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27th September 2014

Returning group to us this week last with us in April 2013,
Robin,Ray,Peter,Gary,Andy and Alex.  Andy and Alex have returned since in June of this year, from Essex,Bromley,Kent and London.
Fishing swims 2,3,7,8,10 and 11.Alex has moved into 4.
The weather killed it this week its been so hard for the guys not ideal fishing conditions for carp fishing high temperatures bright sunshine and high pressure dominating up to 1032 one day crazy for this time of year but saying that they banked 2 x 50's in the the weeks total and a handful of 40's to 48 lb fish were only picking up maggot and sweetcorn from mid week no one was catching on boilie,Andy swim 11 banked a new PB mirror Monday morning fish called Daisy @ 52 lb 4 oz on PRF boilie tipped with corn after a change in bait to sweetcorn banked another 2 Wednesday night @ 31 and 32 lb another 2 @ 37 and 41 lb last Thursday night on corn again fishing down in to swim 12 from 11 he then moved into swim 12 for the last night and banked a 45 lb 2 oz fish called nelson and a 30 lb ,Robin swim 8 banked two new PB's first @ 41 and then Tuesday morning another @ 48 lb on rum and raisin boilie and on Wednesday another 2 @ 29 and 30 lb both commons he fished stock lake Thursday and had a good amount of doubles out and lost a cat on a live bait ,Alex moved into swim 4 from 2 looking for abit more water depth and banked 2 x 32's,34.8 and a 36 lb when passing swim 2 he spotted fish feeding and banked a 41 lb mirror Wednesday night he banked another 2 @ 34 and 39 lb and 4 x sturgeon from stock lake up to 33 lb new pb and a 35 lb cat on his last morning banked a lovely scaled mirror at 36 lb on maggot again,Gary on swim 3 has banked 2 x sturgeon from stock lake @ 32 and 34 lb,and on Wednesday banked 11 carp up to 23 lb which was a common,Ray moved onto stock lake one day banking 21 carp up to 26 lb,Peter swim 6/7 banked a 25 lb Wednesday night another @ 34 lb on sweetcorn again.Gary swim 3 didn't fish on the last night he slept up the lodge and slept very well because at just after 8 pm he banked The Big Scale @ 52 lb on maggot, last time we saw the old girl was when Sir Bob caught her in the first week of August @ 51 lb 8 oz.  
Top rod Andy,Top swim 11 into 12,Top baits sweetcorn and maggot.

Weather bright sunshine most of the week up to 27 degrees friday, nights have been cooler.
Water temperature 18 - 17 degrees.


20th September 2014

Rob,Colin and Andrew fished here back in April back for another crack.
Fishing swims 3,4 and 10, Rob switched to swim 5 mid week.
Guys are using Suttons Peachy Keen boilie and our pellet with some other baits they brought with them,all used bait boats this week,Andrew swim 11 had 3 x 40's to 48 lb 8 oz The Sub new PB several other fish,Rob 's had 2 x 40's to 45 lb a 35 lb cat which is now in the stock lake and several other fish,Colin swim 3 who hasn't fished every night banked 1 x 40 @ 40 lb 8 oz also several other fish then on Sunday night when Rob popped to the loo,yes it happened again (Toilet Fish )Colin next door caught Amber @ 54 lb 8 oz new PB on his rod he has also caught carp and sturgeon from the stock lake,Amber didn't recover too well after being caught every fishery owners nightmare so she had to be rehabilitated but has recovered well !
Going into their last night Colin didn't fish but Rob swim 5 and Andrew swim 11 ending up on the same amount of fish so joint Top Rod,Top bait is peachy keen,Top swim was 11 because some of Robs fish come off swim 3.

Weather really has changed this week 18 - 22 degrees nights have been cold sun cloud settled.
Water temperature dropped a lot this week down to 18 degrees.


13th September 2014

Returning group this week back from September 2012.
Steve,Camo,Brian aka Chappie,Kevin,Steve Hucknall and group leader Tony from Cumbria. Fishing swims 1,2,5,9,10 and 11.
After a Mega journey down to us they were all settled down on the lake by lunchtime.
Think this is going to be another hard week not ideal conditions for carp fishing hot sunshine warm water temperatures fish are moody some fish are milking out and some ive seen have lots of spawn inside them maybe they could go again this year which will be the fourth, but hopefully with a much  cooler week approaching this will calm them down and will sort it out ! Some fish were spotted Tuesday morning crashing about in swim 8 a normal place for spawning ! Apart from that guys banked 10 x 40's lots of other 30's mirrors and commons and a 34 lb grass carp caught by Brian on swim 5 another PB,Kevin swim 9 caught Finny the sturgeon @ 34 lb and another @ 32 lb from the stock lake PB added on to the other 12 x PB's the guys done.
Guys are using our particle,pellet and various other baits they brought with them, Only Camo on swim 2 is using our bait prf and peachy keen,not all the guys this week are using bait boats.
Hats off to Camo this week his best trip to france banking 5 x 40's to 46 lb several other fish on crushed up prf and peachy keen various hookbaits some on peachy keen and some on prf, biggest fish was on peachy keen.
Top Rod Camo,Top Swim 2,Top Baits Prf and Suttons peachy keen.
What a wicked brunch of guys these are we had some great laughs again this week,100% dedication travelling down to us every other year from there part of the world,its a shame we are shut 2016 season but hopefully see you in 17.
PS.Look after the snake you took back with you by mistake rofl.

Weather been very warm this week up to 30+ degrees storms passing nearly every day but never hitting could do with a drop of rain now !
Water temperature 22 - 24 degrees.

Only the one date left for 2015 the very first week of the season,Who will brave it with a good chance of a lump or two.
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6th September 2014

Martyn and wife Shelly from Suffolk on the lake this week, Martyn has been a yearly regular since May 2010 and has had some wicked results The Big Scale @ 49 lb 8 oz and Amber @ 50 lb 13 oz, catches for the week going over 40 fish and weights of nearly 600 kgs,Guys arrived the night before all ready and fresh for the week ahead.
Its been so hard this week Martyn had to really work for the fish he got hot sunshine blue skies and high pressure hasn't helped, fishing in swim 12 and then swim 8,he moved into swim 2 Sunday evening changed all his rigs around,result he banked a 33 lb 11 oz common @ 4.30 am and then a 45 lb 5 oz at 12 ish Monday morning,moved onto swim 10 for the night WOW ! what a evening it was massive storm system arrived just before midnight thunder bolts and all he banked 2 fish 33 and 36 lb and had lots of other interest throughout the night stayed on 10  for the day and night.Still no luck so he dropped back on swim 2 again dropping onto swim 1 in the day still quiet,he  had another @ 25 lb 8 oz,Thursday produced another 40 @ 41 lb 5 oz,back up onto swim 10 on some baited spots and banked another 2 fish on his last night mid 20 and a 35 lb 11 oz,only the 8 fish this time for Martyn but he and Shelly had a lovely break,all fish have been on PRF boilie with fake corn.
Martyns used PRF boilies with extra robin red various sizes 14,18 and dumbells.
See you guys soon !
Weather has been settled most of the week with the one storm 21 - 29 degress strong north east wind towards end of the week cooler nights.
Water Temperature 23 - 21 degrees.

Only the one date left for 2015 the very first week of the season,Who will brave it with a good chance of a lump or two.
Online booking and availability.


30th August 2014

Got our Welsh lads this week the Welsh Wizards returning for the 3rd time Gareth,Jamie,Ryan,Andrew,Matt and Scott(Batman) fishing swims 2,4,5,9,10 and 11.Ryan moved to swim 3 on Wednesday, what a good move and 2 x PB's !
Firstly Thank you guys for the wicked Birthday present i will wear it with pride :)) I am sure Ellen will enjoy her wine Too !
The lads arrived Friday evening and bivvied up in the padlock so they were on the lake nice and early and Fresh,the other group left at 4.30 am Saturday morning to get an earlier ferry.
This week has continued with not the greatest of weather conditions for carp fishing clear blue skies,bright hot sunshine and much cooler nights.Even so a good productive first night Matt swim 2 lost a lump straight off then banked a 38 and 40 lb,swim 4 Ryan banked a 36 lb,Jamie swim 5 lost 4 fish but banked a sturgeon from stock lake @ 28 lb,Scott swim 11 banked a 39 lb common and a 42 lb mirror,Its been tough for the guys throughout the week strong north easterly wind hasn't helped fish are Mainly coming at night in the hours of darkness.Thursday Night/Friday Morning/afternoon produced some more good fish guys finished on 10 x 40's up to 48 lb 8 oz which was Ryan's PB known fish The Sub,Friday morning 9 am saw Amber grace the bank again @ 53 lb 8 oz swim 9 Andrew's new PB caught on a cell plus wafter Northern monkey Hook-baits he has also had 4 x 40's his best trip to France ever wasnt enough for Top Rod which goes to Matt, Top Swim 2,Top Bait wafters and Peachy keen.
Guys used our particle,Peachy keen,PRF,our pellet and various other boilies they have brought with them.

These guys are priceless and will be a shame we wont see them next year but they are returning after, Take care guys until the next time !


Weather was settled all week 24 - 29 degrees,gusty north east wind some days cooler nights.
Water temperature 22 - 24 degrees.

Only one date left for 2015 the very first week of the year !
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23rd August 2014

Returning group to us this week from West Yorkshire,Mark,Malcolm,Liam,Dale,Shaun and Mum June.
Fishing swims 4,5,9,10,11 main lake but more so the stock lake(Kids Lake).These guys treat this as a Holiday with fishing not just fishing !  
Liam started well Saturday night woken at 2.30 am with a unknown 49 lb mirror new PB he also had another @ 46 lb swim 9 he also had sturgeons at 34 and 37 lb,Dale banked a new PB mirror on swim 10,Malc banked sturgeons up to 38 lb new PB and a PB cat @ 46 lb caught on halibut pellet and garlic sausage ,Mark banked fish up to 38 lb from main lake and a couple of small cats ,Shaun banked his pb mirror @ 48 lb swim 11 and a few sturgeon from the stock lake.Guys didn't fish every night all night and left for home at 4.30 am Saturday to catch an earlier ferry.
We don't count stock lake for Top rod and as most of this weeks fish came from the stock lake they don't count,so best fish goes to Liam swim 9 @ 49 lb on suttons peachy keen.
Guys were using our particle,Suttons Peachy Keen and some PRF boilies also halibut pellets they brought with them.

Weather was unsettled beginning of the week with heavy rain some evenings but got much better as the week went on up to 29 degrees Thursday sunny hot.
Water temperature gone up again 23 degrees.

Only two  dates left for 2015 !
Online booking and availability now live.


16th August 2014

Part two Bob and Tash from Surrey, fishing swim 10 up to 9 and down to 11 to start.
No fishing Saturday shopping for Tash and some sightseeing and chill out before he is back on the rods,Happy birthday to Tash for Wednesday glad you had a nice day out and more shopping lol.
Bob finished with 23 fish for his second week ending up with 1470 lb total weight for his holiday,3 x 50's to 53 lb 14 oz,11 x 40's to 48 lb 6 oz,19 x 30's to 39 lb 8 oz,8 x 20's to 28 lb only 3 fish lost over the week.What a good start they had to their second week 6 fish Saturday last night 44,40,37.14,30.08,26.14 and a red faced little common @ 20 lb 8 oz, Sunday night produced another 6 fish one lost possible big cat, another 40 to the collection 43.8,39.8 common,37.6,28 mirror,28 common and a little 21.6 mirror,slowed right down last couple of days could be the colder nights or more activity on naturals even so another 3 fish 45 lb 14 oz ,37 lb 6 oz and a 36 lb 6 oz,back on the marks last night Wednesday after a nice day out with Tash another 4 fish 38.14,34,34.14 and a 35 lb 8 oz,what a eventful evening Thursday was me and Bob in the boat pitch black head torches equipped successfully freeing a 46 lb mirror carp that was badly snagged she is now in the little stock lake recovering from a bad tear in her mouth reason why this happened was because Bob had Amber on the other rod which is yet another PB @ 53 lb 14 oz caught on maggot,also in the night he banked another two @ 39.8 and 42 lb 14 oz on peachy keen boilie over particle,pellet and crushed up PRF boilies with hemp.Bob finished fishing the main lake Friday morning and spent the night in the lodge with Tash.
Over the course of the 2 weeks Bob's fish mainly were caught at night.
Top bait Sutton's Peachy Keen,Top swim 10, Top rod Sir Bob.
What a lovely couple these guys are we have made good friends with them and will miss having them around roll on next year, Top angling Bob !


Average fish weight for Bob this week 36 lb 5 oz.

Weather was cool throughout the week compared to normal some evenings were very chilly 19 - 23 degrees sun cloud.
Water temperature 19.

Only two main dates left now for 2015.
New online booking and availability now live so don't miss out !


9th August 2014

Returning couple from Surrey who fished last year Bob and Tash this time just on there own staying with us this time for 2 weeks and have already booked for another 2 weeks in 2015.
Fished swim 3 at the start of the week.
They moved Wednesday on to swim 10 fishing up to 9 and down to 11 a wise move !
Me and Ellen couldnt be more pleased and excited for Bob this week he has smashed it with 5 named fish which is a record for one man GI Jones 52 lb 6 oz,The Big scale 51 lb 8 oz,The Mole 48 lb 6 oz,Bricktop 47 lb 6 oz and Nelson @ 44 lb 8 oz also 3 other 40's which was a total of 18 fish 2 lost, on suttons peachy keen,a couple on maggot and one fish on krill,The Big Scale was nailed on his last night of his first week with us in the same spot us GI Jones days earlier,he knew a fish was about with single beeps four in total over a space of 10 mins then one toner and she was hooked.Damage was done with simple blow back rig,Just a little tip, Bob has nailed these fish because his hooks are always bloody sharp makes a big difference to your catch no more striking into fresh air ! Bob's fish care and approach is just fault less that pleases us as fishery owners knowing the fish are returned safely every-time which should be done week in week out,Thank you Bob :)  
Tash banked lots of fish from the stock lake when they were over that side and a 28 lb 2 oz common on swim 4 on nash coconut boilie.
They used our particle some PRF and peachy keen boilies various other baits Bob brought with him.
Average fish weight for the week 37 lb 1 oz.
Weather  22 - 25 stormy week lots of heavy thundery showers changeable winds.
Water temperature 22 - 25.

Only two main dates left now for 2015.
New online booking and availability now live so don't miss out !


2nd August 2014

New group of 4 lads this week first time to France from the Norfolk Area,
Gavin,Ashley,Tom and Mark fishing swims 3,4,9 and 11
After a very long and tedious drive down on the busiest day in France for travelling the guys arrived here very tried and drained it wasnt long before Mark on swim 11 banked a PB mirror,,Ashley and Gavin took advantage of swim 3 and fished the stock lake as well catching some good doubles to 22 lb.Tom on swim 9 has also dropped onto the stock lake for a bit during the week catching a few out.
Mark carried on banking fish throughout the week before the other guys had anything on a maggot rig and caught his pb mirror @ 41 lb and several other carp also a couple of cats up to 30 lb,Gavin had it very quiet on swim 4 but still managed a pb mirror @ 39 lb on PRF boilie,Ashley on swim 3 also struggled through the week but done his pb mirror @ 41 lb on Suttons peachy keen boilie,Tom on swim 9 had a blinder catching several carp up to 33 lb 8 oz but left the best to last just before packing up he banked a new pb 50 lb mirror on single tiger with fake corn over our particle,    
Guys at first tried using homemade baits with no luck really,maggots our prepared particle peachy keen and towards the end of the week prf boilies that we gave the lads which paid off for them.
Top rod was Mark,Top swim 11,Top bait maggot.
Very nice group of lads who all did pb's many times,hopefully if you twist a few arms we will see you next year on one of the last dates we have left lol !

Weather was settled in between a few isolated thunder storms 21 - 32 degrees.
Water temperature 22 - 25.

Only two main dates left now for 2015.
New online booking and availability now live so don't miss out !


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