Catch Returns

Week ending 14th April 2019

Brown Rainbow Other Total
3 176 4 183

Average Weight: 3lb 12oz
Best Fish: 13lb 12oz brown trout
Rod Average: 4.2

Notes

It has been another exceptional week here at the Sportfish Game Fishing Centre with plenty of good fish showing from both bank and boat. Boats have probably just edged the returns with black and red buzzers fished under an indicator and allowed to drift around on the breeze accounting for an awful lot of fish. … Continue reading Week ending 14th April 2019 »

Week ending 7th April 2019

Brown Rainbow Other Total
0 242 4 246

Average Weight: 4lb 6oz
Best Fish: 20lb rainbow to Dean Reid
Rod Average: 7.1

Notes

It has been an incredible week on Haywards Farm Lake with a lot of fish caught, including some eight double figure specimens – all of which were returned. The result of the week went to Dean Reid who, fishing with a friend from one of the fishery boats, netted two estimated 20lb rainbows amongst the … Continue reading Week ending 7th April 2019 »

Week ending 31st March 2019

Brown Rainbow Other Total
0 169 0 169

Average Weight: 3lb 6oz
Best Fish: 16lb Rainbow
Rod Average: 4.4

Notes

It has been another action–packed week here at the Sportfish Game Fishing Centre, with some stunning new arrivals too! As far as the fly life is concerned, buzzers have been coming off both lakes in their droves this week, and small black buzzers fished on floating lines have been working very well indeed. That said … Continue reading Week ending 31st March 2019 »

Week ending March 24th

Brown Rainbow Other Total
7 137 6 150

Average Weight: 3lb 4oz
Best Fish: 12lb rainbow
Rod Average: 3.9

Notes

Spring is almost starting to feel like it is in the air, flies are hatching and fish are on the move. Flurries of buzzers have started to trickle off and late in the day plenty of fish have been showing on the surface. The fish on the whole have been up in the water and … Continue reading Week ending March 24th »

Week ending 17th March 2019

Brown Rainbow Other Total
0 132 0 132

Average Weight: 3lb 4oz
Best Fish: 9lb 9oz
Rod Average: 3.8

Notes

Another week of very windy weather has certainly made casting tricky on Haywards Farm Lake, but for those who persevered in the conditions have experienced some good fishing with a rod average of just under 4 fish per rod.  Intermediate lines have been most successful cutting under the choppy water which allows the flies to … Continue reading Week ending 17th March 2019 »

Week ending 10th March 2019

Brown Rainbow Other Total
0 138 0 138

Average Weight: 3lb 5oz
Best Fish: 12lb 7oz - David Sterne
Rod Average: 4.2

Notes

The windy weekend understandably deterred many anglers but fishing earlier in the week was fun with many fish being caught.  David Sterne caught the best fish of the week, an orange tagged 12lb 7oz rainbow on a Cats Whisker fished on a floating line off Duffers Point. This fish also won him a complimentary days … Continue reading Week ending 10th March 2019 »

Week ending 3rd March 2019

Brown Rainbow Other Total
0 177 0 177

Average Weight: 3lb 5oz
Best Fish: 11lb 2oz Bill Easterbrook
Rod Average: 4.1

Notes

Another great fishing week here at Hayward’s Farm, the rain has topped up the lake nicely and the fish are being caught close to the margins.  Floating and intermediate lines are both working well, with small orange lures being particularly successful.  Bill Easterbrook has caught another double figure rainbow, this time fishing a small orange … Continue reading Week ending 3rd March 2019 »

Week ending 24th February 2019

Brown Rainbow Other Total
0 161 0 161

Average Weight: 3lb 1oz
Best Fish: 12lb (approx) Edward Porter
Rod Average: 4.2

Notes

What amazing weather we are having for February! The fishing has been pretty special too with some monster catches of fish!  Edward Porter had the best day of the week on Friday catching 23 rainbows including one lovely double figure rainbow which was released.  His good fortune didn’t end there as he also caught a … Continue reading Week ending 24th February 2019 »

Week ending 17th February 2019

Brown Rainbow Other Total
0 157 0 157

Average Weight: 3lb 5oz
Best Fish: 11lb Colin Jordan - Orange egg fly
Rod Average: 5.1

Notes

The fishing is getting better and better with some incredible catches being recorded!  Orange and white patterns have been the most effective with fish being found very close to the bank and unusually bank fisherman have been out catching those in the boats!  Regular rod Colin Jordan had a pleasant surprise when he latched onto … Continue reading Week ending 17th February 2019 »

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 »