SHILLINGLEE DAY TICKET FISHING
KHV DISEASE IS DEADLY AND LIKELY TO KILL EVERY CARP IN THE LAKE. THERE IS NO CURE. ALL WE CAN DO IS TAKE PREVENTIVE ACTION. ALL LANDING NETS MUST BE BONE DRY BEFORE ENTERING THE FISHERY. ALL LANDING NETS , CARP SACKS UNHOOKING MATS TO BE HUNG UP IN THE TREES AND TAKEN DOWN WHEN A FISH IS CAUGHT .U.V. RADIATION KILLS THE VIRUS. DO NOT THINK BECAUSE YOU HAVE DIPPED YOUR NET IN A DIP TANK AT SOME OTHER FISHERY YOUR NET IS FREE FROM THE VIRUS. THE E.A. HAVE TOLD ME THAT UNLESS THE NET IS LEFT IN THE DISINFECTANT FOR AT LEAST 20 MINUTES THE VIRUS MAY STILL SURVIVE.
THIS YEAR WE HAVE HAD SEVERAL VERY LARGE CARP CAUGHT. WE HAVE ALSO FOUND SEVERAL LOST RIGS WITH BARBED OR MICRO BARBED HOOKS.
ANYONE FOUND USING BARBED OR MICROBARBED HOOKS (OTHER THAN FOR PIKE FISHING UNDER THE AMENDED RULES WHEREBY 2 MICRO BARBED TREBLES ARE NOW ALLOWED) WILL BE BANNED FOR LIFE. NO SLACK LINES PLEASE.ALSO KEEP LINES TIGHT AND LOCKED UP WHEN FISHING NEAR SNAGS AND LILLY PADS; IF YOU WANT YOUR LINE ON THE BOTTOM PLEASE USE A SLIDING BACK LEAD.
MAY WE ALSO REMIND EVERYONE THAT FISH HEALTH IS PARAMOUNT. WHEN YOU CATCH A FISH THAT YOU WISH TO WEIGH OR PHOTOGRAPH, PREPARATIONS MUST BE MADE BEFORE THE FISH IS LIFTED FROM THE WATER. THE FISH MUST NOT BE OUT OF THE WATER FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD.
WE WILL BE CHECKING RIGS REGULARLY SO PLEASE DO NOT TAKE OFFENCE AS WE MUST PROTECT THE FISH THAT GIVE US OUR SPORT.
Friday 22nd June
Please be aware that anyone wishing to come and fish on Saturday 23rd June will find the lake busy and a lack of swims due to an event on the Friday eve. The afternoon would be a better time to come.
URGENT NOTICE: Due to a family bereavement, it has been necessary to cancel our World Fishing Day event on Saturday 23 June. Please be assured, we will defer this event to later on in the year. Further details will follow in due course.
Monday 18th June
Carches from the last few days include a 15lb Mirrorand a 13lb Common by Joe. Andy landed a 2lb 7oz Eel and George caught a 7.5lb Tench. Well done guys!
Tuesday 12th June
A lot of fish have been landed at the Fishery over the past week. Well done to Howard for catching a whopping 30lb 3oz Mirror, to Steve for landing a 5lb Tench and a 17lb 7oz Common, and finally Henry, for his usual hattrick including a 16lb Linear, 4lb Mirror and a 14lb 8oz Ghostie. The Fishery is open as usual.
Tuesday 5th June
It's been yet another busy weekend at the Fishery with Henry landing another three fish - a small Mirror, a 6lb Tench and a whopping 31lb 6oz Silver Common (pic to follow). Apparently the Silver Common hasn't been out of the water since April 2016 so Henry was 'well made up!'. Craig caught two beautiful Mirrors weighing 30lb 6oz and 16lb 2oz respectively and Richard landed a 12lb Mirror.
The fish still haven't spawned so the Fishery is open as usual.
Monday 28th May
It's been a busy bank holiday at the Fishery. What an achievement for Henry! He scored a hattrick, landing 3 fish so far with one more night to go! His catches included two Commons, weighing 23lb and 14lb 6oz respectively and another personal best Tench weighing 8lb 6oz. Pics to follow shortly.
On Saturday, Richard also scored a hattrick with an 11lb Common, a 13lb Mirror and a huge 23lb 10oz Mirror. Sunday was another success with Sam landing a 21lb Mirror and a 9.5lb Tench, whilst Richard caught three Commons each weighing 16lb 12oz, 14lb 4oz and 9lb 2oz. Day Ticket, Connor, also caught a 10lb Common.
Thursday 24th May
It's been a busy week at the Fishery with Christian landing two Mirrors, weighing 20lb 2oz and 17lbs respectively! Craig also caught a 26lb 8oz Mirror and Phil, a 6lb 5oz Tench. Well done guys!
Wednesday 23rd May
Another 5lb 5oz Tench was caught by a Day Ticket on Tuesday morning. However, it looks as though Charlie Duffy's 33lb 12oz Mirror is going to be the winner of the Shillinglee Cup, unless anyone can top this over the coming weeks!
Monday 21st May
Another well done to Charlie on his latest catch, an 18lb Common. Also to Christian Dupont who caught an 8.5lb Tench, both on Friday last week. Day ticket, Stewart also caught an 8.5lb Tench on Saturday. We have had several enquiries about the fishery being open and whether the fish have yet spawned. Nothing to report as yet, but it is likely when that when the fish do spawn that we will close for a week. We will announce this on the website as soon as it happens. In the meantime, make the most of the sunshine and keep fishing!
Tuesday 15th May
Charlie caught a monster 29lb 12oz Common, and on top of this two more Commons weighing 16lb 8oz and 11lb respectively. Darryl, a day ticket, also caught a 15lb Common. More Common seem to be coming out of late compared to Mirrors, but certainly the fish are feeding and beautiful fish are being caught.
The weather is expected to be glorious this weekend so we're looking forward to some successful fishing!
Wednesday 9th May
Henry caught another two carp over the weekend, a 14.5lb Mirror Carp and then a 24lb 10oz Mirror (photos to follow). Well done Henry!
It was brought to our attention yesterday that three fishermen had caught some Pike and put in bags to take away. They had been advised by Andy, our bailiff that they should not be fishing for Pike this time of year anyway, and certainly should not be taking fish away from the lake. Their van registration details have been given to the police and we hope we won't see them again here at Shillinglee. For future reference, if anyone sees any suspicious activity to call Andy or me on: 07774 269 838.
Saturday 5th May
Andy, our bailiff, caught his first Tench of the season, landing a 5lb 8oz beauty. Mick caught a very nice 2lb Perch also.
The weather is expected to be stunning over the next few days so we are looking forward to an excellent weekend of fishing on the main lake.
Monday 30th April We have had alot of activity on the main lake over the last few weeks;on 9th April,Henry caught another carp,this time a mirror,weighing in at 17 lb 2 oz and a 6 lb 8 oz Tench.Angus caught a Tench too,the first of the year ! The next morning,Henry caught a 19 lb Mirror.On 15th April,Charlie landed a 20 lb 2 oz Common and Angus a splendid 32 lb Mirror,well done Angus.Richard chipped in with a 13 lb Mirror,Theo a 13 lb 8 oz Mirror and Sean a 10 lb Common.On 20th April,Henry again with a 13 lb Mirror and 17 lb Common early in the morning.Charlie has had a great couple of weeks from 15th April to 23rd April , landing a 6 lb Mirror,7 lb Common,13 lb Common,17 lb Common,28.5 lb Mirror,29 lb Common and 18 lb Common,all off the top using small dog biscuits !
We moved 11 x 6-7 lb carp from one of the stock ponds to the main lake over the last few days which should be beautiful fish in a few years time.We will continue to move fish into the main lake as they reach this size and higher in our stock ponds.
Sunday 2nd April. Henry caught a 14lb Common.
Saturday 1st April. Josef caught a 17lb 4oz Mirror. Henry also landed a 13lb Common.
Saturday 24th March. Lewis a day ticket fisherman, landed a 13lb 8oz Pike and Gary caught a small Jack.
Thursday 22nd March. Josef landed a 20lb 8oz Common.
Sunday 18th March. We have some extremely cold weather of late, so lets hope it warms up soon. Angus caught a 10lb Common.
Sunday 11th February. Rob Loyd, a day ticket fisherman caught a 20lb 9oz Pike on a sardine.
Wednesday 10th January. Luke a day ticket fisherman caught an impressive 23.5lb Pike. Pete also a day ticket fisherman landed a and 23lb and a 14lb Pike.
Wednesday 4th January. We have decided to simplify the charging of day ticket fees from 15th January 2018, so from this date, there will be fee of £15 for adults fishing with up to 3 rods. Juniors under 14 years of age will be charged £10 for up to 3 rods and anyone fishing from after 4 pm will be charged £10 for up to 3 rods.
Tuesday 2nd January. I did try to write a message to everyone wishing you a Happy Christmas but some how it went wayward, so Happy New Year instead! Here's to a great New Year and we look forward to seeing you all back at Shillinglee in 2018.