NEWS 1 September 2018 to 30 September 2018

IMPORTANT CHANGES TO 2019 BOOKING REQUESTS

Now is the time to apply for your 2019 Manor Fisheries Membership. This can be done online at https://www.manor-fisheries.co.uk/night-fishing/.

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

The limited Membership does not apply to Concessionary anglers fishing Lake 3 (Mixed) only, those under 18 years in age (who must be accompanied by a 2019 Member), Angling Clubs or those booked with an Apartment.

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

  • A 2019 Member with a valid membership number in advance of their Booking Request. In addition to the published charges for fishing, the annual 2019 Membership fee is £20.00 which provides the option to book fishing for day and/or night fishing throughout the Manor Fisheries 2019 Season.

  • An angler with an Apartment booking which includes temporary Membership during their stay.

  • A certified Angling Club which is provided temporary Membership during their Match day.

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

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

As our season draws to a close, the larger Cats have again appeared in good numbers – especially during the evening sessions resulting in an all-time record September – and the fourth record month recorded during our 6-month season. Specimens landed this month include 83 x 30lbs+ Catfish (an average of 2.75+ per day) to 43lbs 6ozs caught by Eric Scott to top the Catfish Leader Board, Lake 1 Carp to a 21lbs caught by Alan Rogers and a 5-hour match winning Lake 3 (Mixed) weight of 128lbs.

In addition:

  • 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)

  • Susan and Tony Stephen-Ford returned for a short break beginning the 31st August and landed 12 x Carp including a 19lbs PB for Tony.

  • Returning on the 2nd September Mick Rogers landed 7 x Carp weighing 18lbs 14ozs, 18lbs 4ozs, 17lbs 6ozs, 14lbs 4ozs, 14lbs, 13lbs 8ozs and 12lbs 4ozs using Nut Cracker boilies while  Alan Rogers had a 16lbs 4ozs Carp.

  • Regular Pat O’Sullivan began his 36 hour session on the 2nd September and using boilie and halibut pellet baits landed 5 x Commons weighing 18lbs, 2 x 16lbs and 2 x 14lbs plus 4 x Mirrors weighing 20lbs, 16lbs, 14lbs and 12lbs for a total of 140lbs.

  • Fishing on the 5th September Mike Drane and Stuart used Nash boilies to catch 14 x Carp including a 16lbs Common and Mirrors weighing 17lbs and 15lbs.

  • The Benfleet Carp Society (consisting of Brian Sparrow, Stuart Wiggins,  Andy Davidson and Steve Williams) arrived for a break on the 6th September and landed 72 x Carp over 60 hours weighing a total of 889lbs:

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  • Veronica and Richard Crouch visited on the 10th September and together they caught 8 x Carp with Veronica landing Commons weighing 14lbs and 11lbs 8ozs plus Mirrors weighing 13lbs 4ozs, 11lbs 8ozs and 11lbs while Richard landed Mirrors weighing 16lbs and 9lbs 2ozs plus a 10lbs 4ozs Common. Returning on the 14th September, Veronica landed Carp weighing 9lbs and 6lbs while Richard landed a 10lbs 11ozs Common and a 10lbs 12ozs Mirror.

  • Regular Terry Keard arrived on the 12th September for a 48 hour session and using krill boilie bait caught 10 x Carp including:

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  • Arriving on the 15th September Paul Jenkins landed Carp weighing 18lbs and 12lbs while Sam landed Carp weighing 19lbs, 18lbs, 16lbs and 2 x 15lbs.

  • Using cherry and curry luncheon meat baits, Christine and Colin Holder began fishing on the 16th September during a short break and had many successes including weights of:

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  • Regular Jason Tuckey arrived on the 17th September for a 24 hour session and using Nash key cray boilie bait caught 12 x Carp including 7 x Commons weighing 18lbs 4ozs, 15lbs 2ozs, 14lbs 1oz, 13lbs 6ozs, 12lbs 6ozs, 12lbs and 11lbs plus 5 x Mirrors weighing 16lbs 8ozs, 15lbs 1oz, 14lbs 4ozs, 12lbs 8ozs and 10lbs.

  • Steve Hyder arrived on the 19th September for a 36 hour session and landed Commons weighing 14lbs 6ozs, 9lbs 8ozs and 9lbs 4ozs plus Mirrors weighing 12lbs 10ozs, 10lbs 4ozs and 10lbs 2ozs.

  • Visiting on the 22nd September, Danny Kenyon landed Mirrors weighing 18lbs and 14lbs where halibut pellet and luncheon meat were the successful baits.  

  • With the cooler autumn rapidly arriving, regular Terry Keard began his 36 hour session on the 26th September and used krill boilie and Robin Red baits to successfully catch 6 x Carp including Commons weighing 13lbs 11ozs, 12lbs 4ozs, 10lbs 10ozs and 7lbs 12ozs plus Mirrors weighing 12lbs 6ozs and 8lbs 13ozs.

  • Regular Peter Austen returned on the 27th September and landed Commons weighing 18lbs 8ozs and 14lbs 2ozs plus Mirrors weighing 15lbs 3ozs and 10lbs 2ozs.

  • Neil Cordier visited on the 27th September and landed a 15lbs Common and 10lbs Mirror.

  • A late September visit on the 28th provided a great session for Paul Jenkins when he used spam bait and landed 6 x Carp including Mirrors weighing 20lbs 7ozs, 14lbs 3ozs, 12lbs 3ozs, 8lbs 10ozs and 8lbs 7ozs plus a 6lbs 4ozs Common while Sam Jenkins landed 7 x Carp including Mirrors weighing 19lbs, 18lbs, 17lbs, 15lbs, 13lbs and 12lbs plus a 11lbs Common.  

 Paul Jenkins with his 20lbs 7ozs Mirror Carp

Paul Jenkins with his 20lbs 7ozs Mirror Carp

  • Visiting on the 30th September, the final day of our season, regular Alan Rogers gave a spectacular show of scoring in extra time using krill boilie baits. In sunny conditions with bites slow to come by Alan started by landing a Carp weighing 15lbs. Then at 3.50 pm Alan landed a 20lbs 9ozs PB carp followed at 4.00 pm by a 21lbs PB carp – many congratulations to a great season end.

Lake 2 (Carp/Catfish)

  • Arriving on the 1st September, Nick Burden had a great 60 hour session landing 18 x Cats averaging 31lbs+ each for a total weight of 561lbs 15ozs including:

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  • Bill Ellis arrived on the 2nd September for a 48 hour session and was joined later that evening by his son Craig for a 36 hour session and they both caught 30’s and 20’s including:

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  • Using halibut pellet bait on the 4th September resulted in Cats of 39lbs 8ozs and 20lbs 7ozs for Dave Rogers.

  • Peter Parsons landed 2 x 25lbs Cats on the 4th September plus a Kitten.

  • Returning on the 5th September regular David Hodge landed a 20lbs Cat.

  • Paul Black returned on the 5th September and landed Cats weighing 33lbs, 32lbs 2ozs and 26lbs.

  • Richard Grimes together with Danny and Sonny Palmer arrived on the 6th September for their 48 hour session and using halibut pellet bait had may successes plus several kittens and Carp:

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  • Arriving on the 8th September for a short break, Robert Hanson and Jackie Colton first targeted the Cats and then the Lake 1 (Carp) carp with great success:

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  • Returning on the 10th September for a 60 hour session, regular Paul Coombes used luncheon meat bait and landed 4 x Cats weighing 36lbs, 31lbs, 30lbs 8ozs and 25lbs 8ozs.

  • Ian Brown visited on the 10th September and landed 4 x Cats weighing 39lbs 9ozs, 33lbs 2ozs, 25lbs 6ozs and 22lbs.

  • Regular Jason Tuckey arrived on the 10th September for his 24 hour session and using halibut pellet bait landed 9 x Cats weighing 38lbs 12ozs, 36lbs 6ozs, 31lbs, 28lbs 8ozs, 25lbs, 21lbs, 18lbs, 15lbs and 12lbs plus 2 x Carp.

  • Regular Gary Day returned on the 12th September and using halibut pellet bait caught 6 x Cats weighing 32lbs, 18lbs 8ozs, 17lbs, 16lbs, 14lbs and 13lbs plus a 2lbs carp.

  • John Dafter began his 60 hour session on the 12th September and landed 8 x Cats to 35lbs.

  • Arriving on the 13th September, Jason Turk landed 7 x 30’s during the night including weights of 39lbs 8ozs PB, 37lbs 4ozs, 34lbs 4ozs, 32lbs 3ozs, 31lbs 5ozs, 31lbs and 30lbs 2ozs.

  • Visiting on the 14th September 17 year old Patrick Johnson landed a 40lbs PB Cat and again using krill pellets on the 28th September, a 35lbs Cat.

  • Arriving on the 14th September for a 36 hour session resulted in Cats of 38lbs and 12lbs for Philip Williams and 26lbs for Steve Collins.

  • Arriving on the 16th for a 36 hour session, regular Pat O’Sullivan used halibut pellet bait to catch 4 x Cats weighing 32lbs, 3 x 28lbs and 18lbs plus a 16lbs Mirror for a total of 140lbs.

  • Regulars Peter Parsons and Eric Scott arrived on the 18th September when Peter landed 4 x Cats weighing 37lbs, 29lbs 8ozs, 27lbs and 23lbs 8ozs while Eric caught Cats weighing 37lbs 8ozs, 31lbs and 24lbs.

  • Ian Usher and Roger Simmons visited on the 20th September when they landed Cats weighing 36lbs 8ozs, 26lbs 8ozs, 26lbs, 22lbs 8ozs.

  • Both Jason Turk and his grandson Bradley, had a great night session arriving on the 21st September. Their 9 x Cats (averaging 30+lbs) total catch weight was 277lbs 9ozs included 1 x 40 and 5 x 30’s weighing: 41lbs 3ozs PB for young Bradley, 37lbs 9ozs, 35lbs 3ozs, 33lbs 1oz, 32lbs 2ozs, 31lbs 8ozs, 28lbs 6ozs, 26lbs 2ozs and 12lbs 9ozs.

 …..…Bradley Turk and his  PB  41lbs 3ozs Cat…..

…..…Bradley Turk and his PB 41lbs 3ozs Cat…..

 ….…..Jason Turk and his 37lbs 9ozs Cat……..

….…..Jason Turk and his 37lbs 9ozs Cat……..

  • Both Paul Hutchinson and Andy Phillips returned on the 22nd September when Paul landed 10 x Cats weighing 37lbs 8ozs, 36lbs 8ozs, 36lbs 6ozs, 27lbs 12ozs, 23lbs, 22lbs 10ozs, 22lbs 4ozs, 20lbs 4ozs, 19lbs 4ozs and 15lbs 8ozs while Andy used Xcel baits and landed Cats weighing 37lbs and 19lbs.

  • Regular Reg Miller visited on the 23rd September and caught 11 x Cats weighing 39lbs 8ozs, 37lbs, 32lbs 8ozs, 24lbs 8ozs, 24lbs, 23lbs 10ozs, 23lbs 6ozs, 23lbs, 22lbs, 20lbs and 18lbs plus 1 x small Common.

  • Jason Tuckey visited again on the 24th September and used Key cray pop-up bait during his 24 hour session to land 6 x Cats weighing 35lbs 2ozs, 32lbs 8ozs, 32lbs, 27lbs 10ozs, 25lbs and 24lbs 4ozs.

  • As the end of the Manor Fisheries 6 month season approached, the Catfish Leader Board was topped on the 25th September by Catfish specialist Eric Scott and owner of Angler’s Den, Gillingham. Using a PVA bag containing an 18mm white krill pop-up bait, Eric landed a specimen Cat weighing 43lbs 6ozs. Congratulations to Eric who has kindly donated his £50.00 Leader Board prize to the Folly Wildlife Rescue charity which can be seen at http://www.follywildliferescue.org.uk

 Eric Scott and the Leader Board winning 43lbs 6ozs specimen

Eric Scott and the Leader Board winning 43lbs 6ozs specimen

  • With the cooler autumn rapidly arriving, regular Steve Hyder began his 36 hour session on the 26th September and successfully landed 3 x Cats weighing 31lbs 10ozs, 27lbs 10ozs and 27lbs 2ozs.

 Steve Hyder with his 31lbs 10ozs Cat on the 27th September

Steve Hyder with his 31lbs 10ozs Cat on the 27th September

  • Returning on the 28th September, Jason Turk and his grandson Bradley again had a good night session which resulted in landing 4 x Cats weighing 34lbs 5ozs, 31lbs 1oz, 28lbs 7ozs and 24lbs 4ozs.

  • Marin Crease and Tony Thompson arrived on the 28th September for their 60 hour session and with autumn approaching found their nets froze during the night! Martin finished with 5 x Cats weighing 36lbs 8ozs, 33lbs 4ozs, 30lbs 6ozs, 26lbs and 16lbs while Tony landed 3 x Cats weighing 31lbs 8ozs, 27lbs 4ozs and 12lbs.

Lake 3 (Mixed)

  • The Dell AS visited on a sunny and warm 2nd September and their match results were:

    • 1st – Gordon Comming with 128lbs

    • 2nd – Brian Garrett with 37lbs 4ozs

    • 3rd – Andy Dalton with 36lbs 8ozs 

  • Visiting on the 3rd September, David Cheesman had a mixed bag including 6 x Commons to 14lbs, 3 x Mirrors to 10lbs, a 3lbs Tench plus Roach and Perch.

  • On the 12th September Peter Foster used luncheon meat bait to catch 4 x Tench weighing from 2lbs to 3lbs, a 7lbs 4ozs Common Carp and a 10lbs Mirror Carp.

  • Regular Bernard Day returned on the 12th September and landed a 3lbs Tench and 8lbs Mirror Carp.

  • Paul and Sam Jenkins visited on the 13th September and using spam bait resulted in Sam landing 8 x Carp weighing from 5lbs to 8lbs plus a 4lbs Bream and Paul landing 2 x Carp to 7lbs plus a 4lbs 8ozs Bream.

  • Peter and Roger Austen arrived on the 19th September when Peter caught Tench weighing 2lbs and 1½lbs plus 4 x Perch. Roger used a method feeder and luncheon meat bait to catch 9 x Carp weighing from 2lbs to 5lbs.

  • Ian Claringbold together with Terry and Mikey visited on the 22nd September and together landed 5 x Carp to 8lbs plus 3 x Bream to 3lbs.

  • Regular Paul Evans returned on the 22nd September and using a long and short pole landed 12 x Carp to 13 lbs 2ozs and 4 x Bream to 4lbs 3ozs when luncheon meat and sweetcorn were the successful baits.

  • Visiting on the 25th September, Fred Rosier landed Commons weighing 5lbs 11ozs, 5lbs 7ozs, 4lbs 4ozs, 4lbs 3ozs and 3lbs 11ozs and a Mirror weighing 7lbs 7ozs plus Bream weighing 3lbs 6ozs and 3lbs 1oz. 

  • Pete Foster returned on the 26th September and his mixed catch included 9 x Carp weighing from 5lbs to 7lbs, Mirrors weighing 6lbs and 7lbs plus 4 x Tench weighing from 1½lbs to 2½lbs.