2018 Latest Fishery News!

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15th February 2018 - Is it spring yet?

Well what another horror week of weather we've endured on the fishery, there is no wonder why our residents have remained in hiding. To be honest, it hasn't been much more appealing for us anglers either after being treated to horizontal sleet & snow, bitter winds and heavy frosts throughout. According to forecasters we're turning a corner over the next few days as it appears a very welcome dry spell is heading our way. Temperatures are also set to rise to near-on double figures by early next week which should hopefully trigger some life into the place. Zigs & shallow water fishing are the most likely approaches to tempt a bite at present. Best of luck lads!

Now seeing as it's a Thursday, here's a throwback to the time before it all began. A drained reservoir in the mid-nineties prior the fishery opening. The first three photos are mainly of the Dam wall & looking out over 'Peg 1' whilst the fourth shows some of the potential underwater snags.

Credit to a couple of our members for the photos.

Click to enlarge:

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8th February 2018 - Ice Update!

Despite temperatures dropping to as low as -3 over the past couple of nights we have been fortunate enough to evade any significant freezing. Cat ice has formed at both ends of the fishery and in the margins of the field side but the winds from sunrise have pretty much cleared all areas in no time at all.
We also received word of a little activity down in the 'Shallows' Wednesday afternoon. A couple of mid-double Commons were spotted soaking up a few rays by one of the islands. The 'Shallows' are definitely worth a bash if you fancy a quick day session over the next few weeks as they seem to be responding really well to short periods of sun.

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2nd February 2018 - More mid-week action!

It has been another encouraging week on the fishery after we were again treated to some brief activity in a couple of locations. Reports of movement first came through on Tuesday when a member saw fish showing out in open water approximately half way down the wood side bank. The second lot of sightings were similar to that of last week down in the shallow regions of the 'Reserve', again only a select few fish were seen but this time they were grubbing! Unfortunately, we're looking at a real cold spell over the next 7 days or so which is likely to set us back a little. Nevertheless we'll keep you up-to-date on all things happening, especially any hindering ice. Best of luck to all heading out this weekend!

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26th January 2018 - Fun in the sun!

In a week of which we have seen our fair share of snow, been destroyed by yet another storm and even considered building an ark, we finally witnessed a little movement on the fishery Friday afternoon. A rare appearance from that yellow fire ball in the sky soon drew a number of our recently elusive residents down into the shallows of the ‘Reserve’ for a couple of hours. For the handful of fish that were present, feeding certainly wasn’t high on the agenda as they mainly sat basking amongst the murky depths but it sure was great to see for late January. This news will no doubt be a huge confidence booster for the lads who have been plugging away over the last few weeks. It’s amazing what magic a little winter sunshine can produce, get those zigs out folks!

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18th January 2018 - Taken another battering!

Unfortunately there is again little to report from this last week on the fishery.The only movement we have to share is that from Thursday afternoon when lots of small fish were seen topping between 'Dugout' & 'Muds'. There were no obvious signs of any larger species being present but as you know, you don't have to see them in order for them to be there. The activity came after another storm battering Wednesday evening when winds locally were in excess of 60mph. Earlier this week we also woke to a covering of snow which didn't hang around too long but that combined with some torrential downpours have accounted for the levels rising even further. This also means that clarity remains extremely poor. Springs on the way folks, Promise!

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10th January 2018 - Little life!

It comes as no real surprise that we've endured a quiet start to the new campaign despite holding off the ice for the duration. Bouts of poor weather are largely to blame for the lack of life both in and out of the water. The reservoir has taken on a fair amount of water in that time so levels have risen a few inches and the chocolate brown colour remains.

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3rd January 2018 - Storm brings colour!

Happy new year all!

Over the last 36 hours we've taken a good old battering from the latest seasonal storm, Eleanor. With the winds at their peak we saw surf like waves hammering down the reservoir whilst the heavy downpours left streams and ditches gushing. All this has led to a real heavy colour developing on the fishery, something we've not seen in quite a while. As many of you may already know, in times past these conditions during the cooler months have been known to spur-on a few of our residents. Unfortunately it seems the chances of bagging an early January fish may be short lived as an 'arctic' front is forecast to sweep down from the north this coming weekend. Hopefully we can again keep the ice at bay. Best of luck to all those braving it!

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