*** RENEWALS ***

FOR THE COMING SEASON COULD YOU PLEASE BE AWARE THAT ANY CHEQUES SENT NEED TO BE MADE PAYABLE TO

J F ATTWOOD (ESTATES) LTD

THANK YOU

For all up to date information please contact one of the bailiffs or check out our Facebook site - Majors Lakes Angling


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 ** WALLEND FISHERY WILL BE OPEN FROM 2ND FEBRUARY **

** NEWSLETTERS FOR 2014 **

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*** To All Majors Members ***


It has come to our attention that there is a possibility of contamination in some of the Maidstone Victory club waters.

Being aware that some of our Majors Lakes members are also members of Maidstone Victory, we would ask that any nets, especially landing nets, that have been used whilst fishing Maidstone Victory club waters, are NOT used at Majors Lakes. This also applies to unhooking mats.


Many Thanks

**NEWSLETTERS FOR 2013!!!**

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Restocking

Hi All,

Back in December we had some restocking done at Majors Lakes!

I have attached below a file with a small outline of what went on including some of the beautiful fish we received!

Many Thanks to all that helped on the day :)

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To All members

Please be advised that there are now three hedgehog fish protectors anchored to the bottom of the lake adjacent to pegs 2&3, approximately 20 feet out

 A NOTE TO ALL MEMBERS!!
Please be aware the member Peter Boswell (821) has obtained permission from Country Sports to be able to drive round the lake to the back swims. Country Sports would appreciate members cooperation with this matter. If you have any issues/problems/queries with this matter please contact the bailiffs.
Many Thanks
Keely

 

REPORTS OF POOR FISHING AT MAJORS LAKES

HI All,

We are hearing that some members, especially new members are disappointed with their poor catch results from our lake recently.

Unfortunately this is something that is commonplace in our area at the moment. It is not specific to Major’s Lakes. In fact it goes as far afield as Lincolnshire and Dorset.

Reports are coming in to us from bailiffs and managers of other fisheries that they are experiencing exactly the same problem, a problem that as yet is fairly unexplainable. This is also applicable to most of our local river stretches too.

There are suggestions that it could be the weather, the water pressure and alike, but the truth is, we really do not know.

Yes we know that there are Commercial Fisheries within our catchment areas that are still fishing well, but they are exactly that, Commercial Fisheries with wall to wall fish where catches are almost guaranteed. Major’s Lakes is not a Commercial Fishery, nor will it ever be. It is a well stocked leisure lake.

With all of this said, there are still members that are catching, be it on the pole, the waggler or on bottom rigs. Major’s Lakes does have a huge head of fish and this has been enhanced again this year with replenished stocks of fish, there is a huge head of fish in the lake. For those that may not be aware, we had the lake netted by the EA at the start of 2013, and the netting results proved this fact with several carp recorded at over 20lb, Chub to 6LB and Perch to 5lb.

Our bailiffs and some of our longer serving members of Majors Lakes are always willing offer advice if asked. You can always contact our bailiffs for assistance should you wish to, and the following numbers may be of assistance to you. Steven Redding is contactable on 07966 291779 and Mark Whyatt is contactable on 07939 573323. Or should you prefer you can contact me or any of the bailiffs via this email address or via our Facebook page.

For example, it is recognised that the deeper end of the lake (end nearer the main entrance) is better for the carp and bottom fishing, whereas the shallower end of the lake (end nearer the fly lake) is better for silvers.

We would also suggest that our lake responds better to lighter tackle and more and more members are scaling down from what they may have been using in other lakes. For example, when bottom fishing, try lines of around 6lb breaking strain with size 14 to 16 hooks and smaller baits, letting the rods do the work when a fish is on.

If pole fishing for silvers, try 0.11 to 0.13 main line with 0.9 to 0.11 hook lengths, tied with size18 to 20 hooks, and let the elastic take the strain.

These are just suggestions and are in no way a guarantee of a better catch, but it may be helpful and will hopefully give you a better chance to get amongst the fish.

Good luck and good fishing. Most of all, do not give up. THE FISH ARE IN THERE.

CATCH REPORT 

 WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DAY CAN MAKE.

I have just received a call from bailiff Mark Whyatt informing me that one of our other bailiffs Colin Chapman has had a phenomenal days fishing from peg 17 .
Colin fished from 8am until 3.30pm catching over 50 Roach and Rudd all on the pole along with 2 decent Carp and a good sized Chub to finish his session on the feeder.
Mark Whyatt then took over from Colin f
ishing the same peg and also caught over 70 Roach and Rudd finishing his session at 7pm with a Bream weighing around 3lb.

We are aware that some new members are not catching well, but fish are there to be had if you persevere .
Please ask any of our bailiffs or our longer standing members if you are struggling to catch, there is a possibility that they can help you improve your catches.

PLEASE VISIT OUR FACEBOOK PAGE MAJORS LAKES ANGLING SYNDICATE FOR MORE CATCH REPORTS!

New for 2013!!

£20 off any fishing membership for OAP's (65yrs and over) 

Jeremy Thorp with a 23lb 8oz Carp

A 23lb 8oz Carp caught by Jeremy Thorp at Majors Lakes!! 

 **PLEASE READ OUR 2012 MAJORS LAKES NEWSLETTER**

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** Please read our Majors Lakes Newsletters** 

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FISH WELFARE

 

Can we please draw your attention to the above photograph? The photograph is of three rigs that have been found discarded at the lake recently, one of which had almost 70yards of line still attached. The rigs were also adapted to be fixed rigs (bolt rigs). I am sure we all know that this type of rig really is not fish friendly and extremely dangerous to any fish that is unlucky enough to get snared on one. Because of this I have been asked to inform all members that AS FROM 1st July 2011 “ONLY FREE RUNNING RIGS WILL BE PERMITTEDthis amendment will also be added to the Lakes rules. All Major’s Lakes bailiffs will be checking anglers rigs periodically, and any angler not using a free running rig will be reported to Country Sports who will take appropriate action.

The above is only a fraction of tackle we find caught up in trees. So please if you catch tackle up a tree and have to break off, please do your best to retrieve what you can and take it home with you for disposal, do not leave it to others to do it for you. If you are unable to remove the line yourself, please contact one of the lakes bailiffs or at least make them aware of the situation

I have also been requested to point out the use of cloths and towels when handling and unhooking fish.

Fish handled in cloths and towels can often have their natural protection (slime) that they accrue and which protects them against diseases wiped off. So can we ask that you do not use anything other than your hands when handling and unhooking fish?