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charliewag

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charliewag says:

hayfield lakes doncaster

a friend of mine, a regular at hayfield for many years, informs me he wont be going again. his wife likes to accompany him,sitting behind him reading,knitting etc. in order to do this in future she now has to buy a £7 day ticket! smokers should be aware that the lakes are now a no smoking zone.

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compo

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compo says:

hayfield

:shock::shock::shock: what thast a bloody disgrace haveing to buy a ticket to sit in peace and queit you can tell they are only thinking about money and nothing else and as for smokeing now thats going to far in a public building yes but on the bank fishing in the open air now thats like saying you can not sit out side a pub and smoke i think i will not be going here fishing . i packed in smokeing 20 years ago but i dnt stop my mates from haveing 1 on the bank i can see this place being  boycotted soon by a lot of anglers :shock::shock:

Never get in a fight with an ugly bloke. They`ve nothing to lose

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web

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web says:

heyfield

thats bad that is wanting to charge people who are just watching or accomping someone, thats just going to far.

 

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pool_fodder

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pool_fodder says:

Hayfield

Its since the lakes owners wife has got involved in the running of the lakes things have changed, I wasn't able to go and talk to my freind last summer while he was fishing, not even for 5 minutes, she said it was for insurance purposes, but I doubt that. Some owners forget who paying the money and treat customers like commoners or children, owning a lake or 2 goes to the head of some of the more self important land owners "Get off my land".    If you pay for a season ticket at Hayfield you are able to park your car at the peg, pay £7 for a day ticket and you have to park it in the car park, another silly rule.    Very greedy too, when our club fishes matches on Saturday in the summer we have to be off the lake for 3 O'clock because she books another match in the afternoon, its bad trying to pack  when someone behind you setting up, waiting for you to get out of the peg.

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4207

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4207 says:

Hayfield

Robbery; I would,t give them the time of day.
A day ticket should be just that a full day not half
I won,t be going to hayfield as for the smoking thats
going to far.
Do they have a mask on   when they collect the money:ph43r:

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If1sky

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If1sky says:

Hayfield

The trouble always starts when people who dont fish get involved with the running. Its one thing knowing how to run a business and make it profitable but its the smart person who keeps their customers happy. At the end of the day a commercial fishery is there to make to money and if the customer dont like then the customer can go else where.

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Northern_Carper

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RE: hayfield lakes doncaster

Charliewag,

Tony on the newsdesk at Angling Times is working on a story about this fishery and wondered if it would be possible for you to give him a call on 01733 465510.

If you could have your friends number on hand as well that'd be great.

Cheers

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cropps

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cropps says:

RE: hayfield lakes doncaster

I agree with you all, its a disgrace and to be honest the fishery is going down hill. Our club has fished it for the past 3 seasons and it is getting poorer year after year and we will not be fishing it again :wacko:

 

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Bone Head

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Bone Head says:

RE: hayfield lakes doncaster

I spent today driving round a few lakes I haven’t used before in the Doncaster area, I was looking for somewhere to take my son on his first days fishing with tackle his gran bought him for his birthday. I went to Hayfield even though I had been warned off by 3 other people. I wished I had listened!

 

When I arrived I must say the little I could see impressed me. I parked the car and walked towards the lake to have a look. Before I had chance to have a look around I was intercepted by a lady who said I wasn’t allowed to look! “the fishermen don’t like people talking to them” I was a bit lost for words. I explained I just wanted to walk around to see what was on offer and wanted to see what it was like before going fishing. I was told I couldn’t look and that was it. She then proceeded to block the gateway into the lake.

 

So that’s it, I haven’t got a clue what it looks like, if its any good how much it costs other than I’m not welcome.

 

Still, there are plenty more places, I can highly recommend my usual ‘haunts’ of Bank End and Ranskill. I always feel welcome there!

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omega

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omega says:

RE: hayfield lakes doncaster

The lady owner is a right so and so, i was once fishing at hayfield and the balif came talking to me and she came up F in and blinding at him, i told him if that had been me she would have been swimming and she could have stuck her job, he resigned just after that,its a shame when good fisheries go down the pan due to bad management, the woodhouse grange at Doncaster is another one this is due to the balif he is a right little hitler, he makes rules up to suit himself ,if he comes to see you his attitude stinks.

Regards

Lloyd

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Bone Head

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Bone Head says:

RE: hayfield lakes doncaster

I heard that Hayfield has lost the Fish a Mania match :( Wonder why that was?

Pitty was looking forward to going to watch.

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