News - August 2019
The fire at Mendem Motors does not appear to have had any impact on the lakes, other than Whitehouse losing a foot of water which was used by the Fire Brigade. Thursday's final evening knock-up of the summer on the lowered Whitehouse produced some good three hour weights, with Kevin Roberts winning with 64lb. Both Bryan Swindell and Kevin Holmes also put over 50lb on the scales.
The lakes continue to fish well with good weights coming from all including Old Barlows for pleasure anglers, where recent catches have included Tench, Bream and Carp. New Barlows is also producing good bags with lots of Carp showing in the afternoons, and some good bags of Ide in the 12oz to 20oz bracket. At Whitehouse the recently stocked big Bream now appear to have spread out across the main body of the lake, with big bags of Carp coming from behind the island. The big bream have also been showing at New Barlows, particularly in the low numbered pegs.
Stacey's Charity Events
This year's main Charity Match was fished on August 11th by 63 anglers from Railway, Camrose, Adventure and Stacey's Match Group (plus a few gurests). Some good weights were recorded, but the important thing was that £2,127.31 was raised for the hospice.
The Teams of Four Charity match in June was fished across the four lakes with some good weights recorded and in this case £1,120 raised for the charity. The heaviest weight came off Soke Road, where Darren Brown put 123lb of carp on the scales.
Good Condition Tackle Recycling
If you have any very good condition gear too good to throw away, please bring it to Tadley Angling or contact Keith. The tackle will either be redistributed to young anglers or sold by the shop in aid of the charity. Quite a few such items have recently been sold by Tadley Angling, which contributed over £300 to this year's charity takings.