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Stan and Dave - dynamic duo

PUBLISHED: 15:51 23 January 2008 | UPDATED: 14:09 02 July 2010

Stillwater report: The Square lake at the Warren fishery is responding to the mild weather. Anglers are having an excellent time with all species - but the performance of the week must go to the pole fishing dynamic duo Stan Howard ad Dave Hemmings. Betwe

Stillwater report: The Square lake at the Warren fishery is responding to the mild weather. Anglers are having an excellent time with all species - but the performance of the week must go to the pole fishing dynamic duo Stan Howard ad Dave Hemmings.

Between them they landed around 80lbs of fish on Thursday. Dave, fishing with 3lb hooklengths and a size 20 hook, landed three carp between eight and 12lbs as well as losing four other carp. Complementing his catch was a superb net of roach up to 12ozs plus some nice perch.

Stan, fishing a 1lb hooklength and a 20 hook using a single pinkie, caught around 15lbs of roach up to 12ozs plus some nice F1 hybrids. Juniors Mitchell Seaman and Joshua Wright of Linford had a nice bag of quality roach using pole fished maggot and caster on Saturday.

Also successful C.Hicks landed a superb common carp of 24lbs and pike of 20lbs and 21lbs were landed on Thursday and Saturday.

Although the weather is mild the water is still quite cold and the feeder and pole anglers are catching more carp on small baits such as corn and maggot than the more traditional summer baits used by the dedicated carp anglers.

The Main lake has produced lots of small pike with the odd larger fish. Angler Steve Moss fished the beach and took a lovely conditioned fish weighing 20lbs 4ozs. Angler P.White had a nice day landing pike of 18lb and 13lb while Steve Perkins also had a brace with the best fish weighing 21lbs 13ozs.

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.

At Tylers Common, peg 18 on the Wagtail Lake fished well for Shaun Mitchell with a quality roach tipping the scales at 3lbs 4ozs caught on maggot.

Martin Taylor fishing peg 15 had five tench, with the best tipping the scales at 5lbs 4ozs, also two bream to 8lbs, and 11 carp to 9lb 4ozs on hemp and wheat.

Match results: Elm Park and Hornchurch DAS this week fished their January monthly club outing. They should have fished Clayhithe on the Cam but it was in flood. They fished Upware instead and12 fished with a total weight of 23lbs 12ozs 4dms.

Top weight to local lad Mickey Steadman with 6lbs 4ozs 8dms, second place to Steve Ewin with 5lbs 9ozs, third place to Peter Jones with 2lbs 7ozs, fourth Brian Griffiths with 2lbs 5ozs, fifth John Aldis with 1lbs 14ozs, sixth Peter Ainslie with 1lbs 8ozs.

The Tuesday open on the Ash lake this week was won by John Hunt with 39lbs all the fish were caught on the maggot feeder, second Dennis Lipscombe 38lbs, third Bill Reynolds with 26lbs, fourth M.Waghorn with 23lbs.

The Saturday open on the Willow lake this week was won by R.Pisano on peg 20 with 44lbs 2ozs, second Graham Dack with 26lbs 8ozs, third Steve Coppen with 23lbs, fourth with 22lbs J.Green, fifth Mickey Hood 19lbs 6ozs, sixth Dennis Lipscombe with 15lbs 2ozs.

The London Stock Exchange fished a match on the Ash Lake on Saturday.

Top weight to Steve Sargeant on peg 21 with 49lbs 11ozs on luncheon meat, second place to Bobby Watson with 47lbs 6ozs, third with 43lbs 12ozs was Karl Novak.

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 contact Dennis on telephone number 07957 938 597.

Tide times: The high tide times for Harwich for the next week are as follows: Wednesday, January 23: 00.00am and 12.12 pm. Thursday, January 24: 00.32am and 12.58pm. Friday, January 25: 01.14am and 13.41pm. Saturday, January 26: 01.53am and 14.20pm. Sunday, January 27: 02.30am and 14. 58pm.Monday, January 28: 03. 05am and 15.33pm. Tuesday, January 29: 03.40am and 16.08pm.

To get 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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