The fishery is nearly ready to go and will re-open Saturday 7th October. With conditions looking to improve as the week goes on, we’re getting ready for what we hope to be an awesome opening weekend! Booking in advance is advised, tickets are available by calling 0118 930 3860 between 9am to 5.30pm Monday to … Continue reading Fishery Re-Opening 7th October
Job title: Sales Advisor (Part-Time) Location: Reading Reporting to: The Manager, SGFC The Sportfish Game Fishing Centre is a retailer of high-quality fly fishing tackle, clothing and accessories based on a 50-acre site in Theale near Reading. The site consists of a retail store, two fly fishing lakes and a fly fishing school. We are … Continue reading We’re Recruiting
We are pleased to announce that we have installed a defibrillator on site here at the fishery. This is a portable life-saving device that can give a casualty’s heart an electric shock when it has stopped beating normally in a sudden cardiac arrest. By using a defibrillator before an ambulance arrives, you can significantly increase … Continue reading Defibrillator Now On Site
Unfortunately, due to increasing water temperatures and to preserve fish welfare, from today (28/6/23) the fishery will close until such a time that we can reopen. Our expert team will still be available Tuesday – Saturday for fly casting lessons and the Sportfish shop will remain open. Opening times.
A few months ago we sowed seeds to create a wild flower meadow at the fishery to attract bees and insects. We are very pleased to see them now in full bloom!
We are very pleased to support the Angling Trust Fishing For Wellbeing campaign as an approved event partner! Find out more: www.anglingtrust.net/getfishing/getfishingforwellbeing
Our very own Robin Elwes has been featured in the spring issue of Rural Life magazine talking about how he got into the sport of fly fishing, his 30+ years as an angling coach and what he loves so much about it. Find out more about tuition at the Sportfish Game Fishing Centre.
50 spartic trout have been released into Haywards Farm Lake. Included within the 50, 10 of the trout were each given an orange tag. Catch one and either snip it off (if on C&R) or bring the fish to us and claim a free day’s catch and release ticket on the lake! Tight lines!
Thank you to all 23 anglers who took part in Saturday’s fun Fur and Feather competition on Haywards Farm Lake. Congratulations to our winners, all six anglers who caught tagged fish and Ron Howard for catching the only spartic! 1st place – Rob Allan with 20 fish 2nd place – Stuart Stacy with 13 fish … Continue reading Fur and Feather Competition – Results
We have recently installed a number of platforms on both Haywards Farm and Hobby Lake as we continue to improve the fishery for all anglers. Currently we have one new platform on Haywards located on ‘Duffers Point’ and two further platforms located on Hobby Lake, with plans for more platforms to be installed.