Well, it's the last month of the year and carp are still being caught, although lighter tackle is the order of the day. The recent Pembrokeshire Piscatorial match there were decent bags of fish . The eventual winner was Yorkie with 20 plus kilos of mixed fish. The pictures are a bag of silvers from one of the lower catches of the day .
I would also like to thank you for your support during 2018 and wish all our anglers a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year for 2019.
TheSunday match on the 19th August was won by Thomas with 20+ kilos.(pictured below with a few of our wild carp) Since then there have been some excellent catches from the pleasure anglers who have been here.
Always nice to get some feedback from our anglers.
Bore da Huw,
Thought I'd lt you know what a fantastic day's fishing I had yesterday. I caught 5 big perch, three around the 2lb mark and 2 around 1lb. Add to this 8 carp, mostly common but one with just a few scales, is this a ghost carp? One of the carp must have gone at least 15lb, I don't weigh or measure the fish I catch and don't carry a camera. Maybe I should start. Bait was king prawn. I cut them into three to fit onto a size 12s hook. I was fishing on the top lake, right-hand bank just up from the lifebelt and casting towards the lilies. I eventually ran out of prawns (shouldn't have eaten as many), I swapped over to meat on a 16s hook and ended my day with some tidy roach. No rudd today, well, you can't have it all.
I've been fishing for more than 60 years and this has been one of the best day's I have ever had. Thank you.
The wild carp have been prolific this year obviously the weather has flushed them out to open water. It is good news for the pleasure angler as these 5lb odd size fish will certainly give you a run for your money on lighter tackle. Not so good for the big fish hunters as they often pick up baits meant for the larger carp. That said some of the larger fish have been caught 17lb the biggest this month other anglers have reported being smashed often when trying to fish to close to the lily beds. Some people never learn ! Top lake also fishing well with reports of excellent quality carp being caught again given that we have original wild carp in there , we get comments on how hard these fish fight.
Next Match is on Sunday 19th August.
A great bag of wild carp
Unbelievable the amount of carp we have had caught this month. While they have been predominantly 5 lbs range several bigger ones to 15 lbs have been landed. The frustrating thing is that there are plenty of big one cruising or just basking in the sunshine. Silverfish are as usual plentiful in both lakes.
Next match Sunday 24th June 2018 Pembs Piscarorial club.
There has been very good fishing here of late with lots of carp being caught and as usual excellent qulity roach and rudd.
Mick spend a few days on the bank and enjoyed himself as usual. On the evening he targeted the carp he was eventuall rewarded with a carp just under 15lbs. During the hot weather surface fishing was king but with brood of ducklings appearing it has been more of a challenge for this method.
Sorry folks for the delay in an update but life has been very busy of late.
Good match on Sunday, the first of the new season for the Pembrokeshire Piscatorial club. Winner was Yorkie with 15 1/2 kilos . The weather had been cold over night but Sunday the Sun came out and it was a warm day with very calm conditions. The previous day the fishing again went well , local angler Shaun caught 11 carp with largest being just short of 12 lbs . Terry also had a good day catching 6 carp . Picture Match day 13.05.2018
Happy campers over the Mayday weekend. The sunny weather certainly had the carp feeding happily. These are just a small selection of the pictures that I had sent to me.
Many methods appear to work once you have the fish feeding, it is always worth taking a bit of extra time to plumb the depth especially if float fishing. Floating baits worked ok but eh fish are very alert to this method and again some preparatory work is required to get them feeding. Please note that floating baits in or around the lily pads
There has been some great fishing here over the last month. Several young anglers have had the taste of catching their first Carp, some even their first fish. Carp are plentiful with both lakes showing good catches with double-figure carp also being caught. Silvers and perch are also feeding actively.
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Although very cold for the Easter
The beginning of this month was very quiet, the weather saw to that although it did give us a stunning landscape to admire.
Anglers who have ventured out since have all been rewarded with some decent catches, carp showing up to 10lbs but mainly smaller ones down to less than a 1lb. This shows the excellent condition of the water and will help maintain stock levels over the next few years.
Sue and Garry enjoying their Morning, Sue also caught 6 carp yesterday after staying a night at the fishery in their new toy. You could say it was a brilliant weekend. See picture below.
I had 30 minutes with grandson yesterday and managed to find a few small
Today's Sunday Pembrokeshire Piscatorial League match was won by Mark with an impressive 25.7 kilos. Yorkie came second with 16 kilos third place went to Brian with 13 kilos.
It should be noted that when I walked around it is these three anglers who I chatted to. Clearly, I gave them good advice!! Pictures show Mark with one of his early catches and the other happy anglers during the contest.
26.01.201834 year ago we were the first purpose-built fishery in Pembrokeshire. We have since grown into a top class carp and match fishery. Situated in a peaceful valley with an abundance of birds and wildlife. The fishery contains two lakes known as top and bottom lakes. The sunset at the top lake is the picture above. 10.01.2018
Happy New Year to you all.
Time to update with the first report of 2018. As
Next match is January the 21st which will be a