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Our new website is now live! We have spent the last few months updating and refreshing the content and style of our website and also making it mobile responsive so it will be much easier to browse through it on your mobile phone and tablet. We’d like to thank Alistair Whiteley for the web design, Jamie Dodd for the superb photography and Phil Wiseman for the great drone footage and video which can be viewed from the homepage. Let us know what you think...
Record-breaking pleasure bag from Rushcombe Lake!
Tim Hadland has had a few great sessions here lately but on Wednesday 19th April 2017 he caught an amazing 245.35lb of fish from peg 30 of Rushcombe!
Tim fished 3 ways: on a long pole (13) meters to the far bank with corn and pea-sized paste on a size 16 hook over micro-pellets in only 10 inches of water to have the biggest fish of the day at 9lb. When it slowed down he went down the inside margin on a size 14 hook, 2 foot from the bank with a fish here and there. But what caught him more fish than he expected was a 15 gram method feeder casting 2 meters short of the far bank in deeper water with micro-pellets and banded pellet and corn as a change bait that worked. He used a size 18 hook and 3lb bottom with a 6lb main line.
Tim estimates he had 170lb of small fish from 4oz to 2lb and around 75lb of larger fish between 3lb and 9lb. His bait was half a tin of sweetcorn and 1kg of micro-pellets.
A tip from Tim is never to take your eye off your rod as he had lots of bites from fish around the 1lb mark and very nearly lost his rod!
NEW STOCK HAS ARRIVED!
Thursday 9th March 2017 was a lovely, sunny spring day - ideal to introduce some beautiful new carp. Approximately 1,500 fish were delivered from Staffordshire: 1,000 have gone into Rushcombe Lake and the remaining 500 into the North Pool. They are a mixture of common, mirror and linear carp and are in superb condition. They are already stirring things up - bring some pellets! Photos on our gallery.
We had an interesting day on 21st September 2016. The Environment Agency asked if they could put some traps into the lakes to see whether we had any invasive or unwanted species. The traps were put in place and then retrieved the following morning. We're very pleased to report that we didn't find anything we didn't want or shouldn't have! What we did find were lots of beautiful little roach, some stunning little linear mirrors and perch - all in really great condition. Fish for the future! Photos of what went on can be viewed on Facebook - click here and please 'like' our page.
It's so nice when customers take the time and trouble to let us know that they've enjoyed their stay with us so, we're delighted to have found this in our visitors' book in the Loose House.