2019 Latest Fishery News!

19th July 2019 - 'Shallows' to remain closed!

The latest episode of spawning appears to have to drawn to a close. There's a few Carp now sat up in the weed along the field side bank and for this reason we shall be leaving the 'Shallows' closed for the duration of the weekend.
Sweltering temperatures are forecast to return early next week so there is every chance of a fifth attempt of spawning.

Disinfectant Baths - Can I please reminder all members that all fish handling equipment should be dipped in either of the disinfectant baths located in the main car parks before fishing. KHV is cropping up all over the country yet again so it is vital that we help protect our precious stock every way possible. Ensuring nets, slings & mats are dried thouroughly in UV light/sunlight after fishing also helps lower the risk of spreading disease massively.

Many Thanks

18th July 2019 - Cattle grazing!

The cattle are now grazing the field which allows access to ‘Gate 1’.
Please ensure gates are fully closed and chained after use. Access is restricted to anglers who are fishing only, I.e no visitors or “just having look round”.
If you are fond of your wing mirrors and like clean windows and bodywork then please park your vehicle in either of the gateways along the bank (‘Gate 1’ & ’Coconut’). There is enough room to accommodate two cars in each.
Any parties found guilty of not following this rule will immediately lose their ticket.

Many Thanks

17th July 2019 - 'Baby Big Girl' at top weight!

Well away from the spawning, we've seen a little action over the last couple days on both banks. The first bite came to the field side where a member took one of high-twenty Commons closing in on the magical 30lb Milestone at 29lb 12oz. One to keep an eye on this Autumn!
The second fish came shortly after 5am Wednesday morning when 'Baby Big Girl' made what we believe to be her first appearance of the season at a whopping 34lb 6oz! It was a repeat capture for the member who bagged her for the first time last September, breaking his Personal Best and at the time was her best ever weight. Massive congrats to both anglers especially considering the tricky conditions.

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16th July 2019 - Unique creatures!

With the last seven days or so proving pretty tough on the fishing front, we thought we'd share these two very unique captures from a fortnight back. Two completely different fish to the Ghostie known as 'Casper' and 'Karrot' the Koi. Both these fish were very close to double-figures. Well in lads!

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Breaking - 15th July 2019 - 'Shallows' shut!

The 'Shallows' are now out of bounds until further notice due the Carp having another go at spawning. Hopefully a few of our larger residents will finally get it out their system. The swims affected are 'Teabag' through to 'Goose Point'.

Many Thanks

10th July 2019 - 'Unknown' tops six!

Well here she is... The incredible 'Unknown Thirty' made her third appearance of 2019 at the weekend weighing 38lb 7oz. The member took his top target fish alongside five others to 26lb+ including 'Wez's Mirror'. Very well done that man!

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8th July 2019 - More short session success!

This member continues to make the most of every opportunity in recent weeks after adding several more fish to his already impressive first season. These pair were taken off the field side during just a couple of hours fishing on seperate visits, a 13lb 1oz Common and cracking Scaly 21lb 14oz Mirror. Nicely done pal!

Field side Parking - Vehicles are now permitted to drive on the grass but please still be cautious after rainfall as the ground will soon soften up again.

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5th July 2019 - 'Shallows' now open!

The 'Shallows' have now re-opened following the latest session of spawning. A few Carp remain in the area recovering so please fish with caution and report any spawning-like activity.

Many Thanks

1st July 2019 - Four from 'Gate 1'!

Top rod Al' had another fantastic session last week when he tallied a further four fish on to his season's total. In the pouring rain he took a mid-double Common and three 20lb+ Mirrors during his 48 hour stay. Top spombing mate, on fire!

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28th June 2019 - Two to go!

Only two of our 2018 additions remain uncaught after a member bagged this very impressive VS Linear known as 'Mitch'. She weighed in at 11lb 7oz, over a 1lb heavier than when introduced and it was also clear to see that she had been involved with spawning. A few small war wounds were soon treated before being gracefully slipped back. Well in pal!

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24th June 2019 - Closure remain in place!

The third bout of spawning now appears to be over following three decent days of the deed. Lots of fish are now sat-up recovering so the 'Shallows' bank will remain closed until the end of the week at the earliest. Hopefully they now have it out of their systems and can concentrate on getting them back in prime condition!

Field side parking - Due to the recent wet weather, the stretch of track leading to 'Goose Point', 'Gate 2', 'Jungle Point' & 'Weedy Bay' is far to soft to carry any traffic and will be closed off for vehicles until further notice. Vehicles are still permitted to use 'Gate 1' access but please be cautious with more heavy downpours forecast for the early hours of Tuesday morning.

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This young man had a session to remember whilst out with his Dad over the weekend after smashing his Personal Best with this very impressive 25lb 8oz Mirror at 02.30 Sunday morning. Having shown his old man' how it's done back in winter whilst out Pikeing, he's only gone and done it with the Carp as well! Specimen hunter in the making, very well done fella.

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Breaking - 21st June 2019 - Spawning starts for third time!

Spawning got underway in the 'Shallows' Friday afternoon for a third time this season. This means 'Teabag' through to 'Goose Point' will be out of bounds until further notice.

Many Thanks

19th June 2019 - 'Reserve' rout!

As reported earlier in the week, the weekend produced more than twenty fish with on member hitting double-figures. These pair were the largest of that rout in which ten fish were banked and all came in less than 24 hours. Congrats fella!

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17th June 2019 - Wild weekend!

The reservoir produced no less than twenty fish over the weekend with one member bagging a double-figured rout!
Most of the action fell from the midway point through to the ‘Reserve’ but the Dam end did also produce it’s fair share.
Weights ranged from mid-doubles to high twenties following the capture of ‘Unknown Thirty’ Thursday evening two ounce shy of 39lb.
These three fine Commons were part of the weekend dealings and taken during a 48 hour session in ‘Peg 1’. Well in lads!

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15th June 2019 - Short session success!

A few hours in the pouring rain rewarded this member with a stellar 23lb+ earlier this week. He has now taken several fish over the last month using said approach. Nicely done!

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Latest - Levels had dropped by more than an inch come Thursday evening but another 'dumping' of rain overnight put them back to six inch above normal. It hasn't affected the fishing though with a number of captures being made throughout Friday to 39lb! Let's see what the remainder of the weekend has in store, best of luck to all heading out!

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13th June 2019 - Levels update!

Levels have risen by a further three inches since 6pm Wednesday evening. The reservoir now stands at just over five inches above normal with a ‘soup-like’ colour. It hasn’t been a particularly pleasant week but we have been in need of wet the stuff to freshen things up and it sure has aided the fishing!
Please also be aware there is quite a lot of standing water where vehicles drive along the field side bank. Although the ground still seems reasonably firm, larger vehicles would be best left in car park for a couple of days.

There’s a few fish being caught with this morning producing the lastest action.

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10th June 2019 - New 30lb Common!

Following on from a tough fortnight of fishing, the weekend proved rather productive with several captures being made including two thirties. The largest of the thirties was the 'Crocodile' who weighed in at an all time best of 38lb, massive congrats to the captor!
The second came in the shape of stunning lightly scaled Mirror which has hit the magical milestone for the first time. Shortly after dark, he doubled his tally with the 'Big Lin' at 27lb 8oz. The member is having a great season so far with this being his second thirty of the season. We now await a new name, well done mate!

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7th June 2019 - Well earned Common!

A well earned 23lb 3oz Common taken Thursday morning following a tricky few days. The rain appeared to get them motivated during Wednesday with lots showing really close in on the wood side bank. Hopefully the action continues well in to the weekend. Congrats mate.

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4th June 2019 - 'Shallows' now open!

The 'Shallows' have now been re-opened for fishing with spawning seemingly finished, for the time being at least!

Latest - It has been really quiet on the fishery since the middle of last week. Just one capture to report in that time, a low twenty taken off the field side. With the need of rain to freshen things up, we're hoping that there will be plenty to report come the weekend.

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3rd June 2019 - Pre-spawning Scaly!

Check out this Scaly banger taken just before the latest spell of spawning. At 24lb 6oz, the captor couldnt't resist from sending in this snap of the majestic Mirror. Well done that man!

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31st May 2019 - DeJa Vu!

Following on from his quick-fire brace on his last visit, this member returned to the same swin only to repeat the action. Same day, same time, same rod & spot produced these two fine examples! A heavy set 27lb Common and a jaw-dropping 14lb 8oz Fully Scaled, wow! Top Spombing mate.

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29th May 2019 - Brace of 'Reserve' twenties!

A fine brace of 20lb Linears taken Friday night shortly before a second round of spawning. Following on from his capture of 'Angry Annie' earlier this month, he endured another successful session with fish of 21lb & 23lb. Nicely done mate!

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28th May 2019 - 'Shallows' remain closed!

There hasn't been any sign of spawning over the last 36 hours, however, we have taken the decision to keep the 'Shallows' closed until further notice. A small number of fish remain in the area, recovering but the forecast for the coming weekend is a warm one so it is highly likely that there will be a third attempt. As always we shall keep you posted and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Many Thanks

27th May 2019 - Introducing 'Wallace'!

Last week a member fishing the field side was fortunate enough to bag one of the three remaining uncaught stockies from December 2018. The young Mirror weighed 10lb on the nose and was taken alongside another double. Having been given the naming rights, he decided to name the fish after his good ole fishing buddy 'Wallace'.

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Breaking - 25th May 2019 - Spawning!

The 'Shallows' are again closed until further notice following the start of a second session of spawning Saturday morning. The swims affected are 'Teabag' through to 'Goose Point'.

Many Thanks

24th May 2019 - Quick fire brace!

This immaculate brace was taken Wednesday morning during a frantic spell of feeding up in 'Gate 1'. First came a scale perfect 31lb Common and then a 26lb 8oz Mirror followed shortly after. Very well done mate!

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22nd May 2019 - Closures lifted!

As expected the spawning was short lived and come Saturday morning there was very little to be seen. In the meantime we have rested the area and with still very few fish visiting the 'Shallows' we feel it is now safe to re-open said bank. As before please keep your eyes peeled for spawning fish in the near future as it is highly likely that they will have another go.

Many Thanks

21st May 2019 - Field side Trio!

As promised here are the three fish taken along side the eight that 'Goose Point' produced last week. All cracking Mirrors of 17lb, 19lb 8oz & 24lb. Nicely done mate!

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20th May 2019 - A-Team 'Annie'!

Following a short spell of spawning late last week the weekend's fishing proved a little steady but the lads were fortunate enough to bag a handful of fish. The largest of them all was 'Angry Annie'! Taken from the wood side bank early Sunday morning and weighed in at a very impressive 34lb 8oz! A massive congrats to the captor who smashed his Personal Best in the process!

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18th May 2019 - Brace of Commons for 66lb!

Regular and current top rod Alan had a session to remember this week after banking eight fish including two 30lb Commons. The action proved steady but he kept plugging away and was rewarded with a new Personal Best for his efforts.
He took four twenties and two doubles alongside the 66lb brace!
‘Crocodile’ at 36lb 8oz took top spot followed by an elusive 30lb 5oz Common. ‘Elvis’ was next up at 27lb 13oz. Fish of 26lb, 25lb 1oz, 23lb, 18lb 3oz and 10lb 7oz completed the rout. Every single fish is an absolute peach.
The smallest of the eight was in fact ANOTHER stocky, the fifth Alan has caught and now named ‘Crystal Rose’.
A massive well done mate, look at that grin!
In addition to this his fishing partner in the neighbouring swim also bagged three to just short of 25lb, photos will follow next week!

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Breaking - 16th May 2019 - Spawning closures!

Would you believe it!? Having only reported on Monday it was a little premature to be worrying about spawning, well... they’ve only gone and started. ‘Teabag’ through to ‘Goose Point’ Will now be shut until further notice.
It began with a few of the smaller stock this morning but in the last couple of hours the numbers have soared and Carp of all sizes are now present. The feeling is that the shenanigans will be short lived but the closures will remain in place for the duration of the weekend at least. We’ll keep you posted.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused

Many Thanks

12th May 2019 - 'Croc' tops ten fish!

There has been plenty of activity on the fishery over the last week or so but bites have been pretty hard to come by. The dam end continues to hold a good number of fish with lots now sitting high up in the water.
The last 24 hours has seen a vast increase in action with no less than ten fish being caught to 36lb 8oz. Another of our winter additions has also been caught, now well into double figures and waiting for a new title!

Spawning - The topic of spawning has arisen and whether they are likely to start in the very near future. It is safe to say we are going to need at least a fortnight of these warm & bright conditions before they even consider the ‘deed’ as the water temperature is still low for the time of year.
We will of course keep you up to date on the situation but in the meantime, if you witness any spawning or suspicious please let the fishery know ASAP.

Mnay Thanks & Tight Lines

Breaking: 6th May 2019 - Spring glory!

Not alot to say about this one really... The remarkable 'Unknown Thirty' at her best ever spring weight of 37lb 8oz. A massive congratulations to the member, what a fish!

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4th May 2019 - Fish safety!

A couple of weeks back we reported the retrieval of an unsafe set-up on braided mainline. Well, on Friday afternoon another deadly rig with approximately 30 yards of line was thankfully removed from a trailing fish. Firstly the heli safe system on the leadcore could not eject the lead due to the swivel being removed and being forced into the clip allowing no free movement whatsoever. Secondly, the rubber bead top side the rig swivel had also been forced on so tight there was no way the hooklink could slide up the leader and break free of the system. In this day and age there is no excuse for not having a safe set-up. Further rig checks will be in place over the coming weeks so please do not be offended if you are asked. Fish safety is paramount and any guilty parties will have their tickets revoked immediately.

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3rd May 2019 - 'Gate 1' on a roll!

This 18lb 8oz Common was taken on a quick overnight session last weekend. His fishing partner a couple of swims up also got in on the action with five takes, landing three!
Prior to this session ‘Gate 1’ had also produced a number of fish for two other anglers. Well done lads!
The ‘Shallows’ has been pretty popular for our residents throughout this week but it’s a complete different story today. The change in wind, cool rain & temperatures has driven them out into the deeper water. Despite ‘Gate 1’ being the most productive, they appear to be well spread out so there’s a good chance of picking one up pretty much anywhere.
Another Bank holiday is upon us, best of luck to all heading out. It’s going to be a chilly one but hopefully it doesn’t prevent those nets from getting wet!

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29th April 2019 - Field side reminder!

Can I please remind all members gaining access to the field side via the farm yard to control their speed and stick to the 10mph speed limit! This also applies when driving on the grass or accross the field to 'Gate 1'. There has been a couple of occasions over the last week where vehicles have been driven irresponsibly fast when heading down the fishery. From this point on, anyone failing to comply with this rule will be asked to leave the site and risk losing their ticket, you have been warned!

Many Thanks

26th April 2019 - 'Teabag' brace!

Stocky 'whisperer' Al bagged himself another fine brace on a 48 hour session earlier this week. The hours of darkness on his first night produced his fifth stocky weighing 9lb 8oz along side a 16lb 14oz Mirror. The previously uncaught 2018 addition has been renamed 'Elliot'. Well done mate!

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23rd April 2019 - 'Crocodile Common'!

His second appearence of 2019, this time weighing 35lb 6oz at 7am Saturday morning. Very well done that man!

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22nd April 2019 - Eventful bank holiday!

So the Easter weekend certainly lived up to expectation after seeing more than a dozen fish landed to 35lb+. The action started down in 'Beginners' with three fish being taken to 20lb+. One of these captures included 'Karrot' the koi who appears to be growing well having weighed in at more than 8lb. A double take at first light the following morning then produced a braces of Commons, one of which had a very unique frame and a huge rudder! Congrats to the captor, pictures to follow.
The attention then turned to the opposite end of the fishery despite some sweltering temperatures. 'Gate 1' proved the most productive with anglers taking several fish to 29lb+ including the sort after 'Big Lin'! The Wood side also put in a shift doing a couple of twenties and the weekend's largest fish of 35lb 6oz, the almighty 'Crocodile Common'!
Very few bites came between mid-morning and late afternoon which came as no surprise due to the bright blue skies and heat.
All in all it has been a very eventful few days and a great kick start to the season. Massive well done to all those who got amongst the fish despite the tricky conditions.

Three from the first half of the bank holiday!
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19th April 2019 - Bank holiday bonanza?!

Heading in to last weekend the action had really steadied up following some chilly temperatures and a raw north-easterly wind.
However, the turn of the week provided some much improved weather and in no time at all the Carp began to reappear.
The reservoir has produced a handful of fish since Sunday to 25lb. The bites came in three different swims at either end of the fishery.
As of Tuesday afternoon the Snags had come alive with fish tail-walking, rolling and even having a little rummage but non of the larger stamp were to be seen.
Throughout Wednesday and Thursday the lads reported a number of sightings which suggested the Carp were on their way back up the reservoir towards the Dam Wall.
We’re hoping Easter brings us a few fish like it does every year. Good luck folks.

Now here's one from Monday evening. A re-captures of the recently named 'Juddy' stocked in December 2018. A second bite followed shortly after but unfortunately ended up in a loss. Congrats Al!
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17th April 2019 - Field side Parking!

Anglers are now permitted to drive and park on the grass. This Privilege is only for members who are fishing and NOT for visiting or taking a ‘look around’.

'Beginners Peg! - Can I please remind members that ‘Beginners Peg’ can only be fished via pre-booking. Bookings are taken on a noon til noon basis.

Best of luck to all those heading out this Easter Bank holiday!

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11th April 2019 - Saturday morning brace!

Two quick bites produced a fine brace Saturday morning for this member making his first outing of 2019. The 19lb 12oz Common slipped up first before a 14lb 12oz Mirror followed ten minutes later. This fish is one of our 2016 stockies known as ‘Thatch’ who was last out in October 2018 but has lumped on an impressive 5lb in just over a year. Congrats to captor. Always nice to get your season up & running.

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9th April 2019 - Disinfectant baths!

Disinfecting Nets, Slings & Mats - Can I please remind all members to disinfect their fish handling equipment upon arriving at the fishery to help prevent the spread of disease. There is a bath located in each car park just a few feet from your car so there is really no excuse. Also drying your gear thoroughly before/after fishing goes a long way in trying to destroy any harmful bacteria.

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8th April 2019 - Weekend update!

More than half a dozen fish graced the bank over the 48 period. No specific area appeared to hold the fish as the full length of the reservoir produced bites. The numbers were largely made up of some cracking 20lb+ fish but we have also heard another of our stockies made an appearance.
With all this action there’s certainly a biggy brewing!

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7th April 2019 - Winds trigger feed!

A change in wind direction Saturday morning appeared to trigger a feed Saturday morning which resulted in a number of quick success captures.
This 22lb 8oz Mirror was part of the action after being taken at around 11am and is the member's first fish of the campaign. Congrats mate.

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2nd April 2019 - Introducing Juddy!

Three stunning looking fish, two homebred single figured Commons and one of the 2018 additions.
It is the first time ‘Scaly 19’ has been banked and is now into double figures having been 9lb 12oz when introduced. The fish has been renamed ‘Juddy’ by the captor. Well done lads.

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30th March 2019 - Braided mainline!

These two rigs were thankfully retrieved by one of our members yesterday evening. One of these systems had been used on a braided mainline. Now if you have read the rules correctly, you would understand that braid is NOT to be used unless on a spod or marker rod. Luckily these weren’t being towed around by a fish.
If anyone is found using a braided mainline including leaders, they will unfortunately lose their ticket, simple. Rig checks will also be in operation.
Everyone loses a set-up every now and again but please inform the fishery ASAP so we can attempt to retrieve it before it comes to any harm.

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Field Side Parking - Driving on the grass is still not permitted. The land is drying out well but needs a little longer. Also, some wet weather is forecast next week so the mud could return pretty quickly.
We apologise for any inconvenience.

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26th March 2019 - Spring has sprung!

There has been some real promising signs of life over the last few days following a number of sightings and spells of activity. The shallower regions have been the most popular due to the brighter conditions but open water has also produced its fair share. We've seen a couple more of the lads bag their first fish of the campaign with captures made to just over 20lb.
The Tench have again been part of the action and I know they aren't everyone's cup of tea but when there is fish of 8lb-10lb slipping up, they really are hard to ignore!

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19th March 2019 - Action returns!

I’m pleased to report that the reservoir has again produced following a reasonably active weekend.
The bite came shortly before midnight on Sunday when a member slipped a cracking 21lb+ over the cord for his first fish of the year! Well done fella!
The activity has improved vastly since late last week with the lads reporting a fair bit of movement at first light.
It seems the Tench are also on the prowl with a couple of the larger ones being picked-up during the weekend.
Conditions are looking good for the remainder of the week while the spring equinox is a little over 24 hours away. We’re finally getting there folks!

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14th March 2019 - No let-up in the weather!

With the first day of spring less than a week away, there still appears to be no let-up in the weather as it continues to hinder the early-season charge.
Every day this week a dominant westerly has battered the fishery making the wood side fishing somewhat uncomfortable.
Most know that these conditions are renowned for shaking things up especially this time of year but it hasn’t been until the latter stages of the week that it has actually shed a little life.
Levels haven’t risen too much despite several dumpings of the wet stuff.
Hopefully next week can be the turning point as warmer, more settled conditions are expected and I can finally waffle on about our finned friends rather than the bleedin’ weather!
Best of luck to all those braving it.

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11th March 2019 - More of the wet stuff!

The weather continues to hinder the reservoir's 'wake-up' following another weekend of bitter temperatures, gale force winds and torrential rainfall. Levels remain a good six inch above normal with them likely to rise further over the next 48 hours.

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Introducing the newly named Mr.Bond! Now weighing in at 14lb after putting on 2lb since being introduced back in December 2018. Great result, top dangling mate.

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8th March 2019 - Wild week of weather!

Unfortunately there’s very little activity to report from the mid-week following a torrid few days of weather. Between Wednesday & Thursday the reservoir took on a substantial amount of water as levels rose by more than six inches. Water has been gushing over the outlet which is usually a massive attraction for our residents but this time they’ve decided to stay well clear. We are obviously heavily coloured from the intake but also the battering winds which are set to return over the weekend. So if you’re heading out, stay safe and the best of luck!

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5th March 2019 - 2018 Scaly Banked!

Following the first capture of the year back in January, over the weekend one member was fortunate enough to bag himself one of the 2018 Stockies! The fish in question was ‘Scaly 17’ which when stocked was the largest of the group at 12lb. Well, just three months on he now weighs an impressive 14lb! No issues settling in there then! Suppose you’ve got to be on the ball with the ‘Croc’ lurking!
A massive well done to the angler, a great result following a few tough weeks of fishing. We also await the new title for the Scaly gem so watch this space!

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1st March 2019 - Spring on the horizon!

Despite our residents making the most of the freakishly warm weather over the last week or so, it unfortunately hasn't led to any captures. Sightings have doubled since the weekend with fish being seen in all four quarters of the res'. It is pretty obvious that they have no interest in just yet and have been quite happy to sit over baited areas without a care in the world.
Whilst watching we have also been fortunate enough to identify a couple of our December '18 additions which we can't wait to see on the bank this spring. Just a reminder that if you are lucky enough to catch one, please weigh, photograph and report back to the fishery when possible. This also still stands for the 2016 stockies which are all well into doubles figures and closing in on their next milestone. feeding
It has been great to see some of our members out on the bank this week. Whether you catch or not, it's always nice to get that first session under your belt.
A wet & windy outlook for the weekend with conditions returning back to 'normal' for the time of year.

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21st February 2019 - Sunning it up!

It has taken some time but we have seen our first bit of activity since the return of the warmer weather. A number of fish have been spotted in several locations during Thursday enjoying some very welcome sunshine. In addition to this, the wintered matter has also started to surface today. Another great indicator spring is on the way and our residents are on the move. High-teen temepratures are forecast for the weekend so it may very well be time to get those zigs out!

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16th February 2019 - Glorious February morning!

A glorious February morning on the fishery. Not much to be seen but if the weather continues like this, it certainly won’t be long!

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11th February 2019 - On the prowl!

A couple of the lads braved storm ‘Erik’ over the weekend to no avail. The winds did appear to get the fish active though and were even seen basking mid-afternoon. There is little to report from Monday following a frosty start but we are ice free.
Hopefully the mild temperatures forecast for the coming week are a sign of better things to come!

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8th February 2019 - Storm Erik on the way!

For those who wasn’t aware, we have been completely ice free for the last 48 hours. In return the rainfall in that time has led to a level increase and plenty of colour. The winds are currently ‘thumping’ down in to the ‘Reserve’ and the forecast suggests it will get worse over the next day or so.
Best of look to those braving the conditions this weekend, stay safe.

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5th February 2019 - Ice Update!

Following a minor setback last night with another freeze over, the reservoir has thawed again and is now 80% clear. At sundown the 'Reserve' was the only area unfishable.

Many Thanks & Tight Lines

1st February 2019 - Ice Update!

The reservoir thawed out slightly during Friday and there is a chance that one or two swims may be available come tomorrow morning. Unfortunately another hard frost is forecast Saturday night which will more than likely send us back to square one. We'll keep you posted!

Many Thanks

31st January 2019 - Big Common kicks off campaign!

We may currently be suffering from 'solid surface' syndrome on the reservoir but we can bring the news everyone has been waiting for... the first capture of 2019!
No other than the almighty 'Crocodile' graced the bottom of this members net last Saturday morning. Despite the tough January conditions, he was able entice our largest resident Common into picking up his well presented hookbait. She swung the scales round to 36lb 6oz, one of her best ever weights. A massive congratulations to the angler who had her at the top of his list for the upcoming season, now on to the next! An incredible acheivement.

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30th January 2019 - It's Fresh out there!

Unfortunately we were greeted to another ‘lid’ on the fishery this morning. Over 80% of the reservoir is currently covered and very little has thawed throughout the day despite some welcome sunshine.
Another raw night is on the cards so we fully expect to be completely solid come the morning.

Many Thanks

25th January 2019 - Little ice remains!

After the 'lid' got a little thicker Wednesday night following another hard frost, conditions have risen by more than 10C in the last 24 over thawing out the reservoir in no time at all. We should be completely clear by Saturday.

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23rd January 2019 - 'Capped' off!

Lots of ice about this morning after last nights temperatures tumbled to -4. It is the first time this winter that the res' has suffered from a freeze over and we expect it to stay that way until the weekend when a brief mild spell is forecast.
Prior to the freeze activity had been pretty sluggish following the arrival of the cooler conditions late last week.

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16th January 2019 - Cold snap on the way!

Not a lot has changed on the fishery over the last week or so as the ‘above average’ temperatures continue to encourage activity. Sightings have again been well spread out with the vast majority of species being seen.
Unfortunately, conditions are set to decline come Friday with freezing temperatures forecast and the possibility of snow.
We’ll keep you up to date on how things pan out!

If you haven't done so already, please take five minutes to watch this compilation from the 2018 season put together by our 'Moorgreen Adventures' team. A fantastic insight to what a single campaign can produce. Great video mate! Click here

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8th January 2019 - Looking good!

For a second week running we’ve been treated to some lengthy spells activity. Sightings have again been at distance, almost right in the middle of the reservoir. The cool temperatures late last week knocked life back a little but the odd resident still put in a sneaky show!
No signs of any movement in the ‘Shallows’ despite some very welcome sunshine throughout Tuesday.
If the conditions continue on the mild side, we fully expect one in the bag early on.

All the best for the upcoming campaign lads.

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2nd January 2019 - Festive activity!

Happy new year all!

The unseasonably mild conditions have encouraged a fair bit of activity of the festive break. The reservoir was at its most active over Christmas & Boxing day with several sightings being made right the way up the fishery. We've seen a handful of anglers out on the bank this last week but we are yet to receive word of any wet nets or rattling scales. Levels are up slightly due to the significant rainfall just before Christmas but the 'soup' like colour is now slowly starting to drop.

A couple of members also went in search of something a little different down on the Lower Pond. This young fella wasn't left disappointed after showing up his old man with his first ever Pike on a lure. Very well done!

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