WATERSIDE DIARY Welcome to Monthly Reports We are happy to remove any content on the photo/video pages if you no longer want it to be shown on their. 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. ************** ************** **************

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************** Last Month, (July 2018) Jonathan Blackman > Swan Valley Lyn Lewington      > Pat`s Pond. ************** We will insert pictures/Stories and any helpful information each month as it comes in. Don't forget to `Check Back` ************** Picture Below: Dino Ferrari. ************** You don`t see many cats this big Pictures Below: Steeple Court Lakes ************** Weight Conversion          To Convert                   Multiply By  Pounds to Kilograms  —––––  0.4536        Kilograms to Pounds  —––––  2.2050 ************** Picture Below: Adder basking in the sunshine Photo taken by Lyn Lewington. ************** 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. ************** ************** ************** 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  


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


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


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


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

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 August 2018 Return to top      of page Lee Dunn               >  Dorset Springs Rob Sheppard       > NMG-Fishery Check out the pictures below, it shows Rob Sheppard enjoying himself  at NMG-Fishery Barons Ponds, the top picture shows Rob with 20lb Ghostie and the bottom picture shows a great 20lb 2oz mirror, great fish Rob well done. Pictures Below: Rob Sheppard. ************** Another great fish from Lee Dunn, Lee successfully tricked this 23lb Mirror while on a session at Dorset Springs. Great fish Lee, Well done. ************** Picture Below:   Lee Dunn. ************** ************** ************** Some unusual pictures of an evening sky over Wickham on the 3rd of August. Picture below shows Baz Evans enjoying himself at `Steeple Court Fishery` Botley, well on Baz. ************** Pictures below shows Ashley Thornhill making his mark at `Linear Lakes,` over the weekend  Ashley banked five great fish. Well done Ash. Picture below shows Jonathan Blackman safely returning an early morning common, we think the venue is Dorset Springs, great fish `Jon Boy` well done. ************** Some more pictures from Ashley Thornhill, this time the venue is  Longbridge Lakes, Ash is certainly  having a great season, Top fishing Ash, well done. Pictures Below: Ashley Thornhill. ************** Pictures below show Kenny Harris enjoying his fishing at `Steeple Court Fishery` Botley. ************** This is a great picture of Steve `Spess` Newton, not quite sure when it was taken. Steve runs The `Steeple Court Fishery` at Botley, and does a great job. Well done Steve keep the good  work up. ************** ************** He`s at it again Jonathan Blackman on his first trip to his New Syndicate water `Hollybush` he banked this stunning 23lb 6oz mirror, Jon`s successful bait was Madbaits addiction wafter over a bed of Madbaits addiction boilies. Well done Jon Boy. ************** The wife Lyn enjoying herself at `Pat`s Pond` the two/three in the pictures below where the best  of 14 mixed commons ghosties and mirrors, successful bait was 10mm halibut pellet on a hair rig. Sorry Lyn, Oops, not all pictures go to plan, ha ha. ************** ************** Pictures below show Baz Evans enjoying a 24hr session at `Steeple Court Fishery` Botley. we are not sure what successful bait Baz used but it done the trick. Well done Baz.