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Carp in the fog

Howells is fishing well as spring starts to arrive, I had 2 fish last night and lost one.  Both fish where commons one 24lb and the other was 23lb.


Dan with the larger of his two Howells Commons.

Little Park boosted by small Commons from Howells

We had a good day over Howells, the figures are a total of 462lb of small Commons moved to Little Park.  49 Commons totalling 442lb went into Little Parks main lake mostly averaging 10lb, some slightly smaller, and 20lb of small Commons went into the top pond.


Four of the 49 Commons moved from Howells to Little Park main lake.

Howells closed on Sunday 13th March

Howells will be closed to members on Sunday 13th March so that a number of the small Commons up to 10lb in weight that have bred in this lake can be moved to Little Park.  There will also be some disruption at Little Park throughout the day when the fish are introduced into their new home.  This date coincides with the Carpin On show at Five Lakes so hopefully disruption to our members fishing time has been minimised.


Howells lake – removing the smaller carp hopefully means that the big ones will get even bigger.

Photo competetion winners announced

To encourage photo submission we’re running annual prizes of half-price membership for photos submitted in two categories of ‘carp’ & ‘non-carp’.  Judges decision is final and it’s not always about the biggest fish, it might be the ‘prettiest’ fish or it might just be a good photo.

The 2015 winner of the carp category is Andy Flower for his magnificent 23lb mirror from Howell’s

and in the non-carp category Shaun Birnie gets a special mention for his fine 16lb Totham Pit pike & Dan Hilton for a splendid 10lb slab from the canal but the winner is Dan Thornett for his perch also from the canal, maybe not the biggest specimen (that’s the perch not Dan) but it’s a great perch photo

Keep those pictures coming and we’ll be pleased to pick the winners again next year.

Little London receives a boost

At a recent committee meeting it was agreed that the Maldon lake that was probably fishing the slowest was Little London so to try and remedy the situation we would ensure that the next batch of fish we purchased would be stocked into this attractive fishery.  I can now confirm that 255lb of silver fish and 30 carp to low doubles have been stocked with more silver fish to follow soon.

Just some of the silvers about to go into Little London.

One of the larger carp stocked into Little London.

Carp Final Result

Congratulations to Graham Surridge for a convincing victory in this weekends MAS Carp Final on Howells , the boy smashed it with a 118lb bag sending him home with the 1st place trophy , £100 cash , 30plus stalking rod, 4kg of XL Baits & 5kg of Specimen Carp Baits plus a MAS hoody for his efforts! Well done, a worthy winner!

Well done also to Andy Flower who took home the 2nd place trophy ,£50 cash, Wychwood spod rod 4kg of XL Baits & 2kg of Specimen Carp Baits with matching pop ups and glug plus a MAS hoody.  Tosh Welton wins the Alan Hare cup for the biggest fish in all heats and the final by bagging breezeblock at 28.14lb in the final.

Many thanks to Angling Essentials , XL Baits & Specimen Baits for sponsoring the MAS carp matches 2015/16 & supporting our carp restocking program.

The Carp Final winners, L-R: Andy, Graham and Tosh.

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