Not looking your classic tench weather but as it turned out this cold May morning was one of the most memorable for Anto in 2017. First a six pounder. Then a five.
Treowen, Tench Lake. If a lake deserves being called “The Carp Lake” then Treowen’s large lake should be known as “The Tench Lake”. Each year the tench fishing gets better but it’s never simple or predictable. This lake always seems to be a bit of a late starter but once it gets going, it goes … More Carp pool. Tench lake.
We have all seen cormorant and goosander on our waters and thought ‘what can I do? ‘ These birds have devastated what was left of fish stocks on our section of the Monnow and, last winter, the Large Lake at Treowen. Populations of small silver fish in our water on the Wye have diminished … More Predation on our waters.
Treowen, Tench Lake. If a lake deserved being called “The Carp Lake” then Treowen’s large lake should be known as “The Tench Lake”. Each year the tench fishing gets better but it’s never simple or predictable. This lake always seems to be a bit of a late starter but once it gets going, it goes … More Carp pool. Tench lake.
Committee member Phil Robinson had a day to remember on Treowen’s carp pool yesterday, 31st July, with three big rudd, two over two pounds and one just under, caught on slow sinking bread flake. He also caught several carp but what a surprise to see rudd this size caught here.
A lot of work has been done at Treown lately. We have tidied up the banks around the carp lake without removing too much cover. With the help of John Wheelock and his chain saw, this week we opened up the new path through the woods from the field by the carp lake to the … More Treowen. Access to the Large Lake.
An early spring 2017 fish just 6lb. A late August fish 2017. 5.3lbs. Look at the size of that paddle. No wonder it could pull so hard for so long. Hooked it in one swim and landed in the next. Another late August 2017 fish caught on corn during the evening. Warm and overcast … More Treowen large lake. And now a new target is set.
Damage or deformation to the top of the caudal fin of tench seems to be common at Treowen. I don’t think this is caused an injury. More like a genetic imperfection that shows up in a minority of fish. Have you seen this elsewhere? An early Treowen tench April 2017 6 lbs. Is this a … More Treowen Tench Tails.
Last month fisheries officers from Natural Resources Wales meet with Hon’ Sec’ Peter Brundret and treasurer Allan Llewellyn, at Treowen. At the committee meeting last week, Peter Brundret told us how NRW had come back to us with an offer to net the Brick Kiln carp pond free of charge and remove the stunted rudd … More Treown Lakes proposal.
Another successful ‘introduction to Angling’ day. On May 31st Monmouth and District Angling Society entertained several young ladies from the local youth group, ATTIK, of Monmouth, by providing a hands on introduction to fishing on the club’s waters at Treowen. Fishing the ‘little lake’ they all caught fish for the first time in their lives. All … More Fishing the Treowen lakes with the ATTIK