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11th October 2014

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.


4th October 2014

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.


27th September 2014

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.


20th September 2014

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.


13th September 2014

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.
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6th September 2014

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.
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30th August 2014

Got our Welsh lads this week the Welsh Wizards returning for the 3rd time Gareth,Jamie,Ryan,Andrew,Matt and Scott(Batman) fishing swims 2,4,5,9,10 and 11.Ryan moved to swim 3 on Wednesday, what a good move and 2 x PB's !
Firstly Thank you guys for the wicked Birthday present i will wear it with pride :)) I am sure Ellen will enjoy her wine Too !
The lads arrived Friday evening and bivvied up in the padlock so they were on the lake nice and early and Fresh,the other group left at 4.30 am Saturday morning to get an earlier ferry.
This week has continued with not the greatest of weather conditions for carp fishing clear blue skies,bright hot sunshine and much cooler nights.Even so a good productive first night Matt swim 2 lost a lump straight off then banked a 38 and 40 lb,swim 4 Ryan banked a 36 lb,Jamie swim 5 lost 4 fish but banked a sturgeon from stock lake @ 28 lb,Scott swim 11 banked a 39 lb common and a 42 lb mirror,Its been tough for the guys throughout the week strong north easterly wind hasn't helped fish are Mainly coming at night in the hours of darkness.Thursday Night/Friday Morning/afternoon produced some more good fish guys finished on 10 x 40's up to 48 lb 8 oz which was Ryan's PB known fish The Sub,Friday morning 9 am saw Amber grace the bank again @ 53 lb 8 oz swim 9 Andrew's new PB caught on a cell plus wafter Northern monkey Hook-baits he has also had 4 x 40's his best trip to France ever wasnt enough for Top Rod which goes to Matt, Top Swim 2,Top Bait wafters and Peachy keen.
Guys used our particle,Peachy keen,PRF,our pellet and various other boilies they have brought with them.

These guys are priceless and will be a shame we wont see them next year but they are returning after, Take care guys until the next time !


Weather was settled all week 24 - 29 degrees,gusty north east wind some days cooler nights.
Water temperature 22 - 24 degrees.

Only one date left for 2015 the very first week of the year !
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23rd August 2014

Returning group to us this week from West Yorkshire,Mark,Malcolm,Liam,Dale,Shaun and Mum June.
Fishing swims 4,5,9,10,11 main lake but more so the stock lake(Kids Lake).These guys treat this as a Holiday with fishing not just fishing !  
Liam started well Saturday night woken at 2.30 am with a unknown 49 lb mirror new PB he also had another @ 46 lb swim 9 he also had sturgeons at 34 and 37 lb,Dale banked a new PB mirror on swim 10,Malc banked sturgeons up to 38 lb new PB and a PB cat @ 46 lb caught on halibut pellet and garlic sausage ,Mark banked fish up to 38 lb from main lake and a couple of small cats ,Shaun banked his pb mirror @ 48 lb swim 11 and a few sturgeon from the stock lake.Guys didn't fish every night all night and left for home at 4.30 am Saturday to catch an earlier ferry.
We don't count stock lake for Top rod and as most of this weeks fish came from the stock lake they don't count,so best fish goes to Liam swim 9 @ 49 lb on suttons peachy keen.
Guys were using our particle,Suttons Peachy Keen and some PRF boilies also halibut pellets they brought with them.

Weather was unsettled beginning of the week with heavy rain some evenings but got much better as the week went on up to 29 degrees Thursday sunny hot.
Water temperature gone up again 23 degrees.

Only two  dates left for 2015 !
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16th August 2014

Part two Bob and Tash from Surrey, fishing swim 10 up to 9 and down to 11 to start.
No fishing Saturday shopping for Tash and some sightseeing and chill out before he is back on the rods,Happy birthday to Tash for Wednesday glad you had a nice day out and more shopping lol.
Bob finished with 23 fish for his second week ending up with 1470 lb total weight for his holiday,3 x 50's to 53 lb 14 oz,11 x 40's to 48 lb 6 oz,19 x 30's to 39 lb 8 oz,8 x 20's to 28 lb only 3 fish lost over the week.What a good start they had to their second week 6 fish Saturday last night 44,40,37.14,30.08,26.14 and a red faced little common @ 20 lb 8 oz, Sunday night produced another 6 fish one lost possible big cat, another 40 to the collection 43.8,39.8 common,37.6,28 mirror,28 common and a little 21.6 mirror,slowed right down last couple of days could be the colder nights or more activity on naturals even so another 3 fish 45 lb 14 oz ,37 lb 6 oz and a 36 lb 6 oz,back on the marks last night Wednesday after a nice day out with Tash another 4 fish 38.14,34,34.14 and a 35 lb 8 oz,what a eventful evening Thursday was me and Bob in the boat pitch black head torches equipped successfully freeing a 46 lb mirror carp that was badly snagged she is now in the little stock lake recovering from a bad tear in her mouth reason why this happened was because Bob had Amber on the other rod which is yet another PB @ 53 lb 14 oz caught on maggot,also in the night he banked another two @ 39.8 and 42 lb 14 oz on peachy keen boilie over particle,pellet and crushed up PRF boilies with hemp.Bob finished fishing the main lake Friday morning and spent the night in the lodge with Tash.
Over the course of the 2 weeks Bob's fish mainly were caught at night.
Top bait Sutton's Peachy Keen,Top swim 10, Top rod Sir Bob.
What a lovely couple these guys are we have made good friends with them and will miss having them around roll on next year, Top angling Bob !


Average fish weight for Bob this week 36 lb 5 oz.

Weather was cool throughout the week compared to normal some evenings were very chilly 19 - 23 degrees sun cloud.
Water temperature 19.

Only two main dates left now for 2015.
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