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Venue Review - Chalk Springs Fishery

 
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2008 11:15 am    Post subject: Venue Review - Chalk Springs Fishery Reply with quote

Lakes: Four
Size: Small (less than 1 acre to 2 acres)
Stock: Rainbows, Browns and Blues
Size: 2lb to 20lb
Water: Gin clear
Web: www.chalksprings.com
Phone: 01903 883742

Chalk Springs fishes best in summer. (April- Sept) the water is crystal clear (usually) and is easy to stalk. The thing that sets CS apart from the rest are its brownies. To give you some idea, I had 20 double figure browns from this fishery last season.! They are in immaculate condition and fight incredibly hard. The rainbows are less impressive, but are easy to catch for the beginner.

The West lake is very small, but produces lots of big browns, but my tip would be to fish an intermediate at the far end of the South Lake, you will not believe your eyes when you see the browns down there. The east lake always holds some cracking fish so make sure you have a look here too. the far bank of the S lake is where the big fish lie, so it's either a catapult cast or a long one from the other bank, believe me, when you see one of those browns chasing your fly you'll be booking it again straight away.

ALWAYS pre-book as it can get very crowded in the summer. and report any idiots you see deliberately foul hooking. It happens a lot in the clear water here and makes me sick. you'll see many big fish with flies in their back from these 'fishermen'. they need to be named, and banned.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2008 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Alex, good point about the foul hooking brigade - do they still have the list of banned people in the hut on the far bank?

Another nice review, thanks!

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2008 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chris wrote:
Hi Alex, good point about the foul hooking brigade - do they still have the list of banned people in the hut on the far bank?

Another nice review, thanks!

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I cannot tell you how angry it makes me to see this happening. I wrote to Trout Fisherman last year to highlight it. last year I saw a young chap (about 14) drag a fish in by its back with a yellow leadhead. the brownie was 10lb 14oz, and i was there when he landed it. he really, genuinely didnt see anything wrong with the capture, and killed the fish, and paraded it up to the hut for photos. One of my doubles from there (15lb 7oz) had four flies in him. it was sickening.

The list is still there!!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi.
I'm new to this forum and I would like to add that Chalk Springs is an excellent fishery. I spend a lot of my time there specialising in stockies Wink
I've tried catching the browns but some bloke keeps on getting them so there are none left when I go down there
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the forum Churchill.

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Welcome to the forum Churchill.

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Thank you for your welcome.

Hopefully I will add something to this including a review of Meon Springs in due course
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Churchill wrote:
Hi.
I'm new to this forum and I would like to add that Chalk Springs is an excellent fishery. I spend a lot of my time there specialising in stockies Wink
I've tried catching the browns but some bloke keeps on getting them so there are none left when I go down there
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You have to catch those stockies to keep them out the way for us Wink

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mikeh wrote:
Churchill wrote:
Hi.
I'm new to this forum and I would like to add that Chalk Springs is an excellent fishery. I spend a lot of my time there specialising in stockies Wink
I've tried catching the browns but some bloke keeps on getting them so there are none left when I go down there
Happy days Laughing


You have to catch those stockies to keep them out the way for us Wink

Glad to see you here matey


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2008 11:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't want to be a bore Alex but what's the ticket cost there? I'd like to give it a go but I expect it'll be an expensive day out for me when added to the travelling costs. Might be worth a punt for a Christmas present though!

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2008 11:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Day ticket 2008

41.00 - 5 fish limit
37.00 - 4 fish limit

Half day ticket
31.00 - 3 fish limit
24.00 - 2 fish limit

Evening ticket
24.00 - 2 fish limit (from 4:00pm)
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2008 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whistlekiller - believe me if you are after a double figure fish especially a brown, the money is well worth it. The stalking is top class, and has been better than Avington for some time.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mikeh wrote:
Whistlekiller - believe me if you are after a double figure fish especially a brown, the money is well worth it. The stalking is top class, and has been better than Avington for some time.


Absolutely. The Browns at CS are not easy (ask Churchill Wink Wink , and Mikeh Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad ) but they are catchable, and more to the point, they ARE there! (which is more than can be said for some other so called stalking waters) on any one day to CS you will see, and be infuriated by, at least 10 different big brownies.

Good luck!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Absolutely. The Browns at CS are not easy (ask Churchill Wink Wink , and Mikeh Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad ) but they are catchable, and more to the point, they ARE there! (which is more than can be said for some other so called stalking waters) on any one day to CS you will see, and be infuriated by, at least 10 different big brownies.

Good luck!
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mikeh wrote:
AlexH wrote:


Absolutely. The Browns at CS are not easy (ask Churchill Wink Wink , and Mikeh Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad ) but they are catchable, and more to the point, they ARE there! (which is more than can be said for some other so called stalking waters) on any one day to CS you will see, and be infuriated by, at least 10 different big brownies.

Good luck!
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Your heartache mate. I thought it was hilarious.

(for those that weren't there, the look on his face as the fly popped out of a 12lb brown's mouth right at the net, after a long, long fight, was one that only a mate could savour. Surprised No Pity No Pity No Pity
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AlexH wrote:
mikeh wrote:
AlexH wrote:


Absolutely. The Browns at CS are not easy (ask Churchill Wink Wink , and Mikeh Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad ) but they are catchable, and more to the point, they ARE there! (which is more than can be said for some other so called stalking waters) on any one day to CS you will see, and be infuriated by, at least 10 different big brownies.

Good luck!
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Your heartache mate. I thought it was hilarious.

(for those that weren't there, the look on his face as the fly popped out of a 12lb brown's mouth right at the net, after a long, long fight, was one that only a mate could savour. Surprised No Pity No Pity No Pity

I didn't realise mike had mates Laughing Laughing Wink Wink
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