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Fishing Returns

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
 

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

 

                             Visits                 Catch & Release           Fish Taken
Copston               631           (Rainbows)  (Browns)


(Eider)                                                 967               173                  117

(Mallard)                                            680              143                   93


Total                     631                  1647              316                  210

Rod Average    (Copston 3.44)

Best Fish: 10Ib Graham Oatridge, Clive Williams & Barry Lucas

 

 

 RIVER SWIFT  RETURNS (Year End)

March 18th to 6th Oct 2017

Visits                     6

Browns C&R       3

Rod Average       0.5

    

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Year End: 1st March 2016 to 28th Feb 2017

                            

Visits            Catch & Release       Fish Taken

 

Wolvey               1230

  (Tern)                                                   1421                               165             

  (Snipe)                                                 1368                               185

Total                   1230                      2789                           350

Rod Average    2.55
 

                              Visits          Catch & Release          Fish Taken
Copston                280

(Re opened 10th June)
(Eider)                                                    537                                    35

(Mallard)                                               601                                    29



Total                       280                   1138                                 64

Rod Average    4.29

 

Best Fish Y/End - Wolvey - Rainbow 10Ib, Mike Masters

                                                                  Brown 3Ib 9oz, Ron Jones

                                                                  Tiger 9Ib 14oz,  Joe Kelsey

                                              Copston - Rainbow 5Ib 5oz Bryan Carvell

 

 RIVER SWIFT  RETURNS (Year End)

March 18th to 6th Oct 2016

Visits                     25

Browns C&R       26

Rod Average       1

Best Fish  (River) 3Ib est.
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                         Year End 1st March 2015 to 29th February 2016
 
  Visits              Catch & Release          Fish Taken
 
Wolvey               1270

  (Tern)                                                   1473                       205                     

  (Snipe)                                                 1389                       182

Copston               523

  (Eider)                                                   610                         60

  (Mallard)                                              503                         64

Total                   1793                     3975                       457

Rod Average    (Wolvey 2.56), (Copston 2.36), (Combined 2.47)

Best Fish YTD: Wolvey :  15 Ib 4oz Matt Ormston
                        Copston : 18-20 Ib estimate Mark Smith

 

                                     

 RIVER SWIFT  RETURNS - Y/E 2015

March 18th to October 7th 2015

Visits                   46

Browns C&R        61

Rod Average       1.32

Best Fish 3Ib 3oz
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Year End 1st March 2014 to 28th February 2015
 
     Visits              Catch & Release          Fish Taken
 
Wolvey                 1281

  (Tern)                                                   1039                         223                      

  (Snipe)                                                  928                          227

Copston                 595

  (Eider)                                                   647                         122

  (Mallard)                                              486                         100

Total                     1876                   3100                       672

Rod Average    (Wolvey 1.9), (Copston 2.3), (Combined 2)


YTD Best Fish : (Wolvey)   Joe Kelsey 12Ib 2oz 'Snipe'
        (Copston) Mike Goodwin 15Ib 'Eider' Club Record ! March 2014

                           Roger Press 15Ib - equal club record - February 2015


 

                                      RIVER SWIFT  RETURNS

                                   March 18th to October 7th 2014

Visits                   72

Browns C&R       116

Rod Average      1.6


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                            Year End 1st March 2013 to 28th February 2014              

                           Visits            Catch & release          Fish Taken

Wolvey              1406                                               

    (Tern)                                          989                            264

    (Snipe)                                      1040                            324

Copston              501                                                

  (Eider)                                            399                            176

  (Mallard)                                       387                            159

Total                  1907                2815                         923    

Rod Average    1.96

Best Fish (Copston) 9 Ib Rainbow, Rev O Harrison

Best Fish (Wolvey) 13Ib 1oz Rainbow, Ron Jones

 

                               

                                      RIVER SWIFT  RETURNS

                                  Year End - March 18th to October 7th 2013

Visits                  48

Browns C&R       71

Rod Average     1.48

 

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                          (Year End) 1st March 2012 to 28th February 2013 

                            Visits           Catch & Release           Fish Taken

Wolvey               1135                                             

  (Tern)                                           985                               192                        

  (Snipe)                                        1030                               246

Copston                697                                                

  (Eider)                                          674                               215

  (Mallard)                                      713                               178

Total                    1832           3402                            831

Rod Average        2.3

Largest Fish caught  : 11 Ib - Copston

   

                     River Swift Returns

           Y/E March15th to October 7th 2012

                                       Rod Average a per visit 1.44

 

 

 

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