Catch Returns

Week ending 13th August 2017

Brown Rainbow Other Total
4 73 0 77

Average Weight: 2lb 9oz
Best Fish: 4lb 5oz
Rod Average: 2.3

Notes

Anglers at Hayward’s Farm faced challenging conditions this week with small imitative patterns being most effective fished on floating lines.  Buzzers fished in the ripple or under small indicators being very effective.  Boat anglers are seeing the best sport with access to the deeper cooler water.

Week ending 6th August 2017

Brown Rainbow Other Total
0 96 0 96

Average Weight: 3.2lb
Best Fish: 5lb Rainbow - Adam Smith
Rod Average: 2.5

Notes

More rain!  However the water temperature is dropping nicely and the fishing is getting better and better with some good catches as a result.  Damsel, black buzzers, shuttlecock buzzers, Diawl Bachs and klinkhammers have all taken fish this week.  With more rain forecast in the near future the quality of the fishing will continue to … Continue reading Week ending 6th August 2017 »

Week ending 30th July 2017

Brown Rainbow Other Total
4 71 3 78

Average Weight: 3lb 1oz
Best Fish: 8lb 2oz Rainbow
Rod Average: 2.4

Notes

The rain has certainly stirred things up and the fishing has been good this week with the best sport still being had with Diawl Bachs and buzzers fished on floating lines.  

Week ending 23rd July 2017

Brown Rainbow Other Total
0 34 0 34

Average Weight: 3lb 2oz
Best Fish: 4lbs 4oz - Martin Matthews
Rod Average: 2.2

Notes

Daddy long legs, damsels and buzzers were the order of the week and the torrential rain we had midweek saw the level of the lake rise. The all too welcome rain was very well received and the lake has responded well since the deluge. Several bags of 3 and 4 fish catches were recorded and … Continue reading Week ending 23rd July 2017 »

Week ending 16th July 2017

Brown Rainbow Other Total
0 127 0 127

Average Weight: 3lb 2oz
Best Fish: 5lbs - Mike Fletcher
Rod Average: 5.5

Notes

Catch and release has been re-instated on Haywards Farm lake and some great fishing has been experienced this week with two rods bagging between them 27 fish! The cooler conditions and overcast weather has resulted in the lake coming back on form. Mike Fletcher had a lovely fish of 5lb as part of a four … Continue reading Week ending 16th July 2017 »

Week ending 9th July 2017

Brown Rainbow Other Total
2 87 3 92

Average Weight: 2lb 14oz
Best Fish: 6lb 1oz Rainbow - Mr Bryan
Rod Average: 2.3

Notes

Excellent sport was had during the week in the cooler conditions on buzzers and diawl bachs. Unfortunately the hot, bright weather which arrived at the weekend made fishing much more challenging!  Catch and release has been re-instated due to the more clement weather we are experiencing this week and already 20 fish landed by one … Continue reading Week ending 9th July 2017 »

Week ending 2nd July 2017

Brown Rainbow Other Total
2 32 1 35

Average Weight: 2lb 14oz
Best Fish: 7lb 7oz Rainbow
Rod Average: 2.46

Notes

Although the sun has been out the fishing has been surprisingly good this week!  Buzzers and Diawl Bachs fished under indicators, or fished very slowly near the aerators, has been a particularly successful technique for those anglers venturing out. Congratulations go to ten-year-old Luca Greenham who, while fishing with his father, managed to catch a … Continue reading Week ending 2nd July 2017 »

Week ending 25th June 2017

Brown Rainbow Other Total
0 7 2 9

Average Weight: 3lb 4oz
Best Fish: 7lb 8oz Rainbow Mr Simon Marshall
Rod Average: 1.9

Notes

The hottest week of the year meant that anglers didn’t venture out in any number. The lake did manage to produce a lovely 7.5lb Rainbow for Simon Marshall and a very respectable rod average of just under 2 fish per angler was achieved. Lets hope the cooler weather and more favourable conditions we are now … Continue reading Week ending 25th June 2017 »

Week ending 18th June 2017

Brown Rainbow Other Total
1 29 3 33

Average Weight: 3lb 4 oz
Best Fish: 4lb Rainbow Mr Richard Bird
Rod Average: 2.1

Notes

Phew….What a scorcher! The weather has been fantastic, but not really suited to fishing. Those brave enough to venture out have had some success however and the newly installed aerators have been working their magic. Six and seven fish tallies have been recorded on buzzers, shuttlecock buzzers and damsels. The damsel hatch is now well … Continue reading Week ending 18th June 2017 »

Week ending 11th June 2017

Brown Rainbow Other Total
2 80 10 92

Average Weight: 3lb 6 oz
Best Fish: 15lb Brown - Ken Jeffery, 15lb Rainbow - Simon Mann, 14lb Rainbow - Lauren Valentine, 12lb Rainbow - Craig
Rod Average: 4.6

Notes

Four double figure fish have been caught this week with regular rod Simon Mann catching a fantastic 15lb rainbow on a Blue Flash damsel, Ken Jeffery had a memorable 15lb brownie on a small black stalking bug. Congratulations goes to 11 year Lauren Valentine who caught her personal best, a rainbow of 14lb!  Well done!! … Continue reading Week ending 11th June 2017 »