Day to remember.
Have just returned home from a very pleasant few hours fishing at the BAA Retreat Farm Fishery with my 9 year old Grandson Leigh Heath from Longbridge.Leigh has never been fishing before, and asked me to take him out. The weather forecast for today was good, and I'd already enrolled him as a BAA Member, notified the Environment Agency, and away we went, armed with sandwiches, 2 pints of Fishing Republic white maggots with a handful of reds in and a strong carp pole.I chose a peg on the left hand side of the lake, about 3 pegs before the left hand corner, and set up ready to fish.The depth was about 6 foot, about four sections out, which seemed perfect distance for a 9 year old to fish. A small pot on the end of the pole was used to feed maggots, and we potted in about 20 maggots every put in. Leigh lasted about 3 hours before he got fed up with his Grandad telling him to fish towards the man opposite, and keep the float still........During that time Leigh caught 9 mirror carp and one tiny tench. The carp went to about 4 or 5 lbs, and it was a day out to remember. I was very impressed with Retreat Pools, and it might have been better still if the weed in the pool was dragged out. However, I will be returning with more of my Grandkids in the near future, thank you to the BAA. Kind regards John Swain
Had this 17lb common today, Monday 21st August at Coppice Lake on 8mm pellet. Dom Jeffreys
New members catch.
Hi, my name is Kelvin Harper and it's my first year as a BAA member. This 9lb carp was caught at Nordley pool 1 on Saturday 12th August 2017.
Junior river success
Henry had his second trip to the wonderful river Severn. A keen angler for two years now, Henry has made the progression to river fishing as he has fished many pools and ponds, he told me me he wanted a challenge! Putting dad to shame, catching 6 barbel in three hours to 9 lbs Henry is hooked in for life now!
More Fladbury barbel.
Another successful evening at Fladbury! Thomas Alford.
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23rd Aug 2017
Changes to access at Retreat Farm
8th Aug 2017
Dangers of Giant Hogweed. Re-posted this article from 2015 to remind anglers.
31st Jul 2017
Just thought I'd let you know, my scales have been found and returned. Thanks for your help, it's much appreciated Tom Folkes
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