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Season Ticket for Coarse Angling
We are running our annual coarse fishing season ticket again this year. It runs from 1st April to 31st March and costs £350. This allows the named angler to fish any coarse lake at any time and the river during the open season. Please note that night fishing sessions still need to be booked in advance and that season ticket holders DO NOT have priority over other paying customers. For more information or to buy a season ticket, visit the tackle shop. Places are limited and done on a first come first served basis.
Lake event dates.
Sunday 25th March – Millennium Lake – RVFFC Spring Sporting – rescheduled from last week due to weather. Approx. 12 anglers, no fishing from RED pegged swims, lake still open to day anglers.
Sunday 25th March – Westmill Lake – Abbotts AC match, 15 anglers, pegs to be confirmed.
Saturday 14th April – Westmill Lake – pegs 1 and 2 RESERVED for lessons
Saturday 21st April – Millennium Lake – CLOSED – for Lawyers Beginners Day corporate event.
Sunday 22nd April – Millennium Lake – RVFFC Peter Todd Floating line comp. – No fishing from RED pegs, numbers to be confirmed.
Sunday 22nd April – Westmill Lake – pegs 15 – 35 reserved for Westward Ho AC match.
Wednesday 25th April – MTSFC Special Needs Children Fishing Day. About 10 pegs on Millennium and 10 pegs on Westmill will be used. Both lakes will still be open to day anglers
Sunday 29th April – TroutMasters 2017 qualifiers Fish-Off. Only a few attending so lake open as usual to day anglers.
MILLENNIUM TROUT LAKE 17th March
Plenty of trout caught this week, the average per angler being 4.7! Lures, buzzers and nymphs all accounting for fish as each day has seen a different weather pattern!
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 10th March
Anglers trying for the Carp, some successful, others not! One angler caught 3 carp to 21lb over the last day but his fishing partner next to him didn’t! The carp 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 10th March
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.
(20.2.218) The ‘Over The Hill’ fishing club held a small match of about 10 anglers with us. Fishing the pegs on the island and nearest the hut all caught fish. The winning weight for the day was 51lb, made up of Bream, Carp, a few Tench and Roach. Second was 16lb and third 15lb.
Marin Sims enjoyed taking his son out for his first overnight fishing adventure!
A 5lb Carp being inched towards a match anglers waiting net!
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.