Year 2004 - Fishing and Catch Reports

Catch reports written & filed during 2004

The Main Lake as it appears during early spring/late winter Oakford local Richard Turner with a nice bag of Carp from the Novices pool How's this for a beginner - a lovely tench in JANUARY? Young Thomas Baker from Tredegar, Gwent with a nice 8 1/2lb Ghost Mirror from the House Pool A lovely 1lb+ Roach measured against a METER ruler from the House Pool

Introduction

Catch reports for each year:-

January 2004:

January 2004 - April 2004 - Nineoaks under previous ownership

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February:

January 2004 - April 2004 - Nineoaks under previous ownership

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April:

January 2004 - April 2004 - Nineoaks under previous ownership

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June:

May 2004 - July 2004 - Developing web site

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August:

August 2004 - September 2004 - No reports produced

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October:

Nineoaks Fishery’s Coarse fish catch return for last 10 days.

Although the weather has become autumnal fishing continues to be good. Best bait has been fresh (not pickled) Prawn or Muscles. Regularly taking over 20 fish in a session. Luncheon meat continues to be a favourite has recently caught a 2 1/2lb Tench which is good for this time of the year. Our novices pool is now open and has already been frequently fished by kids and families who regularly catch good fish with the occasional surprise “bonus” fish such as a Koi carp. The new “house” coarse lake has produced some fine Carp (up to 10lbs) and Roach (up to 2lb), while the main coarse lake has recently produced a quality Mirror-Koi for Gethin Long of Swansea. That is a Mirror Carp hybridised with an Orange Koi - a beautiful fish. Also, Peter Clayton of Llangranog caught a large mirror which bottomed a pair of 26lb scales!

On Sunday November 21st, 2004 a Coarse Match is planned. The match will take place in one of our Trout lakes. For further details call or email Nineoaks Fishery.

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December 2004:

December 2004 with the Welsh Ladies International Fly Fishing team and the best Rainbow Trout of the day, a 6lb 2oz beauty caught by Simone Jones of Llysyfron During the past week weather has been settled and pleasant with the occasional slight drizzle. Fishing has been quiet because we have been quiet. However, those that came had good sport. Bryan Scott from Aberystwyth had 10 Carp in a session with the biggest at 14lb (picture attached.) mainly caught on sausage meat. While Nick had 7 carp with the biggest estimated at 7lb, all caught on slowly sinking bread.

Meanwhile on the Trout Lakes we had a visit from the Welsh International Ladies team for a days “Ladies bonding”, there being a few newcomers you understand. Everyone except their Captain caught fish. Best fish on the day was a 6lb 2oz beauty caught by Simone Jones of Llysyfron. Earlier in the week Vic Primer from Welshpool had a nice 4 1/2lb’er while his fishing partner John Davies had a catch and release session returning 30 fish that included 4 1/2 and 5 1/2lb’ers. A super day by any standards. Team photo attached.

Although the weather has been very wet and cool, fly fishing has been excellent with most anglers catching their limit. John Davies of Montgomery caught 20 fish in a 5 hour session including Rainbows of 6 and 7lb. Eric Davies of Llandysul had one of 3lb 9oz while Jean Leonard of Aberaeron caught one of 4 3/4lb. Killing patterns have in the main been Montanas, Damsels, Olives, Black Buzzers, Orange Fritz and Silver fry. While, very small black flies fished just sub-surface have caught many fish. Our last “open” was won, again, by Jean Leonard with a 2 fish bag of 6lb 11oz with Eric Davies second on 5 1/2lb.

The next “open” Trout match will be the last Sunday of December (26th, ) and the last Sunday of each month thereafter.

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