Commercial Fisheries: Fish start to feed for the winter

Rocklands Mere Fishery

After an autumnal feel to the start of last week and a couple of extremely hot days at the weekend, fishing over the last seven days has been mixed. Plenty of fish are being caught, but the methods vary dramatically depending on weather and conditions. As we draw into autumn, water temperatures start to drop and fish become much more inclined to pack on weight before the winter. Expect some of the best fishing all year during September and October with daddies and late evening Sedge hatches becoming more prolific. For more information or to book call James at the lodge on 01953 483971 or visit

Nar Valley

The Nar Valley Fisheries complex continues to fish well with some cracking Tench catches from Dougs Lake, some nice bream and tench from Johns Pond, and some superb carp from Lake Geneva. Gareth Baldry fished a clear spot adjacent to a weed bed to bank the latest thirty pound plus fish from the venue. Gareth's magnificent common carp fell to a mainline boilie fished over a small bed of particles and weighed in at 31lb 11oz. All the night fishing permits have sold out for this season, and a waiting list is being formed for tickets for next season.

Hobbs Lake

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It has been a great season so far at the new NVF Trout fishery, the' catch and release' and 'removal' policies are working very well and the trout have silvered up and are extremely hard fighting. We have a winter permit available to fish from September 1 to December 31, 2012 on sale now. To check out this fishery contact Chris on 01553 636507.


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Buzzers and small drys caught well this week at Blackdyke trout fishery. With the cooler weather the fish are on the feed more often with plenty rising around the lake. I hope you will join me on Saturday for our three-year celebration where you can take five fish for a four fish ticket. We will be closed on Sunday for the Nomad fishing club competition. Please ring the lodge on 07525730447 for any other enquiries.

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