Club News, Events, Our Waters



Dear member

Hope you are keeping well and enjoying your fishing, we are only a few weeks away from the start of the coarse season on the rivers and I know many of you will be looking forward to June 16th.The month just gone has again been a busy one within the club and our GET CHILDREN BACK INTO FISHING EVENTS, we had Leweston and the country fair at the castle


The first of our getting children back into angling took place at Revels fishery on Sunday 12th May and was a great success.

We had 22 children of mixed ability, some who had fished a few times and some never, the children fished in pairs and were helped and assisted by committee and club members, they fished a 3m whip and were shown how to bait up, check the depth, unhooking, loose feeding and using a landing net. We decided to have a match and the children were really up for this, at the end of the 2 hour match everyone had caught carp, roach, Rudd, perch, goldfish, gudgeon and tench, there were prizes for the biggest overall weight which was 6lb and for the biggest fish which was a tench of 2lb 10oz, the weather was sunny and warm which made it the perfect day.

YSAA would like to thank our membership secretary Paul Giles for organising the event and Jason of Revels fishery for hosting, also many thanks to Tackle UK and Fjuka for donating tackle and bait, Geoff Smalley, Mick Richens, Andy Bown and Gary Critchell for helping out


Monday 27th May saw the club at their first country fair and it was an amazing day and a huge success, we had a stand and fishing area in front of the new Castle by the orangery, our aim was to introduce children into fishing, we had 4 swims and the children fished a 4m whip assisted by committee and club members. By the end of the day we had in the region of 50+ children take part and a few adults as well and every one caught fish, some of the children came back 2 or 3 times as many had caught their first fish ever and to see their faces was priceless, our casting competition was also a hit with both children and parents alike, we also promoted the club and the interest from the fair goers was above all of our expectations, we our already looking forward to next year as we have been invited back. Photos of the fair are on our website in club news

I would like to say a very big thank you to everyone who gave up their time and made this event possible

YSAA would like to say a big thank you to Matt Baker of Yellow Box who produced and donated our banner and flags & Fjuka for Supplying the Ground Bait

A brilliant day was had by all


In regards to Graham’s email you should have received about the stocking of Tench may I just say again many, many thanks the committee were blown away by the generosity, we will be ordering the fish in the next few weeks for delivery late autumn, we will now be looking at ordering 500 6-8 inch fish at about 8-12ozs and 200 10-12 inch fish at about 1lb each, the Tench will be coming from Priory fisheries in Devon so not very far for them to travel


If you have been out the lake lately you will know the fishing has slowed up due to the fish spawning, the Bream have spawned in large numbers and were spotted in the bay area for a few days rolling on the surface, there is still some good fish being caught up and down the lake with Bream to 10lb, Tench to 8lb, Hybrids to 5lb and a few nice Roach, one of our members has had 10 Tench so far all ranging from 4-6lb and most on the whip, the weather is so up and down at the moment does not help the fishing but hopefully when it settles down I think we will be seeing some amazing catches.


Our 5th points match was put back to November as we had Leweston but our 6th points match was held on Sunday 26th May and was hard going due to the lake being very clear, winner on the day was Roy with one Bream for 5lb 15oz, Andy came second with a Tench of 3lb 8oz and Joe third with 1lb 1oz two Roach, just to let you know the lake in MAY is a strange place to fish as it happens every year ,the fish seem to stop feeding and the water goes very clear, but saying that a few of us were lucky and fished in front of the castle a day later at the country fair and it was like fishing a different lake as the water was coloured and we were getting a fish a chuck on 4m whips, was it because the fish were in the shallows stirring up the bottom


Our river report will be in next month’s newsletter as we will be a few weeks in to the new Season and our secretary will be doing his usual reports

That all from me until next time