Frant Lakes, 23 June 2024

Match Results / Report

  • Frant - Points Match / Random Pairs
  • Steve Lounds (79lb 13oz)
  • Alan Rotchell (22lb 2oz)
  • Ian Collier (20lb 5oz)

Frant Lakes, Lake 3 – Sunday 23rd June 2024 – Points Match / Random Pairs

8 anglers took a trip to Frant Lakes, a picturesque fishery in the Weald of Kent.

We were booked on Lake 3 and had the entire lake to ourselves, which is a fairly large lake with fishing only permitted from two banks. However, pegging out the swims before the match was a bit of a “challenge” with a number of swims on one back being overgrown and unfishable, so seven anglers were fishing on one bank – in the sun – and one angler fishing alone in the shade on the bank. This appeared to be OK, but there were several swims on the sunny bank that were quite shallow making difficult to place keepnets. We peservered regardless.

“Billy no mates” Steve Lounds drew peg 1 – the solitary swim being used on the shady bank – and he made the most of it! Weighing in with and impressive 79lb 13oz Steve took first place by some considerable distance. Alan Rotchell and Ian Collier sat next to each other having drawn pegs 7 and 8 – the farthest two swims on the sunny bank. As well as chatting most of the day they both caught well with 22lb 2oz and 20lb 5oz respectively. Most of the other also anglers caught. Snags, overhanging trees and very shallow water made fishing quite difficult for some.

We all caught bream, with the occasional other species and some specimen perch. However Steve, over on shady peg 1 was the only angler to catch carp, having hauled some specimens late on in the match, with fish well over 10lb (including playing a fish and landing it after the final match ending whistle was blown).

Regards how successful or otherwise we had been, we had an enjoyable day’s fishing.

Ian Collier
on behalf of Brian Potter, Match Secretary.

Frant - 23-06-2024 - Results
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Inn on the Lake – Inn on the Lake – Fishery Re-opening

Members

The fish at the Inn on the Lake fishery appear to have finished spawning. Therefore the Inn on the Lake fishery will be open again from 8am Monday 1st July 2024.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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Waste food, unused bait and litter

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Some of our waters, especially at the Inn on the Lake and Cobham, have recently been experiencing a vermin problem. This is being monitored weekly.

To help to prevent this situation continuing can you please ensure that you not discard unused or waste food and bait, and that you take it all home, together with all your litter, after your session.

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Access to Cobham

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When visiting the Cobham fishery please DO NOT use the short cut track between the gate cottage and the main track cattle grid if it’s taped off.

Also please keep to the main track and avoid driving on the grass.

Members seen using the short cut when it’s taped off, or driving on the grass will have their membership suspended pending a Committee enquiry.

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Polite Reminder – Pike Fishing

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This is a polite reminder to inform you that fishing for pike is now banned on all TWAPS waters until 1st October 2024. Pike fishing is only permitted from 1st October until 31st March each year.

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Inn on the Lake Fish Survey

In March 2024 a fish survey was carried out by AE Fisheries on the Main Lake at the Inn on the Lake. See the ‘Fish Survey’ section on the Inn on the Lake page.

Other surveys are to follow at Shorne Country Park, Cobham and the Middle Lake
at the Inn on the Lake. These are to be carried out during the winter of 2024-25.

Carp pellets for sale

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The Head Bailiff, Gary Bushell, has acquired carp pellets for sale to TWAPS Members at cost price.

If you would like to purchase some, or find out more details, contact Gary – BY TEXT ONLY PLEASE.

His number is on your membership card.

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Inn on the Lake – Main Lake Jetty

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The owners of the Inn on the Lake Hotel have complained that some TWAPS Members are feeding fish from the jetty.

The jetty and patio areas are STRICTLY OUT OF BOUNDS to all Members for feeding or fishing.

Any Member caught either feeding or fishing from the jetty or patio areas will receive an instant suspension pending a disciplinary hearing.

We are currently waiting for the CCTV footage to be looked at.

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Inn on the Lake, Main Lake, Swim 18 Closure

Swim 18 on the Main Lake at the Inn on the Lake is permanently closed.

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Stocking Update

Saturday 16th December.

Fish supplied by VS Fisheries.

Delivered and stocked:

At the Inn On The Lake – 2 x c7s:
One fully scaled mirror of 29lb 4oz, known as “Hammond’s Mirror”.
One mirror of 27lb 10oz, known as “Buxton’s” Mirror.
These two fish were named after the two longest serving Committee Members.

At Cobham
Cobham bottom pond – 50x c3 mirrors up 6lb 5oz.

At Shorne Country Park
100 x C2s in to Long Lake, up to 3lb 8oz.
100 x C2s in to steps lake.

Photos for Cobham and Shorne to follow.

TWAPS is always building and protecting our stocks for the future.

Only silvers and tench to arrive now – in the new year.

The Committee.

Dip tanks at the Inn on the Lake and Cobham

Members

It is compulsory for you to use the dip tanks provided at both the Inn on the Lake and Cobham fisheries. Please use them to dip your landing nets, unhooking mats (and cradles etc.) and weigh slings upon arrival at the fishery and certainly BEFORE placing your nets in the water or when you start fishing.

If you are found not to have done this you will be asked to leave the fishery.

Repeat offenders may be subject to disciplinary action.

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