NEWS 1 July 2019 to 31 July 2019

2020 Bookings

Based on present 2019 charges, you can now book your favourite week for 2020.  Bookings are now being accepted for 7-nights or longer that include Apartment plus Fishing.

Today – 7-nights or longer for 2020 bookings that include Apartment plus Fishing

Oct’19 – Availability of 2020 Member Application Form – numbers will again be limited

Nov’19 – 7, 4 or 3-nights for 2020 bookings that include Apartment plus Fishing

Dec’19 – Bookings from 2020 Members for fishing up to month 4 ahead

See all Availability online via https://www.manor-fisheries.co.uk/availability/.

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2019 Bookings

For the 2019 season, Manor Fisheries changed to a limited Membership only Fishery for all fishing and we confirm that the 2019 Membership is now FULL.

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

Leader Board Summary

Congratulations to:

  • Paul Evans who landed a 5lbs 6ozs Tench to top the Tench Leader Board.

July Catch Summaries

Lake 1 (Carp)

The Carp were still been spawning at the beginning of July and during their recovery the catches have generally been similar to last year.

  • Dan Baker arrived on the 6th July for a 7-day break, and accompanied Kevin Seal, Barry Trigg and Steve Harper targeted the Carp:

    • Dan – 5 x Carp to 12lbs 8ozs (plus 2 x Carp, Tench and Bream to 2lbs 8ozs from Lake 3 (Mixed)

    • Kevin – 5 x Mirrors to 13lbs 8ozs and 20 x Commons to 13lbs 15ozs

    • Barry – 4 x Mirrors to 15lbs 4ozs and 6 x Commons to 14lbs 4ozs

    • Steve – 5 x Mirrors to 17lbs 6ozs and 26 x Commons resulting in a total weight of 341lbs 2ozs.

  • During a short break arriving 14th July, Jim King float fished and caught a 12lbs 8ozs Mirror.

  • Regular Terry Keard arrived on the 17th July for a 48 hour session and using Robin Red bait landed 10 x Carp including a 13lbs 7ozs Mirror and 9 x Commons to 15lbs 11ozs.

  • During a short break Ben Slater caught a 16lbs 8ozs Carp on the 21st July.

  • Jason Tuckey returned on the 22nd July for a 24 hour session and using Oxford Carp Baits McNut boilies landed 12 x Carp including Commons weighing 17lbs, 16lbs 3ozs, 14lbs, 12lbs 6ozs, 12lbs 4ozs, 11lbs 9ozs, 11lbs 8ozs and 8lbs plus Mirrors weighing 18lbs 2ozs, 15lbs 10ozs, 12lbs 6ozs and 10lbs.

  • Regular Paul Kitt arrived on the 25th July for a 24 hour session and using Krill boilie bait landed 8 x Carp weighing:

    o   Commons – 14lbs x 2, 13lbs 4ozs, 10lbs 6ozs and 10lbs 2ozs

    o   Mirrors – 12lbs x 2 and 11lbs

  • During a short break beginning the 25th July Paul Adkins was joined by Dave and Wayne Holloway. Wayne had great success with the Carp in raising his PB seven times to a 17lbs PB Common.

  • Regular Alan Rogers returned on the 28th July and using pop-up pineapple boilies caught a Common weighing 11lbs 12ozs.

  • Bryan Butler visited on the 31st July and using luncheon meat bait caught Mirrors weighing 13lbs and 12lbs.

Lake 2 (Carp/Catfish)

The current weather conditions have resulted in the total number of Cats caught this month being lower than expected though the average size is at an all-time high. Catches improved during weeks 3 and 4 and a successful bait has been a couple of chopped worms but no free offerings.

  • Returning on the 2nd July Alan Cambridge landed 4 x Cats weighing 28lbs, 2 x 25lbs and 24lbs.

  • It was their first attempt on the 3rd July when Terry Hare and his sons David and James all fished for Cats. Using halibut pellet and luncheon meat baits; congratulations all round, as they all achieved new PB’s:

    • Terry Hare –22lbs PB and 17lbs

    • David Hare –33lbs PB

    • ames Hare –32lbs PB and 20lbs

Terry with his 22lbs  PB  Cat

Terry with his 22lbs PB Cat

David with his 33lbs  PB  Cat

David with his 33lbs PB Cat

James with his 32lbs  PB  Cat

James with his 32lbs PB Cat

  • Duncan Charman the Anglers Mail South East correspondent and specimen angler visited with specimen angler Paul Garner on the 5th July, when it was Paul’s turn to land a “40”. During his visit Paul also created a Lake 2 (Carp/Catfish) video which includes the catch of his 40lbs UK PB Cat.

    This video can be viewed via https://www.manor-fisheries.co.uk/gallery-1.

Almost there………………………

Almost there………………………

Paul’s UK  PB  40lbs Cat

Paul’s UK PB 40lbs Cat

  • Reg Miller arrived on the 6th July for a short break, and accompanied by Wayne Johnson, Gary Atkins and Neil Baker targeted the Cats which proved to be more difficult than usual. Nevertheless several Cats were landed:

    • Reg – 39lbs 8ozs, 30lbs 10ozs, 29lbs, 28lbs, 20lbs 4ozs and a kitten

    • Gary – 33lbs, 24lbs 4ozs, 20lbs 8ozs and 2 x kittens

    • Neil – 33lbs, 26lbs and a 10lbs 8ozs Mirror

    • Wayne – unfortunately blanked

  • Regular Tony Payne visited on the 14th July and using halibut pellet bait caught a 18lbs Cat.

  • Arriving on the 15th July, regular John Bairam landed a Cat weighing 25lbs 9ozs.

  • Fishing late evening and during the night on the 17th July produced Cats of 35lbs and 32lbs for Brian Bailey when the successful bait was a couple of chopped worms but no free offerings.

  • Returning on the 18th July Michael Ireland used worm and spam kebab and caught several kittens, a small Carp and a 35lbs+ Cat.

  • Using blooded eel pellet bait on the 19th July produced a 27lbs 9ozs Cat for Fred Little.

  • On the 19th July Bryan Butler caught Cats weighing 33lbs and 26lbs where halibut pellet was the successful bait.

  • Congratulations to 16-yeat old Bradley Baker who raised his Cat PB to 36lbs during a short break beginning the 21st July and catching a further Cat weighing 30lbs the following day where halibut pellet was the successful bait.

Bradley and his 36lbs  PB  Cat

Bradley and his 36lbs PB Cat

  • Regular Paul Coombes returned on the 22nd July and using halibut pellet bait landed 6 x Cats weighing 2 x 34lbs, 33lbs, 31lbs, 2 x 29lbs..

  • During a short break Kevin Oxley had success with the Cats and on the 22nd and 23rd July using halibut pellet bait, caught 7 x Cats weighing 41lbs 12ozs, 38lbs 12ozs, 36lbs 1oz, 30lbs 10ozs, 28lbs 3ozs, 28lbs 2ozs and 13lbs 15ozs.

  • Regular Peter Parsons visited on the 23rd July and using halibut pellet bait caught a 31lbs Cat.

  • Again on the 25th July regular Paul Coombs landed 5 x Cats weighing 35lbs 8ozs, 33lbs 8ozs, 32lbs, 28lbs 8ozs and 25lbs.

  • Roger Simmons and Tyler Edwards returned on the 26th July and landed Cats weighing 27lbs and 22lbs.

Lake 3 (Mixed)

Lake 3 continues produce several good catches including Tench to 5lbs 6ozs caught by Paul Evans to top the Tench Leader Board.

  • Regulars Peter Parsons and Fred Rosier returned on the 9th July and both had good Mixed bags including:

    • Peter – 13 x Commons to 9lbs 10ozs, 2 x Mirrors to 4lbs, 4 x Tench to 2lbs and 2 x Bream to 3lbs

    • Fred – a 8lbs 10ozs Common, 6 x Mirrors to 5lbs 12ozs, 3 x Tench to 3lbs 2ozs and 2 x Bream to 3lbs 11ozs

  • Neil Cordier used luncheon meat and sweetcorn baits when he visited on the 10th July and landed 6 x Carp and 3 x Bream.

  • Visiting on the 10th July Adrian and Ken Paul used luncheon meat and sweetcorn baits to catch:

    • Adrian – 6 x Carp including two to 8lbs, 2lbs Tench, 2lbs 8ozs Bream and Roach

    • Ken – 4 x Carp  and a 3lbs Bream

  • Ray Fell and Steve Nock visited on the 12th July and they landed 19x Carp, 9 x Tench and 9 x Bream.

  • Regular Graham Payne returned on the 14th July to catch 15 x Commons weighing from 4lbs to 8lbs, 5 x Mirrors from 4lbs to 12lbs, a 2lbs Tench and a 2lbs Bream where pellet was the successful bait.

  • Returning on the 16th July regular Fred Rosier had a good mixed bag including 4 x Carp weighing 6lbs 9ozs, 5lbs 5ozs, 5lbs 3ozs and 4lbs 5ozs plus Bream weighing 3lbs 10ozs, 3lbs 5ozs and 2lbs 8ozs together with 2 x Tench weighing 2lbs 5ozs and 2lbs 1oz.

  • Bernard Day returned on the 17th July and caught a 10lbs Mirror using bread bait.

  • Darren Winter and Dennis Harris visited on the 17th July and using 6mm pellet bait caught Carp weighing 12lbs, 9lbs, 4lbs and 3lbs plus a 3lbs Tench.

  • I Harvey visited on the 19th July and had a good mixed bag including:

    • 6 x Commons

    • 3 x Mirrors

    • 11 x Tench

    • a 3lbs Bream

    • 6 x Roach

    • Numerous Rudd       

  • Regular Paul Evans fished on the 20th July and using his long (and short) Pole caught two Tench to 5lbs 6ozs to top the Tench Leader Board plus 14 x Bream to 5lbs 3ozs and over 30 Carp to 10lbs 12ozs.

  • 12 x Carp consisting of 9 x Commons and 3 x Mirrors ranging from 4lbs to 12lbs were landed by Terry Hare on the 22nd July when CC Moore Pacific Tuna boilie was the successful bait.

  • Regular Fred Rosier returned on the 23rd July and landed:

    • 4 x Commons weighing 6lbs 12ozs, 5lbs 5ozs, 3lbs 8ozs and 3lbs 3ozs

    • a 5lbs 8ozs Mirror

    • 2 x Bream weighing 3lbs 4ozs and 2lbs 12ozs

    • a 2lbs 10ozs Tench.

  • Using 8mm pellet bait on the 24th July produced 9 x Carp to 9lbs for regular Steve Hyder.

  • Visiting on a very hot 25th July regular Pat O’Sullivan gave excellent advice to his 8 year old grandson Flynn Gray, who landed 3 x Mirrors and 14 x Commons to 10lbs where the successful baits were sweetcorn, pellets and boilies.

  • Mike Drane and Tony Thornley visited on the 26th July and using bread bait landed several Tench and Carp. Again Mike and Tony visited on the 28th July and using bread, luncheon meat and sweetcorn baits caught Tench, Carp and Perch.

  • Terry Hare returned on the 29th July and using CC Moore Pacific Tuna boilies landed 10 x Carp weighing from 3lbs 8ozs to 6lbs 8ozs and 2 x Tench weighing 2lbs 8ozs and 2lbs while colleague Paul Teakle landed Carp weighing 7lbs 9ozs, 5lbs 9ozs and 4lbs 3ozs.

  • Fred Graham returned on the 29th July and caught 17 x Carp plus a Tench.

  • On the 31st Martin Stokes ledgered using luncheon meat and caught 10 x Carp consisting of 1 x Mirror and 9 x Commons to a 15lbs PB plus 2 x Bream, 4 x Roach and a Tench.

  • Under the guidance of Fred Rosier on the 31st July, grandson Oscar Wells caught a 2lbs 1oz Tench, Bream weighing 3lbs 4ozs and 3lbs 1ozs, a 4lbs 9ozs PB Mirror and Commons weighing 1lb 14ozs and a PB 4lbs 15ozs.

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.

Thank you to all those anglers who have spent a few moments in the past to summarise their catch in the Cabin Log Book.