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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.

8th September 2018

Price Reduction on our very last week of the season
10th November, Drive/survive
Price up to 5 anglers
Food package at extra cost 🍽

8th September 2018

We now have a 2 week break on the lake before our next group of 6 arrive !

1st September 2018

Xavier,Les,Jack,Steve,Jon and new addition this time around Alan who has fished here before back in 2005 ish.
All from our neck of the woods Essex, Herts.
They have all fished here for many years even before we owned the fishery.

Fishing swims 3,4,5,9,10 and 11, day swims 2 and 12.

Baits being used Our freshly cooked particles,Mainline Cell, essential Cell and The Link boilies, Tails up OCM boilies and peachy keen..

No weeks the same in carp fishing this week proved it.
A very hard week on the lake the new north easterly wind which arrived Saturday morning definitely pushed the fish down into the shallows and they stayed put all week.

Les on swim 5 banked a fish early Sunday morning in fact @ 40 lb but had nothing after this,then all the other fish were caught down in shallower water swim 11 Jon @ 46 lb 8 oz then Xavier on swim 3 fishing down into swim 2 banked a 43 lb 8 oz and then tripped the big girl up new PB @ 59 lb 8 oz.
Alan left it late on swim 4 moving down onto swim 2 on Friday and saving the blank with a 46 lb which was Conky last time out October 2017 he also caught a small catfish out of the Blue Lagoon as this has been the only one caught since we reopened a couple of seasons ago he is now the catfish record holder on the Blue @ 23 lb lol one that survived drain down, Sadly swims 9/10 didn't produce anything this week not even a beep.

Still no Big Scale he is boxing clever this year.

2 weeks rest on the lake now which should get these girls back on track for good winter weights.

Fish average weight  47.3.

25th August 2018

Sir Bob and Tashs second week on the lake.

All change last Saturday including the weather swim 9 it was.
l couldn't have been more right on my earlier reports it took until Friday lunchtime, Sir Bob finally banked Daisy one of the fish he has never caught here only two runs all week on the Daisy spot first fish was a 40 lb 4 oz which was probably one of her body guards then the gem herself Bob's second PB of the week first being The Mole @ 56 lb 14 oz and then Daisy @ 60 lb 4 oz she is well up on last year's end of August summer weight, Bob now has more hoodies then us lol 60's club hoodie being his first !

Wife Tash has had a go this week on swim 10 fishing on and off inbetween other things hot tub afternoon being one of them and there was no fishing Thursday because someone had a birthday !
What a week she has had new PBs for her as well Sid @ 51 lb 8 oz,Stallone @ 50 lb 8 oz,Tyla @ 46 lb 14 oz and a 37 lb 14 oz Boom ! She is now in the Archipelago lake 50's Club, hoodie.

Amazing second week Bob banked in total 20 x 40's 8 more then last year, 23 fish were over 40 lb wow ! he has set the bar very high for himself next year smashing all his pervious records from past years this holiday.
Bob's Total second week.
1 x 60  1 x 50 8 x 40's 3 x 30's 1 x 20  15 runs 14 fish.
Tash's Total second week.
2 x 50's 1 x 40 1 x 30. 4 runs 4 fish.
Fish average weight 41 lb 5 oz Bob, 46lb 3 oz Tash.
Total for holiday 1 x 60,4 x 50s,21 x 40s,6 x 30s,3 x 20s.

Other named fish this week were Nobby,Tash,Emily,Jenny,Sir Bob ll,three stripes,Buzz a few of these captures were first time out this season amazing where they hide up, we only had two repeats both 40's Tash caught one of them so it did not

Most the fish again came in the hours of darkness early morning a mixed bag of weather upto 34 degrees hot sunshine a storm one night with storm force winds and a couple of chilly nights.

Same baits as last week freshly cooked particles/pellet and Peachy Keen boilies made for us by @Tailsupbait and the other boilie of Bobs choice he brought with him.

Peachy Keen 18 other Boilie 0.

Blow back rig, Korda curve shank size 4,Jel-E-wyre,bare-bak hooklink doing it in silt brown and of course 1 m of tubing on lead clip system backleaded.

If your interested in catching some of our fish at there biggest weights some dates in October/ November are still available !
Click on Availability and follow the simple steps to book direct with us.
Full balance is required on all dates now.

16th August 2018

Sir Bob and Tash arrived a couple of days early for there yearly 2 weeks with us, lovely to catch up with them its been a year, a nice Chinese meal on Friday helped them chill out after the journey down #goodfriends.

Bob's started on swim 4 the norm and will probably move on at some point throughout the two weeks with us.

19 runs 17 fish this was Bobs best week with us since he first visited back in 2013 the quality just gets better every year, check out his other captures around the same time each year.

1 x 50, 12 x 40's, 2 x 30's, 2 x 20's.
Average weight 41.9.
No fishing wednesday shopping trip for Tash it was far too hot anyway.

As always Bob smashed it up a few named fish on the catch report Tyla,Small Scar,Small Tail,Broken Tail,Smudge the Common and William some good summer weights compared to last years there's going to be some lumps later in the season.

Most the fish came in the hours of darkness early morning nothing throughout the day which could have been put down to very hot sunshine temperatures upto 36 degrees on a couple.
Very little wind clear skies at night.

Our Peachy keen Boilie made for us by Tails Up Bait tripped them up over the same mix as always freshly cooked particles/pellet chops, Bob as always brings a different boilie to try just as a back up just what he fancies at the time.

Peachy keen 13 other boilie 3 and double peach wafters 1.

If your interested in catching some of our fish at there biggest weights some dates in October/ November are still available !
Click on Availability and follow the simple steps to book direct with us.
Full balance is required on all dates now.

4th August 2018

We re back after a overdue summer break.
Individuals this week 6 anglers and a non fishing guest.
Dale, Dad John, Alan and partner Laura, all from Leicestershire area, Mark and son Toby and Local man Pete.
Fishing swims 2,4,5,9,10 and 11 various boilies being used mainline baits mainly some peachy keen also our pellet and particle.
With temperatures hitting 40 degrees and high pressure dominating most of the week it was always going to be a tough week,we had a very loud noisy storm one night with a tiny amount of rain.
Pete should have ended up top rod over on swim 11 with 9 runs but only landing 4 fish so it was then all about father/son Mark and Toby on swims 4/5 both being awarded hoodies Toby a 50's Mark a 60's and the new lake catfish title to his name The Pug ll being banked @ 82 lb 8 oz the smaller of the two pugs the other guys struggled but no one blanked.
They whole group ended up with 1 x 60 1 x 50 new 50 10 x 40 's 4 x 30's 1 x 25 lb stockie, was great to see Daisy out again this year up over 5 lb on last year's summer weight she's going to be a lump the back end of October/ November someone will get her at 70 +, three other named fish this week Jenny,Broken tail and Nobby, No Big Scale this year yet !
Average weight for the week 44 lb 2 oz not including the cat !
It was great to be back after a summer break and after reading the nice comments in the testimonial book everyone had a great week means a lot.
We have a rest week now before Sir Bob and Tash arrive on Thursday for there yearly 2 weeks with us.

If your interested in catching some of our fish at there biggest weights October is still available !
Click on Availability and follow the simple steps to book.
29 September / 6 October / 13 October full balance is required now, later dates can be secured with deposits at present.

9th June 2018

We have just released out first individual booking week for next season which is 1st June 2019. This is based on a total of 5 anglers on a food package deal only. The total price per angler is 400 GBP (100 GBP deposit per person to secure) 3 spaces left.
These spaces cannot be booked on our website so please email/message us.

For all other bookings click on your date you want on our availability page and follow the simple booking form direct with us.

More individual dates will be released later this year.

2nd June 2018

We have Jamie Bellhouse  ( Nash Consultant) photography
this week filming and doing some promo work,hopefully he can trip a few big girls up and get some wicked footage.
Starting on swim 12 but he will be moving about it would have been silly not to have started on their.
It was a Beautiful evening for him to set up but it was getting stormy which will be off and on over the week.
Well Jamie decided to move late Sunday onto swim 11 after fish had been showing and it paid off 32 lb 8 oz mirror early doors another move onto swim 1 after fish were showing also paid off Tuesday morning two takes one fish Orangina 44 lb 4 oz both on singles seems they are being very wary of beds of bait.
Jamie moved again Wednesday onto swim 8 and look what's happened new PB mirror oh yes Daisy is out finally 57 lb 2 oz on Nash baits scopex squid pop up on a Ronnie rig he also had 34,14 and a 31 lb all off swim 8 the big girl was off the Dasiy spot she was totally spawned out down over 10 lbs which is great she can only get bigger throughout the summer months and will be on everyones radar who are coming to us in October/November 50s club hoodie awarded, oh I forgot I fished swim 5 Wednesday night first time on the Ronnie rig banked a 38 lb.

Sadly Jamie had to leave one day early, but we had a fantastic week and was great to see Daisy out.  A great great guy and a true Gent.

26th May 2018

Group of 7 this week but only 6 fishing from north/south London,Kent and March Cambridgeshire, Mark,Tony,Josh,Cliff,Dave,Frazer and Ricky.
Fishing swims 2,3,4,5,9,11 Tony moved to 8 then 12 and Marks come off swim 5 and fishing inbetween 1 and the end of the lake in the shallows.
Guys are using our pellet/particle no lake boilies this week guys are using there own.
Two swims produced on the first night swims 2 and 11 32 & 40 lb mirrors Ricky and Frazer since then we had several fish out during the week mainly male fish upto high 30's only coming from the shallow end swims Tony banked the most on swim 12 Ricky had a couple more on swim 2 fishing into swim 1.
This has been another mega hard week fish are sticking to the shallows in the weedy area after all the heavy rain this week it's kept them there.
The weather was so bad most of the week Storms battered us for most of it, on Wednesday flash flooding a first for us.
Lovely group of guys hopefully they will return another day.