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Latest News 8th February 2024

February 8, 2024

Hello Each,

WEATHER: Although still mild at present,  temperatures dropping from Sunday. Forecasts still mention possible snow from mid-February? Remember, forecasts change frequently. Always check  the local weather outlook before any planned fishing sessions so you are well prepared.

OUTLOOK: Thursday, 11°/9°, heavy rain at times, Friday, 12°/6°, showers, Saturday, 10°/5°, light rain, Sunday, 9°/2°, drizzle, Monday, 8°/1°, showers, Tuesday, 8°/1°, drizzle, Wednesday, 9°/1°, sunny intervals.

CATCH REPORT: January 2024 Despite the adverse weather conditions all lakes have been fishing steady throughout the month.

CASTLES: Fishing has been consistent. It has seen a large variety of fish come out especially Carp. Many Carp up to 12lb, plenty of skimmers, Roach, Rudd, Gudgeon, Perch, and some Crucian Carp.

TOLPITS: Several Carp up to 34lb have been caught including Oscars at 34lb and Scrappy at 26lb 6oz. Many Bream, Roach, Pike, Perch, and other silvers.

THURLOWS: Has been slower than usual. The last two weeks it has seen a few Carp up to 24lb been caught. A few Pike up to 10lb, and Bream up to 7lb, Perch and lots of silvers.

RIVER:  A couple of Jack Pike have been captured on lures.

STANLEYS: Fishing steady considering the weather. There have been several catches of Carp up to 18lb, Pike up to 8lb. Lots of Bream to 6lb, Roach, Perch, and other lots of skimmers.

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. Thank you

Antonio on: 07980 622678

Head Water keeper


  • Sunday 11th February 2024 - Winter League - Canal.  Due to the recent weather and moored boats along the Canal, the venue has now changed to Tolpits Lake- meet main car park - 09:30 - 14:30


  • Sunday 18th February - Tolpits Lake  - Verulum Lake hire - from 08:00.
  • Sunday 25th February - Winter League - River Colne - 09:30 - 14:30

CARP MATCH NEWS: 48 hour carp match on Tolpits Friday 12th April to Sunday 14th April, meet in the main car park at 10am on the Friday for the draw. At present all swims are taken, however if you are still interested, contact Brim, 07342 655627, who will contact you should there be any drop outs!

TOLPITS LAKE: Tree work is scheduled to be carried out, Monday 19th, Tuesday 20th and Wednesday  21st February. Where and when will be confirmed when dates are fixed.

WATER MANAGEMENT: Should any member have access to used scaffold poles that can be used for repairs around Our Complex please contact,  Ron, your Water Management Chairman, 07445 975001, it will be greatly appreciated.

GUEST PERMITS: 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 and throughout next week, Stay Safe, Stay Well and Stay Warm and Dry. 🎣🐟🎏


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