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It was great as always to have Sir Bob and Ash on the lake this week on a exclusive lake booking,
As always they didn't disappoint !
They fished swims 4 and 9 and were fishing with Archiepeachy boilies/wafters/glug and lots of pellet.
To be exact between them they did over 100 kgs of pellet and around 40 kgs of boilie.
What a great week Sir Bob having the best session since coming here finishing with a fish average of 50 lb 1 oz wow with fish at 58.2, 2 x 56, 51.2, 2 x 40's and finishing on a 39 lb with 3 x 50s on the spin never been done here before.
Ash didn't do bad himself 10 runs 9 fish a average of 42 lb 2 oz and new PB mirror at 55 lb 8 oz and another at 54 lb over the week average for them both was 45 lb 8 oz.
We see a few fish trip up that havnt been on the bank since last year and longer Charlies shoulders,Sid,Stallone,stretch the common,smudge the common,small tail and small scar tripping up again 4 lb up in 2 weeks still no Mole and the big girl didnt trip up this week so thats now over 3 weeks, she will be on everyone's radar now !
Weather was very warm over 30 degrees,Pressure was around 1015-1022 desolved oxygen levels are excellent and ph is spot on water temperature was around 19-22 degrees.
So we say goodbye to Sir Bob and Ashley until next year but we will be seeing Bob again in November for the drain down and netting of the blue lagoon and of course he will be wetting a line or 3 !
So another cancellation this week,
Grass cutting, strimming a few trees to sort out after the heat wave we lost quiet a few thats for starters followed by netting the house stock mid week, summer grading and removal of carp over to the blue for another 3-4 summers before we move again to the main, all fish that are now moved to the main lake are going to be PIT tagged for our reference starting in November when we drain the Blue lagoon with the removal of carp that make the grade !
Feeding will start again tomorrow with pellet and Archiepeachy boilies being fed regularly on the spots until we have anglers return !
Due to the 14 quarantine brought in by the UK we only have Mark on what should have been individuals week.
So lucky for him he had the whole lake to himself he started on swim 4 and done the last 48 hours on swim 9 with one rod obviously on the Daisy spot !
Mark started well and kept the fish with him with large amounts of pellet with some boilie, the better days fished were when the wind picked up and was blowing down the lake to him from the south west the pressure when he arrived was 1022 but as the week went on the pressure dropped to 1005 we had a couple of very warm days low 30's and some showery rain mid week and late on.
What a great session it turned out to be 17 fish in total 7 named fish 2 x 50s Small Scar 52 lb the biggest of the week Stallone @ 53 off the Daisy spot was she a body guard to the big girl ? He also had a good amount of 40s 5 in total, finishing on a fully scaled mirror @ 22 lb which I've named Unknown fully for obvious reasons some good summer weights on the bank this week the big girl not showing her face and still no sign of the Mole well done Mark great angling.
So who knows when we see fish on the bank again with all this uncertainty the UK government has caused with this 14 day quarantine Thanks Boris the Penguin you have destroyed our business when things were looking so good after lockdown.
PH is spot on today dissolved oxygen levels are bang on very good for this time of year a bit of rain and a strong south westerly helped !
Our aerator system runs 24/7 365 days a year on all our lakes so we never have a problem !
Welcome back Dale,Dean,Ollie but sadly we lost two of the group due to the new uk 14 day quarantine but we have a new addition Lee.
This maybe now our last exclusive group until September.
Fished swims were 3,5,9,11 baits used were Cell and Archiepeachy and a lot of pellet,bait boats were used !
Top swim for the week was swim 11 again new addition to the group Lee did his pb common/mirror 14 runs 12 fish 7 X 40's over big beds of pellet Archiepeachy glugged pop ups, Dale had it slow first couple of days on swim 9 but after he started adding pellet the fish started coming 6 X 40s 10 fish in total and for a third time since coming out to us Daisy @ 63 lb 2 oz he had a good session double take 47.10 and 46.8 William and Castle Al also when doing water shots with Daisy had a run and played the fish in the water Rumble @ 45 lb.
Ollie had it really hard over on swim 5 but it all come good last couple of days pb common/mirror pb grass carp 43 lb 4 oz but was made up with The Pug @ 100 lb and the title of catfish lake record holder, Dean had it slow on swim 3 with fish upto 42 lb, but overall the guys ended up with 28 fish on the bank good amount of 40s 16 in total and of course Daisy which is now a pattern last 3 weeks Thursday/Friday she trips up deffo on the munch !
Weather this week was a mixed bag stormy heavy downpours followed bright hot sunshine top shade temperature was 36.9 degrees light southerly winds and the Pressure mid week dropping to 1004.
Dissolved oxygen levels are bang on not that they are ever a problem on any of the lakes, even when it was over 42 degrees with our aeration system running 24/7 365 days a year on all the lakes !
We were unable to get a group on this week thanks to the virus, its going to be very hot all through the week but at least the fish can rest up !
Can Only mean one thing !
Get them rods out well I wanted to fish one or maybe two nights but had other things going on so I settled for Wednesday mid morning until 18.00 I fished the swim that didnt do a fish last week swim 4 !
3 rods out all on archiepeachy pop ups glugged and archiepeachy freebies also glugged in our juice as Gwen would say after catching Daisy the other week lol.
Middle rod went off after a couple of hours and I had tripped Blondie up a fish i had caught a month earlier on swim 5 looking stunning and 2 lb up on her previous 42 lb 10 oz Boom !
My session was then short lived I had to return home with only light kit a massive storm was appproaching but I had enjoyed my time .
BAIT PRICES & DEALS
ArchiePeachy Boilie 18mm
42 Euro per 5Kg Bag - Buy one and get your second 5Kg Bag for 36 Euro
Group of 5 Bulk Boilie Deal
5 x 5Kgs (25Kg total) (5Kg per Angler) 175 Euro
10 x 5Kgs (50Kg total) (10Kg per Angler) 320 Euro
Group of 4 Bulk Boilie Deal
4 x 5Kgs (20Kg total) (5Kg per Angler) 140 Euro
8 x 5Kgs (40Kg total) (10Kg per Angler) 256 Euro
ArchiePeachy Glug 7.00 Euro
ArchiePeachy Pop-Up 7.50 Euro
ArchiePeachy Wafter 7.50 Euro
25Kg Sack Altech Coppens Carpe Intensive 9mm 42 Euro each
Buy your first sack for 42.00 Euro and get your second at 36.00 Euro
Pellet Bulk Deal
5 x 25Kg Sacks (1per Angler) 175 Euro
4 x 25Kg Sacks (1 per Angler) 140 Euro
Please give us plenty of notice for bulk deals on boilie.
Exclusive group booking this week, guys are all from herts area, Greg,Nigel,Paul,Mark and Paul.
Fishing swims 2,4,5,9 and 11.
The guys are using baits they brought with them from Aqua baits and DNA baits lets see how the week unfolds.
Its been a very tough week very hot conditions just like last week the fish took a while to start picking the guys baits up always the norm when a different bait goes in, Friday being the best day always good when we get new PBs Paul on swim 2 did a Pb common @ 42 lb, Nigel did a Pb mirror @ 47 lb 10 oz Orangina, other Paul on swim 11 carried on where Pete left off last week having 6 fish out, Mark had it good in the end banking two PB s in the last day after sitting all week with nothing first 50 and new PB with small scar @ 52 lb followed by Daisy out again @ 62 lb 12 oz swim 9 not on the Daisy spot but on a slity area in the middle fishing over a 100 + baits he also had a 32 lb, 60s club hoodie awarded,so the guys total was 13 fish 3 fish were lost over the week.
Weather was crazy hot again Friday the hottest 41.5 degrees roasting.
Water temperature was around 32- 30 degrees light changeable winds the pressure hasnt really changed around 1018.
Well its been a while but we are finally there!
Group of 4 individuals Mike and Gwen husband and wife on swims 9&10,Petes back for another crack on swim 11, and first time to the lake Matt from Essex is fishing swim 4 until Tuesday.
Very excited to be back, our new boilie ArchiePeachy is going very well just like its predecessor, we also sell glug, pop ups and wafters to match the boilie, Supplied by Carp PB boilies run by Colin and Helen who are based locally in France, they have been supplying a lot of big venues over here for a while now.
ArchiePeachy has been completely reworked by Colin and we are so pleased with the end result and as most of you know our fish do prefer fruit favours to fishy smelling stuff, thats why we stuck with the peach flavour. The banning of all particles/nuts etc etc this season with the rule now being fresh frozen boilie and only our feed pellet has been reflected in the price of the boilie and making it 18 euros cheaper for 5 kgs than for the old peachy keen keeping the cost down for you guys.
So back to the fishing everyones using bait boats thats a good start +++ Archiepeachy was going in as I wrote this.
Petes as always started well Stallone @ 53 lb and another two 30 + stockies from couple of seasons again biggest 35 lb, Matt on swim 4 very last night 44 lb, all fish taken on glugged hookbaits over Archiepeachy crumb and freebies,Gwen Tuesday lunchtime tripped up Nobby on swim 9 essential cell topped with purple pop up snowman style fishing over pellet/cell/Archiepeachy.
Pete tripped up another 2 fish Wednesday Tyla @ 48 lb 10 oz caught on a Archiepeachy bottom bait snowman style and lunch time a very battered male fish Nemo @ 36 lb, still Pete and swim 11 Thursday afternoon just before everyone come up for dinner 41 lb 12 oz this time pink pop up fishing over Archiepeachy glugged freebies,
Pete has run away with it now 4 am Friday 44 lb followed by 42 lb at lunchtime, but the star of the week showed herself on swim 9 off the Daisy spot yes daisy Gwen tripped her up new Pb @ 63 lb 4 oz on a cell snowman topped with a purple pop up fishing over glugged archiepeachy freeibes.
Temperatures were silly Monday hitting 100 degrees in the shade Thursday afternoon we see 41 degrees,Friday was our hottest day 42 degrees crazy,south westerly is with us pressure didnt change1016-1017 and water temperature 30-32 degrees.
So with our first group approaching fast it was time to get the rods out for a mini session I was joined by Pete who lives local and has been helping out on the lake during this terrible time, Pete is also one our individuals fishing the first week of the season on the 25 July
Looking back over the several days we fished it wasnt easy the fish moved to the other side of the lake, but between myself and Pete we tripped up 11 fish 8 x 40s 3 x 30s fishing over the lake boilie and pellet, rigs used IQ D-Rigs, spinner rigs on IQ,size 2/4 krank and curve shank hooks, 4 oz leads,lead clip systems with 1 meter of tubing,back leaded and bait boats were used. Hookbaits were mainlines special edition pop ups and barrel peppered peach wafters, hope this is useful to anglers coming out in the coming months, see you soon #archipelagocarpfishing #lakelife #carpfishing #carpfishingfrance #exclusivelakehire #exclusivelakebooking @ Archipelago Carp Fishing France