High water temperatures and low dissolved oxygen concentrations are always challenging conditions for salmonids and this year’s record summer temperatures have exacerbated the problem. Because of this, in the interests of fish welfare, we are closing Haywards Farm Lake with immediate effect. We apologise for any inconvenience caused but trust all our fisherman will understand … Continue reading Haywards Farm Lake, Summer Closure
With water temperatures creeping ever higher during the current heatwave conditions we are now running our aerators 24/7 and, thankfully, the fish remain fighting fit and the fishing excellent. However, to relieve stress on the return of captured fish in warm and less well oxygenated water, we are temporarily removing our catch and release facility. … Continue reading Summer Catch and Release Changes
We were delighted to welcome many of our neighbours from the Arlington Business Park to the Sportfish Game Fishing Centre on Wednesday 6th June for a fun-packed lunch. Rather than boring sandwiches or a salad we delivered a crash course in entomology, a fly casting lesson and a chance to catch a trout (and almost … Continue reading Arlington Business Park Fun Day
Our annual Christmas competition was held on Saturday 9th December and 22 competitors braved sub-zero temperatures on Haywards Farm Lake. Pegs were drawn at 10 am whilst enjoying hot bacon baps and even hotter drinks and at their first peg the anglers prepared hands for the icy water and, on the gun, started casting. It … Continue reading The 2017 Sportfish Fur and Feather Competition
More tiger trout arrive at the Sportfish Game fishing Centre!
Ten-year-old Luca Greenham landed a fabulous ‘Grand Slam’ from Haywards Farm Lake this week with a rainbow trout of 2lb 6oz, a blue trout of 2lb 8oz and a brown trout of 2lb 4oz. Luca presented a damsel pattern and fished from one of the fishery boats in the company of his father. Remember – … Continue reading Luca’s ‘Grand Slam’
Due to a cancellation our brilliant new Hobby Lake is unexpectedly available this weekend. If you would like to make a booking for either Saturday 10th OR Sunday 11th June (the lake is rested every other day, so it’s one or the other!) then please call us on: 0118 930 3860 or email us at: … Continue reading Last Minute Hobby Lake Availability – This Weekend!
Due to a private event, Haywards Farm Lake will only be open for fishing until 2pm on Sunday 18th June. A special morning ticket will be available at a reduced rate, please contact the fishery on 0118 930 3860 for further details. The onsite store will also close at 2pm.
With increasing numbers of anglers using the fishery we are beginning to find increasing amounts of waste line discarded on the banks. Consequently, we have positioned leader bins around the fishery for you to dispose of knotted leaders. Please be responsible and use them and help to maintain the welfare of the wildlife we enjoy … Continue reading Bin It!
Low dissolved oxygen has often taken the edge off the fantastic fishing on Haywards Farm Lake during the heat of the summer, so to ensure the fishery is in perfect shape this year we have now taken delivery of two purpose-built aerators to ensure the best possible mixing and oxygenation for the lake. The aerators … Continue reading New Aerators Installed in Haywards Farm Lake