NEWS 1 May 2019 to 31 May 2019

2020 Bookings

You can now book your favourite week for 2020.  See Availability online via https://www.manor-fisheries.co.uk/availability/  . We are accepting bookings for 7-nights or longer that includes Apartment plus Fishing which are based on current 2019 charges.

Timetable:

  •  Now - Bookings for 7-nights or longer that includes Apartment plus Fishing

  • October - Bookings for 7, 4 or 3-nights or longer that includes Apartment plus Fishing

  • November - Availability of 2020 Membership Application

  • December - Bookings from Members for fishing up to month 4 ahead

2019 Bookings

For the 2019 season, Manor Fisheries has changed to a limited Membership only Fishery for all fishing. Last month we indicated Membership was “rapidly approaching FULL and we conform that the 2019 Membership is now FULL and no more applications for 2019 are being accepted.

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It is important to remember, Members have agreed that fishing times are:

o   Arrival at Manor Fisheries (not the Swim or the Car Park) is from 7.00 am (or 7.00 pm) onwards.

o   Departure from Manor Fisheries (not the Swim or the Car Park) is by 7.00 am (or 7.00 pm).

As experienced recently arriving 30 minutes early and leaving an hour late is not acceptable and can in future invalidate Membership.

Fishing Report – 1st May 2019 to 31st May 2019

Summary

May began with lower than normal temperatures though the wildlife suddenly expanded over the month with young ducklings, goslings and moorhens now running around.

Early May

Early May

Late May

Late May

Congratulations to:

  • Karl Hallewell and topping the Carp Leader Board with a 24lbs 6ozs Common.

  • Dave Warner and Gary Ford both topping the Tench Leader Board with 4lbs. 

Lake 1 (Carp)

  • Warwick Johnson arrived with his young daughters on the 17th April for his 24 hour session when he landed 4 x Carp doubles with the best approaching 20lbs.

Smiles all around

Smiles all around

  • Richard and Veronica Crouch used white pop-ups on the 1st May and succeeded in catching a 16lbs 2ozs Common.

  • Returning on the 2nd May Roger Austen used coconut and pineapple boilie bait and ended with 4 x Commons weighing 17lbs 12ozs, 12lbs 12ozs and 2 x 11lbs 4ozs plus a 17lbs Mirror. Fishing on the 30th May Roger landed a 18lbs Common.

  • During a short break ending the 3rd May Tim and Steve Lawlor landed 27 x Carp t0 a 20lbs 2ozs Common and also including 3 x Carp at 18lbs+.

  • Visiting on the 3rd May David Hare landed 3 x Commons weighing 17lbs, 16lbs and 14lbs plus a 16lbs Mirror where the successful bait was a boilie tipped with fake corn.

  • David Emmerson and Martin arrived on the 4th May for a break and targeted the Carp with great success:

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  • Dan Luckhurst arrived on the 11th May for his 24 hour session and during a cold night caught 5 x Cats weighing from 30lbs to 37lbs.

  • During a short break Bryan Butler was successful in catching a PB 17lbs 8ozs Common plus another Common weighing 16lbs and on the 12th May a 19lbs Mirror.

  • Terence Hare visited on the 13th May and using CC Moore Pacific Tuna bait landed Commons weighing 14lbs and 11lbs 8ozs plus Mirrors weighing 11lbs 8ozs and 7lbs.

  • Well done to Karl Hallewell who returned on the 14th May and using Frankfurter Sausage boilie bait raised the Carp Leader Board to 24lbs 6ozs Common and added a 14lbs 7ozs Common to his total.

  • Regular Terry Keard returned on the 15th May for a 48 hour session and using Robin Red and halibut pellet baits landed 9 x Carp including:

o   Commons at 20lbs, 19lbs, 18lbs 12ozs, 15lbs 4ozs, 14lbs 13ozs and 14lbs 7ozs

o   Mirrors at 22lbs 2ozs, 19lbs 12ozs and 10lbs 10ozs

Terry and his 20lbs Common

Terry and his 20lbs Common

Terry and his 22lbs 2ozs Mirror

Terry and his 22lbs 2ozs Mirror

Regular Terry Keard returned for another 48 hour session on the 22nd May and using Robin Red and halibut pellet baits landed 6 x Carp including:

o   Commons weighing 18lbs 7ozs, 18lbs 4ozs, 12lbs 3ozs, 11lbs 2ozs and 11lbs

o   Mirror weighing 17lbs 2ozs

  • Returning on the 17th May regular Adrian Burton landed 3 x Commons including a 18lbs 2ozs PB plus weights of 16lbs 8ozs and 16lbs.

Adrian Burton and his PB 18lbs 2ozs Common

Adrian Burton and his PB 18lbs 2ozs Common

  • Gary Parker returned on the 18th May and using luncheon meat bait was rewarded with 4 x Carp including Mirrors weighing 19lbs 2ozs and 17lbs 4ozs plus Commons weighing 14lbs 5ozs and 14lbs.

  • Martin Penhallow together with Paul and Sue Penhallow arrived on the 19th May for a short break and were soon landing Carp:

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  • Regular Jason Tuckey returned on the 20th May for a 24 hour session and finished with 6 x Carp including Commons weighing 17bls 2ozs, 15lbs 10ozs, 14lbs 4ozs and 12lbs plus Mirrors weighing 12lbs 8ozs and 8lbs where the successful bait was marine boilies.

  • Richard Kemp arrived on the 25th May for a 48 hour session and landed 6 x Carp including Commons weighing 18lbs, 14lbs, 12lbs and 2 x 10lbs plus a 21lbs 15ozs Mirror.

  • Arriving on the 25th May for a 48 hour session, Richard Kemp caught 5 x Carp including Commons weighing 18lbs, 16lbs 8ozs and 11lbs plus Mirrors weighing 20lbs and 17lbs.

  • During the 26th May regular Alan Rogers used strawberry pop-ups and caught Commons weighing 10lbs 8ozs and 8lbs 2ozs plus Mirrors weighing 16lbs and 12lbs 8ozs.

  • Arriving on the 27th May for a short break Tim Byrne used krill pop-ups to catch a Mirror weighing 16lbs 11ozs and a Common weighing 13lbs 8ozs.

Lake 2 (Carp/Catfish)

Cats started appearing in good numbers during a warm mid-April but then the cold weather returned. The first half of May remained relatively cold for this time of year (remember last year?) holding back the number of Cats being caught. With the warmer weather during latter May more Cats came out of hibernation at night and as you can see the average size is greater than last year.

  •  Success for all three when returning on the 3rd May with Steve Mitchell landing Cats weighing 38lbs and 27lbs, Ross Mitchell landing a 35lbs Cat and Martin Holsman landing a 34lbs Cat.

  • Young Bradley Turk had a good session on the 4th May using halibut pellet and Robin Red baits and under the guidance of his uncle Jason Turk landed 4 x Cats weighing 36lbs 4ozs, 30lbs 6ozs, 26lbs 3ozs and 25lbs 4ozs. Jason returned on the 26th May and using Robin Red bait caught a 36lbs 2ozs Cat.

  • In spite of continued cold weather on the 5th May Connor Cambridge landed Cats weighing 31lbs and 29lbs plus a 8lbs Carp.

  • Arriving for a a short break on the 3rd May, Ray Margiotta found the conditions challenging but not to be deterred, he persevered and raised his Cat PB to 35lbs in a catch that included weights of 16lbs and 21lbs where Robin Red tipped with corn proved to be the successful bait.

  • Daniel Selby and Corrina arrived for a break on the 6th May when Corrina fishing for the first time had 2 x PB’s including a 23lbs Cat PB and a 21lbs 1oz Common PB from Lake 1 (Carp).

  • Regular Reg Miller visited on the 7th May and landed a 26lbs Cat.

  • Visiting during a short break Bryan Butler was successful on the 10th May in catching a PB 30lbs Cat.

  • Mick Rogers returned on the 12th May and using Nutcracker boilies landed a 20lbs Common plus Mirrors weighing 14lbs 8ozs and 12lbs 6ozs while father Alan had a 16lbs 5ozs Common on Krill.

  • It was a little warmer on the 13th May when regular John Bairam targeted the Cats and his 6 x Cats catch included weights of 32lbs 4ozs, 27lbs 4ozs, 27lbs 3ozs, 26lbs 3ozs, 25lbs 12ozs and 25lbs 10ozs. Returning on the 18th May John raised his Cat PB to 43lbs 5ozs, while adding a 26lbs 10ozs Cat to his catch. There was another “40” for John during his return visit on the 28th May when his catch included 4 x Cats weighing 41lbs, 13ozs, 35lbs 14ozs, 33lbs 2ozs and 26lbs 9ozs.

  • Regular Paul Coombes returned on the 13th May for a 24 hour session and during a cold night landed 5 x Cats weighing 42lbs 5ozs, 35lbs, 32lbs, 24lbs and 23lbs where the successful bait was luncheon meat and large halibut pellets. Again arriving on the 16th May for 24 hours Paul landed Cats weighing 31lbs 8ozs, 24lbs 8ozs, 24lbs, 21lbs 8ozs and 14lbs 8ozs.

  • Returning on the 13th May for a 24 hour session, regular Jason Tuckey again found a “40” landing 6 x Cats weighing 42lbs 8ozs PB, 33lbs, 29lbs, 27lbs 1oz, 26lbs 4ozs and 16lbs plus a small Carp fishing boilies over pellet.

  • It was an all family affair on the 14th May when the successful bait was halibut pellet and regular Peter Parsons landed a 15lbs Cat while his sons James and Stuart landed respectively Cats weighing 28lbs and 40lbs PB.

  • It was 3 x 40’s Cats on the 17th May when Alan Cambridge landed 2 x PB’s with 40lbs 8ozs followed by 43lbs 2ozs while Connor Cambridge set his PB with 43lbs 1oz.

Connor and his 43lbs 1oz PB Cat

Connor and his 43lbs 1oz PB Cat

  • Beginning their 36 hour session on the 17th May Philip Williams landed Cats weighing 37lbs, 32lbs and 29lbs 8ozs while colleague Steve Hall has Cats of 33lbs 8ozs and 27lbs.

  • Regular Tony Payne returned on the 19th May and landed a Cat weighing 29lbs.

  • Arriving on the 20th May for a short break produced 25 x Cats for Richard Hoadley and Dick Phillips:

o   Richard 13 Cats totalling 362lbs including 36lbs 5ozs, 34lbs 12ozs, 34lbs 9ozs, 34lbs 4ozs, 30lbs 11ozs, 30lbs 4ozs, 29lbs 7ozs, 26lbs 4ozs, 25lbs 8ozs, 25lbs 5ozs, 23lbs, 22lbs 6ozs, 11lbs 4ozs

o   Dick with 12 Cats totalling 341lbs including 42lbs 5ozs PB, 2 x 32lbs 14ozs, 32lbs, 30lbs 1oz, 26lbs 10ozs, 25lbs 12ozs, 24lbs 10ozs, 24lbs 8ozs, 24lbs 2ozs, 22lbs 12ozs, 22lbs 10ozs

  • Paul and Jonathan Black used Robin red and halibut pellet baits on the 24th May and landed Cats weighing 37lbs, 36lbs and 14lbs.

  • Martin Crease began his 48 hour session on the 24th May and ended with 6 x Cats including weights of 40lbs 20zs, 30lbs 4ozs and 25lbs.

  • Arriving for a short break on the 24th May, Byron Watch landed 11 x Cats:

    • 24th – 33lbs, 32lbs 4ozs, 24lbs

    • 25th – 42lbs PB

    • 26th 35lbs, 2 x 29lbs, 2 x 24lbs, 19lbs, 16lbs

Byron with his 35lbs Cat

Byron with his 35lbs Cat

  • During a short break Scott Ridley landed 3 x Cats weighing 28lbs 12ozs, 27lbs and 24lbs 4ozs on the 25th May and fishing Lake 1 (Carp) the next day caught 4 x Carp including Commons weighing 17lbs 8ozs, 13lbs and 10lbs plus a 11lbs Mirror.

  • Aran Flemming visited on the 27th May and landed a Cat weighing 36lbs 12ozs.

  • Bryn Butler returned on the 29th May and landed Cats weighing 29lbs and 6lbs.

  • During a short beak Tim Byrne landed Cats weighing 38lbs 4ozs PB on the 30th and 21lbs 14ozs on the 31st while colleague Keith Grey landed Cats weighing 33lbs PB and 28lbs on the 30th.

Lake 3 (Mixed)

  • Peter Rolfe visited on the 4th May and landed 6 x Bream ranging from 4lbs to 7lbs plus a 10lbs Carp while colleague Dave Warner landed 4 x Bream ranging from 3lbs to 4lbs, 3 x Carp from 4lbs to 10lbs plus 7 x Tench from 2lbs to 4lbs to top the Tench Leader Board.

  • Regular Fred Rosier returned on the 10th May and landed 3 x Commons weighing 6lbs 9ozs, 5lbs 7ozs and 4lbs 9ozs; a 5lbs Mirror plus Bream weighing 4lbs 8ozs and 4lbs. Returning on the 23rd May Fred caught Mirrors weighing  5lbs 4ozs and 4lbs 11ozs, Bream weighing 4lbs 5ozs, 3lbs 9ozs and 3lbs 6ozs plus Tench of 2lbs and 1lb.

  • Rod and Marilyn Daniels returned for a break on the 11th May and were soon landing Carp and Tench using luncheon meat, bread and krill pellet baits:

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  • Arriving for a short break on the 15th May, Duncan Charman and Mick Martin set out to experience all three lakes:

o   15th afternoon on Lake 3 (Mixed) – using a ground bait mix and plastic maggot produced a mixed catch including Carp to 8lbs, Tench to 3lbs and Bream to 3lbs.

o   16th on Lake 2 (Carp/Catfish) – fishing in the margin with luncheon meat, Duncan caught a Cat weighing 42lbs 5ozs while Mick ledgered with luncheon meat to lure a 32lbs 12ozs Cat.

o   17th morning on Lake 1 (Carp) – Duncan caught a 13lbs Mirror using a floating dog biscuit  while Mick ledgered with super squid boilie bait to tempt a 17lbs 2ozs Common.

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  • Regular Peter Gardiner returned on the 16th May and landed Carp to 8lbs plus 5 x Tench.

  • It was a welcome return of Paul Evans on the 16th May and using his long pole plus luncheon meat and sweetcorn baits; had a good catch including:

o   23 x Carp to 8lbs 2ozs

o   9 x Tench to 3lbs 4ozs

o   4 x Bream to 4lbs 9ozs

  • Graham Payne and son Tom visited on the 19th May and using pellet baits they both caught Carp and Bream:

o   Graham – Commons weighing 4lbs, 2lbs and 1lb 8ozs plus a 5lb Mirror, a 1lb 8ozs Bream and a 2lbs Tench

o   Tom – Common weighing 6lbs plus Bream weighing 5lbs, 4lbs, 3lbs, 2 c 2lbs and 1lb.

  • Regular Steve Hyder visited on the 23rd May and using sweetcorn bait caught 8 x Carp to 7lbs plus a 4lbs Bream.

  • Neil Cordier visited on the 25th May and using sweetcorn and luncheon meat baits caught 2 x Commons, 2 x Mirrors and 3 x Bream.

  • Arriving for a short break on the 27th May, Gary Blunt was joined by Gary Ford and Sam Randell and used luncheon meat, worm and white boilie baits to catch:

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  • Mark and Sue Rogers returned on the 28th May and using luncheon meat and sweetcorn baits caught:

o   Mark – Carp weighing 7lbs 4ozs, 6lbs 2ozs and 4lbs 11ozs, Bream weighing 3lbs 11ozs, 3lbs 7ozs and 3lbs 1oz plus a 2lbs 4ozs Tench

o   Sue – Carp weighing 9lbs 8ozs and 4lbs 4ozs, Bream weighing 3lbs 13ozs and 3lbs 3ozs plus several small Rudd.

  • Mark Huettinger and Neil Murphy visited on the 31st May and landed Commons weighing 12lbs 5ozs, 12lbs and 10lbs

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:

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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.