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October


Esthwaite Water Trout Fishery
www.hawksheadtrout.com
SEASONED VETERANS SCOOP ESTHWAITE PAIRS TITLE
The final of the Masterline Walker and Shakespeare sponsored Open Pairs 2011 competition was contested on Sunday. In a hard fought match where near perfect conditions prevailed, 24 of the North of England?s most experienced competition fly anglers battled it out to be crowned 2011 Esthwaite Pairs Champions. In total 65 fish were weighed in for a total of 109lb 4oz. In third place Adam Larbalestier and Ben Bayliss weighed in 8 fish for 12lb 15oz. In second place John Henshall and Mike Laycock weighed in 8 fish for 14lb 1oz. However the overall winner?s were Tom Nelson and Jon Henderson who stormed the field and weighed in 9 rainbows for 14lb 13oz.
The biggest fish of the day was taken by Esthwaite Peregrine and England international Alistair Beaumont, in the form of a 3lb 6oz rainbow. Alistair and the top three pairs shared the �3500 worth of cash, tackle and season ticket prizes.
The final day dawned overcast, similar to the practice day, with several boats locating the fish and choosing the best methods to employ. Winning tactics on the big day were Di-5 line fished in conjunction with blobs and damsels, however a good number of contestants chose to fish intermediates and fast glass lines as the fish were close to the surface.
The presentation was conducted by angling legend Bob Church, who's presence alone was enough to inspire some fantastic camaraderie throughout the prize giving and buffet at the end of the day.
Our thanks go out to the sponsors of the competition, namely Masterline Walker and Shakespeare for all their support and for the fabulous prizes donated!
If anyone would like to fish the qualifying heats for 2012, please log onto our website at www.hawksheadtrout.com for all the information you need.
REPORT 25/10/11
TROUT FISHING
Although the weather has been generally mild over the last few weeks, the fishing has been a bit tricky at times. Surface activity has been minimal, despite sporadic hatches of small buzzers and sedges. Best results have been encountered employing sinking lines and fry patterns such as cats whiskers, zonkers, minkies and floating fry. The fish have been close to the surface and worm fished 8 feet deep has also been producing the goods as well as spinners. Boat fishing has once again been the best approach, however the banking opposite the ticket office and the boathouse stretch on the Eastern bank have been throwing up a few fish also. Recent catch returns have included some very nice fish caught indeed!
Season ticket holder Jim Miller from Keswick has taken 5 trout on his last two visits. Fishing worm and fly (booby fished on an intermediate line ) from the boats, Jim has taken 4 rainbows to 4lb+ and a corker of a Brown Trout at approximately 5lb, which was returned to the water safely.
Bob Bradley from Grange Over Sands had a day to remember taking a beautiful grown on Brown Trout of 5lb 12oz, plus 5 rainbows to float fished worm, from the boats.
. Another season rod that has been getting in on the action is Bill Shortall from Southport who took a nice brace of fish on worm from the boats. Bills best fish was a fine 4lb+ rainbow.
Venue regular Richard Maddox, from Barrow in Furness had a belting rainbow on worm from the boats. Richard landed and weighed the fish at 7lb 3oz. He then put it back into the water to wash it and it shot off before he could get a good grip of it. Richard has now put a bigger priest on his Christmas list. Haha, nevermind Richard these things happen and you still came in to tell me with a smile on your face!
Providing the mild weather continues, prospects are looking good for the forthcoming weeks!
PIKE FISHING
The pike fishing season has started well, despite the mini heat wave experienced at the beginning of the month. With water temperatures quite high for the time of year the pike were in an obliging and aggressive mood, hitting and following lures as opposed to readily picking up static baits. This trend has continued throughout the month with some nice pike reported!
First up, Carl Berry from Blackpool took to the boats and nailed two double figure pike on lures from the boats. Carls fish weighed 14lb and 18lb respectively.
Also Jason Lunn, a big s club member from Morecambe took an 18lb snapper from the boats. This time to static smelt. Jason also had a good first day on the lake recently, sharing 4 pike to 15lb on lures with in house guide Dave Coleman.
Neil Titley from Essex also fished with Alex, our other in house guide and landed 5 pike to 18lb, again from the boats and again the bulk of the fish fell to lures!
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Grahams Pond Huntingdon
Contact details:
Tel 01480351034
Mobile 07879000544
www.grahamspond.com
Sunday 30 October 2011
Prospects.
remain very good, loads of Roach Rudd and Skimmers to maggot over pellet. Some Carp also falling to maggots for those that got the silver fish going. Tiny bits of meat also picking up Carp to 14 lb. Yesterday (Friday) Reg Brown fished peg 23 for 4 Hrs with pellet. He had 2 Carp the best was 5lb a Tench of 3lb along with some Crusians. With the mild weather, it is expected that these fish will continue to feed well. Work is expected to start on pegs 14 and 15 at the first opportunity preparing for next spring. So please look on the gate for any pegs that may be closed so that this work can continue.
The Plumb-it Challenge 2012.
The draw for the competition will be made at 2 pm on Sunday 15/4/12 at the Golden Knight, Huntingdon. It is hoped that all of you will come to the big draw. But if you cant come don't worry, the draw will be email to you in plenty of time for you to organize your team ( s). Here are the teams that is thought will be taking part as we now it at the moment. Wagon & Horses A = Wagon & Horses B = Fishy fun = Kings Arms A= the River Bed = Kings Arms B = Leisure For All (y ) = GK Spitfires = Leisure Foe All (z ). As things stand at the moment the competition will take 8 weeks to complete, and a buffet will be booked for the presentation on the 15/4/12 when it is known how many teams are taking part. As in the past, there is now fees to enter the Plumb-it, or for the buffet on finals day, The only fees is to pay for your fishing when it is your turn to fish, and your drinks on finals day if you get there. So come on you lot, get your friends together, and get a team in, just let me now as soon as you can.
Saturday 22 October 2011
Prospects.
Remain very good with most species feeding well for those that came fishing. Although the pond has been quiet this week, some good fish have been landed. Jack Scott reports a 14lb common carp along with an 11lb mirror. Jack also got busted twice on corn from peg 15. John Snow was amongst the better Roach, he reports 14 fish from 8 to 12 inches along with some skimmers on casters from peg 24. Tony Blain reports 23 Skimmers from peg 3 on small worms, and lost 3 good Carp.
New.
However, the archaeologist think the most most likely reason was that it was the graves of the people of Huntingdon that died of Leprosy in St Margaret's hospital that was built back around the year 1200. (Thought to be were the pond is now). The hospital was financed by some King of Scotland that was at war with the British. But just encase God thought that he was out of order, he commissioned the hospital and paid for the upkeep for 3oo years. The Arms houses that was associated with the hospital was pulled down about 30 years ago. The archaeologist did say that they would like to come back again, when time and cash was available. But that was years ago and I think they have forgot all about it. So there you go, something new that you did not now.
How.
Are anglers so pacific about the count of fish, when you are not using a keep net, asked Miss Humphreys? Well it is very easy, all you need is a empty container, and you put a pellet, or grain of corn into it every time you get a fish. At the end of the day, you just count them up.
2012.
Pegs 1 to 10 have had a makeover, and these pegs are now ready for next spring. Pegs 11 to 13 are next. And these pegs will be closed from Monday and will take most of the week to complete.
Saturday 15 October 2011
Prospects.
Remain very good with most species feeding well for those that came fishing. Although the pond has been quiet this week, some good fish have been landed. Jack Scott reports a 14lb common carp along with an 11lb mirror. Jack also got busted twice on corn from peg 15. John Snow was amongst the better Roach, he reports 14 fish from 8 to 12 inches along with some skimmers on casters from peg 24. Tony Blain reports 23 Skimmers from peg 3 on small worms, and lost 3 good Carp.
New.
However, the archaeologist think the most most likely reason was that it was the graves of the people of Huntingdon that died of Leprosy in St Margaret's hospital that was built back around the year 1200. (Thought to be were the pond is now). The hospital was financed by some King of Scotland that was at war with the British. But just encase God thought that he was out of order, he commissioned the hospital and paid for the upkeep for 3oo years. The Arms houses that was associated with the hospital was pulled down about 30 years ago. The archaeologist did say that they would like to come back again, when time and cash was available. But that was years ago and I think they have forgot all about it. So there you go, something new that you did not now.
How.
Are anglers so pacific about the count of fish, when you are not using a keep net, asked Miss Humphreys? Well it is very easy, all you need is a empty container, and you put a pellet, or grain of corn into it every time you get a fish. At the end of the day, you just count them up.
2012.
Pegs 1 to 10 have had a makeover, and these pegs are now ready for next spring. Pegs 11 to 13 are next. And these pegs will be closed from Monday and will take most of the week to complete.
Saturday 8 October 2011
Prospects.
Last Sunday, Mike Hughes reports plenty of skimmers from peg 16, along with several Carp to 6lb on pellet. Mike also got his 6lb line smashed with a big Carp.Mike described the fishing as manic. I was also amongst the fish last Saturday and Sunday. Both days I fished peg 10 with pellet. On the Saturday I had 40 Crusians and got broke 5 times on Carp. On Sunday I made a rig with 9lb line and had 62 Crusians and 7 small Carp. I think that the Crusians got the time of year wrong. However the Crusians are expected to go of the feed in the week ahead. Roach, Rudd, Bream and Carp are all expected to feed well. The weekend is expected to be windy, with Sunday the warmest day. For those that like flat calm conditions, then section 2 will suit you best.
New.
so we are back to the bones that was found a few years ago. There was 3 possible reasons for these bones. One reason was that they was the result of the gallows that was on the cross roads (there is a roundabout there now) Robbers, witches and murderers was sent to the gallows from Huntingdon assizes. And the bones was the result of the hangings. Another reason was that they was the result of the civil war. Because there was a skirmish between the kings troupes and parliamentarians and these bones was the result of the skirmish. To be continued.
Saturday 1 October 2011
Prospects.
Remain very good. Reg Brown fished peg 23 with pellet and corn about 6 ft out from the bank and landed 7 Carp to 6lb and got smashed twice. I fished peg 9 with pellet and had 40 Crusians, all hand sized fish 6 meters out next to the lily bed. I also had 2 small Carp and got smashed 3 times. Mick Hughes fished pellet in peg 8 and was also into fish. Mick had mostly Crusians, but also had some Skimmers. Like my fish, Mick's fish was all hand size. I will be fishing all over the weekend, the gate will be open, so drive in, bring some tackle and have a go. You will not get better weather this year.
New.
I thought that you would like to know something about the history of not just the pond, but the hole site. And I think, and hope that you will find it interesting. It was about 14 years ago when new pipes was being laid. As they got between what is now the gate, and the roundabout, the workmen dug up a load of human bones. All work stopped on the pipes until they got the go-ahead from the authorities. Police forensics called in archaeologist, but the bones was in very poor condition. They decided there was bones from about 50 persons. To be continued.
Bluebell wood.
The spiny that is facing section 2 got a bonus the other day when I was given some 400 blue bell bulbs. Over the last 4 years I have been planting bulbs from a friends garden with the intention of turning the spiny into something different, and these will help now end.

Simply Fishing Tackle
www.simplyfishingtackle.co.uk
Tue 18/10/2011 - Marukyu Baits have arrived!
We thought we'd better let you know that you can now order Marukyu pellets, groundbait and additives from our online shop.That includes the JPZ pellet that everyone is raving about at the moment.
At Marukyu we pride ourselves on bringing you the best quality bait in the world - designed and engineered specifically to catch UK fish. We make products that we can proudly recommend to any angler. On top of this we recognize the importance of a production line, administration and delivery service made to produce environmentally friendly, high quality products that allow fish to develop naturally. Importantly for you, the angler, our baits are designed to help you catch more fish. Whatever your standard and abilities are, we honestly believe that Marukyu baits will help you catch more. In fact we know they will.
We attended the Tackle & Guns show at Stoneleigh Park yesterday and we're hopeful of bringing on more brands that you want such as MAP, Wychwood and Grandeslam. We'll keep you posted as new stock arrives.
Thanks for reading and please have a look on our website for more info on products and offers on top brand fishing tackle.
We strive to bring you discount fishing tackle with cheap delivery costs and to make it even easier on your pocket you can get even more money off by using the discount code below. Just enter this code SFT-CC-AUTUMN-2011 when checking out and we'll give you an extra 5% discount on our already discounted prices. Offer Expires: 31/10/2011.
This is the October news letter from Simply Fishing Tackle.
We have great offers and new tackle this month, With new Rods and Poles From Middy. Also we have updates on our best sellers for you to have a look at.
New for October at Simply Fishing Tackle...
This month we have a new arival from Middy in their 3G range of rods.
The Micro Muscle 11ft Rod
This is a work horse of a rod as it handles 12lb mainlines and 10lb hooklengths. We have had a play with one of these rods here at simply fishing tackle and are delighted with it, Especialy with its exeptional build quality at such a good price... It looks like Middy have pulled out all the stops with this one. My first thought as i picked the rod up was how light it was, I can see it would be a delight to use when hauling big carp in whilst pleasure fishing or in a match when lightness and power are essential. Middy have also released a new margin pole in the name of...
The Carp-Animal Tamer
This pole is mega strong and has an elastic rating of 24! It is designed for margin/big carp fishing and is well balance and stiff within this price range. You get a 9.5m pole complete with a free t/a two kit and two elastication packs worth thirty five pounds. The weight of this full carbon pole is only 800gr at 9.5m.
TOP SELLERS...
White Knuckle Thriller!
This Month we have had loads of people demanding White Knuckle Thriller 8m margin poles and with good reason... The Thriller is a power packed 8m fully take-apart carbon pole. Designed for bagging on carp lakes this pole is rated to 24 elastic. It is a new addition to the White Knuckle series, the top-selling original White Knuckle is still available as a 6m package but the two poles are not interchangeable on sections. This new pole comes with a ready elasticated Hi-Viz 8-10 tip section and you then get a free spare top two kit worth GPB 22.50 that also comes ready elasticated, but with Hi-Viz Bungee 18-20. It is light, responsive, easy to use and is suitable for margin or mid-pool work. ONLY �59.99.
TF Gear Force 8 Extreme 2 Man Bivvy
- Erected in under 15 seconds.
- Aerospace aluminium poles give ultimate strength.
- Heavy duty 6oz denier fabric.
- Twin skinned to eliminate condensation.
- Built in groundsheet for extra warmth and comfort.
- 100% waterproof guaranteed.
TF Gear Force 8 2 Man
- 3,000mm hydrostatic head - 100% waterproof guaranteed.
- Heavy duty 6oz denier fabric.
- Extra tough ribs to withstand the strongest winds.
- Porch for extra storage and protection.
- Errected in under 20 seconds.
- Built-in groundsheet for extra warmth and comfort.
Thanks for looking and please have a look on our website for more info on products and offers on top brand fishing tackle. We have plenty more where that came from!




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