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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
BARDEN LAKE PRODUCES IT’S 1st 50lb CARP (6/11/2017) - The Society are pleased to announce that Barden Lake has produced it’s first 50lb Carp which is known to the regulars as “The Classic”. This fish was caught by Shaun Hutchinson and was backed up by another 2 forties and all coming in an 8 hour spell. Well done Shaun and may it be the … Continue reading BARDEN LAKE PRODUCES IT’S 1st 50lb CARP
OPEN DAY – SATURDAY 3rd JUNE (6/11/2017) - The Society held an Open Day on the recently created New Lagoon. It was well attended with a steady flow of visitors throughout the day. We had a barbecue which was managed by our very own Larry Howard, also on display was a six foot observatory fish tank which was kindly loaned to us by the … Continue reading OPEN DAY – SATURDAY 3rd JUNE
SOCIETY CLOTHING (6/11/2017) - We have introduced some quality embroidered clothing to our Society recently and it has been very popular, especially the caps, T-shirts, Polo shirts, coats and Hoodies. Anyone interested in purchasing any of the pictured items, please call Austin on 07974488040.
A.G.M & Prizegiving 2017 (6/11/2017) - Our A.G.M was well attended again this year, with nearly all of the regular match anglers present and a few of the specimen hunters. There was a fantastic buffet put on by Tony Hyland and his wife and plenty of raffle prizes to be won. Our usual impressive collection of Society trophies were was on display … Continue reading A.G.M & Prizegiving 2017
OTHER NEWS (4/25/2017) - The last of the field side swims on the Old Ballast Pit are due to be completed in the next fortnight. the old metal work will be removed and the areas dug out to match the other swims. Barley straw is on order ready for the inevitable algae blooms in the warmer weather. The last … Continue reading OTHER NEWS
CATCH REPORT (4/25/2017) -   The New Lagoon This new water has become very popular and good mixed bags are frequent. Lisa Bedford had lovely Bream just shy of 6lb along with other smaller samples and species. A few of the regular match guys had a day on there at the weekend and Tony Crossley had another great bag … Continue reading CATCH REPORT
NEWS UPDATE (4/25/2017) - Just to let members know that the Newsletter has just gone to press as has the club rule book with amendments and both items will be posted on return from the printers.
NEW LAGOON (4/9/2017) - The New Lagoon has been open for a week now and there have been anglers on there almost every day. Tony Crossley had a great day in the week, catching an estimated mixed bag of around 150lb. Keith Whitlock and Peter Meakins also had big mixed bags with lots of Roach 10oz and over. Anita Ayling … Continue reading NEW LAGOON
CATCH REPORT – BARDEN LAKE (4/9/2017) - Since the weather has warmed up in the last week, the Carp in Barden have woken up, with plenty of twenties, a couple of thirties and two forty pounders coming out. A few decent Tench have also been caught and the odd big Bream showing too.