Scott Chatfield one of our keen Carp Anglers landed this magnificent Carp, the best so far this year. We think the fish is probably the same one as Gary Mason’s club record Carp from Holmbush. This time weighing in at 27lb 2oz just 2oz short of the record weight recorded last May.
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After the disappointment of hooking and losing a decent barbel on the last cast of the day at Fittleworth Jamie Carter fished the next day on the Coates Castle stretch of the Rother where he caught this lovely mirror carp, on meat, with his first cast. Jamie had forgotten his scales but estimates it was comfortably over 12lb+.
Although he’s only been a member for 2 seasons Jamie says he has really enjoyed fishing the Rother and having caught his PB chub, bream, eel and river carp from there he now just needs one of those specimen barbel.
11 year old Holly Oxford caught this lovely mirror carp while fishing with her Dad John at Hurston Lane Fishery.
The fish which looks almost like a wood carving was caught using sweetcorn as bait during an evening session on the Match Pond.
On a recent session at Stemps Pond Steve Shaw caught this colourful goldfish.
Steve also had one of a similar size from Cart Pond on a previous visit to Stemps Wood.
Shaun Tanner joined the small group of anglers who have banked a twenty pound barbel when he landed this whiskered specimen from a flooded River Rother.
After initially pre-baiting with a few maggots the specimen which tipped the scales at 20lb 2oz was caught only 10 minutes after casting out, successful hookbait was a small piece of spam.
Caught just before the park was temporarily closed to angling. Ron Good just topped Nick Oldrini’s Crucian with a new PB of 3lb 4oz, just an ounce short of the club record and guess who confirmed the weight – yes, it was Nick!
A very happy looking John Boakes pictured with the beautiful condition 16lb common carp he caught from peg one on Stemps Pond.
John tempted the fish with a dog biscuit during a recent evening session.
Chris Hayes landed this cracking 19lb pike from one our stretches of the Rother during an afternoon session.
Chris has spent a while trying to find the big girl swims so was well pleased with his catch.
Rod Fowler is pictured with the fish he landed in two consecutive sessions.
In this picture the cracking Rother chub weighed in at 5lb 6oz.
On the previous occasion Rod caught the chub it weighed 5lb 9oz.