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Returning group to us from last year and still lake record holders for the most 40's in one week (19),Craig,Dave,Matt,Gary,Cookie and Scott from Devon. We can't believe it they have only gone and done it again but this time with 50's with a new lake record (5) in total.
Fishing swims 2,3,5,9,10 and 11.
Good start to our season Scott swim 11 had 3 fish on the first night a new 50 to the lake @ 50 lb 8 oz now named C J also a 39 and a 33 on peachy keen,credence fake corn with tiger. Gary swim 5 banked a 40 lb and Craig swim 3 a 38 lb. Cookie swim 10 banked a 47 lb 6 oz on tiger tipped with corn over particle Monday lunchtime. Tuesday at Midday saw another 50 grace the bank Daisy @ 57 lb 14 oz new lake mirror carp record under our ownership. Swim 9 Dave smashed his old Pb on tiger over maggot near side margin. Tuesday evening straight after dinner saw Matt swim 2 bank a 45 lb 4 oz mirror on single tiger over particle and pellet. Wednesday morning saw Dave on swim 9 bank another lump @ 47 lb on Suttons peachy keen and straight after dinner Matt did it again banking his PB mirror The Mole @ 53 lb 8 oz again on our peachy keen boilie he is ecstatic after many trips to France trying to bank a 50. Another 2 fish for Dave on swim 9 both on our peachy keen boilie with maggot 27 and a 48 lb. Craig banked another on swim 3 @ 47 lb 4 oz just on maggot going into Thursday evening Craig banked a pb cat on pellet @ 37 lb 4 oz. Friday afternoon saw another named fish on the bank Bricktop new high @ 51 lb 14 oz swim 10 cookie on peachy keen. Scott banked a 41 lb mirror swim 11 last knocking's followed by Cookie banking The Mole @ 53 lb swim 10 second time out this week and the same as last year.
Guys used Sutton's peachy keen, particle and pellets with tiger hook baits.
Weather at the beginning was very testing strong north easterly big wind chill killed it changing on Thursday to blue skies and sunshine very warm 9 - 24 degrees
Water temperature on the up 10 - 16 degrees.
Guys ended up with 5 x 50's to 57 lb 14 oz,7 x 40's 48 lb,5 x 30's 39 lb 4 oz,1 x 20 27 lb and 1 x cat @ 37 lb 4 oz,
Top Rod Scott, Top swim 11,Top Bait tiger hook-bait and suttons peachy keen.
Delight meeting up with this group again top anglers always a pleasure.
Returning group of 5 guys from Manchester,
Marc,the 2 Johns,Paul and Roger.
Fishing swims 3,4,5,9 and 10 Roger on swim 9 didn't fish at night slept up the lodge, Johns fishing from swim 10 into 11 just like Sir Bob did.
Guys are using various boilies they brought with them.
Good start to the week John swim 10 fishing down into 11 banked new PB mirror @ 50 lb new fish coming through the ranks just after 5 am on a single beep and drop back on cell tipped with corn he also banked 2 x 40 lb mirrors,I wish it could have carried on where we started but with stupid temperatures fish feeding heavy on naturals not much wind over the water it was never going to kick off with the guys just nicking the odd fish here and there even the stock lake was quiet only several good carp caught and a couple of sturgeon and a small cat.
Could have ended our season better but that's fishing.
Guys left the Friday afternoon after giving everything all week.
Great bunch of guys second time back with us who have invented a wicked way of landing and handling fish after they are caught check out there website that's explains it all www.carpersmate.net I now use one !
Top rod John,Top swim 10,Top bait cell.
High pressure dominated the week bright hot sunshine temperatures going over 24 degrees.
Water temperature 16 - 15 degrees.
Returning for the third time group of 7 lads this week all top anglers from Wolverhampton and Birmingham areas.
James,Lee,Dale,Steve,Paul,(Squeak) and Wayne.
Fishing swims 2,3,4,5,8,9 and 11.
With high pressure dominating all week again up to 1032 Tuesday this was never going to be an easy weeks fishing and it wasn't with one of the group blanking on swim 9 of all places but they still banked 8 x 40 's to 45 lb 12 oz and 1 x 50 to 54 lb 3 oz several other fish in the 30's and a couple of mid 20's.
Guys used Mainline Hybrid ! Cell ! And various other boilies they brought with,Paul swim 8 Hybrid wafter and Hybrid bottom bait tipped with white corn nailed him 4 x 40's @ 45.12,44,43 and a 40.8 common 37.4 and a 27 lb,Wayne swim 11 banked 2 x 40's a 44 lb and 43 lb 8 oz a 38,32.8 also on Hybrid,Squeak swim 3 banked a 36 lb on Hybrid,James swim 4 also banked 2 x 40's 41 lb 8 oz on sweetcorn a 40 lb 8 oz on a cell dumbell and a 27 lb,Lee swim 2 banked a 22 lb,Dad Steve on swim 5 banked new PB The Big Scale on sweet corn at a all time best weight for us 54 lb 3 oz could this be the last time we see her this season who knows he has also had a 28 lb common,how things can change in a week Dale on swim 9 nothing all week.
Top rod goes to Paul who finished fishing Friday, Top bait Hybrid,Top swim 8, only Dale swim 9,Lee moved to swim 6/7,and Wayne swim 11 stayed out Friday the others slept in the lodge.
Weather sun cloud nights have been colder 15 - 26 degrees high pressure still dominating all week
Water temperature started the week at 21 dropped off to 15 degrees.
Returning Group of lads this week,lost count how many times they have been here now,Les,Steve,Jack,Jon and Xavier form Essex and Herts.
Fishing swims 3,4,5,9 and 11.
Guys used Salmon and crab,Mint and garlic boilies! various other boilies they brought with them ! and some sweetcorn.
This was by far a very hard and challenging week for the guys but they hung in there and had a few lumps between them.
Firstly what a change around from last week very warm temperatures blue skies bright sunshine not good and high pressure dominating for most of the week this has really switched fish off Thursday night produced the most fish after heavy evening rain and a drop in pressure,never the less Xavier swim 9 banked a new PB Daisy @ 56 lb 8 oz on a stiff rig over 5 kgs of freebie salmon and crab boilies an epic battle lasting 20 minutes.Les started in swim 3 and fished the stock lake and banked a sturgeon 30 lb + and a mid 20 carp on salmon and crab he then moved to swim 10 taking only one more fish,Jon started on swim 11 with no results he then moved to swim 2 for the last night still nothing but he had sturgeon from stock lake over 30 lb + also caught a small Zander from the main lake on live bait,Jack banked a few on swim 5 up to 36 lb 8 oz,But Top Rod goes to Steve who stuck with sweet corn all week which paid off,Top swim is 4 also no change for Top Bait which was sweetcorn again by far,he caught carp to 43 lb and had a small cat around 15 lb which is now in the stock lake.
See you guys next year !
Weather very warm sun cloud up to 23 degrees rain Thursday night apart from that dry.
Water temperature 20 - 16 degrees after the rain.
After a very long change over day 6 off 7 on returning for the third time and booked in for 2 weeks next year the lads from mine and Ellen's home county Essex.
Shut Up !
Iain,Mick,Rich,Paul,Stephen,Johnathan and Alan.
Fishing swims 2,4,5,9,10,11 and Alan is on the stock lake.
Guys are using cell ! krill ! various other baits including maggot and sweetcorn.After Saturday nights welcomed rain guys started well fish wont on the boilie 100 % only taking sweetcorn and maggot for most of the week a couple were caught on cell,Krill well leave it at home done nothing yet again Fact ! Guys banked 16 x 40's 2 of these were over 48 and half, Well Gel ! which left them 3 short of the lake record but they were so close with 4 other fish coming in at over 39 lb and 3 fish at 38 lb and Numerous other 30's and a couple of mid to high 20's.
Mick on swim 9 who always does well had a great week with 7 x 40's to 46 lb 5 oz which he caught last year at 43 lb so he has now named this Rosie,Jonathan swim 4 banked his PB common and mirror again @ 48 lb 12 oz biggest fish of the week and a common Named Scar ! @ 42 lb which he caught last year on the same spot and snagged him again in the same spot Shut Up ! Paul swim 11 banked 3 x 40's one of these being his new PB Small Scar @ 48 lb 8 oz caught on cell tipped off with a white topper,Rich swim 2 banked a 40 @ 42 lb 2 oz on bloodworm he fished on swim 12 for last couple of days to see if he could do a repeat performance of last year catching The Big Scale,Rich found it a bit nippy one night in the week after being woken by 5 crayfish sharing his sleeping bag one hanging off his big toe lol,Alan was on the stock lake he had carp to 24 lb and sturgeon to 35 lb new PB.
Ian swim 5 done the most fish of the week up to 46 lb 8 oz on sweetcorn he won the day with his watercraft casting on to feeding fish half way across,Top Rod Ian,Top Swim 5,Top Bait Sweetcorn.
Fish average for the group this week 38 lb 8 oz.
Over 700 kgs of fish from Main lake,not forgetting what Alan banked from the stock lake think he lost count !
Great bunch of lads who are always welcome here if only every groups fish care was like these guys me and Ellen would never have to worry !
Weather a few nights through the week we had much needed heavy rain hardcore then the weather was settled sun cloud warm again Friday.
water temperature down to 17 - 16 degrees.
Returning group to us this week last with us in April 2013,
Robin,Ray,Peter,Gary,Andy and Alex. Andy and Alex have returned since in June of this year, from Essex,Bromley,Kent and London.
Fishing swims 2,3,7,8,10 and 11.Alex has moved into 4.
The weather killed it this week its been so hard for the guys not ideal fishing conditions for carp fishing high temperatures bright sunshine and high pressure dominating up to 1032 one day crazy for this time of year but saying that they banked 2 x 50's in the the weeks total and a handful of 40's to 48 lb fish were only picking up maggot and sweetcorn from mid week no one was catching on boilie,Andy swim 11 banked a new PB mirror Monday morning fish called Daisy @ 52 lb 4 oz on PRF boilie tipped with corn after a change in bait to sweetcorn banked another 2 Wednesday night @ 31 and 32 lb another 2 @ 37 and 41 lb last Thursday night on corn again fishing down in to swim 12 from 11 he then moved into swim 12 for the last night and banked a 45 lb 2 oz fish called nelson and a 30 lb ,Robin swim 8 banked two new PB's first @ 41 and then Tuesday morning another @ 48 lb on rum and raisin boilie and on Wednesday another 2 @ 29 and 30 lb both commons he fished stock lake Thursday and had a good amount of doubles out and lost a cat on a live bait ,Alex moved into swim 4 from 2 looking for abit more water depth and banked 2 x 32's,34.8 and a 36 lb when passing swim 2 he spotted fish feeding and banked a 41 lb mirror Wednesday night he banked another 2 @ 34 and 39 lb and 4 x sturgeon from stock lake up to 33 lb new pb and a 35 lb cat on his last morning banked a lovely scaled mirror at 36 lb on maggot again,Gary on swim 3 has banked 2 x sturgeon from stock lake @ 32 and 34 lb,and on Wednesday banked 11 carp up to 23 lb which was a common,Ray moved onto stock lake one day banking 21 carp up to 26 lb,Peter swim 6/7 banked a 25 lb Wednesday night another @ 34 lb on sweetcorn again.Gary swim 3 didn't fish on the last night he slept up the lodge and slept very well because at just after 8 pm he banked The Big Scale @ 52 lb on maggot, last time we saw the old girl was when Sir Bob caught her in the first week of August @ 51 lb 8 oz.
Top rod Andy,Top swim 11 into 12,Top baits sweetcorn and maggot.
Weather bright sunshine most of the week up to 27 degrees friday, nights have been cooler.
Water temperature 18 - 17 degrees.
Rob,Colin and Andrew fished here back in April back for another crack.
Fishing swims 3,4 and 10, Rob switched to swim 5 mid week.
Guys are using Suttons Peachy Keen boilie and our pellet with some other baits they brought with them,all used bait boats this week,Andrew swim 11 had 3 x 40's to 48 lb 8 oz The Sub new PB several other fish,Rob 's had 2 x 40's to 45 lb a 35 lb cat which is now in the stock lake and several other fish,Colin swim 3 who hasn't fished every night banked 1 x 40 @ 40 lb 8 oz also several other fish then on Sunday night when Rob popped to the loo,yes it happened again (Toilet Fish )Colin next door caught Amber @ 54 lb 8 oz new PB on his rod he has also caught carp and sturgeon from the stock lake,Amber didn't recover too well after being caught every fishery owners nightmare so she had to be rehabilitated but has recovered well !
Going into their last night Colin didn't fish but Rob swim 5 and Andrew swim 11 ending up on the same amount of fish so joint Top Rod,Top bait is peachy keen,Top swim was 11 because some of Robs fish come off swim 3.
Weather really has changed this week 18 - 22 degrees nights have been cold sun cloud settled.
Water temperature dropped a lot this week down to 18 degrees.
Returning group this week back from September 2012.
Steve,Camo,Brian aka Chappie,Kevin,Steve Hucknall and group leader Tony from Cumbria. Fishing swims 1,2,5,9,10 and 11.
After a Mega journey down to us they were all settled down on the lake by lunchtime.
Think this is going to be another hard week not ideal conditions for carp fishing hot sunshine warm water temperatures fish are moody some fish are milking out and some ive seen have lots of spawn inside them maybe they could go again this year which will be the fourth, but hopefully with a much cooler week approaching this will calm them down and will sort it out ! Some fish were spotted Tuesday morning crashing about in swim 8 a normal place for spawning ! Apart from that guys banked 10 x 40's lots of other 30's mirrors and commons and a 34 lb grass carp caught by Brian on swim 5 another PB,Kevin swim 9 caught Finny the sturgeon @ 34 lb and another @ 32 lb from the stock lake PB added on to the other 12 x PB's the guys done.
Guys are using our particle,pellet and various other baits they brought with them, Only Camo on swim 2 is using our bait prf and peachy keen,not all the guys this week are using bait boats.
Hats off to Camo this week his best trip to france banking 5 x 40's to 46 lb several other fish on crushed up prf and peachy keen various hookbaits some on peachy keen and some on prf, biggest fish was on peachy keen.
Top Rod Camo,Top Swim 2,Top Baits Prf and Suttons peachy keen.
What a wicked brunch of guys these are we had some great laughs again this week,100% dedication travelling down to us every other year from there part of the world,its a shame we are shut 2016 season but hopefully see you in 17.
PS.Look after the snake you took back with you by mistake rofl.
Weather been very warm this week up to 30+ degrees storms passing nearly every day but never hitting could do with a drop of rain now !
Water temperature 22 - 24 degrees.
Only the one date left for 2015 the very first week of the season,Who will brave it with a good chance of a lump or two.
Online booking and availability.
Martyn and wife Shelly from Suffolk on the lake this week, Martyn has been a yearly regular since May 2010 and has had some wicked results The Big Scale @ 49 lb 8 oz and Amber @ 50 lb 13 oz, catches for the week going over 40 fish and weights of nearly 600 kgs,Guys arrived the night before all ready and fresh for the week ahead.
Its been so hard this week Martyn had to really work for the fish he got hot sunshine blue skies and high pressure hasn't helped, fishing in swim 12 and then swim 8,he moved into swim 2 Sunday evening changed all his rigs around,result he banked a 33 lb 11 oz common @ 4.30 am and then a 45 lb 5 oz at 12 ish Monday morning,moved onto swim 10 for the night WOW ! what a evening it was massive storm system arrived just before midnight thunder bolts and all he banked 2 fish 33 and 36 lb and had lots of other interest throughout the night stayed on 10 for the day and night.Still no luck so he dropped back on swim 2 again dropping onto swim 1 in the day still quiet,he had another @ 25 lb 8 oz,Thursday produced another 40 @ 41 lb 5 oz,back up onto swim 10 on some baited spots and banked another 2 fish on his last night mid 20 and a 35 lb 11 oz,only the 8 fish this time for Martyn but he and Shelly had a lovely break,all fish have been on PRF boilie with fake corn.
Martyns used PRF boilies with extra robin red various sizes 14,18 and dumbells.
See you guys soon !
Weather has been settled most of the week with the one storm 21 - 29 degress strong north east wind towards end of the week cooler nights.
Water Temperature 23 - 21 degrees.
Only the one date left for 2015 the very first week of the season,Who will brave it with a good chance of a lump or two.
Online booking and availability.