We have been monitoring water temperature and oxygen saturation daily and are delighted to advise that we will be reopening Haywards Farm Lake for fishing with effect from Thursday 1st October. Rods are strictly limited to 15 per day to allow for adequate social distancing and fishing is from the bank only, we regret we … Continue reading Haywards Farm Lake Reopening
Please be aware that with effect from the week commencing 21st September 2020, the retail facility at the Sportfish Game Fishing Centre will be operating revised opening hours.
We have been continuing to monitor the water temperature of Haywards Farm Lake throughout the recent hot spell and now, despite our aerators working at full power, it has crept above the level at which we believe the oxygenation saturation is not sufficient to allow us to keep fishing and restocking. For this reason, we … Continue reading Summer Closure of Haywards Farm Lake
Following the successful reopening of Haywards Farm Lake fishery last month, Sportfish is pleased to advise the opening of the on–site retail facility in line with Government guidelines, at 9am on Wednesday 17th June.
On Sunday 10th May, Boris Johnson announced tweaks to the COVID–19 rules. The social distancing message remains crucial, everywhere, but fishing is permitted in England from Wednesday 13th May. As such, we have restocked Haywards Farm Lake and have reopened for fishing on a trial basis. It is imperative that the strict social distancing measures … Continue reading Haywards Farm Lake reopened for fishing on Wednesday 13th May
The Sportfish Game Fishing Centre is Temporarily Closed. The wellbeing of our customers and staff is of the utmost importance to us and the Game Fishing Centre is now closed until further notice. With appropriate safeguards in place, we continue to deliver the outstanding service our customers expect via our website and mail order facilities … Continue reading The Sportfish Game Fishing Centre is Temporarily Closed
KEEP ON FISHING! If you are not exhibiting adverse health symptoms, then social distancing by going fishing and enjoying some fresh air must surely be the best thing to do. Our message is: #keeponfishing Haywards Farm Lake remains open for business, is being stocked regularly with our incredibly fit and good looking trout, and is … Continue reading #keeponfishing
Sportfish has been monitoring UK Government and Public Health England guidelines throughout its planning of the Sportfish Show, scheduled for 16th/17th May 2020, given the nature of the current coronavirus (COVID–19) outbreak. The wellbeing of our visitors, exhibitors and staff is of the utmost importance to us and we have therefore had to take the … Continue reading The 2020 Sportfish Show is Cancelled but #keeponfishing
Despite the somewhat inclement conditions, timed mostly to coincide with the weekend when most of us are able to get out and fish, Haywards Farm Lake has continued to fish exceptionally well. Last week once again saw plenty of big, hard–fighting fish hit the net including this cracking 9lb rainbow taken by Mark Ilott on … Continue reading Mark Bags the ‘Money Fish‘
To ensure Hobby Lake remains in perfect condition throughout the year, the Game Fishing Centre team has been busy carrying out essential venue maintenance throughout the winter, despite the storms and adverse conditions! One of the more recent tasks has been to introduce netlon ‘sausages‘ of barley straw into the water, which will slowly begin … Continue reading Hobby Lake Update