White Springs Fishery

Garnswllt Rd,
Pontardulais,
Swansea,
SA4 8QG,
Tel: (01792) 885699

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Winter League Final Results & Other Fishery News.

Posted by Richard on April 3, 2014 at 12:50 PM Comments comments (0)

 

Our winter league final match was on the New Canal and Match Lake with 30 anglers taking part.

 

It started slow due to a very cold night with hail stones which were just like snow on the ground.

 

Putting the fish off the feed there was only 10lb between the top 10 anglers.

 

It was a close fought match to the end.

 

1st on the Canal was Luke Sorokin with 59lb 2oz, 2nd was James Thomas with 53lb 3oz and 3rd place was Mikey Williams with 52lb 14oz.

 

On the Match Lake, 1st place was Andrew Neal with 49lb 1oz, 2nd was Nigel Morris with 45lb 8oz and 3rd place was Bob Giles with 45lb 6oz but the overall winner of the 6 matches was Adam Mitchell with 64 points, 2nd with 63 points was Andrew Neal, then Mikey Williams with 61 ½ points. 4th Luke Sorokin with 59 points and 5th Andrew Crocker with 58 points.

 

Just goes to show it was anyone’s up to the last, a very good 6 weeks fishing.

 

On the other lakes The Big Pit is on form with anglers reporting some good bags with carp of 10lb plus, while the Pleasure Lake has been coming up with bream from 2 – 5lb range and the odd mid double carp.

 

The Specimen Lake has been a little slower compared with the last couple of weeks but the best has been another 30lb plus mirror for Harry Wakling’s mate. While Sasha Dickes got 7 carp fishing 3 nights off peg 12.

 

Don’t forget we are a no litter zone if you get caught leaving litter expect a ban from the fishery.

 

Match & Record Breaking News.

Posted by Richard on March 6, 2014 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (0)

A Record Week at White Springs.

 

 

A 43lb 8oz Mirror and yet again, another fish over the 30lb mark what a week it’s been here at the fishery.

 

 

Ethan Bevan from Merthyr Tydfil fished off peg 4 and landed a 43lb 8oz Carp called Hand Job, while his mate Hywel Lloyd-Jones caught a 32lb 8oz mirror off peg 6 and another 8 upper doubles.

 

 

Another angler to do well and break records was Allan Godrich fishing off peg 10 on the Specimen Lake. Fishing for Bream and Perch, Allan hooked into something bigger and landed a 27lb 1oz mirror on just 3lb line and a size 20 hook using a single grain of Sweetcorn for bait. What an angler. Well done Allan, that’s got to be a record for match gear fishing.

 

 

The Specimen Lake has been fishing very well with forty fish being caught on there last week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

While the Big Pit has also been on form most days with anglers reporting some good catches.

 

 

The New Canal and Match Lake have been good for Carp around the 2 to 4lb mark.

 

 

While plenty of Bream and a couple of Tench have been caught out of the Pleasure Lake. The Tench weighed around the 3/4lb mark.

 

 

Last weekend’s match was held on the Match Lake. It was fished in some awful weather with Phil Lewis coming first with 49lb.

 

 

2nd Adam Norris with 36lb 4oz and 3rd Peter Williams with 33lb 8oz.

Allan Godrich got a big surprise.

 

 

After more than fifty years of match fishing, winning his first match when he was just ten years old with a 2oz roach from Bryn Mill Lake in Swansea. Alan has become well known in local match events over the years. Culminating in winning the Welsh National on Port Talbot Docks in 2001.

 

 

Having retired from his trade as a carpet fitter many years ago, he now spends most of his time on the bank here at the White Springs fishery, due to the easy lakeside access.

 

 

Being the expert angler he is, he’s allowed to fish the Specimen Lake here at White springs to target the specimen Bream and Perch.

 

 

Last Thursday he set up on peg 10 between the trees, using a nine metre Daiwa Tournament whip, fitted out with a no. five elastic with 3lb hook length with a size twenty hook topped off with a single grain of Sweetcorn.

 

 

Fishing just off the margin at five to six feet and after a couple of small Roach, he hooked into something a bit bigger. Realising it was a Carp he called the anglers on the next peg, George Deakin and Olli Hill on holiday from Birmingham to ask to lend their bigger net. Using his skills from match fishing he landed a Mirror Carp that weighed 27lb 1oz, this is a record for Allan and White Springs on such light tackle.

 

 

 

Well done Allan and all other angleres.

 

 

Can all anglers and patrons of the fishery remember to take their litter home or use the bins provided please.

 

Until next time , tight lines and all.

Catch Reports & Match Results.

Posted by Richard on February 25, 2014 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (0)

 

What a week it’s been. The fish have come on the feed everywhere.

 

The Specimen Lake has produced some nice fish, especially for Chris Skelton from Monmouth who fished peg 8 for his first visit to White Springs.

 

Chris landed 8 fish, his best being a 33lb 10oz mirror that’s not known to the regular anglers who fish the lake. Chris was using Squid and Octopus pop ups on a blow back rig, fished over a bed of hemp, chopped bollies and sweetcorn.

 

 

 

Another angler to do well was Mark Wozencroft on peg 11 who also caught 8 fish, his best being a mirror at 30lb 8oz and four more Carp all over the 20lb mark.

 

 

John Flewin was another angler to do well. He fished peg 2 and landed a 26lb 7oz mirror, 23lb 10oz common and a couple mid doubles.

 

 

The place to be was on the Big Pit, our new runs lake where Simon and Ian Pearce from Pontypool fished on the New Island to land fifteen and sixteen Carp each. All were around the 10lb mark, while Anthony Clarke on a day session landed 22 Carp, his smallest being 8lb.

 

Anglers at last weekend’s match on the New Canal did well with the boys fishing in very windy conditions.

 

Adam Mitchell won the match with 93lb 4oz.

 

2nd was Andrew ford with 57lb 8oz.

 

3rd close behind was Dan Bowen with 50lb.

 

Adam Mitchell with his winning bag.

 

 

Another match was also held on The Match Lake. That match was won by Andrew Crocker who weighed in with 59lb 6oz.

 

2nd was Luke Sorokin with 47lb 8oz and again close behind in third was John Harvey with 45lb 2oz.

 

Andrew Crockers match winning catch.

 

Nice to see the match boys finally taking a few pictures of their catches.

 

The match lakes are also on form producing excellent weights for the time of year.

 

Well done to all anglers.

 

Please can anyone using the fishery take their litter home or use the bins provided.

 

Until next time, tight lines and all.

 

This Weeks Match Results & News

Posted by Richard on February 20, 2014 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (0)

 

Another challenging week with the weather still unsettled.

 

Last Sunday after starting off slow with the overnight frost, James Thomas got the fish feeding to weigh in 32lb.

 

2nd place was last week’s winner Pete Edwards he got the silver fish to take down the track for 31lb 12oz then Allan Goddritch third with 27lb 12oz.

 

While a pleasure angler on the Pleasure Lake was watching Carp take Chum Mixers off the top, this lake is warmer in the winter months with the water coming up out of the well, so it’s always good for a bit of surface fishing even in the colder moths.

 

The Specimen Lake has been slower but anglers are reporting seeing carp feeding, so pop up baits are the things to use.

 

Please if you have any pictures you would like to post onto the website, contact me at jacktaff1965@yahoo.co.uk.

 

Until next time, tight lines and all.

Winter Series Results & Specimen Lake News

Posted by Richard on February 11, 2014 at 1:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Yet another wet week, but the fish are feeding. It’s just hard to see their bites in these conditions.

 

 

The Specimen Lake has seen a couple of nice fish coming out this week. Justin Williams fished out of the Old Cabin (peg 1) to land a nice 31lb 11oz mirror while Jason Cadwallader fished peg 8 to land a 28lb 8oz mirror using White Chocolate tipped off with Sweetcorn.

 

 

On the pleasure side Perch and Bream seem to be the fish to go for but John Charlesworth fished the Old Canal now called the Big Pit and he got a bag of 100lb of Carp all averaging around the 9/10lb mark. Our new stockies are starting to feed well.

 

 

The winter match series had the third match last Sunday with Pete Edwards from Pembroke winning with 46lb 22lb with the majority of his catch being was silver fish.

 

 

2nd with 41lb 12oz was another Pembroke lad, Mark Goodhall of West Wales Angling.

 

 

3rd was Chris Hall with 36lb 12oz.

 

 

4th John Harvey with 34lb 12oz.

 

 

5th with 33lb 14oz was Mikey Williams.

 

 

6th was Richie Barnet with 33lb 10oz.

 

 

7th Chris Bradley with 32lb 8oz and close behind was Chris Wells with 30lb 8oz.

 

 

Good weights for the weather conditions.

 

 

It was a very close match with thirty anglers taking part.

 

 

The points system sees Nigel Morris as top man with 35 points then with 34 points each are Mark Goodhall, Adam Mitchell and Mikey Williams.

 

 

With the results being so close the Winter Series could still be any bodies.

 

 

Here are some pictures of the new stockies that have again been added to the Big Pit this week.

 

 

 

 

 

Some lovely Commons and Mirrors and once the stocking process is finished this is going to be a truly awesome runs water.

 

 

Well done to all anglers.

 

 

Until next time, tight lines and all.

Winter Series Match Results & Fishery News

Posted by Richard on January 31, 2014 at 5:35 AM Comments comments (0)

It would be fair to say we are having a mild winter so far, with loads of rain and some windy days making it hard for the anglers to hold onto their poles. This has made the match fishing a little slower than normal.

 

Match anglers are not able to see all the bites they are receiving but the mid-week match was held on the New Canal with Rob Jones on peg 20 coming in first. He managed to bag 63lb 6oz of carp all on the pole.

Second place went to Allan Godrich who fished close in and caught silver fish, which were mainly Bream for a 39lb 2oz bag.

 

The weekend saw the second match of the winter series take place on the Match Lake and New Canal with 30 anglers in attendance.

 

Rob Jones again picking peg 20 won the match on The New Canal with 51lb 12oz.

 

Second was James Thomas with 46lb 12oz then very close behind in third with 46lb 9oz was Mickey Williams, who said he lost more fish than he caught due to the windy conditions.

 

On the Match Lake Andrew Neal was first with 56lb 5oz, second was Ritchie Barnett with 42lb.

 

Then very close in third was Pete Edwards with 41lb 11oz.

 

Despite the weather it was a close run match with the lead changing on many occasions.

 

On the Big Pit some of the new fish have come out again with anglers reporting Carp all around the 9/10lb mark.

 

The Specimen Lake again has been a little slower on the weekend, but mid-week saw two anglers catching. One with four fish, best being a 26lb mirror, while Tony and Gail from Caerphilly who fished peg One (The Old Cabin) lost five fish. Tony said one was a big one, believed to be one of the lakes forties.

 

Don’t forget our special offer of half price fishing for the month of February for 2014 members.

 

If you have any pictures, questions or stories you want to share on our website please don’t hesitate to email them to me jacktaff1965@yahoo.co.uk

 

Please can all attending anglers please remember to take their litter home or use the bins situated around the fishery.

 

Well done to all anglers and until next time, tight lines and all.

Latest Match Reports & Fishery News.

Posted by Richard on January 24, 2014 at 5:30 AM Comments comments (0)

With the weather still on the mild side for the time of year the fish are feeding well, with the Pleasure Lake producing plenty of action, especially for the silver fish. Bream, Roach and Perch have been reported in abundance.

 

The Big Pit had also been on form with plenty of the new Carp now being caught around 9/10lb mark.

 

The New Canal and Match Lake have been a little slower than normal but fishing up off the bottom is proving to be the best method to produce some good bags.

 

Sunday’s match saw Nigel Morris come out on top with a weight of 40lb 4oz, then the weights dropped to 27lb for Wes Sheldon second and close behind in third with 26lb was James Barnett.

 

On the Specimen Lake there’s not much to report this week but fish to nearly 20lb have been caught, the best being 24lb Mirror landed off peg 6.

 

Well done to all anglers.

 

Don’t forget our special offer for members will begin in the month of February.

 

It’s half price fishing for members for the whole of the month.

 

Please will all anglers remember to either take their litter home or use the bins which are situated around the fishery.

 

Until next time, tight lines and all.

Mid January Match Results & Fishery News

Posted by Richard on January 15, 2014 at 8:05 AM Comments comments (0)

 

 

Not a bad week despite the very wet and windy conditions.

 

 

Last Sunday saw the first of our Winter League of matches which will be held every other week on the New Canal and Match Lake. Thirty anglers were taking part in the first match which was held last Sunday.

 

 

The match started on the in very cold conditions after our first frosty night but there were still good bags of fish coming out despite the weather.

 

 

New Canal results were as follows.

 

 

1st Steve Davies who after a spell away from the match scene got 54lb.

 

 

2nd Ian Exall of Frenzee got 53lb.

 

3rd Allan Goddritch White Springs with 35lb.

 

 

The best silver fish bag went Sheldon with 15lb.

 

Match Lake results were.

 

 

1st Nigel Morris representing Tredegar Angling with 51lb.

2nd Allan Mitchell of Frenzee South West with 48lb.

 

 

3rd Rob Jones of Frenzee South West with 45lb.

 

 

The best silver fish bag was Nigel Morris with 12lb of perch.

 

 

Very good weights for the freezing conditions.

 

 

On the Specimen Lake the best fish of the week was 24lb 8oz mirror.

 

 

A few other fish, all around the 20lb mark also came out but the weather is not helping at present.

 

 

Don’t forget 2014 memberships are now being renewed and there is a Special Offer of half price fishing for the month of February.

 

 

So don’t miss out on this fantastic offer.

 

 

Join now.

 

 

All new members welcome.

 

 

Also if you have any pictures, questions or stories you’d like to share with the website, please do not hesitate to contact us either at the fishery or email.

 

 

jacktaff1965@yahoo.co.uk

 

 

Until next time, tight lines and all.

 

New Year Match Results & News

Posted by Richard on January 8, 2014 at 8:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Everybody here at White Springs would like to wish everyone a very happy new year and let’s hope the weather will improve from the awful conditions we are having at present.

The fish have become very choosey and are not feeding at present but some days you can’t seem to go wrong.

Last Sunday we had a match held on the New Canal that was held in some of the worst conditions we’ve had for years.

After a slow start, which saw some anglers giving up, the end result was.

1st Dan Bowen with 75lb.

2nd Andrew Ford with 72lb13oz.

3rd James Thomas with 63lb.

It paid to battle on in the end, good results in such terribly bad conditions.

On the Specimen Lake the pegs to be on were twelve & thirteen and also pegs one & two which produced some nice fish.

The newly designed Big Pit has seen some of the new carp coming out over the festive period. All weighing in around 9 to 11lb mark.

While The Pleasure Lake has been on really good form if your fishing for the for silver fish.

Don’t forget memberships for 2014 are now available, so join up and save some money on your future angling sessions.

Christmas Period News

Posted by Richard on January 8, 2014 at 8:30 AM Comments comments (0)

It’s been a funny period over Christmas, very wet and windy, then to wake up to see the lakes covered with ice and frozen over.

Despite the big difference in temperatures, fishing has been quite good.

A match held over Christmas on the New Canal saw Dan Bowen weighing in with 75lb for 1st place.

2nd was Andrew Ford with 72lb 13oz then third came James Thomas with 63lb.

While there was a silver fish match that started in icy conditions on the Pleasure Lake with Peter Williams weighing in 18lb 4oz for 1st place.

 

2nd place went to Dick Thomas with 17lb 2oz then Steve Gardner third with 11lb 15oz. close behind was Dan Black with 11lb 1oz not bad for the conditions.

 

The Christmas comp saw Andrew Crocker pick up a free membership.

 

On the Specimen Lake, the angler that did best over Christmas period was Sasha Dicks from Pembroke who fished Megs Corner to land twelve carp, five of which were over the 20lb mark, best being a 28lb mirror. But the biggest fish went to Benji Jones on peg six landing a 30lb mirror in mint winter coloured condition.

 

Allan from Nash Tackle also did o.k. with three fish off peg eight, The Point, while Paul Morgan fished peg two to land a 22lb mirror on a twenty four hour session.

 

On average the fishing has been quite good for the weather conditions.

 

Don’t forget, 2014 memberships are now available. Join or re-join now to save on your next visit.

 

For full details contact the fishery on 01792 885699.

 

Please remember to take your litter home or use the bins situated around the fishery.

 

All here at the fishery would like to wish all our customers a prosperous and happy new year.

 

Until next time, tight lines and all.

Fishery News.

Posted by Richard on December 17, 2013 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Despite the mild weather some days the fishing has been a little slower for some anglers yet the smaller carp are feeding on the Specimen Lake with Martin Matthews on peg 2 getting one mirror of 18lb 8oz which was in mint condition Martin said.

 

While Sasha Dickes of Pembroke on peg 7 landed four carp 17lb to 21lb.

 

Steve Stanley fished peg 6a landing one carp of 19lb, while Craig Rees on The Point, peg 8, landed two, the best being a 24lb Common. He managed to catch using a mixture of boilies and pop ups, showing some fish are up in the water and still on the feed.

 

The Big Pit has been slow along with The Pleasure Lake.

 

The Match Lake and New Canal have been the places to be, with the F1 Carp feeding along with some nice Bream. Fish being caught are averaging from 3 to 4lb.

 

This Sunday there is an Open Christmas Match on the New Canal.

 

The draw will take place at 9am; all are welcome to enjoy our last match before Christmas.

 

Please remember that we are now taking memberships for 2014 that start on 7th January 2014.

Everyone here at the fishery would like to wish all our anglers A Very Merry Christmas and a prosperous new year.

 

Until next time. tight lines and all.

News and Match Results

Posted by Richard on December 10, 2013 at 8:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Another fair week with the weather still mild, which is keeping the fish moving.

 

Especially on the Specimen Lake with Alan Price of Nash Tackle getting another weekend in fishing on Megs Corner to land two fish and losing two others.

 

 

His best being a 27lb mirror while Steve Jenkins on cabin Peg 11 got a 24lb common and Martin Matthews on Peg 2 landed a 25lb mirror using White Springs boilies topped off with a white pop up.

 

 

The new fish are settling in well and are on the feed, with anglers reporting 6/7 new carp per session. All fish were around the 9/10lb mark.

 

 

The Big Pit is going to be a good place to fish for those that enjoy some sport. A true runs water.

 

 

The match was held on the Match Lake last week, with Steve Davies on peg 21 fishing at 10 metres out landing 67lb 12oz.

 

 

Very close behind was Chris Wells on peg 14 to get 67lb 8oz.

 

 

Third was who else other than Pete Edwards for Pembroke who fished Peg 25. He got 49lb 10oz.

 

 

Next Sundays open is on the New Canal; draw at 9am.

 

Please remember it’s not too late to get some free fishing with our offer of buy one and get one free.

 

 

2014 memberships are now on sale.

 

All the staff here at White Springs would like to wish all anglers a Merry Christmas & a prosperous new year.

 

Until next time tight lines and all

 

Early December News & Match Results

Posted by Richard on December 10, 2013 at 8:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Good news the work joining the pit and old canal into one lake has now been completed with some new platforms being put in ready for the New Year, this lake will now be called the Big pit having been stocked with 250+ x 9lb to 15lb carp, which will become excellent fish for you to pursue.

On the Pleasure Lake, Bream and Roach are doing well with anglers reporting some nice 3/4lb bream in bags of 40lb+.

The Mid week match was on the New Canal with Pete Edwards from Pembroke winning having found a few nice carp for 41lb 8oz 2nd place was Craig Williams of Swansea with 39lb 12oz of carp and silver.

The Match Lake is also doing well but a couple of anglers have been fishing the Specimen Lake looking for the better Perch.

Paul Huxtable got a couple of 3 to 4lb Perch but lost a nice one at the net, Anglers have been fishing with bread punch due to the mild weather.

Don’t forget our special offers run out on the 19th December and you can now get your 2014 memberships ready for some more special offers in the New Year.

Watch this space.

Here are some of the newly stocked fish that have been added to the Big Pit.

 

 

Mid November News & Match Results.

Posted by Richard on November 26, 2013 at 12:00 PM Comments comments (0)

 

It’s been a little slower this week due to the very wet conditions and colder nights, putting the fish down and off their feeding routines.

 

Even though its mid-November the margins are still proving to be good for bream and silver fish, perch and roach.

 

Perch are on the feed on all lakes with fish to 4lb being reported.

 

Last weeks match was on the match lake with Rob Jones on peg 14 weighing in 86lb 14oz.

 

Second place on peg 22 was James Thomas with 82lb 8oz while Chris Wells on the new canal got 79lbs 10oz.

 

Wednesday’s mid week match was also on the match lake with Jim Hutton getting 73lb 5oz.

Second was Dan Bowen with 66lb 6oz.

 

On the specimen side of fishing it’s been a little slower but some anglers are still doing well. Alan of Nash Tackle has done well landing 3 carp off peg 10 fishing more to the margins, his best being a 24lb mirror.

 

Another angler to do well was Paul on peg 13 who got his personal best.

 

Don’t forget our special offer buy one and get one free or 48 hour Specimen Lake ticket Friday to Sunday at £25 to say thanks to all anglers who have supported us.

 

Well done to all anglers.

 

Please when using the lakes can all anglers please take their litter home or use the bins provided.

 

Until next time tight lines and all.

Fishery News and Specimen Lake Competition Results.

Posted by Richard on November 13, 2013 at 2:45 PM Comments comments (0)

 

Despite the very bad weather conditions last week, the carp competition on the Specimen Lake took place in some of the worst weather of the year.

 

There were twenty anglers taking part.

 

They were all competing for £1400 worth of prizes and among the field of very strong competitors were the Gronow brothers, current Welsh Carp Masters champions.

 

Leighton Morris twice winner of the Tony Smith Memorial Challenge competition for Children’s Cancer and Cystic Fibrosis. And quite a few White Springs regulars.

 

After the draw at 11am Friday. The forty eight hour match started at 2pm.

 

The first fish to come out was from the Island peg. Leighton Morris was off to a flying start and things were looking good for him.

 

Visiting anglers had done a forty eight hour session prior to the weekend on the same peg to land 14 carp. Leighton was fishing that same spot.

 

Yet within the first hour of the start, John Cooper of Bad Boy Baits landed his first fish. Then it was the turn of Matthew Gronow with his first catch of the competition.

 

Not long after, the weather turned with some very severe conditions. Anglers were fighting to keep their bivvy’s pegged down and trees in the distance came crashing down.

 

Despite the terrible conditions there were eleven carp caught in total and it was a very close run competition with anglers only waiting to land one of those big White Springs fish to win.

 

The final results were;

 

1st John Cooper, winning with four fish and receiving £1000.

 

2nd Matthew Gronow with two fish picking up £200.

 

The Nash reclining chair, White Springs 5 kilo banana boillies and a free forty eight hour fishing ticket went to Leighton Morris with the biggest fish of 22lb.

 

We would like to thank Paul and Martin for running the event. Well done to them and all competing anglers.

 

On the pleasure side, the lakes and New Canal have been producing some nice bags and individual fish. Sizes of 9lb and 11lb Carp have come off peg 26 of New Canal, while The Pit has also been producing some good fishing with paste or maggot being the baits catching most.

 

Beth and Jarrod would like to say thanks for supporting White Springs by giving a special offer of buy one day ticket and get your next visit free. Weekdays from now until 19th December. So come along enjoy the angling and save on your next visit to the fishery.

 

Also on the Specimen Lake. Forty eight hour sessions from Friday to Sunday for the price of Twenty four hours until further notice.

 

Excellent offers, so grab a bargain.

 

All the staff here at White Springs would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

 

Until the next time.

 

Tight lines and all.

Last Weeks Fishery Reports & Match Resilts

Posted by Richard on October 29, 2013 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Lakes are still doing well for this time of year despite the milder days. Bags of over 100lb are being reported.

 

Last Wednesday’s mid week match was on the Match Lake with Chris Bradley weighing in 103lb 10oz.

 

2nd place was Jim Hutton with 73lb 5oz then Dan Bowen coming 3rd with 66lb 6oz.

 

Dan lost as many fish as he landed with the fish not really feeding well.

 

On the New Canal Rob White got a 97lb bag at the weekend.

 

The weekend match was on the Match Lake again started in very bad conditions but after 5hrs Chris Bradley done it again with 98lb but close behind was John Charlesworth with 90lb then third was Peter Williams with 82lb.

 

Cwmcelyn Angling Club were on the New Canal last weekend, best weight went to Jason Mann with 64lb then Anthony Hamburrow with 57lb, very close behind was Allan Williams with 56lb 12oz a close match.

 

The Pit has been good for anglers catching some nice bream between 3-5lb and carp to 14lb.

 

On the Specimen Lake Jamie Davies has been the envy of all the other anglers. He was fishing off peg 13 to land a 22lb 6oz Common, then a 24lb 2oz Common then he ended up landing a nice 31lb Mirror all on White Springs boillies tipped off with Nash 10m pop ups.

 

 

Some nice fish for the14 year old.

 

Don’t forget the Specimen Lake is full this coming weekend with a carp competition being held with £1000 prize up for grabs.

Well done to all anglers

Please could all anglers take their litter home or use the bins provided please.

Fishery News & Match Results.

Posted by Richard on October 29, 2013 at 3:20 PM Comments comments (0)

After fishing at White Springs over the last 8/9 years, Martin has had a nice week landing our two tone fish at 24lb 4oz then going on to land Hand job at 42lb 4oz, two really nice fish. It goes to show that it pays to persevere as the fish are there to catch.

 

Another angler to do well was a 14year old Thomas who is fishing with Jonathan Lewis. He landed a 28lb 8oz mirror using White Spring’s bollies off peg 6.

 

Another angler to do well was Tony Wale on the Match Lake in the Wednesday mid week match. Tony landed a 78lb bag.

 

The other Match Lake results were 1st Nigel Morris who weighed in his first bag over 100lb, his personal best bag weighed in at 102lb.

 

2nd was Mark Jones from Tredeger Angling with 93lb.

 

While Chris Wells on the New Canal got 75lb for 1st place, 2nd was Allan Godrich with 68lb close behind was Steve Jones with 64lb some good weights for the time of year.

 

The work has now finished on the Old Canal and Pit Lake and they are open again.

News Up to the 15th October

Posted by Richard on October 20, 2013 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (0)

The weather is still mild good for fishing, the New Canal and Pleasure Lake has been on form with fish feeding up in the water, using small chunks of luncheon meat, sweet corn or paste, but feeding maggot to keep the smaller fish away.

 

On the Match Lake Tony Wale reported a nice 9lb mirror along with plenty of 2-4lb carp and 3 ½ lb perch.

 

The mid week and Sunday match was on the Pleasure Lake with Dan Bowen doing it again with 68lb 8oz 2nd was James Thomas back from White Acres to get 58lb of bream and perch.

 

On the Specimen Lake Martin Matthews has been catching mainly at night or early mornings along with a few other anglers around pegs 2 – 10.

 

For our weekend carp competition on Nov 1st to 3rd Paul still has two pegs available with prize of £1000 up for grabs.

News up to the 8 th October

Posted by Richard on October 20, 2013 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Another good week for catching fish, the very mild weather is making the fish feed well. The New Canals mid week match was won by Dan Bowen with 108lb 14oz made up of carp and bream 2nd place was Lliw Spinks with 91lb then Chris Wells with 79lb 8oz .

 

The Pleasure Lake is on form with anglers reporting some excellent sport with carp to 15lb perch of 3 ¾ lb using maggots. The old canal and the pit is out of action due to new platforms being done.

 

The Specimen Lake is good on most pegs for carp around the 20lb plus mark.

 

Mark Benson on holiday from Widnes Angling Centre fished the Island peg to land 6 fish his best a 27lb 4oz 2 others over the 20lb mark then a 18lb down to 15lb using pink pop ups, another angler was Andrew Parsons on the old cabin peg 1 got a nice 30lb 2oz mirror.

 

Due to cancellations we have 2 places available for the match on the weekend 1st Nov. For full details contact Paul the White Springs Bailiff on Facebook.

Match Results and Fishery News

Posted by Richard on October 8, 2013 at 1:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Fishing is still very good with the mild weather conditions, bream have been feeding well on all lakes, with The Pit producing some nice 2/3lb slabs, with Allan Goodrich landing a nice bag of 78lb another angler to do well was Mikey Williams fishing the railway bank again catching half a dozen 3/4lb slabs.

Our mid week match was on the Match Lake with Chris Bradley getting the carp to feed for a 141lb bag off peg 22. While on the other side peg 7, Dan Bowen got 116lb.

Dan Drew the same peg for Sunday’s match to weigh in 76lb.

2nd place was Allan Goodrich with 65lb 12oz then close behind was Brian Bevan with 62lb 8oz.

This Sundays match is on the new canal.

The Pleasure Lake has been on tip top form with anglers catching carp bream and a few nice tench, fish have been up in the water with the nice mild weather.

Please if you have any pictures or stories that you would like posted on the website do not hesitate to contact me.

Please could all anglers take their litter home with them or use the bins provided.

Until next time, tight lines and all.


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