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Week ending 19th may
Sport on both trout lakes has been fantastic this week with every angler catching fish and plenty of them. Regular angler Tony Sunderland had a superb day catching 15 rainbows up to 8lb, Tony fished a floating line and small Nymph's, Buzzers and Damsels over on the Railway pool to tempt the fish. Some of the best fish i have ever seen are coming out at the moment, fully fined bars of silver. Local angler Paul Wade had the biggest of the 2 doubles which came out of the lakes, A fine rainbow weighing 10lb 1oz was part of a 10 fish haul taken on a CDC, Pauls fish has to be one of the best ever doubles i have seen with full fins and taken off the top, Well done mate top angling
A wide variety of flies have been working from small light nymph's fished static to small dark lures pulled on Floating or a sink tip line. Sport will be great now with the water being fine and regular stockings going in and the fish feeding hard off the top every day. Hawthornes are getting blown on the water more every day so the fish will continue to rise.
See you all soon Tight Lines.
Week ending 12th May
Anglers have been having Fantastic sport over both trout lakes this week with plenty of fine fish coming out up to the magical 10lb mark. With the weather warming up the flies have started to hatch and the fish have started to feed off the top in the right conditions, When the sun has been out the sport has still been great with the lakes being so clear and only 6ft the fish are feeding hard no matter what the weather is.
A variety of flies and methods have been working with local angler Luke Stanley taking 14 trout up to 7lb on a floating line and small nymph's while regular angler Steve Jones and his Lad from Stoke On Trent took 28 fish between them all on Small black and Olive Buzzers fished slow on a floating line, Steve was catching that well they were coming in two at a time!! Dries have been working well and they will all the way through the warmer months now and the evening rises will soon be here in full force.
Fish again went into both lakes to keep the sport at this high level last week, Both lakes are fishing so well and full of fish at the moment so get down here and give us ago. Hopefully will see you all here soon.
PIC: Mick McClintic with a fine 7lb Rainbow taken on a CDC.
Superb sport has been had from Monday to Sunday here at Seighford, with anglers catching plenty of fish on all different methods. Small flies have been the way forward this week, with Buzzers and PTN's being the most favoured. Some fantastic hatches of flies have come off both lakes this week, making the dry fly fishing incredible.
Tony Whalley had his best ever days fishing at Seighford this week landing 29 fish off the Railway Pool, The Stoke based angler took all his fish on Dries and small skinny Buzzers using a floating line. He took 90% of his fish within 15 yards of the bank. Great angling mate. Well done!
Chris Ector had an enjoyable Sunday morning session. Arriving early Chris set up a team of Wet flies and headed straight for the back lake. He was back at the lodge in just over an hour after landing 11 fish all on his tradition flies. Best fish was around the 8lb mark.
Don't forget this time of year through till Autum we do evening tickets. For just £15 you can fish from 4pm until dusk on a one fish ticket. Ideal if you are local and fancy a few hours sport after the stresses of work.
Hope to see you all soon. Tight Lines
Pic:- Tom Allen from Wigan with another cracking Seighford double weighing 13lb, the rainbow was taken on a Buzzer fished on a floating line off the Railway Pool.
Week ending 21st April
Sport on both trout lakes has been fantastic this week with every angler catching fish and plenty of them. Craig Brackman all the way From Preston had a superb day catching 20 rainbows up to 8lb, Craig fished a floating line and small Nymph's, Buzzers and Dries on the Railway pool to tempt the fish. Some of the best fish i have ever seen are coming out at the moment, fully fined bars of silver. Local angler Jock had one of the biggest of the 6 doubles which came out of the lakes, A fine rainbow weighing 12lb 8oz was part of a 11 fish haul taken on a black and green fritz and a white leech.
A wide variety of flies have been working from small light nymph's fished static to lures pulled on intermediate lines. Sport will be great now with the water being fine and regular stockings going in, And the fly hatches are getting better and better every day.
Local Fishing club S.H.A.G Saracens Head from Weston had their trip to Seighford this week and what a day they had not only was the weather great which pleased Alan the BBQ chef the fish were free rising and the sport was fantastic. 12 of the club members turned up for the day catching 78 Trout up to 9lb 8oz. Roger Till had the best fish from the club a fine rainbow of 9lb 8ozs but top of the pile as far as numbers go Paul Bednall landed 11 fish all on Buzzers. Well done lads and a great day was had by all see you all soon.
See you all soon Tight Lines.
Pic:- Roger Till with his 9lb 8oz Rainbow taken off the swan neck pool on a small black Buzzer.
Finally with the better weather the coarse fish have started to show and anglers have started to turn up and catch. The Horseshoe has been producing fish all over the lake with anglers catching carp and silver fish close in to the banks and in open water. Maggots, corn, pellet and bread have fished the best on the pole while anglers who fish the feeder have been catching on dead red maggot.
A fine carp of 19lb7oz was landed on the Maze this week by Barry Wilcox from Cannock. Barry had a great day catching Carp, Bream and loads of silver fish fishing on the feeder using corn on peg 38. The fish are slowly moving around on the maze but it remains tricky fishing hopefully the weather will stay warm and the fish will really start feeding hard.
Tight lines and see you soon.
Pic:- Barry Wilcox's 19lb 7oz Mirror Carp taken on corn off peg 38 on the Maze.
Anglers have been having great sport over both trout lakes this week with plenty of fine fish coming out up to the magical 10lb mark and bigger. With the weather warming up the flies have started to hatch and the fish have started to feed off the top in the right conditions.
A variety of flies and methods have been working with local angler Tony Sunderland taking 18 trout up to 11lb on a floating line and small Orange Lures while other regular angler Alan Halls from Stone took 21 on lures, Nymphs and even dries on a Floating line fishing both lakes, Alan also landed 4 Blues. Dries will work all the way through the warmer months now and the evening rises will soon be here.
Fish Have again gone into both lakes to keep the sport at this high level. Give the lodge a ring on 01785 282967 if you are after any information or tactics on how to catch these quality fish. Hopefully will see you all here soon.
Finally with a bit of warmer weather here the fish have started to feed and anglers have been catching plenty of fish from small roach to large carp. Fishing has been slow in the mornings with the cooler nights still here but later in the day fish have really started to feed well.
Skimmers and roach have been coming out all the time on maggots while th bigger fish carp and the tench have been coming out on corn and pellet. Pegs 16- 21 have been fishing well on the pole at around 8-10 meters out while on the other side pegs 7-2 have been hot on the feeder fished to the island.
If the weather stays warm and the nights pick up all the fish will really be feeding hard so will be well worth a go. Clubs or individuals can book the Maze or the small Horseshoe for matches any time this year just call the lodge for prices and information on 01785 282967.
Pic:- Tony Sunderland with his best trout of 11lb out of a great haul of 18 fish on a orange lure.
week ending 14th April
Well what a week we have had, fish, fish and more fish. With the stocking going into both lakes on Wednesday fish were coming out almost immediately. The Railway Pool really came in to its own this week, with plenty of fish being caught out of it every day. There was a range of methods and flies that have worked this week have been very diverse. Some days slow sinking lines have been the key where as others floating lines and site indicators are the way forward.
Top rod this week was regular angler Jock who landed 11 fish on Sunday morning in just 3 hours. He took all these fish using a floating line and varied coloured Leeches. His fishing partner Kev Faulkner who landed last weekend’s best fish also managed to land 6 fish on the same method.
I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who took part in Saturdays Greys Bank Fishing Heat. We had an excellent turnout of 22 Anglers, with only 2 of them blanking. The weather conditions on the day were certainly against us, with bright sunshine all day and not a breath of wind. Young Mark Harrison was top rod on the day, taking 9 fish throughout the day. Closely followed by Tim Gilchrist who landed 8 fish. And in 3rdplace was Terry Phillips who banked 6 fish off 5 different pegs.
With this warmer weather that is forecast for this week, we are hoping to see a lot more fly life hatching off the lakes and hopefully some steady evening rises. Fresh fish will be stocked into both trout lakes later this week. Hope to see you down here soon.
Pic:- Kev Faulkner with a Fine rainbow of 13lb taken off the Swan Neck Pool on a White Leech.
Week ending 17th March
Fishing continues to be first Class down at Seighford lakes again this week, Nearly every angler who has turned up has landed at least one trout or more and some anglers have caught up to 14 fish into double figures. 6 double figure Rainbows have come out of both Trout lakes this week with 13lb 4oz being the best. Lures, Damsels, Nymphs and buzzers have been taking the fish this week from both lakes at variours depths., the key has been to keep on the move.
We held the second Trout match of the year this weekend which was well supported with 17 anglers fishing in the World Bank Masters. A cold start to the morning didn't put the fish off with Trevor Bailey from Derby taking 5 fish off his first peg within the 30 minute mark, Trevor then struggled all day for another 1 fish but this great start would see him into the next round. Andy Taylor from Stafford won the match with 9 fish, Andy fished a floating with small Nymphs on every peg to catch all of his fish. Andy cacught well over both lakes and only blanked on 2 pegs which was a cracking result. A list of the top 4 from the match is listed below.
1st Place Andy Taylor 9 Fish
2nd Place Trevor Bailey 6 Fish
3rd Geoff Hadley 6 Fish
4th Andy Gudger 4fish
54 fish were caught in the match giving a great rod average of 2.9.
The next trout match will be on the 6th April so get in touch and book in.
Pic:-Andy Taylor from Stafford recieving his prizes for winning the trout match this weekend.
Another superb weeks fishing has been had by all down at Seighford lakes with anglers catching well into double figures and 6 double figure Rainbows have been out up to 14lb. The fishing is really on fire at the moment with anglers catching on a huge range of patterns and techniques, Lures have fished the best this week with Green/white, Green/Black and Black being the killer patterns with the weather being so cold the fish have slowed up on the buzzers and nymph's with not much hatching.
Tony Sunderland showed the way with 16 fish on Sunday up to 8lb, Tony had all of his fish off the Swan Neck pool fishing a Green/White fritz under a strike indicator. Tony fished all around the lake catching fish everywhere he went. Plenty of anglers have caught well into double figures like Trevor Bailey catching 11 and also having a fish of 11lb also Dave Walker had a fantastic day taking 13 fish up to 12lb all on his own tied Black/Green lure top angling lads.
The first trout match of the year is on this coming Saturday 16th, 9.30am to 4ish so both trout pools will be closed unless you fancy having ago as its open to anyone so why not? Fishing should remain great this coming week with both lakes full of hard fighting silver rainbows, lets just hope the weather is on our side for a change.
Coarse anglers are slowly coming out and the fish are starting to feed, A small match was held on the Horseshoe pool this weekend with every angler weighing in over 9lb it fished quite well even with a freezing cold easterly wind. Richard Bye fromCannock won the small match weighing in 25lb 4oz which was made up of Carp, Bream, Roach and perch Graham Ward was 2nd with 17lb 8oz both anglers caught the fish on 4mm Pellet. Hopefully if the weather warms up the fishing and fish will get alotbetter and anglers will really start catching, If you want to book the small 12 peg pool for a match or the large 50 peg Maze then get in touch with us.
Pics. 1st Trevor Bailey with a 11lb Rainbow trout taken off the swan neck pool.
2nd pic, Tim Smithy with a fine 4 fish bag taken on a Cats Whisker off the Railway Pool
Finally some decent weather has been upon us this week, the temperatures are still dropping cold at night but the days are warming up. We have seen some great hatches of Buzzers later on in the day, it won’t be much longer before the fish are rising throughout the day. Small nymphs and buzzers have produced majority of the fish this week, with both lakes fishing very well.
Simon Jones from Stoke had the best day this week, landing 11 Rainbows on a variety of different coloured Buzzers. Simon took fish on both lakes using a floating line with a long leader. Best fish of his bag was estimated at around 7lb.
Luke Stanley from Stafford had his best days fishing this week. New to the sport Luke caught 8 fish all on a Black Fritz on a floating line. He caught consistent all day finding that when he kept on the move he caught better, a few casts off each peg proved a great tactic.
Best fish of the week fell to Andy Griffiths from Wolverhampton who also had his best ever days fishing at Seighford. After setting up on the car park Andy settled for the first peg u come to on the Swan neck Pool directly in front of the lodge, after just 15 minutes he was into his first fish. After a 10 minute fight he landed his personal best Rainbow Trout of 9lb 12oz which was weighed on fishery scales and happily returned.
Looking into next week, a fresh stocking of Trout is going into both lakes. The new stock will include Blues and Rainbows well into double figures, which will keep the sport consistently great. The water is clearing every week, which again will help the fish switch on to the natural fly life and feed freely off the surface. Don’t forget the gates are now open from 7am until dusk.
Tight line and see you all soon.
Another fantastic weeks fishing has been had by all at Seighford lakes again with plenty of fish coming out to various methods and over both lakes. Floating line or sink tips have been taking the most fish this week with lures or larger Nymphs working well, The water is getting clearer every day so the smaller flies will soon be on the trouts minds with good hatches of small buzzers coming off over the weekend.
Both lakes had a good fresh stock of fish this week which always helps the fishing because i believe that the new fish are very willing to take and also they will liven up the older fish. Tony Sunderland showed the way on the weekend landing 13 Rainbows up to 8lb all on a Green/ White fritz 2ft under the indicator, Tony caught all over the swan neck pool including the new spot opened up in the Bay behind the Island. Plenty of the larger fish have been out this week but no one quite managed a double with the best weighing 9lb 10ozs which was taken by Jim Taylor from Bridge-north. Jim tempted the fish off the Railway pool on a Yellow egg fly.
Hopefully the weather will stay nice like the weekend the lake will clear buzzers will hatch and the fish will start feeding near the surface. Don't forget about the World Small Water Championships which are being held here on the 16th March over both trout lakes and there are still a few places left, every angler will receive a fly line just for entering ring the lodge for more details 01785 282967.
Hopefully see you down here soon.
Pic:- Jim Taylor from Bridge-North who caught this 9lb 10oz Rainbow off the railway Pool on a Yellow Egg fly.
Even with the poor weather still hanging over us this week the anglers who braved the wind, hail,snow and rain caught fish and some cracking fish. Most of the anglers who did brave the conditions this week caught well with plenty of trout coming out with Tony Sunderland having a great day taking 8 rainbows up to 7lb.
Best methods have been a straight floater fished deep and slow or a sink tip with a shorter leader fished along the bottom, There have been the odd fish starting to rise when the wind has laid off which is always great to see.
Lures have been the way forward this week with Green/White, Orange, Black/Green fritz lures all taking a lot of fish.Another 2 doubles were out this week with Matt Pritchard from Wolverhampton taking the best fish a fine rainbow of 12lb 4ozs. Matt took the fish off the swan neck pool on a floating line with a small Black Buzzer, This rainbow was the biggest Matt has ever caught so well done and top angling.Another stocking will be going into both lakes this week which again will boost the fishing and make sport even better than it has been. Hopefully a break in the weather will come soon and we can move up in the water and start fishing Nymphs and Dries for these quality trout.
Tight Lines and see you soon.
Pic:- Matt Pritchard with his best ever rainbow 12lb 4oz taken off the swan neck pool on a small black buzzer fished on a floating line
Seighford Trout fishing report.
Well another great week of fishing despite the awful weather. Anglers have braved some very high winds, Snow and ice this week but have all caught plenty of fish which they have all deserved.
Regular angler Tony from Stoke had a great day catching 6 fish including a fully finned fine double weighing 12lb 8ozs. Tony caught the big fish second cast on a Yellow Dancer fished slow on a sink tip line off the railway pool. Other anglers have been catching some fine fish up to 9lb and some cracking Blue trout to 5lb.
Slow and deep with lure have been the way to catch fish this week with the cold weather the trout seem to be hugging the bottom. White/Green, Black/Green, Humungus and Wet flies have been the most successful for fisherman fished slow. Keep on the move and try both lakes is also the key to catching.
Hopefully we will get some settled weather and the trout will start to look up for food or even for them dries. Seighford is by far the best dry fly small water around with it's gin clear water and good weed growth the fly life is unbelievable when the weather warms up.
Tight lines and see you all soon.
Pic:- Tony Cliff from Stoke with his 12lb 8oz rainbow taken off the swan neck pool with a yellow dancer fly.
Another fantastic weeks trout fishing was had by every single angler that ventured out of the house in up and down conditions. Both lakes have been on fire again with anglers catching lots of fish on a variety of different methods from small nymphs to large bright lures.
Regular angler Luke Stanley has had a great week again landing 18 fish in 2 trips over both lakes, Luke caught his fish on a sink tip and a floating line as the fish moved up and down in the water. Luke caught his first ever double figure trout a fine rainbow weighing 10lb 6Oz's, the fish was taken on a Green/White lure on the Swan Neck Pool. Its been another great week for double figure fish with Ian Buckley taking the best fish of the year so far weighing 16lb 4Oz's. Ian from Crewe caught the rainbow on the Railway Pool down deep on a Orange lure. Ian finished the day with 9 other fish to 6lb.
Coppenhall Fly Fishers held there first trout match of the year this weekend and even with the bitterly cold east wind every angler caught fish, but not as well as Ron Ayres. Ron ended up winning the match with a great weight of 17lb 10Oz's for 3 fish. Ron took his fish off the Railway Pool on a egg fly pinned to the bottom, Ron ended up taking 12 fish through the day top angling mate.
Hopefully the ice will stay off this week and the fishing will remain top class so get out and give it a go.
Pic:- Ian Buckley from Crewe with his fine 16lb 4oz rainbow taken on a orange lure off the railway pool.
week ending 19th
Trout fishing doesn’t get any better than the sport anglers are having at the moment. 6 double figure rainbows have been landed this week with another 2 coming off at the net and everyone is catching. Trevor Bailey from Derby has been catching fish for fun this week landing 16 fish including 3 doubles in 2 trips. Trevor has been taking the fish close to the bottom with an Orange Nomad fished on a short leader with a sink tip line. Trevor has been taking fish all over both lakes with his method proving that the fish want the flies slow and deep. Daz Kimberley from Cannock has landed the best rainbow of the week a cracking fully finned 14lb 1oz, the fish was safely returned. Regular fisherman Jock has been catching fish for fun but also landed a fine Brown Trout weighing just over 4lb taken on a white fritz off the Swan Neck Pool.
Fish will be going into both lakes this week with Rainbows, Blues and a few Browns with some real whackers ready for the Christmas period. Don’t forget we will be open on Boxing Day and will be holding a friendly competition with free tea, coffee and Mince pies with plenty of prizes so don’t get stuck in pop out for a few hours. Gates will be Opening at 8am as usual on the day. Hopefully see you up here soon for some cracking sport and who knows that fish of a lifetime.
Pic:- Trevor Bailey from Derby with 1 of his 3 doubles this week taken on an Orange Nomad on a sink tip line.
Some more great sport has been had this week, with those fresh stockies soon settling down into the lakes. Both pools have continued to fish well, with quality sized Trout being caught throughout the week. Plenty of decent bags of fish have been had, with only 3 anglers blanking in an entire week. None of the new Brownies have shown yet, this week could be your chance to land one.
Dave Walker from Bownhills had his best ever days fishing here at Seighford. Landing 10 Rainbows up to 7lb on a variety of lures using a floating line. He caught all his fish off the Swan Neck Pool two pegs up from the lodge. He said making a regular change of fly was the key to his great day.
Eric Haruel was on his first trip to the lakes, and what a day he had on the Railway Pool. He banked a total of 8 fish to 8lb and lost countless fish. He was fishing behind the island again using various lures. In the next peg to him, Luke Stanley from Stafford a new comer to fly fishing also had his best days Trout fishing. Luke has only been fishing for 2 months and landed 5 Cracking fish off the Railway Pool using a Blood worm Apps on a floating line.
Best bag of fish this weekend was Tony Whalley who caught 11 Fish on Saturday all fish were off the very top peg on the Swan Neck Pool. His bag also included two bonus Blue Trout, which he caught using an Olive Buzzer presented static under a site indicator.
pic- Trevor Bailey, with his 4 fish limit which he caught in 30 minutes.
Week ending 11th November 2012
Trout fishing at Seighford lakes has been superb all week with anglers catching plenty of hard fighting quality rainbows well into double figures. The weather has been ideal for trout fishing with the water cooling down the prospects for the months ahead are fantastic. Another stocking of quality fish are going into both lakes with a few browns being introduced into both lakes on every stocking which will give you a better variety.
The Swan Neck pool has been fishing a bit strange this last week with a lot of the fish holding up in the far corner under the trees, anglers who have been fishing tight to the trees have been catching plenty of fish with regular Dennis Anslow taking 7 fish in 8 cast fishing a grub size 10 red buzzer. Dennis was fishing a floating line with the single fly on the drop to tempt the fish. Fishing on the Railway Pool has been great with fish feeding on small buzzers, snails, corixa and perch fry the fish have been showing up all over. Kevin Faulkner from Newport had a fantastic days sport catching 12 fish and a personal best rainbow tipping the scales to 16lb 8oz's. Kevin caught his fish on a floating line and swapping his flies between a green/back, green/white and a olive damsel, Kevin also caught a brown trout around the 4lb mark on the Railway pool, Top angling Kevin.
We will be holding our Boxing Day event this year with great prizes warm food and great craic so keep your eyes on the website www.seighfordlakes.com and the forums for more information. Fishing will continue to be great all through the winter if the lakes stay ice free (fingers crossed). Prizes for all the tickets have and will stay the same so get yourselves out on the banks catching some quality Trout.
Pic:- Kevin Faulkner from Newport with his best rainbow ever weighing 16lb 8ozs taken off the Swan Neck Pool on a floating line and a green/black fritz.
Anglers have been having great sport over both trout lakes this week with plenty of fine fish coming out up to the magical 10lb mark. With the weather warming up the flies have started to hatch and the fish have started to feed off the top in the right conditions, When the sun has been out the sport has slowed down with the lakes being so clear and only 6ft.
A variety of flies and methods have been working with local angler John Lucock taking 8 trout up to 7lb on a floating line and small nymph's while regular angler Trevor Bailey from Derby took 15 on lures on a slow sinking line. Dries will work all the way through the warmer months now and the evening rises will soon be here.
Fish again will be going into both lakes to keep the sport at this high level. We will be holding another heat of the Grey's small water championships on the 5th of May this year so give us a ring to book in, you never know your luck you could soon be in the full England fly fishing team. Give the lodge a ring on 01785 282967 if you are interested. Hopefully will see you all here soon.
Finally with the warmer weather here the fish have started to feed and anglers have been catching plenty of fish from small roach to large carp. Fishing has been slow in the mornings with the cooler nights still here but later in the day fish have really started to feed well.
Skimmers and roach have been coming out all the time on maggots while th bigger fish carp and the tench have been coming out on corn and pellet. Pegs 16- 21 have been fishing well on the pole at around 8-10 meters out while on the other side pegs 7-2 have been hot on the feeder fished to the island.
If the weather stays warm and the nights pick up all the fish will really be feeding hard so will be well worth a go. Clubs or individuals can book the Old Pool for matches any time this year along with the new match lake which will be opening in April just call the lodge for prices and information on 01785 282967. Keep your eyes open in the local press and angling press for the opening off the new 50 peg match pool which has been fully stocked and access to all the pegs with great ease.
Pic:- Young 13yr old Daniel Tranter up on hoilday from Essex with his personal best trout weighing 8lb 3ozs taken on a black buzzer off the railway pool.
6th March 2012
Fishing has been superb this week with so many quality fish coming out. Nymphes have been the way forward this week with Nick Dunn from Holmes Chapel showing the way taking 19 fish on a varity of Diawl Bachs and Crunchers. Nick fished a floating line with a 12ft leader static to tempt the fish.
Anglers have started to catch fish on dries even this early in the year with small CDC'S and Kilkhammers being the best patterns. When fishing with the smaller flies use lighter Fluro to give them more movement and the results will be alot better for you.
Fish are still coming out on lures with Matt Wall taking 10 fish off the Swan Neck pool using a slow sinking line and pulling the large Apps Bloodworm. Damsels and white/green fritzes will also catch you fish.
A stocking will be going into both lakes again this week to keep the fishing as good as its been. Remember both trout lakes will be closed this Saturday the 10th March for the heat of Iain Barrs new competion, there are still 2 places left so if your are intrested contact the lodge 01785 282967, or just turn up on the morning of the match. The match will start at 9am and finish at 3.30pm anglers are more than welcome to fish after.
Pic:- Gareth Huxley from Stoke with a fine 8lb 10oz personal best rainbow taken off the railway pool on a white fritz
Sport on both trout lakes has been fantastic this week with every angler catching fish and plenty of them. Barry Love had a superb day catching 29 rainbows up to 8lb, Barry fished a floating line and small Nymph's on the Railway pool to tempt the fish. Some of the best fish i have ever seen are coming out at the moment, fully fined bars of silver. Local angler Jock had the biggest of the 6 doubles which came out of the lakes, A fine rainbow weighing 14lb 8oz was part of a 11 fish haul taken on a black and green fritz by Jock.
A wide variety of flies have been working from small light nymph's fished static to lures pulled on intermediate lines. Sport will be great now with the water being fine and regular stockings going in. There are still a few places left for Iain Barr's new bank comp so get yourself booked in and give it a go you get a goody bag just for entering.
See you all soon Tight Lines.
Finally with the better weather the coarse fish have started to show and anglers have started to turn up and catch. The old pool has been producing fish all over the lake with anglers catching carp and silver fish close in to the banks and in open water. Maggots and bread have fished the best on the pole while anglers who fish the feeder have been catching on dead red maggot.
A trial match was held on what will be the new match lake this week by 28 anglers who caught all over the Maze on a variety of methods. Anglers caught well in certain sections with plenty of carp and roach coming out mainly on maggots. Dave Powell took the honors by fishing slightly different on the pole at 12 meters and using corn as bait. Dave caught fish throughout the day and finished the match on 60lb 14ozs John Shaw took 2nd place with 21lb 6ozs and 3rd was Lez Joiner 18lb. Every angler caught fish which is a great sign and looks promising for the future. The new match lake will be opening in April this year and will be open for club bookings just ring the lodge.
Tight lines and see you soon.
Pic:- Local angler Jock with his fine rainbow of 14lb 8ozs taken on a black and green lure off the swan neck pool.
I would like to start by introducing myself, my name is Phil Dixon and I own Seighford Coarse & Trout Fishery in Seighford, Stafford.
I opened the lakes in April 2009, and since then been working on the Maze pool which is due to open in April 2012. The Maze will be open for club or individual matches.
Over the past 2 years the Maze has been stocked with a variety of fish, ranging from Carp, Silver Fish, and even small Gudgeon, and lots of them. The Maze has 50 wooden plate forms, well spaced out to give every angler plenty of room to fish to various features.
I have attached a poster and would be very grateful if you could help me spread the word to your club & other contacts?
Please visit www.seighfordlakes.com should you wish to read more about the other 4 lakes.
Your time and help is greatly appreciated. Should you require any further details please do not hesitate to contact me directly.
Tel: 01785 282 967
24th January 2012
Trout have carried on feeding well throughout the mild weather this winter with anglers having some of the best sport i have ever seen. Every angler has been catching trout this week with Phil Harding from Derby showing the way by taking 14 fish up to 11lb. Phil Harding made his first ever trip to the fishery this week and what a trip it was taking 14 fish off both lakes all on small PTN. Phil landed fish of 11lb, 8lb, two at 6lb and the rest all over 2lb fishing a floating line with a very long Fluorocarbon leader and a size 14 PTN.
Various Lures are still taking fish with all the dark colours working well such as black, black/green, olive and brown, Anglers have also caught on pink this week. Good fishing should continue this week as another stocking will be going into both lakes. A lot of doubles have been coming out and will keep going in, this is the time to get yourself a double figure trout.
Seighford Lakes are holding a heat of the World Masters run by ex World Champion Iain Barr, the heat will be held on the 10th March and anyone can enter this individual competition and everyone will get a goody bag worth £50 just for giving it a go, If you are interested just get in touch with the lodge on 01785 282967.
Seighford fishing report
Week ending 30/10/11
**As from the Monday 31st October the gates will be opening at 8am until Dusk every day**
Well what a week we have had down here at Seighford, The big fish we put in during the last stocking are finally starting to show, After R Huges 11lb Rainbow last week. Jimmy Johnson who already holds the Record for the biggest Rainbow Trout at Seighford Lakes, had added another monster to his tally. Taking the pin on the scales round to just over 15lb. Jimmy took the fish along with 3 others in a short session on the Railway Pool, he caught all his fish on a Hot Head Damsel on a floating line retrieved very slowly.
John Jakuta had the best bag of fish this week landing 15 fish on a variety of Olive coloured flies. John landed fish over both pools mainly on a weighted Damsel. Biggest fish of the day was a little over 5lb.
Most productive flies this week have been mainly Lures as expected for the fresh stockies. Black And Green and White and Green being the favorites. Damsels and Buzzers have also taken fish over the weekend.
With the cooler weather regular stockings will be going in now with some big fish up to the magical 20lb mark. Both lakes are fishing well with the Railway Pool getting fished more because of the strong winds blowing into the main spots on the Swan Neck.
week ending 23/10/11
After another stocking into the trout lakes anglers have really started to catch with nearly every angler taking their limits. Lures have been fishing well this week with the fresh fish stirring up the old stock, White/Green, Black/Green and black have been the top colours. The water levels are not full yet and with the sun still shinning there is still some weed around but some anglers have started to use intermediates to good effect.
Ross Hughes took the best fish of the week a fine fully finned Rainbow weighing 11lb. Ross was fishing a floating line and a long 6lb leader over on the Railway pool with a Black/Green lure, The fight lasted for around 10 minutes with Ross ending up on his backing more than once. Regular anglers Jock and Kev had a great mornings sport on Sunday taking 5 fish each up to 6lb, They both fished a Green/White lure on a floating line to tempt the fish.
With the cooler weather regular stockings will be going in now with some big fish up to the magical 20lb mark. Both lakes are fishing well with the Railway Pool getting fished more because of the strong winds blowing into the main spots on the Swan Neck. As from the Monday 31st October the gates will be opening at 8am until Dusk every day. Tight Lines and see you soon.
week ending 16/10/11
Trout fishing has been great this week with a lot of anglers catching their limits and releasing plenty. Both of the lakes are producing fish but the Railway has been slightly easier with all the fresh stock going in last week. Small nymph's and dries are still working well on the swan neck with the fish being old stock, While on the Railway pool Lures have been the way forward for anglers.
Chris Ector had a wonderful days fishing again catching 9 rainbows up to 6lb over both lakes. Chris from Stoke fished a floating line all day with a small Damsel on 5lb Fluorocarbon to tempt the fish, keeping on the move was the key for Chris as he caught all over catching a fish then moving to take the next one. Some lovely fish have come out again this week as John Hadfield showed by taking a fine rainbow weighing 8lb 4oz's from the swan neck pool. John caught 3 fish through the day all on a Gold Rib Hares Ear fished slow on the swan neck.
Top Flies have been different over both pools with the more imitative patterns working on the front lake and the lures fishing well over on the Railway pool. Another good stocking is going into both lakes later this week with some really big fish going in. Lets hope the weather stays cool now but not so cold to freeze them and the fishing will be amazing. See you all soon and tight lines.
Still the fish keep on feeding in the Old Pool as some great weights have come out this week. The Horseshoe is also fishing fine with some lovely tench coming out amongst the silver fish. Fishing on the Old Pool has been good for a lot of anglers from pegs 1 to 7 on the lodge bank and 18-21 over on the far side.
Feeder fishing in the open water has proved good this week for the bream as anglers have found shoals feeding well and some good slabs to 6lb have come out. Regular angler John Smallman showed the way on the pole this week taking a fine bag of carp from peg 5 weighing 42lb. John Fished at 9m to tempt the fine bag using paste on the hook and feeding just pellet.
There are no matches on the Old Pool for the rest of this month so get out the fishing tackle before it gets too cold and give it a go. We are offering a two for one in the Angling Times again this week so take advantage of this great deal. Tight lines and see you soon.
week ending 09/10/11
With the cooler weather moving in and the winds picking up the fishing has gone from strength to strength this week. The Rain that come on Saturday evening perked the fish up for Sunday morning with anglers catching from the off. The freshly stocked Railway Pool being the favored lakes of the two due to the lack of snags to hook on your back cast.
Chris Ector fished Saturday taking majority of his fish from the Railway Pool. He finished his day on 8 fish, best Trout being 5lb. Chris took every fish on a Black Fritz. His wife Lynda Ector also managed 4 fish but found Olive patterns to be the key to her success. Chris Returned on the Sunday and took a further 4 fish in an estimated 25 casts on the Railway Pool.
A. Gillbert had the best bag of fish this week, bagging himself 10 fish on a Black Daddy Long legs on a floating line. He took 9 fish from the Swan Neck Pool and finished his session on the Railway to hook and land his final fish.
Top flies this week have been mainly lures of all colours and sizes. All fished on a floating line and a long leader.
Hot spots have been spread out over the Railway Pool with fish being caught from all areas. On the Swan Neck Pool 'Jocks Tree' and the double pegs have produced the most fish.
Premier Food AC match (8/10/11) results were as followed;
1st) S Powell 33lb 4oz peg 4
2nd) T Austin 26lb 7oz peg 21
3rd) A Prinald 18lb 12oz peg 1
Fished on the Old Pool. Duration of the match was 5 hours.
Royal Mail AC match results (9/10/11) were as followed;
1st) Steve Hammond 6lb 11oz peg 1
2nd) Mark Voss 5lb 8oz peg 2
3rd) Chris Bromley 4lb 12oz peg 9
Fished on the Horse Shoe Pool. duration of the match was 5 hours.
Both Coarse lakes have continued to fish well this week, with plenty of fish coming out every day to all sorts of methods and baits.
John White had one of his best ever session on Saturday, after leaving the sport for a number of years, he got back into it in style. He picked a peg on the far side of the Horse Shoe Pool and was into fish straight away. He Caught an estimated 150 fish, including Carp, Roach, Perch and some bonus Tench. John took all his fish using double Red Maggot which was fished at 10 meters out on the pole tight up against an over hanging bush off the island.
Keith Smith from Stafford had a great days fishing on Peg to on the Old Pool. He fished his Pole over two lines, one directly in front of him at 13 meters another to his right in the margins. Keith used meat and corn as hook baits but fed small amounts of hemp and maggots to temp his 65lb bag of Carp. Best fish on the day was 7lb.
week ending 26/09/11
well the winter trout season is coming and the fish are slowly waking up and pulling back. With the weather cooling down and the strong winds trout fishing has been good this week with nearly every angler catching fish. Lures like Cats Whiskers, Damsels, Black and green fritz's have been putting plenty of good rainbows on the bank, still fish are coming out on dries and small nymph's if conditions are good.
Linda Ector from Stoke had a good days fishing landing 3 fish in a morning including rainbows to 4lb and a lovely Brown trout pushing 5lb. Linda caught the fish from the double peg on the swan neck pool on a floating line and a small white fritz. Tony Sunderland visited twice and caught his bag limit both times fishing around Jock's Tree on a floating line and a mixture of lures in the morning changing to Red Buzzers later in the day. Tony had plenty of pulls and lost fish throughout the day and said the key was not to fish fast.
Finally the Railway pool is full of water and ready for restocking for the winter season, both lakes will be fully open from Wednesday onwards with the Railway Pool having a big stock and the swan neck will be topped up with some lovely Browns, Rainbows and Blues well into double figures. Trout fishing will be excellent now all the way through the winter lets just hope the Ice doesn't come. Tight Lines and see you up here soon.
The Horseshoe pool has fished far better than the Old pool this week with every angler fishing the small pool catching Carp, Tench and plenty of silvers. Roger Abnet has been showing the way on Peg 2 on the Old pool fishing it 2 days on the trot catching bags of 40lb and then 50lb the following day. Roger was feeding 4 different pole lines on pellet and small balls of ground bait to tempt the carp and bream to his hook bait of pellet and corn. Even fishery boss James Perks can catch the odd fish taking this fine Common at 13lb 4oz on a small cube of luchen meat off peg 5 fished to th island.
Pegs fished to the island with the feeders are still taking some good bags on small cubes of meat and also maggot and worm. Carp are still feeding but the cooler nights have slowed them down while the silver fish are picking up and feeding well with lots of small bream coming out. No matches are booked for next weekend so make the most of the decent weather before the winter sets in. For any information about the lakes or club bookings just call the lodge on 01785 282967 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 01785 282967 end_of_the_skype_highlighting. Tight lines and see you soon.
week ending 4/09/11
Early morning and late evening has been the key to trout fishing this week with the warmer weather continuing but rain at the end of the week has livened up the fishing with fish being caught through the day. With the addition of some much needed water the fish are rising to dry flies through the day and hopefully with the wetter weather forecast for a few more days the fishing will return to its normal by the next week.
Anglers have been catching fish on small imitative patterns like Daddies, Damsels, Shuttlecock, diawl bachs and other small nymphs (and the occasional Blob)
The Railway Pool is still currently closed, and will be reopened with a large stocking of fish once the water level is back to normal.
Hot spots on the Swan Neck have been the double peg and pegs either side of Jock's tree with larger fish caught from the two pegs by the lodge.
S. Tipper had an active evenings sport landing 4 Rainbows using a floating line and small CDC on a long leader. He tempted the fish by giving it the odd twitch on the line to keep the fly on the move. Best fish was Approx 5lb.
pic- Dave Millington with a 9lb 10oz Rainbow, Caught on the Railway Pool using Buzzers
We are trickling fish into both the Railway and Swan Neck Pool either every day or every other day. The Small stockings seem to be working alot better, keeping the great standard of fishing over a longer period of time.
Gary Owen in action up in the Railway Pool
11yr old George landed the biggest a lovely rainbow trout which weighed 10lb 12oz
pic- Callum Durose with his first ever Trout an average 4lb Seighford fish.
Hope to see you soon.Tight lines. Phil Dixon
t. Best fish caught and killed this week was captured by regular female angler Lynda Ector who took a fish from the Railway Pool tipping the scales at an impressive 10lb 12oz. Lynda caught her fish on an Olive Guinea with a floating line.
Best fish of the week was caught by Julian Thomas, who traveled all the way from Spain for a days fishing at Seighford Lakes, he was rewarded with a fully finned 10lb 6oz Rainbow Trout, he took the fish on a black and green lure. Julian finished his day on 4 fish.
Best fish of the week also came off the Swan Neck Pool. The Trout weighed in at 8lb 2oz and was caught by local angler 'Jock', who returned the fish seconds later. The next stocking of fish will be coming in this week. 100 fish will be going in each pool and a further 100 fish will be going in the holding pen that we now have. These fish will be stocked at a later date to keep the fishing at a good level. Our stocking policy here at Seighford Lakes is nothing under 3lb with fish running well into double figures.
Gary took the fish after fishing for only 15 minutes, he tempted this monster on static Bloodworm set at 5 foot. He also added a further 8 fish to his days fishing.
Yet another cold week, with the lakes still trying to freeze over, we have had to keep the aerators on almost every night to prevent ice forming. Some excellent fish have been caught over the past couple of days. Barry Love becoming a regular in our fishing reports proved his skills again this week. Barry Hooked and landed the biggest fish of the week, tipping the scales at a whopping 16lb 2oz.
"It gave up an incredible fight, best fish I've had in a long time" he added,Barry also landed another double out of the same spot, he estimated it to be around the 12-13lb mark. He fished an intermediate line using a black and green lure, he took all his fish from the Railway Pool. He finished the day on an impressive 29 Trout.
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