News: It’s been so nice to welcome so many of you back to the bank since lockdown eased back in May. We’ve had a lovely mix of familiar faces, people who haven’t picked up a fishing rod for many years and families introducing children (and parents!) to fishing for the very first time. And thank you all for continuing to adhere to the new measures we’ve put in place to try to keep everyone as safe as possible, visit the Fishing page of our website for a reminder.
A huge thank you also to those of you who have rounded up their fishing fee to contribute to ‘The Big Shave’: our eldest son, Dom, shaved his head and beard to support a very worthy charity, ‘Cancer52’ which supports and raises awareness of rarer cancers. Thanks to your generosity we have so far been able to contribute £305 plus a further £123 ready to go. To view his video, visit the ‘Big Shave’ item on the news page of our website.
Match Lake: Regular, Craig Owen*, from Bristol fished alongside the building on this lake and had a nice bag of skimmers using soft pellet and bread with micro-pellet as feed. Thomas & Teddy Rugman* caught a lovely common on pellet along with lots of bream and roach on maggot and pellet.
Rushcombe Lake: Craig (mentioned above) brought Dad, Mike*, along with him on another occasion to catch his first ever carp. Waggler tactics with bread flake did the trick and, according to Craig, he's now totally hooked on this sport – pun intended! Also with Craig was Terry* who caught a perfect condition mirror carp on a method feeder with 8mm pellet from the margins.
Charlie* had a super carp caught on a feeder with luncheon meat and homemade strawberry ground bait. Riley Carroll*, looking every bit 'the part', came along with his Dad Mitch for his first fishing trip and a great time catching 5 fish in a three hour session, all with sweetcorn on the bottom.
Steve* & Debbie Scott sent us a lovely e-mail telling us how they’ve rekindled a lost passion (for fishing!) and have enjoyed their ‘little piece of paradise’ sitting on Rushcombe Lake with some sweetcorn, a loaf of bread, a tin of luncheon meat and two garden chairs catching lots of carp.
Carp Lake: Having success on here were Josie Smith* with her first ever fish using a method feeder with groundbait & sweet corn, sweet corn on hair rig on the hook and Shaun Andrews*.
North Pool: Paul & Dylan Bennett* fished this lake catching lots of silvers, and a ‘bonus’ carp - all on the pole, size 18 hook and single or double red maggot.
South Pool: Steve Pitman and daughter Ella returned to fish here again catching several carp in a 4-hour morning session. A smashing common was the pick of the bunch almost beating Ella's ‘Personal Best’.
Tiffin Café: are now open with outside seating areas - click this link to their website for up to date information: Tiffin Cafe at Bullock Farm or call them on 01934 833125.
*Photo on our website gallery.