Throop Reports

THROOP REPORT 19th December 2014

Hi Guys,

Ringwood fishing throop reportIt’s just over 4 weeks since my last report , so what has been happening ? well not a lot, it has been very quiet , in fact the river banks at times have been almost empty, the river has been up and down like a yo-yo, sometimes very coloured with the water temperature just right for the Barbel, but they have been very elusive and hard to tempt onto the bait.

So if the banks are bare, then I don't get many reports, but we do have a few reports for you with a few pictures.

So let me start by wishing all you Guys a very Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year, and many thanks to all you brave souls that sat out on the cold damp banks trying to tempt a fish to the bait just to send me your report, and thanks for all the reports that were sent in.

Let’s start where I left off, Monday 17th November and it was Barbel fanatic Brian James who tempted a couple of fish, not Barbel, but a couple of Chub to 6lb.

Now just look at this, I had to wait until Friday 21st November for the next report, but it was worth the wait, a fine Barbel was landed by Malcolm Graham, this beauty weighed in at 12lb 10ozs, well done mate, many thanks for your report and photo.

ringwood fishing throop reportSaturday 22nd November

With the water temperature at 50.6 f or to the educated lot, 10.3 c which should have had anglers falling over one another to get onto the riverbank I only had one report and that was from Clive Woolner who had to work very hard just to tempt one Chub of 4lb 8ozs on the float, well done mate and thanks.


Sunday 23rd November

When you should be at church praying for that big one, a few people sneaked off to do a bit of fishing, the first was Dave Hamblen who tempted a nice Carp of 14lb to the net, and next up was local angler or should I say wangler, and yes I have spelt it right, David Norris who certainly puts in the hours and today he landed a nice Barbel of 11lb 12ozs, this was netted and photographed by his buddy, local resident, George, well done to you both.

There was also a report of a Barbel of 15lb being landed to an unknown angler.


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Monday 24th November

No reports today, there was an overnight frost, although the water temperature was a healthy 48 f or 8.8 c.


Friday 28th November.

We have jumped the whole week without a sniff of a report, but was saved today by a decision by Mike Lamb who decided to do one of his last knocking couple of hours, and it payed off with a PB Barbel of 14lb 12ozs, a tremendous fish in hard conditions, well done to you Mike, he did not get a photo, after such a hard fight in the dark, the fish was safely returned.

Congratulations Mike on your PB and once again, very well done.

Brian James was also on the banks today and managed a couple of Chub.


Saturday 29th November.

Just one report today, and once again it was from David Norris with a Chub of 6lb 2ozs, well done David and local  photographer George


Sunday 30th November.

You know the old saying, "you can’t keep a good man down", well he's done it again......

David Norris has captured a cracking Barbel of 14lb 2ozs

Once again George was on hand to net and photograph the fish, well done lads, and David is certainly putting in the hours and getting some great results.






Monday 1st December.

I just can't believe we have no reports from David Norris today, I reckon he feels guilty and has gone to work.

So today we have a report from Joe Froggett who seems to have this incredible habit of catching Pike on paste, and yes he has gone and done it again, another Pike falls for his bait, this has got me thinking, I reckon he moulds his paste in the shape of a fish to attract the toothy critters.

Also on this session Joe also captured a Chub.

Clive Woolner has got a great love for Roach fishing and today he proved it by bringing 6 fish to a pound to  the net plus the bonus of a 3lb Chub.

Chris Brewer landed  a nice Chub of 4lb 9ozs, well done we know that Chris has had a problem with shaky camera shots due to a crappy support, but today John Horncastle was on hand to photograph the fish and angler.....well done lads and thanks.

Wednesday 3rd December.

Aub Harrison and Avon Bailiff Merv Quick were on the banks today using trotting and roving tactics and managed 3 Chub around the 4lb mark.



Saturday 6th December.

Today was a lovely sunny day and there were just 8 anglers on the whole of the Beat, I met up with Mike and Steve from Bridgenorth, who were struggling up until we met, lets hope they caught something after I  left.

A couple of anglers were putting their floats through its paces, one was Tim Lampard who was just landing his third Chub whilst I was watching, and further downstream was Paul Fuller who just landed his 8th Chub, this fish was a good 6 pounder, well done to you both. 



Sunday 7th December.

After a hearty breakfast at the Lamb in Ringwood, Mike Bowker and Steve Williams returned to the riverbank, Mike landed a Chub of 5lb 12ozs and also one a bit smaller, and Steve landed a Jack Pike on last knockings, at least they caught on this very cold day.



Monday 8th December.

Merv Quick returned to the banks and using the same tactics as his previous visit took two Chub, one of 3lb 8ozs and a larger one of 5lb 7ozs, well done Merv, and thanks.



Tuesday 9th December.

Again the float was doing the business, and this time the angler that was at the other end of a successful rod was Pete Wilson, his catch was 11 Chub to 4lb 10ozs, he also lost a couple of lumps, but a very good session, well done Pete.



Thursday 11th December.

Joe "Pikey" Froggett was just one of two anglers on the fishery today, the other angler was on a day ticket from Exeter, so what has Joe been up to today ?..............the answer is that he did land another small Pike, it was so small that he put his hand in its mouth just to make it weigh a bit more, but this little Jack was not that stupid, it latched its teeth into his hand and drew blood, that will teach you for not remembering that even small Pike have got teeth.


Saturday 13th December.

Dave Norris and George Barnby have been so successful lately that they have decided to go undercover to hide their success, they have got new HATS, so what name can we give to this dynamic duo.........


To save his blank, George caught this Trout just after I left.....THE MAD HATTER STRIKES AGAIN.


So that just about wraps it up for 2014, it has been a tough year, lets hope 2015 brings more success.

Many thanks to all of you that sent me your reports, don't forget you can get river conditions from Chris Allport on 07789 408501

Send any reports to  or call me on 07740 777967 for river conditions.


Brian Willson Throop Bailiff.

THROOP REPORT 16/11/2014

Hello and welcome to a rather late Throop report.

I must admit it has been a bit of a struggle waiting for the reports to come in, but many thanks to those of you that have obliged and sent me some photos and reports.

I suppose the weather conditions have not helped, one minute the water was very low with the weed not dying off and that in itself was keeping a few anglers off the banks, but saying that, the odd fish was caught and put a nice smile on the captors face.

At this time of the year it is very important to watch the river conditions and the weather, Manager Chris Allport and myself are always on the other end of the phone ready to help you guys out, the numbers are at the bottom of the report.

Here again are a couple of links that you should copy and keep, the first is the river level here at Throop, one golden rule is it can take 24/48 hours for the river to react after heavy rain.

So that's the river level sorted out, now for the Bournemouth weather, this link can give you the hourly forecast up to ten days, again clink on this link and copy it to your device.

So now we have sorted out the river levels and the weather, what about the catches, well I must say that there have been some very good catches, and it’s worth seeing that those guys that have put in the time have had a result including the biggest Barbel so far this season.

Friday October 17th.

First up is the only reported catch of the day, and this goes to Mike Lamb who landed a Barbel of 7lb, and these are the fish that are a very welcome sight, well done Mike.

Saturday October 18th.

And again just one report for today and what a cracker this one is, and again its Mike Lamb with a stunning capture of two Barbel, both of these fish were doubles and weighed in at......12lb 4ozs....and an even bigger fish of 13lb 2ozs.

What a great fishing session, well done Mike and many thanks for a great report.

Sunday October 19th.

Ian Pyne was on a day ticket, Ian was a member a few years ago and after this session perhaps he may be tempted to re-join, Ian's quarry today was Perch and he landed quite a net full, several fish of 1lb + were landed, there were 5 over 2lb with the best fish weighing in at 2lb 4ozs.

There was an even bigger Perch that was hooked but not landed, a greedy monster of the deep, a large Pike took a shine to his best fish of the day and made off with this fine specimen, not only that, it also beat Ian's landing net, hard luck mate, but you lived to tell the tale, thanks for your report.

Monday October 20th.

Today we have two photos and a double catch that came within minutes of each other, the first was from Joe Froggett who captured is PB Barbel a splendid fish of 14lb 14ozs.........congratulations Joe........beat that one !


Minutes later another anglers rod arched round and another Barbel is on the hook, this time the angler was Bailiff Sid Johnson, and with baited breath Sid slid the fish over the landing net, this fish weighed in at 13lb two doubles in just a small space of time and just a few yards from one another.....well done to you both.


On the last report I called Sid Johnson.............Sid Thomson......of course that was wrong, sorry mate.

Tuesday October 21st.

Joe Froggett was back on the banks today, no doubt trying to beat his PB, and he could have done it, but he lost a rather large Barbel, unlucky Joe, not only unlucky losing a big fish he had the top joint of his Greys rod snapped when the tree he was sitting under lost one its branches on this very windy day, but he was rewarded with a Chub of 5lb 1oz.

So beware when you sit beneath a tree in very windy conditions, especially Willows, that can snap even on a calm day.

I don't know if you can remember to one of my  past reports of some clumsy so and so who whilst fishing on Beat 3 caught a gas canister alight whilst trying to make a brew which lead to his trousers catching alight..............well HE'S BACK, his name is Darren Roberts, but I call him Darren Meatloaf, that's because of his long hair and his 25stone weight.

He was down for a week with Tony Crouch, yes Fred’s nephew, and the can a 25 stone giant fall down a rabbit hole ?

And that's exactly what he did......So if you are on the riverbank and you see a Meatloaf Giant walking towards you......STEER CLEAR.


Friday October 24th.

Sid Johnson was using a centre pin for the first time, this was given to Sid by Chris Allport, I suspect this was in return for a couple of dozen boxes of Mr Kipling cakes that Chris has devoured over the season, so what happened ?...........well Sid is well known for fishing the far bank but on this occasion this was not possible, go on Sid, just drop it over the edge...........BINGO......two Chub of over 6lb was brought to the net...well done Sid.

Here are a couple of photos that were sent to me from my last report, these fell to the rod of Joe Royffe, 13lb 14ozs and 13lb 8ozs, many thanks Joe.



Also sent in to me was a few photos from Alex Ball, these were caught a few months ago, 3 photos in all, a Chub of 7lb 2ozs, a PB Barbel of 12lb 8ozs and a PB Pike of 24lb 5ozs.....well done Alex and many thanks.

Alex Ball CHUB 7lb 2ozsAlex Ball PB BARBEL 12lb 8ozsAlex Ball PB PIKE OF 24lb 5ozs


Saturday October 25th.

A report came in today of two 8lb Barbel caught and landed by unknown anglers.

Monday October 27th.

A report of some Chub being caught, this on an almost deserted fishery, one angler landing four.

Tuesday October 28th.

Another report came in that a 14lb 11oz Barbel was netted along with Chub.

Wednesday October 29th.

Today is a day to remember, and empty fishery and lashing rain, or shall I say lashing rain of epic proportions, so no reports.

Wednesday October 30th.

I spent  a few hours today watching my wife Tina fishing, I might learn something here, and yes, she landed a Chub of 5lb 9oz.

Wednesday November 5th.

The weather has kept a few anglers at bay, the fish have had  a rest and now it’s back to business.

Joe Froggett is back on the banks and has landed two 8lb fish, one taken on paste and the other taken on boillie, the only problem is, they were both Pike, unlucky mate, are you going to beat your PB Barbel ?......not easy.

Sam Pask was targeting Perch today and he managed a great PB, a nice Perch of 2lb 5ozs, well done Sam and congratulations


Next up is our famous resident on the banks of Throop, yes its George Barnby, known by you all as Irish George, and he is having a very successful season, and so he should be, he spends a lot of hours on the banks and it is well paying off, and today he has added a 13lb 12oz fish to his tally, well done George, I just pray it’s not on those boillies that I gave you.


Thursday November 6th.

Joe Froggett is at it again still trying to beat an elusive Barbel PB, and again he is using his MAGIC paste, this stuff seems to attract Pike because another two snapped up his wonder bait, unfortunately he did not land these two toothy critters.......WAS YOU GLAD ?

Sunday November 9th.

Today I had a report of a 13lb Barbel being caught.

Monday November 10th.

Barbel Barnby has done it again, his tally is rising, George has captured a morning Barbel of 8lb 4ozs, well done mate, and many thanks to David Norris for the photo and report.


Tuesday November 11th.

David Norris decided on touch of Piking today, and he was delighted when a Pike of 11lb 12ozs snapped up his live bait, well done David.


Wednesday 12th November.


A STONKING FISH OF 15lb 2ozs.......well done Joe, a new PB....dare I say it.....beat that one.

This was the only bite of the session, before the weather moved in, the river was running coloured and high at 0.86.  CONGRATULATION AGAIN.


Friday November 14th.

Mike Lamb has again tackled the high warm water and was rewarded with another double, this fish hit the scales at 13lb 12ozs, Mike did capture another 13lb fish a few days ago, well done Mike, thanks for your report.

Saturday November 15th.

Brian James was having a bit of trouble with Eel bites and after landing one of about 2lb and the weather moving in after a glorious morning his rod had a 2 feet twitch and he was delighted to land a very energetic Barbel of 8lb 3ozs, this fish put up a very epic fight in the fast water. well done mate.

And yet again Barbel George has added another fish to his tally with a 7 pounder, again well done and thanks to David Norris for the report and photo.


I almost forgot Sid with a Chub of 6lb 9ozs


So there you have it, well done and many thanks to all you guys that have taken advantage of the high warm water that the Barbel love here at Throop.

We did not have many reports but the ones that we received were great and very welcome.

Please don't hesitate to give me a ring or e-mail or text, my number is 07740 777967 or e-mail

For river conditions or any other fishing advice contact  Manager Chris Allport on 07789 408501.

Many thanks guys and very good luck


Brian Willson Throop Bailiff.


THROOP REPORT 18/10/2014

Hello again and welcome to another Throop Report.

So I start today, Thursday 25th September, and who better to start with, our Roach fanatic, Ian Boniface, and today the Roach are again his quarry.

Ian caught 6 Roach today between 1lb 8ozs and 2lb 5ozs, with his two best fish weighing in at 1lb 14ozs and that big one of 2lb 5ozs.

Well done Ian, all we have  now is to get you to take some selfies.

IANS ROACH 1lb 14ozsIANS ROACH 2lb 5ozs     


There are some very nice Roach that are making a show at the moment and it's well worth targeting these beauties, good baits to use are Tares, along with Hemp, Sweetcorn is another bait to be considered, these baits should keep the minnows at bay.

Despite Peter Hilken's  recent  success in landing a 12lb 8oz Barbel on a small hook, today he was very unlucky to lose another estimated double figure Barbel when his small hook straightened, unlucky Pete.

This Brings  to the question of hooks, we have all had our favourites in the past, and we continued to use them with confidence until a disaster happened and we then have second thoughts.

Now I am not going to preach to you what hooks to use but I had the same problem when I lost confidence in my hooks, they were blunting when they were pulled across they gravel, they never seemed strong enough, after a chat with Phil Nixon, he put me on to another brand, and I have never yet regretted changing, in fact Peter Hilken has now splashed the cash and now uses the same hooks.

Friday 26th September.

Today saw Alan Paget back on the riverbank, he has been in and out, backwards and forwards to the Hospital for many weeks, now he has at long last had his knee operation, spent some time at home recuperating and getting on Wendy's nerves.

So here he is on the riverbank in the pouring rain with no brolly, he said it was too heavy to carry with his incapacity, I told him to be very careful he doesn't get water on the how did  first visit go ?....................It could not have gone better in a million years.          

His first fish was brought to the net.......A fabulous Barbel of 13lb 2ozs, I said first because we have more to come.

His second fish to be brought to the net was another Barbel, this fish was even bigger, another beauty, this time hitting the scales at 13lb 12ozs.

An outstanding Barbel capture, so well done Alan, it really is great to see you back again.

There was no  photo of the fish, so here is what poor old Alan's knee looks like, so if you see him limping to his swim, you now know why.


During the netting of Alan's fish, our Bailiff Sid Johnson once again broke his landing net handle which I swiftly took home to repair it.

Sid then captured a fish of his own............he won’t be needing his net for this one.


In the last report I said that Sid " should have gone to Specsavers " but seeing how Sid was going to shave off his beard I thought that perhaps we should Change his name..............It seems that he his is quite partial to a certain time of cake, so it has to be MR KIPLING........


It seems that today was one of them days that the Barbel were feeling a bit peckish and decided to feed.

And today saw another big fish caught, this was landed by George Barnby, well done mate, that was well deserved, especially the amount of time you put in, the weight of this cracker was 14lb 8ozs, the biggest fish today.


I bet you were all wondering who George Barnby now you know, it's Irish George.

Many thanks to Peter Hilken who was on hand to take to photo.

And it was Peter himself who also landed a Barbel, not a monster but a nice 7lb 5oz specimen, Peter also landed 4 Bream in his haul.


Also on the bank today was visiting angler Dan Mattock from Yeovil, along with some Bream, Dan landed some very nice Roach, these two weighed in at 1lb 5ozs and 2lb 4ozs......well done Dan.


Saturday 27th September.

Today saw "Mr Kipling" , sorry I mean Bailiff Sid Thomson put his newly repaired landing net handle to good use, and it was a nice Barbel of 8lb, well done Sid, and your handle held up to the pressure.

Glen Roach had his very first visit to Throop and went home very happy after landing a Chub of 4lb 4ozs and a Barbel of 7lb 8ozs, well done Glen I bet it won’t be long before you grace our banks again.

Many thanks for your reports.

Monday 29th September.

There was just one report in for today and that was from Andy Clark, he did send me a belated report of a vegetarian Pike who took a liking to a nice chunk of bread that Andy was using for hook bait, this was on September 6th, this is Andy's Pike.


So back to today and a nice bag of Chub weighing in at 4lb 4ozs.....5lb 8ozs...and 5lb 12ozs, well done Andy.

ANDY AND A 4lb 4ozs CHUBANDY AND A 5lb 8oz CHUBANDY AND A 5lb 12oz CHUB.

Wednesday 1st October

Peter McCleary has joined us for a 3 day session at Throop and he starts the first day on the worse bit of river to fish, and that is on the Hurn side of Beat One.........not that it is bad fishing, but that is where the dog walkers go to empty their dogs and then let them have a swim to get rid of all the bits, he did manage some Roach amongst the chaos, there were some nice fish in the 12/14oz range........lesson learned for the first day.

Thursday 2nd October.

And Peter McCleary is now on dog free Beat 2, so his more peaceful day is rewarded with a Chub of 4lb 4ozs.

Friday 3rd October.

This is Peter's last day of his three day trip and again he is on Beat 2, so using Hemp, Tares and Wheat he captured two Chub, one of 5lb 4ozs and best of all a magical PB fish of 6lb 12ozs, well done Peter, how nice to go home with a PB under your belt, many thanks for your report.

Next time you fancy fishing Beat 1, fish it from the Bournemouth side, dogs are not allowed there.

I did mention Peter Hilken and his problem with his hooks, not anymore, after obtaining our recommended ones, he now has given them a good test by capturing another double figure Barbel, this one was landed and weighed and hit the scales at spot on 12lb, well done mate, you must now be very confident.


Saturday 4th October.

Today we see the arrival of Keith Little from Waltham Abbey, and with him comes the crap weather, it seems that if the weather is going to turn nasty, that is strong winds and rain, it will be when Keith arrives.

His start is not very spectacular and today he managed just two Bream.

Sunday 5th October.

It's a very quiet day today on Throop, but Keith did mange two fish a bit bigger than the Bream that he caught yesterday, unfortunately they were Pike which are not Keith's favourite fish.

Remember on my last report when I tried to help out Richard Brown who was having problems with his waders, well it seems that he still can’t make up his mind and is still trying to get the last bit of wear out of his old ones whilst on the banks of Throop.

Richard struggled today trying to tempt a fish to the hook and only managed to watch all his freebies being eaten by the crafty Chub.

Tuesday 7th October.

Keith is still trying to capture one of those elusive Barbel, and today he captured four Bream to 6lb and a Roach of 1lb 7ozs.

There was one Barbel caught today, that went to an unknown angler and weighed in at 12lb 12ozs.

Wednesday 8th October.

Chris Martin captured a nice bag of fish, there was a nice catch of Perch to 1lb 12ozs, plus Chub of 4lb 12ozs....5lb 2ozs...and one of is a photo of Chris with his 6 pounder...well done mate.


John Hoskings returned to Throop after an absence of 25 years and decided to fish the same swim that he fished all that time ago, George was on hand to offer his assistance, he lent John his unhooking mat to sit on and advised him what bait to use, and in just a very short space of time his rod bent round on a three foot twitch and John soon landed a Barbel of just goes to show, I wonder if he will be back in another 25 years, well done.

George Barnby and Peter Hilken both landed some Bream.

And just to remind you all that today saw an absolute rotten batch of weather, very heavy rain and high winds, today was a day for LOSERS, Keith Little lost his landing net bag, Sid Johnson lost his brolly, all blown in and gone forever, two chairs were blown in but retrieved, I lost my pegs and cord that I use for tying down my brolly.

Mick Browning lost his landing net float device, and on returning to my van, I had lost my drivers mirror, it had be smashed off by a passing idiot motorist.

They say it's good to get out on the riverbank.........not today.

Thursday 9th October.

Another day of high winds and lashing rain, I decided to give fishing a miss today, but today was still very important here at Throop, we are having delivered another 6oo Barbel, these were the same size as the last delivery and are marked with the blue spot, some of the fish have been fitted with an internal tag and can be identified by a clipped pelvic fin, this work was carried out by Bournemouth University .

Amongst those that attended the restocking were Avon Manager Phil Nixon, myself and Throop Bailiff Peter Hilken, along with Pete Reading and Chris from the fish farm.

Also in attendance was Roy Westwood, the former editor of Anglers Mail, Roy was editor from 1986-2002 when he retired as editor, Roy was in charge when Anglers Mail became the first all colour angling magazine in June 1991.

Roy also developed Stillwater Trout Magazine, Roy now works at Anglers Mail as a photographer.

Friday 10th October.

Another very quiet day on Throop today, we had a very welcome break in the weather with no rain and a very mild air temperature.

I joined up with Keith Little for a few hours, I never had a bite and Keith worked hard on a full days fishing for two Chub around the 4lb mark. 

Saturday 11th October.

Keith Little was still looking for his Barbel on this two week visit and today was no exception, his capture today were two Chub, one of 6lb 5ozs and the other was a touch smaller at 5lb 10ozs, also brought to the net was a 9lb Pike that should have known better.

Aaran Morgan, had two sessions, one was a 3 hour stint on Friday and the other was a 4 hour stint today, his total tally of these sessions were one Bream and 5 Chub , the two biggest Chub weighed in at 5lb and 5lb 6ozs.

Monday 13th October.

An unlucky number for some people but not for Keith Little, today he captured his first Barbel of his visit, a nice fish of 7lb 2ozs, well done mate.

Now you know when you have been waiting ages for a bus and two come along together, well that's what happened to Keith, ( no not a bus ) it was another Barbel, and this one weighed exactly 7lb, this was followed up by a Chub of 6lb 1oz, all these fish came in a very short space of time, and then that was it, no more fish at all.

Bailiff Andy Wyatt was also looking for a nice Barbel but this was not to be, 8 Bream was brought to the net plus two nice Roach to 1lb 2ozs.

Well done lads and thanks for the reports.

Tuesday 14th October.

Keith Little again captured just a single Chub that weighed 5lb 5ozs.

Peter Hilken had two Bream.

Des Norris had a Barbel of 8lb on last knockings, one of those fish that was captured as he was packing up.

Now for a classic, two friends of Keith Little came down for a two day visit, one was Andy Childs and the other was Joe Royffe.

Joe chose his swim and tactics with great care and was rewarded for his efforts with a Barbel of 13lb 8ozs and 5 Chub, well done mate a great catch.

Wednesday 15th October.

Just one report for today and that was Joe Royffe, after roving about the fishery and covering quite an area he decided to settle, I bet it was because he was knackered after walking so far, but Joe had enough stamina left to net his next fish which was another Barbel and this was even bigger, the scales thumped down to a wonderful 13lb 14ozs..............Now that was magic.

Thursday 16th October.

Sid Johnson landed a Chub of 4lb 12ozs without breaking anything.

Andy Child landed a Tench of 4lb 8ozs, plus a nice bag of Perch over the pound mark and some Roach.

Keith Little shared a swim with Joe Royffe, there were no Barbel in this session, but two Chub for Keith and one for Joe, Keith also lost a couple of fish.

Well that's about it for this report, many thanks for all of you that sent in your captures and stories and the photos.

The river has now got some colour in it, most of the heavy weed that has been hung up for most of the season has been washed through, we still have the weed slowly dying off, watch the rise in the water levels.

Keep a copy of water levels at this time of the year, it can be a great help.

For any information on conditions call Throop manager Chris Allport on 07789 408501

or for your reports and information call me on 07740777967 or e-mail me


Brian Willson Throop Bailiff.

THROOP REPORT 29/09/2014


Hello and welcome to another Throop report.

Again it seems a bit bleak with not that many reports are coming in, although in saying that, a big thank you for those of you that have sent me their reports.

I can’t  believe that as I sit at the computer and write this report the heavens have opened up and the rain is lashing down, its Wednesday the 24th Sept, and today is another first, I have a new e-mail service from BT, poor old Yahoo is no longer, they have served me well, it took me 30 years to get the hang of their service and now I have to start all over again, another 30 years to get to grips with the new system which will make me 101 years old.

So what has been happening on the river ? .........well we do need lots of rain to increase the water level and get a nice flow going in some of the deeper swims.

We have had days when quite a few anglers have been on the riverbank, but mostly it has been very quiet with just a few lads on the banks, the visiting anglers seemed to have made up the majority.

Saturday 30th August.

Chris Clark fished a very prolific swim that can produce some fine specimens, but this particular swim has struggled all this season for some reason, and this session was no exception, using maggots he attracted one of our famous species, THE MINNOW, but on a very tough day one of these little  fish took a shine to his bait and was well and truly hooked, but this was not the end, one of the Toothy Critters took a shine to his freshly caught Minnow and hey presto ! a 5lb 8oz Pike was brought to the net.

Although he does not normally fish for this species it was very welcome on a tough day.

                      CHRIS CLARK AND A 5lb 8oz PIKE

Sunday August 31st.

A report came in today which, although a bit sparse is worth a report, Dave the painter !  ( sorry that's all I got ) landed a nice Barbel of 12lb 14ozs.

Richard Brown was back on the banks today having a rest from the university where he works, and today he had 5 Chub to 3lb caught on various methods, so well done Richard especially on a difficult day, but then came the bad news, his 30 year old waders have finally given up the ghost and he will now have to dig deep and buy a new pair, this really is a shame, everyone would recognise him by this big brown baggy pair.

So just to help out Richard to choose a new pair, I have got three photos for him to choose from. I bet you lot click on the SHORT ONES to get a better look.




I had an early morning session and all I could manage was a very large Eel, and no I did not weigh it, I never wanted it in the first place.

Tuesday September 2nd.

Just one report came in for today and that came from Bailiff Peter Hilken who had a mixed bag, 4 Bream, Roach, Dace, Pike and two Perch, well done Peter and thanks for the report.

For those of you that like Perch fishing, here at Throop there are some fine specimens which grow to some great sizes with fish growing to over 4lb, and there have been many Perch showing lately.

Thursday September 4th.

At last David Norris has captured his first Barbel of the season, it was captured on Sunday 24th August and today I received the details, well done David and many thanks for your report and photo, a cracking first of the season weighing in at 13lb.


But that is not all.............on Wednesday 27th August he landed his PB Chub of 6lb 8ozs.....congratulations on your PB mate.


And if you thought that was it, you would be completely wrong...........what on earth has he trod in, on Sunday 31st of August he has gone and done it again, another Barbel, and this beauty weighed in at 13lb 9ozs, and many thanks to Irish George who was on hand to photograph another double.


Aaran Morgan is again on the banks and again being very successful, this session saw him land two Chub, one at 6lb 2ozs and the biggest at 6lb 5ozs.

Well done again Aaran.

AARAN AND A 6lb 5oz CHUB        

Saturday 6th September.

And it’s another PB, this one goes to Tony Riley who captured two Chub, one weighed in at 5lb whilst the PB hit the scales at 6lb 2ozs.

Well done mate and congratulations on your PB.


Sunday 7th September.

The only report for today was from Ivan Hoare who had a pleasant evening session landing two Chub to 3lb plus 8 Perch to 1lb, well done Ivan.

Monday 8th September.

Roach man Mark Wintle was again applying his float tactics and had a mixed bag of fish, they were made up of Roach and Dace, there were over 100 fish captured with the best fish, a Roach, weighing 1lb 6ozs.

Next up is Chris Brewer who by his own admission has been having camera problems, it seems that the camera and the gadget that holds it are not talking anymore and they have developed a wobble, but despite all this he did manage to land a nice Barbel of 12lb 2ozs, well done Chris, but unfortunately the first photo shows the Barbel only weighing 2lb 1oz, that's because of the wobble we can only see a bit of the fish.


Tuesday 9th September.

And its Tony Riley with a nice Barbel, I say nice because we just love to see this size of fish coming through, 7lb 1oz was its weight, well done Tony and thanks to Chris Allport for taking the photo.


Three lads were up and down the riverbank today, there was newlywed Luke, his buddy Sam, and Uncle Terry, who was reliving his boyhood days whilst wading and catching some well-earned Chub up to 1lb . Luke captured 3 Chub to 6lb whilst Sam landed a 4lb 12ozs fish.

Well done lads and what a great and gruelling day you had together, many thanks for your report.


Wednesday 10th September.

Not only have I been struggling to get some reports but I have been struggling for over an hour to get the computer working again, don't ask what I done but it’s on the mend again, fingers crossed when I put the pictures on.

Laurie Goldsmith was on the banks today and landed 6 Perch in the first 30 minutes with the best fish weighing 1lb 5ozs.


So what's his secret ? I think I have found the answer, could it be this ?


Thursday 11th September.

Jim was down from Newcastle on one of his weekly visits, this one was not the greatest, and yes we have all done it, he left his rod and reel leaning up against the fence at School Bridge whilst he was loading his car, and sure enough off he drove leaving his pride and joy behind, well after a few phone calls and a plea of help on the Ringwood forum one of our members Paul Allen replied and I am glad to say that Jim may soon be reunited with his beloved gear.

Many thanks to Paul for his help in the matter...........good on yer mate.

Friday 12th September.

And it’s very quiet on Beat two today, just four anglers were on the bank at 4.00pm.

Bailiff Sid Johnson was one of them and managed to land a nice Chub of 6lb, well done Sid.

Saturday 13th September.

They say that 13 is unlucky, I suppose they could be right, only one report today and that was from Steve Johns who landed a nice Barbel of 12lb 9ozs.

He was a BIT unlucky, it could well have been 13lb on such a memorable day.........well done Steve.

Sunday 14th September.

Those two buddies were back on the banks again, and this time Luke and Sam went back to basics with their fishing methods, this time they were roving and covering a lot of ground, Luke had 5 good Chub to 5lb 5ozs plus some nice Perch to 1lb 8ozs, whilst Sam had a great Chub of 5lb 10zs and cried when he lost a bigger one which liked the large weed bed better than his landing net, but Sam's best moment of the day was when he landed a splendid Perch of 2lb 4ozs.......Sam may have caught some more but he had to rush home for a shave.

Well done lads and many thanks for your report.

SAM AND A 5lb 10oz CHUBSAM AND A 2lb 4oz PERCH

Tuesday 16th September.

Aaran Morgan has hit another 6, this time it's a 6lb 3oz Chub, well done mate you are certainly catch a few this season.

Ivan Hoare was again into some fish, this time it was 4 Chub to 4lb plus some nice Perch to 1lb....well done again.

For those of you that like Br**m, sorry about the dreaded word, but Mark Baldwin had one of those slabs that weighed in at 6lb 10ozs, well done mate.

Friday 19th September.

A day to remember for Bailiff Peter Hilken, apart from four Bream he put his rod and skills to the test by landing a nice PB Barbel of 12lb 8ozs, well done Peter and from your photo you look well delighted, congratulations on your PB.


Wednesday 24th September.

Tony Riley text me saying that he had landed a Chub of 4lb 12ozs and a chap further along the river had Bream to 6lb.

I was also fishing........or trying to, 25 Ducks in the swim.....2 Cormorants....1 Otter....1 large Pike....two large Owls screeching at one another.

So what did I catch.............don't be daft, not a bite, even an hour into darkness.


Have you ever wondered about your favourite fishing hat, as a Bailiff it’s amazing how you can walk the banks and see another angler and recognise him by his hat.

For example......Pete Reading......Jon Cadd.....Des Norris....Scott Mosley.....Irish George...........and my new one.


Many thanks for all your reports, pray for some rain.

If you require any river info you can contact Chris Allport on 07789 408501.

Or call me on 07740 777967 or e-mail me  for your reports or info.


Brian Willson Throop Bailiff.

THROOP REPORT 01/09/2014 

Hi Guys,


Today saw the release of 900 Barbel into Beat 2.............these fish are all about 6 inches long and are our fish for the future.
Another 600 will be released at the end of September.
A lot of these fish have been marked with a blue spot on their underside.

They were purchased by R.D.A.A. and the Barbel Society.

Many thanks goes out to Phil Nixon and Pete Reading for their tireless work in organising and obtaining the fish.

These fish were obtained from Bowlake Fish Farm and were delivered by the owners Pat and Chris.
You can log on to their website which is.

click on link.   

A few anglers were on the river today and saw the release of these little beauties, they were released by Chris and Pat from Bowlake, also present was Chris Allport, Pete Reading and myself.

Phil Nixon would have loved to have been be present but due to another important commitment he was unable to attend.

It was great to see Pat and Chris meet up with a few of their ex-pupils from Sparsholt College.

So let’s hope these little beauties hide their self away until they reach 16lb +.



It has been the slowest few weeks for receiving reports, so there must be a million reason why this is happening, but that's life.




We had a PB today, and it's Aaran Morgan, he is doing very well at the moment and today is no exception, he landed 6 Chub with the best fish weighing in at 6lb 9ozs a new PB, well done mate and thanks for you report.





Today sees a nice double figure Barbel, this was captured by Steve Taylor who apparently was shown a few tips by Bailiff Steve New

who is delighted that his plan worked, this cracker weighed in at 13lb 4ozs....well done Mr Taylor, but that's not all.......


Two days later, he capture another double, again using tips supplied by Mr New, and this time on Wednesday 13th August, he landed another cracker, this fish weighed in at 12lb 4ozs........what a great couple of sessions, I bet Mr New must be a bit envious now.

Many thanks to you two lads for your report and photo's.





I know that Ian Boniface loves his Roach fishing and the Roach have been coming out throughout the Beat, and to prove his success here is a picture of a 2lb Roach that Ian brought to the net, well done mate.








Today was very quiet but I managed a few hours fishing with Tina, no Barbel or Chub today but a Perch was caught by Tina and I had a Roach, both fish fell to our pellet baits meant for Barbel.




Today belonged to Muss, now that is his nickname, his first name is Andrew, his surname is ?????Musselthwait...or Musselwait ???

I am completely at a loss on how to spell it, let’s stick to his nickname plain old MUSS.


Today he captured his smallest Barbel that has seen his net, this weighed in at 6lb 4ozs, but it was on last knockings when his rod had a 

3 foot twitch and revealed a beautiful Barbel of 12lb 12oz......well done mate, sorry about the spelling.




Today is Tina's birthday, and that means only one thing, a trip the shops to see how much money I can get rid of.


Rick was doing great today, ( I don't think ) was slimy day for him, one Eel and one Bream that weighed about 4/5 lb.


Bailiff Andy Wyatt had a nice bag of fish, 4 Bream and a Roach of 1lb 9ozs, plus the addition of one nice double figure Barbel,

this fish hit the scales at 12lb 7ozs, well done mate, thanks for your report.


ANDY AND A 12lb 7oz BARBEL  



The only report today was from Tony Riley who landed two Chub, one of 3lb 14ozs and the other at 4lb 12oz, well done Tony, things are a bit tough at the moment.




And today the report I had was from Bailiff Sid Thomson, who found a  shoal of feeding Bream, 7 fell to his rod, all of the average size of about 4lb.

There was also an unconfirmed report of a Barbel being landed of between 9/11lb.




Again I only had one report today and that was from Mark Baldwin, he landed a Bream of 4lb 12ozs plus a Barbel of 7lb 4ozs,

well done Mark and thanks for your report, it is nice to see some of those mid-range Barbel making a show.

 MARK AND A 4lb 12oz BreamMARK AND A 7lb 4oz BARBEL




Mick Browning reported a couple of fish, a Chub 4lb and a nice Barbel of 10lb 2ozs, well done Mick and thanks for your report.


Now everyone who fishes Throop knows our own permanent fixture, and by that I mean a lad that is on the water most of the time

and that is Irish George, and today he landed a very well deserved Barbel of 14lb 4ozs, this is one of the largest so far this season, many thanks to George for his report a very good photo....cheers mate.




So thank you all for your well received reports, please keep them coming in.


At the moment the water level is up a touch, this is much needed, the river is looking very good.

check out the link, this is an up to date water level which updated each day by the E.A.


Also for those of you that have to travel a few miles to the fishery, check out and keep this link, it's for the 10 day weather forecast for Bournemouth.




If you require any up to date information on river conditions you can phone the Throop manager Chris Allport on 07789 408503.


or you can give me a ring for any river conditions and catch reports on 07740 777967 or e-mail me at

Good luck to you all.



Brian Willson Bailiff.


Welcome to a rather delayed Throop report, yes I know it's a nuisance and you have been flitting to and fro on your computer wondering what the hell is going on, well it’s here now.


Let’s make a few excuses.......the computer has been playing up lately .............True.

I have been decorating.........................................................................................False.

I have been on holiday.........................................................................................False.

I have been sitting on my butt waiting for the reports to come in.........................True.


On the last report, I mentioned my old buddy Chris Martin from Angling Direct at Rayleigh, how good it was to see him again, so for those of you that could not put a face to the name, here is a photo of Chris.




Sorry guys that's the best I can do, you must have parted with a few quid into his sweaty palm over the years.


Tuesday July 22nd.


Today I only received one report, but it was a good one, it was from Ian Boniface with a PB Barbel of 13lb 14ozs, well done Ian a great catch and thanks for your report.

Ian was also the captor of that small Barbel that was featured in the last Throop report.


IAN AND HIS 13lb 14oz PB BARBEL            


By the way, I forget of another reason why the reports were was medical.......Tendonitis........True.



Thursday July 24th


 The only catch over the last couple of days was

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