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Report updated 15th January 2018..
  During the last week, 63 fishermen caught 189 fish, including 24 over 4lb. Average catch rate 91%.  
  Best recent catches :  
    Rainbows 8lb 11oz Paul Harris.  
      7lb 11oz T Green.  
      6lb 13oz Matt Harper.  
      5lb 11oz Nigel Thompson.  
     

The weather has been quite wet this week but the fishing has continued to be excellent. The most effective flies have been the usual goldhead damsels, pheasant tails and buzzers, although when the going gets a bit tough try using small flies, maybe on a sink-tip line, such as Diawl Bachs, When All Else Fails and small hare`s ears. Not much rising to the dry at the moment, although they still can be tempted to the surface on any brighter, drier days.

Please note that the Membership ticket prices will increase slightly from April 1st. These tickets have remained at the current prices for 4 years and as with all things, increases are eventually inevitable. The increases will be minimal - just £10 on the membership fee and £5 on the fish blocks. Any member who wishes to renew or purchase blocks of fish before the increase may do so before the 1st of April, but still keep their original renewal date.

The annual Brass Monkeys competition was held last month. Now in its 23rd year, the turnout was superb. Thank you all for your support.
The object of this competition is to catch the largest 4-fish bag between the pairs (the pairs being drawn out of the hat as usual).
The double defending champions, Paddy Hill and Andy Cooper were unable to do so – mainly because Andy didn`t come, so Paddy was drawn with a new partner.
The day itself was fairly pleasant – the weather was fine but cold in the morning, with a breeze and some drizzle in the afternoon. The fishing was very lively all day, only interrupted for the fish & chips lunch.
At the weigh-in, new champions were crowned  - Jimmy Madden and Kevin Hunt had a fantastic bag of 4 fish coming in at just under 18lb. Keith Potter and Dave Hennings weighed-in second with just under 16lb while Adrian Austin and John Medlow were third with just over 15lb.

 

 

Danny Leung continues his excellent recent form with this cracking 8lb Blue Rainbow.

 

Kev Hunt (above) with one of the fish that helped him to win this year`s Brass Monkeys competition.

Pete Lawrence with another lovely rainbow.

 

Also, don`t forget to buy your Environment Agency rod licence. PLEASE NOTE that these are no longer available at the fishery. They can be purchased from Post Offices, online at www.gov.uk/get-a-fishing-licence or by calling 0344 800 5386.

Please note that the fully-booked dates below are the `pre-booked` full dates. However, the fishery may be full on other days as we operate a `first-come, first served` basis - pre-booking is always advised.

 

    2018 4th or 11th tbc. April Fools comp.  
      June 6. Invitation Day.  
      Aug 11. Fishing 4 Fun.  
      Sept 5. September Singles comp.  
      Sept 25. Lashings.  
      Dec 5. Brass Monkeys.  
      Dec 15. Fully booked.  

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  Rainbows 20lb 9oz Paddy Hill Photo  
      18lb 5oz Hugh Pollard  
      18lb Dave Davies  
      17lb 13oz Peter Cockwill  
      17lb 7oz Hugh Pollard  
  Browns 19lb Darren Short Photo  
      18lb 8oz John Medlow  
      17lb 8oz Paul Woolvern  
      17lb 4oz Colin Beddoe  
      17lb 1oz Frank Warburton  
  Blue Rainbows 17lb 6oz Jim Curry Photo
      15lb 2oz Anthony Maclaren  
      13lb 14oz Hugh Pollard  
      12lb 11oz Kevin Hunt  
      12lb 9oz Andy Cooper  
  Tigers 14lb 2oz Paddy Hill Photo  
      11lb 1oz Hugh Pollard  
      9lb 15oz Steven Gallagher  
      9lb 12oz Dean Dodds  
      9lb 7oz Alan Estill