Catch Returns

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


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


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 »

Week ending 4th June 2017

Brown Rainbow Other Total
4 102 5 111

Average Weight: 3lb 1oz
Best Fish: 14lb 8oz Mr Mitch Dow
Rod Average: 3


This week four fantastic double figure rainbow trout were caught, the best a buzzer-caught 14lb fish to Mitch Dow.  Double figure fish of 10lb, 10lb 4oz and 12lb were also landed.  Boat fishing has been very productive, especially for those fishing near the aerators fishing floating lines with buzzers and diawl bachs. Top class fly … Continue reading Week ending 4th June 2017 »

Week ending 28th May 2017

Brown Rainbow Other Total
2 145 6 153

Average Weight: 3lb 9oz
Best Fish: 12lb Rainbow Martin Thumwood
Rod Average: 4.39


A mixed week saw some angler struggle more than others while some individuals caught at will. The boats once again have proven to be a big advantage with some catching in excess of 25 fish in a single day. This week has seen the first of the blue and golden trout landed and the most … Continue reading Week ending 28th May 2017 »

Week ending 21st May 2017

Brown Rainbow Other Total
5 118 0 123

Average Weight: 3lb 12oz
Best Fish: 10lb Rainbow Toby Burrows 12lb Brown John Combe
Rod Average: 4.44


Some anglers have struggled from the bank particularly in the bright sunshine but those on the boats have had bags up into the 20s including a fabulous brown for regular John Combe which was safely returned. Floating lines have, at times, been swapped for intermediates but fish still haven’t been far down despite the less … Continue reading Week ending 21st May 2017 »

Week ending 14th May 2017

Brown Rainbow Other Total
3 129 0 132

Average Weight: 3lb 12oz
Best Fish: 9lb Rainbow
Rod Average: 3.47


Damsels are hatching off in big numbers now and the fish are not only hitting the nymphs but also the adults as they fly around the lake. Buzzers have been huge, try patterns that are black with hot orange wing buds, this will closely match what we have seen when spooning fish. Olives have been … Continue reading Week ending 14th May 2017 »

Week ending 7th May 2017

Brown Rainbow Other Total
2 192 0 194

Average Weight: 4lb 3oz
Best Fish: 12lb 8oz Rainbow
Rod Average: 6.52


A very busy week at the fishery in the lead up to the Reading Show and despite being closed on the Saturday and Sunday we had a fantastic week of catches with yet more double figure fish being caught, the best of which went 12lb 8oz and was safely returned to the lake. Still a … Continue reading Week ending 7th May 2017 »

Week ending 30th April 2017

Brown Rainbow Other Total
2 161 0 163

Average Weight: 3lb 3oz
Best Fish: 6lb 12oz
Rod Average: 3.42


One or two anglers struggled at times this week, with others recording bags into double figures. Fish are fighting really hard and are in great condition with several anglers reporting seeing their backing for the first time on a stillwater! Damsels continue to work as we are seeing some great hatches start, pond olives and … Continue reading Week ending 30th April 2017 »

Week ending 23rd April 2017

Brown Rainbow Other Total
5 165 0 170

Average Weight: 4lb 1oz
Best Fish: 12lb 12oz Rainbow P Adams
Rod Average: 4.12


Another good week as sport continues, some big bags on C&R especially from the boat. If you are thinking about going afloat for the day then please book with the shop in advance to avoid disappointment on 0118 930 3860. Similar flies to last week are still working well and floating lines are the order … Continue reading Week ending 23rd April 2017 »

Week ending 16th April 2017

Brown Rainbow Other Total
4 126 0 130

Average Weight: 3lb 6oz
Best Fish: 8lb Rainbow
Rod Average: 3.27


Another good week has seen anglers taking advantage of the evenings drawing out and the evening rise, at just £20 from 5pm for a catch and release ticket it’s perfect for an evening after work. Nymphs still working best but lures are catching fish, snakes are very popular too and have been accounting for a … Continue reading Week ending 16th April 2017 »