News from Clawford  Summer 2017.


Weather Forecast.

Tuesday 22nd. August 2017.

Hot and sunny with some scattered cloud at times with a North Westerly breeze.

Day time temperature of 24 C. with night time temperatures of 14 C.

Sunrise 06.14 (BST)                                                              Sunset 20.24 (BST)


News from Clawford.

Friday 11th. August 2017.

Carp Lakes have produced some nice fish throughout this week.

Barbara Sheppard, from Birmingham, has banked nine nice  carp per day, Saturday to Friday, including 16 +20's and 2 +30's.

Best carp was a Almost Leather Mirror from Major John's Lake @ 32 lbs. 8 oz. Tom banked a 28.5 lbs. Common and  a 28.75 lbs. Mirror during his six and a half days haul.

Wednesday, both anglers had 28 lbs. Mirror Carp as well as 8 other 20's from 21 to 26 lb. 8 oz.

On Tuesday, Mike Frost, had 6 + 5 Lbs. Bream included in a one day session on Gregories lake.

The final day Barbara landed a 29 lbs. Mirror and Tom banked a 28.5 lbs. Mirror.

Tom said "all Carp of all sizes fought like banshees".

Wednesday morning, Clawford lake produced a 38 lb. 6 oz. Common on 'a bunch of three' sweet corn.

Saturday 5th. August 2017.

Despite having a damp week, all lakes were fishing very well.

JR,s Lake produced some big bags of over 350 lbs. including some quality Roach and Bream. Major John's lake was producing 15 carp in a days session. Wandas Lake produced some large Tench, +70 in a days session. Emery's Lake produced some Good Bream, Crucian Carp, Tench and Roach. Jeffreys Lake & Clawford lakes produced some big carp.

Friday 28th.July 2017.

Clawfords, July Angling Festival (sponsored by 'Gateford Angling Supplies') run by Mick Drage, started as planned on Sunday  9th. July 2017. The weather was bright and sunny with a slight westerly breeze with temperatures reaching 23 C.

The anglers were split into three sections and will be fishing on three lakes throughout the festival, Fletchers. Edwards and JRs Lakes over a six day period.

All lakes produced well with good weights emanating from all three lakes.

Day 1. Sunday 9th. July.

Lake winners were as follows:-

Fletchers lake was Mick Drage with 106 lbs. 3 oz. taken from Peg 5.

Edwards Lake was Chris Morris with 85 lbs. from Peg 1.

JR.s Lake was Fred Jones with 103 lbs. 9 oz. from Peg 10.

Day 2. Monday 10th. July.

Lake winners were as follows :-

Fletchers lake was Wayne Mitchell 69 lbs. 5 oz. from Peg 16.

Edwards Lake was Brian Law with 114 lbs. 7 oz. from Peg 1.

JR.s Lake was David Wykes with 94 lbs. from Peg 15.

Day 3. Tuesday 11th. July.

Today the weather made angling, challenging. 18 C. with heavy rain at times with a changeable wind directions.

Lake winners were as follows :-

Fletchers lake was  won by Fred Jones with  65 lbs. 05 oz. taken from Peg 5.

Edwards Lake was Wayne Mitchell with 675 lbs. 10 oz. from Peg 15.

JR.s Lake was Chris Morris with 70 lbs.  from Peg 1.

Day 4. Wednesday  12th. July.

Today the weather was back to 23 C. bright and sunny. Yesterdays heavy rain has resulted in a significant amounts of water flushing through the lakes.

Lake winners were as follows :-

Fletchers lake was won by Pete law with a bag of 67 lbs. 14 oz. taken from Peg 9.

Edwards Lake was was won by Wayne Mitchell with 47 lbs. 10 oz. taken from Peg 10.

JR.s Lake was won by Chris Morris with a bag of 79 lbs. 10 oz. taken from Peg 17.

Day 5. Thursday  13th. July.

Today the weather was dull and overcast.

Lake winners were as follows :-

Fletchers lake was won by Geoff Franklin with a bag of 57 lbs. 9 oz. taken from Peg 12.

Edwards Lake was was won by Fred Jones with 88 lbs. 5 oz. taken from Peg 1.

JR.s Lake was won by Wayne Mitchell with a bag of 65 lbs. 11 oz. taken from Peg 10.

Day 6.Friday  14th. July.

Lake winners were as follows :-

Fletchers lake was won by Brian Law with 46 lbs. 3 oz. taken from Peg 9.

Edwards Lake was was won by Fred Jones with 56 lbs. 11 oz. taken from Peg 10.

JR.s Lake was won by Kevin with a bag of 51 lbs. 4 oz. taken from Peg 16.

Final standings.

Two anglers shared first place with 9 points. Fred Jones & Wayne Mitchell.

Fred took first place with a total catch weight of 450 Wayne came second with a total weight 347 lbs.

Third place with 11 points was Chris Morris.

Fourth places, tied with 16  points is Brian Law.

Mick Drage, the Festival organizer, was in fifth Place (out of the prize payouts) with 17 points.

Thanks to every one who took part in the July Festival it was a very successful week of fishing and socializing. Especially Mike Drage and Matthew Jones for his good work from both sides of the bar.


 Thursday 27th. July 2017.

The July Festival was a great success enjoyed by every one.

Most of the anglers from the July Festival have booked for the Autumn Festival between September 9th. & 16th..

Any one interested in coming to the September festival please contact Clawford on 01409 254177 of Mick Drage from 'Gateford Angling Supplies', Worksop.

As well as the pool money we have an amazing quantity of tackle and angling items available.

We still have spaces left.

So, if you fancy a laid back pleasant environment to partake in a weeks organized fishing, good food and a good bar for a few drinks at the end of the day (with no children) telephone John or Mick now and make a booking. (Bed and Breakfast of self catering is available to suit all tastes).


JRs Lake is no longer available to fish on a day ticket &  will not be available as a Match Lake.

JRs Lake can only be fished with rod and line (two rod maximum) with a minimum hook size 8. (Poles are no longer allowed on JRs Lake).

Matches on JRs Lake have been discontinued. However, JR's Lake will be available for fishing during our Festivals.

Last week, we had several resident anglers fishing this lake and photographed the damage to some of the carp. A high percentage of the damaged carp had not been treated with Klinik. 


 

Holidays at Clawford Fisheries.

If you are looking for a stress free, relaxing, peaceful holiday, you have found the venue.

NO dogs. Some weeks during the school holidays are designated FAMILY WEEKS with children on site. The remaining weeks are ADULTS ONLY.

No hidden extras, the fishing is free to residents on all seventeen Clawford Lakes.

Alternatively, enjoy a short break in one of our self catering units in 'Writers Block'.

Please visit 'Clawford Fisheries' on face book via the 'John Ray' page.


 

Clawford Nature Watch.

Saturday 5th. August 2017.

A group of four red deer have been seen daily chasing each other and grazing in the field behind Fletchers & Edwards lakes.

Carpets of wild flowers can be seen around all the lakes, with a lot of butterflies and dragon flies.

Hares are seen regularly over Clawfords 78 acres.

Butterflies & Moths can be seen around the lakes and garden. 

Kingfishers have been delighting the anglers visiting all seventeen lakes at Clawford.

A large flock of Reed Warbles and Willow warblers have established a roosting area on the South East bank of Clawford Lake in the reeds.

Plenty of red deer, Hares and foxes can be seen throughout the Clawford fields & wooded areas, especially around Emery's Lake, Julies and Pinney,s Lakes.

 The Clawford Chaffinches are still keeping the anglers company and are being rewarded with a few maggots.

Foxes can still be seen in the early hours on the banks of Wandas Lakes.















  JR's Lake. (40 pegs)

June 15th. 2017

Fishing really well.

Matches are no longer available on this lake.

Pleasure anglers are taking bags of over 400 lbs.

Best baits were 8 mm, Carp pellets, sweet corn and luncheon meat.

Friday 26th. May 2017

Nigel Lister from Woksop a Clawford regular returned with the aim of beating his weight record on JR's Lale.

Again, he set up a swim on his favorite Peg 39, fishing on the North East corner of the lake.

Float fishing using predominantly 8mm carp pellets, Nigel banked 403 lbs. of prime Clawford fish over a 6 hour session comprehensively beating his previous lake record of 235 lbs. established in 2016. Well done Nigel.

April 16th. 2017

Graham Blythe from Swinton returned to Clawford for a long weekends break.

Using mainly Clawford Carp pellets. Luncheon meat and double sweet corn Graham netted a mixed bag over 250 lb.

Best carp was a 14 lbs. Mirror.

March 26th. 2017.

The first 20 peg match was held was held on this 40 peg lake.

 First place was taken from Peg 9 with a mixed bag weighing 77 lbs. by  Kevin Shears.

September 16th. 2016.

The last day on the Clawfords Autumn Festival, all anglers fished the forty peg JR's Lake. 

1st. place was Fred Jones, London with 116 lbs. 07 oz. from peg 36.

2nd. place was Steve Nott, London with 85 lbs. 01 oz. from peg 26.

3rd. place was John Lovell from Bideford with 69 lbs. 01 oz. from peg 34.

4th. place was Mick Drage, Worksop with 57 lbs. 03 oz. from peg 18.

5th. place was Geoff Franklin, Birmingham with 50 lbs. 01 oz. from peg 28.

The average weight banked on Edwards Lake today, per angler was over 71 lbs.

September 14th. 2016.

The third day of the Clawford Autumn Festival, Mick Drage (the organiser) decided to have a wild card draw. This resulted in all anglers fishing the forty peg JR's Lake again but only from the East & North banks.

Two anglers produced bags of + 100 lbs.

1st. place was Fred Jones, London with 123 lbs. 09 oz. from peg 15.

2nd. place was Mick Drage, Worksop with 118 lbs. 09 oz. from peg 10.

3rd. place was John Lovell from Bideford with 94 lbs. 03 oz. from peg 28.

4th. place was Geoff Franklin, Birmingham with 60 lbs. 13 oz. from peg 22.

5th. place was Steve Nott, London with 42 lbs. 02 oz. from peg 39.

The average weight netted on JR,s Lake today, per angler, was over 85 lbs.

September 13th. 2016.

The Second day of the Clawford Autumn Festival today with all anglers fishing JR's Lake.

1st. Place was John Lovell from Bideford with 128 lbs. 15 oz. from peg 2.

2nd. was Geoff Franklin, Birmingham with 100 lbs. 09 oz. from peg 10.

3rd. place was Steve Nott, London with 64 lbs. 10 oz. from peg 6.

4th. place was Fred Jones, London with 62 lbs. 5 oz. from peg 7.

5th. place was Mick Drage, Worksop with 55 lbs. 10 oz. from peg 1.

 

The average weight netted on JR,s Lake was over 70 lbs. per angler.

September 7th. 2016.

Nigel Lister from Worksop, Nottinghamshire set up a swim on peg 10.

Float fishing directly in front of the peg in 3 feet of water, he banked over 360 lbs. of Carp, Bream, Roach and Rudd in a days session.

Best baits were 8mm & 6 mm Pellets, paste and sweet-corn. 

September 6th. 2016.

Nigel Lister from Worksop, Notts set up a swim on peg 12 on his favorite lake.

Float fishing alongside the lake banks, each side of peg 12, in 2 to 3 feet of water, he banked over 235 lbs. of Carp, Bream, Roach and Rudd in a short days session.

Best baits were 8mm & 6 mm Pellets, paste and sweet-corn. 




























Edward's Lake. (21 pegs)

June 14th. 2017.

Fishing very well.

Resident anglers have been achieving weights of over 220 lbs. during a days session despite the cold weather we have had.

Mixed bags of 100 lbs. being taken during organized matches.

Best baits are 8 mm. carp pellets, worms, paste & sweet corn.

March 26th. 2017.

On Sunday the second match of March was held on this 22 peg lake.

First place was taken from Peg 12 by Steve Hayman with a good mixed bag of 53 lbs. 8 ozs.

October 2nd. 2016.

The North Devon Match Group held a pairs match on Edwards & Fletchers Lakes.

         1st. was taken by Paul Ware 129 lbs. 6 oz. from peg 12 on Edwards Lake.

         2nd. place was Christopher Morris with 66 lbs. 7 oz.

         3rd. place, Martin Turner with 61 lbs. 12 oz.

         4th. was John Lisle with 60 lbs. 10 oz.

         5th. was Paul Elworthy 59 lbs. 7 oz.

Paul Ware had a heavier weight but forgot he had a third net of small Carp and silvers & tipped them back into the lake without weighing them in!

Winners of the pairs match was Paul Ware and John Lislie with a combined weight of 190 lbs.

John Lisle fished Fletchers lake on peg 17 and weighed in a mixed bag of 61 lbs. 8 oz.

September 15th. 2016.

The Forth day of the Clawford Autumn Festival, anglers fished the + twenty peg Edwards Lake.

1st. place was Fred Jones, London with 105 lbs. 04 oz. from peg 12.

2nd. place was Geoff Franklin, Birmingham with 63 lbs. 01 oz. from peg 8.

3rd. place was Mick Drage, Worksop with 55 lbs. 09 oz. from peg 1.

4th. place was Steve Nott, London with 43 lbs. 11 oz. from peg 3.

5th. place was John Lovell from Bideford with 32 lbs. 03 oz. from peg 6.

The average weight banked on Edwards Lake today, per angler was over 60 lbs.

Best baits are 8 mm. carp pellets, sweet corn, paste & luncheon meat.

September 5th. 2016.

Nigel Lister from Worksop, Nottinghamshire started moved to peg 15 for his second days session on Edwards Lake.

Nigel netted over 198 lbs. of Carp, Bream, Tench, Roach & Rudd.

Best baits were 8mm & 6 mm Pellets, paste, luncheon meat and sweet-corn. 

September 4th. 2016.

Nigel Lister from Worksop, Nottinghamshire started his weeks holiday at Clawford by fishing Edwards Lake.

Fishing from peg 5, Nigel banked a mixed bag of over 324 lbs. of pristine fish in a days session.

Best baits were 8mm & 6 mm Pellets, paste and sweet-corn. 

August 28th. 2016.

The Clawford open match produced a new lake match record of 105 lbs. 1 ozs. by Andy Seerie fishing from peg 3.

Fourteen anglers took part in the open match & were all delighted with the easy access to the lakes and the superb quality of the fish.

Best baits were 8 mm Carp Pellets, paste and sticky baits.

March 20th. 2017.

The North Devon Match Group held one of their Winter League matches at Clawford.

With the top weight came from Edwards Lake with Wayne Mitchell fishing peg 13 with a bag of 59lb 8oz from peg 13. Second place was taken by Nick Jones with from peg 9 with 49lb 4oz.









































  Fletchers Lake. (21 Pegs)

May 27th. 2017.

Fishing well.

Good bags weighing in at over 185 lbs. being taken in a days session by pleasure anglers.

Bags of over 90 lbs. being taken during matches.

Best baits are 8 mm carp pellets, sweet corn and luncheon meat.

May 26th. 2017.

Ray Ward, a Clawford regular, from London, Kent set up a swim on the South East bank on Fletchers Lake.

In a 7 hour session Ray netted over 185 lbs. of carp (mainly Common Carp) and some nice Roach and bream to 2 1/2 lbs.

Ray tempted his carp using 10 mm. Pineapple and Banana Boiles and 8 mm Carp pellets.

April 15th. 2017.

The 'Clawford Easter Pairs match' took place on Friday 14th. & Saturday 15th. April , with Neilsen Jeffrey running the match and organizing the social evening on the Friday night.

The winners were Richard Noakes & John Forster who took first place with a combined weight of 165 lbs. 12 oz.

However, the winning pair almost got chased down on Saturday leg, by Nathan Underwood and Paul Carpenter who finished on 161lb 1oz, (a close call).

Christopher Morris and Neilsen Jeffrey took Third place with an impressive 134 lbs. 3oz.

The individual winner on Friday was Richard Noakes and on Saturday Simon Poynter.

Richard Noakes on the first day on Peg 17 on Fletchers lake making the most of it with

 a mixed bag weighing in at 73 lbs. 2 oz.

 

March 26th. 2017.

On Sunday the second match of March was held on this 24 peg lake.

First place was taken from peg 12 Neilsen Jeffrey with a mixed bag of 50 lbs. 13 ozs.

 

September 12th. 2016.

The first day of the Clawford Autumn Festival today.

Mick Drage decided to start the festival off by fishing Fletchers Lake.

1st.  place was John Lovell from Bideford with 117 lbs. 13oz. from peg 16.

2nd. place was Fred Jones, London with 64 lbs. 14 oz. from peg 6.

3rd. place was Geoff Franklin, Birmingham with 63 lbs. 14 oz. from peg 15.

4th. place was Steve Nott, London with 54 lbs. 5 oz. from peg 9.

5th. place was Mick Drage, Worksop with 50 lbs. 6 oz. from peg 5.

The weather was warm with scattered light showers with a persistent Westerly wind.

Tomorrow, the second day of the festival, will be on J.R's Lake.

The average weight netted was over 65 lbs. per angler.

Best baits were 6 mm & 8 mm pellets & luncheon meat.

September 9th. 2016.

Nigel Lister from Worksop, Nottinghamshire set up a swim on peg 17.

Float fishing each side and directly in front of the peg in 5-6 feet of water, he banked over 136 lbs. of Carp, Bream, Roach and Tench in a days session.

Best baits were 8mm pellets, luncheon meat & flavored sweet-corn. 

September 8th. 2016.

Nigel Lister from Worksop, Nottinghamshire set up a swim on peg 15.

Float fishing directly in front of the peg in 6.5 feet of water, he banked over 110 lbs. of Carp, Bream, Roach and Rudd in a days session.

Best baits were 8mm & 6 mm Pellets, luncheon meat, paste and sweet-corn. 

September 6th. 2016.

A recent Clawford open match the lake fished very well with average weights of over 55 lbs. taken.

First place in his section was Nathen Underwood with a bag of 67 lbs. 11 oz. from peg 2.

Gary Thornton had a mixed bag of 50 lbs. 10 oz. from peg 15.

Steve Barrow had 50 lbs. 7 oz. from peg 8.

Best baits were 6 & 8 mm Carp pellets, paste and sweet corn over a bed of hemp.

Best results were had by feeding generously and often.

March 17th. 2016.

Neilsen Jeffrey chose peg 9 on the swim in between the two islands on the south bank.

Over a four hour session he landed over 90 lbs. of carp, bream and Roach.

 

March 15th. 2016.

Following the installation of the fishing platforms on Fletchers Lake some of our local match anglers fished the Lake to get a feel of how it produced in March.

Tom Downing, chose peg 16 to fish on the west bank.

Over a four hour session he had netted about 75 lbs. of carp & bream.

October 30th. 2015.

Neilsen Jeffery from Bideford, returned to Clawford to check out the Peg positions and to check out Peg 20's fish-ability.

Over a five hour session he netted a mixed bag of over 90 lbs. Predominantly Carp but some 3 lbs. Roach and Rudd were taken.

All small fish below 1 lbs. were returned to the lake as they were netted.

Neilsen was catching regularly in both, open water as well as tight into the edge of the bank.

Carp to 14 lbs. were taken on sweet corn, Castors and 6.5-10 mm. Carp Pellets.


Rowe's Lake. (40 pegs)

May 4th. 2017.

Fishing well.

Good bags of Bream, Tench, Rudd and Roach showing with the occasional big Carp.

Mixed bags of over 150 lbs. being taken in a days session.

Best baits are 8 & 6 mm Carp Pellets, sweet corn, paste and Luncheon meat.


 

  Tanners Lake. (14 swims)

June 12th. 2017.

Fishing reasonably well.

Good catches are being taken from most swims.

A lot of upper teens and lower to mid 20's being netted.

Best Baits were double sweet corn and 20 mm boilie cocktails, fished over a bed of carp pellets and hemp.

April 14th. 2017.

Dean Guppy from Appledore, Devon (a member of the CCC) netted 15 carp in a four day session. Dean fished swim 1 for 1 1/2 days then moved to the steps swim. His 15 carp consisted of 9 Commons and  mirrors between 19 & 24 lbs.

Dean fished one rod tight to the bank to the island and the other rod on top of the gravel roundabout.

Best Baits were double sweet corn and 20 mm boilie cocktails, fished over a bed of carp pellets and hemp. 

March 31st. 2017.

Mike Frost from Coventry landed his PB Carp from Tanners Lake in the shape of an 'almost leather' Mirror with a black spot on it's side.

This Carp is a named fish called 'The Son of Black Spot' the first time this fish has been banked since 2012!

His PB fell to a lump of Luncheon meat, presented tight in the margins on the second swim on the South Bank. His fish weighed in at 27.5 lbs.  

March 28th. 2016.

Chris Smart from Bristol banked this 21 lbs. Common from the North bank using Sticky baits boilies.

 

February 29th. 2016.

Another hard fighting +21 lbs. Common was banked by Chris Day, Cornwall from Tanners Lake on the last week in February.

Again Chris tempted his Common using the long awaited Hydrabaits, 'Hex' boilies.

October 15th. 2015.

Chris Day from St. Austell, Cornwall had a short early mornings session.

He fished for about 3 - 3 1/2 hours on swim 5 and finished his session before breakfast.

He tempted two Mirror Carp on Hydra baits 16 mm. boilies fishing between the central channel & the 'Magic Roundabout'.

Both Mirrors weighed in at just over 30 lbs. with the biggest, a heavily scaled Mirror, tipping the scales at 31 lbs. 3 oz.

Again, Chris was fishing a pop-up over a bed of Carp pellets, hemp and Crumbled 'Hydra baits' boilies.

Chris said he really feels as though he is getting close to catching a 40 lber now.

























  Major Johns Lake. (12 swims)

June 15th. 2017.

Fishing really well. Producing a lot of Mid & Upper teens regularly with some Mid to Upper 20's.

Best locations are on the North bank in the corner & off the island, tight to the margins.

Best baits are Krill and Halibut Pellets, chunks of luncheon meat, carp pellets and sweet corn.

June 17th. 2016.

Pete Robinson from Umberleigh, Devon had a 2 1/2 days session on his favorite lake, Major Johns Lake.

Peter banked over 26 nice carp to 27 lbs. fishing from the North bank to the East of the first island.

Pete tempted his catch using his favorite bait from 'Pot Shop Tippers' Pop-up boilies fished over a bed of pellets.

March 28th. 2016.

Chris day from Cornwall had a days session on Clawford and Major Johns Lakes.

Fishing tight into the margins he banked some nice heavily scaled mirrors from each lake using the Hydrabaits TNT boilies.

 February 19th. 2016.

Brian Leamy from Saltash, Cornwall, had a 12 hour session on a day ticket and had a 'Very enjoyable' days session on Major John's Lake.

He set up swims on the West Bank & fished tight into the island.

There was a lot of movement all over the lake with carp rolling and crashing off the islands.

 January 12th. 2016.

Chris Day from St. Ausdell, Cornwall arrived for a 18 hour session and set up a swim on the West bank fishing close to the edge of the Western island.

Chris fished to the west Island in the margins in 12 to 24" of water.

He netted over 120 lbs. of nice Carp from high upper teens up to a 21 lbs. almost a leather mirror.

His best carp was a heavily scaled mirror weighing in at 23 lbs. 4 oz. and a beautiful 20 scraper, linear.

Best baits were 12 mm Hydrabaits Hex boilies, hair rigged with two in a line.

He presented his boilies over a bed of Carp pellets and hemp.

 

July 26th. 2015.

Mike Frost from Coventry set up a swim on the south bank fishing close to the edge of the Western island.

Mike landed about 150 lbs. of nice Carp mid teens up to a 22 lbs. fully scaled mirror.

His best carp was a heavily scaled mirror weighing in at 22 lbs. 4 oz. his PB.

Best baits were 8 mm Carp Pellets and sweet corn.

Mike took his catch in 1.5 to 3 feet of water off the island, with a bed of Carp pellets and hemp.






Clawford Lake. (20 Pegs)

June 14th. 2017.

Fishing reasonably well.

Big carp rolling and crashing all over the lake.

A lot of 20 lbs. scrapers & Commons up to 33lbs. showing.

Best baits are Technispice Boilies, sweet corn or Luncheon Meat, fished over a bed of carp pellets, hemp and sweet corn.

January 10th. 2017.

Neilsen Jeffrey from Bideford had a days session this specimen Carp Lake.

Fishing in the middle of the West bank  facing the crescent island with the monk on his left hand side.

During his session he banked seven nice carp and five 5 lb. plus Bream.

The carp were all doubles, with a mixture of Commons and Mirrors ranging from 16 to 18  lbs.

He captured his Carp by fishing tight into the lake margins under the branches about four foot from the reed bed.

Best results for catching the Carp were had in shallow water. The Bream were found in deeper water three rod lengths out in open water.

He tempted his fish using bunches of three to six scalded maggots and sweet corn, fished over a bed of carp pellets. hemp & a sweet corn mix.

September 23rd. 2016.

Yesterday, we had two publicity shy anglers, from Egham, Surrey (Sid & Colin) who had a 36 hour session on Clawford Lake.

They both bivvied up on the second peninsular on the North bank fishing to the bank near the monk and fishing out to both of the islands accessible to the front of the swim.

Sid banked five carp (three Commons & two heavily scaled mirrors) between 14 lbs. to 24 lbs. 

Colin banked two big commons during his session, both PB's. One weighing in at 32 lbs. 4 oz. and his second at 37 lbs. 8 oz.

Most of the lads catches were taken on pop up Blood worm flavored boilies.

They ground baited their swims with generous amounts of sweet corn, luncheon meat & 8 mm Carp pellets.









Jeffery,s Lake. (12 swims )  

June 10th. 2017.

Fishing well.

Rainbow trout to +7.5 lbs. & Brown Trout to over 4 lbs. being taken on fly and sweet corn.

Roach to 2.5 lbs. and Rudd to 2.75 lbs. being taken on luncheon meat. Carp to 25 lbs. and some upper teens showing.

Best baits are 8 & 6mm Carp pellets, sweet corn and Luncheon meat.

October 10th. 2016.

Mike Frost from Coventry has taken to this lake and has had a good results in a days session.

During his last session he landed six fat, immaculate Brown trout to 5 lbs. and a nice Mirror carp at 24 lbs. 8 oz. together with three commons bwtween 15 & 22 lbs.

Best baits were 8 mm Carp Pellets and double sweet corn.

August 21st. 2016.

Mike Frost from Coventry decided to try one of Clawfords Carp lakes for a change.

During his 3 hour session he landed five immaculate Brown trout to 4 lbs. and a leather Carp weighing in at 23 lbs.

His final Carp, of the day, was a heavily scaled mirror weighing 27 lbs.  His P.B.

Best baits were 8 mm Carp Pellets and double sweet corn.

February 22nd. 2016.

Jeffery's Lake has produced some nice Carp for Brian Leamy from Saltash, Cornwall in the last two weeks.

Today he banked another pristine Mirror Carp at 21 lbs. fishing from the South bank, next to the reeds.

Brian said "All the carp I've had out of Jeffery's Lake put up unbelievable fights.

There were a few fish moving and plenty of trout topping.

He Could hear fish jumping down on Clawford too"

February 19th. 2016.

At the last moment he changed his mind and decided to try Jeffery's Lake. 

Brian Leamy from Cornwall returned to Clawford for another twelve hours to fish Major Johns Lake on a day ticket.

He banked a nice heavily scaled mirror & a brown trout that took a liking to his boilies.

Through out the last twelve months, Jeffery's Lake has only been fished by a handful of residents.

The carp Brian banked has not been hooked before. This lake also contains three +30 lbs. Commons stocked in 2012 from Heather Fisheries (Simmo's Fish).

 


              Wanda's Lake.

June 15th. 2017.

Fishing very well.

Over 70 nice tench are being taen in a days session Including Tench to 8 lb, Bream to 6 lbs. showing.

Best baits are  8mm Carp pellets, sweet corn and luncheon meat.

May 26th. 2017.

Graham Ward from Kent, set up a swim on the North bank, next to the water lillies.

He fished about three feet in front of the water lilies and 3 feet from the bank to his right under some over hanging branches of a tree.

Float fishing using 6mm Pellets, Sweet corn and luncheon meat, Graham netted 180 lbs. of Green Tench to 7 lbs. and two Bream at 3.5 lbs. each. He alsom netted some nice Roach and Rudd in his mixed bag.

August 28th. 2016.

Jon Brampton from Stourbridge, Kent set up swims on the west bank with his back to the stock pond.

He float fished in open water and banked just over one hundred and fifty (150) tench in a days session.

Jon said 'he has been a regular visitor at Clawford for more than fifteen years but today is the best days fishing he has had at Clawford and any other fishery he has been to for that matter'.

80% of the tench were over the 2 lbs. mark.

Best baits were sweet corn and 8.5 mm banded 12mm pellets & paste.

Kept the base feed to a minimum but fed off the small surface fish.

September 24th. 2015.

Graham Ward from London had an afternoons session from the West facing bank across the bridge.

Float fishing in warm sunshine Graham netted thirty five tench between 2 - 4.5 lbs.

Best baits were sweet corn and luncheon meat fished over a bed of hemp.

August 18th. 2015.

John Taylor from Birmingham arrived at Clawford just after lunch and set up a swim on the West Bank with the monk to his left hand side for a four hour session.

Fishing in bright sunshine John banked over 28 hard fighting fish. Including eighteen tench between 6 and 8 lbs. (with some smaller tench mostly on the 3 lbs. mark. four 3 1/2 lbs. Bream, two 1.75 lbs. Roach and 'loads of small tench and Rudd'.

Johns bag was over 100 lbs.

John had all his fish with 6.5 mm. Carp Pellets and paste.





  Gregory's Lake.

May 13th. 2017.

Fishing steady.

Some nice Bream being taken between to 6.75 lbs. on luncheon meat & Sweet corn and Crucians being caught with Sweet corn. Tench to 4 lb. showing.  Best swims for Bream and Tench is the peninsular on the West Bank.

Crucians being taken Mikes swim on the south bank.

Best baits are sweet corn, luncheon meat and carp pellets.

May 12th. 2017.

Patrick Scully from Brixam, Devon started his fishing holiday on Gregory's lake.

He set up swims on the West bank on the peninsular fishing to his right with a waggler over to the big clump of quickly growing water lillies.

Patrick was targeting the big bream and Crucian Carp in this lake.

He started by baking a 1 1/2 lb. Rudd then progressed on catching three Green Tench to 4 lbs. three crucians between 3/4 - 1 1/4 lbs. then he changed his bait to double hair rigged sweet corn resulting in banking fifteen pristine Bream ranging from 2 1/2 to 6 3/4 lbs.

The regime which worked the best was using meat & corn then feeding with Micro Pellets & crushed sweet corn after each cast.

April 17th. 2017.

Mike Frost from Coventry set up a swim on the south bank on the first bend in front of the island.

Over a four hour session Mike netted six Bream between 3 and 6lb. seven Crucian Carp to 2 lb. a dozen Roach to 2 1/2 lbs., four Rudd to 2 lb., three Tench to 6.5 lb. & a 2.5 lb. Hybrid.

He tempted his bag on 8 mm. Carp pellets, luncheon meat & sweet corn, ground baiting with hemp and paste balls.


 

 

Emeries Lake.

May 14th. 2017.

Fishing well. 

Carp to 14 lbs. Tench to 2 lbs. and nice Roach showing to 2lbs.

Best baits are flavored sweet corn, paste and carp pellets.

  May 13th. 2017.

Patrick Scully from Brixam, Devon had a nice days session on one of the quietest lakes at Clawford.

He fished on the center of the west bank, After a few minutes plumbing, he found the shelf and concentrated his session in that area.

Fishing the waggler over a bed of hemp and crushed sweet corn, Pat accounted for some large Roach, Heavily scaled carp and Green Tench weighing in at 125 lbs. Best Carp was a 12 lb. double Linear. Most of the fsih landed had never been caught before.

The regime which worked the best was using meat & corn then feeding with Micro Pellets & crushed sweet corn after each cast.

May 4th. 2017.

Mike Frost from Coventry was the first angler to fish Emeries lake since it has been re-built and re-stocked.

He moved from his swim on JRs Lake to the West bank to get some protection from the stiff Westerly wind (by the 6 acre woods).

Mike Managed to bank 'plenty' of Tench 1/2 to 2.5 lb. and 'plenty' of 'Beautiful' heavily scaled Mirror Carp. Best Carp was a 11.5 lbs. Linear.

Best baits are Luncheon meat, Pellets and sweet corn.




Pinney's Lake.

September 2nd. 2016.

Fishing well.

Carp to 5 lbs. are showing with 1 lbs. Tench.


 

Julies Lake.

September 3rd. 2016.

Stocked with Common Carp between 1/2 to 7 lbs.


 

13 m.  Pole Fishing Lake 1. (14 pegs)

March 16th. 2017.

Fishing reasonably well.

Carp to 5 lbs, and Tench to 2 lbs. being taken.

Best baits are sweet corn,  Luncheon meat and worms.



   

 12 m. Pole Fishing Lake 2. (14 pegs)

May 1st. 2017.

Fishing well.

Lake was stocked with Silver fish and Tench, spring 2015.

Removed the weed from the west & north channels.


 

 Wandas Stock Pond. (Stock Pond)

September 3rd. 2015.

Fishing very well.

Stocked with 500 Carp weighing between 1/4 - 7 lbs.