2019 Latest Fishery News!

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.

MR.BOND

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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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