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Oh happy Jay with his 13lb common carp

PUBLISHED: 16:26 12 March 2008 | UPDATED: 12:03 11 August 2010

Stillwater report: Reports indicate that the Square Lake at the Warren continues to fish well, with anglers recording multiple catches of carp. Mark Rogers took four carp on Friday with two of them going over 20lbs and 14-year-old Jay Parker-Murphy also

Stillwater report: Reports indicate that the Square Lake at the Warren continues to fish well, with anglers recording multiple catches of carp.

Mark Rogers took four carp on Friday with two of them going over 20lbs and 14-year-old Jay Parker-Murphy also landed four carp with the best a nice looking common of 13lbs.

Tench bream and nice roach being caught by float and tip anglers.

On the Main Lake, there has been a run of big carp with eight weighing in at over 20lbs this week. Best of the lot was Bob Belcher, with a whopping 28lb common plus another common weighing 25lbs.

Another angler, Adrian Fuller, caught his best-ever carp from the North bank, a common carp weighing 26lbs.

He also landed a mirror of 16lbs. Gary Harrold captured a common of 24lbs 8ozs plus one of the lake's rare leather carp weighing 22lbs 8ozs.

It seems the majority of the big pike are coming from the logs and back area where the fish are congregating in the shallower areas prior to spawning.

A 22lb pike and several 19lb fish have been reported from these areas while the main lake has only produced a few small fish up to 7lbs.

Gavin Beasley fished the logs during the week with his son and landed a well conditioned 18lb 8oz fish as well as a smaller 8lb fish.

The match lake is starting to be fished regularly as the news of the restocking programme spread.

The fishing is best in the afternoon at the moment with anglers taking reasonable bags of tench and roach.

Best bait seems to be maggot or caster. John Covill had four nice tench up to 6lbs during the week and Dave Brown took some nice tench and roach during a visit on Wednesday afternoon.

Catch of the week goes to Dave Hemmings who fished peg 14 for a three-hour spell on Friday afternoon and had a superb mixed bag catch of roach, perch and bream and tench in excess of 25lbs.

Using maggot and caster Dave had bream over 6lbs, tench to 4lbs, also perch in excess of 1lbs 8ozs and some newly stocked roach up to 14ozs.

The Ash Lake at Tylers Common is still fishing well, with most swims producing double figure catches.

Plenty of carp are being caught on soft pellet, casters and maggots.

The Willow Lake are also producing good catches with the margins producing plenty of carp to 3lbs.

The feeder also catching. Red maggots are apparently the magic bait on the feeder.

Wagtail anglers are having good catches on meat pellets, worm and casters.

Good double figure carp on usual carp baits. Plenty of quality carp on hemp and caster.

The Horseshoe Lake is still producing good quality fish with the feeder fished tight between the islands a winning method at the moment.

Future matches: For details of open matches at Tylers ring Jim Curtis who can be contacted on 01708 250663 or 07866059006.

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

For further details ring Dennis on telephone number 0795 7938 597.

Tide times: The high tide times for Harwich for the next week are as follows: Wednesday, March 12: 02.19 am and 14.51pm. Thursday, March 13: 02.59am and 15.33pm. Friday, March 14: 03.47am and 16.21pm. Saturday, March 15: 04.49am and 17.27pm. Sunday, March 16: 06.19am and 19.05pm. Monday, March 17: 08.00am and 20.31pm. Tuesday, March 18: 09.12am and 21.33pm.

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

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