WATERSIDE DIARY Welcome to Monthly Reports January: noted for it`s Pike fishing, (Latin: Esox Lucius)  Record: 46lbs 13ozs Roy Lewis, Llandegfedd Res.                           Top Baits: herring, mackerel, smelt, sardine, all live fish,  Lures and spinners. ************** 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` ************ ************** ************** We will insert pictures/Stories and any helpful information each month as it comes in. Don't forget to `Check Back` Last Month, (December 2017) ************** ************** 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 ************** ************** ************** 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 January 2018 Return to top      of page 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


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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. You don`t see many cats this big **************

Me and my friend lee done a night on Thorpe Lea fishery, we was sat having a Chinese when the left hand rod rattle off after a sort battle the fish was in the net. Lee took a few photos and we slipped the fish back, I caught the fish on a snowman set up with a little pva bag crushed boilie.

         Well done Jon it`s a great picture to kick the new year off, good luck

         for the coming season.

The first picture in this year (2018) is from Jonathan Blackman, hears what he had to say: Picture Below: Jonathan Blackman. Effort equals reward and that's just what Alex (surname unknown) received while fishing at NMG - Barons Ponds, just check out the picture below it shows Alex with a known fish called To-Tone. Great fishing Alex, well done. ************** Picture Below:      Alex ************** Picture below shows Mitchell Turner with a nice winter carp from `Steeple Court Fishery` this was one of two fish that Mitchell banked, this time of the year bites are hard to come  by so well done Mitchell. Sorry about the quality of the picture, it shows Lyn (the wife) enjoying her fishing at `Pat`s Pond` this was on Wednesday and if there were any Christmas cobwebs still hanging around they certainly got blown out in that wind. ************** Picture Below: Lyn Lewington. Picture Below: Mitchell Turner. ************** Jonathan Blackman caught this Mirror in all it`s winter colours from `Newlands Farm` Jons successful bait was a Snowman set-up over a small PVA bag of crumb bollies. Well done Jon. Picture Below: Jonathan Blackman **************