Nick Clewlow reports from the annual Christmas competition, which brought outstanding results, despite some very grim weather. We were greeted with some extreme weather for the annual Sportfish Fur and Feather Christmas competition and our brave anglers started the day off with coffee and bacon rolls before venturing out into the rain and ice! Nothing … Continue reading The 2018 Sportfish Fur and Feather
To ensure sport over the Christmas and New Year holiday period is really rocking we have just topped up Haywards Farm Lake with a big consignment of stunning fish, including some cracking doubles – like the one pictured here with team member Nick Clewlow. Fishing on the venue is usually at its best during the … Continue reading Some big, bad new boys have just landed in Haywards Farm Lake!
FUR AND FEATHER Our annual fur and feather day takes place on Saturday 15th December. Arrive at 9am, fish from 10am to 3pm, and enjoy a festive day with plenty of mince pies and a huge array of seasonal prizes up for grabs. Tickets for the day are £40 (two fish and catch & release) … Continue reading 2018 Fur and Feather
Don’t forget that if you spend £100 or more in-store at the Sportfish Game Fishing Centre this month you can claim a 15% discount* Just quote SGFC November 2018 at the till and the team will apply the discount for you. *The offer is not valid in conjunction with any other promotion or discount and … Continue reading Get a 15% Discount this November
We were delighted to hand over the second £750 cash prize to John Perry yesterday, who caught the remaining big money tagged trout in Haywards Farm Lake. The two headline prize fish may now have gone but we are tagging and introducing another fish to start the competition rolling again – and there are also … Continue reading John Perry Nets the Second £750!
The reopening of Haywards Farm Lake last Sunday, 6th October, proved to be particularly profitable for venue regular Martin Thumwood, who bagged one of the two tagged trout in his haul of 15 fish and walked away with a cool £750. Martin fished a black blob to tempt the fish and is pictured here with … Continue reading The first £750 trout is out!
We regret that due to a private booking Haywards Farm Lake will be closed on Saturday 3rd November. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Haywards Farm Lake is reopening on Sunday October 7th 2018 as the water temperature is now dropping rapidly, oxygen concentration is increasing, and we have no fish welfare concerns. As demand on opening day is likely to be high, fishing will be available to the first 20 anglers who book in advance, either in-store or … Continue reading Haywards Farm Lake Reopens on Sunday 7th October
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