Stacey's Fishing Club

News - September 2017

Reading Civil Service's match at Soke Road on August 27th was a low weight, but closely contested event. N Denton put the best bag on the scales, weighing 13lb 13oz.  G McGee just pipped M Biles for second place by one ounce with his 11lb 10oz.  

When Remenham fished Whitehouse on July 30th Pete Bowles weighed in an impressive net which included a double figure grass carp along with the more usual carp varieties totalling 162lb 10oz all caught on the pole fishing across to the rear of the island with corn. This was well ahead of second placed Mark Bowerman with 72lb 8oz of carp caught on the pole close in with pellet and in third place was Steve Johnson with 61lb 13oz of carp, skimmers and tench landed on the pole with pellet and maggot.

The Slough AS match at Whitehouse on July 9th produced some good weights despite the reduced water level. Geoff Savin had the best bag of the day with 57lb of carp and bream from the road bank, followed by Lee Rose on 47lb 5oz, Stan Robak on 31lb 14oz and Mark Quinn on 29lb 5oz.

More fish stocking was carried out in mid-March, with the focus on Old Barlows - which has also been subject to some landscaping work.  Old Barlows is already looking good with the lilies flourishing again and fishing well after receiving:

  • 700lb of one year old farmed Mirror Carp,
  • 38 other Carp from Court Farm averaging 2.5 lb,
  • 300lb of Bream in the 2lb to 4lb bracket,
  • 40lb of 8oz Skimmers,
  • 45lb of Tench averaging 2lb,
  • 600lb of mixed silver fish,
  • 1000 Gudgeon !
In addition, Soke Road received 500lb of 1lb Carp, and 15 big bream went into New Barlows (5lb to 6lb bracket).

At the end of March, this was followed up with:
  • Old Barlows - 93lb of bream in the 3lb to 5lb bracket
  • Whitehouse - 240lb of carp in the 5lb to 7lb bracket.
Rob Frost won Bosher's Tuesday match on March 27th with 33lb 2oz. followd by Dave Brent some way back on 22lb 2oz. Bill Atkinson was third with 17lb 11oz, just edging out match organiser Dave Bosher's 17lb 6oz.

The previous week on the Barlows lakes also saw Rob Frost come out on top, this time with 103lb of the recently stocked fish from a swim on the Old Lake.

Stacey's Charity Events

The Teams-of-4 event across the four main lakes on Sunday June 25th 2017 was a great success, raising over £1,300 for the British Heart Foundation.  Click here to see the note of thanks from the BHF.

The main Charity Match fished on August 13th was again a big success, with almost £1,900 raised on the day for St Michael's Hospice. Sixty three anglers fished across the Stacey's lakes plus Adventure's Willow Pool.  Best weight came from Willow Pool (75lb by Bartosz Recki), but Whitehouse managed to produce a 63lb 8oz winner (Simon Kiefer), Soke Road was won with 50lb 6oz (Colin Thomas), and New Barlows was won by Kevin Roberts with 30lb 8oz.  Old Barlows was the most difficult on the day with Steve Davis only needing a 12lb 4oz bag to come out on top.

Next year's main Charity event will be fished across all lakes on Sunday August 12th 2018.

Diamond Quality Care Services

....... are a group that supports the rehabilitation of people who have suffered serious head injuries.  They are being allowed to fish Stacey's waters on Tuesdays through the summer, and are looking for volunteers to help out on the day.  Again, if you would like to help or can provide some fishing tackle, please contact Keith Brown.