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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.


14th October 2017

Richard,Josh,Paul and Nick who arrived Wednesday evening all close family members,
Fishing swims 3,5,9 and from Wednesday swim 11,Paul moved onto swim 4 from 3 on Wednesday evening to be closer to son Nick on swim 5.
Bait being used is particle/ pellet custom made peach boilies and various wafters all using bait boats.
This was another trying week for these guys lots of missed runs and fish bumping off they won't feeding properly and it took half the week to get something that worked before we had seen some of the A team.
Fishing over pellet was the key with mainly maize as a hookbait, some named fish graced the bank The Barrel 40,8 Smudge the Common 48 lb Oddbod 35 lb and the biggest of the named was Small Scar @ 53 lb 12 oz Flying up in weight nearly 4 pounds since Sir Bob caught her tripped up by Nick on swim 5 50 's club hoodie awarded, everyone had a 40 and Nick a 50 the average weight for the week was wicked 42lb 4 oz until Richard caught a 9 lb 8 oz common on swim 11 on the last night don't know where that come from Damn you Richard rofl it's now in the house stock lake until that's drained and moved onto the Blue Lagoon in a few weeks.
Me and Ellen must say it was a pleasure having these guys on again good times had Ellen even got the Jupp choir sing happy birthday to her !

Weather was unsettled most of the week but warm.



We are taking Bookings for 2018 😃😃😃😃
Remember the lake will be closed one week of each month to rest the fish the week after will be good fishing if your looking to book,individual booking dates won't be advertised until beginning of 2018 and will be very limited.


7th October 2017

Steve, Neil, Karl and Ty from Blackpool,Bow and Essex.
They have been to us a few times before and were here back in April for 2 weeks Steve catching Daisy @ over 63 lb and numerous other 50's,First time to France Ty was on the Daisy spot but it didn't happen for him this time fishing swim 9 other guys are on 4,5 and 10.
Bait being used is particle/pellet Cell boilies and lake boilie PRF, All the guys are using bait boats.
Another very slow week could have been high pressure sitting over us still no signs of them getting there heads down for Autumn but we are seeing big weight gains so they are eating something.
Guys still banked a few named fish Orangaina being the biggest of the week from Karl swim 10 @ 46 lb 10 oz, also a fish we haven't seen since drain down Blondie @ 45 lb 8 oz swim 4 Steve also banked a few others and is the blue lagoon lake record holder banking Fan Tail @ 33 lb,Ty on swim 9 done his PB with Big Al @ 41 lb 10 oz.

Weather was chilly at night clear skies miserable first part of week ending up very warm sunshine.



We are taking Bookings for 2018 😃😃😃😃
Remember the lake will be closed one week of each month to rest the fish the week after will be good fishing if your looking to book,individual booking dates won't be advertised until beginning of 2018 and will be very limited.


30th September 2017

Group of 6 guys from Kent area on this week,
Ant,Paul,Steve,Dan,Tom and Jamie who has got swim 9 and of course was on the Daisy spot but she didn't show her face this week.
Fishing swims 2,3,4,9,10 and 11 all using bait boats.
Baits used was particle/pellet various boilies mainlines prototype/cell/hybrid and some PRF lake Boilie.
This wasn't one of our best weeks very hit and miss some of the group having fish others not.
Putting that aside we have still seen some named fish on the bank Stretch the Common,Scar,Tash,Small Tail,Nobby and Jamie banked one of our grass carp new lake grass carp record @ 53 lb 4 oz, all the fish are putting weight on nicely gains of upto 4 lb.
Looking back at the start of the week we had cold rain which dropped the water temperature a couple of degrees which could have affected the fishing keeping them up the deeper end we also had some very chilly nights down to 3 degrees one night.
Weather throughout the week was settled getting better as the week ending with pleasant temperatures with sunshine.

We are taking Bookings for 2018 😃😃😃😃
Remember the lake will be closed one week of each month to rest the fish the week after will be good fishing if your looking to book,individual booking dates won't be advertised until beginning of 2018 and will be very limited.


23rd September 2017

Alex and Sam this week individuals from Nottingham area fishing swims 9 and 10 with Pete local man fishing one day in the week on the other side hopefully to move the fish about.
Guys are using Trent Baits boilies/wafters etc... and our particle/pellet.

It was always going to be a tough week with only Two guys fishing but even so they still did 4 pb's two named fish Sir Bob II flying up the ranks now at 48 lb 8 oz and a fish we haven't seen since drain down looking mint The Shoulder Scale Alex caught this fish a couple of years ago on his last visit @ 32 lb now 45 lb 4 oz another 2 40's and a couple of mid 30's with a average fish weight for the week of 41 lb 9 oz didn't end up too bad.

Weather was sun/cloud a few heavy showers throughout.




We are taking Bookings for 2018 😃😃😃😃
Remember the lake will be closed one week of each month to rest the fish the week after will be good fishing if your looking to book,individual booking dates won't be advertised until beginning of 2018 and will be very limited.


16th September 2017

Full group this week they have been to us few times before from up in Barrow in Furness long trip down for these guys and they didn't arrive until late Saturday so rods won't out until late in the evening.
Fishing swims 3,4,5,9,10 and 11, Chappy moved to swim 2 Friday from swim 10.
Tony,Steve,Chappy,Cam,Kevin and Paul.
Using our particle/pellet Peachy Keen,PRF and various other boilies homemade crayfish boilie being one of them, not all the guys are using bait boats spodding the bait out instead.
Cam was the only one throughout the week to have banked a carp which wasn't until the early hours of Friday and later in the afternoon a second one new PB common @ 38 lb 8 oz and Ambler @ 38 lb 8 oz both on peachy keen topped with mainline peppered peach wafter on different marks.
It was a very slow week and very frustrating to say the least these guys have tried everything to get these fish to pick up a bait but they won't having it and then when they all thought all was lost half way through the week Steve on swim 4 banked our resident catfish The Pug first time out since reopening after 2 hours 15 minutes with him he was landed new PB and lake record @ 75 lb massive weight gain since restocking last year @ 58 lb caught on a pop up 18 inches above the bottom.

Weather was chilly first half of the week going down to 4 degrees one night dropping the water temperature 4 degrees could explain why the fishing was quiet we have had high pressure over us throughout the week and ended with warm sunny days.


We are taking Bookings for 2018 😃😃😃😃
Remember the lake will be closed one week of each month to rest the fish the week after will be good fishing if your looking to book,individual booking dates won't be advertised until beginning of 2018 and will be very limited.


9th September 2017

Starting their second week with us Sir Bob and wife Tash exclusively.
Bob moved from swim 4 early in the week after the wind picked up moving the fish on so he moved onto swim 9 and Tash fished on 10 with a couple of rods for a bit,Tash banked her new PB mirror on Tuesday afternoon 41 lb on peachy keen topped with fake corn.
Despite the horrendous weather conditions Wednesday night severe gales and over 30 mm of rain Sir bob didn't let us down Sid @ 54 lb 4 oz best weight for him equaling Bob's PB damn ! Jenny was out again greedy Jenny 43 lb 14 oz and a 38 lb mirror.
He also banked 6 other named fish during the week all on his newly named Pac Man rig lol Peachy Keen boilie topped with a mainline pastel peppered peach wafter wicked fished over our particle/pellet/ peachy keen.
Going into the last night Sir Bob's total was 2 x 50's  6 x 40's  3 x 30's. I had everything crossed for his last hours he still had a rod on the Daisy Spot but it wasn't to be this year but finished on a lump The Big Scale @ 54 lb a old friend of his from a couple of visits ago but well up in weight to his last capture.
As usual awesome fishing by Sir Bob.
4 x 50's 12 x 40's  8 x 30's  1 x 20 holiday total !
Average weight for his second week 43 lb 4 oz Awesome !  
Shame about this weeks weather we have had it all sun/rain/wind/hail and it's been really chilly too !

Can't wait for you guys to return again next year your all booked

We are taking Bookings for 2018 😃😃😃😃
Remember the lake will be closed one week of each month to rest the fish the week after will be good fishing if your looking to book,individual booking dates won't be advertised until beginning of 2018 and will be very limited.


2nd September 2017

Individuals this week Sir Bob and wife Tash,Rob and Paul,Darron and Wayne and Pete who was with us a couple of weeks ago who lives local here in France.
Fishing swims 3,4,5,9,10 and 11.
Bait being used is our particle/pellet PRF lake boilie mainline Cell/essential cell,hybrid and an old bait of ours Suttons Peachy Keen Ash at Tails Up made this for Bob who is also with us the week after with wife Tash exclusively.
The lake fished well again first part of the week Sir Bob doing as always very good banking the most fish off swim 4 Charlie's Shoulders being one of them @ 51 lb 4 oz one morning when I was down with him a double take Tyla @ 44 lb 4 oz and Big Al @ 37 lb he now has a fish named after him Sir Bob II one to watch big framed fish,we also saw the big girl out off the Daisy spot up 4 pounds in 3 weeks @ 58 lb 8 oz and split Tail @ 50 lb also off swim 9 both falling to Wayne, Pete on swim 3 this time banked himself 3 x mid 30 commons.
Darron couldn't get amongst the fish this time but still banked a 37 lb 8 oz very frustrating for him clever mr carp !
Guys ended up with an average weight for the week of 41 lb 5 oz.
3 x 50's to 58.8, 8 x 40's to 46.12 14 x 30's to 38.14 and a stockie @ 29 lb 12 oz.
Last 60 hours on the lake was very quiet ending Friday night with heavy showers.
Rob fished for the cats in the Blue lagoon but had no luck but banked carp to just under 20 lb also Paul caught carp from there as well.
The weather this week was very chilly to the norm some evenings were cold water temperature has fallen a lot over the week.

These are the only individual booking spaces left for this season they as follows,
Week starting 23/09/2017 4 spaces left
Week starting 7/10/2017 3 spaces left
These can only be booked out by us they can't be booked on our availability page so you need to contact us by email,phone Etc ....
Price you pay with food package after discount GBP 337.50 per angler.
Price you pay drive survive after discount  GBP 262.50 per angler.
We still have exclusive lake booking spaces available for later in the year check our availability page for dates.

SUMMER SALE!
25% OFF all booking prices during the 2017 Season
Rebook again in 2018 and receive 10% OFF 2018 Season booking price.
OFFER ENDS OCTOBER 31st 2017 - Terms & Conditions

We are taking Bookings for 2018 😃😃😃😃
Remember the lake will be closed one week of each month to rest the fish the week after will be good fishing if your looking to book,individual booking dates won't be advised until beginning of 2018 and will be very limited we have a individual angler waiting list and will fit anglers on what months suit


26th August 2017

New 50 to the lake 52 lb 2 oz !


25th August 2017

What a fantastic week it's been for brother in law Jay banking 22 fish out of the main lake off swim 3 fishing left hand rod into middle of lake in front of swim 4 which produced most of his fish fishing over our particle/pellet PRF lake boilie a bit of cell/essential cell but not a lot.
We had a heat wave over the time Jay was here temperatures over 35 degrees hot sunshine very warm nights light winds from the south.
He banked 10 named fish The Big Scale,The Sub,Sid,Nobby,H,Stallone,Scar The Common,Stretch the Common,Jenny and Small Scar.
2 x 50's to 52 lb 2 oz, 9 x 40's to 47 lb 11 oz, 6 x 30's 38 lb 14 oz and 5 x 20's all this years stockies total of 22 fish average weight of 39.3 lb only one fish was lost which could have been the big cat.
Also one cat out the main lake which has now been removed around 16 lb and one coypu landed which was a pb for Jay around 13 lb lol.
He also banked a dozen or so fish out of the Blue Lagoon upto 20 lb 2 oz a new stock fish.
A trip he won't forget nor me had some good times especially at 3.30am in the morning unhooking a coypu lol and when he pulled back his sleeping bag one night and found Sid the fake snake in it his face was priceless we now have a 50 named after it and of course the mask came out again didn't it Jay !
Was a pleasure Jay and I really hope you and Jon can make it when our season finishes end of October and we can all bank some lumps and you two can compete for your yearly trophy !

These are the only individual booking spaces left for this season they as follows,
Week starting 23/09/2017 4 spaces left
Week starting 7/10/2017 3 spaces left
These can only be booked out by us they can't be booked on our availability page so you need to contact us by email,phone Etc ....
Price you pay with food package after discount GBP 337.50 per angler.
Price you pay drive survive after discount  GBP 262.50 per angler.
We still have exclusive lake booking spaces available for later in the year check our availability page for dates.

SUMMER SALE!
25% OFF all booking prices during the 2017 Season
Rebook again in 2018 and receive 10% OFF 2018 Season booking price.
OFFER ENDS OCTOBER 31st 2017 - Terms & Conditions

We are taking Bookings for 2018 😃😃😃😃
Remember the lake will be closed one week of each month to rest the fish the week after will be good fishing if your looking to book,individual booking dates won't be advised until beginning of 2018 and will be very limited we have a individual angler waiting list and will fit anglers on what months suit !


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