WATERSIDE DIARY Welcome to Monthly Reports December 2018 ************** ************** ************** ************** `Hang on Tight` ************ We look forward to seeing you all in 2018                         Good Luck,                                Lew. What a cracking picture ************** ************** 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. Pictures Below: Steeple Court Lakes ************** ************** Weight Conversion          To Convert                   Multiply By  Pounds to Kilograms  —––––  0.4536        Kilograms to Pounds  —––––  2.2050 ************** Hey where`s the Bailiff, I just cant believe this picture, I leave it on the site each year, its one to  make you smile, I'm not sure which country its from, but its a great picture. ************** ************** ************** ************** 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 ************** 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 December 2017 Return to top      of page Seasonal Calendar Seasonal Calendar ************** 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 membership information  please contact: Steve > 07721089036 or                                                                                     Dave > 07900320858 Bait and Tackle shop closed  as from September 2017 Last Month,  (November) No Personal Best reported this month ************** First pictures in this month are from Jonathan Blackman, who said

Had a weekend social fishing with a couple of mates we decided on fishing a local lake to us, I arrived at the lake after dark decided to set up in the middle of the lake so if I saw or heard anything then I could move on to them. I decide to put a rod out on a pop up over a baited area and another on a zig fished in middle water. Around 8pm I started getting liners and around half 8 I received a take on the zig sprayed with esta stray after a short battle a 16lb 7oz common was laying in the net, got the rod back out around 10pm I received another take on the zig sprayed with esta spray after a 10 minute battle I had another common laying in the net I could see it was bigger, we lifted it up on the scales and it went 22lb 5oz I was happy with that as the lake has only done a handful of bites in 5 weeks

************** Steeple Court Fishery > Shaun Turner: Three of us at the fishery today only one caught by Alex Bridgeman at just over 6-pounds he was over the moon as he has not fished since the summer. Well done Alex. ************** ************** ************** WOW just check this picture out I came across on Facebook, It shows the worlds record `Black Sea Bass` weighing in at 425lb it was caught by Edward Lewellen in 1903 and took him 41 minutes to land. Picture Below: Edward Lewellen. Picture Below: Lyn Lewington. **************