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Bainton Fisheries Bird Ringing Summary 2015

The annual bird ringing summary from Chris Hughes is now available and can be downloaded here.

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2016 Members Newsletter

Welcome to the sixteenth Bainton Fisheries Newsletter, which is designed to keep you informed about the Fishery, in terms of news during the last season, future events and issues. Membership 2015 – 2016 All permits for 2015/16 were sold last year, the demand for 24 hour tickets was so high that not even all sponsored

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2015 Members Newsletter

Welcome to the fifteenth Bainton Fisheries Newsletter, which is designed to keep you informed about the Fishery, in terms of news during the last season, future events and issues. Membership 2014 – 2015 All permits for 2014/15 were sold last year, the demand for 24 hour tickets was very high but the dawn til dusk

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Bainton Fisheries Bird Ringing Summary 2014

The annual bird ringing summary from Chris Hughes is now available and can be downloaded here.

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February 2015 Carp Stocking

30 Carp were stocked into the Big Pit and 50 Carp into the Match Pit to a total weight of 611lb.  There was about a 50/50 split between Mirrors and Commons.  They were sourced from Centre Parcs as usual.  Below are a few examples of the stocked fish, they were on the range of 18-8lb.

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April 2014 Carp Stocking

In April 2014 a stocking of 100 Carp took place into the Orchid and L Shape. These fish were from Centre Parcs near Nottingham. Weighing a total of 600lb in total, generally weighing about 8lb each, the largest a 17lb Common (last photo below and a big bloke is holding it!). They were a mix

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2014 Members Newsletter

Welcome to the fourteenth Bainton Fisheries Newsletter, which is designed to keep you informed about the Fishery, in terms of news during the last season, future events and issues. Membership 2013 – 2014 All permits for 2013/14 were sold last year and demand looks reasonably positive for 2014/15 due to the number of enquiries coming

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2013 Members Newsletter

Welcome to the thirteenth Bainton Fisheries Newsletter, which is designed to keep you informed about the Fishery, in terms of news during the last season, future events and issues. Membership 2012 – 2013 Some of the difficulties that anglers were having in renewing permits last year seems to have now rectified itself as demand was

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February 2013 Big Pit Carp Stocking

In February 2013 a stocking of 60 Carp took place into the Big pit. These fish were from Wayside Farm Fishery, near Shepton Mallet, Somerset. Weighing a total of 300lb in total, generally weighing about 5lb each. They were and equal mix of mirrors, leathers and commons. Most of the fish were of exceptional beauty.

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December 2012 Orchid Carp Stocking

In December 2012 a stocking of 35 Carp took place into the Orchid pit. These fish were from Centre Parks weighing a total of 250lb in total, in a range between 5lb and 13lb. They werer a 60/40 mix of Mirror Carp and Common Carp. Below are a few example photos.

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2012 Members Newsletter

Welcome to the twelfth Bainton Fisheries Newsletter, which is designed to keep you informed about the Fishery, in terms of news during the last season, future events and issues. Membership 2011 – 2012 There continues to be significant demand for permits on the complex although it must be said the economic downturn this year did

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July 2011 Tench Stocking

In July 2011 a stocking of 16 Tench took place into the L shape pit. These fish were from a local carp fishery near Huntington and from previous experience are extrememly difficult to obtain. I hope you enjoy the photos and enjoy catching the fish. The sizes range from 7.5 pounds downwards, average weight about

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2010 Members Newsletter

Welcome to the tenth Bainton Fisheries Newsletter, which is designed to keep you informed about the Fishery, in terms of news during the last season, future events and issues. Membership 2009 – 2010 There continues to be significant demand for permits on the complex. New members will only be accepted in place of existing members

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June 2009 Bream Stocking

In June 2009 500lb of Bream in the 5-7lb range were purchased having obtained them from an estate lake that was requiring cropping for cash. These fish were as usual in excellent condition but had already spawned for that year so their weight were low for their frame. This stocking now means that double the

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2009 Members Newsletter

Welcome to the ninth Bainton Fisheries Newsletter, which is designed to keep you informed about the Fishery, in terms of news during the last season, future events and issues. Membership 2008 – 2009 There continues to be significant demand for permits on the complex. New members will only be accepted in place of existing members

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March 2009 Carp Lake Pike Stocking

In March 2009 Bainton Fisheries obtained some pike from a pike removal operation, 120lb of pike were stocked into the Carp Pit, including this 21lb beauty, a 19lber, and two 18lb fish plus a few backup up fish in the 8-12lb bracket.

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2008 Members Newsletter

Welcome to the eighth Bainton Fisheries Newsletter, which is designed to keep you informed about the Fishery, in terms of news during the last season, future events and issues. Membership 2007 – 2008 There continues to be significant demand for permits on the complex. New members will only be accepted in place of existing members

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June 2007 Culverthorpe Bream Removal

In June 2007 Bainton Fisheries were invited to perform a Bream removal on Culverthorpe Lake, near Grantham. Some members volunteered for a mid week session pulling a 200m net around the shallow end of the lake. All in all about 125lb of useful skimmers were extracted and stocked into the L Shape.

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May 2007 Buckden Fish Removal

In May 2007 Bainton Fisheries obtained permission to extract fish from Buckden Gravel pits. The fish quantity in this complx of gravel pits was unknown, but it was regulary “poached” by carp anglers on this private complex. After an initial day of site surveying two lakes were selected for electro fishing. Only one of these

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2007 Members Newsletter

Welcome to the seventh Bainton Fisheries Newsletter, which is designed to keep you informed about the Fishery, in terms of news during the last season, future events and issues. Membership 2006 – 2007 There continues to be significant demand for permits on the complex. New members will only be accepted in place of existing members who

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Mick Brown Pike Talk October 2006

As agreed at the 2006 members meeting, as talk by Mick Brown on pike fishing and safe pike angling took place on October 1st 2006. Mick spent some time reminiscing about his fishing experiences at Bainton in the late 80’s and early 90’s showing pictures from his book that had been taken at Bainton. Mick

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August 2006 L Shape Fish Kill

In August 2006 a terrible tragedy has befallen the L- Shape Lake.  The algal bloom over the summer suddenly crashed after thunder storms on several of the lakes.  However the subsequent bacterial bloom reduced the dissolved oxygen levels within the lake to a level where fish started to die.  The lack of pond weed in

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July 2006 Bream Stocking

Following agreement at the April 2006 Members meeting it was agreed that stocks of Bream and/or tench would continue to be obtained to develop the pleasure angling side of the Fishery.  In July 2006, 29 Bream in the 3-5lb range were purchased and stocked into the L Shape Pit.  Again, these fish were uncaught fish

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2006 Members Newsletter

Welcome to the sixth Bainton Fisheries Newsletter, which is designed to keep you informed about the Fishery, in terms of news during the last season, future events and issues. Membership 2005 – 2006 There continues to be significant demand for permits on the complex. New members will only be accepted in place of existing members who

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February 2006 Electro Fishing

Bainton Fisheries in February 2006 hired some contractors to remove fish from the National Grid Pit to stock them into the L Shape.  It was a very cold day and the weed was still at least 2 feet thick on the bottom of the pit.  Therefore electro fishing seemed to be the only option. In

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November 2005 Bream Stocking

Following agreement at the April 2005 Members meeting it was agreed that stocks of Bream and/or tench would continue to be obtained to develop the pleasure angling side of the Fishery.  In November 2005, 300lb of Bream in the 3-5lb range were purchased and stocked into the L Shape Pit.  These fish were uncaught fish

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2005 Members Newsletter

Welcome to the fifth Bainton Fisheries Newsletter, which is designed to keep you informed about the Fishery, in terms of news during the last season and some up and coming events and issues. Membership 2004 – 2005 There continues to be significant demand for permits on the complex. New members will only be accepted in

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November 2004 Bream Stocking

Following agreement at the April 2004 Members meeting it was agreed that stocks of Bream and/or tench would continue to be obtained to develop the pleasure angling side of the Fishery.  In November 2004, 330lb of Bream in the 3-5lb range were purchased and stocked into the Stock Pond.  These fish were uncaught fish having

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2004 Members Newsletter

Welcome to the fourth Bainton Fisheries Newsletter, which is designed to keep you informed about the Fishery, in terms of news during the last season and some up and coming events and issues. Membership 2003 – 2004 Membership has remained static at 170 members, with a split between 90 night permits and 80 day permits.

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November 2003 Pike In

On November 16th 2003 14 Anglers took part in the Annual Pike Match to raise money for Second Chance Children’s Angling Charity.  All in all 32 Pike were caught on the day and for the time of year quite sunny and warm (eventually).  Top rod for the day was Harold Taverner catching 8 pike but

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September 2003 Bream Stocking

Following agreement at the April 2003 Members meeting it was agreed that stocks of Bream and/or tench would be obtained to develop the pleasure angling side of the Fishery.  In September 2003, 39 Bream averaging 7lb each (5-9lb range) were purchased and stocked into the Bailey Bridge Pit.  These fish were uncaught fish having been

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2003 Members Newsletter

Welcome to the third Bainton Fisheries Newsletter, which is designed to keep you informed about the Fishery, in terms of news during the last season and some up and coming events and issues. Membership 2002 – 2003 Membership has grown very well from the 2001-2002 figure of 103 fishing members. There are now 170 fishing

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December 2002 Crucian Carp Stocking

As agreed at the April 2002 Members meeting a supply of Crucian Carp for the Bailey Bridge pit has finally been secured (third time lucky!). 290 4-6 inch fish and 235 6-8 inch fish costing a total of £1071 were stocked on 16th December.  So please make sure they stay put and no using for

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September 2002 Carp Stocking

Permission was obtained to net the big lake at Summer Leys Nature Reserve on the above date.  5 members gave up their time, coupled with myself and two contractors a team of eight had to pull a 200 metre Seine Net across the enormous gravel pit.  The work was extremely hard and I am extremely

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2002 Members Newsletter

Welcome to the second Bainton Fisheries Newsletter, which is designed to keep you informed about the Fishery, in terms of news during the last season and some up and coming events and issues. Membership 2001 – 2002  Membership has grown very well from the 2000-2001 figure of 60 fishing members. There are now 103 fishing

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April 2002 Stocking

OK, it was only six fish but they were left over from a previous netting.  Fish ranged down from 13 1/2 lbs.  The best fish was a fully scaled mirror of about 8lb.  The biggest was a plump Leather, both of which went into the big pit.

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18th 2001 November Charity Pike In

On the 18th November 23 Pike anglers took part in a charity event at Bainton fisheries to raise money for the 2nd Chance Children’s Angling Charity.  The weather in the week prior had been rather cool and the water temperature was low.  On the day the air temperature had raised to about 10 degrees C

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October 13th 2001 Carp and Orfe Stocking

We were invited to net a large garden pond by the Environment Agency, the owners were concerned that the water was clouded and they wanted to have clear water.  It was believed that large amounts of small carp, orfe, rudd and roach were churning up the water.  These fish were free and all we had

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6th October 2001 Catfish Stocking

As some of you will know the Match pit is licensed to hold 20 catfish until the MAFF ILFA scheme.  Last year 7 were stocked at about 3lb and now an additional 13 licensed fish have been introduced.  These fish are between 4 and 5 1/2 pounds. After spending 4 hours netting a lake the

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Summerleys Netting July 2001

Summerleys Netting July 2001 In Mid July Carp were netted from Summerleys nature reserve and stocked into the New Pit and Big Pit.  The plan was to remove as many double figure and 20lb carp as possible to stock into the Big Pit. 6 members of Bainton Fisheries offered their time and put a huge

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2001 Members Newsletter

Welcome to the first Bainton Fisheries Newsletter, which is designed to keep you informed about the Fishery, in terms of news during the last season and some up and coming events and issues. Membership 2000 – 2001 Membership was a bit slow to start but as word of mouth spread during the summer I am

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