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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.


5th September 2015

Only 4 guys on this week from Hertfordshire they were with us just over 3 years ago,
Matt,Rob,Zach and Adam fishing swims 3 fishing down into 2,swim 5,9 and 11,Adam moved to swim 1 on Thursday from swim 5.
Baits used this week were Munch baits boilies and hookbaits a new bait company to the lake never been used here before,also particle,pellet and some PRF boilie,guys didn't use bait boats this week.
It turned out a lot harder week then I thought northerly wind most of it high pressure bright sunshine not the best conditions for carp fishing but even so we still had some PBs these being 50's The Mole and Amber The Common so Matt and Zach are now in the Fiftes club.
The guys finished up with 2 x 50's to 51 lb 10 oz, 3 x 40's to 46 lb 4 oz, 3 x 30's to 39 lb 8 oz and 1 x 20 @ 26 lb 8 oz.
Top Rod was Zach,Top swim 3,Top bait was Maize.
Sadly we had one blank this week.
Weather was up and down throughout the week hitting 30 degrees at one point they finished there week with a early hours Saturday morning storm and over 1 inch of rain not good when your packing up.
Water temperature gone up a bit 18 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


29th August 2015

Cancellation this week shame really some great fish have been coming out last couple of weeks now the fish have finally got there heads down !

More work on the stock lake this week.

Weather today and for coming week 35 degrees hot sunshine now Saturday going into tomorrow followed by storms Monday then sun cloud mid to high 20's high pressure still with us.

Pictures will be posted on Facebook under Lake improvements as work progresses.

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


22nd August 2015

This weeks group are from Hertfordshire area, 2 of them were here in 2013 the other 3 are new to france looks like there will be some pbs smashed through the week.
Gareth,Paul,Scott,Rob and Louie.
Fishing swims 3,5,9,10 and 11.
Baits being used are Particle,Pellet prf peachy keen boilies,The key,and some specials also,various hook baits.

Its been a good steady week again lots of good fish out and many PBs the trailing fish from last week off swim 11 through bad knot tying was caught by Scott on swim 5 and turned out to be The Mole @ 51 lb but he didn't calm it as his fair play to him no more trailers were reported after this fish was banked and treated could have been a far worst outcome for The Mole our thanks go out to the lads for dealing with it and treating it for us,many other names were caught The Big Scale again which was Scott so he still got his 50 lb + hoodie also Bricktop,Blondie,Broken Tail,Cut Tail,Rosie first show this year and a new one named by Louis his new PB common called Smudge!

All the guys same again as last week banked 40's group leader Gareth left it to the last night to catch his @ 41 lb 8 oz, Rob on swim 10 was struggling then he caught 3 x 40's in less then 10 hours all PBs and 2 of them were from a double take so nice brace was awarded to him for his efforts throughout the week because he stuck to his marks,Paul done his PB mirror and Louis and Scott done PB mirrors and commons.

2 x 50's,  11 x 40's,  10 x 30's,  8 x 20's, and a double the smaller fish were all males,oh and not forgetting the cat @ 47 lb caught by Scott who hates them think he has now learnt to keep his mouth shut when it comes to cats lol lol.
Two Top Rods this week Gareth swim 11 and Louis swim 3,
Top bait tiger nut and Bannoffe wafters over crushed boilie,pellet and particle.
Weather was sun cloud with temperatures towards the end hitting 35 degrees again.
Water temperature stayed on a level 21.5 degrees but am sure it will rise over the coming week again

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


15th August 2015

Returning group to us this week from Birmingham,
Darren,Ray,Paul,Ross and Martin.
Fishing swims 3,4,5,9,10,Martin moved to swim 11 on Monday.
Bait used was Particle,Pellet Cell and Hybrid our peachy keen,prf  boilies,various hook baits IB wafters being one.also Nash The Key boilies didn't do anything note for anglers who are still coming out to us this year.
We had some quality fish out this week Daisy,The Big Scale and Scar the Common and a newly named mirror Rhino, the lads also had a good haul of 40's Ray catching 5 of them on swim 3,the weather was kind to these guys at the start but ended up very warm again which slowed up the carp by Friday,top angling by these guys and hats off to Ross on swim 9 banking 2 x 50's,lots of PBs this week with Paul on swim 4 doing his PB mirror and common.
Will be great to see you guys again in the future when we have reopened the main lake.
3 x 50's to 52 lb, 12 x 40's to 46 lb 12 oz, 10 x 30's to 39 lb, 7 x 20's to 29 lb.
Top Rod Ray,Top swim 3,Top bait peachy keen and IB wafters.
Weather finished off very warm blazing sunshine 33 + degrees
Water temperature was up and down all week ending up 22 degrees.

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


8th August 2015

Returning group to us this week who have returned for the third time from the Reading.
Alan,Margin Mark,Andy,Ernie and new this year Ashley fishing swims 4,5,9,10 and 11.
Baits being used are our peachy keen and PRF boilie,particle and pellet various pop ups.

This week was still very hard fishing swim 11 didn't produce any fish,lots of fish feeding heavily on naturals in the silt untouchable hopefully the numbers of naturals should be less and less from week to week now,one fish caught was up 3 lb so could this be a sign.
Alan group leader banked 3 x 40's throughout the week on swim 5,but twice Top rod has done it again and made it 3 out of 3.
The group finished up with 1 x 50 - 52 lb 14 oz Amber, 6 x 40's - 44 lb 2 oz Small Scar up 3 lb, 4 x 30's - 39 lb 10 oz, 2 x 20's.
Margin Mark caught Amber the Common new PB swim 4 and claimed the Top rod again Top swim 4,Top bait Peachy Keen.

Weather another very hot week with temperatures hitting 37 degrees finishing the week with a very wet last 24 hours plenty of rain and cooler temperatures very blustery.
Water temperature was up and down all week ending up with 22 degrees.


1st August 2015

Start of Bob and Tash's second week.
Bob's finished the second week with better fish 48, 39,2 41,12 33,12 26,8 43,10 41,12, 29,15, 42,13, 43,15, 35,14, 36,15, 36,12, 41,2, 43,12, 32,2, and finished with a lovely 39,15 common,4 named fish Charlie's Shoulders,Barrel,Broken Tail and Small Scar the biggest dropper of weight this season over 7 lb thanks heat wave !
Total for his holiday was 1 x 50 The Mole, 12 x 40's - 48 lb Charlie's Shoulders, 13 x 30's - 39 lb 15 oz, 3 x 20's - 29 lb 15 oz, 2 cats - 48 lb 8 oz,
Only four fish were caugh at night,fish average was better then last year up 2 lb to 37 lb 9 oz.
Top Bait was Suttons Peachy Keen,Top swim 4,best rig was blow back rig.

Bob's all booked in for 2 weeks next year on the stocky that's going to be mad !

He keeps his title Sir Bob for sure,hats off to him,top bloke great angling like we said last year he always sharpens his hooks every time he recasts that's why he only lost the one fish over the 2 weeks.

Going to miss Bob and Tash they have become good friends to me and Ellen over the years.

Weather this week was hot again up to 39 degrees still no sign of any decent rain coming so the drought goes on !

Water temperature has slowly gone up this week now at 24 degrees since the rise in temperature the fish have slowed up Friday being his quietest.

One Pump is still running and will stay on Because of the hotter weather  again this week.


25th July 2015

Returning to us for the third time and with us again for 2 weeks its Bob aka Sir Bob and wife Tash from Surrey.
Starting off on swim 4 Moved to swim 10 at one point and moved back onto swim 4 Thursday.
Everyone who reads our catch reports will know how well Bob done last year catching many Big names in his haul,weather conditions were a lot different last year daytime temperatures in the mid 20's,cooler water temperatures,wetter,lower pressure,water levels were higher and we wont in a drought,so going into his first week temperatures were a lot lower even two nights temperatures dropped down to 8.1 degrees coldest since April water temperature over the week dropped right down now reading at 19.5 degrees down the dam end on Saturday morning.
It's was a steady week for Bob with a good mixed bag tripping up The Mole one day on the same bait And set up as last year @ 50 lb heavier then when he nailed him last year by nearly a couple of pounds,also a surprise Cat @ 48 lb 8 oz and only the one common @ 30 lb 14 oz.
Bob finished up with 1 x 50 4 x 40's 6 x 30's 1 x 20 and also a couple of cats to 48 lb 8 oz.
Top swim was 4, Top Bait was Suttons peachy keen boilie soaked in Peach Goo tipped with corn over our pellet,particle and our crushed up PRF boilie same as last year.

Weather was sun cloud most of the week some days was gusty with a little overnight rain which did nothing for the lake or streams,temperatures got upto just over 30 degrees.

Water temperature dropped fast over the week down to gusty winds cooler days and chilly nights 19.5 degrees.

One Pump is still running and will stay on just for now.


18th July 2015

It's that time of year again the ruffians from our home town Epping, Essex Shut up! Ellen's brother Jay and noddy John with special guest Holly John's daughter competing for their Noddy trophy, who will claim the title this year?  Fishing swims 9 and 10 and on the last night Jays on 7 and Johns on 4.  Baits being used are particle, pellet, Sutton's peachy keen boilies, Hybrid boilies with various pop ups.  John on swim 10 was off the mark first 30 lb 4 oz mirror also others @ 37, 26,8, 38,4, 35 lb and a new PB cat @ 57 lb 8 oz all on peachy keen boilie tipped with a white topper snowman style. John also lost a few this year not good during the week.  Jay swim 9 has also had a few hook pulls,banked a 35,8, 32,2, 38,4, 24,11, 7 and a 40 lb 8 oz all on Suttons peachy keen boilie tipped with corn,think the truths in the pudding there.

It's been very tough on the lake with temperatures hitting 37 degrees again Tuesday blazing sunshine and with only 2 of them on no pressure on one side of the lake it was always going to be difficult, but choice of bait worked for them for sure.  Me I didn't fish with them this year with the very hard conditions on the lake and lots of other work to be getting on with on the stock lake it will have to be another time.

John had the better fish average but the guys settle the trophy with the biggest fish and that went to Jay this year 2015 winner with the only 40 of the week.  So Top Rod goes to Jay Top swim 9 and Top Bait was our very own Sutton's Peachy Keen.

The weather was hot all week blazing sunshine mainly mid 30's all week up-to 37 degrees Tuesday.
Water temperature dropped off to 25 degrees mainly down to the gusty winds throughout the week.
Miss you guys already but wont be long and your be back here again next year before you know it and boy what a competition that's going to be fishing the newly face lifted stocky with all our big girls in there while the main lake gets a face lift its self!


11th July 2015

New group to us this week,Lee,Steve,Darren,Andy,Justin and Tom.Fishing same as last week 3,4,5,8,10 and 11.
Particle and pellet being used with various pop ups.
Some sad news this week Sir Bob has finally popped up after over a year of playing up when caught it all started with him after being snagged last year me and Ellen have given this fish alot of time and moving him at one point to the stock lake to help him,RIP Sir bob.
It's going to be a catch report about the weather more then fish being banked,let's start with the fish only the one fish was banked coming off swim 3 Tom's new PB 46 lb caught on a cream boilie pop up,now the weather well it's now officially a drought here after only a little rain over the last 3 months,average temperatures last week were 36 degrees and one day hit 41.3 degrees in the shade blazing sunshine the hardest conditions on the lake since we have owned it water temperatures are very high hitting 30 degrees some days with no sign of any big change yet,the lake is now down 14 inches on winter levels really need some rain now !
Fish still seem happy feeding heavy on naturals when they want it apart from that it's very hard to get them to pick anything else up .
Great bunch of guys who really tried everything and hopefully will return to us to one day to settle a few scores.


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