Stunning picture of the reservoir from committee member Shaun

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A grey wet day in January may not be the best time to go fishing but with Walkerwood now being open for fishing it was too much to resist. A tub of maggots and a feeder rod was all the gear needed so I was travelling nice and light. After 20 minutes of punching the feeder about 40yrds the roach started to get onto the bait. The next couple of hours were very pleasurable, relaxing fishing with pretty regular bites and a decent stamp of roach all fin perfect and healthy little scrappers. No wild runaway bites today but considering the time of year and the recent cold snap,this was good enough to go home happy and looking forward to returning as soon as I can.

Thanks to all that attended today. We got loads done and a few pegs opened up. The members who payed up the additional subs can now fish.A letter will be going out to all members this week with details of how to gain access to this water and the rules.We will be holding a meeting in a week or so for the members who missed today.

Work will begin Sunday 8th Jan to open up several pegs and then we can start to fish this fantastic water once your membership has been upgraded and a site induction has been completed. Existing member will be required to pay an additional £10, £5 for OAP’s/concessions.  We are a non profit club so this small increase is to help cover the cost and we believe will prove excellent value once you start to fish the reservoir. For new memberships please refer to the membership page.

We have had limited access to the water but we can confidently say it really is a special place. Not only is it set in beautiful surroundings, the fishing is top quality and unspoilt as it has been a fly fishery for the past 30 years. Silver fishing is up there amongst the best we have experienced and it’s backed up with trout and specimen carp. Bream are present and there are reports of Pike, Theroux trout and Tench. Sizes are unknown but we do know they all go to specimen sizes and we are sure some special fish reside in this un-tapped reservoir. We can’t wait to start getting catch reports back from our members to see what surprises it holds !

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We are pleased to announce that we carrbrook angling club have managed to secure a lease on walkerwood reserviour. The reservoir is 30 acers in size and is loaded with corse fish to specimen sizes. It’s been a trout fishery for the last 30 years so it’s pretty much untapped fishing. There are bait limits of half kg per day per angler no ground bait but we do have maggots, worms, corn, boilies, pellets, to start with all anglers will have to sign on to the risk and method statement and pay a fee on top of there current membership to gain access to the water. Please don’t enter the fishery until you’r signed up. I’ll be sending out letters to all members with details on how to access the water parking rules etc. The water is closed for a few weeks until we get the signs up and paperwork complete but we’ll be letting you all know when work will commence as there’s mountains of work to be done, cutting back clearing fishing areas etc before it can be opened.. Merry Christmas and Happy new year !!

 

Rainwater Work party

Posted: January 10, 2016 in Uncategorized

Essential work today on Rainwater after a tree had fallen into the lake in the storms, so it needed to be removed and the paths on the far side of the lake widened to allow better access and more room for bivvies

Rainwater Closure

Posted: November 10, 2015 in Uncategorized

Please be aware that Rainwater will be closed Sunday 15th Nov in the morning for essential fishery maintenance