1st day of the 2022 season and Marley Darch caught a new PB at Southminster, pit 1 14lb
Some lovely Carp caught at Dodds lower ( Oct/ Nov ) A 23lb 8 Oz Chestnut Mirror caught on maggots , also a Gorgeous Common of 24lb 4oz on a scopex squid boilie and lastly a 21lb Common caught in Feb this year on a wafter .
Marley Darch and the 12lb 9oz Pike that he caught at Straits Mill on dead bait.
Marley Darch - 12lb 9oz pike – caught at Straits Mill on dead bait
The weather forecast was good for the 27th October but it did not play ball early on. I had hoped for a late season Tench and triple caster found me a couple. Parsonage Farm Lake never seems to disappoint. Just over the 3lb's was the largest, not the biggest but very welcome. I also had a surprise Bream later on, again not big but good fun. The float is one I made from reed that I picked up on a previous visit.
A great day at Field Lake on the 22nd September, I had Roach all day up to 12oz despite the sun being very high and bright. All the fish I caught were in perfect condition. I am looking forward to the colder months.
Good evening session tonight at Dodds Farm lower lake, a 17, 13 & 12lb carp for myself, all beaten by a 22.3lb Mirror for my wife, Marta, just as the sun was setting. New PBs for both of us!
Caught at Laundry Lake, on dog biscuits weighing 23lb 7oz by Hannah Dakin
This is a photo of Lewis aged 10 with a 17lb mirror carp caught from Dodds Farm
Joey age 9 caught this lovey carp last Saturday at shalford
Finished off the river season on a blustery Saturday 13th March 2021 fishing through squally showers and hail with gusts of wind blowing my brolly inside-out The shoal of minnows were ravenous for my maggots but on persevering some bigger fish eventually turned up with this 1lb+ river roach making it all worth while.
Peter Yates – Fishery Officer
Marley Darch caught this 1lb 12oz Perch on the large lake at Straits Mill with a Maggot feeder and red Maggots on the hook
Charlie Cox Braddick, equalling his PB with this 25lb Common
Marley Darch caught a 1lb Perch which was a PB for him. It was caught on a Maggot feeder with 3 red maggots and a size 16 hook, caught at the top lake of Shalford Road Lakes
Marley Darch, had a new Personal Best with an 11lb Carp at Hicks Farm. This was caught with a 8mm pellet, short line with a size 14 hook on top three sections of his pole
Marley Darch – Personal best with a 11.1lb pike caught at Straits Mill, using Dead bait, Lamprey and on ledger
Another nice three Carp caught in heavy rain at Dodds Farm 19.8.20 by Nick Mitchell on a pellet Wagler
Tench caught by Nick Mitchell and Bream by Kathy Chisnall at Thoby Wood 18.8.20
These were caught by Nick Mitchell at Dodds Farm on the 17th August 2020 on a Pellet Waggler, The Carp caught by Kathy Chisnall was caught with a 6mm pellet on ‘Yank N Bank’ Pole
Just to show it was not a fluke I caught another tench 5” long on sweet corn at Hicks farm, the other tench was 7” long. Robin Rogers
Robin Rogers, caught a tench at Hicks Farm today, did not know there were tench in the lake
Caught this before the rains on the lower lake!!
Nick Mitchell, 15lb 4oz caught on pellet wagler, 6lb line and 6mm pellet at Dodds Farm on 25th July 2020 hour after the Mixed Pairs and Junior matches had finished
Harry Moore, 11lb 2oz carp caught during Junior Match at Dodds Farm on 25th July 2020
Jasmine Wilkinson, 4lb 2oz Tench, caught during Junior match at Dodds Farm 25th July 2020
After seeing the great pictures and fish caught in the Junior Match on the 11th July I thought I would fish these 2 small lakes. Excellent fun on light tackle.
Despite the drop in water level Parsonage Farm still delivers with 10 fine Tench to 4lbs. Not the biggest fish but great fun. John Nightingale.
18lb Fully Scaled Mirror
Charlie Cox Braddick 25lb on the nose common
Paul Barton caught this on Wednesday 13th
I had this 13lb Pike from Willow Mere.
I ished from 10.30-2.00 at Dodds farm , low lake. Caught two fish , one common carp 14.71b 2nd fish a mirror carp 211b.
The battery went on scales it Read about 25lb then switched off
5 fish caught and 2 lost biggest this 24lb 7oz common
23lb 4oz!! Looks like the fish Jamie from the website had out - identical scale patterns
10lb 11oz Mirror Carp caught at Hicks Farm yesterday with single 6mm pellet on the surface.
Just a couple of pictures of the superbly conditioned Tench caught on the 10th July 2019 at Parsonage Farm Lake.
Nick Mitchell, 3 good sized Bream, caught at Thoby Wood on Monday about 12 inch below the surface and with pellet
Catches from Junior and mixed pairs matches
Here’s a photo of a new PB Barbel from Fishers Green today - 14lb 1 oz, caught on the float long trotting , spam hook bait.
A lovely 27lb common carp out of jackets fishery again and it is a beauty I used a spinner rig and I was in the corner of the lake right at the back, cast tpwards the broken tree using a variety of bait and a vanilla chocolate pop-up
5lb Tench caught by Layla Mortimer at Thoby Wood at Juniors Match on 18.8.18
6lb 2oz Tench caught by Jasmine Wilkinson at Thoby Wood at Juniors Match on 18.8.18
4lb 5oz Bream caught by Hannah Dakin at Thoby Wood at Juniors Match on 18.8.18
6lb 7oz Tench was a Personal Best Tench for Kathy Chisnall caught at Thoby Wood at Mixed Pairs Match on 18.8.18
The open season/weekend on the river Wid saw a few new members trying this delightful stretch of water. Although river levels were low – following weeks with no rain – everyone managed to find a suitable swim. Big thanks to my bailiff Barry for his efforts scything nettles and cutting weeds. Red maggot scored but if the minnows got too much a switch to bigger baits worm, luncheon meat or sweetcorn proved productive.
Dace, chub, roach and perch are the prevalent species, for bigger fish try the deeper darker pools.
Fishery Officer Peter Yates
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I fished in the car park swim next to the reeds and fished a bout 4 rod length out and I used a bottom bait with a tip off on a helicopter rig
Wednesday 10 August 2022 at Southminster
Wednesday 17 August 2022 at Hicks Farm
Sunday 21 August 2022 at Blind lane
Wednesday 24 August 2022 at Straits Mill
Sunday 28 August 2022 at Puddledock (Snake)