Only 3-weeks to go when we OPEN for 2019.
We are looking forward to the return of all our regulars and meeting new visitors during our 2019 Season beginning Saturday 23rd March.
The February weather has been milder than normal with both Canadian and Greylag Geese returning in numbers unusually early. In addition the resident Mallards, Moorhens and Coots are all thriving well. Although some Cormorants have occasionally been visiting, the number of “fish kills” has been lower this winter resulting in a known loss of only 3 x Carp ( sadly a 24 lbs fully scaled Mirror and two weighing approximately 2 lbs each).
Manor Fisheries is now accepting 2019 bookings and membership applications from visitors with differing requirements:
“Fishing only”, up to week-4 ahead, from Members via:
“Accommodation with discounted fishing” for 3, 4 or 7 days or longer. All 2019 Apartment Availability can be seen via:
Angling Clubs are invited to Book for 2019 via:
The 2019 Membership application is available via:
Important Changes To 2019 Booking Requests
For the 2019 season, Manor Fisheries has changed to a limited Membership only Fishery for all fishing. If not already completed, now is the time to apply online for your 2019 Manor Fisheries Membership at https://www.manor-fisheries.co.uk/night-fishing/.
Membership does not apply to Lake 3 (Mixed) Concessionary anglers, 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:
1. 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.
2. An angler with an Apartment booking which includes temporary Membership during their stay
3. A certified Angling Club which is provided temporary Membership during their Match day
Activity Plan – the next 3-weeks
Manor Fisheries is still closed before opening on Saturday 23rd March with on-going activities including:
A daily winter fish feeding programme continues using 1,000Kg of high quality feed specifically for Lakes 1 and 2 and 200 Kg of the usual feed for Lake 3 (Mixed).
Apartments and security systems maintenance in progress.
Management of Lakes 1 and 2 through netting and electro stunning has been completed.
The general grounds and islands maintenance is almost complete. Brambles have been cut back and cleared from all three islands and marginal trees trimmed.
We look forward to keeping you informed of progress and receiving your comments and/or ideas.
The upgraded swims contain concrete and the use of a rod pod is ideal. Although the use of bank sticks is still fine, when fishing near to the water’s edge please avoid damage through banging into the concrete which will also scare the fish away from your swim. Alternatively you can locate your rods (and bank sticks) further back from the water’s edge to completely avoid the concrete.
Manor Fisheries Specimens
Each year we award every angler with a PIN to commemorate catching their first Manor Fisheries specimen fish for each species shown below. The 2019 PIN qualifying weights are:
2019 Leader Board
The Leader Board competition will again run throughout our 2019 Season and commence on Saturday 23rd March 2019. Prizes will be awarded for the following specimens caught by or on Sunday 29th September 2019:
£50.00 for the first verified 50lbs+ Catfish
£50.00 for the first verified 30lbs+ Carp
£50.00 for the first verified 8lbs+ Tench
In the event these “Target weights” are not met, the above prizes will be awarded for the heaviest verified Carp, Catfish and Tench specimens recorded in the Cabin Log Book by or on Sunday 29th September 2019.
In addition to recording Cats weighing over 30lbs, don’t be shy ……. please also record Carp over 20lbs as this forms the basis of our Monthly News Report and provides valuable input to our lake management plans.
Thank you to all those anglers who have spent a few moments in the past to summarise their catch in the Cabin Log Book.