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My First Fish of 2010

Paul Kyffin decided to venture out to Bog Grove after lunch on New Years Day only to find it 95% frozen.  However there was one other angler fishing and a short while after breaking the marginal ice and positioning his two hookbaits the bailiff, Allan Knight, arrived.  Whilst they chatted Paul had a take and landed a 9lb Common.  After taking the photos Allan wandered round to the other angler’s swim and he promptly landed a Roach.  As darkness fell the ice free water began to re-freeze but not before a couple more Roach and a Common of just under 7lb were landed, proving that if you can get a bait in the water fish can be tempted to feed in the coldest of weather.

Bog Grove Frozen New Years Day 2010

Bog Grove 9lb Common New Years Day 2010

Bog Grove 6_15 Common New Years Day 2010

Fishing Open Day on Sunday 12th July – Everybody Welcome

Whether you are an experienced angler but not a MAS member or just fancy coming along to see what fishing is all about join us on Sunday 12th July at one of our most popular venues. MAS members will be on hand to give advice on match, pleasure and carp fishing. Everyone is welcome whatever your age; juniors (accompanied by an adult), adults, pensioners, families especially welcome. Bring your gear and fish for free, if you haven’t got a rod a limited number will be available for you to try.

Anyone who picks up an application form on the day and joins within 14 days gets a generous 20% discount on any of our membership categories.


The venue is ‘Bog Grove’ (don’t worry it’s much nicer than the name suggests) which has a great head of carp to around 20lbs, crucian carp, tench and rudd. We’ll start at 1000 and finish at 1700, just turn up at a time that suits you.



Bank Holiday Bonanza

News has already started to arrive of catches over the Bank Holiday weekend.  One of our bailiffs, Kris, has reported landing a 30lb 2oz Common from Howells (photo to follow).  Tom Howlett has made the news page again with a new personal best 24lb 1oz Mirror from Totham Pit.  Tom takes up the story –  ” I was fishing on the point and had to get in the margin to pull it back round as it was going round the corner, I was absolutely soaked but it was well worth it as it is my new pb!”.  Last but not least, friends Jack Childs and James Morris hooked carp at Bog Grove only seconds apart and got both into the net at the same time (see gallery).

Double whammy for Tom Howlett

Congratulations to Tom Howlett who not only caught his first ever carp off the top at Bog Grove but also went on to catch one of the Simmo stockies from Totham Pit.  The pics of both fish can now be found in the gallery.

375lb of carp recently stocked into two of our lakes

375lb of carp were recently stocked into two of our lakes. 22 carp averaging 8lb each were stocked into Beckingham Hall and around 186 small carp and 100 silver fish were stocked into Bog Grove. We hope to supplement the stocking of these two venues with additional fish in the coming months.

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