2020 Latest Fishery News!

Breaking - 24th March 2020 - Fishery Now Closed!

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic and the governments latest legislation, we regret to announce that the fishery will be shut until further notice. We ask members not to visit the site for any reason whatsoever and continue to follow the guidelines set by the Prime Minister. Further announcements will be made in due course.
Keep washing those hands! Take care & stay safe.

Beauvale Lodge Camp Site - Our neighbouring Camp Site has also closed until further notice. During this period we will not be taking any future bookings.

Many Thanks

20th March 2020 - Weekly round-up!

What a week it has been outside the fishing world, it's just going from one extreme to another with very few positives in the media. Hopefully fishing can be that little, welcomed distraction that all us maggot drowners need.
We still await the first Carp capture of the campaign but it seems the Tench are very much on the prowl with several being caught over the last seven days. There have been a fair few sightings though in all four corners of the fishery.
Water clarity is improving by the day following some drier weather and that looks set to continue for the last leg of March.
There is great anticipation amongst the lads that the seasons first fish with hit the bank anytime now and we hope very much that is the case. We'll keep you posted!

Covid 19 - We have been asked on numerous occassions this week as to whether we will be shutting the fishery due to the coronavirus? At present the answer to that question is NO and we will continue to operate as normal until it is deemed unsafe to do so. There are plenty of swims to go at and lots of room in between. Please follow the governments guidelines and keep a 2m distance from fellow anglers. For us fishermen this social distancing/isolating should be the most tranquil and peaceful there can be. Please stay safe and remember to keep washing those hands, especially out on the bank! Further announcements will be made in due course.

Many thanks & Tight Lines

9th March 2020 - First sighting of 2020!

The campaigns first sighting was made over the weekend with a anglers witnessing a cheeky show out in open water. As of yet no captures have been reported but we're hoping to have some good news by the end of the month.
Warmer weather is expected breifly this week but it will bring high winds and heavy rain, just what we need!

Tight Lines

6th March 2020 - Light at the end of the tunnel!

Following a few ‘drier’ days on the fishery we are starting to see some improvement in water clarity. Levels have also dropped further as we now stand at around two inches.
Winds picked up again today with a new North-westerly pushing up towards the dam wall. It may not be the warmest of breezes but it goes a long way in helping dry out the land. Unfortunately the access points on the field side remain rather soggy and are a way off yet but it’s a start.
We were fortunate enough to see that rare fireball in the sky on Wednesday morning which really did emit some spring vibes! A few more days like that and I’m sure we’ll being seeing those dark silhouettes appearing in the shallows. I’ll be keeping an even closer eye on the notorious ‘warm-up’ zones over the coming weeks.
Story has it that the second half of March is to generate a fair bit of heat in the form of a mini heatwave, not ideal conditions for spring fishing but would be more than welcome to get things off the mark.

Tight Lines

27th February 2020 - Still a little damp!

With the month of Feb now coming to a close we can only hope that March brings us plenty of spring vibes following another week of gloomy weather. Activity has been nonexistent, even the small stuff has been hard to spot. Levels have again yo-yoed and we currently sit around four inches above normal.
There remains lots of standing water especially on the field side as we just haven't had long enough periods of settle weather for things to start drying out. Hopefully some finer conditions are on the horizon and a few of the lads can finally hit the bank for the first time this year.

Tight Lines

20th February 2020 - Lower Pond 'Out of Bounds!

In the wake of ‘Storm Dennis’, we have again been hit with serious flooding resulting in the Lower Pond becoming unfishable and is now out of bounds until further notice.
Despite winds reaching 50mph plus we survived them pretty well and haven’t sustained any serious damage for the second weekend running.
Water levels on Sunday peaked at nearly twelve inches which left some field side swims completely submerged.
Levels have since dropped to around four inches but these areas are going to take a fair while to recover and some access points along the bank will be affected for a short time.

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12th February 2020 - Storm 'Dennis' approching!

For any of the travelling members thinking of wetting a line this weekend, please be aware that the met office has issued severe weather warnings due to another big storm. The brunt of the storm is expected to hit midday on Saturday bringing heavy downpours and winds again in excess of 70mph. Please stay safe if you do intend to venture out!

Monday's snow has now cleared but has left both banks extremely wet with some flooding occuring on the field side. A bitterly cold wind has continued to batter the reservoir and not a single sign of life to be seen. It's going to take some time to recover from the recent conditions both on land and for our aquatic friends.

Tight Lines

10th February 2020 - Bizzare Weather!

Just 24 hours after taking an almighty battering from Storm 'Ciara', we have been treated to nearly two hours snowfall this afternoon. Despite the ground already being saturated it didn't prevent the snow from settling leaving us with a covering of approximately two inches deep. It truely has been a bizzare couple of days, just one extreme to another!
The fishery appears to have survived the winds reasonably well with just one large willow tree falling victim on the field side. Levels were up again on Sunday with gushing ditches and streams bringing plenty of colour back as the reservoir peaked at more than nine inches. It is safe to say we are pretty full but are going to need a little more room now for all the thawing snow!
At this stage we are expected to be hit with another storm at the end of the week but at present details are still a little sketchy. We'll keep you posted.

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4th February 2020 - 'Big' winds fail to produce!

Over the weekend we were forecast a weather front which for the first time this year had the potential to kick things off. Conditions have yoyoed for most of January so we were hoping some double-figured temperatures and a big south-westerly might just be the trigger. Unfortunately it wasn't to be despite a handful of lads hitting the banks in hope of luring an early chunk, it proved to be only the Tench interested in feeding. General activity has been minimal since we last reported fish showing around the midway point a fortnight ago.
We have endured further downpours since the weekend which has led to the reservoir colouring up heavily yet again. Levels have fluctuated between three & five inches, it sure has been a wet old winter!

Tight Lines

21st January 2020 - Pockets of life!

Still some cat ice knocking around at sundown today following a chilly couple of days. Temps are due to climb over the the next 24 hours with double figures possible by the weekend.
We have received reports of showing fish around the midway point. The periods of activity haven’t lasted long but is encouraging for the time of year.
The colour has again started to drop so we’ll have to see how long it stays that way.

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8th January 2020 - Welcoming 2020!

Welcome along to the 2020 campaign and news feed. Throughout the year you will find all the latest happenings on this page alongside our social media platforms which can be found at the bottom of the page via the links. We can wait for the season to get underway and we hope you enjoy it too!

Latest - It's been a relatively quiet first week of 2020. We've seen a few of the lads out trying their luck following some settled weather and a drop in colour. One member last week was fortunate enough to spot two shows out in the deep water, a big positive for the time of year. The wait begins, we'll keep you posted!
Tight Lines

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