October 23rd - 29th
164 anglers caught 726 fish of which 552 were returned.
9lb 0oz Gavin Cairns, Newmarket, cats whisker
8lb 9oz Finbarr McSweeney, Rushden, damsel
8lb 5oz Ian Springett, Harpenden, grey minkie
8lb 0oz Finbarr McSweeney, Rushden
7lb 12oz Darren Oram, Aldwincle, black buzzer
7lb 10oz Phil Musgrove, Sawtry
7lb 6oz Finbarr McSweeney, Rushden
7lb 2oz Bryan Swain, Brampton, tequila fab
6lb 12oz Rodger Dickinson, Moulton
6lb 3oz Dave Roadley, Chapel St Leonards, damsel, float tube
6lb 8oz Chris Selby, Yaxley, black hopper
6lb 3oz Derek Benamore, Finedon
6lb 2oz Steve Peppiatt, Olney
6lb 0oz Derek Benamore, Finedon
Bank - dam, brookside, boat bay, gravel bar, shallow bay
Boat - dam, boat bay, gravel bar
Wet/dry daddy, black hopper, small black buzzer, red diawl bach, red apps, tequila blob, black/green lures.
Better weather last week and plenty of anglers.
A fantastic list of big fish were caught with numerous 5lb+ fish not getting a mention.
Boat and bank anglers enjoying excellent sport although most of the bigger fish are coming from the bank.
On the calmer days there are huge numbers of fish rising to small black emerging buzzers.
Washing line on a floater has been the best method closely followed by dries in the right conditions.
Now the clocks have changed the half day ticket is available:
7am - 2pm
12 - Close
Dave Hughes Memorial Fur & Feather
Sunday November 12th 9am - 3pm
£25 entry which includes fishing fees (£5 for season ticket holders)
Boat or bank fishing. Open to everyone. 2 boats still available.
6 fish limit with 2lb/hour time bonus.
Proceeds from the raffle will be split between the Air Ambulance and the British Heart Foundation.
There will be a maximum of 6 boats per day put aside for pike anglers on the following weekends:
November 18 & 19
November 25 & 26
December 2 & 3
Payment will be required in advance.
Single angler boat £25.00
Two angler boat £40.00
Fishing is 7.30am until 5.00pm
Anglers may use lures or sea dead baits only.
Bookings/further info via email or 01832 720786
167 anglers caught 678 fish of which 551 were returned
10lb 1oz Bob Beardsley, Kettering, black minky, boat
8lb 0oz John Nelson, boat
7lb 0oz George Brock, Corby, damsel
6lb 10oz Steve Freeman, St Neots, black buzzer
6lb 2oz Brian Carter, Peterborough
6lb 1oz Jim Nixon, kettering
6lb 0oz Adam Stone, Bedford, montana
5lb 12oz Pete Welch, Boston, green/white lure
5lb 12oz Ray Ward, Olney, bloodworm, boat
5lb 10oz Mick Moseley, Rushden, bloodworm, boat
5lb 8oz Barry Cowland, Peterborough, boat
11 members of Invicta fly fishers held an informal bank match for the Norman Shippey Memorial Trophy.
A very windy day made for challenging conditions although all anglers managed to catch.
A total of 56 fish were landed.
1. Alan Briggs 11 fish
2. David Moore 7 fish
3. Gary Howe 7 fish
March 20th - 26th
128 anglers caught 477 fish of which 324 were returned
10lb 2oz Walter Kemp, Chatteris, cats whisker, boat
9lb 7oz Steve Freeman, St Neots
7lb 8oz Mal Broughton, Grantham, boat
6lb 0oz Mr Rubus, boat
Bank - most areas holding fish
Boat - gravel bar, east arm, west arm, dam
black buzzer, diawl bach, grhe, small damsel, white/green lures, tequila blob.
Elinor is fishing very well on days with lighter winds although it's been much more difficult when the wind blows.
The buzzer fishing has really got started this week with large hatches of black buzzers of all sizes. A good number of fish are rising in the evenings although during the day fish are mainly being caught 4-6 foot down.
Water clarity remains excellent and along with the forecast mild temperatures there should be some great nymph fishing over the next few weeks.
May 21st Tommy Wood Memorial buzzer match (bank)
June 4th Scierra Pairs heat (boat)
November 12th Dave Hughes Memorial Fur & Feather (bank & boat)
March 30th, April 4th