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Six-pound carp is just kids’ stuff

PUBLISHED: 16:13 30 January 2008 | UPDATED: 14:09 02 July 2010

Stillwater report: The square lake at the Warren fishery has fished superbly throughout the week with float and feeder anglers taking large mixed bags of quality roach large perch, also F1 hybrids and the odd carp. Currently recommended as the best baits

Stillwater report: The square lake at the Warren fishery has fished superbly throughout the week with float and feeder anglers taking large mixed bags of quality roach large perch, also F1 hybrids and the odd carp.

Currently recommended as the best baits are casters, pinkies and sweetcorn.

They say you know when you are getting old when policemen start to look young but some of the anglers turning up to fish the square lake are making some other anglers feeling very ancient.

Four-year-old Charlie O'Connor turned up in the week for his fishing session and landed (with a little help from his dad ) a superb F1 hybrid carp weighing 6lbs.

Charlie and dad went on to catch a further three carp and a bream. Monty Oates caught 15lb of quality roach using caster and pinkie on Thursday including the biggest reported roach of the year weighing 1lbs 7ozs.

Stan Howard took over 10lb roach on maggot plus some nice perch to 2lbs. Dave Hemmings took 18lbs of roach on the pole and also hooked eight carp and landed four. The biggest weighing in at 8lbs.

Pike weighing up to 18lbs have also been landed from the square lake this week.

The main lake must have had one of the best weeks for pike being caught for a long time.

A pike weighing 31lbs 12ozs was landed from the logs on Sunday while Nigel Williams landed 24lbs 4ozs from the same area.

Peter Goddard landed two pike of 19lb and 16lbs from the main lake using a lure. Catch of the week however goes to Bill Dowding from Loughton on only his second pike fishing trip to the Warren.

Bill fished the pier area using sprats as deadbait and landed a staggering 16 pike during his session. The weight ranged from 8lbs to 17lbs and is the largest number of pike caught in a single session ever recorded.

Take note that no junior under 12 years of age will be allowed on the lake unless they are accompanied by an adult for the duration of the stay. This is an insurance situation, which applies to most of the fisheries throughout the UK.

It's still a bit early for the match lake to take off but we have been getting a trickle of anglers fishing there and one angler caught several tench around 3lbs from peg 14 on Wednesday.

Match results: British Bakeries this week fished Maybrands top lake. Although plenty of carp were caught, the match was a silver fish match.

Top weight to John Camden with 8lbs, second place to Colin Street with 7lbs 2ozs, third place to Robert Mason with 5lbs 8ozs, fourth place to Keith Mason with 2lbs 6ozs, fifth place to Paul Fairbrass with 1lbs, sixth Steve Kempton with 12oz.

The Tuesday open on Willow at Tylers was won this week by R.Pisano with 60lbs on pole and pellet, second Dennis Lipscombe with 56lbs, third J.Bell with 48lbs, fourth John Hunt with 42lbs.

The Saturday open on Ash lake was won this week by Graham Dack with 58lbs on pole and pellet, second place to Jason Collins with 37lbs 2ozs, third place to Dave Vincent with 31lbs 8ozs, fourth Steve Coppen with 21lbs, fifth Mickey Hood with 20lbs 12ozs, sixth J.Collins 20lbs 10ozs.

Future matches: Dennis Lipscombe runs matches on Willow and Ash on Tuesdays - for further details ring him on 07957 938 597.

Tide times: The high tide times for Harwich for the next week are as follows: Wednesday 30th: 04.21am and 16.49pm. Thursday the 31st: 05.10am and 17.38pm. Friday the 1st: 06.11am and 18.39pm. Saturday the 2nd: 07.19am and 19.49pm. Sunday 3rd: 08.41am and 21.11pm. Monday 4th: 09.50am and 22.12pm. Tuesday 5th: 10.43am and 23.00pm.

To get 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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