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2008 looks great – at Ash Lake

PUBLISHED: 15:30 09 January 2008 | UPDATED: 13:52 02 July 2010

Stillwater report: It has been a great start to the new year for anglers at the on the Ash Lake at Tylers Common where Colin Marshall and Paul Squib, fishing pegs three and four had approximately 50lbs of fish each on the pole with maggot, writes KEITH LE

Stillwater report: It has been a great start to the new year for anglers at the on the Ash Lake at Tylers Common where Colin Marshall and Paul Squib, fishing pegs three and four had approximately 50lbs of fish each on the pole with maggot, writes KEITH LEVERETT.

Len Golding, fishing peg four, had approximately 60lb of carp on the pole using maggots as bait.

On the Wagtail Lake Gerry Kemp fishing peg 33 had 14 carp to 5lbs on home made boilies.

On peg 30 Craig Hewison had a 12lb carp and a 3lb linear on maggots. On peg 20 Alfred Macenka had 12 carp to 17lbs 4ozs on pineapple boilies.

Martin Taylor fishing peg four had perch to 2lbs 7ozs, bream to 9lbs 5ozs, 11 carp to 12lbs all caught on hemp and wheat. Dave Davies fishing Willow on peg 10 had 66lbs 4ozs of carp on pellet and corn.

The Square lake at the Warren fishery is picking up now after the cold snap. Some nice fish are now being landed by persevering anglers.

Carp are still being caught with the best of the bunch a superb mirror weighing 24lbs 12ozs landed by Wayne Mills.

Several carp over 10lbs came out with Rob Langley leading the bunch with a nice common carp of 18lbs 8ozs.

The bigger pike are showing as they go searching for food during the cold snap. Three pike over 20lbs were landed with the biggest pike for some years, a magnificent 24lbs 8ozs specimen caught by day ticket angler Ricky Thomas of Canvey who caught the fish while it was partially frozen.

The main lake saw the carp record tumble this week when member Scott Millbank landed a fish known as the parrot at 36lbs 12ozs.

Scott followed this up a couple of days later with another heavyweight, a lovely mirror carp weighing 28lbs.

The year 2007 proved the best for pike fishing at the Warren for a long time. Yet another monster pike landed last week when John Wilgress captured the whopper from the north bank, it weighed in at 31lbs 6ozs.

This was Jon's best fish from the Warren. There were lots of smaller pike landed during the week with another two fish over 20lbs.

Match results: The open match on the Willow lake at Tylers Common was won this week by R.Pisano on peg 13 with 53lbs 10ozs on the maggot feeder, second Jason Collins on peg four with 34lbs 1oz, third S.James on peg 17 29lbs 10ozs.

Taking fourth place was Alec Roberts on peg 21 with 27lbs 8ozs, fifth Dennis Lipscombe on peg 20 with 27lbs 4ozs, sixth George Manoli on peg 11 with 19lbs 11ozs.

A small match on the Ash Lake was won by Vince O'Neill from peg 10, he was feeder fishing with maggot.

The open match on Ash lake this week was won by Graham Dack with 64lbs 14ozs from peg 10, second place to Steve Coppen with 54lbs 4ozs from peg 21, third place to Dave Vincent on peg 8 with 46lbs 8ozs.

Fourth place went to to T. Pritlove with 45lbs 14ozs from peg 22, fifth I. Kerridge on peg nine with 32lbs 12ozs, sixth E.Sugden with 21lbs 4ozs from peg 23.

Future matches: Dennis Lipscombe will be running open matches on Willow and Ash alternately on Tuesdays during the winter months.

For further details anglers can ring Dennis on telephone number 07957 938 597.

Tide times: The high tide times for Harwich for the next week are as follows: Wednesday, January 9: 00.00am and 12.19pm. Thursday, January 10: 00.32am and 12.57pm. Friday, January 11: 01.07am and 13.35pm. Saturday, January 12: 01.43am and 14.14pm. Sunday, January 13: 02.20am and 14.56pm. Monday, January 14: 02.59am and 15.41pm. Tuesday, January 15: 03.41am 16.31pm.

To calculate the times for the following resorts deduct or add the following to Harwich times. Bradwell +29ins. Clacton +11mins Felixstowe -11mins. Burnham on crouch + 42mins. River Orwell +20mins.

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