2020 Latest Fishery News!

20th September 2020 - And we're back on it!

The Carp have really knocked it up a gear over the last the last few days. The biggest news from the weekend is the capture of 'Unknown' for the first time in nearly twelve months! She was taken part of a seven fish haul which included another of our A-Team members! Well in lads, let the fun commence!

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19th September 2020 - We now accept carp payment!

We are pleased to announce that our camp site & fishery now accept card payment! No need to worry about carrying cash, especially in the current climate nor concerns about making a bacs transfers. Now just hassle free!

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18th September 2020 - 'Crystal Rose'!

Earlier this week we saw one of our 2018 VS Fisheries stockies grace the bank for the first in more than a year. We only have one capture record of the fish from when it was caught back in May 2019 at 10lb 7oz. On Monday Afternoon the six summers old Scaly mirror swung the dials round to an incredible 19lb! Since being stocked at 9lb 4oz in December 2018 this fish put on nearly 10lb in 21 months, mind-blowing growth! To say we are happy with the progression of these fish is an understatement. You can see why these fish are a massive attraction to anglers up & down the country. They have an exciting future ahead!
Please continue to let us know if you've caught one recently or are lucky enough to land one in the near future.

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16th September 2020 - REMINDERS!

Covid-19 Policy - Can I please remind all members that there should be no more than three anglers in a swim at any one time. Social distancing MUST be followed right throughout your stay along with the use of common sense and safe angling practice.

There should also be NO unauthorised guests on site for any reason whatsoever.
Non-angling guests MUST be from the same household only. I.e Partner & Children. No other guests are permitted.
Anyone found guilty of breaching these rules will be asked to leave and face a indefinite ban.

Speed Limit - The speed limit through the farm yard and across the field is 10MPH maximum. Over the past couple of weeks a small minority have been travelling through the yard and across the fields at much greater speeds. This is not at all acceptable and extremely dangerous. Again, anyone caught speeding in these areas WILL lose their ticket there and then, no questions asked. You have been warned.
ONLY members should be using the access through to the field side.

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14th September 2020 - Action on the up!

The last seven days have been really up & down but it now appear the bites are slowly starting to gain pace. Following on from a lifeless 72 hours last weekend, Monday produced a single fish of 22lb 12oz from down from the 'Reserve' end of the fishery (pictured, left). The next 24 hours then saw a further three bite with two fish landed to 22lb although the action by now had moved back up the fishery towards the dam wall.
It wasn't until Thursday that we saw our next capture. This time from the 'Shallows' where the Carp had spent about a week mauling it apart in search of the remaining naturals present, bloodworm we believe in this case. Anyways, upon taking advantage of their activity a member was able to winkle out a tidy Common of 24lb.
Heading into the weekend and the Carp were very particular on where they would feed, some lads who were right on the fish unfortunately drew a blank whilst others took multiple captures with very few visuals.
That's just classic moorgreen Carp for you, an ultra moody bunch that we'd have no other way!
Congrats to all the lads amongst the action over the last week or so. It has been tough going but the rewards are there to be had.

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7th September 2020 - Where have they gone?!

Just a week on from producing nearly twenty fish the reservoir has completely turned on its head with barely a bite in sight during the first weekend of September. With the fish feeding well on a strong North-westerly over the bank holiday, we expected a new south-westerly which arrived late last week to get them fired back up but that was far from the case. Has the return of high pressure played its part? Either way they still have a fair way to go in preparation for winter so we are still expecting some real good fishing to come!
What a year it has been!? Not one of our most prolific years to date but that's fishing. Only thing we can do is end the year on a high and hopefully there's a few surprises thrown in along the way.

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26th August 2020 - Fish to 30lb+!

The action has slowly gained pace over the last 10 days or so with members taking several fish to just over 30lb and fish showing more than they have all summer.
Early last week saw a couple of four & five fish hits following a real active weekend. The bites then faded as the week progressed but the arrival of Storm Helen shook the place up a bit and some of the weekend members were fortunate enough to leave with a wet net.
This week also started a little sluggish prior to our next storm which hit early Tuesday morning and since then we have seen a handful of captures to 30lb+, a slate grey Mirror.
Levels have risen by more than two inches since Storm Francis passed and there's even more rain forecast in the coming days. We are 7-8 inch off our normal level but we'll get there.

A trio of captures taken over the last five weeks. They all went twenty with the largest going 28lb. Congrats & a great reward for the angler during some very tough summer fishing.

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15th August 2020 - Week ends on a high!

Following another very slow start we have seen a very encouraging end to the week with a around a dozen bites being recorded. A few fish have unfortunately been lost and both banks have shared the action. A couple of twenties have been landed amongst the crop but the baulk being upper-doubles but they all count. It is certainly a sign of better things to come!
Despite temperatures hitting mid-thirties between Monday - Wednesday, there has been no sign of spawning whatsoever. Levels remain around ten inches below normal and the weed continues to dwindle but a few thick beds remain which will be attended to by the boat & weed cutter.

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8th August 2020 - First week of month proves tough!

There is unfortunately very little to report from the last seven days as the fishing continues to prove tough. At times there has been some real promising signs of activity but when sat upon them whether it be with singles or a large bed or bait, they just aren't having it! The Carp don't appear to be held up in on particuar area as the lads have made plenty of sightings all over the reservoir. Early Saturday morning did produce a low-double Common followed by an angry Tench to a member on the field side. A very welcome bite that's for sure!
A few believe that the Carp are preoccupied on the naturals in the weed which may very well be the case seeing as the growth has been slightly greater than last year's. Most of the weed is now dying off and in some areas it has completely gone so we will have to see what happens over the next couple of weeks.

in the meantime, here are few from back in June & early July to 29lb. Enjoy.

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4th August 2020 - Part of 'Shallows' reopen!

Part of the 'Shallows' has reopened with 'Teabag' & 'Spit Peg' now fishable but the swims in 'Summer Bay' will remain closed until the levels are back to near-normal. Also to remain closed are the swims either side of 'Weedy Bay', again due to levels and weed. Stalking is permitted in these swims but are not to be 'pitched-up' on.

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31st July 2020 - 'Creased Common' at her best!

The action may still be very steady but the lads have now managed to bag more than half a dozen fish since the weekend. The best result of the week was a three fish hit during a quick over nighter on the wood side, adding to his brace from the previous weekend. The field side also finished up with a couple of Carp on the bank to low twenties.
It goes without saying the Carp are being extremely stubborn at the minute, whether that's down to the low water levels remains a possibility. They are going to have to feed at some point though and as we all know the best part of the campaign is fast approaching, so we'll have to see what happens over the next couple of weeks.

Meanwhile, in recent weeks we have seen another of our big Commons got that extra mile. The 'Creased Common' topped out at 32lb and just looks incredible. Very well done that man!

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28th July 2020 - A little weekend action!

So this plump low twenty kicked off the working week nicely following on from the capture of a wood side brace during the weekend. It is the most action we've seen in the last fortnight and hopefully it's a sign of better things to come. I'm not too sure the warm spell forecast towards the end of the week will aid the fishing but at least it might bring some rainfall to help the levels.

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24th July 2020 - 'C Scale' at his best!

Theres not alot to be said other than how incredible 'C Scale' looks. What a Kipper!

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Latest - It remains very quiet on the fishery with alot of our residents continuing to 'hug' the weed. Levels are down by approx. 10 inches so some marginal areas are a little shallower than normal. It has proven hard in tempting a single bite with an array of methods struggling to break the curse. It won't be long though before the action returns, we're pretty sure of that.

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19th July 2020 - More from our youngsters!

Following on from another quiet week on the fishery, we thought we'd share a few more pics of our future A-Listers which have made the bank over the last month or so. A combination of our VS stockies and our very own home grown beauties. Amongst the action included the last uncaught stocky, 'Scaly 15'. Being as it was the last of the bunch it has been labelled as 'The Runt'. Having taken 18 months for his first visit, we hope it's a little sooner next time round.

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10th July 2020 - Unique Common!

Taken just a couple of hours ago, this 25lb Common is not one we are too familiar with. It can easily be recognised by the difference in size of her eyes. An awesome fish all the same and one of a handful landed in the last 48 hours.
Despite conditions looking prime and the Carp showing well, the action is still a little slow. The fish remain well spread out but it's safe to say they aren't hard on the bottom. We shall see what the weekend brings, best of luck lads!

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9th July 2020 - Next gen coming through!

Following on from the capture of 'Thatch', we have seen another of our first batch stockies grace the bank with a fish known as 'Zippy'! The aptly named zip Linear was the smallest of the original dozen stocked back in December 2016 and is now a booming double-figured fish heading towards its next milestone. The member was also fortunate enough to bag a little 3lb Common, one of our very own homegrown beautys, Wow!
Congrats Ian!

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8th July 2020 - Stockies continue to impress!

The action has been steady so far this week but it hasn't stopped member Alan from bagging one of our stockies early on in his session. Showing some great growth rates, the fish now known as 'Thatch' swung the dials round to 15lb 9oz, a pretty impressive weight following spawning. Would be nice to see him again come Autumn, hopefully pushing that 20lb barrier.
Great work pal!

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6th July 2020 - Final night brace!

It proved to be a tricky first 48 hours for this member late last week despite there being plenty of activity over the baited area. Having decided to sit out his final night in the same swim he was eventually rewarded with a fine brace of Mirrors in the early hours of Sunday morning.
The first bite came at 2.30am as he slipped a fish of 16lb 4oz over the chord before going on to land a 26lb 5oz chunk just 90 minutes later. Just a little paitence and they finally found him. Very well done mate.

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3rd July 2020 - 'Apple Slice' pays us a visit!

After nearly three years without a recorded capture, the 'Apple Slice Mirror' treated us to a visit earlier this week. Almost jet black in colour, the sort after Mirror looked in prime condition as she took the scales to 24lb 6oz. Congrats to the member, a great capture!
Elsewhere, bites continue to flow steadily even though the banks have been reasonably quiet for the last couple weeks. The field side has produced a small number of fish since reopening but the Carp are closer than you think. There are few clear spots to be found at short range to get a well presented bait, don't be deceived.

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2nd July 2020 - Hard work pays off!

This member endured a busy month of June after taking several fish to just over 30lb. For a while it felt like the big commons were following him around but eventually the Mirrors did start to join in. Put in the effort and you reap the rewards, very well done mate.

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29th June 2020 - Late June Brace!

Following a couple of tough trips in early June this member returned last week and got straight back in to the action. A fine brace including this torpedo Common weighing 19lb 4oz and an incredible Linear topping 22lb. Top Spombing mate!

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27th June 2020 - Partial reopening of field side swims!

We have reopened four more swims along side the field side following spawning & weed maintenance. 'Goose Point', 'Gate 2', 'Stalker Swim' & 'Jungle Point' are now available but are to be fished with caution.
The 'Shallows' remain closed along with both swims in 'Weedy Bay'. Further boat work is to be carried out over the coming and we apologise in advance for any noise and disturbance.

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24th June 2020 - Closures remain in place!

The closures along the field side bank remain in place until further notice. Weed maintenance is still being carried out and there is a feeling that a second wave of spawning may occur before the week is out. The 'Gate 1' bank remains open & fishable. Further announcements will be made in due course.

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22nd June 2020 - New UK Personal Best!

So here she is, 'Baby Big Girl' at her biggest recorded weight of 35lb 12oz. The member followed up his new PB Mirror with a scaly mid-twenty and a 17lb+ Common. Very well done mate.

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19th June 2020 - 'Baby Big Girl' does it again!

Following another quiet weekend we have seen a rise in action throughout the week with the number of fish landed now well in to double figures. Another attempt at spawning on Sunday meant Mnday proved a little tough but come Tuesday morning there had been a half a dozen bites and five fish landed. At this point the Carp were showing everywhere and swims right along the wood side bank had produced. As the week's gone on there has been no further signs of spawning and most of the Carp holding up in the weed on the field side look to have moved off. The largest of the week was taken by one of our regulars shortly after dark late last night. A belting take resulted in 'Baby Big Girl' at an all time best of 35lb 12oz! A fantastic achievement & great angling mate!
The conditions have played their part this week and it has really shaken them up. The wet weather is set to come to an end over the weekend as high pressure is expected to build and by Wednesday next week temperatures are forecast to be top side of 25C! I'm hoping not but it wouldn't surprise me if the heat was to trigger another wave of spawning, fingers crossed it doesn't.

Field Side Closures - Unfortunately 'Teabag' through to 'Weedy Bay' will remain closed for the coming weekend and the commencing week. With no sign of spawning or recovering fish in the weed, we have been undertaking some weed maintenance which we would like to complete before allowing these swims to be fished. Marginal areas have been raked and it is now a matter of finishing the boat work before reopening. We apologise for any inconvenience caused but the wait shouldn't be much longer.

Many Thanks & Tight Lines

12th June 2020 - 'C Scale' tops 36lb!

The highlight from the last seven days is the capture of 'C Scale Common' who has been caught at her best ever weight of 36lb! She had previously hit 33lb 6oz & 35lb over the past couple of seasons but has now gone one better. Congrats to the member.
Elsewhere there has been just a half a dozen bites with fish to a little over 20lb being banked. Some of our recent additions have been part of the action though and are still showing great growth rates with the 'Black Spot Mirror' inparticular now just a few ounces under 20lb!
The fishing has largely been affected by the start-stop of spawning which has occurred right throughout the week. Late last week it was deemed that the 'shenanigans' had come to an end but we were soon proved wrong as come Sunday afternoon they were back ready for another go. However, the fish look to have now vacated 'Weedy Bay' and have instead moved back down into the 'Shallows' towards 'Teabag'. Therefore 'Weedy Bay' is now OPEN & fishable from the 'Gate 1' bank but the remainder of the field side remains CLOSED.

Weed Cutting - Once the fish completely move off from the field side we shall be launching the boat to undertake some routine weed cutting & maintenance. So far this year the weed growth has been pretty tame and although there are few areas where the fennel has hit the surface, it is far from being one of our worst years to date. A large part of the field side is likely to reopen once this work has been carried out.
We apologise for any inconvenience.

Many Thanks & Tight Lines

5th June 2020 - Spawning Update!

Round 1 of spawning appeared to come to an end yesterday afternoon however there remains a significant number of fish in the area. It is now likely that most of the field side will remain closed for the duration of the weekend to let them recover and move off. Further announcements will be made early next week.

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4th June 2020 - Five to 27lb+!

Member Ian continued his fine recent form after bagging another five fish earlier this week. Fish of 27lb 10oz, 25lb 2oz, 20lb 12oz, 19lb 15oz & 15lb+ were all taken off the surface on the first afternoon of what was due to be a 48 hour session. Unfortunately that evening the Carp had other ideas and began to show signs of spawning so he called it a day. Great angling mate!

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Breaking - 1st June 2020 - Carp are now spawning!

The Carp began to spawn in 'Summer Bay' this afternoon so until further notice the WHOLE of the field side will remain closed until further notice. We shall review the situation in a few days. In the meantime please keep an eye out for fish spawning on the wood side as they do tend to have a go between 'Pegs 1 & 3' as well as down the 'Reserve'.

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#27th May 2020 - 'Big Wilf' out from hiding!

'Big Wilf' made a long awaited appearance last night at over 30lb. The well known slate grey Mirror had been out of the limelight for some time with a few of the lads starting to fear the worst. The member has banked his first two fish of season in less than a week and both of them have been over the 30lb threshold. He followed last nights capture up with two further twenties & an 18lb+ Common. Very well done mate, on fire!

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26th May 2020 - Rules reminder!

Over the weekend a small group of members decided lockdown guidelines/rules did not apply to them. Here’s a small recap of those rules breached!

  • Visitors are NOT Permitted whether they are from your household or not. This includes dropping items off.
  • One angler per swim. You should NOT be sat in or visiting a neighbouring swim for any reason. No socials.
  • No Stalking. This has been on the field side around the islands. Stick to your swim.

I personally don’t see how hard these rules are to follow. These minorities are spoiling it for all of the other lads who have done everything they have been asked to and are just here to fish! Which again we thank you for doing.
From this point on, anyone breaking these rules will receive a ban no questions asked. These guidelines won’t be in place forever, so for the time being please stick to them!

There has been no signs of spawning yet but we shall keep you informed.

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24th May 2020 - Another first time thirty!

Thursday evening saw the reservoir produce another first time 30lb Common. The stocky Common now known as 'Scar' has been pushing towards the magical milestone for a couple of years and has finally hit it after swinging the scales round to 30lb 11oz. A cracking fish mate, well in!

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21st May 2020 - 'Gate 1' Access!

As of Friday morning the 22nd of May, cattle will be grazing the field that allows access to the 'Gate 1' region. Please ensure all gates are LOCKED fully & chained after use. If you are also fond of your wing mirrors or dont like dints in your body work then make sure your motor is not in the field but left inside one of the two gates present. Please also be aware that a bull will be running with the herd.

REMINDER - Can I please remind all members to follow the guidelines we put in place upon reopening. ONE angler per swim is one of the most important listed, stick to your designation swim for the duration of your session. You should only leave your swim to visit the toilet and no other reason.
Anglers need to be grateful that fishing has been reinstated so soon after lockdown so please don't abuse or we shall lose it!
We would like to thank all of our members who have abided by the guidelines since returning. It is greatly appreciated and we hope you've enjoyed your fishing.

Many Thanks

20th May 2020 - 'Angry Annie'!

Member Ian has hit the ground running upon his return from lockdown! After fending off a few Tench, his first Carp slipped over the cord in the shape of 'Angry Annie'! She swung the scales round to 33lb 8oz and ticked another A-Lister off his most wanted. Darkness produced three more fish, a trio of twenties! A massive well done mate, she looks awesome. A great return despite some tough fishing at present.

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18th May 2020 - Captures close to double figures!

As many of you may already be aware, order of play resumed for us last Wednesday subject to a few stern guidelines and a dose of common sense!
During the opening six days the fishing proved pretty tough going, not how many had imagined.
Wednesday started with a flurry of captures to 25lb+ but the excitement was short-lived as the action soon went dead.
The lads stuck at it and come Sunday they had managed to a bag a further five fish to 31lb+.
The weather certainly hadn’t helped the situation. A band of high pressure along with frosts and a fresh North-Easterly just knocked things on the head. An immediate return of line pressure may have also played its part.
Over this coming week we are expected to see a return of warm weather with temperatures set to peak in the mid-twenties around Wednesday.
Now there is every chance we could see some spawning come the weekend. They started almost to the day last year. We’ll just have to wait and see.

REMINDER - Fishing is for members only. We DO NOT offer day tickets.
Members should only be on site if they are fishing and NOT for any other reason!

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Breaking - 13th May 2020 - Night fishing given green light!

This afternoon the Angling Trust have issued a statement confirming that night fishing IS allowed. Therefore, from tonight anglers are permitted to stay. Social distancing & the guidelines implimented earlier this week remain in place. Please be considerate towards other anglers regarding your length of stay.
Best of luck to all & Enjoy.

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12th May 2020 - Angling to return!

As of 8am Wednesday 13th May 2020 our members will be able to return the banks for the first time in nearly eight weeks.
In order for this to be safe as possible for parties involved, anglers MUST comply fully to the following guidelines.

• MEMBERS ONLY! No taster tickets are available & we do not offer day tickets.
• Members must maintain a minimum distance of 15m from other anglers for the duration of their session.
• No tackle is to be shared & you must NOT attempt to land others fish or photograph them.
• One family member may accompany you on your trip but they must live in your household and travel with you.
• No guests/visitors under any circumstances.
• No socials.
• Members should only be on site if they are fishing, no walking around looking for ‘tomorrows spot’.
• No Stalking whatsoever.
• You must not leave your swim & Tackle must not be left unattended for any length of time. Use of the toilet facility is the only exception. If you leave the site, your gear goes with you.
• Only the Woodside toilet facilities will be in use. Respect them & use them hygienically. They will be cleaned & disinfected regularly. Under no circumstances are the farms facilities to be used.
• Length of stays may become limited if anglers abuse or become ‘greedy’ with swims. (if permission is granted for night fishing by the government).
• Members are responsible for their own PPE/sanitisers after use of gates. Padlocks will be removed temporarily.
• Basic social distancing guidelines must be applied in the build up to fishing.
• You must have a valid E.A rod license in your possession. Officials will be doing their rounds!

Until told otherwise, fishing will be dawn til dusk from Thursday morning onwards IF night fishing is off the table. Wednesdays opening time remains 8am.

Any members found guilty of abusing these rules will be asked to leave immediately and even risk losing their ticket.
We hope you enjoy your time back on the bank and that by sticking to these guidelines we can move through the phases back to normality.

Field side access is now open. We ask that the 3ft road side behind ‘Coconut’ is not used. It will remained locked and please do not climb over it!
One last thing, don’t forget to let us know how you get on. We’re eager to see how long it takes for the first bite.

Stay safe & Tight Lines

3rd May 2020 - WE ARE CLOSED!

I would just like to reiterate that the fishery is CLOSED & will remain closed until further notice.
We also have no interest in other fisheries plans on re-opening ahead of Thursdays lockdown review.
As it stands fisheries should NOT be open and this is how it will stay until we are told otherwise.
In the event that restrictions are lifted on angling whenever that may be, please wait for an official announcement from the fishery itself before even considering taking a trip.
We know plenty of you are eager to get out on the bank and that time will come, when it is deemed safe to do so!
See you soon.

Stay safe.

17th April 2020 - Lockdown Extended!

Following the governments latest announcement of extending the lockdown for an additional three weeks, we will remain closed until futher notice. We thank you all for your cooperation and not visiting the site over the last few weeks. Hopefully come the end of this next lockdown period the virus is under control enough that restrictions can be eased slightly. We look forward to seeing you all soon.

Take Care & Stay Safe.

16th April 2020 - Loving the Sun!

We've seen a lot more fish and activity over the last week as our residents continue to spend their time in the shallow regions basking in the fine spring sunshine. After conditions finally settled down the reservoir has had chance to fully recover from the outragous winter and as can be seen in the pictures below, it is now crystal clear. The banks and access points on the field side have also started to dry out nicely and it shouldn't be too long before they are usuable. Hopefully it all wont be too much long folks, stay safe!

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10th April 2020 - Check-in & Update!

Morning all, hope everyone is well & staying safe.
Just thought I’d give you a little update on the fishery without trying to ‘rub salt in the wounds’ as I know plenty of you are gagging to wet a line.
Over this last week the reservoir has really come to life. Lots of fish are now on the move especially in the shallow regions and they certainly are cracking on with cleaning themselves off. On Tuesday they were showing like dolphins right down in the snags.
If it’s any consolation, I doubt there would be much coming out with the recent spell of warm weather. (I hope that helps).
We still have a little colour but nothing to hinder us and will only help slow down that weed growth.
It’s a little strange seeing empty banks during the Easter Break as it is notoriously our busiest weekend of the year.
I wonder if fish behaviour will also change whilst there is no angling pressure? Like it did back in the early naughties when we had to close for a couple of months due to the foot & mouth outbreak.
The fish became very confident and began to visit the margins a lot more which led to close quarter captures for a long time afterwards. Let’s see what happens this time round.

Stay safe & at home folks. Fishing will be here when it’s all over. See you soon.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!
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