Catch Returns

Week ending 18th February 2018

Brown Rainbow Other Total
2 159 11 172

Average Weight: 3lb 4oz
Best Fish: 10lb Rainbow - Martin Thumbwood
Rod Average: 6.2

Notes

It has been a very variable week!  During the early part of the week fishing was sensational with young regular rod Alexander Jaffery landing 42 trout in one day on a damsel with some amazing blue trout in the bag too!  To top off his amazing day he also managed to catch 2 orange tagged … Continue reading Week ending 18th February 2018 »

Week ending 11th February

Brown Rainbow Other Total
7 153 9 169

Average Weight: 3lb
Best Fish: 8lb 14oz Rainbow - James Koltan
Rod Average: 3.9

Notes

Cats whiskers, boobies and damsels have been taking most of the fish on Haywards Farm this week with those fishing an intermediate having the best success.  Congratulations goes to James Koltan who landed his personal best, a cracking fully finned 8lb 14oz rainbow trout taken on a concrete bowl.  The yellow tagged fish is still … Continue reading Week ending 11th February »

Week ending 4th February 2018

Brown Rainbow Other Total
7 147 15 169

Average Weight: 3lb 3oz
Best Fish: 10lb Rainbow - Simon Mann
Rod Average: 3.8

Notes

Another great week of fishing with most anglers having a lot of success. Best bags have come to naturals but lures have still had some success, fish are feeding hard on buzzers and nymphs and even been seen taking dries off the top. Floating lines have still been the order of the day with more … Continue reading Week ending 4th February 2018 »

Week ending 28th January 2018

Brown Rainbow Other Total
8 152 15 175

Average Weight: 3lb
Best Fish: 8lb 3oz Rainbow - Rodney Horner
Rod Average: 6

Notes

The fishery continues to shine despite some up and down weather. Nymphs have been doing the most damage with bags of up to 22 fish being taken on buzzer and damsels. Floating lines have been best with fish very active in the top 2-4 feet of the water. Anglers that keep on the move have … Continue reading Week ending 28th January 2018 »

Week ending 21st January 2018

Brown Rainbow Other Total
9 161 14 184

Average Weight: 3lb 7oz
Best Fish: 8lb Blue - Alexander Jaffrey
Rod Average: 8

Notes

Fishing on Haywards Farm Lake has continued to provide amazing sport this week with anglers catching up to 22 fish per rod!!  Youngster Alexander Jaffrey caught his PB blue trout, a fantastic specimen weighing 8lb on the button, on a damsel nymph fished on an intermediate line in testing conditions! The tagged fish is still … Continue reading Week ending 21st January 2018 »

Week ending 14th January 2018

Brown Rainbow Other Total
6 138 7 151

Average Weight: 3lb 5 oz
Best Fish: 8lb Blue trout - Jeff Brealey
Rod Average: 4.8

Notes

Fishing has been excellent this week with Paul Edwards catching a phenomenal  22 rainbows weighing up to 4lb, 1 brown and 1 golden trout weighing 5lb, with the majority of his fish falling to a static buzzer.  As well as buzzers and damsels small orange and white lures are also fishing well.    

Week ending 7th January 2018

Brown Rainbow Other Total
5 117 2 124

Average Weight: 3lb 1oz
Best Fish: 7lb 7oz Rainbow
Rod Average: 3

Notes

This week fish have been caught on a variety of methods with snakes, blobs and buzzers being most successful. The heavy rain has been greatly welcomed and the lakes have received a good top up of water.

Week ending 31st December 2017

Brown Rainbow Other Total
3 115 4 122

Average Weight: 3lb 3oz
Best Fish: 9lb Rainbow - Mr Cooke
Rod Average: 3.2

Notes

Buzzers fished static, just a couple of feet under the surface have been exceptionally successful this week with roving anglers certainly having the most success.

Week ending 24th December 2017

Brown Rainbow Other Total
4 102 7 113

Average Weight: 3lb 3oz
Best Fish: 8lb 13oz Rainbow - Steve Wilson (Buzzer)
Rod Average: 3.2

Notes

With Christmas approaching tomorrow many ladies and gentleman have taken a well earned break from the Christmas preparations and have spent a few hours fishing.  Fish have remained close to the bank in small shoals with many holding up on the main right hand bank with Duffer’s Point being a popular spot.  Buzzers remain popular, … Continue reading Week ending 24th December 2017 »

Week ending 17th December 2017

Brown Rainbow Other Total
6 118 9 133

Average Weight: 3lb 1oz
Best Fish: 10lb 2oz Blue - John Gallagher (Concrete Bowl)
Rod Average: 3.7

Notes

Fishing Haywards lake has been particularly rewarding for those anglers who have roamed the banks as the fish have been found in small shoals very close in.  Buzzers fished just 18″ below the surface have accounted for many of these fish this week which is surprising considering the cold weather.  For those looking to keep … Continue reading Week ending 17th December 2017 »