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Lake event dates.

21st Jan – Millennium Lake – CLOSED – for RVFFC Fur and Feather.

4th Feb – Millennium Lake – RVFFC 3 Venue Competition – No fishing from RED pegged swims. Numbers to be confirmed. Lake still open to day anglers to fish unmarked swims.

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.

25th March – Westmill Lake – Abbotts AC match, 15 anglers, pegs to be confirmed.

 

 MILLENNIUM TROUT LAKE 10th Jan

Fishing has been good with plenty of trout being caught to various methods including buzzer, nymphs and lures. Some anglers reporting catches of up to 18 fish in a session.

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.

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 21st Dec

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

Carp are slowing down now the temp of the water is dropping but some nice fish still being caught from various locations.

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!

 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!

WESTMILL COARSE FISHING LAKE 10th Jan

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.

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.