Since my last report we have continued with fishery maintenance to make fishing areas on Anchor Lake even easier to access and on Sunday 14th April 2019 the Troutmasters competition took place – full results below. Lobbs Lake has now been open for two weeks and has welcomed several families & children. It has been fantastic to see so many of these first-time anglers catch their own tea. Easter is almost here, and it looks like we are in for some lovely weather – perfect for enjoying a cream tea or ice cream next to the lakes.
Well done to everyone who took part in the Troutmasters competition on Sunday 14th April 2019. The competition took place over four hours and even with the freezing cold easterly wind the ten anglers that attended managed a rod average of 2.4 fish per angler, with several anglers heading back to Anchor lake to continue fishing after the match had ended. Best tactics throughout this colder spell have been to fish deeper and slower.
Chris Short with 5 fish weighing 16lb 8oz
Keith Ratcliffe with 4 fish weighing 11lb 12oz
Philip Duckett with 3 fish weighing 10lb 12oz
Mary Ratcliffe with 3 fish weighing 7lb 12oz
Ben Cheeld with 3 fish weighing 6lb 4oz
Richard Cooper with 2 fish weighing 5lb 8oz
Mike Duckett with 2 fish weighing 5lb
Sam Shepherd - Junior with 2 fish weighing 4lb 12oz
9 -Terence O’Keefe
9 - Peter Kyle
It has been great to see anglers using the whole of Anchor Lake to fish with the usually dismissed end of the lake seeing some amazing fishing action. The depth of the far end of the lake was increased in 2015/2016 from 2ft to around 8ft.
Ken Goode from Bournemouth took full advantage of being the only angler fishing the corner. After purchasing our newly reduced 10 fish Catch & Release ticket Ken had a great time catching & releasing all 10 fish at the far end of the lake.
Nick has been busy while back from London strimming the lakes and the fish certainly seemed to be enjoying all the bugs falling in from the strimmed reeds and were rising all around.
The Café is open for light refreshments, cream teas and ice creams during normal opening hours. From Tuesday 23rd April 2019 the café will be opening for longer Summer opening hours which we will put on the website. Our Easter opening hours are at the bottom of this post.
Not only does the café offer refreshments it also has the following available:
Rod hire for both Anchor Lake and Lobbs Lake
Fish food for young people to feed the fish on Lobbs Lake
A selection of tackle
Smoked food produce
Gifts & Artwork
Thank you for reading this report and hope to welcome you to the fishery & Cafe soon. If you have any enquiries please contact me on 01398 323008.
Cafe Easter opening hours are as follows:
Friday 19th April 2019 – 10.00 am - 5.00pm
Saturday 20th April 2019 – 10.00am - 5.00pm
Sunday 21st April 2019 – 10.00am - 5.00pm
Monday 22nd April 2019 – 10.00am – 2.00pm
Fishery is open 8.00am - 6.00pm as usual