Early Autumn 2021
News: lots of weed has been removed from the North Pool and Carp Lake since our last report. We’re planning more work later in the autumn but both these lakes are now very fishable again. Our thanks to Aquatic Solutions UK & Benedict Simmons Landscaping for a job* well done!
Match Lake: Ada (7)* and Dad, Liam*, had a wonderful day on the double peg just across the bridge on here and sent us a great report along with some lovely photos of their trip. In their words: “Ada came armed with her brand new 3m pole and float-fished a single red maggot an inch from the bottom, a tactic she would later describe as ‘devastating’.
After 12 hours, Ada only stopped as she had run out of maggots (and she was hungry). She used a tally chart to keep track of the species she caught. Ada caught a total of 42 fish but her favourite was a beautiful bright-green tench that came to say hello just as the sun was setting. When Daddy wasn’t on unhooking duty, he also managed to bag himself a handful of mirror and common carp, by floating a crust off the surface and ledgering a cube of luncheon meat in the margins. Thank you Bullock Farm for a beautiful day!”
Rushcombe Lake: Craig Prendergrast* was kind enough to say that we offer “top quality fishing at a great price” following a good day on peg 31. Craig landed 52lb of carp to 8lb with luncheon meat on a size 16 hook to 0.17 line fishing to the far side bank on the pole with a number 13 elastic.
Darryl Galbraith* also had great results in a 3-hour evening session. Darryl fished mainly down the nearside margin using paste fished over a couple of balls of groundbait and caught 27 carp with an estimated total weight of around 120lbs. He also had a lovely perch that fancied a bit of paste.
North Pool: Charlie*, Harry & Dave Burrows (7¾, 5½ & 47¾ respectively) camped and fished with us for a couple of days. They fished this lake on day 1 and had 10 fish in 1½ hours. They returned here the next day and had another 15 fish up to 8lb. All the fish were caught with ledgered meat on size 12 to 10 hooks. In total, over their whole trip they had 30 fish between them on various lakes.
South Pool: Lee Sparey and daughter, Lola* describe themselves as novice fishermen but they had a great session on the South Pool. Very shortly after casting out, Lola had the first fish of the day - her first silver bream, shortly followed by Lee with his first ever silver bream. They also caught roach, more silver bream and a few perch. They fished through until 7pm and between them caught 39 fish.
Charlie* (see North Pool) had 2 lovely carp up to 7lb which was his personal best.
Carp Lake: keeping it in the family, Darryl Galbraith’s father in law, Mick McKee* caught a beautiful tench in here recently.
Joe Bryant fished with son Alex (13) with Alex catching 3 lovely carp in a 3-hour session. It was his first time using a rod and reel along with a bite indicator - he'd previously fished on a pole.
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