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Lake event dates.

Westmill lakeWednesday 15th Nov – pegs 1 – 8 and 44 – 57 reserved for Bishops Stortford AC match

Millennium Lake – Sunday 3rd Dec – TEFF regional fish-off competition. For more info or to compete contact Mike Loy on 07708 219874. Numbers as yet unknown, will update nearer the event.

Millennium Lake – Sunday 10th Dec – RVFFC Fur and Feather. Lake CLOSED.

 

 MILLENNIUM TROUT LAKE 16th Nov

Please remember to return catch cards as many are not being handed in already and they help with the lake management!

The last few days returns have showed an upturn in the numbers of fish caught as the cold wind has gone. Flies being used a mixture; blue flash Damsel, Cats, dry Daddies and Buzzers. Follow the wind!

Below are a selection of pictures showing the lake at almost its most empty before we netted the coarse fish out to move them to the other lakes.

(15thOct2017) The RVFFC held their annual Brian Austin Memorial competition which saw 15 anglers compete. Between them they caught 165 trout, keeping 15 of these and returning the rest. Jeff Wilkinson won the day with Charlie Abrahams second and George Pavli third.

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!

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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 14th Nov

 Pike fishing Starts again on October 1st, so lures and dead-baiting can start again! Good luck!

Carp to some and not to others seems to be the way of it at the moment! The water is cooling down and the fish will be a bit slower so take this into account. Still fish being caught though. Spoke to one angler who had caught a few on Cell boilie.

The Pike appear to be being caught more on dead-baits than lures now. Lamprey and eel catching at various points around the lake but maybe the area nearer the toilet block proving the most productive.

Some nice Perch to over 2lb and some decent Roach being taken on float fishing tactics.

(above) Joshua Monk with a 28lb Common.

(above) Roger Everett with a 24lb Pike taken under a float on a section of Lamprey

A great Perch for this young angler!

As you can see from the picture below, the weed is of benefit to smaller fish in their survival and we have found a few small carp which we haven’t seen for years!

 Si with a near 20lb surface caught Common.

 Gary Edmonds with a fly rod caught Common of 20lb+

(Left) Brian Cuttmore with a 27lb Mirror, one of several fish he caught.

Look for signs of life before setting up, a 5min walk around the lake before starting could mean the difference between catching and not!

Remember there are other fish in the lake, with some good sized Perch and Roach, Tench and Chub. Started to have reports of the odd Bream showing up as well!

WESTMILL COARSE FISHING LAKE 13th Nov

Fishing a little slow at the moment, even after adding hundreds of Bream a few weeks ago! Those fishing lighter float tactics finding plenty of Roach and Perch on the close bank. Bream being caught to ledger and method tactics.

As the days get shorter and the nights get longer, the water temperature will start to decrease, 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.

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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.