Catch Returns

Week ending 8th March 2020

Brown Rainbow Other Total
3 147 15 165

Average Weight: 4lb 2oz
Best Fish: 12lb 8oz
Rod Average: 3.3

Notes

Well what a difference a day makes (or week) It certainly has been a great week for anglers with some more user friendly weather and some very hungry fish! Best bags have been well into the teens for several regulars and one particularly noteworthy bag included not 1 but 2 double figured fish just 5 … Continue reading Week ending 8th March 2020 »

Week ending 1st March 2020

Brown Rainbow Other Total
3 63 5 71

Average Weight: 3lb 2oz
Best Fish: 9lb 12oz
Rod Average: 2.2

Notes

As if we haven’t seen enough bad weather, the end of storm Dennis gave a couple days of “better” weather before the announcement of the third named storm in as many weeks. Storm Jorge didn’t live up to the predictions but did bring some very heavy rains and strong winds which did as expected keep … Continue reading Week ending 1st March 2020 »

Week ending 23rd February 2020

Brown Rainbow Other Total
3 91 0 94

Average Weight: 3lb 6oz
Best Fish: 11lb 8oz
Rod Average: 3.1

Notes

Another wet and windy week has seen some hard core anglers out and about on the fishery and those who braved the conditions were well rewarded. Several anglers recorded PBs over the 10lb mark and some great bags of up to 10 fish were banked with the largest fish pulling the scales to 11lb 8oz. … Continue reading Week ending 23rd February 2020 »

Week ending 16th February 2020

Brown Rainbow Other Total
0 112 7 119

Average Weight: 3lb 10oz
Best Fish: 9lb 12oz
Rod Average: 3.1

Notes

A wet and windy start and finish to the week with storm Ciara and then storm Dennis saw a busy middle part of the week with anglers trying to stay dry and not get blown away. Some great bags were taken, especially noted was for long time customer but first time angler here on Haywards … Continue reading Week ending 16th February 2020 »

Week ending 9th February 2020

Brown Rainbow Other Total
4 187 16 207

Average Weight: 4lb 3oz
Best Fish: 14lb
Rod Average: 6.3

Notes

A mixed week with the heavy winds that Storm Ciara brought towards the end of the week but the forecast saw anglers coming out in good numbers to try and get their fix before being blown off! Lots of bags of good numbers, possibly some of our highest ever since taking over the fishery, 2 … Continue reading Week ending 9th February 2020 »

Week ending 2nd February 2020

Brown Rainbow Other Total
3 112 11 126

Average Weight: 3lb 4oz
Best Fish: 9lb 10oz
Rod Average: 3.1

Notes

A mixed week of both weather and fortunes some anglers had great bags and found it relatively easy to catch, others struggled to get anything to the bank. The boats have still been out of commission due to the high water levels but we are hoping that the levels will drop enough to make getting … Continue reading Week ending 2nd February 2020 »

Week ending 26th January 2020

Brown Rainbow Other Total
2 140 14 156

Average Weight: 3lb 12oz
Best Fish: 11lb 4oz rainbow
Rod Average: 4

Notes

This week‘s catch return is prefaced by a comment from the Game Fishing Centre‘s manager, Jonno Randall, who said, ‘At the moment Haywards Farm Lake is fishing so very well that is is actually difficult NOT to catch!‘ As far as the fishing was concerned a few blues and tiger trout put in an appearance … Continue reading Week ending 26th January 2020 »

Week ending 19th January 2020

Brown Rainbow Other Total
4 127 16 147

Average Weight: 3lb 15oz
Best Fish: 11lb 8oz
Rod Average: 3.9

Notes

The fishery has seen a huge influx of water from both the heavy rain and the adjacent stream back filling the lake via Kingfisher Pond (the lake has risen by around 2ft). Sadly, Kingfisher and Haywards Farm Lake have now become one and some of the residents of Kingfisher have ventured out to the wider … Continue reading Week ending 19th January 2020 »

Week ending 12th January 2020

Brown Rainbow Other Total
3 74 11 88

Average Weight: 3lb 12oz
Best Fish: 13lb 3 oz
Rod Average: 2.1

Notes

Tougher conditions have seen some anglers struggle while others have had some bumper bags, plenty of really good fish being caught with some regulars recording several fish in around the 10lb mark. We have lots of big fish in the lake at the moment between 4 and 22lbs so come prepared to have your string … Continue reading Week ending 12th January 2020 »

Week ending 5th January 2020

Brown Rainbow Other Total
1 110 11 122

Average Weight: 3lb 14oz
Best Fish: 12lb 9oz Rainbow
Rod Average: 3.7

Notes

A mix of weather and new years back to work blues has seen angler numbers down a little but still plenty of fish being caught on all manner of methods, fish have remained high in the water and having been following flies right into the edge of the lake. The higher water levels have seen … Continue reading Week ending 5th January 2020 »