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Fishing Summaries during 2009

Stories, (Fibs and Lies) of the Fishing during 2009!

Each Year's Catch reports:- 

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January 2009:

Coarse Fishing

Results of a recent winter match on Sunday 25th January 2009.

Weather: damp at about 8:30am for 15minutes then fine all day, getting colder and breezy from 3pm.

7 anglers fished, their catch results are:-
pos’n
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Name
Ryan Hughes
Aaron Sluman
Keith Fellowes
Brian Bevan
Andy Bench
Nick Williams
Chris Barber
 Peg
3
4
7
2
1
5
6
Weight
60lb-10oz
51lb- 07oz
50lb- 12oz
36lb- 06oz
12lb-04oz
8lb-14oz
4lb-08oz

Total Weight Caught 224lb 13oz an average of 32lb per angler.

The first match of the Fish4Wales calendar. The draw was made at 9am with Ryan drawing one of the “Flyers” on the “Helicopter pad”, Aaron also drew a favoured peg next to Ryan.

Brian drew the Aerator another favoured peg. These three pegs were earmarked for a good bag. Andy drew peg one on the point, Nick drew peg 5 on the right hand green bank with Chris for company and Keith drew the “Fridge” a peg in the top left hand corner of the lake that gets little or no sun at this time of year and hence called “the fridge.”

At the “all in” Ryan immediately went to work exploiting his peg and was soon into his first carp then he had a steady run of carp for the next three hours when his bites tailed off.

Aaron caught roach and few carp early on before a quite spell but caught consistently through the last two hours to push Ryan all the way to the whistle and also pip Keith for second place by just 11oz. Brian caught silvers steadily all day from the aerator at 14mtrs and also managed a few carp for 4th place with 36lb. Andy took the honors for 5th place with a 12lb bag of roach while Nick was the poor relation only able to find a single carp backed up by some good roach while he was trying his hardest not to catch for a bag total of 8lb 14oz. Chris was also unable to locate any carp finishing with 4lb 8oz. The surprise of the day was Keith catching 50lb 12oz from the fridge, not a fancied peg but one that the fish did.

The F4W crew will certainly be returning here for more matches and some pleasure sessions during 2009.

Sections results: A Section: Section Weight 160lb 11oz
Pos
1
2
3
4
Name
Ryan Hughes
Aaron Sluman
Brian Bevan
Andy Bench
Peg
3
4
2
1
Weight
60lb- 10oz
51lb- 07oz
36lb- 06oz
12lb-04oz
B Section: Section Weight 64lb 2oz
Pos
1
2
3
Name
Keith Fellowes
Nick Williams
Chris Barbe
Peg
7
5
6
Weight
50lb-12oz
8lb- 14oz
4lb- 08oz

Biggest Fish of the day was a 10lb 5oz Common carp caught by Keith Fellowes.

Trout Fishing:

Following the very cold weather when the lakes were frozen over with 4” of ice; Trout fishing continues to improve. Most anglers are catching Rainbows and Blues about 4-5ft deep in the 2lb range with bigger fish occasionally. Afternoons, with an overcast sky regularly produces the goods. Any easterly winds certainly makes fishing hard. Small, wet flies, nymphs, montanas and the like are regularly the consistent wet flies.

February:

Coarse Fishing:

Nick with one of his many Carp caught using simple gear and floating bread or small plain dog biscuit Now that the snow and ice have gone does not appear to have slowed the fishing, although the weather is cool it is not cold.

Fishing in the deep water House pool had been slow for the main part of the month with Mainly Roach and smaller Carp coming out. Whereas in the Main Lake plenty of quality Roach coming out as well as Carp mainly around the 2-4lb mark with the occasional larger fish. Towards the middle of the month fishing dramatically improved.

On the warmer days Carp were topping and were being caught in the afternoons on floating bread and other floating bait’s. Best fish so far this month has been a lovely 12lb Common caught by local Angler “Robin” of Newcastle Emlyn in the Main Pool using a floating bait. Robin (shown above) with an 8lb 3oz Mirror from the House pool. Another local “lad” Eddie Clapperton of Llandysul, while also fishing the House pool towards the month end using bread along with a hemp mixed ground bait had a good mixed bag, that included some great Roach, several Bream with the biggest around the 2-2½lb mark and the first Tench of the year. The biggest estimated at 2lb+ he also had numerous mid-sized Carp.

Trout Fishing:

Most fish have come from Weir with the occasional fish from Pallen and Derwen. All fish have been caught on wet flies, mainly gold heads. Most anglers have been fishing with Fritz’s, Montanas, Bloodworm and all going home with their limit’s intact. Best fish has been 4lb Rainbow with plenty around 2½lb. Only the occasional Blue has been landed. Towards month-end what looks like very early March Brown flies have been seen with the occasional Trout topping. Prospects for the coming months are good.

March:

No Report

April:

Coarse Fishing:

just a quick e-mail to let you know about my best day yet at Nine Oaks, and managed to catch 26 carp in total on monday 19th, from the helicopter pad and stalking in the margins, nothing under 3lb and five of them were into double figures! - the best being a common of 15lb 2oz (new p.b) which took about ten to fifteen mins. to land on light tackle- a stunning fish - sorry no picture! All the fish were a picture of health and fighting fit.

hope this is of some help in compiling your recent catches section on your website.

Cheers Nick.

May:

Coarse Fishing:

Ms Cerri Meadows with a 12lb Mirror caught in the House Pool

A lovely 2lb Roach from House Pool caught by Ms Cerri Meadows

April Showers, what showers? With such a dry month although the water is still cool fishing has been excellent with Many anglers having a cracking day’s fishing.

Ms Ceri Meadows (left) had a stunner on 26th April when towards the end of her session she landed a 2lb Roach and ½hour later a beautiful 12lb Mirror from the House Pool.

Many good Carp have been coming out from the Main Pool, including a 15lb Common for Nick Stephens of Pembrokeshire,. One young lad had a 19lb Mirror (above). The night fishermen have had some cracking sport. 2 lads from Bristol had 136 Carp during a weeks fishing.

A 19 1/2lb spring caught Mirror

Steve Davis of Burryport had a blinder in the House pool landing 2 Tench to 3lb, 12 Roach over ½lb, nearly 24 Bream to 3lb, Carp to 8lb and nearly 40lb of “scraps” while fishing the margins and 2rods lengths out on sweetcorn, luncheon meat and maggots.

With the water temperature rising, afternoons and evenings have seen some superb surface fishing for Carp, mainly from the Main Lake, Floating Bread or Dog biscuit’s (chum mixer, wagg etc) have produced some great sport. Using a Fly rod, line and leader with a dog biscuit fished in a bait band has seen some tremendous sport.

Trout Fishing:

Trout fishing has been tremendous with the Rainbows and Blues fighting really hard before being banked. Most fish are coming to Damsels, Gold headed flies, Black or Dark midges fished about 3-4ft deep. Most fish have been around the 2-2.5lb mark with the occasional bigger one. Our 6lb Rainbows have yet to be landed. Mr D Owen of Welshpool fishing a Black Gnat or Black Daddy had 3 fish for bag weight of 7lb and said that they were some of the hardest fighting Fish they’ve had for a long time!

June:

No Report

July:

Coarse Fishing:

A 15lb Gras Carp caught by local angler Mike Keeling on floating bread A lovely 14 1/2lb Common from the Main Lake caught 10yr old Lulu Mooney of Chester

Local angler, Mike Keeling of Llanrhystud, caught the above superb 15lb Grass Carp after stalking the fish for a long time on floating bread. It gave him a hard fight and after 20 minutes he had it on the bank.

Like last month when Ms Ceri Meadows had a 2lb Roach several others around that size have been caught.; with several anglers have had a dozen or more ½lb plus Roach per session.

A lovely Common Carp from the Main Lake

Carp fishing has finally got in to the swing after the spawning. Surface fishing in the afternoons 3pm onwards is superb, especially on dry or pre-soaked dog biscuit’s and floating bread. Throwing in several freebies at regular intervals to get the fish up feeding and drawing them slowly closer to you helps to lose their caution and definitely rewards the angler that puts in that little bit of extra effort.

10yr old Ms Lulu Mooney of Chester proved the case by catching and landing this excellent 14½lb Common (pictured above) on float fished Chum Mixers. After a hard fight and grabbing her before she was pulled in she eventually landed the fish that will be per PB for many years to come.

Several Night Anglers have packed up early so that they could go home and get some sleep having been awake all night catching Carp, with a some having over 20 Carp during the night.

Bream and Tench fishing remains excellent on the House Pool with prospects of even better fishing during the next couple of months. The House Pool has a reputation of being harder top fish than the Main Lake but careful feeding with small regular amounts of feed definitely brings the fish on. Margin fishing, especially under the bushes around the lake, has been tremendous.

Trout Fishing:

Although June has been mainly dry and warm coarse fishing hasn’t suffered and trout fishing has been good for the early bird or evening angler.

Some excellent Trout have been caught with Most anglers catching their limit’s. As we go into July Trout fishing is expected to get harder with the ambient temperature being higher and bright sunshine, both which the Trout do not like.

August:

No report made

September:

Coarse Fishing:

A 12lb Common Carp caught by local angler Jason Denson using floating bread in the Main Lake near to the inflow Local angler, James Chisholm with a lovely 8 1/2lb Grassie from the Main Lake

Local angler, Jason from New Quay caught the above superb 12lb Common on the last cast of the evening. Meanwhile James Chisholm, Penrhiwgaled Arms, New Quay caught another lovely 10lb ’ish Grass Carp after stalking the fish for a while on floating bread. Good fish have been coming out regularly nearly every day as shown by the lovely Mirror of about 10lb from the Main Lake.

Plenty of quality 1lb+ Roach have been caught from the House Pool and the Main Lake and both lakes have produced some superb Roach sport on a variety of bait’s, including luncheon meat (and not always small cubes), small black slug, pellet, paste and Bread.

A lovely Mirror caught by an unknown angler of about 10lb from the Main Lake

The cool, damp mornings have produced plenty of black slug on the banks of the lakes and what a superb natural bait it makes fished on a #10 Barbless Hook. Plenty of good Carp have been caught using this free bait along with floating bait’s such as pre-soaked dog biscuit’s and bread. Using a dog biscuit on a short ledger as a “pop-up” has also produced some excellent sport. Biggest fish has been a 19lb Mirror with several 12-15lb’es being caught too.

Some skimmers are showing in the Mail Lake and plenty of slabs in the House Pool with the biggest being around 4lb. Most Tench have been caught from the House Pool and the odd one from Main. The Novices Pool has consistently produced some great fishing, not huge fish, but plenty of fish all day mainly on sweetcorn and luncheon meat from the margins.

Night Anglers have had consistent sport with Most landing 2-3 dozen of good carp and taking their rods out of the water about 1am ish in order to get some sleep!

Trout Fishing:

A lovely 3lb Rainbow caught during August - fish of this size are about average for this angling complex

Although July and August, as everywhere has been, were slow and difficult months good fish were still being occasionally caught (see Trout above). Since then as we moved in to September, buzzers, nymphs and Damsels have been the best flies to use. Sinking lines with Orange Buzzers fished really slowly have produced some excellent bags. Fishing still continues to be slow and is expected to improve greatly as we move into cooler times with breezes producing some surface ripples.

October:

No report made

November:

No report made

December:

A Winter Picture showing the snow covering of the Main Lake A winter picture showing the snow covered entrance sign

Following the heavy snow and frozen lakes, except for the very hardy angler very few have ventured out. Most small Carp and decent Roach have come from the Novices Pool, mainly of float fished sweetcorn.

All other lakes are covered in thick ice.

Roll on spring and warmer weather!

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