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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.

Western Reservoir 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.

Western Reservoir Syndicate
Northumberland isn’t exactly blessed with a great deal of carp fishing venues; in fact it’s fair to say there certainly aren’t many, if any waters in the county or surrounding regions that offer the opportunity to fish for carp in a large and weed free venue like the Western.

Over the last couple of years the Western has produced over 18 different 20lb+ carp and with a continuous number of mid to upper doubles and 20lb+ carp coming up through the ranks each year the venue is developing into a good doubles water with an increasing number of upper doubles and 20lb+ carp to target.

With no restriction to length of stay, Members can relax and enjoy their fishing as part of a friendly Syndicate in the peace and quiet of the beautiful Northumbrian countryside.

Western Reservoir
17.5 acre water supply reservoir with depths ranging between 8-20 feet, the margins are stone lined up to two rod lengths out from the bank, the lake bed is firm with a light covering of silt and there is NO weed present.

The Syndicate was established and opened to fishing in 2012.

Current stock approx. 400 carp; 22 fish per acre, plus home grown fish from successful spawning’s.

Lake Record Mirror 25lb 5oz Common 16lb 4oz.

No formal swims, but with nearly two thirds of a mile of bank to fish from finding a pitch to fish isn’t a problem.

Other species; roach, dace, gudgeon, perch and eels.

No restriction to length of stay.

Non fishing Partners and Children are allowed to accompany Members; no fees charged.

Western Reservoir 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

April 2019

A chilly month with prevailing easterly winds keeping the temperature pegged below the seasonal norm, although it was dry and sunny by mid-month widespread overnight frosts, and even sleet and snow showers made the fishing unpredictable for the less than a handful of Members who ventured out to wet a line.

Carp were still on the move and active and they did follow the easterly winds, but low water temperatures meant they were tricky to tempt.

The ever-consistent Adie, managed a few chances on the 14th and bagged fish of 11lb 4oz, 11lb 10oz, 15lb 12oz and 16lb 10oz during one of his overnight sessions, happy days and a nice result, all fish taken off the bottom and one bumped shows the new bait has a bit of promise!

Easter arrived and conditions went from oooh its bloody cold to agggh its flaming hot, the fish knew which way was up though…

They were up in the surface layers, not easy to see though as an early season algal bloom had kicked off!

Top tip for early season fishing on deeper waters is;

Put a rod out on a zig… start at half depth and work your way up through the water column, a bit of black foam is a good starting point… oh and the occasional cast towards a showing fish won’t harm your chances!

You can’t expect to receive many chances off the bottom when they want to be in the top 6ft of water…

Ever-consistent 16lb 10oz

March 2019

Very few Members ventured out to wet a line during the month, the weather was pretty poor which didn’t help matters, in fact March 2019 ended up being the 5th wettest month on record.

It turned drier towards the end of the month but a series of overnight frosts kept the water temperature pegged below 7oc; the carp were still moving and showing though and they went with the wind the majority of the time, even readily following some rather strong and cold easterly breezes.

Joe banked the first carp of the year on the 12th March on a short-day session when he banked a lovely 15lb 8oz mirror, he reported the water temperature at 6.7oc and mentioned that it was his third move of his session, so a case of third move lucky!

Jonathan chipped in with a low double towards the end of the month, a bonny fish that that’s grown 3lb 8oz in just over a year.

Hopefully Easter might see a few more Members bank side banking fish…

Joe’s Mad March Mirror

February 2019

As I write the fish are on the move and starting to show well, the water temperature is still very low at around 5oc and the carp haven’t started feeding properly yet.

Being up to 20 feet deep in places the reservoir takes a wee while for the fish to start feeding on bait again, I suspect they’ll be nibbling at naturals as they slowly wake up, and with them being as active they’re using energy which they will have to replace at some point!

One or two of our Members are starting to think about wetting a line so hopefully it won’t be long before the first carp or three of 2019 are banked from the venue…

Right Billy with a nice one from October

The Western fished really well during 2018, way better than most other local waters by some margin, this despite a lot of Members staying away as the weather last year was at times just too dam hot!

Those fishing short 2-4-hour sessions were managing 1-4 fish per visit, the overnight lads anything up to 8 runs per night, one of the best hits was from a Member who managed twenty takes and landed 16 to just shy of 20lb, he had to go home half way through his session to get more boilies…

Some good results were had last year one cracking result was a brace of twenties at 21lb 8oz and 23lb 8oz with a backup mid double during an overnight session, and a lovely brace of 16lb and 22lb during a short afternoon session.

I’m pleased to report that the majority of C4’s that were stocked in October 2017 @ around 7lb became double figure carp by the end of last year, and that some smaller home-grown fish also featured amongst captures, it’s always good to see some recruiting through the ranks naturally.

Good luck to those Members wetting a line over the next month or so, spring isn’t far away…