1 February 2019 to 28 February 2019

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.

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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).

2019 Bookings

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

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

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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.

Swim Repairs

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.

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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.

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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.

NEWS 1 January 2019 to 31 January 2019

WELCOME TO 2019

A brand New Year has started. We extend our very best wishes to all our regular and new guests who visited throughout 2018.

2019 BOOKINGS

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

 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/.

The limited 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

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SOME DATES OR YOUR DIARY

The Manor Fisheries 2019 Season is:

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The start of the year has seen milder than normal weather with both Canadian and Greylag Geese returning unusually early. Landing and take-off for ducks and geese became difficult on the 21st January when all the lakes froze over. No fish feeding today!

ACTIVITY PLAN - THE NEXT 7-WEEKS

Manor Fisheries is still closed for the winter before opening on Saturday 23rd March with on-going activities to be completed including:

  • Management of the lakes through netting and electro stunning - Lake 3 (Mixed).

  • A daily winter fish feeding programme using 1,000Kg of high quality feed specifically for Lakes 1 and 2 and 200 Kg of the usual feed for Lake 3 (Mixed).

  • General grounds and islands maintenance

  • Apartments and security systems maintenance 

We look forward to keeping you informed of progress and receiving your comments and/or ideas.

SWIM REPAIRS

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.

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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 50 lbs+ Catfish

  • £50.00 for the first verified 30 lbs+ Carp

  • £50.00 for the first verified 8 lbs+ 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.

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In addition to recording Cats weighing over 30lbs, don’t be shy …..…. please also record Carp over 20 lbs 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.

NEWS 1 December 2018 to 31 December 2018

A brand New Year has started. We extend our very best wishes to all our regular and new guests who visited throughout 2018.

Are you are ready for making more great catches without ever being over-crowded and joining our Specimen and 1,000lbs Clubs?

To the right, regulars will recognise that our resident frogs are relaxing before making their usual May/June appearance.

We look forward to you visiting when it is a pleasure meeting you all.

Rhonda and Mike

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Bookings for 2019

Manor Fisheries is now accepting 2019 bookings from visitors with differing requirements via: https://www.manor-fisheries.co.uk/reservations/

  • Fishing only”, up to week-4 ahead, from Members.

  • Accommodation with discounted fishing” for 3, 4 or 7 days or longer.

  • Angling Clubs are invited to Book for 2019.

  • The 2019 Membership application is available via:

    https://www.manor-fisheries.co.uk/fishing-general/

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/.

The limited 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

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Some dates for your 2019 diary.

The Manor Fisheries 2019 Season is:

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Manor Fisheries in the News

See Anglers Mail dated 18 & 25 December 2018 when Manor Fisheries was again selected a South East Where to Fish Venue of the Year.

To quote “Why it’s a Venue of the Year”:

Three very well stocked lakes, two specimen, containing carp to 30 lb, lots of catfish to 50 lb and some big perch to 4 lb, tench and bream. Excellent accommodation for angling families right next to the lakes plus a cabin with toilet and a small kitchen area with microwave, and a rod room for tackle, bait and wet clothes.

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Activity Plan – the next 11-weeks

Manor Fisheries is still closed for the winter and before we open on Saturday 23rd March next year there are on-going activities to be completed including:

  • Management of Lake 3 (Mixed) through netting and electro stunning.

  • A new and improved on-going daily winter fish feeding programme using an initial 1,000 Kg of high quality of feed for Lakes 1 and 2 and an initial 200 Kg of the usual feed for Lake 3.

  • General grounds and islands maintenance

  • Apartments, cabin and security maintenance 

We look forward to keeping you informed of progress and receiving your comments and/or ideas.

Swim Repairs

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.

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Lake 2 Netting and electro stunning

Lake 2 (Carp/Catfish) – A Hadlow College team of eight, led by Brian Bailey - Commercial Fisheries Manager, arrived on Wednesday 5th December equipped with both Seine nets and electro-fishing equipment. The focus was on removing smaller Cats and 28 x Cats weighing a total of 281 lbs were successfully removed for rehoming. In addition 14 x small Carp weighing in total some 15 lbs were relocated to Lake 3 (Mixed).

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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 50 lbs+ Catfish

  • £50.00 for the first verified 30 lbs+ Carp

  • £50.00 for the first verified 8 lbs+ 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.

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In addition to recording Cats weighing over 30 lbs, and please don’t be shy ……. we request anglers also record Carp over 20 lbs 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.

NEWS 1 November 2018 to 30 November 2019

Christmas Greetings

Wishing you and your family a very happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

Rhonda and Mike

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We extend a BIG thank you to all our regular and new guests who have visited throughout 2018 when many PB’s were again achieved. We hope your visit has been enjoyable when it has been a pleasure meeting you all.

IMPORTANT CHANGES TO 2019 BOOKING REQUESTS

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

For our 2019 season, Manor Fisheries has changed to a limited Membership only Fishery. With only 4-weeks to go before we begin accepting fishing only bookings, now is the time to apply for your 2019 Manor Fisheries Membership online at https://www.manor-fisheries.co.uk/night-fishing/.

The limited 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

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Some dates for your 2019 diary.

The Manor Fisheries 2019 Season is:

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Activity Plan – the next 16-weeks

Manor Fisheries is closed for the winter and before we open on Saturday 23rd March next year there are on-going activities to be completed including:

  • Management of the lakes through netting and electro stunning.

  • Repair and improvement of swims

    • Lake 2 (Carp/Catfish) swims have been repaired and upgraded as appropriate (see Swim comment below)

  • A new and improved daily winter fish feeding programme using an initial 1,000 Kg of high quality feed

  • General grounds and islands maintenance

  • Apartments, cabin and security maintenance

New Swims

As the new swims contain concrete the use of a rod pod is ideal. Although the use of bank sticks is still fine, when fishing near to the waters 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.

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We look forward to keeping you informed of progress and receiving your comments and/or ideas.

2018 Leader Board Winners

Since closing for the winter we are delighted to announce the winners of our 2018 Leader Board competition with each angler being awarded £50.00 as follows:

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Special mention is made of two of our regular anglers:

  • Dave Kendrick for the third time a Leader Board winner, has now won both the Carp and Catfish Leader Board competitions:

    • Mirror Carp weighing 22lbs 12ozs on 16th July 2018  

    • Mirror Carp weighing 23lbs 8ozs on 4th August 2016

    • Catfish weighing 44lbs on 21st April 2015

  • Eric Scott for the third time a Leader Board winner, has again won the Catfish Leader Board competitions:

    • Catfish weighing 43lbs 6ozs on 25th September 2018

    • Catfish weighing 43lbs 10ozs on the 20th June 2017

    • Catfish weighing 48lbs 5ozs on the 2nd July 2013

2018 Results of the 1,000 lbs CLUB

Many of our regulars will recognise that there are times during the summer when the Cats become ravenous resulting in large total session weights of Cats being recorded.

Congratulations to all the 1,000 lbs Club anglers shown below who set the bar high through landing over 1,000 lbs in a single session. It is likely that each angler will concur that they were really happy but somewhat tired at the end of their visit!

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Special mention is made of Steve Hyder who becomes only the third angler who has previously landed over 1,000 lbs in a single session:

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2018 Results for our “Pin” Awards

Each year we award every angler with a PIN to commemorate catching their first Manor Fisheries specimen fish for each species shown below.

We are delighted to announce the 2018 “Pin” award winners as follows:

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Special mention is made of Paul Evans who wins his second species PIN having previously caught a Tench weighing 6lbs 12ozs on the 20th June 2015.

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.

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In addition to recording Cats weighing over 30lbs, and please don’t be shy ……. we request anglers 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.

NEWS 1 October 2018 to 31 October 2018

IMPORTANT CHANGES TO 2019 BOOKING REQUESTS

We are now accepting requests, which are subject to availability, from visitors with different requirements for:

  • Booking 2019 Accommodation with discounted fishing for 3, 4 and 7 days or longer.

  • A Manor Fisheries 2019 Membership application

Beginning Saturday 23rd March 2019, Manor Fisheries is changing to a limited Membership only Fishery. With only 9-weeks to go before you can book fishing, 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/.

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: 

Activity Report – 1st October 2018 to 31st October 2018

Manor Fisheries is now closed for the winter period and we open again next year on Saturday 23rd March 2019. During this period there are many tasks to complete including management of the lakes through netting/electro stunning, cutting back trees and improvement of several swims. In addition a new and improved Lake 1 (Carp) and Lake 2 (Carp/Catfish) daily winter fish feeding programme is being undertaken using an initial 1,000Kg of high quality of feed.

Over the coming weeks we plan to keep you informed of progress and receiving your comments and/or ideas.

Netting and electro stunning 16th October

Lake 1 (Carp) – The Hadlow College team consisting of 2 x lecturers and 16 x students, led by Brian Bailey - Commercial Fisheries Manager, arrived on a glorious Tuesday 16th October equipped with both Seine nets and electro-fishing equipment. Some two dozen Carp ranging from 8lbs to 10lbs were rehomed to Lake 3 (Mixed) along with several smaller Carp and Roach. Of note these smaller Carp weighing around a 1 lb each and were 2 to 3 years old indicating successful breeding of Carp in Lake 1.

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Disappointingly Cats are still breeding and appearing in Lake 1 (Carp) as some 25 x small Cats (including 8 in the 4lbs range) were caught. These were all safely rehomed to Lake 2 (Carp/Catfish).

Numerous Roach and Perch were also removed from Lake 1 (Carp) and the smaller roach and Perch were relocated to Lake 2 (Carp/Catfish) while the better Roach were relocated to Lake 3 (Mixed).   Going forward, we request that we all remain vigilant and in the event of a Cat being caught from Lake 1 it be unharmed and relocated to Lake 2.

Numerous Roach and Perch were also removed from Lake 1 (Carp) and the smaller roach and Perch were relocated to Lake 2 (Carp/Catfish) while the better Roach were relocated to Lake 3 (Mixed).

Going forward, we request that we all remain vigilant and in the event of a Cat being caught from Lake 1 it be unharmed and relocated to Lake 2.

Work Party – 17th October

General grounds and islands maintenance was carried out during sunny weather on Wednesday 17th October when a Work Party armed with chain saws, sharp gardening saws and long poled loppers tirelessly removed an enormous quantity of overhanging branches from Lake 3 (Mixed) and Lake 1 (Carp).

 
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This activity will reduce the number of break offs and expose more sunlight to previously over grown areas of the lakes. We extend our thanks to David Hodge, Kevin Oxley, Terry Keard and Jason Tuckey who all volunteered to assist in this annual task. 


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Fishing Report – 6 months ending 30th September 2018

Experiencing great autumnal weather Terry Keard participated in the last fishing session for this season and found the fish feeding actively. Five days on Lake 2 (Carp/Catfish) produced 19 x Cats including 2 x PB’s to 39lbs 8ozs and then 39lbs 9ozs with a total of 8 x 30’s. Terry then fished a further five days on Lake 1 (Carp) and finished with 29 x Commons to 17lbs 12ozs and 10 x Mirrors to 17lbs 6ozs.

Lake 1 (Carp) - 2018

Throughout 2018 Carp doubles have continued to show in greater numbers plus 22 x 20lbs+ landings recorded. The 2019 Season should prove to be even better when the present 150+ doubles continue to grow via our new and improved winter feeding programme.

Lake 2 (Carp/Catfish) - 2018

2018 has been a record 6-month season recording 5 x all-time record months for April, May, June, July and September. The picture below provides a visual summary over the past 4-years and illustrates the number of 30lbs+ Catfish has increased by 40% over 2017; resulting in an average of 100 x Cats over 30lbs+ per month.

With Lake 2 limited to a daily maximum of 4-anglers and the daily average number of 30lbs+ cats caught is now 3+, the daily chance of each angler landing a 30lbs+ Cat is statistically better than 75%.

The challenge now is to increase the number of 40’s and encourage them grow to become 50’s via our new and improved winter feeding programme.

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Lake 3 (Mixed) - 2018

Some notable fish were caught this year include a 6lbs 15ozs Bream and a 20lbs Carp plus a 5-hour match winning weight of 128lbs. During this year it has again been notable that the Carp have grown significantly in weight while the number of Crayfish caught has dropped greatly. In addition we are undertaking a winter feeding programme.

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In addition to recording Cats weighing over 30lbs, and please don’t be shy ……. we request anglers also detail and record Carp over 20lbs. This is important as it 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 to summarise their catch in the Cabin Log Book this year.