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Fishing Returns

 

January 2023

Wolvey

Both lakes at Wolvey have been restocked and fishing continues to improve. 165 rods visited and caught 566 trout, of which 94 were browns and 51 were taken for the pot. Giving us a rod average of 3.43

 

Copston Magna

Both lakes at Copston were stocked at the beginning of January. 69 members fished and caught a total of 176 trout, of which 43 were browns and 7 were taken. Giving us a rod average of 2.55

 

Marston Jabbett

Egret saw 11 rods catch 9 trout, 4 of these were taken for the pot, giving us a rod average of 0.8

 

December 2022

Wolvey

Both lakes at Wolvey have been restocked and fishing continues to improve. 135 rods visited and caught 284 trout, of which 24 were browns and 47 were taken for the pot. Giving us a rod average of 2.1.

 

Copston Magna

Both lakes at Copston will be stocked at the beginning of January. 77  members fished and caught a total of 213 trout, of which 7 were browns and 11 were taken. Giving us a rod average of 2.76

 

Marston Jabbett

Egret saw 18 rods catch 20 trout, 6 of these were taken for the pot, giving us a rod average of 1.1

 

May I take this opportuntity to wish members and there families a very merry Christmas and a prosperous new year. Tight lines.

November 2022

Wolvey

Fishing is picking up following our recent stockings and these returns are from 8th September up until 14th November. During this period 285 rods visited Wolvey and caught 527 trout, of which 83 were taken for the pot, giving us a rod average of 1.85.

 

Copston Magna

Eider is fishing really well. Last month 60 rods visited Copston and managed to catch 175 trout between them, of these 13 were brown trout and 10 were taken. This gives us a rod average of 2.08. Mallard is filling with water again following the hot summer months and hopefully will be ready to stock soon.

 

Marston Jabbett

Egret at Marston Jabbett hosted 28 rods and they caught 27 trout, of which 10 were taken for the pot to give us a rod average of 0.9. Work is currently underway to create a slipway for float tubers to use when entering the water.

October 2022

Thankyou to everyone who attended our AGM, points raised will be worked through by the committee in due course.

 

Wolvey

At this point I haven't received the returns for Wolvey, I'll update you as soon as I get them but I can say that since our recent stocking fishing has been good. Another stocking will take place on 7th November with a mix of browns and rainbows.

 

Copston Magna

I'll use Roger Press's own words this month:

From 20th October 2021 – 18th October 2022

The fishing for the twelve-month period has been very good despite the hot, dry summer and the large amounts of water taken from both lakes for irrigation.

For anyone who has not been to Copston, Mallard is about 10 feet below the overflow pipe and Eider 4 to 5 feet below normal.

Once again blue dye was added to Eider in February, being one month earlier than previous years, followed by a further application six weeks later and for the first time a 3 rd application after another six weeks. One application was put in Mallard to suppress any algae growth. This has worked extremely well in suppressing weed growth despite the low levels of water in Eider. Lice traps were put in both lakes for the first time this year, but there is little evidence of eggs on the pipes or adult lice on fish.

Work Parties

Fewer work parties than usual were carried out during the summer months as grass growth was minimal due to the hot weather. My thanks to all members who attended one or more work parties this year to keep Eider and Mallard well maintained and looking attractive. No one gets paid or has concessions for this work, I very much appreciate their efforts There are no ‘Work Fairies’ who magically appear overnight to complete these tasks. I would also like to thank Phil Collins who is always willing to give extra help when needed.

Stocking

The water level in Eider is still low, but after recent rain is rising slowly, I will be looking to stock on 7th November.

Mallard unfortunately is going to be some time before it can be stocked safely.

I would like to urge all members to check their emails regularly, your secretary only sends out important information to you i.e. work parties and stocking dates etc, not crap to fill your in box. Should you require information about any of the lakes, when to fish, how the lakes are fishing or what flies to use etc, please contact the relevant bailiff. They are more than happy to help and not just there to make sure you are not fishing with barbed hooks, boobies, doubles, trebles, or

tandem hooks etc.

Returns

For the period 21-09-22 to 18-10-22

Visits 57 C&R Rainbows 105. Browns 10. Killed 7. Total Caught 122.

Rod Average 2.14. Kill % 6.2

Annual Return for 20-10-21 to 18-10-22

Visits 1179. C&R Rainbows 2721. Browns 129. Killed 251. Total Caught 3101.

Rod Average for the year 2.63. Kill % 8.4

 

Marston Jabbett

Very brief this month, 54 rods visited Marston Jabbett and caught 73 trout of which 20 were taken for the pot. Giving us a rod average of 1.35.

September 2022

The Club would like to welcome back Graham Oatridge to the position of club secretary. Thanks for stepping up once more Graham. As summer fades and Autumn is upon us we have begun our winter stocking program, hopefully the coming months will provide some spectacular sport for the members.

 

Wolvey

No trout were caught at Wolvey this month but course fishing has been good and will continue up until the first stocking on 5th October. Following this stocking fishing will resume on 8th October.

 

Copston Magna

Copston Magna is still fishing reasonably well with 62 rods catching 129 trout, of which 3 were Browns and 6 were taken for the pot. Giving a rod average of 2.08

 

Marston Jabbett

Egret received it's first winter stocking and now that they have settled in is starting to fish well. 82 rods caught 96 trout between them to give a rod average of 1.17. Of these 14 trout were taken.

June's to August 2022

The club is still looking for a volunteer to join the committee as club secretary, please come forward if you think that you can help. In the mean time I am still collecting data and can now update the catch returns.

The heat of the summer months has drastically effected the returns and to give the members something to go at until Wolvey and Copston are cool enough to restock, we are going to restock Marston Jabbett as soon as possible. Egret being much deeper that the other lakes should continue to fish well until our other lakes are stocked in the autumn.

 

Wolvey

Wolvey had 176 rods visit and amoungst them they mamaged to catch 132 trout, of which 2 were browns. 23 trout were taken for the pot giving us a rod average of 0.75. Wolvey is now available, until the first restock, for members to use course fishing methods and attempt to catch one (or more if you are good) of our many resident carp.

 

Copston Magna

Eider at Copston Magna is still fishing quite well with some good dry fly sport reported. There were in total 109 visits to Copston Magna and between them they caught 205 trout, of which 3 were browns and 25 were taken. The rod average is currently 1.88, which given the heatwave is not too bad. Care should be taken around Mallard due the very low water level at the present time.

 

Marston Jabbett

Egret saw 64 rods try their luck and they caught 72 trout. 16 were taken for the pot giving us a rod average of 1.13. Work has been continuing to improve this venue with the building of slabed pegs on the bank and lighting in the lodge. Egret will be stocked before the end of august and should provide fine sport for the coming weeks. Being very deep, having a sinking line in your armoury can pay dividends here, with big trout down in the cooler water.

 

This years AGM is going to be held at Bulkington WMC on 19th October 2022 at 8pm. It would be nice to see as many members there as possible.

May/June 2022

Please bear with me whilst we are between secretaries. Normal service will be resumed as soon as we get a new one, volunteer if you think that you are this person.

April 2022

Wolvey

Wolvey saw 286 rods catch 1004 trout this month of which 7 were browns and 97 were taken for the pot. Giving us a rod average of 3.51.

Copston Magna

Copston Magna hosted 157 rods and between them they caught 617 trout of which 2 were browns. 42 were taken for the pot giving us a rod average of 3.09

Marston Jabbett

111 rods fished Marston Jabbett this month and caught 344 trout between them of which 32 were brown trout. 42 were taken for the pot giving us a rod average of 3.92.

 

March 2022

Wolvey

Wolvey hosted 243 rods this month and enjoyed some great sport with the rod average standing at an exellent 4.2. A massive 922 trout were caught and released and 98 were taken for the pot. Several large fish in the 6 to 8lb bracket were also reported as caught.

Copston Magna

Copston Magna is our top venue at the moment with a truly great rod average of 5.4. Copston saw 93 rods catch and release 462 rainbows and 11 browns. 25 rainbows were taken for the pot. On warm days dry flies are proving very effective.

Marston Jabbett

Marston is level with Wolvey on rod average, with the average standing at 4.2. Trout are being caught all over the lake with some big fish being reported. A total of 43 rods visited and between them caught 181 trout of which 19 were taken and 162 returned to fight another day.

Overall we are enjoying the best sport for some time at all of our lakes. If you haven't already, tie some flies, dust off your kit and get out there as there is some great sport to be had.

Febuary 2022

Wolvey

137 rods fished Wolvey this month and caught 282 trout of which 4 were browns, 45 rainbows were taken. This keeps the rod average at a still very respectable 2.6.

Copston Magna

Only 97 rods visited Copston this month and they caught 175 trout between them of which 10 were browns, 26 were taken for the pot to give us a rod average of 1.8. Copston will receive another stocking later this month.

Marston Jabbett

Marston Jabbett continues to fish very well with 57 rods catching 170 trout of which 10 were browns and 27 taken, to give us a rod average of 2.9. Marston will also receive another stocking later this month with some bigger fish going in to keep the sport good.

January 2022

Wolvey

177 rods fished Wolvey this month catching 345 trout of which 3 were browns and 42 were taken for the pot to give us a rod average of 2. Wolvey is going to be stocked again this month to keep the fish fresh and the sport good.

Copston Magna

Copston Magna saw 179 rods visit this month and they caught 433 trout of which 16 were browns. 43 trout provided meals for fishers giving us a very respectable rod average of 2.41. Copston will receive another stocking this month.

Marston Jabbett

Marston Jabbett continues to fish well with 55 rods catching 147 trout, 16 being taken for the pot. The rod average being an exellent 2.6. Marston will also receive a stocking this month.

December 2021

Wolvey

The fishing at Wolvey has really got off the mark now that the weather has cooled and a further stocking has taken place. 182 rods visited Wolvey and landed 619 trout, of these 69 were taken for the pot to give us a very respectable rod average of 3.4.

Copston Magna

Copston was also stocked again and Mallard now has enough water for us to resume fishing it. This month 101 rods visited Copston and they landed 242 trout of which 13 were browns and the rest rainbows. 15 rainbows were taken for the pot to give us another good rod average of 2.4

Marston Jabbett

Marston Jabbett saw 26 rods land 64 trout, of which 12 fish provided healthy meals for members. The rod average at Marston is a very good 2.5.

May I take this opportunity to wish all members a merry Chistmas and a happy and prosperous new year. Tight lines.

 

November 2021

Wolvey

Following our first autumn restocking of Wolvey rods have been enjoying some good sport at last. 156 visits were made and 237 trout were landed, of these 3 were browns and the rest were rainbows, 50 trout were taken for the pot. Rod average this month is 1.52. A further stocking will take place over the next couple of weeks and we look forward to a good winters' sport.

Copston Magna

Copston is off to a flyer with some great fishing reported this month. 124 rods fished this water and caught 347 trout of which 333 were rainbows, 25 trout were taken for the pot to give us a rod average this month of 2.8. Copston will also receive another stocking over the next few weeks.

Marston Jabbett

Marston Jabbett is still fishing very well with 52 rods landing 116 trout of which 7 were browns. 23 trout were taken and the rod average was a very respectable 2.2.

With great boat fishing availble to members this water is providing some good sport, if you haven't tried it yet why not get up there and bob around the lake for a couple of hours.

October 2021

Wolvey

Our autumn stocking program has begun so hopefully I'll soon have some returns to write about. Tight lines to everyone.

Copston Magna

Copston Magna saw 70 anglers visit and 61 fish caught to give a rod average of 0.87. Of these fish 50 were rainbows and 11 were browns, 2 were taken for the pot. Copston has received a stocking into Eider and Mallard will follow as soon as the water level returns to it's winter level.

Marston Jabbett

Marston Jabbett had another good month following it's first autunm stocking with 160 rods catching 226 trout, of these 10 were browns. 27 fish were taken giving a rod average of 1.4.

September 2021

Wolvey

Once again no trout were caught at Wolvey this month and course fishing continues up until we start our autumn stocking program.

Copston Magna

There were 29 visits and no fish were caught at Mallard. Eider produced 23 (Incl. three Brown) fish of which three Rainbow were killed, delivering a Rod Average of 0.8.

Marston Jabbett

127 Rods visited Marston Jabbett and 142 fish were caught of which 18 were killed delivering a Rod Average of 1.1.

August 2021

Wolvey

There have been no trout caught at Wolvey this month but members have been enjoying some good carp fishing.

Copston Magna

Copston Magna saw 41 rods catch 27 trout of which 4 were browns. Of these 15 were released to give a rod average of 0.66.

Marston Jabbett

Once again Egret has out fished the other lakes slightly with 98 rods catching 93 trout to give a rod average of 0.95. of those caught 73 were taken for the pot.

July 2021

Wolvey

As the summer mini heatwave took over the trout went off the take. 90 rods visited Wolvey and caught and released 24 fish with a further 10 taken to give a rod average of 0.4. Aerators have now been installed and hopefully this will improve things for the future. As is usual at this time of year and up until our autumn stocking program resumes members are free to course fish at Wolvey. Both lakes at Wolvey may be fished for our Carp but no ground bait is to be used please.

Copston Magna

Copston Magna has faired a little better with a reported 94 visits in total, Eider saw 48 rainbows and 12 brownies returned with 7 rainbows killed.

Mallard saw 36 rainbows and 4 brownies returned with 7 rainbows killed. A grand total of 114 caught to give a rod average of 1.21. Small dry flies seem to be popular at the moment.

Marston Jabbett

Marston Jabbett is still fishing quite well and saw 70 rods visit with 78 rainbows caught and released and a futher 22 taken for the pot. Giving a rod average of 1.4. Fast sinking lines fished from a drifting boat over the deep areas are the best tactics at the moment.

Rob Middleton is oganising a Family Open Day at Egret for 11th September. It is hoped that a barbeque and various other fun activities will be available, so get this date in your diaries.

June 2021

Wolvey

There were 320 visits to Wolvey, 224 rainbows and 84 browns were caught and released. 70 rainbows were taken for the pot to give a rod average of 1.2.

Copston Magna

Copston saw 139 rods catch and release 277 rainbows and 76  browns. 10 rainbows were taken to give a rod average of 2.6.

Marston Jabbet

There were 164 visits to Marston Jabbet with 261 rainbows caught and released and 39 taken for the pot. Giving a rod average of 1.8.

May 2021

Catch returns had been temporarily supended due to Covid, these are the first figures since we restarted collecting them.

Wolvey

There were 568 visits to Wolvey with 967 rainbows and 148 browns caught and released. 245 rainbows were taken. To give a rod average of 2.4.

Copston Magna

There were 177 visits with 500 rainbows and 58 browns C&R. 41 rainbows were taken to give a rod average of 3.3.

Marston Jabbet

Marston Jabbet is off to a flyer with 168 rods catching 454 rainbows of which 409 were released to give a rod average of 2.7.

December 2020

Wolvey

Following the December stocking fishing has been good at Wolvey with 230 rods landing 637 trout to give a rod average of 2.8. Of these 93 were brown trout.

Copston Magna

Copston also received a stocking of trout and has been fishing very well indeed with 163 rods catching 757 trout to give a very respectable rod average of  4.6. Of these 292 were brown trout.

November 2020

Wolvey

  As things settle down into the winter months 281 members fished Wolvey. Between them they caught 389 trout to give a rod average of 1.4. Of these 56 were brown trout and the rest were rainbow trout. The next stocking of Wolvey with rainbow trout takes place on Friday 4th December.

Copston Magna

  Copston is still fishing well and out performing Wolvey with 182 rods landing 510 trout to give a rod average of 2.8. A healthy amount of these at 112 fish were brown trout. Copston will receive it's next stocking of both rainbow and brown trout on 8th December.

 

October 2020

    Wolvey

   Following our first restock of the autumn, fishing has been good with 262 rods catching 659 fish to give a rod average of 2.5. Some big trout in the six to eight pound range were reported and sport continues to be good.

    Copston Magna

  Copston is fishing really well at the moment with 125 rods catching 526 trout to give a very sound rod average of 4.2. 

 All of our lakes will receive another stocking during early December, so be prepared for a great winters sport.

 

September 2020

     Wolvey

     As the water begins to cool and we look forward to restocking, September saw 103 rods catch 63 Browns and 35 Rainbows giving a rod average of 1. Quite a number of Carp have also been caught, the biggest weighing in at 18.5 lbs.

     Copston Magna

      At Copston Magna 110 rods landed 158 Trout of which only one was a Brown, the rest being Rainbows. Some nice fish in the 3lbs to 4lbs bracket were recorded but the best fish, from Mallard, was a stunning Rainbow of 5lbs which came to the net of Phil Collins . The rod average for the month was 1.4

 
August 2020
Wolvey
August was a very quite month at Wolvey with 24 rods catching 2 browns and 7 rainbow's to make a rod average of 0.4.
Copston Magna
Cospston hosted 42 rods catching 7 browns and 101 rainbows to give a rod average of 2.6.
Fish are moving all around the lakes at the moment and in the coming month are expected to start feeding on the abundant fry. We will commence stocking again as soon as the water cools.

 

 

 

July 2020

 

           Visits             Catch & Release            Fish Taken

Wolvey                      63         (Rainbows)   (Browns)

(Tern)                                                  35                  14                       3

(Snipe)                                                 19                  15                       5
              
Total                           63                 54                 29                     8

Rod Average   Wolvey  1.4
 
 

                                                        July 2020

  

                           Visits                 Catch & Release           Fish Taken
Copston              81               (Rainbows)  (Browns)


(Eider)                                                 134                     0                       11

(Mallard)                                             126                   2                      13

Total                      81                     260                   2                      24

Rod Average    Copston  3.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 2020

 

           Visits             Catch & Release            Fish Taken

Wolvey                      181       (Rainbows)   (Browns)

(Tern)                                                  76                  68                       29

(Snipe)                                                 65                  81                       13
              
Total                           181              141                149                      42

Rod Average   Wolvey  1.8
 
 

                                                   June 2020

  

                           Visits                 Catch & Release           Fish Taken
Copston              15               (Rainbows)  (Browns)


(Eider)                                                 25                     1                       4

(Mallard)                                             24                   0                     10

Total                       15                     49                   1                       14

Rod Average    Copston 4.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st March to 12th March 2020

           Visits             Catch & Release            Fish Taken

Wolvey                      98        (Rainbows)   (Browns)

(Tern)                                                  124                  10                       24

(Snipe)                                                 116                   2                       20
              
Total                         98                 240                 12                      44

Rod Average   Wolvey  3
Wolvey Best Fish D Warren with a Rainbow of 6lb
 

                                            1st March 2020 to 12th March 2020

  

                           Visits                 Catch & Release           Fish Taken
Copston              35               (Rainbows)  (Browns)


(Eider)                                                 49                     9                       9

(Mallard)                                             71                    0                      3

Total                     35                      120                  9                      13

Rod Average    Copston 4

Copston Best fish C McDonald with a Rainbow of 8-10 lb and R Stokes with a Brown Trout of 9lb. Both came from Eider.

 

 

 

13th Feb 2020 to 29th Feb 2020


           Visits             Catch & Release            Fish Taken

Wolvey                    105          (Rainbows)   (Browns)

(Tern)                                                  207                  3                       26

(Snipe)                                                 173                  6                       36
              
Total                         105                380                 9                      62

Rod Average   (Wolvey 4.3)
 
 

                                            13th Feb 2020 to 29th Feb 2020

  

                           Visits                 Catch & Release           Fish Taken
Copston              16               (Rainbows)  (Browns)


(Eider)                                                 27                     0                      3

(Mallard)                                             37                    0                     5


Total                     16                       64                    0                     8

Rod Average    (Copston 4.5)

 

 

                Wolvey Year End 1st Mar 2019 to 29th Feb 2020

                                 Visits             Catch & Release            Fish Taken

Wolvey                   2037          (Rainbows)   (Browns)

(Tern)                                                2215                 194                    285

(Snipe)                                               2152                 175                    262
              
Total                        2037             4367                369                  547

Rod Average   (Wolvey 2.6)
(Largest Fish - 8Ib Rainbow from Tern - Dave Mason)
 

                 Copston Year End  1st Mar 2019 to 12th Feb 2020

  

                           Visits                 Catch & Release           Fish Taken
Copston             725               (Rainbows)  (Browns)


(Eider)                                               779                    62                   87

(Mallard)                                          786                   28                   59


Total                   725                   1565                   90                 146

Rod Average    (Copston 2.5)

(Largest Fish - 8Ib Rainbow - Mark Smith)

 

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                 Wolvey Year End 1st March 2018 to 28th February 2019

                                 Visits             Catch & Release           Fish Taken

Wolvey                   1310          (Rainbows)   (Browns)

(Tern)                                                1347                   33                    152

(Snipe)                                              1200                   48                   201
              
Total                       1310              2547                   81                   353

Rod Average   (Wolvey 2.28)
Best Fish:- 9Ib Rainbow - Alan Moore

                      

               Copston Year End 1st March 2018 to 28th February 2019

                             Visits                 Catch & Release         Fish Taken
Copston               659             (Rainbows)  (Browns)


(Eider)                                               1027                   54                   72

(Mallard)                                            750                   23                  78


Total                      659                 1777                   77                 150

Rod Average    (Copston 3.04)

Best Fish:- 6Ib Rainbow - Tim Haddon

 

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Wolvey Year End 1st March 2017 to 28th Feb 2018

           Visits             Catch & Release             Fish Taken

Wolvey                  1154          (Rainbows)   (Browns)

(Tern)                                                  1256               155                    157    

(Snipe)                                                 1118               167                    164
              
Total                       1154                2374              322                   321

Rod Average    (Wolvey 2.61)

Best Fish:  12Ib Roger Churchill & Darren Middleton

Rudd caught on fly - 48
 

 

 

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