Catch Returns

Week ending 2nd December 2018

Brown Rainbow Other Total
0 117 0 117

Average Weight: 3lb
Best Fish: 8lb 1oz Micky Barnes
Rod Average: 4.4

Notes

The warm southerly winds we experienced last week helped the fishing tremendously by warming the upper layers of the water and the fish were really on the feed! The water is clear as glass at the moment and small godheads fished on floating lines are all that’s needed to enjoy a good day’s sport! The … Continue reading Week ending 2nd December 2018 »

Week ending 25th November 2018

Brown Rainbow Other Total
0 114 0 114

Average Weight: 2lb 14oz
Best Fish: 6lb
Rod Average: 3.1

Notes

Fishing on Haywards Farm Lake has been particularly rewarding for those anglers who have ventured out in the boats, with the yellow buoy near the fish cage producing some good fish this week. Bank anglers need to roam the banks to make the most of their day as the fish are currently in small shoals, … Continue reading Week ending 25th November 2018 »

Week ending 18th November 2018

Brown Rainbow Other Total
0 120 0 120

Average Weight: 2lb 14oz
Best Fish: 7lb rainbow - Simon Mann
Rod Average: 3.7

Notes

The lake continues to fish well with over 120 fish caught and regular rod Simon Mann caught and released a 7lb rainbow that took a black buzzer. The majority of fish were taken on damsels, blobs, and leech patterns, even daddies were fooling fish this late in the year and now it’s starting to turn … Continue reading Week ending 18th November 2018 »

Week ending 11th November 2018

Brown Rainbow Other Total
0 137 0 137

Average Weight: 2lb 14oz
Best Fish: 7lb 1oz rainbow Davy Monroe
Rod Average: 4.15

Notes

The fishing last week was outstanding 137 fish from 33 anglers giving a strong average of 4.15 fish per visit. The biggest fish of the week fell to Davy Monroe. It weighed 7lb 1oz and fell to a black leech fished on an intermediate line. The second green tagged fish was also caught by John … Continue reading Week ending 11th November 2018 »

Week ending 4th November 2018

Brown Rainbow Other Total
0 148 0 148

Average Weight: 2lb 14oz
Best Fish: 6lb 11oz rainbow - Keith Bailey
Rod Average: 4.2

Notes

The water quality on Haywards Farm Lake is getting better and better after the long hot summer with the temperature now dropping to 10 degrees and the water clarity is also excellent! Regular rod Colin Jordan caught 21 rainbows and a cracking 4lb blue in two fishing sessions this week with small fry patterns doing … Continue reading Week ending 4th November 2018 »

Week ending 28th October 2018

Brown Rainbow Other Total
0 122 0 122

Average Weight: 2lb 15oz
Best Fish: Rob Hayes - 7lb 4oz
Rod Average: 3.9

Notes

The cold weather has arrived and the fishing has been challenging for some, but brilliant for others!  11-year-old James Penwright from Wales had a fantastic day’s sport on Sunday catching six rainbows to 4lb 8oz.  James was very savvy and switched techniques throughout the day and kept on the move fishing from both the bank … Continue reading Week ending 28th October 2018 »

Week ending October 21st 2018

Brown Rainbow Other Total
0 113 0 113

Average Weight:
Best Fish:
Rod Average: 2.6

Notes

The fishing was consistently good all week, with all patterns working once you found the fish, they still remain quite localised, enforcing the old adage it’s not what you fish, but how. Blue flash damsels, cat’s whiskers and blobs all produced, as did Diawl Bachs and buzzers under indicators. Just keep moving until you find … Continue reading Week ending October 21st 2018 »

Week ending 14th October 2018

Brown Rainbow Other Total
0 105 0 105

Average Weight:
Best Fish: Phil Knight 6lb 9oz
Rod Average: 3

Notes

We reopened on 7th October after what seemed like an eternity, having closed in mid-July due to the extreme weather and subsequent high water temperatures and low dissolved oxygen concentrations. Plenty of fish in the 4 to 6lb bracket were reported when we opened, with Phil Knight landing a nice fish of 6lb 9oz on … Continue reading Week ending 14th October 2018 »

Week ending 15th July 2018

Brown Rainbow Other Total
0 32 2 34

Average Weight: 3lb 1oz
Best Fish: 6lb 1oz - Mr Henshaw
Rod Average: 1.1

Notes

Due to the high water temperature the fishing conditions remain very challenging.  Congratulations to Mr Henshaw from Shropshire for catching the best fish of the week, a 6lb 1oz rainbow on a Concrete Bowl!

Week ending 8th July 2018

Brown Rainbow Other Total
0 61 2 63

Average Weight: 3lb 2oz
Best Fish: 5lb 9oz Rainbow - Andy Hinton
Rod Average: 1.5

Notes

The continuous hot weather is making fishing challenging at the moment, however the water level is holding up remarkably well.  Boat fishing provides the best opportunity to catch, with small nymphs fished very slowly giving the best results for those anglers braving the heat!  Please note we have temporarily ceased catch and release until the … Continue reading Week ending 8th July 2018 »