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Northamptonshire's Bluebell Lakes reinforced its position as one of the UK's top specimen fisheries when Swindon's Kev Hewitt landed one of the venue's biggest fish which tipped the scales at 53lbs 4oz.
Fishing Swan Lake, the England international had already caught a brace of forties earlier in the year but desperately wanted to catch Dave, Bluebell's biggest fish. His dream came true during a two-night session. Click here for more.
September was a cracking month for carp at Baden Hall's Quarry Lake when it saw the lake record being broken by a 47lb 8oz common.
Not surprisingly the fish was a new personal best for its captor, Alex Jaundrell, who is pictured right with his fish and who also landed a 22lb mirror and a 35lb 3oz common during the same session. Alex was fishing with his dad Neil who had to be content with two commons which tipped the scales at 32lb 8oz and 31lb 10oz! The previous record for Quarry Lake was held by a local angler with a fish of 41lbs which was set in May 2011.
Just a week after Alex's catch Mat Woods also scored a new personal best with a 40lb 5oz common from Quarry Lake.
Rated by 'Angling Times' readers as one of Britain's top three mixed coarse fisheries, Monk Lakes at Marden in Kent is believed to be the largest coarse fishery in the UK and the second largest in Europe. With seven well established lakes offering specimen carp, mixed pleasure and match fishing together with two large new specimen lakes in the final stages of development and a 2,000 metre stretch of the River Beult, it has carp to 45lbs, a total of 130 pegs specially built for disabled anglers and night fishing available on all waters. There is also a shop which sells tackle and a catering van which sells food.
Offering four lakes on two sites less than a mile apart to the south of Leicester, Whetstone Gorse has a specimen carp lake with fish to 20lbs and a mixed carp and silver fish pool on one site and a carp lake and mixed fishery - both of which are available for matches - on the other. Unlike many fisheries these days, keepnets are allowed on the mixed fish pools and for those looking for a longer stay the fishery has its own caravan site with washing and laundry facilities - plus a lot more.
Part of a working hop farm set in secluded grounds in rolling Herefordshire countryside at Ashperton near Ledbury, the three-quarters of an acre lake at Pridewood Hops offers fishing for decent sized carp to nearly 30lbs, pike, roach, tench and bream at a well kept but informal venue where anglers fish from nicely mown grass banks.
This delightful venue also offers bed and breakfast accommodation in two comfortable rooms, a double and a twin, whilst downstairs there is a walled garden and even a full sized snooker table. Children and dogs are welcome.
Fisheries.co.uk now has its own Facebook page where anglers can post photos, stories and comments on their latest angling antics. Why not share your latest catch or leave a message by following this link or clicking on the Facebook logo to the left. See you there!
Pendock Pods (left) are ideal for fishery owners looking to provide their anglers with a cost-effective alternative to anglers' own bivvies or more expensive log cabins, whilst the company's attractively designed Hobbit Pod is idea for use as children's playhouse or retreat in gardens, campsites and pub play areas. Follow this link to find out more about Pendock Pods.
The Angling Trust is urging anglers to have their say on the future of fishing in the UK by taking part in its 10-minute on-line survey. To be found at www.anglingtrust.net/membershipsurvey, the survey is open to members and non-members of the Angling Trust and Fish Legal.
The Angling Trust is backing a new National Crucian Conservation Project in an attempt to help reverse the decline of one of the nations most loved fish.
Crucian carp have always been a key species for anglers. Over the past thirty years, however, many of the farm and village ponds that were a key habitat for crucians have disappeared and the stocking of a wide range of other carp species has led to inter-breeding and hybridisation of many crucian populations. Click here for the full story.
Following the success of last year's night fishing sessions at Broad Acres, the fishery is now taking bookings for sessions in 2014.
It is also planning to hold a series of 'Lads and Dads' camping and fishing weekends when dads can experience day time fishing with night time camping.
Details of dates for both events will be released shortly but anglers can register an interest by telephoning 07599 695316 or e-mailing email@example.com.
With three attractive lakes for the exclusive use of residents, Boyce Holiday Park and Cottages on the Worcestershire/Herefordshire border offers quality cottage accommodation plus electric hook-up pitches for touring caravans in 100 acres of stunningly beautiful countryside. The site caters for holiday homes where residents can enjoy home-from-home comforts. Static holiday home and seasonal touring pitch occupiers have an eleven month non-residential holiday usage season. Tourers and campers can visit March to October inclusive and the self-catering accommodation is open all year round.
Warwickshire's River Arrow (left) has to rank as one of the prettiest stretches of moving water in the Midlands with weir pools, fast moving shallow stretches and deeper slow flowing glides and pools. Studley Angling Society has two lengths of the river which are available either on a day ticket or membership basis. Differing in character, the Wixford stretch near Ragley Hall offers a half mile stretch which will appeal to barbel and silver fish anglers whilst the mile long stretch near the parish church in Studley is smaller but full of fish and offers some cracking angling for those who like to roam from swim to swim.
A12 Cuton Lakes - Essex
Alcott Farm - Worcestershire
Alvechurch Fisheries - West Midlands
Anchor Meadow - Warwks Avon
Andy's Fishing Lake - Herefordshire
Angel of the North - Co. Durham
Arrow Valley Lake - West Midlands
Astwood Fishery - Worcestershire
Avington Trout Fishery - Hampshire
Baden Hall - Eccleshall, Staffs
Beaver Fishery - Surrey
Birch House Lakes - Derbyshire
Bishops Bowl - Warwickshire
Blake Hall Fisheries - Staffs
Bluebell Lakes - Northants
Blythe Waters - West Midlands
Boddington Reservoir - Northants
Boyce Holiday Park - Worcs
Brickhill Farm Fishery - Northants
Broad Acres Fishery - Worcs
Bury Hill Fisheries - Surrey
Butlers Hill - Warks/Oxon
Chester Lakes Fishery - Cheshire
Chequered Lake - Shropshire
Chorley Springs - Staffordshire
Clattercote Reservoir - Oxfordshire
Cob House Fisheries - Worcs
Coombe Pool - West Midlands
Coppice Lane Pools - Staffs
Cottington Lakes - Kent
Drayton Reservoir - Northamptonshire
Earlswood Lakes - West Midlands
Evesbatch Fisheries - Herefordshire
Fennes Fisheries - Essex
Foalies Bridge - Co. Cavan, Eire
Fisherwick Lakes - Staffordshire
Four Seasons Fisheries - Lancashire
Furnace Lakes - West Sussex
Furnace Mill - Worcestershire
Ginger Hill - South Wales
Hampton Springs Fishery - Cheshire
Hamstall Pleasure Fishery - Staffs
Hawford Bridge Fishery - Worcs
Heyford Fishery - Northamptonshire
Highfields Farm - Northamptonshire
Hillview Lakes - Gloucestershire
Hopsford Hall - Warwickshire
Jersey Wood Fishery - Warwickshire
Kingfisher Lakes - Norfolk
Kingfisher Trout Lake - Hereford
Kingston Fishing Pools - Warwickshire
Kingsbury Water Park - Warwickshire
Lakeside Fishery - Leicestershire |
Lanny's Lagoon - Warwickshire
Little Pit Fishery - Leicestershire
Llandyfan Fishing Park - South Wales
Lower Broadheath - Worcestershire
Meadowlands - West Midlands
Mill Farm Fishery - West Sussex
Milton Pools - Oxfordshire
Modder Pool - West Midlands
Monk Lakes - Kent
Naseby Reservoir - Northamptonshire
New Farm Fishery - Cheshire
Nine Oaks Angling Centre - Wales
Oakham Farm - Warwickshire
Oham Lakes - Lincolnshire
Packington Somers - West Midlands
Passies Ponds - West Sussex
Patshull Park - Shropshire
Peatling Pools - Leicestershire
Peatling Match Lakes - Leics
Pipehill Fisheries - Staffordshire
Pixley Pools - Herefordshire
Portway Inn (River Wye) - Herefordshire
Pool House Farm - Staffordshire
Pridewood Hops - Herefordshire
Redbank Pools - Herefordshire
The Riddings - Warwickshire
River Arrow (Studley AS) - Warwks
Rookley Country Park - Isle of Wight
Ryton Pool - West Midlands
Seven Meadows - Warwickshire Avon
Snowland Fisheries - Cornwall
Spring Rock Fishery - mid Wales
Springwood Fishery - Kent
Stockton Reservoir - Warwickshire
Stone End Farm - Gloucestershire
Stones Fishery - Kent
Stoppo's Pool - Staffordshire
Sumners Ponds - West Sussex
Temple Farm - Leicestershire
Three Island Lake - Bedfordshire
Tring Reservoirs - Hertfordshire
Twyford Farm - Worcestershire
Watersmeet - Gloucestershire
Weston Lawns - Warwickshire
Whetstone Gorse - Leicestershire
White Springs Lakes - South Wales
Wildmoor Waters - Gloucestershire
Willesley Lake - Leicestershire
Willow Farm Fishery - Worcestershire
Woodlands Fishery - Lincolnshire
Woods Farm - West Midlands
Peatling Match Lakes - Leicestershire||
Flight Match Lake - West Midlands|
Avington Trout Fishery - Hampshire |
Fisherwick Lakes - Staffordshire
Ginger Hill - South Wales
Kingfisher Trout Lake - Herefordshire|
Nine Oaks Fishery - West Wales
Patshull Park - Shropshire
Cob House Fisheries - Worcestershire
Worcester Angling Academy