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Latest News 7th December

December 7, 2023

Hello Each,


Temperatures forecast higher this week dropping again from Wednesday. Still plenty of rain forecast though. Remember, forecasts change frequently. Always check the local weather outlook before any planned fishing sessions so you are well prepared.


Thursday, 7°/4°, rain, Friday, 10/5°, sunny intervals, Saturday, 12°/6°, heavy rain, Sunday, 12°/7°, light rain, Monday, 11°/7°, sunny intervals, Tuesday, 11°/5°, light rain, Wednesday, 8°/2°, drizzle.


CASTLES: Has been fishing very well until 2 weeks ago with several Carp up to 10lb, Perch, Roach, Rudd, Tench and many Bream also caught.

TOLPITS: Had a good start to the month with some lovely specimen Carp up to 28lb coming out in the first couple of weeks As the weather became colder it slowed down completely. Some Pike have been coming out on dead bait, with the biggest being 14lb 8oz. Several Bream to 5lb, a couple of Tench to 6lb and Perch to 2lb.

THURLOWS: Also been fishing well, considering the weather. Bream up to 6lb, and some Carp in the upper double figures with the biggest being 24lb 9oz. Some small Pike have been caught on dead bait and lures, with the biggest one being 9lb. A few nice Perch up to 1lb 12oz also caught on worm and soft lures.

STANLEYS: Some good catches of Carp out up to 19lb. Several Bream to 4lb and some Perch to 1lb and also couple of Jack Pike on lures.

RIVER: Reports of a small number of Pike have been caught in the last couple of weeks.  

Please remember to forward me any pictures of your recent catches with weights and the lake caught on. These will be placed on our Watford Piscators Website every month on the link below.

Contact me for any questions or updates.

Antonio on: 07980 622678

Thank you

Head Water keeper


* Sunday 10th December - River Colne - Winter League - 09:30 - 14:30


* Swims, Bonfire, Telegraph and Stumps, Ebury Way Bank, are closed for maintenance and should be completed after the weekend, weather permitting.

* Six new Carp have been introduced to Tolpits ranging from 20lb plus to 23lb plus.


Guest Permits, as well as from Harefield Tackle, Guest Permits can be purchased from Your Water Management Chairman, Ron Westwood, Mobile: 07445 975001. Please note as per Rule: 13.1 Day Tickets only are available at £10. Day tickets, 24 hour and 48 hour Tickets are available, from the 1st November - 14th March inclusive Each season. See Rule 13 to 13.3 in your Rule Book for full details.

Whatever you decide to do this weekend Stay Safe, Stay Well and Stay Warm and dry.🎣🐟🎏


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