Catch Returns

Week ending 29th December 2019

Brown Rainbow Other Total
3 91 13 107

Average Weight: 3lb 14oz
Best Fish: 14lb Alan Wingate
Rod Average: 3.9

Notes

High water levels remain and the fishing is proving excellent with some very large fish being caught.  The largest was caught by Alan Wingate using a home tied fly call the “Wingate Wings”!  Fish are close in with the bank anglers out fishing the boats!

Week ending 22nd December 2019

Brown Rainbow Other Total
1 121 14 136

Average Weight: 3lb 13oz
Best Fish: 12lb Alan Tyson
Rod Average: 3.6

Notes

There is certainly no shortage of water here with Haywards Farm being at the highest level in many years.  The trout are feeding in the margins picking up worms coming up from the flooded grass with gusto!  Snake flies on intermediate lines are picking up lots of fish.  Have a great Christmas from us all … Continue reading Week ending 22nd December 2019 »

Week ending 15th December 2019

Brown Rainbow Other Total
0 131 16 147

Average Weight: 3lb 14oz
Best Fish: 4 x 10lb plus
Rod Average: 3.8

Notes

It really was an exceptional week‘s fishing with takes all around the lake and from the boats too with several anglers bagging six or more in a session with four double figure specimens recorded on the catch return cards. Our annual fur and feather match was a great success too, despite some horrible weather, we … Continue reading Week ending 15th December 2019 »

Week ending 8th December 2019

Brown Rainbow Other Total
0 52 5 57

Average Weight: 3lb 10oz
Best Fish: 10lb rainbow to Mike Webb
Rod Average: 2.3

Notes

Some serious wind and driving rain made for somewhat unpleasant conditions for some of the week but if you timed your visit to fit in with one of the windows of decent weather you could expect to catch fish. Snakes were the ‘go–to‘ pattern for the week, coupled with intermediate lines, but as always the … Continue reading Week ending 8th December 2019 »

Week ending 1st December 2019

Brown Rainbow Other Total
0 95 12 107

Average Weight: 4lb 1oz
Best Fish: 12lb 4oz to Micky Barnes
Rod Average: 2.5

Notes

As well as the usual riot of rainbows, plenty of blue trout were caught this week with Hare‘s Ears, Montanas, Dawsons Olives and Black Buzzers the flies of choice. It was also a great week for one angler as Christmas came early for Peter Martin when he netted our big cash tagged fish in Haywards … Continue reading Week ending 1st December 2019 »

Week ending 24th November 2019

Brown Rainbow Other Total
0 102 6 108

Average Weight: 3lb 14oz
Best Fish: 6lb plus
Rod Average: 2.8

Notes

Poor weather made for difficult fishing conditions this week but there are still a lot of cracking fish being caught with a few blue and rainbow trout showing amongst the usual rainbows. No double figure fish were reported, but there were a few 6lb plus fish showing, including the fish below, which fell to a … Continue reading Week ending 24th November 2019 »

Week ending 17th November 2019

Brown Rainbow Other Total
0 140 5 145

Average Weight: 3lb 10oz
Best Fish: 7lb 8oz
Rod Average: 3.0

Notes

The consistent winter fishing continues on Haywards Farm Lake with plenty of good–sized fish still being brought to the net, with a couple of fish weighing 7lb 8oz the best specimens for the week. After a week that was dominated by damsels, a whole variety of patterns scored this week with cat‘s whiskers probably the … Continue reading Week ending 17th November 2019 »

Week ending 10th November 2019

Brown Rainbow Other Total
0 162 5 167

Average Weight: 3lb 6oz
Best Fish: 12lb rainbow to P. Muir
Rod Average: 3.1

Notes

This was another good week, despite some challenging conditions, with plenty of fish caught including some of our newly–introduced tiger trout. The fish of the week was a cracker of 12lb to P. Muir that fell for a damsel pattern and was returned alive. Damsels of various variants were certainly the patterns to be on … Continue reading Week ending 10th November 2019 »

Week ending 3rd November 2019

Brown Rainbow Other Total
0 184 5 189

Average Weight: 3lb 14oz
Best Fish: 11lb 1oz
Rod Average: 4.0

Notes

It has been another very busy week on Haywards Farm Lake with lots of fish showing amidst some great buzzer hatches which, at times, has seen the lake just fizzing with fish. The Farlows team of Jonny Muir, Jack Gregorie and Ashton Pohl enjoyed some great sport last weekend with 14 fish between them. Mini … Continue reading Week ending 3rd November 2019 »

Week ending 27th October 2019

Brown Rainbow Other Total
0 177 7 184

Average Weight: 3lb 10oz
Best Fish: 8lb 12oz
Rod Average: 4.1

Notes

An excellent week here at the Game Fishing Centre saw plenty of fish being caught from both boat and bank and some of Hayward Farm Lake‘s newly–introduced tiger trout also put in an appearance. Snakes are the pattern to be on at the moment but a few fish are still falling for small buzzers presented … Continue reading Week ending 27th October 2019 »