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26th July 2014

Returning for the third time Ellen's Brother Jay and noddy John fighting it out for their trophy for the biggest fish what Jay has won every year
Fishing swims 1,2,3,4 and 9 Jay moved from swim 3 to 9 Thursday morning.
Jay had a very hard week going on previous years on swim 3 only fish to 33 lb 4 oz compared to 51 lb last year and dozens of fish from the stock lake to 23 lb,once on swim 9 he only had one carp and 9 cats on the last evening he had all 4 rods go at the same time at 4 am but only managed to land two of them,John had the Banner placed at his swim for the biggest fish right from the start with a 31 lb finishing with a 44 lb 12 oz so he will keep hold of the banner till next year and has won the trophy for the first time,I fished on swim 11 for an afternoon and a couple of evenings which was nice 6 bites 5 fish one being a PB but you wont see any pictures i don't count thats just cheating guys ^_^. Late arrival to the week was our friend John he fished from Thursday night on swim 12 and done his PB mirror @ 36 lb 8 oz on PRF boilie.
Top rod Noddy John,Top Bait Suttons Peachy Keen topped with a white cell pop up,Top swim 2.
Weather was very changeable as were the winds temperatures 21 - 32 degrees.
Water temperature 26 - 28.

Miss you already guys see you next year !

Only two main dates left now for 2015.
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19th July 2014

Returning group of 7 to us this week some of them 4th time back from Bromley, Kent. Dan S,Dan B,Justin,Rob,Joe,Nick and Turkish.
Fishing swims 3,4,5,9,10 and 11 and stock lake.
Various baits being used hybrid,cell and sweet corn,all using bait boats.
Guys have all had a great week has been slow for some swims surprisingly 3,9 and 10 being the slowest,Justin swim 5 has had a right mixed bag of cats from 3 lb to 30+lb which are now in the stock lake also carp to 42 lb this being Scar the common,Dan S swim 3 landed a big cat around 60 lb mark,Dan B swim 4 had some nice fish up to 40 lb,Rob and Joe on 9 and 10 had a quiet week Joe hang it out and nicked a 42 lb mirror 5am last morning, but the week goes to Nick on swim 11 landing The big Scale @ 52 lb one month to the day after she last come out after a epic battle and having to go out in the boat with Joe to get her back he has also had a 40 and is Top Rod,Top Bait Hybrid wafter over large beds of pellet,Top swim 11.
Well done Nick wear our Hoodie with pride and enjoy your winnings for most fish and biggest fish.Guys are booked up and returning in October 2015 see you then !  
Weather started off stormy with heavy showers then we had hot sunshine the rest of the week up to 33 degrees,finished with a storm again friday night with more rain.
Water temperature 26 - 28 degrees.

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12th July 2014

3rd time back to us great bunch of lads Dale,John aka catfish,Andrew and Bacon from Leicester,Bury and Bolton.
Fishing swims 3,5,9 and 11.John and son Dale changed around mid week because swim 5 was roasting.
Guys were using Peachy Keen and various other boilie baits cell,krill,prf and hemp,3 are using bait boats.
Much better start this week John swim 5 banked several carp to 37 lb on krill boilies in the first few days all casted and many kittens and a 19 lb-er which are all now in the stock lake,Andrew had 2 x 44 lb mirrors and his first cat and several other carp, Bacon had carp to 42 lb and a 32 lb cat,Dale had a very slow week with us this year only banking a few carp losing a few too.The guys had a crack on the stock lake this week with a sturgeon @ 32 lb and low double carp.
Top Bait Suttons Peachy Keen,Top Swim 11,Top Rod John.
As we stated a couple of weeks ago Cell has blown on the lake for now ! watch this space.

Weather very hot sunshine some cloud and rain 19 - 36 degrees tip for others you dont want to be on swim 5 when its this hot !
water temperature 19 - 28.


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5th July 2014

New exclusive group of 3 lads to us this week from Manchester area,Marc,John B,and John C.
After another busy Saturday change over i must say these guys made my day what a wicked bunch of guys these are i can see already this is going to be a great week, I wasn't wrong by that just a shame the fishing in the main lake could have been just the same as the laughs we had with the lads.
Definitely our worst week of the season with the fish feeding on naturals all week fry,bloodworm bugs whatever it was they didn't want to know about what the guys had to offer,big drop in water temperature 6 degrees because of all the night time rain,Thursday was 15 degrees difference to last week daytime temperature all of this also didn't help,Loads of fish topping and crashing on the marks but that was it,to say that they did have fish out a few cats and carp to 32 lb 2 oz caught by John C on swim 11.The guys were glad of the stock lake and had plenty out all doing PB sturgeons up to 38 lb 6 oz caught by marc on french sausage soaked in Hinders tuna oil, and PB cats up to 54 lb caught by John B on the sausage,also carp up to 31 lb 8 oz caught by marc, the cat and carp are now both in the main lake now we also moved a 19 lb cat into stock lake from swim 11 caught by John C.
Weather heavy rain most nights big drop in day time temperature from last week sun and cloud changeable winds 19 - 23 degrees.
Water temperature big drop from last week 19 degrees.
Top rods goes to all of them because of how hard it was,Various baits and swims.
Check out their testimonial in their own words how it was written in our book how their week went.
Wicked group see you guys soon !

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28th June 2014

Returning group this week some from 2012 and the others from 2013 form West Sussex,Half the group are fire fighters, Dave catfish record holder at Wintons,Rob,Jason,Mick,Dan and Jason's son Tom Drummer of the Band The King Zoots !
Fishing swims 2,3,5,9,10 and 11.
Various baits being used our prepared particle and PRF boilie being some.Its been very hard this week changeable winds throughout moved the fish about making it harder for some, hot sunshine and a bit of rain which turned the fish on for some swims and a good few lumps then come out, All the guys had 40 's this week total of 9 x 40's to 49 lb 8 oz and 1 x 50 The Mole @ 50 lb 8 oz caught from swim 9 by Jason on particle.
Tom Pb common,cat and mirror,Dan Pb mirror and common,Rob Pb grass,mirror,cat and sturgeon,Jason Pb mirror,Mick Pb mirror.
Top rod this week is awarded to Rob well done mate top angling,Top swim 3,Top bait our very own prepared particle with tiger nut on top.

Weather was very warm again up to 34 degrees Thursday, very changeable winds throughout.
Water temperature 24 - 25.

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21st June 2014

Returning  group of 7 to us this week from Bedfordshire ,
Paul,Ben,Mark,Chris,Ian,Steve and Adam fishing swims 2,3,5,9,11 and 12 and Adam is this year on the stock lake trying to beat Marks total of over 870+ LB he ended up with 720 lb finishing up on Friday afternoon with fish up to 34 lb which was a Sturgeon and carp to 30 lb !
The guys packed up and left the lake at 11 pm Friday night after a good week the weather forecast was heavy rain and storms boy did it rain so they all got packed up in the dry result ! Hope your reading this guys :) good call !
Steve banked GI Jones @ 55 lb 8 oz Sunday morning on swim 12 a new PB common for him also several other carp one more then last year and a pb mirror,Ben on swim 3 had a couple of cats and several other carp up to 44 lb 8 oz and two more 40's 43 and 42 all on Tigga pineapple pop ups,Chris top rod from last year on swim 2 has had fish up to 43 lb and several other carp up to 38 lb 8 oz and 3 x grassy one a pb @ 35 lb,Ian had fish to 46 lb and another 40 @ 42 lb 8oz and PB common on tiny yellow pop ups over our particle ,pellet
Paul and Mark are trying leeches this year for some cat action on swims 9 and 11.Paul on swim 9 got smashed up on a Cat unlucky for him was on the wrong rod sods law,He had the Sub @ 44 lb 12 oz and also several other mirrors in the week, and Tuesday morning when up at the loo Mark landed The big Scale after a 20 minute battle on his rod first time out since 18th October 2013 @ 54 lb her best weight since we have owned the fishery on tiny yellow pop ups over our particle Mark's had a good week with pb grassy and mirror and other mirrors throughout the week but swim 11 was very slow this week,Mark's been awarded a Sutton's 50lb+ hoodie second angler this week to get one steve on swim 12 the other funny thing is both the guys who have got a hoodie both celebrated their fiftieth birthdays just before they come out.no more signs of spawning this week think we are done.
Guys used particle,pellet some bait works boilies and pop ups scent from hell and heaven and some have maggots.
Top rod again this year Chris,Top bait BS1,Top swim 2,
What a great group this is hopefully we will see you all next year later in the year next time because someone else is fifty early on in the year wont say who it is :P
Weather 21 - 30 degrees sunshine mainly few thundery showers, strong north easterly wind most of the week
Water temperature 21 - 24.

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14th June 2014

Two non exclusive groups of two this week one group are returning to us from last year and coming back again in September with their main group the others are new.
Andy and Alex from Bromley and London and Paul and Dave from Bexley,Kent.
Unfortunately Paul and Dave Haven't turned up due to health grounds which only leaves 2 on the lake this week which is now not going to be easy for the others to say the least with the fish heavy spawning nearly every day this week starting around first light and then on and off throughout the day.
Fishing swims 9 and 11 Andy was on 10 but after one night watching fish crashing in 11 he moved but after careful consideration he moved again to the other side of the lake on to swim 3.Andy had mirrors @ 44 lb 2 oz and another @ 44 lb and several other 30's on tigers and white pop ups and numerous carp and sturgeon from stock lake to 35 lb,Alex has had 3 x 40 's to 47 lb 4 oz and several other mirrors and commons.
Guys are using particle prf and peachy keen boilies with other various boilies they brought with them.
Weather this week was very windy throughout north easterly very warm most days blue skies, temperature 18 - 30 degrees.
Water temperature 26 - 21 degrees.
Top rod Alex
Top swim 9
Top bait white pop ups
These guys are just great and are back in September with there main group for another crack.

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7th June 2014

These guys this week have been coming here since 2010 since we have owned it from Eastbourne and London,Dave jnr,Dave snr,Dave aka nobby,John Aka captain kirk,Alan and Simon and have booked already for 2015.
Fishing swims 3,4,9,10,11 and 12.
Still no signs of anymore spawning and fish being caught are empty.
None of the guys fished Saturday night just as well another huge thunder,lighting storm hit us at midnight with over an inch of rain and hale with it.Guys are using nutcracker this week and white cell wafters from me. Alan on swim 10 has just come back from Cuba and was saying Monday on the lake was hotter then the 2 weeks when he was away,telling me this morning on the thermometer on the lodge at one point Monday afternoon was 34 degrees in the shade PHEW !
Dave snr on swim 3 only fishes daytime and some of the evening he sleeps up at the lodge has had fish up to 42 lb 8oz on visual baits pink hybrid wafter and yellow pineapple pop up, nobby on swim 12 has had a good year fish up to 41 lb on nutcraker and bright yellow corn but since Wednesday morning he didn't fish he put his back out lifting a fish.Captain Kirk on swim 9 has banked several fish only up to the mid 30's,Alan on swim 9 banked a 45 lb 8 oz full of spawn and some mid 30's on white cell wafter and nutcracker and a cat @ 31 lb,What a difference a week makes Simon on swim 11  only 4 fish on various baits mid 30 his biggest,Dave jnr is using normal cell bottom bait had a 43 lb mirror and a couple of mid 30's and a 36 lb cat.
Normal cell doesn't seem to be doing very well on the lake anymore do seem to think its blown out now as Dave jnr has found out this year compared to other years here,lets face it 5 seasons its been used now.
weather this week was hot sunshine temperatures 30 - 34 degrees a couple of distance storms.
Water temperature 26.
Top rods this week nobby and Dave snr
Top Bait various different baits nutcracker visual wafters and pop ups.
Top swim 3 and 12
Great bunch of guys always welcome see you in June 2015 !
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2nd June 2014

Congratulations To Andy Clark on swim 11 for smashing the Common Carp lake record catching Amber just as it got dark @ 57 lb 8 oz she tripped up on a IQ rig size 8 hook Northern Monkey specialist hookbaits white cell wafter over our prepared particle all spawned out as well completely empty.


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