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This is Paul Rothwell, a regular visitor to our holiday cottages with a super mirror carp.
This is four year old Ashton Davies who brought his Dad camping and fishing.  They had a great time.
Ashton with a lovely common carp from Rushcombe Lake.
This is Ashton's Dad, Lee with a lovely common carp. Lee and Ashton's fish were caught using a 5ft coarse rod with a 12 hook and  12lb line using spam for bait and a small stick float with plumb weight.
This is Harry with his first fish, a lovely common carp, caught from the Match Lake.
This is 9 year old Aidan Smith with his first super mirror carp caught from the North Pool on ledgered sweetcorn.
This is Thatchers Tackle's Tom Thick with a lovely 75lb bag of fish from the Match Lake on Saturday 1st March. Tom had 50lb of quality silvers including F1's, skimmers and fan tailed crucians, plus several carp caught long and in the margins.
Here's Steve Collins (also from Thatchers Tackle) with a super 50lb bag of carp and silvers from the Match Lake. Despite a hard frost in the morning, Steve caught on maggot and pellets at 13 metres.
Philip Bowden caught this beauty from the Hovis pegs of the North Pool.
Philip Bowden
Philip Bowden's son had his first fishing trip and caught this lovely fish on a single red maggot on size 18 hook from the Hovis pegs of the North Pool
Archie Bell with his first ever carp caught on the South Pool.  The fish was 5lb and Archie caught it using sweetcorn on light tackle.
Peter Webb with a nice 4lb carp from peg 28 of the Match Lake on his first time fishing.  He used a method feeder and artificial sweetcorn.
Mark Bellringer with part of a fantastic 216lb bag from peg 50 of Rushcombe Lake.
Adam Crago with a good sized double from Rushcombe Lake.
This is Jay Gore with a lovely ghost carp.
This is Mitchell Raymond with what looks suspiciously like a roach in our all carp Rushcombe Lake!
This is James Garner with his 132.5lb bag from peg 45 of Rushcombe Lake. He pole-fished to the far bank with a 5lb main & 4lb bottom line with a 16 hook and had carp to 10lb caught on luncheon meat over a bed of 4ml carp pellet.
Finley Gore fished with his Dad, Jay.
Jay Gore with a lovely 14lb common caught from peg 1 of the Carp Lake.
Mitch Davenport with a lovely ghost carp caught on double 8mm pellet.
Adam Chamberlain with a lovely 6lb 5oz common from Rushcombe caught on luncheon meat.  This fish was part of a 52lb bag - 17 fish in total.
Max Pickering with a nice 10lb common caught on soft halibut pellet from the Carp Lake.
Charlie Chapple with a nice common carp.
This is Charlie Chapple with another nice common carp.
This is Finley Gore, aged 3, with his Dad, Jay. Finley caught his first fish from Rushcombe Lake.
Here's Roger Reade with a lovely common carp from the North Pool which made up part of a wonderful 119lb bag caught using bread off the surface in January.
Bullocks regular Mitch Davenport caught this lovely 13lb common on a recent trip to the Carp Lake in really bad weather conditions.  Together with Ricky Seery they managed a total of 13 fish between them on pegs 20 and 21. All were caught on double 8mm halibut pellet with a pva bag of pellets.
This is Darren Newth with a lovely 16lb carp from peg 19 of the Carp Lake. Darren caught it on luncheon meat using a PVA bag with pellets to scatter some offerings around the hook bait.  In all Darren caught 8 carp including 3 doubles for a bag of around 65lb!
This is a fantastic 203lb bag that Roy Salmon had from Rushcombe Lake.  Roy had three separate nets of fish to make up this bag - they are only all together for the purposes of the photo!
This is Ella Avery on her first fishing trip with Dad Matt.  Nice fish!
Tyler Szmaglik with a 30lb+ bag caught on homemade paste over 4mm pellet and corn from the North Pool.
Jon Palmer with a super 115lb bag from peg 52 of Rushcombe Lake.
This is Max Pickering with a nice common caught on halibut soft pellet and method feeder.
Here's Billy Pring with another super common carp from Rushcombe caught on paste.
This is 12 year old Sophie Howe with a lovely 5.5lb carp from peg 9 of  the North Pool. This was her first ever fishing trip and she landed the fish herself. She caught it fishing 2 kernels of sweetcorn on a size 16 hook to nylon with a float over a hemp and 3mm pellet mix.
Billy Pring from Shirehampton with a nice common carp caught on paste from Rushcombe Lake.
This is 11 year old Jay Nolan with his Grandad fishing our Rushcombe Lake
This is Jack Wilkins aged 5 with his first ever fish.  Jack caught it proudly using his late Granfer's (Jon Wilkins) pole with a size 16 hook and a single maggot.
This is Billy Pring from Shirehampton with a nice common carp caught on bread from our Rushcombe Lake.
This is Mike Gist with a lovely common from peg 6 of the Carp Lake.  Mike used a 10lb line, a size 10 hook and a method feeder with soft strawberry 11mm pellets on a hair rig. He fished just out to the left of the island.
This is 9 year old Charlie Turk from Nailsea with a lovely fish from peg 22 of the Carp Lake on his first ever carp fishing trip.  This double figure carp was taken on bread and was the largest of the ten fish taken by him and his father on their outing.
Bob Rothwell, who stayed in our holiday cottages for the 8th year running this year, sent us this photo of a lovely 12.5lb carp from the Match Lake.
Here's another photo from Bob Rothwell, this time of a fabulous 67lb bag from Rushcombe Lake.
This is 9 year old Chloe Lane with her personal best carp from our Rushcombe Lake on her second time fishing.
This is Orie Billing with a nice common carp which he caught freelining on the surface with bread on the Carp Lake.
This is Jedd Billing with a nice common carp caught on maggot from the Carp Lake.
This is Daniel Parker with a nice 8lb mirror carp from the Carp Lake.
This is Greg Willis with a nice 4lb common from the island of the Match Lake - caught on turkey-flavoured catmeat.
Graham Large, a season ticket holder, with a lovely mirror carp - part of a 50lb+ bag caught on sweetcorn and paste on the hook from peg 21 of the North Pool.
This is Graham Large with a nice common carp caught from peg 21 of the North Pool - part of a 50lb+ bag.
Mitch Davenport fished the Carp Lake on 21st April and had 10 fish to just under 11lb - all caught on 8mm halibut pellet from peg 20.
Another lovely fish caught by Mitch Davenport on 21st April
This is Adam Ravn with a lovely ghost carp weighing in at around 10lb from our Carp Lake.  Adam was here camping with his Dad.
Here's a closer shot of the super Ghost carp caught by Adam Ravn.
This is Ade Jones with a super 5lb carp caught on sweetcorn from peg 21 of the Carp Lake.
Here's Mike Jones with a nice 8lb common carp from peg 2 of the Carp Lake - caught on sweetcorn.
Here's Jack Barry again with a fabulous 36lb bag from the Match Lake on New Year's Day 2012. Jack used a 16 hook, corn on a hair rig and double maggot on the hook.
A lovely 7lb carp from Jack's New Year's day bag 2012.
Jack Barry with one of our lovely new golden tench from the Match Lake.
This is Phil with Tom from Priory Fisheries with some of our fabulous new green tench.
Beautiful green tench for the Match Lake.
Phil putting new tench into the Match Lake
Phil and Ben with Jez from Priory Fisheries with our new bream
Some of our new bream.
More bream going into the South Pool
Bream in the South Pool
Phil with some of the cracking bream now in the South Pool
Here's Phil with some of our lovely golden tench.
Some of the beautiful golden tench now in the Match Lake.
This is Jemma Mullins who had a great day on the Carp Lake.  What a super fish.
This is John Moss, who fished alongside Jemma Mullins, with a nice fish from the Carp Lake.
This is a super bag of 16 carp from the North Pool caught by Jack Barry - the largest fish was 7.5lb.
Jack Barry with one of his 16 carp from the North Pool.
This is Mitch Davenport again with a beautiful 11.5lb common from the Carp Lake - one of 25 fish caught during a session with Ricky Seery -see next photo.  Their haul was around 150lb.
Here's Ricky Seery again with a lovely 8lb mirror carp from the Carp Lake.
This is Mike Jones with a nice common from peg 21 of the Carp Lake - caught on sweetcorn.
This is Ricky Seery with a lovely 12.6lb common from the Carp Lake.
Ricky Seery again with a nice 9.3lb mirror also from the Carp Lake.
Here's Mitchell Davenport with a lovely 11.4lb common from the Carp Lake.
This is Jason Gore with a lovely 11lb common carp from Rushcombe Lake.  This fish made up part of his record-breaking pleasure bag - details on the Rushcombe lake page.
This is Jade with a lovely fish from Rushcombe - great photo!
This is Jack Barry with just one of the 9 fish he caught in a 4 hour session using a feeder with 11mm pellet and a size 14 hook on the Match Lake.
This is Clive Hadley from Henley in Arden with just part of his magnificent record-breaking 305lb of fish from the North Pool in July 2011!
This is Felix and Ben with a 2lb carp from Rushcombe Lake - great photo.
This is Archie Scragg with a lovely common carp.  Archie is a regular visitor to our campsite.
This is Janice Partridge with a nice mirror carp - proving that you don't necessarily need to wear camouflage to catch a fish!
This is Sarah Page with her biggest ever fish caught from the Hovis pegs on the North Pool.  It took her 15 minutes to land it.
Here's Sarah again with another lovely carp.  She and Dad, Simon, used 16 hooks, 3.5lb line on float fished maggot.
This Simon Page, Sarah's Dad, with a nice fish from the North Pool.
This is a shot of Nick Selway's magnificent 120lb bag from peg 30 of Rushcombe Lake in July 2011.  Nick fished for 6 hours using home-made paste and a few pellets in the cup.  He even had time for a good breakfast in our cafe!
This is another photo of Nick's 120lb bag from peg 30 of Rushcombe Lake.
This is 5 year old Harry Parfitt from Yatton with his first fish, a lovely common carp from Rushcombe lake caught on softened pellet and a shortened pole.  Harry nick-named the fish 'Big bad Barry'!
This is Richard Hunt with a 7.5lb fish from the North Pool.  The Hunt family had a great time fishing and camping with us recently.
Matt Hunt with an 8lb fish from the North Pool
This is Liam Hunt with an 8lber from the South Pool
This is Joel Holland-Andrews with a nice 10.3lb carp from the Carp Lake.
Here's Ricky Seery again with a 9.5lb carp from the Carp Lake.
Some of the participants in the recent charity fishing match in aid of the Willow Foundation.
This is Dave Brown with a superb 18.5lb fish from peg 13 of the Carp Lake - caught on plastic corn.
This is Ricky Seery with a fabulous 115lb bag from the Carp Lake.
This Mark Procter with a lovely 10.5lb common from the Carp Lake - part of a 93lb bag, see next photo
Here's Mark with his 93lb bag.
Rodger Molyneux from Birmingham caught this lovely 39lb bag from peg 14 of the Match Lake tight to the bank on corn.
This is Andy with a lovely 8lb carp taken from peg 19 of the North Pool, tight to the island on corn.
This is Ricky Seery with a personal best 13lb common carp (part of a 50lb bag) caught on soft pellet from the Carp Lake.
This is Matthew Haythornthwaite from Lancashire with a lovely 18lb mirror carp from peg 5 of the Match Lake.
This is Emily, aged 4 (sister of Lucy - see photo below) with her first fish.  Super photo!
Sam Hutchings with one of the new specimen carp in the Carp Lake.
Here's Sam with another lovely carp.
This is our son, Ben, with a beautiful mirror carp which was delivered on 8th March 2011 to boost stock in the Carp Lake.
Weighing in the new arrivals
Ben with another super mirror
A fabulous common
Another lovely mirror
Another beautiful common carp.
This is Sam Hutchings with a lovey mirror carp from the Match Lake.
This is Joe McMahon with a lovely 35lb net of carp and goldfish from peg 2 of Rushcombe Lake.
This is a 14lb 6oz common carp - the largest ever to have been caught from Rushcombe Lake.  Judy Pickering was the successful angler using sweetcorn and 4mm pellet on peg 21.  What a super fish!
The next two photos are of Tony & Mac who had a great day on the end of the peninsula on the North Pool.  These are just two of their catch tempted by sweetcorn over liquidised sweetcorn.
This Paul McIntyre with a lovely mirror carp caught on single sweetcorn on the pole from the North Pool.
This is Jake Douglas with a lovely fish caught during the August Bank Holiday weekend.  Jake was camping here with his family and his friend Lewis.
This is Lewis Thomas with another super fish caught over the Bank Holiday weekend.
Lewis & Jake together.
This is Toby & Adrian Stevens with a lovely common carp from Rushcombe caught on only their second ever fishing trip.
This is 8 year old Brandon Steel with two of the cracking fish he caught on his first trip to Bullock Farm.  Brandon used 16mm pineapple pellet over a bed of scopex sweetcorn from peg 1 of the Carp Lake.  This fish weighed in at 8lb 4oz.
This beauty was 14lb 9oz!
This is Reece Garland with a lovely 9lb fish from the Carp Lake.
This is Danny Clayton with a lovely 12 pounder from the Carp Lake.
This is 14 year old Liam Wilde with a cracking 9.5lb common carp that formed part of a 50lb bag (13 fish) caught on halibut pellet on a feeder on peg 10 of the Match Lake.
This is Ben Hendy, aged 7, on only his 2nd-ever fishing trip with a lovely 9lb mirror carp from the Match Lake caught on sweetcorn.
Bob Rothwell sent us this and the next 3 photos in the gallery of the 5th consecutive year of the Manchester lads holiday.
Rafal also caught this beautiful tench from the Match Lake - also on corn.
This is Rafal Rybarczyk with a lovely common from the Carp Lake caught on corn.
This is Charlie Towner on only his 2nd day's fishing when he caught this beautiful 6lb 4oz common carp from Rushcombe lake.
 
He caught it using luncheon meat on a size 10 hook with his brand new quiver rod.
This is Luke Nix with the largest fish caught from Rushcombe Lake so far!  Luke caught this lovely 10lb common carp on the pole with a size 16 hook and luncheon meat from the margins of peg 5.  Luke finished up with a 90lb bag of fish.
Phil has caught his first fish from peg 28 of the Match Lake under the expert guidance of Shawn Kitteridge.  Phil estimated his lovely crucian was at least 10lb - I think he didn't have his glasses on and he wasn't using any scales!
This is 7 year old Joe Pocock with his first ever fish.
This is Steve, Joe's Dad, with his smallest ever catch!
This is Dan Connolly, aged 10, with an 8lb mirror on his first time fishing with his own rod using crab pellet.
This is Mark Proctor from Burnley who had a nice 30lb bag from Rushcombe during his camping holiday with us.
A close up of Mark Proctor's bag from Rushcombe.
This is Martin Jones' daughter who caught around 24 fish from Rushcombe using mainly maggot on a 3 meter whip and a light rig.
Reece Cleave, on his first-ever fishing trip, set up on peg 8 for a three-hour evening session. He fished a long pole with 4mm soft hooker and loose fed pellet over the top. The first fish taken was a beautiful 12lb mirror carp, then followed by a 7lb, 5lb, 4lb and a 3lb fish. The rig was a maver ut size 6 pole float with 5lb main and 3 pound bottom line with a 14 size hook. He managed to bag 31lb during his visit.
Andrew Cottom stayed in The Loose House recently and sent us this photo of this 9lb carp caught from peg 17 of the Carp Lake.
This is Rafal Rybarczyk with a beautiful 11lb carp caught with corn on the hook from the Match Lake.
This is Shawn Kittridge with a lovely bag of crucians from the Carp Lake.
This is Sharla and her Dad Rowan with a lovely 8lb carp from peg 8 of the Carp Lake.
This is Tom with a lovely common carp he caught during a holiday in our self-catering cottages with his Mum & Dad.
Phil & Ben with Chris from Framlingham Fisheries.
Roach and crucian carp supplied by Framlingham Fisheries Ltd being delivered into the Match Lake.
Roach and crucians being placed into the North Pool
This is Harry Moody's Dad with a lovely double-figured carp caught from peg 7 of the North Pool on spicy punched meat.
This is John Allison with his personal best 8lb commons caught on sweet corn from the Carp Lake.
This is the Whiteley family who stayed in one of our holiday cottages.
This is Marcus May with a beautiful 10lb linear mirror caught on float fished sweetcorn on the bottom from peg 13 of the Carp Lake.
Nick Wright, a self-confessed 'grumpy old man' wasn't quite so grumpy once he'd caught this lovely common.  Nick brought his family camping and had a great few days with us.
The Wright family camp.
Sam Wright with a lovely 10lber from peg 8 of the Carp Lake.
Matt Wright with a lovely common from the Carp Lake.
Martin Jones from Whitchurch caught this lovely bag of fish on Rushcombe Lake.
Caught by Rich Brown on carp lake with corn
Caught by Rich Brown on carp lake with corn
Rachael  Glew aged 14yrs with a 1 1/2lb carp caught on luncheon meat.
Mark Glew aged 13yrs with a common carp weighing 2lb again caught on bread flake floated on top.
Jack Glew aged 6yrs with a common carp weighing 2 1/2lb caught on bread flake floated on top.
Paul & Matthew Martin from Manchester had a great day fishing. All the fish pictured below were caught on a 12 Korum Quickstop hair rig with 2 pellets hair rigged in the middle of the lake from peg 21 of the Carp Lake.
Paul with his personal best of 12lb.
Matthew with his personal best of 10lb.
Lucy, aged 5, fished with her Grandad on Rushcombe Lake using single sweetcorn on a size 18 hook.
Jon from Hartcliffe with a 13lb13oz carp from the Carp Lake.  This was one of 12 caught on halibut pellet.
Fred Tysoe caught this lovely fish using a float, a size 12 hook on a 10lb line with luncheon meat fishing the margins of peg 19 of the Carp Lake.  It was one of 8 he caught in a bag of 35-40lb.
Harry Bailey, aged 12 from Hednesford in Staffordshire stayed with us on holiday with his grandparents.  Harry was fishing on a telescopic pole, 4lb line, a size 16 hook using size 10 elastic, with floating bread.  In a 5 hour session Harry landed 17 fish that totalled over 27lb.  Best of all was a fabulous 5lb common carp which, at the time was a new record for this lake.
Jon Palmer fished peg 8 of the North Pool on the pole with a 3lb line and size 10 hook.  He used bread flake to take carp to 7.5lb and had a fantastic total weight of 134lb beating his previous best weight of 132lb approx a year ago.
This is 7 year old Rosie who managed to bag 30lb of fish from Rushcombe Lake on her first attempt.  She was helped by her Grandad, Bill Davis.
Patrick Baker sent us this photo of his 7 year old son, Jack, who helped friend Ron to land this lovely 10lb common carp.
This is Shawn Kittridge with a cracking bag from the South Pool.  Shawn currently holds the record pleasure bag on the Carp Lake with 243lb.
A nice bag from Rushcombe Lake
Paul Farwell and his son Mark from Whitchurch had a superb day on pegs 6 & 7 of the Carp Lake. They both fished floating dog biscuit and ended up with a 56lb bag of carp all over 6lb. The largest was just over 10lb, Mark also caught a 9lb 5oz fish.
Mark Farwell
Martin Jones, of Whitchurch in Bristol, fished peg 20 of the Carp Lake recently.  He fished to the reeds on the island on the pole with a 12 hook and 5-6lb line with chick peas.  His fish ranged from 4lb to 6lb giving him a nice bag of around 31.5lb.
Martin Jones
Joan Barratt from Stotfold in Hertfordshire, recently stayed in the Six House.  Joan had never fished before and was delighted to land this beautiful 5lb 12oz mirror carp on her second attempt.  Joan fished the North Pool using a roach pole.
This is Luke Nix who fished Rushcombe Lake on the pole using spam as bait to catch this fabulous 40-50lb bag of fish.
Rowan Northcott from Bedminster in Bristol sent us this photo of his personal best 13lb mirror carp caught from peg 21 of the Carp Lake. He caught it float fishing on an 8lb line using luncheon meat on a size 10 hook.
James Benoy from Dunball, near Bridgwater, had a lovely 11lb of carp and goldfish from the Rushcombe Lake:
This is Chris Dring with a fabulous 7.5lb common carp from the North Pool.  Chris, who is an Aerospace fitter, came fishing for the first time in 44 years!  He used worm with no other feed, a 16 hook and 6lb line out in open water.
Barry Dring, a retired aircraft fitter from Avonmouth, caught this lovely 8.5lb common - his personal best. He caught the fish on marine halibut pellet pre drilled with a six 14 hook on a hair rig to 4lb hook length from peg 17 of the North Pool.
This is Hartcliffe & Withywood Angling Club.  Josh Britt, aged 12, caught a personal best 8lb 8oz mirror carp on the pole with a 2lb line, size 16 hook and single sweetcorn.  Frazer Spice, aged 12, also caught his personal best – a 7lb 8oz mirror carp, again on sweetcorn. Chris Richards caught a 10lb 8oz mirror with a rigged size 12 hook using a small luncheon meat/sweetcorn combination.  He passed this tip on to Luke Parnell, aged 12, who went on to catch his personal best 7lb 8oz common.
This is 5 year-old Sharla with her first ever fish from Rushcombe Lake.  With a little help from Dad, Rowan, Sharla used maggots over micro pellets on a size 16 hook, 4lb line and had a fish almost every chuck.  It was a great day for both of them.
Nathan Baber, aged 12, is a Bristol City ball boy and so can do no wrong as far as Phil is concerned!  He had a great day fishing on peg 3 of Rushcombe Lake taking 226 fish to 1lb with a total weight of 36lb.  Nathan used a 16 hook on a 4lb line with pellet over pellet fishing to the inside left margin.   He was accompanied by his godfather, Lionel Chidzey who caught a very respectable 21.5lb of fish - 60 in total.
We were delighted to welcome the NFA Disabled national match fishermen to our venue in October 2008. Even though the match was fished in bright sunlight by anglers unfamiliar with the lake, 35lb was the winning weight.  Everyone weighed in and there were excellent back up weights.  The match was organised by Steve Nethercott and sponsored by Jeff and Ann from The Fishing Man Tackle Shop in Highbridge.  Their daughter, Stephanie presented the winning trophy.
Jason Ashley sent us these super photos of his daughters Kimberley (8.5) and Caitlin (5.5) on their first ever fishing trip.  They caught using maggots in the margins of Rushcombe Lake on Easter Sunday afternoon.  This is Caitlin.
Jason Ashley sent us these super photos of his daughters Kimberley (8.5) and Caitlin (5.5) on their first ever fishing trip.  They caught using maggots in the margins of Rushcombe Lake on Easter Sunday afternoon.  This is Kimberley.
This is Dave Townsend from Weston super Mare who caught his personal best 11.5lb mirror from peg 5 of the Carp Lake.  He was on a 4lbs line and size 10 hook and fished to the inside right margin.  
Liam Moore and Ryan Wilcox caught a total of 42.5 lb of carp from the Carp Lake including fish of 8lb, 7lb, 6.5lb, 5lb, 4.5lb and 2.5lb using luncheon meat.
This is Dave Young, big brother of one of our season ticket holders, Ted, with a beautiful 8.5lb common caught on the 'Hovis' peg of the North Pool.  Dave used a 14 hook with soft pellet bait out in open water
Jim Shadbolt of Bradley Stoke sent us photos of his son Ben's 1st ever fishing trip (see the photo gallery on the website).  Ben is 5 years old and had a fantastic day catching 3 fish in his first 15 minutes.  In total he managed 20+ fish during a 4 hour session with a size 18 hook with single maggot, 3lb line and loose-fed maggot.  Between the two of them they collected a mixed bag of fish, nothing big but plenty of them (around 50 in total).
The Locker family from Essex sent us this great photographic record of their holiday here at Bullock Farm.
Max Lamprey, aged 13 from Bristol, fished the Carp Lake for the first time to take a personal best fish of 15lb from peg 6.  He fished half way out tight to the reeds on a hair-rigged piece of pepperami on a size 6 hook to a 12lb line and a 15lb hook length.  His previous personal best was 11lb and he also bagged a 7lber and 3 other smaller fish.
Gary Hutchings of Clevedon sent us this great photo of 10 year old Jake with his very first fish, a nice common carp of around 3lb, caught just half an hour into his first fishing trip.  Jake used a single white maggot on a size 16 hook, 3lb line float, fishing over a small handful of maggots as loose feed from peg 17, fishing in open water half way to the island of the North Pool.
Well done to Bullock Farm regular, Les Headington, who, whilst targeting the specimen carp in the Carp Lake with spam, a size 6 hook and 10lb line; was surprised to catch his personal best tench of 4.5lb.  
We received these photos from Matt Shutt (who lives in North Bristol and works for Avon & Somerset Police) who had a great day fishing with his mate Mike Kehoe.
Albert Wood, who is retired, caught this personal best 12.5lb linear mirror from peg 12 of the Match Lake ledgering on a rod and line with luncheon meat over groundbait with a 14 hook and 7lb line, out in open water.
Philip James, a ground-worker from Congresbury, caught a beautiful 8lb linear mirror from peg 1 of the South Pool fishing sweetcorn over groundbait.
Postman Ryan Bowerman from Henbury in Bristol had only been fishing for about a month when he visited us to fish on the carp lake.  He had a great day and amongst his haul were two fish at 7lb, one at 8lb, one at 9lb and two at 11lb which was a personal best.  Here he is with one of the 11lbers.
Antonio Mauro, from Bristol, sent us these super photos following a great day fishing.  During a 12-hour period (from 6am - 6pm) he caught 29 fish, ranging from 2lb to 15lb including 2 at 12lb and 2 at 8lb. Antonio fished with meat on the ledger and bread and dog biscuit on the top, from peg 20 on the corner of the island and with bread and biscuit and ledgered meat on the island on the other side.
Louis Barlow from Bristol fished the Carp Lake.  These fish were caught  with corn over corn and meat over finely chopped meat.  The largest of his haul was 14.5lb.
Louis girlfriend caught her first ever carp landing a lovely 6lb common!
Len Selman, a retired director from Yatton, recently fished peg 20 using luncheon meat over sweetcorn, a size 10 hook, 10lb line, close to the island to take, amongst others, this lovely double-figured carp.
Shaun Collins a Field Service Engineer from Bradley Stoke, caught this beautiful 14.5lb mirror on 23rd October 2007 using a piece of cubed bacon grill from peg 4 of the Carp Lake in the margins.
Wayne Chapman, from Hartcliffe in Bristol, caught this beautiful tench from the Match Lake on a 16 hook and single sweetcorn.  It was a 5lb personal best for Wayne.
Mike Barber sent us this great photo of his Uncle Reg, 88 years young, who caught this twelve and a half pounder on the North Pool on 6th September 2007.
Tony Coombe of Clevedon brought his 13 year old son Tom fishing to Bullocks Farm on 24th August 2007. He fished from peg 6 on the carp lake, was feeder fishing and used corn on his hook. Throughout the day he was catching 6lb and 7lb mirror carp. At about 2.30pm he caught a 12lber, which is the biggest fish he has caught. Tony and Tom only took up fishing just over a year ago and were kind enough to say that Bullocks is an ideal location for them.
Richard Latham sent us this great photo of his son Robert with the 8.5lb mirror carp he caught from the North Pool.  Robert is 11 years old, from Portishead, and has only just taken up fishing.  Earlier in the session he caught a 3lb common carp, his first fish of any size, following up with this beauty. Robert was fishing with luncheon meat on a size 14 hook, 6lb line and legering in open water. As Richard says "the look on his face says it all".
Thomas Williams, aged 10, told his Dad, Pete, he wanted to try his hand on the Carp Lake as a change from the North Pool.  He managed to catch his best fish ever - a 9.5lb mirror from peg 14.  He also sent us these pictures of two lovely 8lbers caught from peg 10, using luncheon meat float-fished on a size 10 hook.  As his Dad says “despite the nervous smile, he's as happy as a Bristol City fan in the championship!”. 
Here's Blake White, aged 15 from Failand near Bristol with a beautiful common carp from peg 19 of the Carp Lake.  He fished tight to the reeds with luncheon meat ledgered on a size 6 hook over hemp.
Sajjad Gani, aged 15, sent us this pictures is of an 11lb 9oz mirror carp. He caught it from peg 7 of the Match Lake using floating bread.
Ryan Pople, aged 7 years and 9 months with a lovely 11lb 2oz fish.
Ian Arthurs:
"Had a cracking day, caught 20 good decent sized carp (8 - 10lb) from the North pond. All caught of small pieces of meat fished in the margins, over pellet. Took my friend Fred Barber with me Carp fishing for the first time, and here's a pic of the first carp he caught".
Paul Cooper, Jordan Cooper & Tom Burton fished on the carp lake using strawberry luncheon meat. Here are a few of the fish they caught
Jason Ashley with a lovely 8lb ghost koi from peg 8 of the Carp Lake caught on dog biscuit off the surface. He also had several more mirrors and commons ranging from 5-7lb.
Dad (of Jason Ashley) caught a 7lb mirror on light tackle and centre pin reel - well done Dad!
Theo Moulsdale from Brislington in Bristol with some super fish from the South Pool
Russell Oliver, retired builder from Bristol, caught a beautiful 9lb 3oz common on his favourite peg 16 of the North Pool.
Russell Oliver with a lovely 16lber from peg 13 of the Carp Lake which made up part of a 100lb+ bag - his personal best.
Ian Hughes of Weston super Mare fished on the North Pool and caught over 60lb of carp, crucians and fantails caught on a bitterly cold day.
Brothers Shane & Scott McLoughlin from Bristol fished pegs 5 & 6 of the Carp Lake and caught 11 fish, all over 8lbs in weight.  Scott's biggest was a 15lb 8oz mirror and Shane's biggest were 13lb 4oz & 11lb 6oz mirrors.  The brothers fished close to the island with 10lb line and 15lb hair rig - all the fish fell to luncheon meat on the hook and they fed sweetcorn and hemp.
Aardman Animations filming a Hovis advert on the North Pool
Aardman Animations making the Hovis advert on the North Pool
Aardman Animations making the Hovis advert on the North Pool



  • Bullock Farm was voted as one of the 50 fisheries you must fish by Angler's Mail and 
  • in the top 100 fisheries by the Angling Times!  Sunday carvery in The Lambing Sh
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