NEW SPECIMEN FISH COMPETITION 2022
From April 1st to November 30th, 2022, the largest fish caught and
verified will win £200.00. Competition will close on November 3oth and the winner will be paid December 1st 2022.
To make it fair to all types of anglers, a multiplier will be applied to the Roach, Rudd and
Carp as weighed x 0 (12lb = 12lbs)
Silvers (Roach) x 6 ( 2lb = 12lbs)
Perch X 3.0 x 4 (4lb Perch = 12lbs)
Rudd x 8 ( 1.5lb = 12lbs)
Terms and conditions.
1. There is no extra charge to enter.
2. The fish size and weight must be verified by one of the owners or
their named representative.
(a) If the representative is not available the fish may be placed in a
Net for a maximum of two hours. The angler must then immediately seek out a representative to
confirm the weight of the fish.
PLEASE NOTE, THIS IS A FUN ADDITION TO YOUR DAYS FISHING. OCCASIONALLY THE OWNERS DO HAVE A FULL or PART DAY OFF. During these circumstances the competition will not apply for period of the day.
Current lead contender is Kensie with this 10lb 15 ozs common which he caught on Easter Sunday.
(b) The fishery reserves the right to suspend the competition during any
day when there is no representative available to confirm and record the
weight and photograph the fish.
(c) All fish must be caught within the rules of the fishery and during
normal day ticket opening times. Any fish caught during matches will not
3. The angler must agree for their photograph to be placed on
advertising material including all social media and the fishery
4. In the event of two or more fish being recorded at the same weight
the prize money will be shared.
5. The management's decision is final and no correspondence will be
PLEASE NOTE, THIS IS A FUN ADDITION TO YOUR DAYS FISHING. OCCASIONALLY THE OWNERS DO HAVE A FULL or PART DAY OFF. In those circumstances the competition will not apply for period of the day.
With the warmer weather fish have being very active with plenty of carp showing and some beauties being caught. Yogi a regular angler caught a common estimated to be in the region of 15lbs last week, he was so excited as it is his biggest fish to date that he put it back without asking me to weigh it and into enter our summer competition.
We have been so impressed with the catch rate Fjuka baits that we decided to stock them at the fishery. During the month of May, there will be a 20% discount on these baits. Feed pellets and other baits are also available. I will soon be adding the range for purchase on our website. In the meantime, if you wish to purchase any and have them delivered to your door please email us at the fishery.
Some excellent fishing lately with all species of fish feeding and being caught. I have weighed several perch to just under 3 lbs
( which equate to 10.5 lbs) and Roach to a 1.5 lbs (which would equate to 9 lbs) but none have beaten Kenzie and his 10lb 15oz common carp which he caught on Easter Sunday. There have been bigger carp caught this week but the anglers did not inform me and have then weighed. Being weighed by a member of the fishery team is a requirement of the competition rules.
Below are just a few of the fish which were not weighed or as in the case of the perch not quite heavier enough.
First Tench of the year. Interesting colours it looks like a hybred between gold and green tench. The photos of last Sundays match have been lost, the carp bags trumped the match with a winning weight of just under 12 kilos.
I had a young man from Cardiff visit this week on his first fishing trip. A few minor adjustments on his set up and he was soon catching roach and rudd. Sadly his picture was one of the ones that have been lost. If and when I recover these pictures I will add to the post.
Another carp for local angler Mathew Nethercott from the top lake. Although very early days but that would be the front runner in our new specimen fish competition. Robbie and Flynn during their first camping trip of the year also had a couple of good days on the bottom lake. Using a fly rod to catch roach kept Flynn busy while Robbie used the same tactic to target the carp with some success.
Next Match Pembrokeshire Piscatorials April 10th . Please use top lake if not fishing the match.
Updated March 26th 2022
With the wonderful sunshine this week the carp are basking just under the surface of the water. That does not make them any easier to catch but at least you can see they are there. Mathew and his mate did have a good afternoon session on the top lake one day this week with 7 carp landed
The Perch was far bigger than the photograph suggests. To give you an idea the net length is 18 inches . It made Colins day it is the biggest perch he has ever caught.
After the cold snap last week the carp have now started moving around and feeding readily. The water is still cold and clear just to keep it challenging to catch them.
COMING SOON NEW SPECIMEN FISH COMPETITION 2022
From April 1st to November 30th 2022 the largest fish caught and verified will win £200.00 on December 1st 2022. To make it fair to all anglers a multiplier will be applied to silver fish and Perch. This will be as follows, Carp as weighed. Silvers (Roach) x 6 ( 2lb Roach = 12lbs) Perch X 3.5 (4lb Perch + 14lb).
Details of terms and conditions will be found on our website
Updated March 3rd 2022
Last Sunday's match was won by Keith who targeted the silver fish.
He made the correct decision as he caught steadily all day, I was not given the actual weight but he landed 630 fish. Some going!
Carp were elusive in the cold clear water with only four being landed on the day.
Due to the International rugby match on television I did not take any photos of the weigh in. I added a couple of sunset pictures and the match in progress instead.
Updated February 24th 2022
Spring is begining to bloom at the fishery a sign that it is the time of year for fair weather anglers like myself to dust off the rods , replenish and cleaning your tackle box in preperation for your first outing of the year. It is fishing well at the moment as the pictures below will testify. She and her Dad were visiting the fishery for the first time last Saturday (the day after Storm Eunice as you can see she left one very happy lady.
There is the final match of the Pembrokeshire Piscatorial club 21/22 leauge at the fishery on Sunday 27th 2022. Please use the top lake if your not fishing the match.
Updated February 2022
February 2022Not a bad start to the year the weather has been reasonable. However the water is very clear at this time of year so fishing the deeper channels in the middle is best option. Lighter baits and line also help. Plenty of silvers and Perch with the carp a bit hook shy at the moment., That said we have seen many of the smaller commons landed of the month.
Dean who is sponsored by Preston Innovations and his mate Andy tested their skill on the more difficult the top lake on a cold clear day in December . The silvers in the photos are a selection of their catches.
JANUARY 3RD 2022.
Happy New Year to you all.
Good day for Mathew today he came to target the perch. He caught plenty of fish including many perch but it was only in the last hour that he caught this beauty. Chris, his fishing partner for today also had a good day with 6 carp. Another angler also a Mathew decided on a couple of hours on the top lake no doubt trying to catch the monster that he not only failed to land on his last trip. In fact he failed to get to the top water so did not even see the fish. However today he was and rewarded for his efforts with a stunning mirror carp.