Sunday, 5 May 2013

Warwick Racecourse Reservoir — a Little Gem, by Jeff Hatt

Summer is here and the fishing is good. After a long and difficult winter the tench and crucians have woken up and the silvers are biting...

Warwick Racecourse Reservoir was our port of call and we weren't to be disappointed. From the off we caught plenty — Martin concentrating on the bars of gold and myself on its surprising head of genuine silver bream.

Maurice with a typical Ressy crucian
I think our final nets speak for themselves, though Maurice Hopcraft, head bailiff and president of the club assures us that better still are easily possible from this wonderful little gem of a water.

The best catch of silver bream of my entire angling life!
Ten crucians and a single tench. There's not many waters that can
throw such a catch your way
Thanks also to Tony Collet, second in command, who filled us in on the crucial little details and gave pointers as to what was possible in the future. Both Maurice and Tony obviously love this water and know everything there is to know about it.  

Will we be back?

Too right we will. The fishing was just fantastic! 

Tony deep in concentration. Any minute now...!

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