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10th October 2015

This weeks group are no strangers to our lake one year even helping out with a fish stock delivery having travelled here many times and having some very good results Daisy last year at 56 lb 8 oz being one.

Xavier,Les,Steve,Jack,Jon and new addition Dax fishing swims 3,4,5,8,9 and 11.
Baits being used are Particle,Pellet Suttons Peachy Keen,PRF boilies PRF and pro seed glugged hookbaits also R1 and maple and banana boilies.
This was always going to be an interesting week our last group before we close until 2017 we all thought some of the big names would show there faces but we couldn't have been more wrong.
Massive temperature drop which brought the water temperature down to 11 degrees and made spotting fish feeding very hard,most of the fish this week were caught from the margins and were full of bloodworm our first hard frost of the Autumn down to -1 one night and only 7 degrees daytime temperature on another with a strong north easterly blowing for most of the week making it feel icy very chilly.

Guys ended up with 6 X 30's and 5 X 40's to 47 lb 8 oz
Top rod was Steven,Top swim 4,Top bait peachy keen halved with a cell in peachy goo.


Weather this week very cold.
Water temperature went down to 11 degrees.


3rd October 2015

Luke,Tim,Jimmy,Tony and Jacob all from our home county of Essex Shut Up !
Fishing swims 3,5,9,10 and 11,Luke moved to swim 3 from 11 on the last night and banked a new PB 42 lb 8 oz.
Baits being used are Tails up Pro Seed boilies and particle,from Tuesday our pellet.

What a week this turned out to be the fish won't sure on boilie the weather was terrible lots of heavy downpours and Tuesday afternoon very strong gales 75 kmh,the direction couldn't make its mind up north easterly,south westerly,westerly and then just from the south the guys hung it out and tried very hard to get a bite,at the beginning it was male fish only being caught following by some good female 40's and finishing yesterday with Amber the Common tripped by Tim on swim 3 on Pro seed boilie another PB for him,can't believe shes out again who would have thought it 1LB heavier then last week where are all the other big fish hiding.
Well done to Luke,Jimmy,Tony and Tim all doing PB's thats what its all about !

Top rod Tim,Top swim 3,Top bait Tails Up Pro Seed boilie,
1 x 50 - 53 lb 12 oz, 3 x 40's - 44 lb 8 oz, 1 x 30 - 36 lb and 2 x 20 - 28 lb 8 oz.

Weather this week was a bit of everything wind,rain and sun one day we did get up to 26 degrees but cold at night down to 4 degrees.
Water temperature was up and down ending the week after a cold night at 14.5 degrees lake bottom temperature.


26th September 2015

Rest of the group joined Ian and Jonathon on Saturday.
Ian,Jonathon,Mick,Tom,Paul and Steve all from Essex,
Shut Up !!
Fishing swims 3,4,5,9,10 and 11,Steve moved from swim 3 to 2 half way through but then moved back to 3.
Baits being used are Mainlines Essential Cell yes they have some ^-^ Tails up specially made Tiger nut cell based boilie,Solar candy floss and various pop ups, and some Sutton's Peachy Keen boilie,Ian and Jonathon used glugged PRF boilie supplied by us on last night which produced a 41 lb and another run.
Well this week wasn't easy a strong north easterly blowing down the lake for most of it and that wind chill was biting cold,we also had some very cold nights down to 3 degrees,never the less these guys are top anglers and i never lost faith with them 6 new PB's and many named fish and a fish average of 41 lb 2 oz for the week,starting with Amber the Common tripped up by Mick on swim 9 new PB @ 52 lb 12 oz,also Charlies Shoulders 48 lb 14 oz,Tyla 48 lb,Maisie 47 lb 13 oz,Blondie 44 lb 12 oz,William 43 lb 4 oz,The Beak 43 lb 2 oz,Broken Tail 42 lb 10 oz,Nobby 41 lb 1 oz,Stretch 40 lb 4 oz also 5 other unnamed 40's Ian on swim 11 caught 5 of these 40's this week well angled mate.
Top angling by all always a pleasure guys see some of you next year on the face-lifted stock lake and the groups return when we reopen in 2017.

Top Rod Tom,Top Swim 5,Top Bait tails up special mainlines cell based with tiger nut boilie also triple R garlic boilies.
1 x 50 - 52 lb 12 oz, 14 x 40's - 48 lb 14 oz, 4 x 30's - 36 lb, 1 x 20 - 29 lb 7 oz.


Weather the wind killed it north easterly for most of it we did get up to 26 degrees Friday sun and cloud cold nights.
Water temperature stayed at 14.5 degrees.


19th September 2015

This weeks group from our home county of Essex and returning for the fourth time staying with us this year for 2 weeks, first week is Ian and brother Jonathon then the rest of the group will be joining them at the end of next week.
Guys are starting off at swims 4 and 5 and then having a move around when the others arrive because they have done a draw for that week,Jonathan moved early to his drawn swim from 4 to 10 and its paid off banking a 41 lb mirror on a pink pop up without freebies,Ian left it until late Friday to move to his drawn swim which is 11 and after struggling in swim 5 all week banked fish after an hour and through the night making him in the end Top Rod.
This week the lake fished very hard with only two on it was never going to be easy trying to get the fish to pick anything up was very hard but the guys have now upped there leads to 4 oz and its worked no more aborted runs fish are on change over from particle naturals to boilie hopefully just like this time last year when most of the fish were caught on sweetcorn.
Baits being used are particle,pellet solar candy floss boilies another cell based boilie with added tiger nut rolled by Ash at tails up for them and for the first time in a while Suttons Peachy Keen.
Top Rod Ian, Top Bait tiger nut cell based boilie,Top swim 11.
1 x 40 to 41 lb,  3 x 30's to 38 lb and 1 x 20 which was 27 lb 8 oz and was a grass carp haven't seen this fish on the bank this year.

Weather this week was a mixed bag showers,very cold nights and sunshine and clouds only getting up to the low 20's.
Water temperature has dropped off to 15.5 degrees from 17.


12th September 2015

New group of 5 guys this week from the Portsmouth area,
Shaun,Mark,Stew,Temps and Steve fishing swims 3,5,8,11 and 12.
Baits being used are Carp Company Icelandic Red boilie,Cell,Pro seed various hookbaits and pop ups,particle and pellet.
It was a interesting week with very changeable weather systems moving in bringing rain and storms.
This week was very hard going the fish were on naturals for most of it but the guys still managed to trip a few up Mark doing the better on maggot banking The Mole @ 51 lb 10 oz pb and Chunk the common @ 40 lb 8 oz pb,Shaun on swim 5 tripped up Bricktop @ 49 lb 2 oz on IB wafter another PB and Stew on the other side done his PB in the last hour @ 45 lb,Steve and Temps had there chances but unfortunately both blanked this time around on swims 11 and 12.
The group finished up with 1 x 50 - 51 lb 10 oz,  6 x 40's - 49 lb 2 oz,  1 x 30 also a couple of small cats.
Top rod Mark,Top Swim 3,Top Bait Maggot.

Weather well we had it all gales,showers,heavy rain and sunshine and clouds with a couple of cold mornings low 20's.
Water temperature stayed at 17.5 degrees.


Please note because of future pre orders we are now out of stock of peachy keen and now PRF boilies and won't be replacing as stated in our price lists which you received with your receipts,we have another boilie on site if you require bait just as good as peachy keen and PRF,but if you still require peachy keen or PRF please contact Ash at Tails Up Bait and am sure he will roll you some.
Many thanks


5th September 2015

Only 4 guys on this week from Hertfordshire they were with us just over 3 years ago,
Matt,Rob,Zach and Adam fishing swims 3 fishing down into 2,swim 5,9 and 11,Adam moved to swim 1 on Thursday from swim 5.
Baits used this week were Munch baits boilies and hookbaits a new bait company to the lake never been used here before,also particle,pellet and some PRF boilie,guys didn't use bait boats this week.
It turned out a lot harder week then I thought northerly wind most of it high pressure bright sunshine not the best conditions for carp fishing but even so we still had some PBs these being 50's The Mole and Amber The Common so Matt and Zach are now in the Fiftes club.
The guys finished up with 2 x 50's to 51 lb 10 oz, 3 x 40's to 46 lb 4 oz, 3 x 30's to 39 lb 8 oz and 1 x 20 @ 26 lb 8 oz.
Top Rod was Zach,Top swim 3,Top bait was Maize.
Sadly we had one blank this week.
Weather was up and down throughout the week hitting 30 degrees at one point they finished there week with a early hours Saturday morning storm and over 1 inch of rain not good when your packing up.
Water temperature gone up a bit 18 degrees.


Please note because of future pre orders we are now out of stock of peachy keen and now PRF boilies and won't be replacing as stated in our price lists which you received with your receipts,we have another boilie on site if you require bait just as good as peachy keen and PRF,but if you still require peachy keen or PRF please contact Ash at Tails Up Bait and am sure he will roll you some.
Many thanks


29th August 2015

Cancellation this week shame really some great fish have been coming out last couple of weeks now the fish have finally got there heads down !

More work on the stock lake this week.

Weather today and for coming week 35 degrees hot sunshine now Saturday going into tomorrow followed by storms Monday then sun cloud mid to high 20's high pressure still with us.

Pictures will be posted on Facebook under Lake improvements as work progresses.

Please note because of future pre orders we are now out of stock of peachy keen and now PRF boilies and won't be replacing as stated in our price lists which you received with your receipts,we have another boilie on site if you require bait just as good as peachy keen and PRF,but if you still require peachy keen or PRF please contact Ash at Tails Up Bait and am sure he will roll you some.
Many thanks


22nd August 2015

This weeks group are from Hertfordshire area, 2 of them were here in 2013 the other 3 are new to france looks like there will be some pbs smashed through the week.
Gareth,Paul,Scott,Rob and Louie.
Fishing swims 3,5,9,10 and 11.
Baits being used are Particle,Pellet prf peachy keen boilies,The key,and some specials also,various hook baits.

Its been a good steady week again lots of good fish out and many PBs the trailing fish from last week off swim 11 through bad knot tying was caught by Scott on swim 5 and turned out to be The Mole @ 51 lb but he didn't calm it as his fair play to him no more trailers were reported after this fish was banked and treated could have been a far worst outcome for The Mole our thanks go out to the lads for dealing with it and treating it for us,many other names were caught The Big Scale again which was Scott so he still got his 50 lb + hoodie also Bricktop,Blondie,Broken Tail,Cut Tail,Rosie first show this year and a new one named by Louis his new PB common called Smudge!

All the guys same again as last week banked 40's group leader Gareth left it to the last night to catch his @ 41 lb 8 oz, Rob on swim 10 was struggling then he caught 3 x 40's in less then 10 hours all PBs and 2 of them were from a double take so nice brace was awarded to him for his efforts throughout the week because he stuck to his marks,Paul done his PB mirror and Louis and Scott done PB mirrors and commons.

2 x 50's,  11 x 40's,  10 x 30's,  8 x 20's, and a double the smaller fish were all males,oh and not forgetting the cat @ 47 lb caught by Scott who hates them think he has now learnt to keep his mouth shut when it comes to cats lol lol.
Two Top Rods this week Gareth swim 11 and Louis swim 3,
Top bait tiger nut and Bannoffe wafters over crushed boilie,pellet and particle.
Weather was sun cloud with temperatures towards the end hitting 35 degrees again.
Water temperature stayed on a level 21.5 degrees but am sure it will rise over the coming week again

Please note because of future pre orders we are now out of stock of peachy keen boilies and won't be replacing as stated in our price lists which you received with your receipts,we have other boilies on site if you require bait just as good as peachy keen,if you still require peachy keen please contact Ash at Tails Up Bait and am sure he will roll you some.
Many thanks


15th August 2015

Returning group to us this week from Birmingham,
Darren,Ray,Paul,Ross and Martin.
Fishing swims 3,4,5,9,10,Martin moved to swim 11 on Monday.
Bait used was Particle,Pellet Cell and Hybrid our peachy keen,prf  boilies,various hook baits IB wafters being one.also Nash The Key boilies didn't do anything note for anglers who are still coming out to us this year.
We had some quality fish out this week Daisy,The Big Scale and Scar the Common and a newly named mirror Rhino, the lads also had a good haul of 40's Ray catching 5 of them on swim 3,the weather was kind to these guys at the start but ended up very warm again which slowed up the carp by Friday,top angling by these guys and hats off to Ross on swim 9 banking 2 x 50's,lots of PBs this week with Paul on swim 4 doing his PB mirror and common.
Will be great to see you guys again in the future when we have reopened the main lake.
3 x 50's to 52 lb, 12 x 40's to 46 lb 12 oz, 10 x 30's to 39 lb, 7 x 20's to 29 lb.
Top Rod Ray,Top swim 3,Top bait peachy keen and IB wafters.
Weather finished off very warm blazing sunshine 33 + degrees
Water temperature was up and down all week ending up 22 degrees.

Please note because of future pre orders we are now out of stock of peachy keen boilies and won't be replacing as stated in our price lists which you received with your receipts,we have other boilies on site if you require bait just as good as peachy keen,if you still require peachy keen please contact Ash at Tails Up Bait and am sure he will roll you some.
Many thanks.