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Now we are into October

Please remember that from 1st October onwards:

Night permit holders only can use 3 rods on all venues.

Night fishing has started on Bog Grove (until the end of April).

Rook Hall and Whitehouse Farm are now closed for their winter shooting breaks and re-open on 1st February.

Also its the last month of night fishing at Slough House Farm which ceases at the end of October and restarts on 1st April (the lake remains open to day fishing from 5am to 10pm throughout the winter).

George Basham caught this fine Common from Whitehouse Farm just before it closed and wrote:  “I went to Whitehouse farm for an after school session and 5 mins after I put my first rod out it went screaming off. I had never seen such a fighter like it and it took me half an hour to get in the net.  My friend had to walk in a bit just to net it but it was all worth it for this stunning common.”

Nice One Fred

Fred Phillips is not only a new member but new to the sport of angling.  This hasn’t held him back though as Fred takes up the story:

I have now been fishing for 3 weeks.  I started by going to Bog Grove and caught a 3lb Mirror and a 2lb Common.  These were my first two fish, after this I went to Whitehouse Farm in Tolleshunt D’arcy and netted a stunning 17.2lbs Common Carp.  This was my third fish and a nice catch which I was very proud of.  I just thought I would show everyone, and recently me and my mates have had loads of double figure fish out of there.

Fred Phillips with his third and largest carp.

Wheres fishing…

With a flurry of Bank Holiday’s rapidly approaching you might be trying to decide which of our waters to fish.  This is what I’ve picked up from the grapevine so far: 

Beckingham Hall – carp to low doubles.

Bog Grove – carp to low doubles, roach on the float and occasional crucian, bream and chub.

James Dunphy with his largest double of 13lb 9oz from Bog Grove

Brick Kiln Pond – plenty of small carp and fantails.

Canal & river – closed until 16th June.

Howells Lake – carp to mid twenties.

Jack Dykes with a low twenty from Howells

Little London Lake – no reports yet.

Little Park – a 25lb Common and smaller carp to mid doubles.

New Hall Reservoir – closed (re-opens on 1st May).

Railway Pond – no reports yet but it looked perfect for a fish two when I drove past!

Rook Hall – bags of roach, tench and small ide from the front lake.  The further you walk the bigger the carp get.

Slough House Farm – carp to 20lb, bags of roach and occasional tench.

Totham Pit – Willow has been out at 31lb and several other carp up to 26lb have been landed.  The bream and tench are just starting to show.  Pike are active and still getting caught on lures.

Dave Witney with Willow at 31lb from Totham Pit

Whitehouse Farm – several carp to low twenties with a new lake record 22lb 3oz Leather just reported.  The big roach/bream hybrids don’t seem to be showing (yet).

An 18lb 11oz Linear Mirror goes back at Whitehouse Farm

Where ever you choose to wet a line I hope you get a result and if you want to share your success please do send in a pic or two for the gallery.

Rule Changes

The new 2011 rulebook is currently being printed.  In the meantime please note the following amendments / new rules: 

33. Bog Grove, Little Park Langford and Whitehouse Farm, cereal groundbait and boilies allowed at a maximum of 1 kilogram per fishing session.

45. Braided main lines are banned.  Leadcore is no longer banned but only shop bought ready made leaders and those made with a spliced loop are allowed.  Maximum length of home made leaders to be 1.5 metres.  Bailiffs have the right to inspect any rig to ensure that it is fish friendly in the event of the reel line breaking. 

49. The society reserves the right to refuse an application to join from anyone who is known to have been banned from another fishing club.

Please also remember, at the Head Bailiffs request: 

31. All anglers fishing for carp or pike on Society waters must be in possession of an unhooking mat.

Not the largest of carp but this low double from Howells is safely on the mat.

For the full list of rules click here

Whitehouse Farm

Our Head Bailiff reports that some of the pot holes in Pages Lane have been filled in, its still not brilliant but 100% better than before.  The brambles around the lake will be cut some time in the next few days.
A first time pleasure trip by Kirk May on Sunday ended with him landing a 19lbs 8oz Linear Mirror.  Well done Kirk.
This came during a two hour session in the middle of the day.  There were five people fishing and a carp of  just under 10lbs was also landed.

Rook Hall and Whitehouse Farm Re-Open

Rook Hall and Whitehouse Farm re-open for fishing after their respective 4 month close seasons on Tuesday 1st Feb 2011.  Members are reminded that fishing at Rook Hall is from dawn until dusk only while fishing at Whitehouse Farm is permitted between 5am and 10pm (no night fishing allowed).  Please proceed with caution when approaching and parking at both of these fisheries as water levels are still very high and parking areas are likely to be very soft.  Even the Chairman managed to get stuck at Whitehouse Farm last year and needed to have his car pushed out of the mud by two other anglers, so nobody is completely safe from the ‘dreaded wheelspin’.

Rook Hall Front Lake.

Whitehouse Farm.

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