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Esthwaite Water Trout Fishery
With the colder weather kicking in, the trout fishing has slowed some what since the exceptional sport we experienced prior to the new year. However one or two fish have been reported on worming tactics.
Hawkshead Angling Club member Dave Bell from nearby Windermere fished legered worm next to the ticket office and landed a fine Brown Trout of 2lb+, which was safely released.
Meanwhile Kate Watson another H.A.C member from Burton in Kendal fished bubble float and worm and took a beautiful 3lb 10oz rainbow.
Don?t forget the fishery will receive its first stocking on March 1st and our open day will take place on Sunday 11th March and will include the usual camaraderie of the first heat of the open pairs and a discounted tuition session in the morning. There will be a fly tying demonstration conducted by two members of the England youth fly fishing team and they will be offering practical tips and you can learn how to tie that ?hot? Esthwaite pattern. Also there will be special offers on fishing tackle and complimentry food and drink will be available. Feel free to come and chat to our friendly staff, everyone is welcome. Contact the fishery for further details.
Hawkshead Angling Club, which is affiliated with Esthwaite Water is now recruiting for the 2012 season. Membership fees are �135 for adults and �31 for juniors. There is now NO eligibility boundary, so anybody can join, it is no longer restricted to locals. For those who want to take up this fabulous offer, please contact the secretary Dave Armstrong on 01946 691889 or email Members benefit from a 60% discount on boat rental.
Well what can I say, the pike fishing has been fabulous recently with a number of leviathans reported.
First up Robert and Tom Clarke from Fleetwood employed deadbaits from the boats to take 3 pike up to 10lb.
Mike Atherton from Blackpool also deadbaited and took a 16lb snapper. Warren Hessey from Blackpool took an 18 pounder, again fishing deadbaits from the boats.
Meanwhile John Ashurst from Wigan also landed an 18lb 12oz fish from the boats, again static deadbait was the key!
Venue regular Dave Roscoe from Bury took a string of fish with boat partner, young James Macdonald aged 11. They also deadbaited from the boats and landed 4 doubles to 17lb and a 21 pounder , a 22 pounder and a 23lb 8oz specimen respectively!
John Lodge from Colne in Lancashire fished the ticket office banking on day ticket and took this pb pike, a 28lb cracker. This one fell to a mackerel tail.
However I always save the best until last! Feast your eyes on this Lake District lunker of 30lb 4oz to Nick Stopford from Kendal. He enjoyed a fine afternoons deadbaiting from the boats and his mate Graham Mclean also took a 21 pounder to round off.
The coarse fishing is still good. Martin Winward from Barrow has been getting 10lb+ bags every visit and 18lb 8oz of roach and perch on his last visit.
Remember our pike season continues until the 31st March and our general coarse fishing continues until the end of February. Please contact the ticket office on 015394 36541 to reserve your boat. Or log onto our website for all other information required.

Grahams Pond Huntingdon
Plumb-it continued.
Last week we talked about some of the teams that will be fishing in the Plumb-it challenge this year. But they are not alone, The River bed is based at Myers beds, and have a wealth of talent to chose from. Leisure for all have 2 teams in the competition, made up from very talented anglers. However, nun of these teams spend much time practicing. For me the GK Spitfires will again be the team to beat. Most of the Spitfires live miles away from the pond, but this dos not stop them from getting plenty of practice. The draw is at Huntingdons Golden Knight on 15/4/12 at 2 pm. It would be nice to see loads of you at the draw, but if you cant get there, don't worry, the draw will be emailed to you. Don't forget, there is still time for you and your Friends to enter the competition.
A lot of you will remember my mate Terry Kelly.
Well years ago we fished over most of what is now the EU. Terry moved to Thailand a few years ago, and i am of to pay him a visit. All this bad weather will be clear by the time i get back, so see you on the pond bank, fishing.
Just before the freeze set in, (spitfire) Mike Hughes fished peg 11 with maggots and had a good head of silver fish. A few days prier to that he fished peg 23 again finishing with a nice head of silvers along with a small Carp, and got smashed big time.
On the grape vine.
Some teams are now thinking about this years Plumb-it challenge. It appears that the Wagon & Horses intend spending more time at the pond this year, with the Plumb-it in mind. In the past the very successful Kings Arms from Sandy put 2 teams in the competition. This year they are only Fielding one team, word has it that it is a very strong team. Fishy Fun did not spend much time at the pond last year, but are also very strong. If you would like to enter a team in this years event, just let us know.

Feb product update 2012
Welcome to the first of StarmerBaits news letter updates of 2012. Each month we will be emailing all our customers with news, new products & promotions. This month its all about pellets and how we're improving our pellet plant in order to produce more pellets, in more sizes than ever before.
See the entire new range of pellets now at
*2mm, 4mm, 6mm, 8mm, 12mm pellets available, 16mm & 20mm hooker pellets also available.
*After a custom pellet not in our range?, no problem we can do that too.
*Sick of generic pellets that are the same no matter who you buy them from? All of our pellets are manufactured by us in house and available no where else.
*Feeding a lake and need bulk prices? call or email us at for pallet rates.
*Wholesalers wanted for exclusive distribution of the StarmerBaits brand for certain areas, call us on 0044 (0)1268 690300 for details.

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