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If tackle shop is closed tickets will be issued on lakeside
Lake event dates.
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.
Sunday 13th May – Westmill Lake -Stort Valley AC match, 20 anglers, pegs to be confirmed.
Sunday 20th May – Westmill Lake – Ware Angling Club match, car park side, pegs to be confirmed.
MILLENNIUM TROUT LAKE 23rd April
A reasonable week with the average catch at just under 3 fish per angler. Fishing became harder as the Sun got higher but those that persevered were mainly catching on Buzzer patterns, black and red a favourite. With the week ahead being more overcast we should see the fish become more receptive! the aerator is in to help keep oxygen levels up.
(22.4.2018) The RVFFC held their annual Peter Todd Floating Line competition on Sunday. They had to fight the heat and blazing Sun but did manage to catch 30 plus fish for the 11 anglers who attended. 1st place was won by Mick Newton, 2nd was George Pavli and 3rd placed was George Fryer.
A trio of trout caught at the RVFFC match back in Feb. (left) Jeff Wilkinson 6lb 9oz (middle) Brian Temple 5lb 7oz (right) Martin Harvey 6lb 3oz.
Robin Davies with a fish of 6lb 4oz taken on a bloodworm. It was returned to fight another day!
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 23rd April
A lot more Carp have been caught over the last with the Sun bringing them to the surface for all to see! Not sure if any have been caught off the top yet but I’m sure with a good stalking approach they could be tempted. Most anglers I have talked to have caught on baits presented on the bottom. One angler said he caught 4 carp by casting to fish he saw topping!
A father and son duo fished Saturday night and caught 7 carp ranging in weights from 18lb up to 26lb 8oz! (see below)
A 26lb 8oz Mirror and a 19lb 6oz Common
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 23rd April
Bream, Tench, Carp, Roach and Perch being caught all around the lake. The recent Sun has brought the Crap to the surface who are enjoying the heat on their backs! Maggot, pellet, corn and luncheon meat catching.
(22.4.2018) Westwood Ho had 6 anglers attend for a match and fished the pegs 15 – 30. They all caught fish with the winning weight being 32lb, second 28lb, third and forth 27lb.
(25.3.2018) The Abbotts AC match produced some good bag weights. First was won with 32lb, second was 31lb 2oz and third was 24lb 2 oz. Lots of Bream caught with some bonus Carp and lots of Roach. Both sides of the bridge fished with the winning weight coming from peg51 and second from peg3. Below is the second placed angler with his catch.(above)
(above) 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.