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Lake event dates.
18th March – Millennium Lake – RVFFC Spring Sporting Challenge – No fishing from Red pegged swims. Numbers to be confirmed. Lake still open to day anglers to fish unmarked swims.
4th March – Westmill Lake – Garrads AC match, reserved peg numbers to be confirmed
25th March – Westmill Lake – Abbotts AC match, 15 anglers, pegs to be confirmed.
MILLENNIUM TROUT LAKE 11th Feb
The last week has seen fewer anglers on the bank due to the weather but those that have ventured out have caught some nice fish. The average for the week has been over four fish per angler. Fly choice has been mainly lures, with whites and blue flash Cats or Snakes proving popular. Also fish being taken on smaller Diawl Bach black and red/orange flies.
(21.1.2018) The RVFFC held there postponed Fur and Feather competition and possibly had a worse day than the original date had! However, the 17 anglers donned wet weather gear and carried on regardless! Through snow, sleet, rain and wind they managed to catch and keep 53 trout with another dozen or so returned. Bart Farmer won the day with a 4 fish bag weight of 12lb 7oz. His best fish tipped the scales to 5lb 13oz. Dave Franklin hooked second with four fish for 9lb 5oz and George Pavli took third with 9lb 4oz for his four fish. They then retired to the Old Tack room to give out prizes and eat sausage rolls, wedges and mince pies and drink mulled wine or tea or coffee.
Remember the Millennium Lake is a registered TroutMasters water, so please do fill in those entry cards and send them in! Any fish 3lb and over is worth sending in and you may make it through to our lake final next year and maybe even into the grand final held at Grafham reservoir! The top three fish of each month at our lake receive a TroutMasters badge to sew onto your cap!
Please remember that ALL Brown trout are to be returned. If you should get a good picture of these, or for that matter any of the trout from the lake I would love to have a copy and be able to put some new photos up on the website. Just send them through to my email address.
Hope to see you on the bank soon!
Return ALL catch cards, even blank ones!
I need the returns to let me know how the lake is fishing, what fish have been taken and therefore need replacing. If I don’t know they are gone they are not replaced, which means less fish in the lake and thereby harder fishing! So please, take 2 minutes at the end of your visit to fill in the cards and return them to me. Thank you.
RIB COARSE FISHING LAKE 4th Feb
Carp are proving hard to find and catch with just a few being reported. They are topping, so before setting up take a mooch around the lake and look for signs of life and activity!
The Pike are still being caught on various methods, with a good few being taken on fly tactics! Crocs to 24lb being caught!
(above) A lovely Pike of 18lb caught on the fly by Tamar in January
(above) Joshua Monk with a 28lb Common.
(above) Roger Everett with a 24lb Pike taken under a float on a section of Lamprey
Look for signs of life before setting up, a 5min walk around the lake before starting could mean the difference between catching and not!
WESTMILL COARSE FISHING LAKE 11th Feb
Plenty of Roach and Perch to smaller float fishing tactics using maggot or pinkie. Some better Perch to over 2lb being taken on worm, sometimes right under the anglers feet! Also Skimmer and some larger Bream and Carp being taken on ledger/method tactics. Pegs nearer the hut proving to be a better area for catching.
The water temperature is still cold, so bear this in mind when planning your fishing trip. Start to use slightly finer set-ups and do not over feed a swim with to much ground-bait or loose-feed. The fish will start to eat less as their environment cools down and you don’t want to fill them up on freebies before they’ve picked up your hook-bait!
Marin Sims enjoyed taking his son out for his first overnight fishing adventure!
Sam Edmonds helped hundreds of new people enjoy there first taste of fishing this summer as part of ‘Get Hooked On Angling’ that he works with. They caught all manner of fish, including this surprise Pike from the Westmill Lake!
A 5lb Carp being inched towards a match anglers waiting net!
(below) Mark North hitting into a Carp on a Method rig.
PLEASE NOTE, ALL COARSE FISH SPECIES MUST BE RETURNED TO THE LAKES. ANY ANGLER FOUND KILLING AND TAKING COARSE FISH SPECIES FROM THE LAKES WILL BE PROSECUTED FOR THEFT.