Hello and welcome to the January 2016 Woodsetts Quarry Pond New Year up-date. Well 2015 is behind us and the lake fished well throughout the year with several good captures from most of the swims available. All carp caught seem to be doing very well with several of the initial stock fish from 2013 having doubled their stocking weights! There are still a few un-caught target fish to go for and amongst these are the Domino Linear (un caught for 16 months), the Lincoln Common (un-caught for 16 months) and the Fully Scaled which hasn’t been out for some time but was 23lb on last capture.

Late November saw the introduction of another 21 carp from the Lincoln water with several over 12lb and including a common of 20lb, which further adds to the good numbers of carp already present at around the 20lb mark. The batch was a mixed bunch of (12) mirrors and (9) commons and all appear to be settling in well. There are still plans to introduce a further batch in early 2016, subject to source.

With the onset of winter the members that carp fish has dropped away, but those that are still fishing have reaped the rewards! Lee Burgin has landed several carp from the lower end of the lake, while Phil Pashley landed a superb (just shy of 20lb common), on New Year’s Day…Top Angling! He also had another fish the following day… top, top angling!!! The weather is still very mild for the time of the year and the carp are still feeding, so get yourself on and have a go!

In the latter part of 2015 throughout October, November and December the work party days have been productive with several new paths (stone covered) being laid around the lower end of the lake. There are still several members that need to complete their two compulsory days in order to re-new their tickets in 2016. No work party duty means that your ticket will be up for grabs and go to someone on the every growing waiting list! The next two work party days are the 30 and 31st January, with a start time of 9am. Please book in with Martin Ford, via text or email.

The winter pike fishing season that started in October has been really good with some good pike caught and several day only anglers having multiple captures (up to 6 pike in a day session). A variety of methods have produced pike with dead baits (smelt and mackerel) doing well and lure fishing with jelly lures proving popular. There have been several pike between 12lb and 19lb 14oz out in December and we are hoping that some of the bigger females will make an appearance in Feb or March at their big winter weights!

For anglers looking to join Woodsetts this year we offer a wide variety of ticket choices, from full syndicate membership to day only coarse fishing. Check out the application form page on the web site for more details.

To all readers of this web site and to all who have visited Woodsetts in 2015 and of course all Full Members have a great season ahead in 2016 and thank you for your support.

Martin Ford