Late Spring, or, is it nearly Summer?!
News: After almost two months of lockdown, we are delighted that we have now been able to re-open all the lakes for pleasure fishing. During the enforced closure we’ve keeping on top of the maintenance and have completed a project on the North Pool remodelling the far bank nearest the campsite. We have to say that the lakes look particularly lovely at the moment and the fish haven’t read our announcement about social distancing - there are some absolute beauties coming out*!
If you’re back fishing for the first time since the lockdown ended, please just take a moment to read through the few new measures we’ve introduced to try to keep everyone safe before you arrive by visiting this link: Fishing
We've been receiving some great photos too - all the names with asterisks below appear on our website gallery.
Match Lake: Otto Reade* caught three stunning fish all free-lined off the surface. Also sending us some super carp photos were Jordan Griffiths* and friend Nico*.
Rushcombe Lake: Colin Dunn from Bristol sent us this nice report “I fished peg 42 and caught 13 carp to 6lb for just over 40lb fishing on the pole from far bank margin with a 4lb line, 14 hook and, luncheon meat. My son, Ryan, fished peg 41, had 2 carp, one 6lb 8oz common with same tactics but he lost about 8 fish. It was very difficult to present the bait naturally due to strong wind but fished very well for the time of year and wind conditions and the addition bright sunlight.. Look forward to coming back soon. Colin and Ryan.”
Mentions also for Tom Rose*, visiting us for the first time, fishing the top of the island which has generally been underfished, he sent us some great photos and Richard Perrett* had a nice bag of carp to 2lb from peg 12.
Carp Lake: Some nice doubles coming out here – luncheon meat on the bottom or bread on the surface (the size of a £1 coin is the optimum size) are working well. All areas are producing. Not just for social distancing reasons but for fishing reasons in general – spread out!
North Pool: is showing off its lovely Mediterranean blue colour (to suppress the milfoil weed which arrives from time to time)! Fishing here for the first time was Katie Williams* along with boyfriend Dominik* catching some lovely carp on a size 10 hook with spam. They’ve already made a repeat visit.
South Pool: is fishing well and proving popular with all ages. The youngsters seem to be doing particularly well. Megan De Lancey* beat her Dad, Mark, catching 14 fish to his 5! Ella Pitman* caught a nice common freelining bread on the surface, then made a return visit to take another using the same tactics. George*, aged 7, also had a super common from here.
Tiffin Café: are offering takeaway drinks only at the moment but 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.