Fishing and Catch Reports during 2014

Stories of the Fishing in 2014

Visiting angler, Dave Mervyn, also, with a cracking Common from the Main Lake Visiting angler, Mike Shenton with a cracking Common from the Main Lake Aaron Symons from  Gwent with a stunning Mirror Aaron Symons from  Gwent with a stunning Mirror Fallon with her lovely Koi


Catch reports for each year:-


Coarse Fishing:

Mark, a local angler with his 14.5lb Common Carp

25th February: Still windy and frequent showers, some heavy. However, the water has a good colour indicating that the first are moving and feeding. Two boys (about 7) and their Dadhad a cracking day today, fishing with flat method feeders and small white chocolate boilies they had many Carp with lots about 4-5lb, beautiful Roach 1/2lb+ with Many 6oz or so. Best fish was an 11lb Ghost Mirror. The dad described it as "brilliant."

21st February: The rough recent weather beginning to abate a few more anglers have begun their first sessions of the year. Most fish have been caught on sweetcorn whith the bulk being good sized Roach with the occasional Carp. With the margins being clear most fish have been a caught a couple of rod lengths out.

Carl, a visiting angler, using a pole at about 6 meters has had plenty of quality Roach and no Carp. Local angler, Mark, also fishing sweetcorn had mainly Roach, no skimmers, and 11 Carp with 4 around 5lb each. Just as dusk was closing in he changed bait to small piece of curry flavoured luncheon and fished in the margin on peg #2. After a good struggle he landed this beautiful 14.5lb Common Carp. Click on image to enlarge it.

Trout Fishing:

Ok, so the weather’s cold and blustery, however an Orange Montana, Red Montana, White Rubber Daddy, fished deep and very slow, all have produced good Trout, even with the weather as damp as it’s been the Cat’s whisker or similar flies have also produced some great sport.

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Coarse Fishing:

Aaron Symons from  Gwent with a stunning Mirror Aaron Symons from  Gwent with a stunning Mirror

18th, April: Lovely weather and bright conditions when the Carp are, as usual, being taken on the surface with floating bread and dog biscuit’s. Plenty of quality Roach (over 6oz) on sweetcorn, maggots and frozen or fresh mussel (PLEASE NOTE: NOT Mussel found in Jars of preservative). Worms and all other traditional bait’s scoring well.

Trout Fishing:

30th April: Hi, Jonathan Worrall, I’ve just returned from fishing the trout lakes on the complex three times in the last week, and have been blown away by the standard and condition of the fish and the fishery. I took eleven fish the first trip, six the next and ten today all on short sessions. Fish averaged between two and three pounds and took everything from bibios to cats whiskers. Will definitely be back soon, highly recommend the fishery. Jon

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Coarse Fishing:

Night Angler, Lewis with another nice Common from Main Lake 24hrs Angler, Keanu with his cracking hard fighting Common from Main Lake

28th June: Finally and at last, the Carp seemed to have stopped spawning. Poor weather earlier in the month seemed to have stopped them in their tracks. Now that the weather has turned lovely, there are plenty of Carp in the margins, and others sunning themselves on the surface.

Floating bait’s give tremendous sport, especially early morning and afternoons onwards through the evening. Having said that, plenty of good, hard fighting Carp, cracking Roach, some Tench and quite a few Barbel from the margins on traditional bait’s, and Bill’s favourite - the frozen Mussel with which he caught his best Barbel to-date in the Main Lake.

24hrs Angler, Lewis with a lovely Common from Main Lake Night Angler, Keanu another cracking hard fighting Common from Main Lake

27th June: email from night anglers Lewis Smith, Keanu de Klerk and Jason Smith: We would like to say that our 24 hours fishing session at Nine Oaks Fisheries was truly an experience of a life time, with over 100 carp between three anglers in the space of 24hrs ranging from 3-10lb. The lake and all of it’s facilities are wonderful. The fishery is well maintained and clearly very well looked after. The fish within the lake are pristine with not a mark on any one of them.

We were told that the fish thought that they were much bigger than they actually are, and by God this was truly a very good statement. On many occasions we were found with our rod bent to almost breaking point, that only turned out to be a 5-7lb carp that’s a good average for this lake, with fish that are spoken about into mid 20’s this would truly be an experience. We can truly say that we will be back in the very near future of our summer months in the search for the “big one”. Bill and family made us feel very welcome. Many thanks;

Trout Fishing:

28th June: Trout fishing still has slowed with the recent bright skies and warmer weather. From now until the end of August, Trout Fishing, as everywhere, will be poor. Worming and spinning now an option.

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Coarse Fishing:

Carl Halliwell with a quality Roach Andy, with one of our growing Chub

15th October: - Well we had nearly 2 dozen kids fishing here this afternoon. With everyone catching, from small Roach, 6oz Roach right up to a 6lb Mirror Carp.

Once we have parental permission we shall post some photographs. See the link below for their photograps.

The screaming and banter from the kids was great with everyone having a super time, and a few when leaving saying "awesome"! Can’t get much better than that? Click the link here for some photographs of their evenings fishing? :-

Caught during a match, a sample of our Roach Carl Worrall with More of our super Roach

14th October: - With the on-set of autumn and cooler weather, Coarse Fishing has begun to slow.

But, quality Carp and some exceptional Roach are still being caught. 2lb+ Bream from the House Pool, and 2lb Chub from Main and House too.

Trout Fishing is good but not exceptional, as he weather cools we expect this to improve greatly.

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Today’s silver only match was fished by members of the Ceredigion Coarse Anglers, and a motley crew they are too! Conditions were hard with squally cold rain and hailstones with the occasional lull. But the poor weather did not stop the anglers putting in a great effort. @Andy Weston on peg 4 was busy most of the day with lots of small roach and the occasional better fish. @Shaun Bethel, on peg 6, was also having a good day with plenty of nice sized roach. the odd bream and the occasional unwanted Carp to upset his swim. @Andrew Kirtley, on peg 7, fished steadily all day with quality roach, a bream or two and a nice chub. On Peg 9 was @Carl Worrall, who after lots of moaning and a slow start eventually got the fish on the feed, but alas so did the carp; he ended the day with some good bream and roach. Peg 10 saw the return to Coarse Fishing for @David Butler who looked like a veteran angler with lots of consistency and experience. A special mention most go to @Beth Jones, fishing her first ever match on a terrible day still caught over 5lb of silvers and uncountable Carp, a valiant effort. Final results of this silver only match were:-
1st, Carl Worrall 17lb 12oz
2nd, Andrew Kirtley 16lb 5oz
3rd, Shaun Bethell 13lb 2oz.
A special thanks to Andrew Kirtley for his donation of winners rosettes.

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