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The catch report will keep you up to date with the fish coming out of the lake, weather conditions, hot swims and more importantly what is and isn’t working.
Make sure you come back to find out about the latest action at Archipelago Carp Fishing.


3rd March 2017

It's been a while since writing up catch reports, what with all the work going on over the past 18 months it has been nice to get a few rods out on a couple of afternoons, inbetween jobs.

Everything is coming together now, freezers are full with our lake boilie PRF, new bait boats ready for hire and some new fresh virgin stock for the blue lagoon and main lake upto 14 kgs, all ready for our first groups on.  The lake record will be broken in the first couple of weeks for some lucky angler with one fish not seen for over a year now, she is going to be well into the 60's as we already know.  

Water temperatures are rising everyday now around 11 - 12 degrees, weather has been unsettled and like you guys in England we have had our fair share of wind.  So it was good to see some fish on the bank 48 lb 12, 45 lb 8,  45 lb,  53 lb 4 and one of the new stock 29 lb 14 oz not a bad average !
Me and Ellen hope to see you guys soon.


15th October 2016

Brother in law Jay and Noddy John here for there annual fishing competition,using particle,pellet some mainline pop ups and boilies from mad baits.
Great start for Jay a new 50 to the lake now named Stallone because of the sly take nailed on essential cell wafter.
Mild day 22 degrees sun cloud.


20th May 2016

We were pleased to see Robert this week for a very short stop over on his way back from a fishing trip in Itay,we are closed for the whole of 2016 for improvements but we make exceptions for guys who have helped out on the fishery ie drain down 2015.
Rob fished swim 9 for just over 24 hours and banked a new pb The Big Scale one of the a team @ 54 lb 2 oz nailed on our Tails up boilie PRF topped with milky toffee pop up.
The weather was shocking with very bad storm but he was made up and is always welcome here anytime !


17th October 2015

A time now to reflect on 2015 and to see if the removal of the fish last year was worth it me and Ellen are pleased with the results and can't wait for the future years to come, gone have the huge boring catch reports of 70,80,90 and even 100 + fish in a week most of these were 20's and low 30's which we all know you can catch all over England now,there are less fish being caught but better quality the truths here in the final results and we are happier not being a runs water.
8 x different 50's were caught a first for us overall totals were,
32 x 50's, 147 x 40's, 121 x 30's and only 50 x 20's.

Me and Ellen would like to thank everyone who visited us this year and hope many dreams come true for you guys.

See you all in 2017 !


10th October 2015

This weeks group are no strangers to our lake one year even helping out with a fish stock delivery having travelled here many times and having some very good results Daisy last year at 56 lb 8 oz being one.

Xavier,Les,Steve,Jack,Jon and new addition Dax fishing swims 3,4,5,8,9 and 11.
Baits being used are Particle,Pellet Suttons Peachy Keen,PRF boilies PRF and pro seed glugged hookbaits also R1 and maple and banana boilies.
This was always going to be an interesting week our last group before we close until 2017 we all thought some of the big names would show there faces but we couldn't have been more wrong.
Massive temperature drop which brought the water temperature down to 11 degrees and made spotting fish feeding very hard,most of the fish this week were caught from the margins and were full of bloodworm our first hard frost of the Autumn down to -1 one night and only 7 degrees daytime temperature on another with a strong north easterly blowing for most of the week making it feel icy very chilly.

Guys ended up with 6 X 30's and 5 X 40's to 47 lb 8 oz
Top rod was Steven,Top swim 4,Top bait peachy keen halved with a cell in peachy goo.


Weather this week very cold.
Water temperature went down to 11 degrees.


3rd October 2015

Luke,Tim,Jimmy,Tony and Jacob all from our home county of Essex Shut Up !
Fishing swims 3,5,9,10 and 11,Luke moved to swim 3 from 11 on the last night and banked a new PB 42 lb 8 oz.
Baits being used are Tails up Pro Seed boilies and particle,from Tuesday our pellet.

What a week this turned out to be the fish won't sure on boilie the weather was terrible lots of heavy downpours and Tuesday afternoon very strong gales 75 kmh,the direction couldn't make its mind up north easterly,south westerly,westerly and then just from the south the guys hung it out and tried very hard to get a bite,at the beginning it was male fish only being caught following by some good female 40's and finishing yesterday with Amber the Common tripped by Tim on swim 3 on Pro seed boilie another PB for him,can't believe shes out again who would have thought it 1LB heavier then last week where are all the other big fish hiding.
Well done to Luke,Jimmy,Tony and Tim all doing PB's thats what its all about !

Top rod Tim,Top swim 3,Top bait Tails Up Pro Seed boilie,
1 x 50 - 53 lb 12 oz, 3 x 40's - 44 lb 8 oz, 1 x 30 - 36 lb and 2 x 20 - 28 lb 8 oz.

Weather this week was a bit of everything wind,rain and sun one day we did get up to 26 degrees but cold at night down to 4 degrees.
Water temperature was up and down ending the week after a cold night at 14.5 degrees lake bottom temperature.


26th September 2015

Rest of the group joined Ian and Jonathon on Saturday.
Ian,Jonathon,Mick,Tom,Paul and Steve all from Essex,
Shut Up !!
Fishing swims 3,4,5,9,10 and 11,Steve moved from swim 3 to 2 half way through but then moved back to 3.
Baits being used are Mainlines Essential Cell yes they have some ^-^ Tails up specially made Tiger nut cell based boilie,Solar candy floss and various pop ups, and some Sutton's Peachy Keen boilie,Ian and Jonathon used glugged PRF boilie supplied by us on last night which produced a 41 lb and another run.
Well this week wasn't easy a strong north easterly blowing down the lake for most of it and that wind chill was biting cold,we also had some very cold nights down to 3 degrees,never the less these guys are top anglers and i never lost faith with them 6 new PB's and many named fish and a fish average of 41 lb 2 oz for the week,starting with Amber the Common tripped up by Mick on swim 9 new PB @ 52 lb 12 oz,also Charlies Shoulders 48 lb 14 oz,Tyla 48 lb,Maisie 47 lb 13 oz,Blondie 44 lb 12 oz,William 43 lb 4 oz,The Beak 43 lb 2 oz,Broken Tail 42 lb 10 oz,Nobby 41 lb 1 oz,Stretch 40 lb 4 oz also 5 other unnamed 40's Ian on swim 11 caught 5 of these 40's this week well angled mate.
Top angling by all always a pleasure guys see some of you next year on the face-lifted stock lake and the groups return when we reopen in 2017.

Top Rod Tom,Top Swim 5,Top Bait tails up special mainlines cell based with tiger nut boilie also triple R garlic boilies.
1 x 50 - 52 lb 12 oz, 14 x 40's - 48 lb 14 oz, 4 x 30's - 36 lb, 1 x 20 - 29 lb 7 oz.


Weather the wind killed it north easterly for most of it we did get up to 26 degrees Friday sun and cloud cold nights.
Water temperature stayed at 14.5 degrees.


19th September 2015

This weeks group from our home county of Essex and returning for the fourth time staying with us this year for 2 weeks, first week is Ian and brother Jonathon then the rest of the group will be joining them at the end of next week.
Guys are starting off at swims 4 and 5 and then having a move around when the others arrive because they have done a draw for that week,Jonathan moved early to his drawn swim from 4 to 10 and its paid off banking a 41 lb mirror on a pink pop up without freebies,Ian left it until late Friday to move to his drawn swim which is 11 and after struggling in swim 5 all week banked fish after an hour and through the night making him in the end Top Rod.
This week the lake fished very hard with only two on it was never going to be easy trying to get the fish to pick anything up was very hard but the guys have now upped there leads to 4 oz and its worked no more aborted runs fish are on change over from particle naturals to boilie hopefully just like this time last year when most of the fish were caught on sweetcorn.
Baits being used are particle,pellet solar candy floss boilies another cell based boilie with added tiger nut rolled by Ash at tails up for them and for the first time in a while Suttons Peachy Keen.
Top Rod Ian, Top Bait tiger nut cell based boilie,Top swim 11.
1 x 40 to 41 lb,  3 x 30's to 38 lb and 1 x 20 which was 27 lb 8 oz and was a grass carp haven't seen this fish on the bank this year.

Weather this week was a mixed bag showers,very cold nights and sunshine and clouds only getting up to the low 20's.
Water temperature has dropped off to 15.5 degrees from 17.


12th September 2015

New group of 5 guys this week from the Portsmouth area,
Shaun,Mark,Stew,Temps and Steve fishing swims 3,5,8,11 and 12.
Baits being used are Carp Company Icelandic Red boilie,Cell,Pro seed various hookbaits and pop ups,particle and pellet.
It was a interesting week with very changeable weather systems moving in bringing rain and storms.
This week was very hard going the fish were on naturals for most of it but the guys still managed to trip a few up Mark doing the better on maggot banking The Mole @ 51 lb 10 oz pb and Chunk the common @ 40 lb 8 oz pb,Shaun on swim 5 tripped up Bricktop @ 49 lb 2 oz on IB wafter another PB and Stew on the other side done his PB in the last hour @ 45 lb,Steve and Temps had there chances but unfortunately both blanked this time around on swims 11 and 12.
The group finished up with 1 x 50 - 51 lb 10 oz,  6 x 40's - 49 lb 2 oz,  1 x 30 also a couple of small cats.
Top rod Mark,Top Swim 3,Top Bait Maggot.

Weather well we had it all gales,showers,heavy rain and sunshine and clouds with a couple of cold mornings low 20's.
Water temperature stayed at 17.5 degrees.


Please note because of future pre orders we are now out of stock of peachy keen and now PRF boilies and won't be replacing as stated in our price lists which you received with your receipts,we have another boilie on site if you require bait just as good as peachy keen and PRF,but if you still require peachy keen or PRF please contact Ash at Tails Up Bait and am sure he will roll you some.
Many thanks


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