THE CAFE WILL BE CLOSED FROM MONDAY 2ND NOVEMBER, 2009 UNTIL MARCH 2010 (EXACT DATE TO BE ADVISED)
THE GATES WILL CLOSE BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 8PM - 7AM FROM MONDAY 2ND NOVEMBER, 2009 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Please note - TOTAL SURFACE FISHING IS BANNED ON ALL LAKES - AS OUR TERMS & CONDITIONS
ALSO, BEFORE GOING ON TO THE FISHERY, YOU MUST (MUST) DIP YOUR LANDING NETS IN THE TANK BY THE SHOP DOOR - NO EXCUSES WHATSOEVER WILL BE ACCEPTED
PICTURE THE SCENE – (Wednesday 19th August, 2009) We have been up since 5.30am and at 7.15pm (our gates close at 9.00pm), we are just sitting down to tea when two cars enter the car park and a crowd of people get out. After a few minutes one heads towards the toilets and we assume that they have read the rules and are coming to see us, but no, he joined them again and then, complete with rods just walked on to the fishery and headed for the Specimen Lake (observing no rules whatsoever). I obviously went out to see them, as we did not know who they were or what they intended. Our Rules & Regulations are there to protect our fish and fishery and these were blatantly ignored – the three main rules are on the gate and read “No ticket – no fishing, No dipping landing net – no fishing and No unhooking mat – no fishing”. I went over to them and insisted they return to the car park and I explained what they had not done and that if they had a landing net with them (which they should have) they had not dipped it and if they had been fishing elsewhere that may have had a virus like KHV, they could wipe our fishery out. They said they were going to come back and get a ticket (our rules do not offer this option), also they did not have the right gear for the Specimen Lake, but no, apparently this was all my fault and I was being unreasonable, they had fished here before (so surely they would be aware of the rules!) and they would not listen to anything I was saying to them and then said I was getting agitated – but they just would not listen. I said this was private property and they said that no, it was a public fishery – no this is a private fishery open to the public (we reserve the right to refuse admission). I was then told I had lost a fortune by not letting them fish (how is this teaching children that there are Rules & Regulations for a reason, when the adults think it is acceptable to ignore them), and because they could not fish I had upset the children, so again this was my fault – is it really acceptable that their actions could ruin our business, would you honestly let someone’s actions ruin your business?
UP TO DATE INFORMATION REGARDING BAITS - Magnum Baits are pleased to announce that from the 1st April 2009 they have introduced a new addition to their range of baits, to Milton Pools, called "Red Rum", which is available as a freezer bait and pop-up (available in 12mm, 14mm, 16mm, 18mm & 20mm), and also a dip/bait soak. As people are aware Winter Wonder and Savoury Cream have been one of our most favoured baits on the lakes and we have high expectations for this new bait, as this has been made especially as a Spring bait and has been produced using high quality ingredients.
Did you catch our centre spread in the March 31, 2009 edition of the Angling Times, when Martin Bowler visited Milton Pools fishing for specimen Perch on the House Lake and caught several large Perch. He is also seen enjoying one of our famous breakfasts (photos below)
At the first real thaw on a day fish on Thursday, 21st January, 2010 - Colin Morris fishing off Peg 3 on the House Lake caught 8 carp ranging from 5 lbs - 13 lbs (caught using a normal ledger with pva bag (pellets & Winter Wonder frozen boillies)
On a 36 hours fishing session, beginning am on Monday 25th January, 2010 on Peg 10 on the House Lake, Colin Morris caught the following (using the white Magnum Winter Wonder frozen boillies) :- Mirror Carp 22lbs1oz, 15lbs14oz, 10lbs, 9lbs / Common Carp 12lbs, 11lb2oz, 10lbs9oz, 8lbs3oz, 7lbs1oz, 7lbs, 6lbs1oz & 5lbs2oz / Chagoi 14lbs8oz / Bream 8lbs9oz, 5lbs1oz and a 7lbs3oz Tench - thats 16 fish in total
Colin Morris has done it yet again, Fishing Peg 11 on the Specimen Lake from October 11th - 18th he caught the following Carp :- 13lbs2oz Common, 14lbs7oz Common, 16lbs Mirror, 11lbs5oz Mirror, 17lbs11oz Common, 13lbs9oz Common, 15lbs Mirror, 12lbs14oz Common, 19lbs Mirror, 19lbs3oz Common, 17lbs11oz Mirror, 18lbs9oz Mirror, 17lbs12oz Common, 16lbs1oz Linear, 19lbs15oz Common, 17lbs Mirror, 24lbs9oz Mirror, 25lbs3oz Mirror, 21lbs Common, 20lbs11oz Leather, 19lbs Common, 10lbs1oz Common, 18lbs3oz Mirror. Also he caught a 5lbs9oz Bream, 13lbs4oz Chagoi, 3lbs Pike, 6lbs Pike (some photos below).
Steve Smith fishing Peg 4 on the 27th Sepember, caught this 18lbs4oz carp at 3.30am (pictured below)
Steve Cousins (Picture 1) fishing Peg 18 from 28th August/31st August caught this 27lbs carp using Red Rum and his friend Carl Young fishing Peg 1 caught this 24lb Carp, also caught on Red Rum
Even though Colin Morris has not been able to visit us as often as usual due to work - on a day's fish (Wednesday, 2nd September) on Peg 5 on the Specimen Lake he caught a 27lbs2oz & an 18lbs Common, also a 23lbs8oz, 24lbs6oz & a 26lbs Mirror carp!!!
Fishing Pegs 1, 2, 3 & 4 on the Specimen Lake from Friday 21st August for 48 hours (pictured below), Mark Lewis (picture 1) caught this 21lbs from Peg 3, Matt Maskel (picture 2) caught an 18lbs8oz from Peg 1 and Steve Smith (picture 3) caught a 15lbs carp. Altogether they caught 11 carp between them
Sam, Terry and Olly fishing Pegs 4 & 5 on the Specimen Lake from Saturday 8th August caught the fish below from Pegs 4 & 5 on the Specimen Lake (pictured below)
When fishing with his dad Rob Cartmel on the Kidney Lake, 10 year old Jack caught this 7-8lbs carp - well done Jack, who has only been fishing since April this year
Andy Waters fishing Peg 1 on the Specimen Lake from 7th/9th August caught this 19lbs and 15lbs Carp using Red Rum, achieving his PB (pictures below)
Michael Brown fishing Peg 9 on the 8th/9th August on the Specimen Lake - caught a 24lbs catfish, 18lbs7oz Common Carp and a 17lbs Mirror (pictures below)
Martin Russell from Oxford, fishing Peg 7 on the 29th July for 24 hours, caught a 19lbs14oz Common at 10pm and at 02.50 the following morning, he caught a 27lbs7oz Mirror
Colin Morris fishing on Peg 14 on the Specimen Lake for 24 hours from the 20th July did it yet again (pictures to follow) - Mirror Carp at 29lbs14oz, 21lbs7oz, 17lbs11oz - Common Carp at 18lbs9oz, 16lbs, 12lbs3oz, 11lbs8oz, 10lbs and finally a Linear at 23lbs9oz all caught on Magnum Baits "Winter Wonder"
Scott Saunders and Chris Stockley from Reading, fishing Pegs 6 & 7 on the Specimen Lake on the 16th/17th July caught a 19lbs Mirror, 15lbs Common and a 13lbs Common (pictures below)
Kevin Cleavely from the West Midlands fishing the Specimen Lake on the 17th/19th July on Peg 10 with Kevin Oliver on Peg 9, caught 6 carp - 9lbs6oz, 9lbs10oz, 15lbs20z, 15lbs9oz, 17lbs1oz (picture below) and a 17lbs6oz all caught on Red Rum frozen boillies
Andrew Stuart from Swadlincote, Derbyshire (below), fishing the Specimen Lake on Peg 1 between 28th - 30th June, caught the following carp overnight, fishing from the bottom - 10lbs Mirror, 12lbs8oz Mirror, 18lbs8oz Mirror and a 28lbs8oz Common (pictured below)
Unfortunately there are no photographs, but one regular Vic Andrews fishing off Peg 14 on the Specimen Lake on 6th/7th July caught a 14lbs, 14lbs8oz and a 17lbs7oz common carp and also a 6lbs2oz Catfish
Malcolm Stock (below) caught this 17lbs2oz common, fishing off Peg 2 on the Specimen Lake, on 20th June, 2009
Ian Varney (below) did it yet again when fishing just an overnight session on Peg 10 on the 10th June, 2009, caught this 12lbs7oz Common on a single Winter Wonder hook bait, and this 14lbs8oz Mirror on a single Red Rum pop-up
Pete (below) caught this 26lbs Mirror with Winter Wonder, on Peg 4 on the Specimen Lake on the 6th/7th June, 2009
Ian Varney (below) fishing just a 12 hour overnight session on the Specimen Lake, caught this 32lbs6oz Mirror (see left hand photo) on Peg 18 on May 13th and achieved his Personal Best and then on the 27th May, caught this 21lbs Common (right hand photo) from Peg 10, both caught on Magnum Baits Winter Wonder boillies
Mr. K. Mudd (below) fishing Peg 7 on the Specimen Lake on Friday, 29th May, caught this 17lbs8oz Common
Adam Haines (below) fishing with his dad on Peg 10 & 11 on the Specimen Lake, on 24th May, 2009, caught this 7lbs Mirror and 13lbs 6oz Common
Steve Smith (below), on only his second visit to Milton Pools, achieved his PB when he caught this 31lbs2oz Common on Peg 5 on theSpecimen Lake on 3rd May, he also had a 16lbs Mirror from Peg 9.
Ian Varney fishing Peg 6 on the Specimen Lake on an overnight sessions on the 22nd April caught 4 Carp, 1 Common and 1 Mirror in the lower doubles and a Common at 15lbs2oz and a Common at 18lbs4oz (picture below)
Chris Hemmins fishing Peg 13 on the Specimen Lake on 17th April, caught this 25lbs12oz Carp (picture below)
Nigel Flynn (above) day fishing on Len's Match Lake on Friday, 17th April, caught caught carp as above photos, weighing in between 4lbs6oz - 9lbs - all in lovely condition and many Mirrors - outstanding day's fishing for a novice.
Colin Morris fishing on Peg 4 on the Specimen Lake, from Monday am on 13th April, for 24 hours caught - 21lbs9oz, 20lbs & 16lbs2oz Mirror Carp and 19lbs9oz & 12lbs4oz Common Carp and also a 12lbs Ghost Carp - all caught on either Red Rum or Winter Wonder boillies.
Mr. Cousins fishing off Pegs 17 and 18 on the Specimen Lake from am on Friday 10th April on a 48 hour session, caught Common Carp weighing in at 19lbs12oz, 18lbs, 17lbs, 15lbs8oz and 13lbs4oz and lost a further 8-9 - all using Winter Wonder Pop-ups.
Well, the new bait has already proved itself. Vince Cripps (above) fishing off Peg 14 on a 24 hour fishing session from Monday 6th April, using Red Rum, pulled in Common Carp weighing in at 22lbs4oz, 17lbs & 16lbs - well done Vince.
Also Vic Andrews fishing off Peg 11 on Tuesday, 7th April pulled in a 28lbs 8oz Mirror Carp - using Winter Wonder.
Young Adam Haines fishing with his father on 5th April, 2009, caught this 13lbs Common (above), fishing off Peg 8 on the Specimen Lake
Colin Evins fishing Peg 12 on Saturday, 28th March, 2009 caught a 31 lbs 1oz Common Carp (picture to follow).
Ashley Jones (above) fishing a day ticket on Peg 2/3 on the Specimen Lake, on Wednesday, 25th March, 2009, caught this lovely 31lbs 9oz Common Carp, using the Winter Wonder boilie by Magnum Baits (proving a popular bait).
Vince Cripps fishing off Peg 11 on the Specimen Lake, from Sunday 15th March for 48 hours caught :- 17lbs5oz, 16lbs10oz, 14lbs and a 12lbs Mirror Carp - a 8lbs1oz Chaigoi and a 12lbs4oz and 11lbs9oz Common Carp
Young Nathan Potts 6 years old (above) fishing with his Grandfather for the day on Sunday, 15th March, 2009 caught this 20 lbs Common Carp and an 18 lbs 8oz Common - good for you Nathan.
Mark Fellows (above), a new fisherman to Milton Pools, fishing off Peg 17 from Friday, 13th March, 2009 caught this lovely 17 lbs 8oz Mirror
Vince Cripps fishing off Peg 3 on the Specimen Lake on Tuesday, 24th February, 2009 for 48 hours, caught a 21 lbs 2oz Leather, and a 13 lbs and 11 lbs Common
Dr. Eddy Diget (above), even with 4 inches of ice during late December 2008, after breaking through our regular fisherman Eddy, was still able to catch good size roach and perch - he finished up with a bag of approximately 15lbs of silver fish
Yes, Colin did it again whilst fishing Peg 3 on the Specimen Lake, from Sunday, 19th October for 48 hours, he caught - Mirrors 16 lbs, 18lbs 6oz, 19lbs 8oz, 20lbs 8oz and Commons14lbs, 17lbs, 18lbs 6oz and an 18lbs 9oz..
Mr. Kenny fishing off Pegs 2 & 3 on the Specimen Lake on Saturday 8th November for 24 hours, caught a 19lbs 2oz Mirror and 13 lbs Common. Also whilst fishing on Pegs 10 & 11 on Saturday 22nd November he caught another in the high tens.
Colin Morris has done it again, whilst fishing Peg 4 on the Specimen Lake from late Sunday evening 28th September through to 9am on Tuesday 30th September, 2008 (36 hours) - he caught the following using Winter Wonder frozen boilies :
Mirror Carp - 27lbs 9oz, 26lbs 4oz, 22lbs 7oz, 21lbs 13oz, 10lbs 14oz
Common Carp - 20lbs 6oz, 18lbs 10oz, 18lbs, 13lbs 2oz
Colin Morris from Thame, fishing off Peg 11 on the Specimen Lake during a 24 hour fish on 21st/22nd September caught a 26lbs 6oz Common, 24 lbs 8oz Mirror and a 21 lbs Common, all caught on Winter Wonder frozen boilllies.
Luke Wilkes fishing Len's Match Lake on a day ticket, on 31st August, 2008 caught this 6lbs common (above)
One of our regulars Vince Cripss (pictured above) whilst fishing a 36 hour period on Peg 11 on the Specimen Lake, on the 21st/22nd August, caught the following :
32 lbs 9oz, 22 lbs 2oz, 20 lbs 3oz, 17 lbs 1lz and a 9 lbs Common and also a 13 lbs Mirror, all caught on Winter Wonder frozen boillies.
Sam Tyler (above middle and right) from Didcot, fishing off Peg 5 on the Specimen Lake in early August caught a 30lbs2oz Common, a 22lbs6oz Mirror and 3 doubles ranging from 12lbs to 15lbs, fishing from Peg 5 on the Specimen Lake.
Terry (above left) whilst fishing off Peg 4 on the Specimen Lake, caught a 21 lbs 3oz Mirror on Saturday 9th August at 11am. (Camera has incorrect date)
Both Sam Tyler and Terry have both now set their new personal bests whilst fishing at Milton Pools Fishery.
Also Vince Pickering from Barnet, also fishing in early August from Peg 8 on the Specimen Lake, caught a 27lbs Mirror and a 14lbs Common.
Martin Russell caught this 23lbs 15oz carp on Peg 4 on the Specimen Lake
In late July Jon Spencer from Warrington, caught this 17lbs 2oz Mirror Carp, off Peg 12 on the Specimen Lake (see picture above)
Mike Johnson, fishing from Peg 1 on the Specimen Lake, from Monday 2nd June onwards, caught a 29lbs12oz Mirror, 15lb Common, 3 Commons ranging from 10lbs - 12lbs and a beautiful Orange Koi weighing in at 10lbs14oz (hopefully a picture will follow).
Mr. Edgley also fishing on the Specimen Lake on Pegs 6 & 7, caught two Mirror Carp 23lbs6oz & 15lbs, on Thursday/Friday 29th & 30th May.
Steve Rowlands, above, caught this 26lbs Common at 3am on 29th May, whilst fishing off Pegs 13 & 14 on the Specimen Lake. In the 48 hour session he also caught a 9lbs Common and a 10lbs Mirror, also 2 perch and 21 roach.
Just to show that women can catch as well, Bev Foster-Brown caught this 17lbs8oz Common Carp on Saturday, 24th May, 2008 on Peg 5 on the Specimen Lake.
On a recent 24 hour fishing session on the 21st May, 2008, one of our regulars Vince Cripps, fishing off Peg 4 on the Specimen Lake, caught three Common Carp weighing 19lbs 9oz, 16lbs & 14lbs 3oz.
Mr. Evins & party fishing off Pegs 8, 9 & 10 on the Specimen Lake on Monday 19th May, 2008 onwards caught 5 Common Carp between them, weighing in at 31lbs2oz, 18lbs5oz, 16lbs, 14lbs2oz & 12lbs3oz
Again on the Specimen Lake, Steve Rowlands caught this 23lbs2oz at 12 midnight, on 25th April
Mr. Sean Kelly-Patterson (above) fishing Peg 5 on the House Lake, caught fish ranging from 8 lbs 4oz to 20 lbs 11oz whilst fishing here for a 24 hour period.
MATCH RESULTS (top three weights shown)
6th February, 2010 - Brian Simpson - Les 56lbs1oz, Kyle 42lbs8oz, Roger 35lbs12oz
24th January, 2010 - North Harrow Waltonians - Terry 100lbs10oz, Peter 30lbs6oz, Graham 27lbs10oz - total weight for the day for 12 anglers was 244lbs7oz
23rd January, 2010 - Brian Simpson - Roger 59lbs15oz, Kyle 47lbs8oz, Les 36lbs8oz
29th December, 2009 - Beehive A.C. - 40lbs, 23lbs, 13lbs
21st November,2009 - Brian Simpson - Paul 29lbs12oz, Brian 26lbs12oz, Kevin 18lbs8oz (wind and heavy rain)
14th November, 2009 - Brian Simpson - Colin 38lbs8oz, Tony 21lbs2oz, Ady 16lbs7oz (not suprising with the weather)
1st November, 2009 - Brian Simpson - Ady 71lbs4oz, Ali 38lbs, Nicky 36lbs
25th October, 2009 - Brian Simpson - Kevin 85lbs8oz, Colin 71lbs10oz, Roger 60lbs12oz
21st October, 2009 - Witney A.C. - 55lbsm, 54lbs, 25lbs
10th Octoberm 2009 - Brian Simpson - Colin 93lbs6oz, Tony 76lbs9oz, Roger 61lbs
20th September, 2009 - Kinloch A.C. - 43lbs8oz, 38lbs9oz, 36lbs,8oz
19th September, 2009 - Brian Simpson - Kevin 132lbs8oz, Ady 77lbs10oz, Colin 51lbs12oz
12th September, 2009 - Brian Simpson - Kevin 132lbs6oz, Ady 73lbs13oz, Colin 51lbs4oz
5th September, 2009 - Brian Simpson - Kevin 104lbs, Paul 59lbs8oz, Brian 45lbs8oz
6th September, 2009- Yiewsley Angling Club - 55lbs9oz, 41lbs14oz, 39lbs
30th August, 2009 - AEC Angling - 86lbs4oz, 78lbs, 66lbs
16th August, 2009 - Ruislip A.S. - 119lbs, 61lbs, 54lbs
1st August, 2009 - Brian Simpson - 118lbs8oz (Kevin), 83lbs8oz (Tony), 36lbs8oz (Ady)
18th July, 2009 - Brian Simpson - 114lbs8oz (Kevin), 59lbs8oz (Colin), 44lbs8oz (Ali)
16th July, 2009 - Inter School Match Great Marlow and Cox Green - Group catches of 73lbs and 39lbs2oz
14th July, 2009 - Neasden Angling Society - 74lbs2oz, 55lbs2oz, 47lbs10oz
12th July, 2009 - Ruislip Angling Society - 59lbs, 47lbs15oz, 47lbs6oz
11th July,2009 - Brian Simpson - 90lbs12oz (Kevin), 68lbs4oz (Tony), 63lbs8oz (Ady)
4th July, 2009 - South Oxford Angling Club - 84lbs, 57lbs, 54lbs
14th June, 2009 - Mr. Bolton - 57lbs, 47lbs, 2 x 20lbs+
25th May, 2009 - Colin Simpson - 81 lbs4oz, 73lbs 4oz, 62 lbs
24th May, 2009 - Masons - 99 lbs 11oz, 88 lbs 4oz, 34 lbs 12oz
2nd May, 2009 - Brian Simpson - 42lbs, 38lbs, 37lbs
18th April, 2009 - Airflow Angling - 40lbs, 32lbs12oz, 26lbs8oz
18th April, 2009 - Brian Simpson - 36lbs2oz, 31lbs5oz, 29lbs11oz
12th April, 2009 - Brian Simpson - 66lbs, 47lbs, 47lbs
11th April, 2009 - Masons - 60lbs, 27lbs, 25lbs
4th April, 2009 - Brian Simpson - 33lbs, 28lbs, 18lbs
21st March,2009 - Brian Simpson -After a frosty start to the morning 38lbs, 34lbs and 27lbs
18th January, 2009 - Littlemore Angling - We have been informed that their winning match was over 74lbs and we understand that they have written into the Oxford Mail to show their appreciation of the high quality weights that can be achieved at Milton Pools, even in freezing conditions
30th November, 2008 - North Harrow Waltonians - Even though the weather was bitterly cold, the top weight reached 54lbs
22nd November Milton Pools Fishery Match - this was won by Lionel with a weight of 34lbs 2oz, following by Gary Pether with 19lbs 2oz and to keep it in the family, his father Dave came third with 18lbs.
Also Brian Simpson's Match fishing on Len's Match Lake, provided bags of 28lbs 5oz, 22lbs and 15lbs 4oz.
4th October Brian Simpson (even though an extremely frosty start) 36lbs, 33lbs13oz,25lbs
30th August South Oxford Social Club 82lbs4oz, 74lbs6oz, 53lbs
25th August Brian Simpson 67lbs 10oz, 63lbs 6oz, 56lbs 5oz
24th August North Harrow Waltonians 46 lbs and 2 x 38lbs+
17th August The Masons 98lbs6oz, 66lbs8oz, 48lbs3oz.
On Tuesday 25th November and Thursday 27th November - Children studying the Countryside & Environment from the Oxford Academy visited Milton Pools Fishery and were shown around by Anthony and Ray - as well as a tour of the fishery, it was explained exactly what was entailed in running a fishery and the feedback is that this was enjoyed by the children, who had obviously listened to the information, as proved by the discussions they had when they returned to school.
FOOD - (WHEN THE CAFE IS CLOSED), there is a sandwich van which visits every morning at approx. 10.30am Monday to Friday- ask for further details. Also if you are fishing overnight, there are two local establishments which will deliver to Milton Pools Fishery, this is a Pizza Parlour - offering everying from pizzas, kebabs, jacket potatoes etc. to baguettes - and also an Indian Restaurant - please ask for take-away menu's upon arrival.
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