Catch Returns

Week ending 10th February 2019

Brown Rainbow Other Total
0 136 0 136

Average Weight: 3lb 4oz
Best Fish: 12lb 9oz Mr B Griffiths
Rod Average: 4.8

Notes

What a week! Fishing on Haywards Farm has been very exciting with lots of great catches reported.  Notable catches included a 12lb 9oz Rainbow caught by Mr B Griffiths on a black buzzer and regular rod Dave Gibson with 3 cracking rainbows totalling just over 21lb.  Dave was fishing his favourite tactic – a team … Continue reading Week ending 10th February 2019 »

Week ending 3rd February 2019

Brown Rainbow Other Total
0 95 0 95

Average Weight: 4lb 8oz
Best Fish: 11lb 2oz
Rod Average: 4.1

Notes

With the arctic conditions arriving here on Thursday and the lake freezing over on Saturday and Sunday it was a mixed week here on Haywards Farm!  We had a strong start to the week with plenty of good fish being caught with an average weight of 4lb 8oz, however then the snow came, followed by … Continue reading Week ending 3rd February 2019 »

Week ending 27th January 2019

Brown Rainbow Other Total
2 98 0 100

Average Weight: 4lb 3oz
Best Fish: 10lb 6oz
Rod Average: 3.8

Notes

Fishing conditions have been mixed this week, with fish being caught on a wide array of patterns.  Due to the cooler weather the fish are being found in deeper water, which is normally associated with this time of year. Intermediate lines fished with taddies and dog nobblers have worked well from both boat and bank, … Continue reading Week ending 27th January 2019 »

Week ending 20th January 2019

Brown Rainbow Other Total
0 112 0 112

Average Weight: 3lb 14oz
Best Fish: 13lb 14oz to P. Power
Rod Average: 3.2

Notes

Fishing conditions have been challenging this week but some great fish have been caught by those who have ventured out and fished to the conditions, including Mr. P. Power who caught a 13lb 14oz rainbow from Duffer’s Point fishing a tadpole on an intermediate line. Fish are still mainly concentrated still in that top 4ft … Continue reading Week ending 20th January 2019 »

Week ending 13th January 2019

Brown Rainbow Other Total
0 146 0 146

Average Weight: 2lb 12oz
Best Fish: 13lb
Rod Average: 4.1

Notes

It was a mixed week at Haywards Farm Fishery but both bank and boat fishing proved successful with two cracking fish of 12lb and 13lb landed. The majority of fish were showing in the top 4ft of water and differing retrieves was the trick to get amongst them. The classic ‘strip and pause’, used by … Continue reading Week ending 13th January 2019 »

Week ending 06 January 2019

Brown Rainbow Other Total
2 189 2 193

Average Weight: 2lb 15oz
Best Fish: 15lb
Rod Average: 4.5

Notes

This was another great week on Haywards Farm Lake and the mild temperatures saw lots of hatching buzzers and plenty of surface activity. Small shuttlecocks and F-flies accounted for a few fish to those willing to try a dry fly, others stayed sub-surface with sink tips and intermediate lines coupled with mini lures and caught … Continue reading Week ending 06 January 2019 »

Week ending 30th December 2018

Brown Rainbow Other Total
0 181 0 181

Average Weight: 3lb 15oz
Best Fish: 15lb 1oz Martin Thumbwood on a black taddy
Rod Average: 4.5

Notes

A superb week again with the highlight an incredible bag for Martin Thumbwood, who landed 24 fish including doubles of 12lb and 15lb using tadpoles and di3 lines, what a day! Game Fishing Centre team member, Nick Clewlow, took a day out from work to land around 15 fish, including a 13lb 8oz fish which … Continue reading Week ending 30th December 2018 »

Week ending 23rd December 2018

Brown Rainbow Other Total
0 137 0 137

Average Weight: 3lb 12oz
Best Fish: 13l5 5oz to Jeff Brealey on a Diawl Bach
Rod Average: 4.2

Notes

A strong week of returns again, with several of the double figure fish we have stocked making an appearance. The water is crystal clear and the fish are fighting like stink, so make sure you have plenty of heavy leader material – we recommend at least 8lb breaking strain. Keeping on the move has been … Continue reading Week ending 23rd December 2018 »

Week ending 16th December 2018

Brown Rainbow Other Total
0 194 0 194

Average Weight: 3lb 7oz
Best Fish: 11lb rainbow, Steve Atkins
Rod Average: 4.3

Notes

We have had an exciting week here at the Sportfish Game Fishing Centre! On Thursday we stocked Haywards Farm Lake with 12 wonderful double figure rainbows in preparation for our annual Fur and Feather competition, as part of the stocking we also released many fish in the 6-9lb bracket. The event itself was an extremely … Continue reading Week ending 16th December 2018 »

Week ending 9th December 2018

Brown Rainbow Other Total
0 153 0 153

Average Weight: 2lb 15oz
Best Fish: 7lb 2oz Paul Eaton
Rod Average: 3.9

Notes

We were greeted with high winds and rain last week and this really stirred the fish up. The weed has now died back nicely and the bank fishing has improved as a result with good numbers of fish caught on small buzzers throughout the day. We have our annual Fur and Feather competition this coming … Continue reading Week ending 9th December 2018 »