A beautiful start on a late February morning at Furnace Brook.

The construction of new swims continues to take shape around the main lake at the venue despite the weather doing it’s best to throw a spanner in the works. This is enabling a much better experience for the visiting angler especially so in the winter months with the inevitable underfoot conditions. We would hope to have both sides of the lake finished towards the end of this year along with many other improvements all contributing towards the experience of a day in the tranquil settings of this wonderful fishery.

Carp sport is on the up!

Yes they are starting to feed with a little more gusto as one very happy young man found to his absolute delight! Thomas Daw visited recently with his Step Father, fishing the newly refurbished peg 7. They set up two rods to target Carp on the far margin with boilie baits. The rewards! Thomas with a new personal best, a beautifully conditioned 9lb common Carp this, along with two other examples just under this size. Just wonderful to see the joy on this young anglers face in the middle of Winter, if this is not what it really is all about then we have all missed the point. A big well done to Thomas, we look forward to seeing you again soon.


Thomas with his new pb, a 9lb beautiful FBF common Carp.

A select field turned out recently for the first FBF Carp match and their efforts were well rewarded as plenty of Carp were landed. Carl from Bexhill took the spoils from peg 7 where he fished a chod rig with fluro pop-up’s to some snags on the far bank. He landed 13 Carp in total between 5-15lb and this gave him a grand total of 116lb 2oz and a convincing victory over Harry visiting from Ninfield. Harry fished Mainline boilies utilizing a ‘blowback’ rig, he had 10 Carp in total giving him 71lb 11oz. There will be an occasional Carp match on the venue from time to time. Further details can be had by contacting the venue bailiff – Simon Dole on 07826187348.

Regular visitors and great friends Frank and Fred have been on the venue again for a day session. Armed with two rods each the boys used boilie baits on simple ledger tactics. Fred had the upper had this day with 10 Carp up to 15lb on Cell baits. Frank used tuna and lobster flavored boilies to lure 3 good Carp with the biggest a common of 11lb. Their collective knowledge of the venue enabling them to maximize their sport even in the colder months – Top angling gents and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Match fishing continues on the venue with open matches now taking place every other Sunday until the end of April, the remaining dates as follows;

15th March
29th March
12th April
26th April

Draw times for these events will be 09:00 all welcome but please book your place in advance and note the venue is closed from dusk on the Saturday preceding the event to dusk on the Sunday.


Simon Watford with his 21lb match bag of FBF hybrids good enough for 2nd overall in the January silvers open on the venue.

Spring is in the air!

It’ on its way the days are slowly but very surely drawing out and the trees are budding with fresh green shoots pocking up everywhere around the venue, spring is very much in the air.

The Roach and Bream will soon be wishing to spawn and Carp sport will continue you improve, we can expect to see sport from the traditional early season species like Tench and Crucian Carp pick up and you will see new lambs running about in the field adjacent to the venue. It’s a great time of year to be out and about enjoying nature and the change of season.

Expect to see a few Tench as we move towards spring.


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