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Where to fish near Stevenage


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markie296

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Hello all. Im new to carping and im looking for good venues around Stevenage, Herts anyone got any suggestions. Cheers.

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h&b is a club worth looking at , couple of pits about 15mins drive away one heavily stocked one not so . good chance of a fish up there . you have stanbrough down the road (not my cup of tea) also verulam have a few waters not to far from the nage , good club with lots on offer .

few more warters bit further away , also fairlands should be up and running again soon .

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just a quick one,
what is h and b club?????
i live in welwyn garden and am looking for a new lake,want a chance of a 30 or higher and a new lake challenge
thank you

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markie296

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Cheers Lee, as slatts stated what is H & B. You mentioned Stanborough why are you not a fan of it?

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Hello markie
I'm not a fan of stanborough,saturdays the lake is used for boating. I've also heard the 2 best swims are now pole fishing only.
Also no night fishing allowed.
The hyde will get you a good size carp or 2 but there is no harm trying both lakes,everybody has their own opinions.

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Cheers mate. I think im going to try Holwell in the next few days as i have a pass from her indoors.

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just one more thing is holwell pay on the bank?

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sorry lads hitchin and biggleswade angling club , got a couple a few decent waters . a couple that should be up your street .

a few other clubs in the area as well with alsorts of waters .

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just spotted the her indoors comment so i guess you have a car , try Luton another good club about 40min drive for you to beckerings or up the a1 to north house 3/4 30+ carp in there with a good head of back up fish as well . sound bailiff up there who will put you on the right track . Luton also has the canal brilliant fishery bit of a treck but worth it , if you fish it this time of year fish and hour a spot then move untill you catch or bait 6/7 spots a few times then fish them on the same principle , the chance of a 20/30 or if you are lucky maybe bigger . once the water has a bit of warmth about it they move more in there and you can sit it out and wait for them .

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I also live in Stevenage and have recently been searching for new waters. Here's a few that I have fished and also ones I have found on the net;

Day Ticket Lakes
Chestnut Pool (real runs water) - http://www.chestnutp...uk/uk/home.html
Manor Farm (2 carp lakes are medium difficulty) - http://www.manorfarmfishing.co.uk/
Banjo Lake (Not fished here) - http://www.leevalley...banjo_lake.aspx
Holwell Hyde (pay at bank - could not find website so this will have to do) - http://www.go-fish.c.../venue_2185.htm
Rib Valley lakes (hard water, nice fish apparently) - http://www.ribvalleyfishinglakes.com/
Stanborough (not a fan of this place, nowhere fishes that well and boats are annoying) - http://www.fishsouth...tanborough.htm]

Clubs
None of the following I have fished. These are only clubs that I have found on the net recently.
Gerrards Cross - http://www.gxudas.co.uk/
BADAC - http://www.badac.co.uk/
Verulam - http://www.verulam-angling.co.uk/
Biggleswade and Hitchin - http://www.bighitaa.co.uk/
Blunham Angling - http://blunhamac.co.uk/index.html

Syndicates
CEMEX water - http://www.cemexangl...d=161&groupid=2
Season ticket for Manor Farm - http://www.manorfarm...on_tkts_28.html

I hope this information helps,

Craig

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Wow thanks ever so much for that mate much appreciated. Ill have a good look at that info later. Im planning on doing some recce's over the weekend so ill check some of these out. Cheers mate.

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I'm glad that I could help. If you need any more info then just PM me. I might not know all of the answers but I'll do my best to help.

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Good info!
I'd agree - Stanborough isn't everyone's cup of tea. Manor Farm isn't a bad day ticket venue - quite like it there. Verulam's a good club with some nice waters and won't break the bank.

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yes howell hyde is pay on bank,£6 a rod 2 rod max £4.50 per rod kids.
dawn till dusk although its the same price whether you fish full or half day!!!!
your suppose to prebook a night and its £15 plus your £6 per rod for the days either side if you stay on. eg fish sat all day £12 sat night £15 sun all day £12 = £39 adds up over a season so not the cheapest of day ticket venues but nearly a sure bet for a catch.
ive been helping out my brother in laws,only started fishing last year and have all caught high doubles and one had a 21lb,good for the confidence when starting out to catch a few.
have fun let us know how you got on!

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Hello. Went to Holwell this morning and it was totally iced over, dammmm....

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a good few waters are iced up round here.

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wasnt sitting in a red car was you??? i popped down there to have a look and to see how it was fishing and your right totally iced over!!!
i was in the white van if it was you!!!

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Apparently there is a gravel bar running between 2 of the islands (far one and middle one). Not sure how true this rumor is as I haven't looked for it myself. One things for sure is that the fish do seem to like it between them islands.

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yes there is a gravel bar but its not as big as everybody thinks but its there,there is a couple of features there,islands,gravel bar and shelves
water levels have been up and down recently

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i was there at about 7.30, only there for five minutes i was in a maroon renault espace.

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no i wasnt down there that early.ive heard stanborough is frozen aswell.
the wife got me a new bivvy for xmas and a new bedchair and porter is on the way next month so really looking forward to getting to the lake again.




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