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Kingfisher Lakes has been established to provide carp anglers with a choice of venues to fish in the North
Eastern and Western regions of England.

North, South and Long Pond Syndicates Catch Reports 2019

We have asked Members to report back to us how they have done during their sessions. This section of the site is not intended to be a hall of fame for certain anglers but to inform you how the waters are coming on and to reasonably reflect the fish that have been caught (and that prospective Members could fairly expect to catch).

Please report your catches back to us and if you would like a picture of a fish you have caught from one of our waters put on the site, if suitable we will do our best to upload it.

North, South and Long Pond Syndicates

With over fifty five different 20lb+ carp to 30lb 12oz including several upper twenties to target and new twenties coming through the ranks at a steady rate our complex of waters offer competent anglers quality fishing in a natural rural environment.

It’s not often venues in the Northern region of the UK can claim to offer a choice of three distinctly different and characteristic Lakes to fish on the same site.

Here at Kingfisher Lakes we can; and with a limited Membership and no restriction to length of stay Members can relax and enjoy their fishing in friendly, peaceful and tranquil surroundings.

North Lake

  • 6 acre gravel pit comprising of three main bodies of water; the North, South and Back Bay all connected to each other by two large back channels.
  • Established in 2012 the Syndicate opened to fishing in 2013.
  • Current stock 180 carp; 30 fish per acre, plus home grown fish from successful spawning’s.
  • Lake Record Mirror 30lb 8oz Common 27lb 14oz.
  • 15 swims.
  • No restriction to length of stay.
  • Non fishing Partners and Children are allowed to accompany Members; no fees charged.

South Lake

  • 3.5 acre gravel pit over 275 yards long containing an array of underwater bars, plateaus and features.
  • Established in 2012 the Syndicate opened to fishing in 2014.
  • Current stock 164 carp; 47 fish per acre, plus home grown fish from successful spawning’s.
  • Lake Record Mirror 25lb 13oz Common 18lb 10oz.
  • 9 swims.
  • No restriction to length of stay.
  • Non fishing Partners and Children are allowed to accompany Members; no fees charged.

Long Lake

  • 4.5 acre gravel pit over 320 yards long fringed by reedmace and mare’s tail the Lake contains numerous features including islands and over hanging willows.
  • Established in 2013 the Syndicate opened to fishing in 2017.
  • Current stock 42 carp; 9 fish per acre, plus home grown fish from successful spawning’s.
  • Lake Record Mirror 30lb 12oz Common 26lb 10oz.
  • 7 swims.
  • No restriction to length of stay.
  • Non fishing Partners and Children are allowed to accompany Members; no fees charged.

North, South and Long Pond Syndicates 2019

Well, it’s been a while coming…

You’re reading these Catch Reports on our rebuilt and updated website, the Catch Report section hadn’t displayed or worked properly since 30th May 2018; something to do with it being hosted via Tumblr and all this GDPR stuff that is now in place.

It’s been a challenge to get the website rebuilt, but now it’s done I’ll be updating the Catch Reports and Galleries on a regular basis, hopefully you’ll like the site and visit occasionally to check out what’s been going on.

Best fishes to you all for the year ahead.

Steve

North Lake February 2019

2018 was a busy year for us at Kingfisher;

We tackled a host of jobs around the Lakes and we’ll be continuing with the works required to keep improving and developing our venues going forward throughout this year.

We stocked 30 C3 carp into the Stock Pond in October 2018 they averaged nearly 7lb (C3’s normally average around 5lb), so a good year class of fish to grow on being almost 40% larger than normal, we’ll be growing these on over the next few years to get them to a good size before stocking them out.

The North Lake produced several new 20lb+ fish last year and also two different thirty-pound carp a 30lb mirror in April and a post spawn 30lb 8oz mirror in August.

Right Joe’s New North Lake Twenty 21lb

A little more Syndicate history was made when a Member caught four twenties to 24lb 12oz during his session, the first time 4 twenties had been captured by the same angler during the same session.

The carp are growing well in all the Lakes and Chris and I think 2019 has the potential to be a cracking year!

The first Carp of 2019 was caught by Bryan on 21st January when the Lake was still more than half frozen over a lovely mid double mirror graced his net, Joe fishing a day or two later landed a 17lb 2oz mirror both meritorious captures I’m sure you agree!

Joe returned on 8th February and followed up his previous result with a 21lb mirror, a great result!

Even more pleasing was the fact his capture is a new twenty for the North Lake, it was stocked @ 5lb in February 2014, it’ll be interesting to see how the other 5lbers stocked then have progressed…

Closing the month was Richard with a bonny low double, his first of the year.

Well done to those of you who preserved or are persevering through the colder months, this far north any fish caught between December and February is a great result and any fish caught in January even more so!

Keep at them!

South Lake February 2019

During 2018 we ended up stocking 68 carp to 16lb into the South Lake from our Stock Pond and moving half a dozen home grown fish to just shy of 13lb from the North and Long Lakes into the South Lake.

A total of 74 additional fish were introduced, bringing the current stock level of the 3.5-acre South Lake up to 164 fish or around 47 carp per acre.

This is in keeping with our objective of providing a variety of different challenges on the same site with all three Lakes having different stocking levels to reflect this.

Above One of a Brace of Twenties 23lb

The new stock seemed to stir up the original residents and fish could be seen moving and showing fairly regularly over the last three months, and a few carp were banked by those keen enough to wet a line…

Justin made a rare trip away from the North Lake in December and banked a 16lb 10oz South Lake mirror, returning for a day session on the 31st he had a brace of mirrors, a wee one at 7lb 10oz and a nice mid double @ 15lb 6oz, Happy New Year indeed!

Bryan had three takes during his January session landing two a 7lb 8oz mirror and a 16lb 8oz common, he also banked a low double in February.

Dan on his third session of the winter netted a cracking 24lb 10oz mirror, caught on 7th Feb while the water was 2/3rds frozen over, bloody good result, well done that man!

Dan followed up his result with a high single later in the month.

Neil caught his first February carp from the venue with a hat trick of mirrors when he banked fish of 11lb, 13lb and 23lb 12oz, nice one Neil!

Last but by no means least was Tommy who caught a Lake Record common of 18lb 10oz on 15th February, not many commons in the South Lake so a good result there!

Better was yet to come when he weighed in with a brace of twenties @ 20lb 15oz and 23lb later in the month, get in!

The 23lber was a new twenty for the venue and one that seems to be growing nicely Tommy having previously caught the same fish in May 2017 @ 16lb 10oz, that’s up 6lb 6oz in weight in less than two years, a great growth rate for carp this far north!

There might just be a surprise or two due from the South Lake this year…

Long Lake February 2019

During 2018 the Long Lake produced several new 20lb+ fish it also produced its first thirty in October when Ian landed a belter of a mirror @ 30lb 12oz, congratulations to you Sir!

I think that just about tops your result of catching six carp during one of your sessions that included twenties of 23lb 2oz, 24lb 14oz, 29lb 4oz and 29lb 14oz, let me know if you agree!!

Chris and I are very pleased with the overall progress our carp are making and if they attain a similar growth rate to what they achieved last year things could start to get quite interesting…

Right Home-grown Common heading South

Very few Members had a dabble on the Long Lake over the last couple of months and there ‘s only been one carp banked so far, a little home-grown common in February to me (Steve) being the lucky captor, I managed one other pick up but didn’t connect with it, a blunt hook being my reward…

Mind it was -3oc when I arrived and it was also the first time that I’d cast a line for carp in 15 months, it’s fair to say I was a bit rusty in fact I was as blunt as my hook…

We are very much looking forward to the year ahead and wish Members chasing a Long Lake lump a successful season, go for it!