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16th May 2015

The Vikings are back from Denmark,after taking a years break from us, Verner,Rene,Micheal and Kim.
Fishing swims 3,6/7,9 and 10.Kim moved to swim 2 on Tuesday,Michael moved to swim 11 on Thursday.
Baits being used are particles,pellet tiger hookbaits and their old favourite Amber Strawberry boilie which they had to buy in Germany because it's not made anymore,personally not a lover of it.
What a testing week it was for the guys who normally do very well but not this year,Rene struggled all week in 9,Verner also found it very hard in 6/7,Kim and with a late run Michael took the best and biggest fish among themselves.
Whatever there approach to the week was the big girls just didn't want to play.
Was pleased to hear they wanted to rebook straight away again for our reopening in 2017 Respect !
Rene dont forget the fresh cod steaks for next time Ellen will cook them up for a fish and chips night !
Great group always welcome good times.
Weather was warm sun cloud temperatures upto 25 degrees high pressure throughout the week.
Water temperature was down to 15 at one point but is has slowly gone back up to 18 degrees.
Top rod Kim with the biggest fish of the week,Top swim 2,Top bait was Tiger hookbait.
5 x 40's to 46 lb,3 x 30's to 36,2 x 20's to 26 lb.


9th May 2015

Mark,James and Nick from Cambridgeshire area returning to us after fishing here 3 years ago one of the fish banked then was The Big Scale @ 48 lb,fishing swims 5,8 and 11 no one fished the hot swim from last week swim 9,Shallows 12,1,2 should do some fish this week with this weather swim 12 and 1 was fished briefly James nicked 2 out from swim 1 up to 39 lb.
Baits used were particle,pellet,and  boilies were custom made very similar to our PRF boilie but with a different twist added red robin and salmon oils not as fruity as ours boilie.
From near perfect conditions last week to this very high temperatures Monday,Tuesday and Wednesday were in the 30's, Great for sun worshippers who want a tan but not if your after a new PB It was always on the cards we would see the odd rogue fish in the daytime,Amazing to think I was sweating over spawning a couple of weeks ago and now the lake is a live with new fry with zander chasing them they grow so fast.
Boom !  a rogue fish Wednesday lunchtime in 32 degrees of sunshine,The Sub swim 5 Mark nailed him on PRF boilie bottom bait stiff D rig epic fight with this male fish 50 lb 2 oz new PB I had the joy of watching it from start to finish another 50 lb + hoodie bites the dust.Nick on swim 11 hooked up with one of the resident big cats for over 20 minutes one evening until it had enough and stripped the reel of line and flat Rodded him through the cut.
Weather mainly blue skies full hot sunshine up to 32 degrees which dropped to 16 on Thursday with a strong North westerly wind.
Water temperature was up to 24 degrees but as fallen a touch now.
Was nice meeting up with these guys again and hopefully see them again in 2017 with another group member making a 4 to give the fish more pressure to move around the lake.
Top Rod Mark,Top swim 5,Top bait PRF twist boilie,
1 x 50 to 50 lb 2 oz ,2 x 40's to 47 lb,2 x 30's to 39 lb


2nd May 2015

New group of 4 guys this week from Cambridgeshire area,
David,Steve,Kevin and Keith.
Fishing swims 5,9,10 and of course had to be 11.
Never nice when this happens but 4 have now become 3 Kevin had to leave today Monday due to a family emergency and left with a 16 hour drive ahead of him to Poland,Me and Ellen wish him and his family our best wishes,and hope one day he can return and bank a few lumps.
What a great group these guys are everything is spot on with them from fish care to there pictures if only every week was like this, Respect Guys !
So it ended up Keith on 5,David on 9 and Steve on 11.
Couldn't have been more right this week wouldn't be long before one or two big girls tripped up and look what happened Boom !
These guys have now caught the most fish in a week this season (28) remember there was only 3 of them with a average weight of 41 lb 9 oz,1200 lb amazing,fish numbers have gone down here at Sutton's but the quality is now bang on our future plans for the fishery are working just fine all the work back in the winter was well worth it.
What a Wednesday morning these guys had 2 x 50's being caught and landed at the same time at 7am from swims 5 and 9 father and son what's the odds Keith and David both on same bait and set up savory cream snowman boilie Daisy all spawned out 55 lb 4 oz so happy with that been so worried whether they would spawn after a big change in weather and pressure the other week and The Mole for David @ 53 lb 4 oz bruised,red and sore the marks of a strong male fish after spawning,Thank god that's done with phew ! This is how they finished up Keith 44,4 39,4 44,0 55,4 and 45,David 37,12 50,4 45,0 46,8 46,4 53,4 38,0 38,0 45,4,40,8 41,12 and finished on a 44 lb 8 oz ,Steve 37,12 common 44,4 common 44,2 40,4 35,8 43,0 35,0 32,0 29,0 42,12,34,8 three of his 40's were in hour and half of each other.But in the end David swim 9 nicked it on the last night.
Using our particle,pellet various hookbaits and boilies to name a few Cell,Hybrid,Krill,David's using our boilie PRF and magnum baits savoury cream along with Keith.
Weather well couldn't have asked for anything better good wind blowing from the south most of the week not too high temperatures upto 24 degrees the rain at the beginning was all forgotten.
Water temperature 18.5 degrees after the heavy rain not bad really.
3 x 50's to 55 lb 4 oz ,15 x 40's to 46 lb 8 oz, 9 x 30's to 39 lb 4 oz and the 1 x 20 29 lb.
Top Rod David,Swim 11 only lost by the one fish so for a change,Top swim 9,Top bait savory cream boilie Magnum Baits.


25th April 2015

Only the two guys this week booking the whole lake to themselves,Steve and Roger from North Lincolnshire,they were with us back in 2011 banking among others The Big Scale when he only weighed 47 lb, they just couldnt believe how nice the fishery is looking now a few years on,still very quiet on the lake fish still haven't spawned 100% No pressure for the fish this week with only 2 anglers fishing.Roger swim 11 banked all the fish this week he did it again banked The Big Scale new PB mirror and his best weight yet 54 lb 8 oz epic run and fight a very hard fighting male fish and to add to that he banked Amber the common on our PRF boilie tipped with a white pop up snow style @ 54 lb nailing 3 more fish on his last night,Steve moved about on swims 2,4 and 10 but failed to get a bite on Cell and T1 various other baits.
Weather finished very wet didn't stop raining for over 24 hours over 2 inches falling on Thursday night complete wash out for the guys.
Water temperature hovering above 16 degrees.
2 x 50's to 54 lb 8 oz ,3 x 40's to 41 lb,3 x 30's to 38 lb 2 x 20's.
Top Rod Roger,Top Swim 11 Again ! Top bait Savoy Salmon boilie


18th April 2015

Another new group to us this week Roger,John,Gaz and Dave from Essex,Suffolk and Norfolk,fishing swims 3,4 10 and 11.
Guys are using some particle,pellet,peachy keen and various other boilie baits from Nash and Pursuit baits.
What a struggle this week has been and a huge test for all the guys on the lake,warm water temperatures moody fish clear skies at night and boiling hot sunshine with high pressure all week hats off to them all they have stuck to there guns and tried everything ! fish were definitely on there baits everyday they have raked there spots and not even a piece of corn was left,some fish last week were following each other arounnd maybe some did spawn and the others are yet to go seen no signs of it this week they seem very moody.
Roger banked a 29 lb mirror on peachy keen swim 10 fishing into 9 and Dave on swim 4 banked a new PB @ 44 lb 8 oz on maggots which we gave him as a last resort on Friday morning Phew !
Top rod has to be Dave on swim 4.
Weather very warm again upto 27 degrees.
Water temperature finished with 18 and a half degrees.
Gutted for these guys such a lovely group of lads.


11th April 2015

New group of lads to us this week from Wolverhampton and The valleys in Wales, Tom,Gareth,(Carl Aka Beef) and James.Great bunch of lads good anglers on a very hard week.
Fishing swims 4,5,9 and 11.
Guys are using our particle,pellet,peachy keen,cell,maggots and various pop ups and wafters.Cell still not doing it anymore.
It was always going to be a very hard week for all high pressure dominating blue skies hot sunshine evenings were warmer which is when the fish will feed who will we see this week ? there we go last night this morning Tuesday swim 11 Carl banked The Sub @ 49 lb 6 oz on maggot smashed his PB also lost one and banked a small cat pervious day also a 38 lb mirror on maggot rig,Swim 4 James Banked 31 lb 8 oz and Gareth on swim 5 banked a 37 lb common on 2 bits of fake corn.
1.30 am Wednesday swim 11 Daisy tripped up again new PB for Carl caught on peachy keen tipped with corn 57 lb 10 oz followed by a 46 lb 10 oz on a maggot rig Carl also missed one,Gareth on swim 5 banked a 41 lb 2 oz on tiger tipped with corn and James lost one on swim 4.
Thursday has produced more fish since the temperature and pressure has dropped only down to 24 from 29 but much fresher and overcast swim 11 Carl's on fire another 40 @ 45 lb on maggot rig and a 39 lb on peachy keen boilie,swim 4 James banked a 40 lb on sweetcorn and finally Tom on swim 9 banked a 37 lb cat and a 41 lb 12 oz mirror on peachy keen tipped with corn that rod had been out over 10 hours that's everyone with a 40 now mine and Ellen's goal after the netting for everyone in the group to catch a 40 each week,think there's still more to come ! Into Friday just as I was saying Carl on swim 11 isn't on fire he is melting Amber the Common @ 53 lb down a bit after we nearly lost her last season another @ 45 lb 6 oz now named Beef both on peachy keen and a small male fish @ 22 lb on a tiger,James banked yet another 40 @ 43 lb on peachy keen and a 28 lb 10 oz common on sweetcorn,last knocking produced more fish again for Carl swim 11 39 lb 8 oz on peachy keen,and James on swim 4 banked some late fish another 40 @ 40 lb 10 oz,38 lb common and a new PB grass carp @ 45 lb 8 oz all on sweetcorn
Weather very warm upto 29 degrees two days
Water temperature 16 - 18 degrees.
Another wicked week for us 2 x 50's to 57 lb 10 oz,10 x 40's to 49 lb 6 oz,7 x 30's to 39 lb 8 oz,2 x 20's and 4 cats to 37 lb 6 oz.
Top rod Beef,Top swim 11 again,Top Bait peachy keen boilie/Maggot.


4th April 2015

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.


25th October 2014

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.


18th October 2014

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.