SHILLINGLEE FISHING NEWS 2022
Thursday 22nd December 2022
Since the Big Thaw, and having been out of action for a week due to frozen lakes, we have seen some lovely Pike caught this week, including a 20lb 1oz whopper landed by George. Congratulations!
Merry Christmas to you all and a Happy 2023.
Monday 12th December 2022
We have seen some excellent captures here at Shillinglee .. congratulations to Howard who landed 6 Carp in November, Alan 17lb Common, George 14lb Pike, Barry 15lb 10oz Pike, Clive 20lb 4 oz Common, Andy 16lb 4oz Mirror and too many further Pike to list. Well done everyone.
PLEASE NOTE: OUR LAKE IS CURRENTLY FROZEN
Friday 11th November 2022
The recent torrential downpours have not deterred our stalwart fishing community this past week... we are delighted to report some incredible captures, starting off with Jon...what a list! 23lb 14oz, 21lb 2oz, 19lb and 15lb Commons; 26lb 4oz, 20lb 2oz, 19lb, 18lb 10oz and 15lb Mirrors. Amazing... huge well done Jon!
Not to be outdone, Craig also celebrated some great successes: 22lb and 12lb Commons and a huge 19lb Pike. Clive also landed a fabulous 10lb Common. Congratulations all!
Friday 4th November 2022
The pike season here at Shillinglee continues to deliver some beauties... congratulations to George 15lb 12oz & Barry 14lb 5oz along with some great captures earlier in the week ... Richard 20lb 9oz and Matt 22lb. Also Alan for the 13lb Mirror on Monday. Well done all.
Friday 28th October 2022
What a great week for our wonderful angling community .. congratulations first up go to Aiden, one of our regular juniors, for an amazing, huge 18lb 8oz Pike... biggest of the season so far!
Also well done Clive, who added to last week's great run of success with two lovely carp... a 23lb 12oz Common and 26lb 8oz Mirror.
Friday 21st October 2022
We have had a wonderful start to the Pike Season, seeing plentiful captures up to 15lb.. well done all. Also congratulations to: Matt 19lb 8oz Common & 17lb 12oz Mirror; Vince 33lb 5oz Mirror; Clive 14lb Common; Jon 33lb 5oz & 19lb 14oz Mirrors & 10lb Common & last but not least Alan 18lb 5oz Common & 16lb 7oz Mirror.
Please note that as the nights are drawing in, with immediate notice we will be closing at 6pm.
Monday 3rd October 2022
We are celebrating a really Fabulous Friday here at Shillinglee.. huge congratulations to Ben and son Sam... Ben landed 13lb and 16lb Commons and then a 17lb Mirror, though his son Ben showed him how it's done with his fantastic 25lb Common!
Charlie also had a successful weekend with an 18lb 15oz Mirror and 16lb Common. Additionally, we celebrated the start of the Pike season with several captures up to 15lbs. Well done everyone.
Monday 26th September 2022
Congratulations Jack 18lb and 12lb Commons, Alan 26lb 5oz Mirror and 12lb Common, Richard 12lb Common, and Vince 16lb Common. This past weekend also saw some fabulous captures, including John 17lb 8oz Mirror.
Please note the fishery will now close at 7pm as the nights are drawing in. Thank you
Monday 12th September 2022
We are definitely noticing a change in temperature and Autumnal feel here at Shillinglee.... along with some very welcome rain. This has subsequently raised the water on the lake to a safe level and we are pleased to announce that all our pegs are now fully open.
Please also note the pike fishing season opens on 1st October, we look forward to welcoming you to our fabulous lakes.
Friday 2nd September 2022
As Autumn is now officially with us, along with a welcome drop in temperature, we will start to see the nights drawing in and will therefore be closing at 8pm with immediate effect.
Congratulations to Jon for landing a stunning 22lb 7oz Mirror, Andy 17lb 4oz Mirror and 18lb Common and Richard 21lb 8oz Common.
Friday 26th August 2022
We've seen some fabulous captures here at Shillinglee this week, congratulations to Dave for a stunning 19lb 6oz Common, Ben & his son Sam for successfully landing a long list of amazing fish, in no particular order: Ben, 32lb 8oz Mirror, 31lb 8oz Mirror, 16lb 8oz Mirror & 21lb 5oz & 11lb Commons. Sam 26lb Common & 13lb Mirror. Well done father + son, what a team!
Despite the recent long awaited & very welcome downpours, our water levels remain lower than usual, and to protect our fish we continue to limit the number of swims to the Western, deeper, side of the lake until further notice. We are grateful for your understanding, and remain open as normal.
Monday 22nd August 2022
Congratulations Jon, 18lb & 12lb Mirrors, John 21lb 12oz and 24lb 8oz Commons, plus 26lb 10oz and 17lb 14oz Mirrors, Alan 24lb Mirror & Steve 32lb 4oz Mirror and 15lb 14oz Commons.
Well done all... and thank you to our fishing community for bearing with us during this unprecedented extreme heat.
Friday 5th August 2022
The incredibly high temperatures and dry weather haven't put off our fabulous fishing community... we have celebrated some amazing captures recently. Huge well done to Charlie 21lb & 12lb Mirrors along with some lovely Perch and Roach, Ben 17lb Mirror, Craig 17lb Mirror and one of our day ticket holders landed a massive 9lb Tench. Also congratulations to Ben and Alan, for two fantastic Mirrors, 17lb and 17lb 8oz respectively.
Tuesday 2nd August 2022
As water levels have dropped in recent weeks on our lakes, due to the continued dry weather, particularly affecting water levels on the edges near the Eastern car park (the deepest end, near the damn still has 11-12 feet, and the lakes generally, are still fine) there is concern for the safety of our large carp when pulled towards the pegs in the lower water areas on the Eastern edges of the lake.
To this end, we have decided to close the swims on the Eastern (car park side) bank except for the double swim next to the car park. There remain plenty of swims available on the Western side. If we decide, for the same reason, to close any on the Western side, we will put up notices on the relevant swim.
We hope you understand our decision ... our concern is, as always, the health and well being of our fish. We never thought we'd say this in August... but let's hope for some rain soon!
Friday 22nd July 2022
July has been quite a scorcher! We hope you've found some shade & peace around our lovely lakes. Despite the record-breaking temperatures, we have enjoyed some great angling successes here at Shillinglee. Alan kicked the month off in style with a stunning 19lb 1oz Common then added a 12lb 8oz Mirror .. his more recent captures included a massive 26lb 7oz Mirror! Great work Alan!
Jon celebrated a 16lb Mirror, and landed a 21lb 14oz Common soon after. Steve's patience during the peak of the heatwave was rewarded a beautiful silver 28lb Common. Richard also braved the heat and his captures included 24lb 8oz & 14lb Mirrors! Well done all.
Monday 27th June 2022
We have been enjoying the warmer weather here on our lovely lakes... and have also celebrated some fabulous successes amongst our fishing community.
Well done Marcus for the 14lb 5oz Mirror, Jon with numerous Roach, Richard 18lb Common, Andy 17lb Mirror, Theo with a stunning 26lb 12oz Mirror, Craig 32lb 8oz Mirror and Bryan for the brilliant Roaches, up to 2lb.
We look forward to welcoming you ... Summer is established , the fish have stopped spawning and we are seeing some amazing captures!
Friday 17th June 2022
We are pleased to say we are now open as the fish have stopped spawning.
Spawning has started so we need to close for a few days,we will advise as soon as we can re open.
Monday 30th May 2022
We hope to see many of you over the next few weeks as Spring turns into Summer and we celebrate the extended Platinum Jubilee bank holiday weekend... please note: we remain fully open throughout.
We will not only be celebrating our wonderful Queen but also some incredible recent angling successes ... congratulations to John 15lb 12oz Common, Alan 21lb Mirror, Richard 31lb and 25lb Mirrors, Mick 15lb Mirror, Andy 14lb Mirror, Keith 14lb Mirror, John 21lb & 12lb Commons and Howard 23lb and 16lb Commons! What an amazing number of captures! Well done everyone!
Tuesday 17th May 2022
We have had such a fabulous start to the Spring fishing season here at Shillinglee ... so many fabulous captures to report. Huge congratulations to Jon for landing a fantastic 31lb 3oz Mirror, Andy our Bailiff who caught Carp, Roach and Rudd, Rich 17lb Mirror & 2lb Roach and Keith for a stunning 30lb 13oz Commmon Carp, 31lb 3oz Common, 22lb Mirror and several smaller Carp.
Jon also had a bumper session landing a huge 27lb 3oz Mirror, as has Alan 30lb 2oz Mirror & Paul who added 28lb and 12lb Mirrors to a fabulous month's fishing here. Well done everyone.
Wednesday 20th April 2022
What a fabulous, sunny Easter weekend! We hope you all had a lovely Bank Holiday. We celebrated numerous angling successes here at Shillinglee... congratulations Jon for landed this fabulous trio: 19lb 6oz & 16lb 15oz Commons and a 15lb 2oz Mirror, Rich C for a lovely 17lb 6oz Mirror, Alan 18lb Common & Richard for a whopping 21lb Mirror.
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Monday 11th April 2022
As Easter approaches, the weather warms up and the new leaves unfurl, Spring is definitely in the air here at Shillinglee.
We have celebrated some great captures recently... Ben 22lb 6oz Common, Andy 14lb 8oz Common, & also Alan with a whopping 32lb Mirror. Well done all. Do come and join us on our lovely lakes, catch some Easter rays and hopefully some great fish!
Friday 1st April 2022
A friendly reminder that yesterday marked the end of the Pike fishing season. We want to thank all of our intrepid Pike community, and congratulate you all on an amazing season. We have celebrated some fabulous captures up to 26lb. The Pike will now have some respite until the new season starts on October 1st.
Monday 28th March 2022
Spring is certainly in the air here at Shillinglee.. and now the clocks have gone forward, the nights are lighter and the air warmer, there is a definite spring in our step!
We have seen some great captures in this last week of the Pike fishing season, which ends on 31st March. Well done George for the lovely 22lb 9oz beauty he landed last week, John for a fabulous 20lb-er and also to the day ticket holder ..we managed to get a photo and weight but no name... for the stunning 26lb beauty captured over the weekend. A fantastic final chapter in what has been a very memorable Pike season.
Friday 18th March 2022
With the pike fishing season nearing its end on 31st March, we would like to pay tribute to our amazing, intrepid Pike fishing community for their dedication and numerous successes!
Congratulations must go to Barry 16lb 3oz, John 21lb, Keith 15lb and of course the legend that is Peter, our most regular and successful pike fisherman for his too-numerous-to-list captures.
Not to be outdone, we also celebrated many great Carp captures.... to name a few: Keith 22lb 11oz Mirror & 22lb Common, Craig 18lb Common, Jon 12lb Common, Rich 27lb 7oz Mirrror & 25lb 10oz Common, Alan 18lb Common, Paul 30lb & 22lb Commons & Howard 15lb Common. Huge well done all... an incredibly successful March!
Please note the Pike have now stopped spawning so do come and make the most of the remaining fortnight of the season. We look forward to welcoming you.
Friday 25th February 2022
As we bid goodbye to February, with its torrential rain and devastating storms, we are looking forward to more Spring-like weather as we head into March. Nevertheless, February did produce some fabulous captures and great angling sucess stories...
Craig, one of our regulars kicked off the month in amazing style, with 3 Mirrors: 22lb 2oz, 19lb 8oz and 15lb, 2 Commons 20lb 2oz & 19lb 4oz and a 13lb 8oz Pike! Huge congratulations!
Peter our demon Piker added to his haul with 5 Pike ranging from 14lb down to 6lb, and George added 13lb and 7lb Pike to the tally.
Later in February Keith enjoyed a fabulous weekend's angling .. bagging 21lb and 14lb Common, and our wider Pike fishing devotees landed numerous fish up to 16lb. Also deserving of a mention is Barry for the stunning 16lb 3oz Pike he caught over the past weekend. Well done everyone... we are lucky to have such a dedicated & loyal community here at Lakeside!
Monday 31st January 2022
We have celebrated some brilliant captures during the last fortnight... huge shout out to our dedicated, loyal pike fishing community... and well done!
Also congrats go to Craig, 12lb Mirror, Lee 16lb Mirror and Aiden who landed his first Perch .. a lovely fish, 2lb and Aiden's dad for the numerous Perch and Roach. We have definitely noticed more Juniors fishing with us lately, and given they only pay £10 for a day ticket, that's no surprise. Its heartwarming to watch the different generations fishing together, and angling skills being passed down. Come and join us!
Friday 14th January 2022
Happy New Year! Hopefully it has got off to as good a start for you as it has for us... we have been enjoying the colder, sunnier weather and have seen some amazing angling success stories... both with our regular Pike fishing community and some smaller Carp and Roach too.
We remain fully open from 6.30am to dusk, have plentiful parking, loos, take cash or card and you will be assured a warm welcome from Andy our brilliant bailiff. Come and start 2022 with some fabulous captures... we look forward to seeing you here on our beautiful lakes.