Catch Returns

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 »

Week ending 1st July 2018

Brown Rainbow Other Total
2 88 8 98

Average Weight: 3lb 3oz
Best Fish: 8lb 7oz rainbow
Rod Average: 1.9

Notes

Conditions are becoming more challenging with the prolonged warm weather and fishing in the morning and early evening being the best times.  As always keep moving and you will find plenty of fish tucked up in the shady spots.  Boat fishing is proving most successful at the moment giving fisherman access to the deeper cooler water. … Continue reading Week ending 1st July 2018 »

Week ending 24th June 2018

Brown Rainbow Other Total
2 121 13 136

Average Weight: 2lb 15oz
Best Fish: 8lb 1oz Blue - David Sterne
Rod Average: 2.8

Notes

Fishing conditions are becoming more challenging with the continuous warm weather but fish are still being caught in reasonable numbers.  Moving around the lake is key to success with those staying in one spot struggling for fish.  Fishing an intermediate line with a damsel is likely to prove the most successful method as the weather … Continue reading Week ending 24th June 2018 »

Week ending 17th June 2018

Brown Rainbow Other Total
3 139 15 157

Average Weight: 3lb
Best Fish: 7lb 14oz Blue - Steve Godman
Rod Average: 3.2

Notes

Fishing teams of two nymphs continues to prove a great tactic at the moment with boat fisherman fishing mini lures deep also proving successful.  Regular rod Steve Godman landed a fantastic blue trout on a small snake fly fished slow and deep from the boat.  There are a good head of blue trout in Haywards … Continue reading Week ending 17th June 2018 »

Week Ending 10th June 2018

Brown Rainbow Other Total
3 127 11 141

Average Weight: 2lb 15oz
Best Fish: 8lb 9oz Rainbow - Danny Curwen
Rod Average: 3

Notes

With natural food in such abundance at the moment fishing a team of two nymphs is your best approach.  Such a tactic was used successfully by Danny Curwen who managed to land a fully finned 8lb 9oz resident rainbow from the boat while straight line nymph fishing with Rio midge tip fly line, this fish … Continue reading Week Ending 10th June 2018 »

Week ending 3rd June 2018

Brown Rainbow Other Total
4 128 9 141

Average Weight: 3lb
Best Fish: 9lb 1oz Blue - Henryk Koltan
Rod Average: 2.8

Notes

Congratulations to Henryk Koltan for catching a fabulous 9lb 1oz blue on a Whisky Fly fished from one of the boats on an intermediate line.  Boat fishing on Haywards Farm Lake is proving very successful at the minute with some great fish being caught from the deeper, cooler water.  Haywards Farm Lake is brimming with … Continue reading Week ending 3rd June 2018 »

Week ending 27th May 2018

Brown Rainbow Other Total
3 162 11 176

Average Weight: 3lb 6oz
Best Fish: 8lb 8oz Rainbow
Rod Average: 2.9

Notes

A mixed week for anglers those that kept on the move did well, searching out fish rather than hoping they come to them. Busy with the boats and plenty taking advantage and going afloat. If you want to fish from a boat please call ahead to book to avoid disappointment! Nymphs continue to produce the … Continue reading Week ending 27th May 2018 »

Week ending 20th May 2018

Brown Rainbow Other Total
2 132 17 151

Average Weight: 3lb 2oz
Best Fish: 8lb Blue
Rod Average: 3.1

Notes

good fishing continued this week with some young anglers catching bags of over 10 fish to damsels and blobs. On the whole naturals have been the most successful patterns with diawl bachs accounting for the majority of fish. Water clarity is fantastic which has meant fish are fighting very hard so make sure that you … Continue reading Week ending 20th May 2018 »

Week ending 13th May 2018

Brown Rainbow Other Total
4 147 12 163

Average Weight: 3lb 5 oz
Best Fish: 8lb Rainbow
Rod Average: 3

Notes

Buzzers continue to produce the best bags for anglers fished with a very slow retrieve have seen bags into double figures. Damsels are hatching off now and the fish have started to feed well on them. Floating lines remain the order of the day with fish being found in the upper layers of water and … Continue reading Week ending 13th May 2018 »