News - September 2016
The Prospect (Joe) match on August 28th at Soke Road was pretty crowded with 15 fishing, but the weights were still good. Gary Thomas had a fairly comfortable win with 57lb, followed by Joe Darby on 43lb, Dave Green on 37lb and John Cowey on 36lb.
Autotype AC made their first visit to New Barlows on August 20th with Bill Hailey coming out on top with a good weight of 46lb 6oz. Others with over 20lbs were Phil 26lb 8oz, Gerald 23lb 5oz and Peter with 22lb 4oz.
Prospect's Gary Thomas also won their July 31st match at Whitehouse with another good weight of 48lb. This time the chasers were led by James Farrell on 36lb, Ray Lovell on 33lb and Joe Darby on 18lb 8oz.
The weights across the lakes have improved since the fish stockings in March and April:
- Whitehouse receiving around 300lb of skimmers and bream, plus 74lb of tench in the 1lb to 2lb bracket.
- Soke Road receiving 268lb of carp between 1lb and 3lb.
Back in November there was also some significant restocking of the lakes. 300 crucians between four and six inches went into the new canal at Barlows, and 120lb of quality bream to 5lb were put in New Barlows. Around 450lb of quality bream also went into Whitehouse lake, with many in the six to seven pound bracket. Soke Road also received some fish, in this case 168 small F1s and 100 chub of between six and eight inches.
Stacey's Charity Event
The 2016 Charity event was fished on Sunday August 14th across the usual five local lakes, followed by a meet up afterwards at Whitehouse for the usual food, drink and raffle. Almost £2000 was raised for the charity
The 2017 matches will be fished on Sunday August 13th.
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.