We hope our update finds you all well, glad to see the weathers allowing a lot more of you to join us on the lakes.
Guinea Lake All lakes are fishing really really well. Young Alex Haigh and Jake Creasey did exceptionally well on Guinea, both landing around 71 fish consisting of Crucian, Bream and Tench. The boys and a large amount of our anglers are using just maggot on Guinea and getting great results.
On the grounds that summer doesn’t seem like it’s coming I thought I’d give you all an update, because it will never happen if we wait for the summer!
So the farms exciting news is little baby George! Mel and Chris were blessed with a beautiful little boy, so when the weather brightens up I’m sure your all get to meet him as Mel walks around the lakes.
Well what bad weather we have all been having but when did that put off a true angler (hee hee) so we were please to see some of you braving the wet weather. Obviously the cold weather plays havoc with the Carp spawning, this tends to happen when the temperature reaches 21 degrees where as at the moment we are fluctuation between 7-10 degrees, so roll on the warmer weather!
A happy new year to all our fishing men and women, now you can all get out of the house and back to your rods catching some great specimens. All lakes are open (except if they freeze over) and we have been having some great catches over the Christmas period.
On the 4th of August Pat Hill organised her annual childrens fishing match at Stammerham Farm, all three lakes were used and the ages of the children varied from four years to 18 years, and just to make the day even more special Bob Nudd was there to give fishing tips and tropheys to all the winners.
The over all winner was George Hunt in the 11-13 age group, his winning weight was 65lb 2oz and no suprise that he fished Jenny lake, his picture with Bob Nudd is on our website under Jenny lake gallery. The following are the winners of each group.
4-10 age group
So great to see everyone taking full advantage of the wonderful weather we've all been having, the woods have become a carpet of blue and the birds are nesting, our swans on Bean Lake have a clutch of eggs and a few ducklings have been seen around the margins. Near on every day each lake has been fished and some super catches have been coming out.
Our lakes have been frozen since the end of November until last weekend, so do phone ahead to book your day tickets just in case we receive anymore hard frosts in the weeks to come.
We have had a few hardy fishermen braving the cold windy weather, the fishing is hard as to be expected, but on Centre things are looking up, Mark Eales one of our regulars, caught 12 pike on the 7th of January, the largest being 12lb and by chance he caught that particular pike twice, however a few days before that a 16lb pike came out from the depths, so dont be put off.
Weed in Bean Lake really breaking up now because of the colder weather letting access to more fishing areas. Pike are regularly coming out of centre lake biggest so far 20lb.
Match weights are getting less so its time to scale down hook sizes line diameter and bait size and reduce loose feeding. The autumn colours round the lakes are beautiful when the sun comes out and the pubs are lighting there fires now!
This month on the farm it was noticed that the main islands on the lakes needed some urgent attention in removing any tackle caught up on trees and bushes as it can cause many sad and slow deaths with wildfowl, we do this approximately 3 times a year.
Bean lake still produceing big fish up yo 25 lb this week, very weedy still but excellent conditions for the fish to keep growing.
Copse meadow lake very hard in the day but first thing and end of day best time to go.
On Center reported siteing of a pike taking fully grown moorehen by the island peg 5.