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New update Aug 3

August 3, 2023

Hello Each,


It seems more rain over the next week with Saturday forecasts showing at present Thundery Showers. Temperatures still pretty disappointing, but outlook says getting better from mid-week. Remember, forecasts change frequently, always check  the local weather outlook before any planned fishing sessions so you are well prepared.

Thursday, 20°/12°, cloudy sunny intervals, Friday, 19°/11°, light rain, Saturday, 16°/11°, thundery showers, Sunday, 19°/9°, sunny intervals, Monday, 19°/10°, sunny intervals, Tuesday, 18°/9°, light rain, Wednesday, 21°/10°, sunny.



A very good month again. Several Carp to 32lb. The One Eyed Common has been out again. Baby Red Cheeks has been out on 3 occasions and several other Carp in the upper doubles have also been out. Many Bream up to 8lb. A few Tench up to 8lb and many Perch, Roach, Rudd with plenty of other silvers.


Fishing steady with several Carp up to 32lb. Tench up to 7lb, Bream up to 6lb, Also some nice perch caught on worms and maggots. Lots of other silver fish also caught.


Lots of Carp up to 10lb. Plenty of skimmers, Perch, Roach, Gudgeon, Rudd, Bream and Crucian Carp.


Fishing extremely well, with some good catches of Carp coming out up to 26lb. Many Bream to 6lb 8oz, several Tench and lots of  Perch and many other silvers.


No Report Available.

Please remember to forward me any pictures of your recent catches with weights and the lake caught on. These will be placed on our website every month.Contact me for any questions or updates.

Thank you

Antonio: 07980
Head Water keeper


* Sunday 06th August - Castles - Observer Cup, (Float Only) - 09:30 - 14:30. Leave the lake by midnight Saturday 05th August. You can return to fish Sunday after the match has completed. For Safety reasons, do not walk the lake until those who have taken part in the match have packed up and left their swim.

* Sunday 20th August - Thurlows - Championship Leg 5 & Nick Beale Trophy - 09:30 - 14:30

NOTE: YOU don't have to be a regular match fisher to take part, you can choose one or as many matches as you want to take part in. Who knows you might enjoy the experience and become a regular Match Fisher! Why not give it a try!


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.


Work on the Lodge is still in progress and will continue for the next few weeks. Note work will be carried out on, in and around the Tolpits Lodge and from time to time may cause disruption to the Lodge Bank.


Watford Piscators are introducing Summer/Autumn Coaching Sessions.

Free coaching sessions for Existing Youth / Family members.All aspects of angling – general coarse to specimen carp.

Watford Piscators is offering free coaching sessions for existing Youth Members and Family Members who would like to brush up on a particular technique or introduce their children or family to the sport.

We have a number of Angling Trust Certified Coaches at the Club who can provide instruction in all aspects of Angling from basic pleasure fishing (River or Stillwater) to Specimen Carp Angling.

With a river stretch and four lakes - one with a purpose-built coaching platform and several disabled access fishing areas.

If a family member is completely new to fishing or if you want to learn more about a specific aspect of Angling, then let us know and we will tailor a session to your requirements.

Get in touch with John on 07308647994 or via e-mail: ( ) to arrange sessions or visit this page for more information.

Whatever you decide to do over the next week.

Stay Safe and Stay Well.



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