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August 2016

Whilst fishing for the elusive Arun Barbel Nelson Keet caught this 5lb plus Chub.
Apart from this specimen Chub Nelson has landed several Barbel to double figures and Carp to thirty pounds already this season.

July 2016

Coultershaw Bailiff Martin Cornish had this pristine looking 7lb 11oz Barbel on a recent visit to the river. The fish was caught at midday and luckily angling buddy Colin Bridger was on hand to take the photo.

Martin also had a 3lb 9oz Chub earlier in the session.

July 2016

Although there are numerous small Rudd in The Granary which is why we’ve introduced some Perch to control the numbers there are also a few bigger ones too.

A delighted looking young Seth Oglethorpe is pictured with one of the better ones caught on a recent visit to the venue.

July 2016

Chris Hayes banked this new PB Barbel of 12lb 1oz on his latest visit to the River Rother.

Chris used a very light leger weight combined with a longer than usual hook length to trick the specimen into picking up his Halibut pellet hookbait.

Chris reckons for it’s weight it was the hardest fighting fish he has ever hooked.

July 2016

A joint effort resulted in this fine Common Carp for Ewan and Finley Hayes.

The boys were on their first visit to Hurston Lane Fishery with dad Chris. The fish was landed using a whip, no mean feat for such young anglers, they can’t wait now to go back

July 2016

On his latest visit to the Rother Stephen Gray used trotting tactics to catch Roach, Dace, Gudgeon Perch, Minnows, Chublets and a Chub of about a 1lb.

Although Stephen enjoys trotting he also likes to put out a second rod, a light Chub rod, on this occasion he managed to hook and land a decent Barbel of 8lb 3oz.

July 2016

Stephen also had this 8lb 8oz Common that nearly pulled his rod in such was the ferocity of the take whilst he was concentrating on trotting.

Apart from the Barbel and Carp Stephen also had a Jack Pike too on his second rod.

October 2015

Young Jack Marwood got his winter piking campaign off to a good start with this 6lb 1oz Pike caught from the Coultershaw stretch of the River Rother.

Jack lost a much bigger specimen from the same swim about an hour before.

July 2015

Brian Hooper was delighted to capture this estimated double figure PB Rother Barbel on a boilie, after resting the swim he had baited up previously with hemp, 6mm pellets and a few boilies.

Brian described the fight as short, but very spirited, with his 1.5lb test curve rod bent double the whole time.

December 2014

Fishery Officer Mike Kitchener and son Ollie were in Festive mood when they fished the Middle Pond at Hurston Lane Fishery recently.

Using waggler tactics with maggot as hookbait they both caught carp and as seems to be the norm these days it was young Ollie who had the best fish of the day, the one pictured at 8lb 1oz.