Summer Algal Bloom
At the moment (9th July) we are experiencing an algal bloom which we get for a brief period most years depending on the weather
What causes it?
All year round nutrients are released into the water from leaf litter and silt on the lake bed.
During the winter these nutrients build up and in spring when it warms up and there is enough sunlight, the algae feeds on these nutrients until they have been used up. The algae then dies back to a very low level for the rest of the summer.
At the end of the summer when there is not enough sun to keep the algae alive it completely disappears, and so the nutrient levels start to build up in the water again over the winter months.
During this time the fishing is still great and the catch rate as good as ever, and there is no health risk to the fish or to people.
Lakes now cleared after a late algal bloom
|Water temperature at 1ft depth:||13°C|
|8hr Rod average:||7.2|
|Most number of fish caught:||4 anglers recording over 40 caught|
|Best fish recorded:||9lb Rainbow|
|Caught on:||White Nomad|
|5 Most Successful Flies of the Week:||Damsel|
|Gold Head Green Nymph|
|Stocking Percentages:||85% Rainbows|
|Mean average fish size this week:||3.75lb|
After a very late algal bloom this year the lakes are now clear (at 07/07/15) and the cooler weather and occasional rain will keep things that way.
The lakes have fished very well over the last couple of days and the catch rate is higher now than it has been for the last two weeks.
For all enquiries, please email Stuart at email@example.com
Summer Evening Opening Times
We are now open Tuesday and Thursday evenings until 8.30pm. This runs from May through to the end of August.
We are also open every day in July and August from 7am to 7pm except Tuesdays and Thursdays when we’re open until 8.30pm.
Kilnsey regular and junior record holder, Ben Fox, has qualified for the 2016 England Youth Fly Fishing Team.
Ben, 15 from Huddersfield, competed in the National Youth Championships at Grafham Water in Cambridgeshire, finishing with a four fish bag in the Loch style match to secure his place in next years’ team.
Ben has trained regularly at Kilnsey in the lead up to the National Championships and the team at Kilnsey were delighted to hear about his success.
We have organised the next clear-out for early June 2015.
Please see the Clear-out Event page for more info.
Troutmaster Fish off Results
7 Competitors fished here at Kilnsey on 27th February to decide who goes through to the national fish-off.
Having weighed in a bag of 16.1lb four hours early to claim a 4lb bonus, Malcolm Proudlock was the winner on the day.
Lewis Little also weighed in a bag of 16.1lb but later on in the day.
One of Malcolm’s winning fish
On Friday 27th of February 2015 we will be holding our Troutmaster fish-off.
This competition is open to anglers who received a Troutmaster badge during 2014 for a fish they caught at Kilnsey, and have recently been contacted by Troutmaster directly. The winner of the competition gains entry to the national fish-off.
Please see the dedicated page on the right for more details.
Winter Times & Tickets
As always, Kilnsey Park Fly Fishery will remain open all winter, closing on Christmas day only.
The fishery will be open 7 days a week from 7.30am (or dawn if later) until 5.30pm (or dusk if earlier)
For local dawn and dusk times click here (there is always this link on the ‘Tickets, Times and Prices’ page).
Shop & Cafe
From Monday 3rd November until late March the shop and cafe will be open at weekends only from 10am to 4pm
Getting your fishing tickets on weekdays when the shop is closed
As always, you need to sign in before you fish to let us know when you arrived and what ticket you would like. Please do so at the shop entrance before you start fishing.
We will collect payment, issue tickets and stamp your loyalty card during the day at the lakeside so we don’t interrupt your fishing! Please bring cash for your tickets if possible, though we still have card facilities available
On weekends, please still sign in outside the shop before you fish, but get your tickets and loyalty card stamped at the shop when it opens at 10am
Sorry for the inconvenience
Winter Opening Times
Please note we now open 7.30am to 5.30pm through the winter except when daylight restricts this to shorter days.
We close on Christmas day only and stock it especially well through the Christmas holidays
Last fish processing is now at 4pm through the winter so please make sure to get your fish to the processing unit by 3.45pm.