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If tackle shop is closed tickets will be issued on lakeside

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Please note; the following is not an acceptable fishing method on our lakes! It goes without saying that any kind of rig like the one pictured below is not allowed to be used on our fishery. If you see anyone acting suspiciously or using methods you think are not in line with our fishery rules you can give the tackle shop a call on 01920 462200 and they will contact one of the bailiffs who will come and check it out as soon as they can. Thanks.

 

Lake event dates.

Wednesday 20th May – Westmill Lake – Start of the Rib Valley Tackle Shop open matches! Running from now until the end of August ,anyone can enter, either as a one off or as a series of matches. Contact the tackle shop on 01920 462200 for more info or to sign up!

Wednesday 13th June – Westmill Lake CLOSED – for Rib Valley Tackle Shop Charity Match

June 16th 2018 – We will be able to offer fishing on the River Rib that runs besides are lakes! As part of the normal coarse ticket, you will be able to fish the river from the road bridge on the A602 down to the outfall from the Rib Lake on our side of the river. Over the coming weeks we hope to get some work done on the river to make the swims more accessible.

Saturday 23rd June – Westmill Lake – Stort Valley AC night fishing match from 6pm – 6am. Numbers to be confirmed but at moment no more than 10.

Sunday 24th June – Westmill Lake – Broad Water AC match, 15 anglers, pegs to be confirmed.

Sunday 24th June – Westmill Lake – Eagle AS match, 15 anglers, pegs to be confirmed.

MILLENNIUM TROUT LAKE 12th June

The trout lake is now open for bait fishing. Prices are the same as the coarse lakes. Should you catch a trout or two you are welcome to keep them. Please be aware that sometimes boating/water activities will take place on the lake.

(29.4.2018) The fish-off for the 2017 TroutMasters took place today with 4 anglers competing to win and move onto the final at Draycote Fishery in October. Peter Gander won the day with his 4 fish bag weighing in the heaviest, one of his trout weighed in at 4lb 9oz! Peter Edwards came second, being bested by only 2oz! He to had a good fish that went 4lb 10oz. Mike Villalard and Tom Jeffes put up a valiant effort and both enjoyed the experience.

(above) Peter Edwards with a Rainbow of 4lb 10oz

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!

RIB COARSE FISHING LAKE 12th June

An up and down week for Carp catches with some anglers catching and some struggling. Still spawning activity being seen with some being caught spawned out while others still full of spawn! Plenty of fish being seen cruising about in the bright Sunshine. Carp can be tempted to feed on floaters, just watch out for the bird life! The weed has now returned around the margins, so fishing off the edge of it may prove successful as carp patrol its boundaries!

(above) A good sized Tench of 8lb 7oz caught whilst after carp for Phil.

Gavin and Jayne with a fish of 21lbA lovely 29lb 8oz Common for this angler

 

(26.4.201 above) Luke Fone with a beautiful Common of 29lb 2oz, taken on a NutCracker wafter over a small bed of similar offerings.

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 12th June

A quiet weekend in numbers of anglers but those that did fish were finding a good mixed bag of fish including Bream, Carp, Tench, Roach and Perch. Corn and lobworm saw one angler catching all day on both float and ledger.

 

An angler lands a 4lb Bream on peg 2.

 

A 5lb Carp being inched towards a match anglers waiting net!

 

 

 

 

 

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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