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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.


4th July 2015

Great bunch of lads from Newark,The 2 Matts,Carl,Andy,Gary, and Dave,fishing swims 3,4,5,8,10 and 11.
Baits being used are particle,pellet,various boilie baits Impulse chopped banana and tiger nut,bait works monster red,premonition baits liver, and a few others.
Very hard conditions on the lake again this week very high temperatures,fish have been on naturals all week not picking boilies up only a few fish banked only 2 x 40's up to 40 lb 8 oz which come off swim 11 on a pink pop up tipped with corn,Matt on swim 11 finished best off for the week.
Hats off to the guys they stuck at it trying different methods and baits throughout but they couldn't get the fish to pick up what they were offering just a quick take to find the fish had dropped it that was the story of the week.
Weather was blazing sunshine again temperatures up to 36.8 degrees through the week one cooler evening produced 3 fish.
Water temperature dropped off after the cool evening to 25 degrees.


27th June 2015

A returning group who have visited a number of times, but unfortunately due to their lack of respect to our property and the disgraceful state they kept and left the lodge in, will not be coming back.
It was an interesting one this week with a heat wave some swims produced in the heat and others didn't just the odd rogue fish caught.  Only 8 fish were banked up to 44 lb which came off swim 3 before the heatwave had kicked in on the first night they arrived.  We don't normally like having to report on people blanking on the lake but this week is an exception and we had 3 guys on a blank.
Weather throughout the week blazing sunshine temperatures up to 40 degrees.
Water temperature hit 30 degrees Friday afternoon.


20th June 2015

Returning group to us this week who was with us around about this time last year.
Rob,Rich,Dave,Jason aka Captain coypu,Graham aka Posh and Darren aka Billy from Oxon.
Fishing swims 2,4,5,9,10 and 11 same as before.
Baits being used are same as before Blakes snowberry,Bait works monster red various other boilie baits and pop ups,red maggots our particle and pellet also being used.
Guys have had a good few fish out this week making them top group thiss year, swim 11 by far the hot swim yet again Graham aka posh banked 2 named fish down on weight after the spawning Bricktop @ 48 lb 8 oz and The Mole @ 51 lb new PB for Posh,we also saw The Big Scale out again in less then a week also down on weight new PB for Dave on swim 2 @ 52 lb 8 oz,Rob on swim 10 also banked a 50 in the form of a cat @ 57 lb banked on swim 4 after a epic battle in the boat,the guys worked really hard this week in very trying conditions very hot sunshine and temperatures up to 36 degrees but they achieved what they aimed before they arrived Top group of 2015 so far with 37 carp well done guys,graham picked off his fish under the canopies of the island trees and bushes only certain times of the day/evening crushed boilie and maggot worked for him on the marks.
weather this week has been a sorcher boiling hot sunshine blue skies little wind.
water temperature has shot up taken from the dam end in front of swim 6/7 on the bottom 27 degrees Friday evening.
Top rod again Graham aka Posh,Top swim same as last year 11,Top bait red maggot.
2 x 50's to 52 lb 8 oz,7 x 40's to 48 lb 8 oz,20 x 30's to 39 lb 8 oz.7 x 20's to 29 lb and missed from the netting a single at 8 lb.


13th June 2015

Back to business this week returning group been with us since 2010,Dave jr,Dave snr,Dave aka nobby,Alan,Simon and Dusty from Eastbourne and London area.
Fishing swims 2,3,9,10,11 and 12 also mid week swim 1 and 4 was fished,no one fished Saturday night and they really didn't start fishing until sunday lunchtime Dave snr doesn't fish at night he sleeps up the lodge,this is not a full on fishing trip for these guys they treat it as a social get together and spend a lot of time away from there rods and had a day out on Friday which reflects the amount of fish caught.
Some good fish were still banked this week very changeable weather throughout the week and a big drop in water temperature at the start of the week after heavy rain for two days made the fish I think moody.
Even so we had 4 PB's Dave snr 45 lb 8 oz,Dusty 42 lb,Alan 54 lb and nobby with The Big Scale 53 lb 8 oz,
Weather was very wet at the start and very warm towards the end with temperatures reaching 30 degrees.
Water temperatures dropped right down to 18 degrees but has since recovered.
Top rod Dave aka nobby,Top swim 12,Top bait Hybrid.
2 x 50's to 54 lb,4 x 40's to 45 lb 12 oz,3 x 30's to 39 lb 8 oz,1 x 20 to 28 lb.


6th June 2015

After a late cancellation we have no main group on this week bet they will be laughing there heads off after reading this,so John a friend of ours fished first part of the week and made room for the start of our works on the fishery,Stage one stock lake.
After the mini spawning session last week things should have been clear cut for John, but couldn't have been more wrong it's been strangely quiet on the lake again,then Bam !  heavy spawning this time with the big girls dropping there loads everywhere how many more times this year ? But I must say this time is full on,John ended up losing 2 big girls at the net and through the towel in after the weekend,looks like the next group will be busy they are going to be on the munch for sure looks like they are all done now.
After the heat wave we have been having lately with temperatures upto 36 degrees it was on the cards there was going to be a storm or two,Thursday night went off with a bang heavy rain gale force winds and thunder and lighting for well over an hour,again I bet the guys that cancelled on us wouldn't have liked this we didn't and we watched from in doors.
Lots more storm fronts coming to us over the weekend with one banging around still Friday morning and a orange warning in place for Sunday could be an interesting week,second half of the week is going to be hot and sunny again.
Water temperature 20 degrees.


30th May 2015

New group to us this week from Northampton area.
Josh,Richard aka Selleck,Alex,Rex and Peter aka Babba !
Fishing swims 4,5,9,11 and 12 Josh fished swim 9 and arrived Sunday evening.Rex moved to swim 3 from 12 on Sunday.
Baits being used are particle,pellet Prf,Pro seed boilies and various hook baits and hi viz pop ups.
From the off swim 5 was holding many fish and wasn't  long before Alex had bagged a few but these fish never stay around too long before they move on am sure if it wasn't for the cup final he would have taken a lot more fish,going into the week around 3 - 4 big groups of fish very active crashing and fizzing none stop not bothered by baits,were am sure  spawning again on top of high temperatures upto 36 degrees blue skies hot sunshine high pressure made this week very interesting for the group.
Putting that aside they still done 5 PB 's and enjoyed it,Selleck had fun in the boat with a cat PB 57 lb,Babba did his PB mirror and common as did Alex,Rex banked fish upto 46 lb 8 oz which ended up the biggest of the week no big girls this week think they were hiding,and Josh banked fish to 46 lb.
Weather boiling hot sunshine up to 36 degrees.
Water temperature 23 degrees rising rapidly.
Top Rod Alex,Top bait just white pop ups visual working on all fish caught,Top swim 5 no surprise there.
1 x cat 57 lb,8 x 40's to 46 lb 8 oz,4 x 30's to 39 lb 8 oz,2 x 20's to 29 lb both 20's were male fish.


23rd May 2015

Returning group this week who were with us back in 2013.
Roger,Son Harrison,the 2 Micks,Neil,and Simon from Kent and Essex areas.
Fishing swims 3,5,9,11 and 12.Mick moved to swim 2 on Wednesday from swim 5.
Baits being used are particles,pellet,maggot,tiger hookbait with our PRF ,peachy keen boilie and a few they brought with them some Hybrid,supplied by us Banoffe pink dumbell pop ups.
We have seen a much better week with 6 on the lake the fish have moved around more and 2 big names have tripped up Amber the Common @ 56 lb 4 oz fell to Roger swim 3 on banoffe hi viz pop up and The Big Scale @ 55 lb his biggest weight yet swim 11 mick caught him on a tiger hookbait over pellet and particle,amazing to say these two fish came out on the same week one month ago Big Scale from the same spot.It's been testing high pressure not helping high daytime temperatures up to 27 degrees blue skies full sun but they stayed with it and got lots of new PB's.Harrison fishing with his Dad on swim 3 banked his new PB a stunning carp @ 42 lb,also down in swim 12 Neil had a epic fight with a cat which he spent some of it in the boat trying to move it his first cat @ 56 lb,after the other Micks move from swim 5 to 2 he banked a new PB @ 42 lb,Simon up in swim 9 struggled all week only banking the one fish just didn't happen for him this time round.
Was lovely seeing these guys again and they are all welcome back anytime.
Weather was warm most of the week upto 27 degrees.
Water temperature was between 18 and 22 degrees.
Top rod Mick,Top swim 11,Top bait tiger hookbait over pellet and particle.
2 x 50's both over 55 lb upto 56 lb 4 oz,1 x 50 cat at 56 lb,7 x 40's to 48 lb another of these was 47 lb 8 oz,6 x 30's to 38 lb 8 oz,3 x 20's to 28 lb 8 oz.


16th May 2015

The Vikings are back from Denmark,after taking a years break from us, Verner,Rene,Micheal and Kim.
Fishing swims 3,6/7,9 and 10.Kim moved to swim 2 on Tuesday,Michael moved to swim 11 on Thursday.
Baits being used are particles,pellet tiger hookbaits and their old favourite Amber Strawberry boilie which they had to buy in Germany because it's not made anymore,personally not a lover of it.
What a testing week it was for the guys who normally do very well but not this year,Rene struggled all week in 9,Verner also found it very hard in 6/7,Kim and with a late run Michael took the best and biggest fish among themselves.
Whatever there approach to the week was the big girls just didn't want to play.
Was pleased to hear they wanted to rebook straight away again for our reopening in 2017 Respect !
Rene dont forget the fresh cod steaks for next time Ellen will cook them up for a fish and chips night !
Great group always welcome good times.
Weather was warm sun cloud temperatures upto 25 degrees high pressure throughout the week.
Water temperature was down to 15 at one point but is has slowly gone back up to 18 degrees.
Top rod Kim with the biggest fish of the week,Top swim 2,Top bait was Tiger hookbait.
5 x 40's to 46 lb,3 x 30's to 36,2 x 20's to 26 lb.


9th May 2015

Mark,James and Nick from Cambridgeshire area returning to us after fishing here 3 years ago one of the fish banked then was The Big Scale @ 48 lb,fishing swims 5,8 and 11 no one fished the hot swim from last week swim 9,Shallows 12,1,2 should do some fish this week with this weather swim 12 and 1 was fished briefly James nicked 2 out from swim 1 up to 39 lb.
Baits used were particle,pellet,and  boilies were custom made very similar to our PRF boilie but with a different twist added red robin and salmon oils not as fruity as ours boilie.
From near perfect conditions last week to this very high temperatures Monday,Tuesday and Wednesday were in the 30's, Great for sun worshippers who want a tan but not if your after a new PB It was always on the cards we would see the odd rogue fish in the daytime,Amazing to think I was sweating over spawning a couple of weeks ago and now the lake is a live with new fry with zander chasing them they grow so fast.
Boom !  a rogue fish Wednesday lunchtime in 32 degrees of sunshine,The Sub swim 5 Mark nailed him on PRF boilie bottom bait stiff D rig epic fight with this male fish 50 lb 2 oz new PB I had the joy of watching it from start to finish another 50 lb + hoodie bites the dust.Nick on swim 11 hooked up with one of the resident big cats for over 20 minutes one evening until it had enough and stripped the reel of line and flat Rodded him through the cut.
Weather mainly blue skies full hot sunshine up to 32 degrees which dropped to 16 on Thursday with a strong North westerly wind.
Water temperature was up to 24 degrees but as fallen a touch now.
Was nice meeting up with these guys again and hopefully see them again in 2017 with another group member making a 4 to give the fish more pressure to move around the lake.
Top Rod Mark,Top swim 5,Top bait PRF twist boilie,
1 x 50 to 50 lb 2 oz ,2 x 40's to 47 lb,2 x 30's to 39 lb


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