MP TOWPATH BAILIFF 25/01/14  Lots of pike coming out of the Mill Pool at Broxbourne today including one of 7lb caught on a large lump of bread flake, The angler was trying for Chub.

MP TOWPATH BAILIFF 21/01/14 Had reports of some big Chub being caught just below Ware Lock up to 7lb.

MP TOWPATH BAILIFF 21/01/14 Chub are being caught again along the conkers at Broxbourne now that the water colour has started to improve.

DF 13/01/14 an angler fishing at Broxbourne Meadows caught a trout of 1lb 8 oz another angler had a nice chub of 4lb 8oz on bread today

MP TOWPATH BAILIFF 11/01/14 as the water is losing its colour and dropping some anglers are getting out and giving it ago, lure anglers were finding Jack Pike above Stanstead Abbotts Lock today, others were catching Roach around 6-7 inch next to the 414 bridge at Stanstead Abbotts on the tip.

MP TOWPATH BAILIFF 10/01/14 lots of Roach being caught in the Old Mill Pool at Broxbourne today on single red maggot.
Broxbourne Civic Hall have a new show this March which may be of interest to your members and I wondered if you would be interested in possibly sending this out to them? River Monsters Face-to-Face, with Jeremy Wade Friday 14 March, 7.30pm Broxbourne Civic Hall Man-sized piranhas, fish that electrocute, nine-foot river sharks (yes, riversharks) … You’ve seen the programmes; now find out what it takes to deliver these outlandish creatures to your living room – and why nobody had done it before. Join the presenter of the global hit series River Monsters, biology teacher and angler turned seat-of-the-pants explorer Jeremy Wade, for an evening of mystery, mayhem and monster wrangling. What do you do when something grabs your hand in a pitch-dark underwater cave? When your aircraft engine fails above the Amazon jungle? When a doctor tells you about fish boring people to death? And why is it all worthwhile? It’s also a rare chance to put your own questions to Jeremy - but catching him when he’s not on an Amazon riverboat or living in a cockroach-infested hut is just like catching a fish: you must be in the right place at the right time…. Tickets £18, concessions and under 16s £12. Call the Box Office on 01992 441946 or click on the book online logo. "The greatest angling explorer of his generation" Independent on Sunday More information is available at the River Monsters website.
Bob Hornegold has had a very successful year whilst fishing the Old river and the relief channel at Fishers Green. Targeting the chub he caught plenty of fish from 3lb 8oz up to a beauty of 9lb. One of only a few reported at this weight in recent times. bob has also had some excellent catches from the River Lee Navigation at Ware in 2013 - Large Perch including ones of 2lb 8oz, 3lb 4oz and one of 4lb - Bob also plans to write a book this year in memory of a good friend lost to cancer in 2013 and plans to donate the proceeds to Cancer Research UK. Well done Bob Hornegold on your 2013 captures and good luck for 2014. please check the Gallery section for Photo's

December saw large numbers of Perch ranging from 1lb8oz up to 4lb being caught at Stanstead Abbotts mainly on Lobworms and some on lures. Ware town centre also produced some nice Perch biggest weighing in at 3lb15oz also on Lobworm. Carp were showing themselves on the Folly Island at Hertford, anglers were fishing boilies and producing Carp up to 18lb. With plenty of colour in the water, later in the month Bream up to 6lb were being caught on the broadwater above Stanstead Lock, mostly on sweet corn fishing the feeder. The Towpath Fishery restocking program started this month with 350 Tench supplied by the Environment Agency going into stretches of the Lee Navigation. Chub are still coming out along the conkers at Broxbourne but with gin clear water at the beginning of the month it was hard work. The Broxbourne mill pool is still producing plenty of sport for the Roach angler, with roach coming out one a chuck on bread punch or maggot, also Gudgeon and the odd Dace. Not many Pike anglers on the bank this month but one angler landed a nice 10lb4oz Pike at Rye House on Dead bait. TOWPATH FISHERY BAILIFF.