Author Archives: Jason Rackley

Work Party Dates Moorlane

Hi All,

We have arranged a number of work parties for Moorlane. Please attend if you can even if its just for an hour, it all helps. We will be cutting trees and bushes around both lakes so please bring any cutting or prunning tools you can. Future Members welcome, if your on the waiting list each work party attended allows you to fish 1 week earlier, IE if you attend five work parties you will be able to start fishing our lakes from 12th May 2019 as long as you have paid you subcription.

The Dates

Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th January 09:30 am

Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th Febuary 09:30 am

Hope to see you there

The Bailiff Team


Moorlane Stocking

Hi All

We have some great news for you all. We have stocked both lakes at Moorlane, The front lake has had Approx 500 mixed Tench and Carp and the Back lake has had Approx 200 Tench and Carp + 10 Larger Carp of around 6lb. We still have a lot of work to do over Moorlane so look out for work partys and attend if you can as every little helps.

Hope your looking forward to catching some of these i no i am.


Tight Lines

The Bailiff Team

Moorlane Work Partys

We had 2 very successful work partys on the 3rd and 4th of November. We cut down lots of trees to remove them from the waters edge, this to prevent leaf litter from entering the lake and causing oxygen problems. This work was essential with the up coming stocking program of the lakes. It has had an instant effect allowing wind on the water which in turn has raised the D,O levels, It has also made a lot more accessible for fishing all methods around the front lake. There is still plenty of work to be done on and around the lake so look out for future work party dates and please attend if you can, Remember every work party attended gets you entered in to the raffle with some great prizes on offer each year. Many hands really do make it light work.

The Bailiff team

Carp Match Results

Carp Match Results

This match is fished over two 24 hour matches, First at Hithermoor and the second two weeks later at Moorlane long lake. There were 9 Anglers entered on the first leg, Jason Caught the first fish, a common called the long common at 24lb 8oz.

Jason Had a second fish on the Sunday at Hithermoor. Another Common of 16lb 2oz.

This gave Jason a big lead going into the second leg with 40lb 10oz in the pot.

The second match was a real hard slog with the carp not playing ball due to the Angling pressure. Sadly no fish were Landed in the second leg. This resulted in Jason winning.


Match Results

Silvers match results

This was under tough conditions with an algae bloom covering the Lake. Thank you to all that entered. It was a Bailif clean sweep with the below results.

  1. Richard Drummie
  2. Jason Rackley

Dave Penn

Tight lines The Bailif Team                                                                                               

Match Dates

This seasons match dates are as follows :- Silvers match on Sunday 5th August 07:30 draw Hithermoor Lake
Carp match first leg Hithermoor Lake Sat 25th – Sunday 26th August (24 Hours) – Second leg Moor lane Saturday 8th /Sunday 9th September ( 24 Hours ) the draw for both Carp matches we be at 2pm and fish from 3pm.
There are limited spaces on all these matches, so book your place by replying to this post or contacting the Head Bailiff or Fisheries Manager.

News Letter

Summer has finally come and the new season is just around the corner, All the new members are itching to get on and fish. The fisheries have all being doing well, Lots of Bream, Tench and Carp coming out. Bob has had Lips off the top at Hithermoor at 34lb 2oz. Good angling Bob.

We have also been very busy with work party’s on the colne and Hithermoor. Great turn outs on the work party’s with next seasons members comimg along to muck in as well. This is a great way for you new members to get a head start on the fisheries as well, Not only do you get to ask the bailiffs about the lakes and river, we have a new system in place For each work party you attend you can start fishing the lakes a week earlier. There are still a couple of work party’s before the season starts, 3rd June Moorlane and 10th June River colne both start at 09:30am. Remember with out your help its impossible to maintain all the swims so please take the time to attend all help is welcome, Ill leave you now with some more pictures of resent captures and work party’s.

Tight lines

The Bailiff Team


Work Party dates

Work party dates Saturday 12th May & Sunday 13th May River Colne + Hithermoor – 9.30 am start.
Moor Lane 3rd June – 9.30 am start.
River Colne 10th June River Colne 9.30 am start – in preparation for the commencement of 2018 / 19 season.
PLEASE come along and help.. if you have a few hours to spare on any of the days.
If you have any tree cutting / pruning equipment / strimmers etc please bring them along – also if you have waders there are a few areas of river bank that need clearing.
See you there ?
The Bailiff Team

Work Party News

Thanks to all that attended today’s work party we even had a junior member from the waiting list turn up. Unfortunately After looking at the conditions on the bank we made the decision to cancel the work party on the grounds of Health and Safety. The next work party is next Saturday 24/3/18 all welcome, please come along if you can spare an hour or two. All future members from the waiting list are welcome too, this is a prime opportunity to come and get to no the water.

Hope to see you all next week.
The Bailiff Team