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Nice Perch from the river (2/10/2020) - There have been some nice Perch showing on the river when its been fishable. The best time being as the colour drops out of the water. This nice near 3lb fish was caught by Matthew Wakeford.
RECENT PREDATOR CATCHES (2/10/2020) - The Pike fishing on our waters has been pretty good of late, especially on Barden Lake with several upper doubles being caught. Our recent Pike match was won from Barden Lake with Neal Rogers taking the honours with two fish for 22lb 8oz. Club Vice-Chairman Larry Howard and his friend had a good day with … Continue reading RECENT PREDATOR CATCHES
NEW TROPHY FOR THE SOCIETY (12/13/2019) - Carl Mitchell and his family have donated a stunning new trophy in memory of Bill Mitchell (Carl’s dad) who was a long standing Committee member and regular Society match angler. This trophy is the ‘Bill Mitchell Match Specimen Cup’ awarded to the match angler catching the best specimen fish from any club match throughout the … Continue reading NEW TROPHY FOR THE SOCIETY
PREDATOR CATCH REPORT (12/13/2019) - Regular predator anglers Jason Craven and Neal Rogers had a couple of good fish recently from the river while the water conditions were good. Using sea baits under a float, Neal was first to connect with what felt like a good fish. After a good hard fight, the fish threw the hooks close in. Within seconds of … Continue reading PREDATOR CATCH REPORT
MATCH REPORT (11/22/2019) - Larry Howard done well in the recent club match fished at the bungalows. With the river still up and coloured, a dozen regulars braved the conditions to contest for the A.C.A cup. Larry managed to hook two Carp during the match, one which he could do nothing with and the other was this lovely 10lb … Continue reading MATCH REPORT
CATCH REPORT (11/22/2019) - The NEW LAGOON continues to fish well, even with the drop in water and air temperature. Venue bailiff Bill, had a busy day last week, catching several Tench between 4lb and 6lb. Other members have also enjoyed the brilliant Tench fishing on offer. Roach to over 1lb continue to show and plenty of small Carp to … Continue reading CATCH REPORT
CATCH REPORT (11/22/2019) - Austin Battell endured a tough day on Weirwood Resevoir recently with boat companions Jason Craven and Neal Rogers. Using the dropshot method and testing some new lures, fish were hard to come by but from the seven fish caught, this lovely Perch of 3lb 5oz was the pick of the bunch.
CATCH REPORT (11/22/2019) - Barden Lake regulars Warren and club bailiff Phil Hollens spent plenty of hours over a couple of days, raking dead weed from their swims to make it easier for landing fish. It well and truly paid off for both of them with Phil bagging the first fish which was a stocked fish less than two years ago which … Continue reading CATCH REPORT
LONGFIELD LAKE WORK PARTY – SUNDAY 1st DECEMBER – meet at Café in the Park at 8.00am (11/20/2019) - We will be holding a work party on Longfield Lake on Sunday 1st December, meeting at 8.00am at the Café in the Park, Haysden Country Park. It will be mainly swim clearing and access improvement. We have some exciting new plans for this wonderful piece of water.
Another new swim for Barden Lake (8/6/2019) - The bailiffs on Barden Lake have created another fine swim in the Willow Bay area. The old ‘Secret’ swim has been closed during the summer months and this new safer ‘Secret’ swim will be open all year round. This will carry the halfway casting rule, as do the other swims in Willow Bay. The old … Continue reading Another new swim for Barden Lake
Phil Hollens with another fine capture (8/6/2019) - Society bailiff Phil Hollens continued his run of fine fish with this latest capture at 40lb 13oz.
Carp are on the munch (7/30/2019) - Phil Hollens and Michael Mcmahon have been amongst the fish recently with these fine captures. Phil with the Brute at 38lb 4oz and Michael with a 37lb 5oz and  a 24lb 4oz. Well done fellas.  
Junior has fantastic day on the New Lagoon (7/30/2019) - Young Alex Stokes enjoyed a red letter day with his dad Gareth on the New Lagoon recently, catching 30 Tench to 4lb 10oz and eight Carp to around 5lb. Alex caught all his fish on the float and using sweetcorn as bait. Well done Alex.
9lb Barbel caught in Society match (7/30/2019) - In one of our recent Society matches, Match Secretary Martyn Hill,  hooked and landed a stunning 9lb Barbel using legered flavoured luncheon meat. Martyn caught the fish fairly early in the match and hoped to follow it up with another. The fishing was a little tough due to the running coloured water and unfortunately Martyn was unable to … Continue reading 9lb Barbel caught in Society match
Huge Crucian From the Old Ballast Pit (6/19/2019) - Regular club match angler Roger Trask fished a Wednesday Classic last week on the Old Ballast Pit and caught a very big Crucian which weighed in at 5lb 2oz. Roger initially didn’t realise the magnitude of his catch until the word got round to the rest of the match anglers. The weather was atrocious, so … Continue reading Huge Crucian From the Old Ballast Pit
Large Rudd at the New Lagoon (6/19/2019) - Venue regular, Jason Craven got amongst the quality Rudd recently, bagging a nice 2lb specimen
Weirwood Predators (5/23/2019) - A warm sunny day afloat on Weirwood turned into a very productive day for Austin Battell recently. Using the Westin W3 8ft Dropshot rod, Austin caught 4 nice Pike to nearly 12lb and several nice Perch to 2lb 6oz. The Westin Shadteez and Crayfish patterns were the best lures on the day.
Another New Lagoon Big Tench takes a prize. (5/23/2019) - Jason Craven’s 8lb 8oz Tench from the New Lagoon won him the monthly Pallatrax prize in the May edition of the Freshwater Informer. Well done Jason, a selection of the latest range of Pallatrax hooks are on the way to you.
PB Tench from the New Lagoon (5/23/2019) - Venue regular Roger Fermor had a cracking session on the New Lagoon recently. Roger caught several nice fish, including Carp, Bream, Roach, Rudd and Tench, with this stunning 8lb 8oz specimen topping the day and giving Roger a new PB.
Barden Lake Pike (5/23/2019) - Last season’s specimen Pike winner Ian Seamer got off to a flyer in trying to retain his title. Using deadbait on Barden Lake, Ian landed this long and nice looking Pike which weighed 15lb.
PAIRS MATCH – Hartlake Down – 3rd March 2019 (3/5/2019) - This season’s Pairs match was a close run affair all the way to the whistle. The winners were top individual Peter Hole and partner Roger Trask with a combined weight of 11lb 13oz. In second spot were Mick Smith and Larry Howard with 5lb 10oz and in third spot were Stuart Cottingham and Martyn Hill with … Continue reading PAIRS MATCH – Hartlake Down – 3rd March 2019
WINTER PEG DOWN – Sportsground – 17th February 2019 (3/5/2019) - This was a bit of a tough day for getting any respectable weights together as a dozen of our regular matchmen found out. Mick Smith drew the Golden Peg  and subsequently took the honours with a match winning weight of 4lb 6oz plus Mick netted the Golden Peg kitty of £140. In second spot with 3lb … Continue reading WINTER PEG DOWN – Sportsground – 17th February 2019
CHEESEMAN CUP – SWANMEAD – 10th February 2019 (2/10/2019) - Due to the terrible river conditions caused by the recent downfalls of heavy constant rain, only 4 members braved a visit to Swanmead. Lee Wakeman followed up his win last week with another well earned one this week. Lee managed 8lb 10oz to comfortably beat Martyn Hill’s 2lb which took 2nd spot and Roger Trask took … Continue reading CHEESEMAN CUP – SWANMEAD – 10th February 2019
HOUGHTON CUP 6 – CEMEX -3rd February 2019 (2/10/2019) - This was the penultimate leg of this years Houghton Cup which has been hotly contested between Colin Fowler and Tony Crossley. The catches in this match were mainly made up of Chub with the biggest being around 3lb which was caught by match winner Lee Wakeman. Lee finished up with a respectable total of 10lb … Continue reading HOUGHTON CUP 6 – CEMEX -3rd February 2019
PIKE MATCH – HAYSDEN COUNTRY PARK – 27th January 2019 – 13 fished (1/31/2019) - The annual club Pike match seems to get more popular each year, as we had 13 competitors this year. There have been several big fish capture reports recently, so everyone was hoping for something a bit special.  Austin Battell got lucky and drew number 1 out of the hat and headed down wind into one … Continue reading PIKE MATCH – HAYSDEN COUNTRY PARK – 27th January 2019 – 13 fished
CATCH REPORT – CANNON BRIDGE (1/31/2019) - Club match regular, Tony Crossley braved the freezing conditions on the upper Cannon Bridge section and was rewarded with this fine 5lb 2oz Chub. There have not been many decent Chub captures of late but we are sure this fish will take some beating for the annual Specimen Chub Cup. Well done Tony.
Cold snap makes the fishing tough (1/31/2019) - Neal Rodgers managed to catch this nice Perch from the boat at Weirwood recently. It was a tough day with Easterly winds and a water temperature of 4.7 degrees. Not many bites but this was the best fish of the day at 2lb 11oz..
HOUGHTON CUP GOES TO THE WIRE – ROUND 5 – HARTLAKE UP – 13th January 2019 (1/16/2019) - This season’s Houghton Cup will be decided in the last round of matches. Round 5 was a very close affair with the current top 2 both framing on the day. Colin Fowler and Tony Crossley could not have made it any closer as Colin took the honours with 7lb 15oz and Tony took second place with … Continue reading HOUGHTON CUP GOES TO THE WIRE – ROUND 5 – HARTLAKE UP – 13th January 2019
CHRISTMAS MATCH RESULT – BUNGALOWS – 9th December 2018 (1/16/2019) - 15 anglers ventured out for this popular yearly gathering. Although the river had been up and coloured leading up to this one, 14 of the competitors managed to register on the scales. Taking the honours in top spot was Match Secretary Martyn Hill with 13lb 12oz which consisted of two Bream, the best one weighing … Continue reading CHRISTMAS MATCH RESULT – BUNGALOWS – 9th December 2018
Barden Pike Fishing (12/6/2018) - The Pike fishing has begun to pick up of late on Barden Lake, with some good upper double figure fish being reported. Lure anglers have done well recently as the water has stayed clear and the weed has now died back which makes it easier to fish with sinking or floating lures. Lots of Jacks have … Continue reading Barden Pike Fishing
RECENT CATCHES (8/6/2018) -  Jason Craven 2lb 12oz Roach – New Lagoon Austin Battell 3lb 4oz Perch – Weirwood  Austin Battell 26lb of Roach & Rudd Ben Groombridge – Tench – New Lagoon Neal Rogers – 2lb+ Perch – Weirwood Aaron McGinty – Tench – New Lagoon  Jason Craven – 10lb+ Bream – Barden Lake Roger Fermor – Carp – New Lagoon Lisa Bedford – … Continue reading RECENT CATCHES
PICTURE OF THE MONTH – JULY (8/6/2018) - July’s picture of the month award goes to Jason Craven for this shot of his 32lb+ Carp from Weirwood Resevoir.
PICTURE OF THE MONTH – JUNE (8/6/2018) - Picture of the month award for June goes to Lee Wakeman with this shot of his match winning bag of Bream from the New Cut.
OPEN DAY- NEW LAGOON – SATURDAY 18th AUGUST from 10.00am (7/30/2018) - The Society will be holding an Open Day on the New Lagoon on Saturday 18th August from 10.00am – everyone is welcome with fishing tuition provided, equipment also provided and a barbecue with soft drinks available on the day. Membership applications can also be taken on the day. Come along as a family and enjoy … Continue reading OPEN DAY- NEW LAGOON – SATURDAY 18th AUGUST from 10.00am
TO ALL MEMBERS (1/17/2018) - Any member that wishes to put a catch report/pictures in to me by Sunday evening, I shall add it to our monthly write up in the Freshwater Informer. Some details of catch would be helpful and you can contact me via our Facebook page. Regards, Austin.
WORK PARTY – SUNDAY 14th JANUARY – OLD BALLAST PIT (1/9/2018) - All members please note that the Old Ballast Pit will be closed this Sunday, 14th January as there is a work party booked and tree work will be carried out. Any overnighters must be away from the lake by 8.ooam Sunday morning.
WEEDCUTTING DATES – BARDEN & BALLAST PIT (1/9/2018) - We have booked  Weedcutting Services for two days on Barden Lake to clear and remove the dead weed in both bays. This will happen on Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th January. Please be aware that both bays will be closed for fishing on both days and nights. Any members wishing to help out in barrowing the … Continue reading WEEDCUTTING DATES – BARDEN & BALLAST PIT
REMINDER TO ALL MEMBERS (1/9/2018) - Please note, all members must carry their photo i.d card and their membership card at all times whilst fishing any of our Society waters. If you do not have both in your possession at the time of being asked by a club bailiff, then you will be asked to leave the water.
APOLOGIES FOR DELAY IN UPDATING WEBSITE (1/4/2018) - We would just like to apologise for the delay in updating the website. We are currently inputting all the latest information on Match results, Match Championship Standings and Houghton Cup Standings. We are currently up to 1st October for standings and the rest of the info will be up to date by 8th January with all … Continue reading APOLOGIES FOR DELAY IN UPDATING WEBSITE