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A couple of reviews from
Jamie Collins reviewed Bromeswell fishing lakes — 5 star
Great venue with some fantastic looking carp, Jon the owner is also a nice guy
and makes you very welcome at the matches
Dave Street reviewed Bromeswell fishing lakes — 5 star
Top quality venue with excellent fishing for common, crucian, mirror and grass
carp. Tench, roach (big ones!!!!) Rudd, perch, bream and Skimmers. Reasonably
priced with helpful bailiffs.
22nd July 2015
On 14 July my brother
Ian visited from Kent for a couple of days at Bromeswell. Only one fish on
the first day, but as that was a 27 1/4 lb common, he wasn't too
disappointed! Caught on ledgered salmon pellet, it took him over most of
Horseshoe before we netted it at the cost of a bent net handle. Ian must
have formed quite an attachment to it, because, having returned it safely,
he overbalanced and followed it in, thereby entering the water and
Bromeswell folklore simultaneously. The whole thing was witnessed with
amusement by Mandy (and Mandy's dog).
I had the best of the next day's fishing, with no aquatic drama but two
mirror and three common to his one, but all in single figures; the best,
around 8lb, is in the third photo.
Regards, Peter White Martlesham Heath.
5th September 2014
Photo of a common carp banked
this morning attached. I was after some of the better roach & had changed to a
single piece of corn in an effort to get through the small fish. Needless to
say, on a float set-up & centre pin loaded with 4lb line it gave a good account
of itself! No idea what she weighed, I had scales with me that I use for chub
fishing & they banged down at their limit of 12lbs. Looking at the scale pattern
on its right shoulder & upper flank & comparing it to shots on your gallery, I
believe it may be a mid-double that’s been banked before by Nigel Crowley & Dan
Johnston. See what you think.
Mark Brewster Licensed Coach Gipping Valley AC & Suffolk County AAA
I came fishing at your lakes with
my granddad, Bob Wallis, on Monday 1st September. I caught a Carp that was 6lbs
and is the biggest fish I have ever caught. I am not sure which lake I was
fishing on but I caught it using sweetcorn as bait. My name is Emily Hewitt and
I am 11 years old. (See picture Page)
Karen Jordan Stoke High School
These are a few pictures of the
Students from Stoke High School Orminston Academy, they fished the Willow in
July this year during their weeks fishing Activity. The group photo was not
actually taken at Bromeswell but i was asked by John for a group photo if
The second photo shows student 'Rhys Watkins age 13' with a lovely Bream caught
on the Willow in the first 10 minutes which he was chuffed to bits with.
The third photo shows Student 'Jessie Davies also age 13' with his first EVER
fish caught! this was caught on the Willow also. Hayden had never been fishing
before so this made him very excited.
The fourth photo shows student 'Hayden Thornhill age 13' also with his first
ever fish caught. Woop woop.
The day was very hot so not every student managed to catch as the fish just
didn't want to eat, but the students all still had a great time.
karen Jordan - Fishing Activity leader.
Colin Booker 12th August
As Many of you may be
aware, EACoE ( Eastern Angling Centre of
Excellence) took over the summer fishing
this year. We fished Willow for the first
day, and all of the youngsters caught
several fish, with a few catching their
first ever carp. There were carp to over 4
pounds caught plus tench, roach, bream, rudd
and dace. Day 2 we fished Horseshoe, and
more bream were caught plus a few tench and
carp. One really nice roach, just over the
pound was caught, together with several
rudd. Day three was really another re-run of
two, with many carp falling to odd shaped
pieces of luncheon meat, mainly small, about
a qtr inch. The meat that is!
Another very good three
days at this venue, and of course, we will
Thought you may like know we
had a great day at Horseshoe Lake on Sunday. It
was nice of you to lay on a little sunshine! Top
weight was 79lbs. Second was 69lbs 14ozs then a
bit of a gap to 3rd spot with 34lb 12oz. All
caught including a lovely grass carp and some
very nice roach.
I'm not bringing the father in law again. I
outdid him with numbers (i had probably 50 or
more roach/tench and skimmers) but he bagged 4
carp in the space of 30 minutes.
See you soon
Nice one to start the
My name is Dan
Johnston. I thought I would send you my picture of a common carp I
caught at your fishery yesterday, Sunday 17/02/2013. It weighed 14lb
7 ounces. An absolutely cracking fish in excellent condition. I
would be over the moon if you could put this on your photos page,
(no sooner said than done, Michael)
19th September 2012
First cast of the day and
first ever Carp for Ben Hembling (10 years old), caught on Sunday 16th
September on the Horse Shoe Lake, Caught on a float and sweet corn.Dad
Steve had not even finished setting his rod up before hearing Ben
shout I've got one !The fish weighed five and a quarter pound, Ben has
only just started the sport and has only been fishing five times
Best regards Steve
17th September 2012
Hi, I took my 7 year old daughter
to horseshoe lake on the 9th September. We had a great time and caught plenty of
fish. My daughter had these within an hour of setting up on her float rod. This
was the first carp she had ever caught, what a way to start! :-)
21 June 2012
Please see attached my favourite fish from the first
weekend (see Picture Page) I visited your excellent lakes
(18/19/20 May), 3 days fishing on the bounce was a record for me
too but with fishing this exciting why not!. The biggest weighed
in at 7 1/2 lb but with so many fish up to this size and fish
much larger to go for it is very good sport.
Last Saturday didn't end badly either!. After a wind swept day,
all other anglers had left by about 5:30 and I was giving up
hope of catching. The clouds came in about 7 and it looked like
rain, my ledger had gone off twice in an hour and both times I
lost decent fish, so I started packing up whilst leaving the
ledger until last as usual. At about 8:20 the ledger shot off
and after a 25 minute battle I landed a new PB 13lb 1oz common.
How happy was I except there was nobody left to take my mug shot
with the fish! See picture attached. Cheers.
See you again soon I hope.
Here are the photos of the
14lb Common Carp I caught with my pole in the Horseshoe Lake, as promised.
Thanks again for great day at the lake - I had a good day fishing with my
Thank you, Paul
EASTER 2012 FISHING AT BROMESWELL
Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th April 2012. Two days fishing for youngsters,
funded by S.C.C.
The weather could have been a little kinder, but over the two days, Bream,
Tench, Dace, Common carp, Ghost Carp, Roach and Rudd were caught.
The lads and lasses all caught several fish each, many good sized roach and rudd
amongst the scores. The courses were for half or full days, and judging by the
smiles, there were many future anglers in the numbers.
Both the students and parents gave excellent feedback on the course, and were
already asking about summer sessions.
It is an easy venue for coaching, having shallow margins, plenty of fish, and
the layout means good visibility for supervision on the pegs.
We’re back with S.C.D.C. during August!
Some more reasonable carp
from Bromeswell. The ghost is particularly nice and weighed in at 4lb 12oz. The
larger carp was 5lb 13oz. Took an age to get it in the net! (See
Thanks again for another great day's fishing.
2nd April 2011
Not sure if you can use these - I had nobody to photograph me with it. The
bigger carp was around 4lb - I couldn't find my scales. The second was 1lb 6oz -
what a beauty and so unusual. The tench was just shy of 2lbs
Had great time, all my fish, and I reckon i had near on 30, skimmers, tench,
roach and 3 carp, were caught on curried sweetcorn and light waggler rig.
Thanks again for a great day
An after thought from Bob.....
Thanks Michael! They look
better on your website. Hope to be back very soon I had such a fantastic day
and fresh back in to fishing after a 30 year absence.