Catch Returns

2009
Month April May June July August September Total
No. 2 41 25 3 0 1 72

Weight

2.0 lbs
15.75 lbs
116.75 lbs
5.25 lbs
1.75 lbs
1.0 lbs
142.5 lbs
Ave.
1.0
0.98
0.95
0.87
0.87
1.0
0.95

2008
Month April May June July August September Total
No. 2 41 25 3 0 1 72

Weight

1.5 lbs
35.75 lbs
31 lbs
4 lbs
0
1.25 lbs
73.5 lbs
Ave.
0.75
0.87
1.24
1.3
0
1.25
1.02

2007
Month April May June July August September Total
No.
2
14
88
11
10
5
130

Weight

1lb 8oz
18lb 8oz
1lb 8oz
14lb 8oz
12lb 4oz
6lb 8oz
171lb 4oz
Ave.
0.75
1.3
1.4
1.3
1.2
1.3
1.3

 

2006
Month April May June July August September Total
No.
8
28
115
19
19
2
187

Weight

8lb 4oz
25lb 4oz
122lb 8oz
19lb 4oz
21lb 4oz
2lb 12oz
199lb 4oz
Ave.
1.4
0.97
1.06
1.01
1.1
1.4
1.06

 

2005
Month April May June July August September Total
No. 16 48 151 67 80 9 371

Weight

15lb 4oz
54lb 8oz
154lb 4oz
76lb
86lb 12oz
9lb 8oz
396lb 4oz
Ave.
0.95
1.13
1.02
1.13
1.08
1.05
1.06

 

2004
Month April May June July August September Total
No. 47 87 234 35 12 21 436

Weight

36lb 12oz
79lb 4oz
231lb 4oz
32lb 4oz
12lb 4oz
18lbs
409lb 12oz
Ave.
0.78
0.91
0.98
0.92
1.02
0.85
0.94

 

 

The figures recorded here are taken from the Catch Returns made by members and visiting anglers covering the years from 2004 onwards. Given human nature, a complete return is little more than a pipe dream. It is quite surprising to learn that so many anglers are unwilling to reveal their catches (although they are quite happy to talk at length about "the one that got away"!). Consequently these figures are based upon an average return of 25 - 30%. Fortunately this figure is sufficient to both compile these tables and guide our stocking policy. The figures show a fairly consistent average weight over the period.