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This season we saw a new record Car of 47lb set and have been very pleased by the quality of the fish being caught throughout the year. Fenn Lake is always popular and with good reason; again, consistently producing Carp to mid thirties and Cats to over fifty pounds makes this a real gem of a water. Dougís Lake is always good for some float fishing for Tench and Rudd with catches, including Tench, in the 2-3lb bracket good sport indeed. The best reported Tench from this lake was just over 5lb. Willow Pool is still a good bet for a bend in the rod from its many double figure Carp. Although a mixed fishery, most people target the pondís Carp population. Johnís Pond has been consistent this year for all species and it has produced Bream to twelve pounds plus, Tench over ten pounds, Cats to forty pounds and Carp to upper twenties. It has been good to hear other species of fish have been caught from Lake Geneva beyond just Carp. Roach and Rudd to over two and a half pounds, Bream to fifteen pounds, and Tench over ten pounds have all been showing throughout the season. As for the Carp, loads of twenty and thirty-pound fish have been reported from the start of the season to now. What is pleasing to hear is there are a few of last yearís thirties that have crept over the forty barrier - long may it continue. So far, the Carp record of 47lb has not been beaten, since being set in July 2018, that we know of but was rattled by a number of mid forties throuoghout the season. Lake Geneva North has had a bit more attention this year and produced Pike to twenty pounds and Carp to nineteen pounds; a little more regular activity on this venue and I am sure we will see those weights rise dramatically.

This season the allocation of night permits remains the same, with 100 premium and 50 standard. It had the desired effect of easing the pressure on Lake Geneva in the summer and, with the causeway out of bounds for some of that time, on most occasions there were plenty of swims available for everyone. This season will see the causeway closed for a period of time as it has been every year. We havenít received a dig plan as yet but rest assured, like every season before, the closure and disruption to your fishing will be kept to the minimum possible. As soon as we have some detail a notice will be put on the gate informing everybody. Please note - the causeway closures still apply to all personnel on site.

As previously mentioned, we will be issuing 100 Premium night fishing permits which will allow unrestricted access to all the lakes (including Lake Geneva) and the river for the whole season for a cost of £300. All existing members can renew their premium permits they currently hold, by post before 17th March 2019. After this date, any permits not renewed will be offered to the waiting list and then sent out to the tackle shops.

Existing members can apply for an upgrade to a premium permit by ticking the appropriate box on the renewal form. The upgrade will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis as I receive them and processed after the 17th March but before being offered to the waiting list.

We will be issuing 50 Standard night fishing permits. These permits will allow the member to fish any of the lakes (except for Lake Geneva in peak times) and the river. Peak times means the period from 1st June to 30th September and 1st March to 31st March inclusive. The cost of this permit will be £200.

The 100 Day permits will remain the same price at £100 and allow access to all the lakes and river as previous years. As before, the times of access will change during British Summer Time when day permit holders are not allowed on Lake Geneva until one hour after dawn and must be off the lake at least one hour before dusk. During GMT dawn to dusk will apply as usual to all the fisheries.

The fishery rules will remain the same with no amendments. So, please read the attached information carefully as you will be accepting to abide by these rules in full when you purchase a permit for Nar Valley Fisheries. No excuses will be accepted for not understanding the rules. If you have any queries please ask for clarity before you fish. Again, this season we intend not to give out warnings of behaviour or breach of the rules. Anyone reprimanded will be asked to leave the fishery immediately and their permit permanently withdrawn without refund.

I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank the bailiffs and members who gave up their weekends in the closed season last year to get the fishery back into shape for the start of the new season. Any offers of help throughout this forthcoming closed period will, once again, be most appreciated.

Season 2019/20 Prices (1st June 2019 to 31st March 2020)

All members, guests and visitors must carry photographic ID at all times when on site
  • Full member fishing dawn to dusk only                   £100.00
  • Junior, OAP, Disabled dawn to dusk only                   £80.00
  • Premium Full member with night fishing                   £300.00
  • Premium Junior,OAP, Disabled with night fishing      £240.00
  • Standard Full member with night fishing                    £200.00
  • Standard Junior,OAP, Disabled with night fishing      £160.00
  • Only 150 night fishing permits are available for 2018/19 season (100 Premium and 50 Standard)
All permits must carry a passport photo of the holder.

Guest tickets are available.
  • Guest ticket price - £15 per 12 hours, no restriction on night fishing
Hobbs Lake Trout Season 2019 Prices

All members, guests and visitors must carry photographic ID at all times when on site
  • Adult Season permit (50 fish limit per annum)(4 fish limit per day)        £300.00
  • Junior Season permit (25 fish limit per annum)(2 fish limit per day)   £150.00
All permits must carry a passport photo of the holder. FOR A MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORM OR TO GAIN FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE FISHERIES CONTACT chris@gaytonroadfisheries.co.uk

  • We will be putting the remaining permits for sale in the local tckle shops very soon.

  • Fish Prices:
    (Available from Gayton Road Fisheries)
    All fish are subject to availability.
    • English Bred Wels Catfish: Reared from our own brood stock.
    • This species requires approval from CEFAS before stocking.
    • Carp (Common, Mirror, Leather)
    • Bream
    • Tench
    • Roach and Rudd
    • Prices and availability on request.
    • Water Lilies
    • £5.00 per root
    • Transport charges are £2 per mile from Gayton Road Fisheries (charged one way only)