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Great day at Totham Pit

Great day at Totham Pit today, this little lot by 11am. Went on to land 2 more Tench and about 15 Roach all 8oz+ but lost 4 more Tench and a Carp in the weed :(

Thanks to Paul Kemp for the picture.


Biggest Tench 6lb 8ozish, Biggest Bream 7lbish, Rudd just over 1lb.

Great job on the trees by the way – Kelvin Willis.

Worms Direct Final Result

The Worms Direct Final was fished on Sunday 6th August at Hoe Mill upstream of the footbridge. Ten Anglers took part and all caught fish, with some nice Roach and Rudd being landed. The winner of the final was Geoff Forman taking the trophy and prize money provided by our sponsor Worms Direct with a haul of 8lb 1oz of nice Roach and Rudd. Second was Chris Dyall with 6lb 7oz of Roach and Rudd with Andy Stebbing coming third with 4lb 12oz. A total of 35lb 6oz of fish were brought to the net.  All who took part would like to give a big vote of thanks to Worms Direct for their generous sponsorship and continued support.

Geoff receiving the trophy from last year’s winner Chris.

Ben banks his first surface caught carp

This was for a coarse / carp session at Heron Hall. Thunderstorms went around us, had a couple of showers but nothing scary.  Ben lost a carp on the bottom mid afternoon, had loads of rudd, ide, some tench and a small common and mirror. Then around 7 o’clock I broke out the floater gear. Loads taking off top, managed to nick a 13lb 4oz mirror and then Ben had a 10lb 8oz mirror and lost another one short of the net.  Guess what, he wants to do more floater fishing now.


First floater fished carp banked for Ben !!


Mixed bags of bits for a few hours before the floater fishing commenced.  
Please note appropriate use of the unhooking mat to prevent damage to any of our stock.

Dave and Mark’s day of mixed emotions

Yesterday was a day of mixed emotion as I took my youngest to Heybridge Basin. We fished the first swim and in the first few minutes had a nice Rudd and lost (never saw it) a large fish.  At the end of the session we’d had two Tench of approx 3 and 4 lb, my biggest ever Perch of approx 1.5 lb plus loads of Rudd, Roach, Bream, Perch and Eels.

Now the downside… I lost a really big perch and a really big slab and when we went to bring the keepnet in there were only two really small fish left in it as there was a big hole at the bottom of it. I looked at Mark and we both fell about laughing!!!!

That said what a great afternoon and conditions were far from perfect as it was so windy.

Hopefully, armed with a sewn up net, Dave and Mark will be returning to do battle with the beasts of the Basin again soon.

More stock for Beckingham Hall

Here are just a few of the fish stocked into Beckingham Hall over the Bank Holiday weekend.

Five lovely Mirrors.

and a plump Rudd.

Thank you to everyone who gave up their precious time to help out.

Fly fishing for carp

One of our day ticket bailiffs, Iain Fraser, is a qualified fly fishing instructor.  If you have ever wondered what it would be like to fly fish for carp (or maybe Rudd or Ide for that matter) and fancy learning how to do it check out Iain’s website flyfishingwithfraser website.

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