WATERSIDE DIARY Welcome to Monthly Reports April 2018 Scroll down to follow our fishing adventures, as to where we go, who we meet, what they catch and what`s happening on the bank, plus all sorts of hopefully helpful information. ************** ************** ************** `Hang on Tight`

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************* ************** We will insert pictures/Stories and any helpful information each month as it comes in. Don't forget to `Check Back` Last Month, (March 2018) ************** ************** Picture Below: Dino Ferrari. Pictures Below: Steeple Court Lakes ************** ************** You don`t see many cats this big For membership information  please contact: Steve > 07721089036 or                                                                                     Dave > 07900320858 Bait and Tackle shop closed  as from September 2017 Weight Conversion          To Convert                   Multiply By  Pounds to Kilograms  —––––  0.4536        Kilograms to Pounds  —––––  2.2050 ************** ************** ************** Maggots The life cycle of the Fly Fly lays the eggs At the pointed end of the maggot, there are two black coloured hooks, these are used to hang on, and to help brake down food. Hooks Spiracles,  During  feeding, the maggots head (if required) can remain under a liquid surface, as long as                   the  tale (the blunt end) remains above the surface it can breath through it`s two Spiracles. Casters hatch      as Flies Maggots turn   into casters At the blunt end of the maggot, there are two brown coloured dots these are the breathing tubes, known as the spiracles. Spiracles Eggs hatch as maggots ************** ************** British Record Coarse Fish                       (Rod Caught)                   (as at July 31st 2016)

Barbel:                  21      1      0     Grahame King, Great Ouse, Adams Mill, Beds,              2006

Bitterling:                0      0    12    Dennis Flack,  Barway Lake,  Cambridgeshire,               1998

Bleak:                     0      4      9    Dennis Flack,  River Lark,  Cambridgeshire,                   1998

Bream:                 22     11     0     Scot Crook, Ferry Lagoon, Cambridgeshire.                   2012

Bream (Silver)           3      4     0    Gareth Evans, Mill Farm Fishery, Pullborough, Sussex. 2012

Bullhead                 0      1     0    R Johnson,  Green River, Nr Guildford, Surrey,               1983

Carp                       68      1     0     Dean Fletcher, Cranwell`s Lakes, Wasing Est, Berks.     2016

Crucian Carp         4     10     0    Mickeal James, Surrey Stillwater.                                     2015

Crusian Carp         4     10     0    Stephen Frapwell, Jonsons Lake,Marsh Farm, Surrey.     2015

                                                                                                                                

Catfish                    1      3     1     K Clements, Lake Meadow, Billericay, Essex,                   2001

(Bullhead, black)

Catfish                 62      0     0     Rich Garner, Withy Pool, Henlow, Beds,                           1997

(Wells)                                                                              NB. List Closed 23rd October 2000, no further

                                                       claims considered.

Chub                      9     5     0       Andy Maker, Southern stillwater,                                         2007

Dace                     1     5     2       Simon Ashton, River Wear, Co. Durham,                              2002

EEL                    11     2     0       Steve Terry, Kingfisher Lake, Nr Ringwood, Hants,            1978

Goldfish                5   11     8       Dave Lewis, six-acre Surrey stillwater pond                       1994  

(Brown)

Grasscarp           44     8     0       Phillip Kingsbury, Horton Church Lake, Berks,                   2006

                                                       NB. List Closed 31st October 2007 - No further

                                                      claims considered.

Gudgeon             0     5     0      D H Hull, River Nadder, Sutton Mandeville, Wilts,                1990

Minnow              0     0   13.5   J Sawyer, Whitworth Lake, Spennymoor, Co Durham,           1998

Orfe                    8     5     0       Michael Wilkinson, Lymm Vale, Cheshire,                             2000

(Golden)

Perch                  6     3      0      Neil Stephen, Stream Valley Lakes, E Sussex,                        2011

Perch                  6     3      0      Ken Brown, Willstone Fishery, Tring, Hertfordshire.            2011           

Pike                   46   13   0    Roy Lewis, Llandegfedd Reservoir, S. Wales,                              1992

Pumpkinseed     0     14      2    Bill Rushmer, Tanyards Fishery, Sussex,                                2003

Roach                 4      4      0     Keith Berry, Northan Irland stillwater,                                   2006

      

Rudd                4     10     0     Simon Parry, Freshwater Lake, Co Armagh, NI,                        2001

                         4     10     0     Simon Parry, Clay Lake, Co Armagh, NI,                                   2001                       

                                              

Ruffe               0     5      4     R J Jenkins, West View Farm, Cumbria,                                      1980

Schelly            2     1      9     S M Barrie, Haweswater Reservoir, Cumbria,                             1986

(Skelly)

Stickleback    0     0     4     Dennis Flack, High Flyer Lake, Ely, Cambs,                                  1998

(3-spined)

Stone Loach  0     0    13   Geoffrey Green, Windmill Fishery,                                                   2005

Tench            15    3     6    Darren Ward,  Sheepwalk big pit, Shepperton, Middlesex,             2001

Zander          21    5     0    James Benfield,  River Severn at Upper Lode,                                 2007


Each year because we still get e-mails commenting on these pictures we leave them in the site, you must agree they are unusual, I am not sure where the fish on the scooter comes from, and its a great picture of the dog and the fish. For more on competitions/results/dates/times and venues etc just click Competition Results `No, it  was only this big` ************** `No really it was only             this big` `It was this Big` `I think it might have been                 this big` Did you know that you can press the HOME button on your Keyboard  to return to the top of any web page. ************************************************************************** Click the Waterside Diary Button to return to the HOME PAGE. TIGHT LINES. We are happy to remove any content on the photo/video pages if you no longer want it to be shown on their. Seasonal Calendar Just click to check out our new `Seasonal Calendar` page We have only just started this page, (September 2015) and we  hope that you find something of interest on it, we will  add pictures and information to this page as the calendar seasons unfold.. Waterside Diary April 2018 Return to top      of page Well done Jonathan for making the front cover of `Carp Talk` Off to a good start in April, Jonathan Blackman enjoying himself at `Newlands Farm` both fish fell to `MadBaits` Wicked Whites` boilies over a bed of mixed particles. Pictures Below: Jonathan Blackman. ************** Another great fish for Charlton Smith, not sure of the venue but what a stunner weighing in at just over 25lb, Great fish well done. ************** What a great picture, it shows Ashley Thornhill enjoying himself at Hambrook it looks as if the weather was on your side as well Ash, well done great fish . Picture Below: Ashley Thornhill. ************** ************** Two nice fish from Jonathan Blackman, Jon fishing at Swan Valley took the 18lb 12oz common on a Zig rig, and the 20lb 6oz mirror on `MadBaits` wicked whites pop-up. Nice fish Jon boy well done. Pictures Below: Jonathan Blackman. ************** Pictures below show Michael Wigginton enjoying his fishing at `Steeple Court` fishery. Picture Below: Michael Wigginton. ************** ************** Picture Below: Jonathan Blackman. Congratulations to Rob Sheppard on his new `Personal Best` weighing in at 24lb 12ozs Well done Rob a really magnificent fish. Rob banked this common carp at Barons Ponds. Pictures Below: Rob Sheppard. ************** Pictures Below: Jonathan Blackman. ************** Well I have to say my fish in the picture below looks rather small compared to some of the  magnificent beauties sent in this month, none the less I enjoyed my time on the bank and this was one of nine, all ghosties. ************** ************** Another great session for Rob Sheppard fishing at Barons Ponds (Big Pond) Rob had Two Tone at 20lb 4ozs which was the best of a 6-fish haul, great angling Rob, well done. Pictues Below: Rob Sheppard. **************