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Lets start by congratulating Pete fishing swim 10 for a change only for a couple of nights tripping up Daisy this time at her spawned out weight of 67 lb 8 oz up 4 lb on last years weight she just keeps growing caught on a pink pop up he also banked 2 mid 20 mint common stockies we stocked back in November from the blue lagoon.
Still we wait for anglers to come out to us many worrying about rules changing while they are here, so its now looking like September before we see anglers fishing cant wait what a year its been again our last group was here back in October 2020 seems so long ago !
Spencer was back over for a quick 48 hour session a change of swim from last fishing 4, no PBs this time around but he did trip up 4 Fish.
Broken Tail at its best weight @ 49 lb followed by 3 x 39s @ 39.8 39.8 and 39.2, a average of nearly 42 lb !
Fishing pink pop ups over our very own Archiepeachy boilies/chops and crumb.
Weather was showery but warm very weird for this time of year on a southerly, lake is full a first for July water temperature 26.5 degrees.
We are getting closer to our first anglers to arrive tick tok !
Its another trying year getting anglers on fishing, but if you live local like Spencer does what a result, he had fished a couple of times during the winter after helping out with the netting of the Blue lagoon but had not been very successful.
Until this mini session smashing PBs both common and mirror.
Katie 59.10, Smudge the common 56.2, china plate 50.2, The Barrel 49.14, 48.8, Coup the common 45.8, Archie 39.4 and 36.
Spencer fished swim 3 using simple rigs fishing over Archiepeachy boilies on washed out pink and white pop ups !
Weather was horrible alot of rain and strong winds coming from the south below average temperatures and around the 1000 mark pressure !
Always nice to see Pete on the lake living local is a big bonus for him what a great friend he has been while I get over my illness which is still on going and approaching 5 months.
No lake records for Pete this time but an enjoyable time all the same banking 6 fish upto 41 lb which was Nemo at his best weight.
Pete fished swim 11 fishing over Archiepeachy boilies on bottom baits and pop ups !
The weather was unkind with heavy showers and winds from north and south.
Hi guys, its been a while I havent been on the bank since December having a right result catching split tail @ 52 lb 10 oz and Tyla @ 52 lb 8 oz off swim 5, since that day Ive been under going treatment which is still on going after nearly 3 months which has kept me indoors hence the no fishing from me, Spencer done a quick 24 hours back in Feb and caught one of our newly stocked fish a 24 lb common.
Next up was My winter fishing buddy Pete he has done a couple of sessions but blanked due to cold weather and a horrible north easterly, but today Wednesday he was back over until Friday and tripped up Daisy and has become King of the Archipelagos new lake mirror record @ 73 lb 14 oz caught on a Archipeachy snowman rig fishing off swim 9 in beautiful sunshine 19 degrees and a lovely south westerly, late morning Thursday he has tripped up an unknown common at 47 lb on a pink blackcurrant/scopex pop up well done mate lets hope we can get another one much cooler today !
We drained down the Blue Lagoon and carried out a stock check removing nuissance fish to make more space for the carp, PIT tagging the bigger carp for our reference so we can monitor the weight gains, 8 large catfish were removed the biggest being 104 lbs so now there isnt any catfish remaining in the lake, 15 mirrors and 15 commons were stocked into the main lake upto 30 lbs, the stock after this netting is now around 350 carp 75 % are mint commons 200 + of these are 14 - 18 lbs and will be netted again in late 2022 where hopefully a good head of these will be stocked into the main lake.
The Blue lagoon is now considered a pleasure lake with carp to 20 lb + and all changes in stock have been adjusted on the site.
Also i would like to thank a great team of people for helping out great friends some who have not done this before but truly enjoyed the experience,
George, Ryan, Henry, Spencer, Pete, Sir Bob, John, Gwen, Antony and of course Me and Ellen not forgetting Bear and Giz !
Thank You Guys !
Group of 5 this week Lee, James and Paul who have been here before several times and new additions Andy and Josh form Bury St Edmunds.
Guys fished swims 3,5,9,10 and 11 Josh moved to swim 1 mid week from swim 10 link, cell, essential cell and some Archipeachy boilies and some pellet was used all the guys are using bait boats.
Weather throughout the week mixed bag showers/sun/cloud strong southerly for most of it, pressure was high.
Very tricky conditions a lot of fresh water in the lake water levels up by several inches, no big girl this week but we did see Smudge the common trip up @ 56 lb 4 oz setting a new common carp lake record !
As always a pleasure having these guys on the lake.
Due to the uk 14 day quarantine we have yet another cancellation.
Always jobs to be done when no anglers are on.
This weeks weather is looking much kinder back to average temperatures after a very chilly week !
Back to a very gusty southerly by Wednesday looking at 21 degrees pressure has also dropped slightly to what it was today Saturday 1016.
We are back next week with a group of 5 guys some have been with us before.
Another gutter this week due to the uk Restrictions our group had to cancel,
So we had Peter back fishing on his own with the whole lake to himself until Friday when a local guy will join him for a quick 24 hour session, Peter was with us back at the beginning of September on an individual week with son Simon and they are also back here in April.
Peter fished swim 4 with rods spread out up into 5 down to swim 3.
He is used B5, Cell and Archiepeachy with our pellet he used a bait boat.
It took until Wednesday late morning right hand rod down to the shallows to trip a fish up Archie out 1 lb up @ 36 lb 14 oz on a Archiepeachy bottom bait, sadly this was the only fish for peter with everything against him a north easterly high pressure a massive temperature drop some nights as low as 4 degrees Thursday/Friday not going above 9 degrees in the daytime well below our normal average temperature, the fish deffo stressed out by this for sure, alot of fish crashing both sides of the lake over the week but always in the shallows.
As always i was on call via walkie talkie 24/7 for Pictures and the handling of big fish a quiet week for me because we dont allow anyone to fish unattended anymore !
As always a pleasure to have Peter back on the lake and was great to meet local lad George who only done 24 hours on swim 11 just wasnt to be this week !