbs 8ozs, 12lbs and 7lbs.

  • Whilst using halibut pellet bait on the 30th July, Alan Rogers caught a Cat weighing 24lbs 12ozs and raised his Cat PB to 37lbs while Mike Rogers landed a Cat weighing 29lbs 4ozs on krill bait.

  • Visiting for the first time on the 31st July, Darren Lord landed Cats weighing 36lbs 6ozs and 21lbs 2ozs while colleague Wayne Palmer landed a PB Cat weighing 35lbs 2ozs.

See below "Left" Darren with his 36lbs 6ozs Cat and being ably assisted by father Alwyn; and "Right" Wayne's 35lbs 2ozs Cat.

Lake 3 (Mixed)

  • Returning on the 1st July Jim Hall had a truly mixed bag catching 5 x Tench to 5lbs, 6 x Carp to 5lbs, 3 x Bream to 4lbs and a couple of quality Roach.

  • Visiting on the 2nd July John McCarthy landed 6 x Mirrors weighing from 5lbs to 10lbs, 5 x Commons from 5lbs to 9lbs and 6 x Tench from 2lbs to 4lbs.

  • Andy Worf returned on the 5th July and landed 5 x Carp to 8lbs plus 3 x Tench and again on the 30th July Andy landed an 8lbs Common plus a dozen Roach using sweetcorn bait.

  • Returning on the 5th July Bernard Day caught 5 x Carp to 10lbs and a Perch and on the 20th July 8 x Carp to 7lbs 4ozs, 3 x Bream ranging 1lb 8ozs to 2lbs 8ozs and a Tench. 

  • Graham Payne returned on the 8th July and landed 12 x Commons ranging 1½ lbs to 8lbs, 4 x Mirrors from 2lbs to 4lbs and 7 x Tench from ½ lb to 4lbs.

  • A long Pole coupled with sweetcorn and luncheon meat baits was again a winning combination for Paul Evans when he returned on a hot and sunny 9th July to catch 13 x Carp to 8lbs 8ozs, 20+ Tench from 2½ lbs to 3½ lbs and 10lbs of Roach ranging 4 to 6ozs and up to 12ozs.

  • David and Thomas visited on the 16th July and landed 4 x Carp and 5 x Tench to 4lbs plus numerous Roach and Perch.

  • Paul Wharton had a good mixed session on the 19th July landing numerous Carp from 4lbs to 9lbs plus a 14lbs 4ozs Common, 2 x Tench to 3lbs, a 4lbs Bream and many smaller Roach and Perch.

  • Adrian and Ken Paul returned on the 21st July with Adrian connecting with the Tench by catching 12 x Tench to 3lbs, 3 x Carp plus Roach while Ken landed 8 x Carp to 6lbs 8ozs, 3 x Tench to 3lbs, a 3lbs Bream and numerous Perch.

  • Nicholas Flood and two colleagues visited on the 22nd July and landed 22 x Carp weighing from 4lbs to 10lbs plus 8 x Tench from ½lb to 2lbs.

  • Retuning on the 25th July Fred Rosier had a great session landing 9 x Commons to 5lbs 3ozs, 3 x Mirrors to 5lbs 6ozs, 6 x Tench to 3lbs 1ozs and a 3lbs 5ozs Bream.

  • Steve Sharp visited for the first time on the 30th July and landed a 6lbs Common, a 3lbs Tench and numerous Roach and Perch.