Catch Returns

Week ending 10th December 2017

Brown Rainbow Other Total
7 152 27 186

Average Weight: 3lb 8oz
Best Fish: 7lb 4oz Rainbow - Rob Allan
Rod Average: 3.6

Notes

The last week has seen the temperature fluctuate from below freezing to actually quite warm. Even when freezing the sun has warmed the angler up, especially on the northern bank. Fishing has seen a mixture of fly patterns being successful. Floating fry off the boat saw two anglers land twenty trout in a day. A … Continue reading Week ending 10th December 2017 »

Week ending 3rd December 2017

Brown Rainbow Other Total
7 91 14 112

Average Weight: 3lb
Best Fish: 9lb Blue - Simon Bedwell
Rod Average: 3.6

Notes

This week saw the success of the Viva. This fly looks nothing like the Vauxhall model it was named after, but its’ black and green pattern tempted many fish from under trees, or in the weed. Cats whiskers proved to be successful off the bank.

Week ending 26th November 2017

Brown Rainbow Other Total
4 142 16 162

Average Weight: 3lb 3oz
Best Fish: 9lb Blue - Mr J Koltan
Rod Average: 4.6

Notes

TAGGED FISH UPDATE! This week we have released another yellow tagged fish (8lb plus Blue trout) and with the kitty now in excess of £740 now is a great time to come fishing!!  Remember to put your £1 in the pot before fishing to enter the draw. Another 40 other large blues have also been … Continue reading Week ending 26th November 2017 »

Week ending 19th November 2017

Brown Rainbow Other Total
7 139 11 157

Average Weight: 2lb 14oz
Best Fish: 9lb rainbow - Tim Dalton 8lb 2oz Blue - Bill Easterbrook
Rod Average: 3.9

Notes

The cool weather has settled and the fishing has been great for those who have located the fish and it certainly pays to be mobile until you find them.  The boats have had consistently high catches with as many as 11 to the boat so please call 01189 303 860 in advance if you would … Continue reading Week ending 19th November 2017 »

Week ending 12th November 2017

Brown Rainbow Other Total
8 136 7 151

Average Weight: 3lb
Best Fish: 6lb 7oz rainbow - David Sterne 7lb 3oz blue - Chris Gibson
Rod Average: 3.8

Notes

It is no wonder the boats here are so popular with some incredible catches this week with up to 12 fish to the boat, including some great blues and browns.  Lures fished slowly have been very successful, however the cooler weather which arrived at the weekend did make fishing a little more challenging! If you … Continue reading Week ending 12th November 2017 »

Week ending 5th November 2017

Brown Rainbow Other Total
14 162 5 181

Average Weight: 2lb 15oz
Best Fish: 7lb 9oz - Adrian Hayward
Rod Average: 4.1

Notes

Fishing has been action packed this week with gold head Blobs, Cats Whiskers and Vivas fished on floating and intermediate lines catching the majority of fish.

Week ending 29th October 2017

Brown Rainbow Other Total
8 176 15 199

Average Weight: 3lb 5 oz
Best Fish: 4lb Brown Trout - Mark Cain 8lb 1oz Blue - Rodney Horner
Rod Average: 4

Notes

The cool weather has certainly brought us some brilliant fishing here on Haywards Lake this week, with both bank and boat anglers having some great catches.  One of the most notable catches this week was by regular rod Theo Reid-Cain (aged 12), who caught 6 fish whilst fishing with his Dad Mark.  Theo’s first two … Continue reading Week ending 29th October 2017 »

Week ending 22nd October 2017

Brown Rainbow Other Total
10 85 0 95

Average Weight: 3lb 3oz
Best Fish: 8lb 7oz Rainbow - Chris Geeny
Rod Average: 3.6

Notes

Mini lures have been the order of the week, fished on floating and intermediate fly lines, with the boats continuing to have impressive catches.  On Wednesday this week we are stocking some blue trout into Haywards Farm Lake so why not come and try and catch one of these wonderful fish this weekend? Our ever-popular … Continue reading Week ending 22nd October 2017 »

Week ending 15th October 2017

Brown Rainbow Other Total
7 115 0 122

Average Weight: 2lb 15oz
Best Fish: 7lb Rainbow - Alan Wingate
Rod Average: 3.4

Notes

The fry bashing continues with Cats Whiskers, Zonkers and other fry patterns have all proving successful this week.  The brownies are also making an appearance on Haywards lake after being elusive during the summer months.  The fry bashing has been particularly good on our Hobby lake where the Tigers, Rainbows and Browns have been particularly … Continue reading Week ending 15th October 2017 »

Week ending 8th October 2017

Brown Rainbow Other Total
5 196 0 201

Average Weight: 3lb 5 oz
Best Fish: 9lb 7oz - Mr Steve Tombs
Rod Average: 5.2

Notes

It’s floating fry time and the fishing has been incredibly exciting with the rainbows and browns crashing into the perch fry in the margins.  Long casts are not essential as many fish are hooked in the margins, just look for the crashing rises!  Floating fry patterns are important but Cat’s Whiskers and Zonkers have also … Continue reading Week ending 8th October 2017 »