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Wither Bracken Lake...

Post by Gary Bills » Mon Sep 19, 2011 4:46 pm

Is this the Lost Lyonesse of carp ponds? I could have sworn that information was here this morning, and now it's gone, like those fabled misty isles....

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Post by The Sweetcorn Kid » Mon Sep 19, 2011 5:01 pm

How Odd, I have asked Mark and await his reply. :wink:
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Re: Wither Bracken Lake...

Post by Mark » Mon Sep 19, 2011 6:14 pm

Are you sure FB, I have checked all the forum logs and it shows nothing as being deleted. Was it you FB who started the post.
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Re: Wither Bracken Lake...

Post by StalkingLuke » Mon Sep 19, 2011 6:21 pm

I started the Post Mark and if I hit view your posts it appears but not if I look in the Pools and Lakes section?
Strange but not surprising it really is a magical place!
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Re: Wither Bracken Lake...

Post by Mark » Mon Sep 19, 2011 6:30 pm

There have been some posts today in the Suggestions for Improving the Forum section under 'Bracken Lake, Sussex', are you lot sure you have not been posting in there. :wink: see link below

http://www.traditionalfisherman.co.uk/v ... 7&start=10
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Re: Wither Bracken Lake...

Post by MadScientist » Tue Sep 20, 2011 7:31 am

I used to fish the lake next door (New Pond) before it was closed down by the new owner. I often craned my neck to see Carp basking in Brackens as i walked down to New Pond. Like Luke i would love to fish this water, its not what you know i think its who you know..still hoping..one day

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Re: Wither Bracken Lake...

Post by DerekScoopers » Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:55 pm

I had the pleasure of being on the syndicate on Bracken, a most beautiful lake I will post some pictures when I can scan them, as far as I remember the whole syndicate and there was not many,fished the whole first week of the season, both my late brother John and me spent a great week together like 10 year olds laughing and cooking, we did fish but it was a hard water and I caught my only fish about 20 lbs on the last night, a stunning common as most of the redmire fish are.

I had the chance to climb up THE tree and gauze on the carp cruising through the holes in the lilies, most in their 20's and 30's and every now and again you caught sight of a monster pushing them out the way !

EverY fish was recorded in the secret book and I am so happy my name is in there.

I left the syndicate the following year, not having the time to justify the time, and I believe it may have been Chris Tarrant who was selected to take the spot.

What wonderful memories of a perfect fishing lake and my brother.

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Re: Wither Bracken Lake...

Post by UKCP » Sat Oct 28, 2017 1:06 pm

My best friends father was one of the original members of Brackens and my friend was allowed to fish with his dad. I remember tales from my friend when the Redmire fish arrived in 1973 and he caught one at 8lb on sweetcorn, his father also made a temporary pond in his garden which he used for growing on some fingerling carp that were placed into Brackens around the same time,I would often feed these fish with my friend dreaming of their final destination. Sadly my friends father died in 1974 and my friend never fished there again to my knowledge. We lost touch when I moved out of the area. I am retiring next year at 59 and would dearly love to join the syndicate, if anyone can help please PM me.

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Re: Wither Bracken Lake...

Post by StalkingLuke » Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:18 am

I live very close to Bracken Lake and have walked past it many times catching glimpses of it through the woodland that lines its banks.
I spent many years trying to find out as much as possible about the place and even managed eventually to speak to the head of the syndicate but it has never come to anything.
Last year there seemed to be some work going on and I found the gates to the pool removed for a few weeks so naturally I had a little wander down to take a peek. Sure enough it is the pool of my dreams!
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