Catch Returns

Week ending 13th October 2019

Brown Rainbow Other Total
0 138 0 138

Average Weight: 3lb 14oz
Best Fish: 8lb 9oz rainbow to Jeff Brearley
Rod Average: 2.8


Thanks to periods of fairly incessant, heavy rain this was a challenging week to say the least, but there were still fish to be caught and we did see bent rods throughout the period. Thankfully, with the weather finally beginning to dry out, we are already beginning to see far better returns and a lot … Continue reading Week ending 13th October 2019 »

Week ending 6th October 2019

Brown Rainbow Other Total
0 269 0 269

Average Weight: 4lb 2oz
Best Fish: 11lb rainbow to D. Gibson
Rod Average: 4.8


And we are off for the start of the autumn and winter season on Haywards Farm Lake, and what a start it was with torrential downpours greeting the few who braved the opening day storms! A couple of the brave fishers did have the last laugh though, as they netted some cracking fish. The fishing … Continue reading Week ending 6th October 2019 »

Week ending 21st July 2019

Brown Rainbow Other Total
0 54 4 58

Average Weight: 2lb 12oz
Best Fish: 12lb 3oz
Rod Average: 2.1


The fishing is slowing, as you might expect at this time of year, but the boats are still catching and there are fish coming during the evenings too. Damsels were the top pattern last week (catching a few perch as well as trout) but buzzers are still producing too. Don‘t forget that next weekend is … Continue reading Week ending 21st July 2019 »

Week ending 14th July 2019

Brown Rainbow Other Total
0 42 1 43

Average Weight: 2lb 2oz
Best Fish:
Rod Average: 1.9


A quiet week but damsels and buzzers are still taking a few fish, with the lion‘s share coming to the boats, but don‘t forget that in two weeks‘ time ANYTHING GOES! That’s right… fly, lure and bait will all be allowed on Haywards Farm Lake for our Any Method Weekend – Sat 27th and Sun … Continue reading Week ending 14th July 2019 »

Week ending 7th July 2019

Brown Rainbow Other Total
0 59 7 66

Average Weight: 2lb 14oz
Best Fish:
Rod Average: 2.7


Despite the continued high water temperatures, the fishing was good this week and although there were a few blank returns there were plenty of good catches too with Bob Todd top of the list with a 12–fish day, all taken on daddies and gold heads. Mark Tibbell used similar patterns for a 6–fish day. We … Continue reading Week ending 7th July 2019 »

Week ending 30 June 2019

Brown Rainbow Other Total
0 52 0 52

Average Weight:
Best Fish: 10lb
Rod Average: 2.2


After a mini heatwave, that severely curtailed prospects this weekend, there are now clear signs that the fishing on Haywards Farm Lake is beginning to slow down for summer. We will now be switching on our aeration system and monitoring water temperatures carefully to ensure that the fish are not becoming stressed and will enforce … Continue reading Week ending 30 June 2019 »

Week ending 23rd June 2019

Brown Rainbow Other Total
3 119 0 122

Average Weight: 3lb 4oz
Best Fish: 10lb Rainbow
Rod Average:


A bit of a mixed week of fishing and weather saw some anglers have bumper days while other struggled at times. The boats have been out almost every day and particularly on the brighter days have fared better than those form the bank. Overcast days have seen fish smashing damsel adults close in around the … Continue reading Week ending 23rd June 2019 »

Week ending 16th June 2019

Brown Rainbow Other Total
0 136 2 138

Average Weight: 3lb 4oz
Best Fish: 9lb
Rod Average: 3.5


It has been a busy week, lots of anglers catching lots of fish made it a good week too – despite the weather! We topped up the stock with a nice shipment of fish to 6lb and there were a couple of standout catches, including G. Beaumont who had rainbows of 3lb, 5lb and 9lb … Continue reading Week ending 16th June 2019 »

Week ending 9th June 2019

Brown Rainbow Other Total
0 126 0 126

Average Weight: 3lb 6oz
Best Fish: 8lb
Rod Average: 3.2


The fishing on Haywards Farm Lake continues to be excellent for the time of year with the water temperature remaining cool enough to keep the fish feeding. Mayflies accounted for a few fish early on in the week but the hatches have now all but finished and buzzers remain the go to pattern for many … Continue reading Week ending 9th June 2019 »

Week ending 2nd June 2019

Brown Rainbow Other Total
0 114 4 118

Average Weight: 3lb 1oz
Best Fish: 11lb
Rod Average: 3.6


There were some stunning results from our Hobby Lake last week, including 12lb and 13lb brown trout. If you want to get on there and enjoy a little piece of fishing heaven all to yourself then give us a call on 0118 930 3860. On Haywards Farm Lake, snakes fished on intermediate lines took a … Continue reading Week ending 2nd June 2019 »