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Wiremill Lake East Grinstead


Posted by Bazil Brush  on 13 July 2010
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Category: Fisheries
Subject: Wiremill Lake East Grinstead
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“Has anyone got any info about the lake at wiremill in Grinstead. I know it is open for day tickets and run by W.M.A.C, but would be interested to know what stock there is in the lake.

I managed to find an article on the internet that states 3,500 roach were stocked into the lake back in 2007, but apart from that it all a bit of a mystery.

Please HELP!!!!

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pond770
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25 February 2010


location: Surrey

total posts: 31
On 14 July 2010 pond770 said:

“hi bazil not much info out there but i work with sum one that fished it a few years ago in matchs had tench to 5lb/eels, never had carp but saw sum.
if you go give me a shoutthumbs up


 

Bazil Brush
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On 23 July 2010 Bazil Brush said:

“Niceone pond!

I did take another walk around wiremill the other day, and finally spotted a nice carp.

Its the first one I have seen after a few trips, so i do think that the stocking levels are very low indeed, but Im always up for a challenge.”


 

flairz
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On 28 July 2010 flairz said:

“Alright Baz,saw and read yr post m8,Ive been thinking about wiremill for a while now and the time has come to get my rods wet in there..........One ?? m8,might be me but you say you have to belong to a club to night fish? W.M.A.C stands for? I have heard of one fish in there but cant say to much....wink,wink,nudge,nudge!! got plenty of info but no records of fish being stocked,try and find a copy of OLD SURRY WATER MILLS BY j.hiller he fished it in the 1950s and speaks of it.....cant find one anywhere.Im off to the libary..”


 

Bazil Brush
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On 28 July 2010 Bazil Brush said:

“Wow, thanks Flairz...

An interesting post with some useful info.

My challenge now includes trying to locate the book you mentioned. nod

I know that W.M.A.C stands for Wire Mill Angling Club, but i have never been able to find out anything about the club or even if its still going.

We have been baiting up a couple of spots over the last couple of weeks, just because we get the feeling the carp in there dont see much bait, so we figured we would try and get them used to boilies before we start fishing it.


 

flairz
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On 29 July 2010 flairz said:

“Ok,the fishing club started in the 1930s at some point but like you say no info im still digging on that! also fishing has been going on there since 1910-12 even earlier i think..... Exactly what i was thinking-baited spots and not fishing it for a while.im looking to get down there first light sunday for a good walk round and check out the banks up the top end.you down there this weekend??get the old marker float out.”


 

pond770
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On 29 July 2010 pond770 said:

“hi flairz good info,when was the last time you fished wiremill,if so what pegs have you fished,also baiting up with baz
wave 2


 

Bazil Brush
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On 30 July 2010 Bazil Brush quoted:

“Ok,the fishing club started in the 1930s at some point but like you say no info im still digging on that! also fishing has been going on there since 1910-12 even earlier i think..... Exactly what i was thinking-baited spots and not fishing it for a while.im looking to get down there first light sunday for a good walk round and check out the banks up the top end.you down there this weekend??get the old marker float out.”   posted by flairz


and said:

“We were hoping to get down there and bait up a bit more this weekend, but it might be next week now.

I have been round the other side, but you end up trekking through a forest if you try and go further up the lake, literally, and some of the pegs look nothing short of dangerous if you go past the first couple.

Someone mentioned that there is also a nature reserve eyepopping at the far around, any ideas on that?”


 

flairz
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On 30 July 2010 flairz said:

“No info on the nature reserve m8,but the RSPB recommend it as a good bird spotting place along with hedgecourt (nice carp in there)those swims that are over grown sound perfect to me your own little hide,Ill be down sat pm for a walk might see you there ......”


 

flairz
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On 30 July 2010 flairz said:

“pond 770 m8!!! what pegs ,where have i baited up! come on m8,we should al have a social down there one day then we can put a plan together or talk properly,to many people see this shit were saying,keep all this on a low key or were have shit load of noddy carp boys down there.....”


 

Doobs
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On 30 July 2010 Doobs said:

“Hi Flairz
Nice work mate... Been looking for some info on this lake for a while... Also been down there with Bazil and Pond! Will probably see you there!!

Sorry mate but this is classic! You do realise that this is a carp forum!
keep all this on a low key or were have shit load of noddy carp boys down there
laugh and slap laugh and slap laugh and slap


 

flairz
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On 31 July 2010 flairz quoted:

“Hi Flairz
Nice work mate... Been looking for some info on this lake for a while... Also been down there with Bazil and Pond! Will probably see you there!!

Sorry mate but this is classic! You do realise that this is a carp forum!
keep all this on a low key or were have shit load of noddy carp boys down there
laugh and slap laugh and slap laugh and slap
”   posted by Doobs


and said:

“lol doobs.... ”


 

pond770
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On 31 July 2010 pond770 said:

“sorry flairz it sounded like you have not fished it for a while,i work with sum match an
glers ho have given me sum info but it was a long time ago
what time you down there tonight”


 

flairz
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On 31 July 2010 flairz quoted:

“sorry flairz it sounded like you have not fished it for a while,i work with sum match an
glers ho have given me sum info but it was a long time ago
what time you down there tonight”   posted by pond770


and said:

“Ive not fished it for ages m8 and blanked....Ive wanted to fish it for a while,Im going down there about 3 for a walk .found out a rough idea of whats in there now.”


 

flairz
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On 03 August 2010 flairz said:

crynot good news.....fish kill in there lost alot of fish....came from beaver farm.”


 

pond770
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On 03 August 2010 pond770 said:

“do you know how long ago”


 

flairz
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On 03 August 2010 flairz quoted:

“do you know how long ago”   posted by pond770


and said:

“only a few years back 2005.........”


 

Bazil Brush
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On 06 August 2010 Bazil Brush said:

“That explains the low stocking levels...

Its always sad when you hear of a fish kill, but looking at the place now it seems to have recovered quite well.”


 

hairy rig
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On 01 September 2010 hairy rig said:

“hi there i live very near to the wiremill lake and over the last 2 weeks have walked it twice a day but have seen no one fishing and no signes of any one bin there fishing so on tuesday this week a friend and i fished it we baited some swims the night before and fished it for 10 hours with out a bite or even a knock went back today for a few hours and the same not a thing the fist time in 40 years of fishing that i have drawn a blank. the pub knows nothing about whats in there but a couple of old boy told us that there are big pike 30ib and is best fished for pike in the winter”


 

Bazil Brush
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On 09 September 2010 Bazil Brush said:

“Hey Hairy!

whereabouts were you fishing, and what were you using?

we have tried boilies down there a few times now with no joy, mind you we were only fishing for a few hours mind, probably needs a few graft hours this place but someones got to get a carp out sooner or later.


 

trevfish
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On 14 February 2011 trevfish said:

“i belong to the wiremill fishing club and have fished it for 5 years with varied results. please be aware that there is a honesty box for day ticket fees thank you and tight lines. Trevor”


 

pond770
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On 27 February 2011 pond770 said:

“hi trevfish, how do you get to join wiremill fishing club”


 

mjnicho
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On 05 October 2011 mjnicho said:

“Seems a bit of a head banger this water, I kno a fella caught fish on his first and only session last year! Not massive but a fish all the same. Have been digging deep for info, its limited but there there are bits out there. Is there anyone on here fishing it at the monent, who would like to put in a bit of a hardcore campaign? Give me a shout ”


 

carpmiller53
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On 10 October 2011 carpmiller53 quoted:

“hi trevfish, how do you get to join wiremill fishing club”   posted by pond770


and said:

“ To all those looking 4 WIREMILL info,
I was a member 4 about 5 yrs back in the 90s, I went out with the owners granddaughter . It used to have a water skiing club operating then and as it was considered harmful to both skiers boat that hitting a surface feeding carp at 30 knots, was not only dangerous for both skier boatcrew, but made a very gory mess of the carp ! It was therefore decided that if any carp were caught (and i never saw one or heard of one being caught in 5 yrs) that they must be released in the out going river !That was a club rule !
You carp guys must be thinking - what a waste.
In those days the the only fish stocks were tench , bream , pike the usual head of silverfish (roach, rudd skimmers etc.) As you know tench bream are bottom feeders , so if you werent into tench or bream fishing - this was not the club for you !
The club used have matches most saturday nights with good catches most nights , and as i have already mentioned , i never saw or heard anything about carp. So i hope
this answers your questions . (i guess if the waterskiing club is still there , your pretty much wasting your time trying to locate carp for the simple reason - there aint any carp present ! also if your not into catching tench slabs , are you sure this is a club you want to join ? I hope this has helped, feel free to ask any more- i will be happy to try and help ! ”


 

JAMES
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On 03 May 2016 JAMES said:

“hi i am Thinking about fishing the wire mill, does anyone know what is a good bait down there and if carp are in the lake ”


 

JAMES
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On 03 May 2016 JAMES said:

“hi i am Thinking about fishing the wire mill, does anyone know what is a good bait down there and if carp are in the lake ”


 

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