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28th June 2014

Returning group this week some from 2012 and the others from 2013 form West Sussex,Half the group are fire fighters, Dave catfish record holder at Wintons,Rob,Jason,Mick,Dan and Jason's son Tom Drummer of the Band The King Zoots !
Fishing swims 2,3,5,9,10 and 11.
Various baits being used our prepared particle and PRF boilie being some.Its been very hard this week changeable winds throughout moved the fish about making it harder for some, hot sunshine and a bit of rain which turned the fish on for some swims and a good few lumps then come out, All the guys had 40 's this week total of 9 x 40's to 49 lb 8 oz and 1 x 50 The Mole @ 50 lb 8 oz caught from swim 9 by Jason on particle.
Tom Pb common,cat and mirror,Dan Pb mirror and common,Rob Pb grass,mirror,cat and sturgeon,Jason Pb mirror,Mick Pb mirror.
Top rod this week is awarded to Rob well done mate top angling,Top swim 3,Top bait our very own prepared particle with tiger nut on top.

Weather was very warm again up to 34 degrees Thursday, very changeable winds throughout.
Water temperature 24 - 25.

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21st June 2014

Returning  group of 7 to us this week from Bedfordshire ,
Paul,Ben,Mark,Chris,Ian,Steve and Adam fishing swims 2,3,5,9,11 and 12 and Adam is this year on the stock lake trying to beat Marks total of over 870+ LB he ended up with 720 lb finishing up on Friday afternoon with fish up to 34 lb which was a Sturgeon and carp to 30 lb !
The guys packed up and left the lake at 11 pm Friday night after a good week the weather forecast was heavy rain and storms boy did it rain so they all got packed up in the dry result ! Hope your reading this guys :) good call !
Steve banked GI Jones @ 55 lb 8 oz Sunday morning on swim 12 a new PB common for him also several other carp one more then last year and a pb mirror,Ben on swim 3 had a couple of cats and several other carp up to 44 lb 8 oz and two more 40's 43 and 42 all on Tigga pineapple pop ups,Chris top rod from last year on swim 2 has had fish up to 43 lb and several other carp up to 38 lb 8 oz and 3 x grassy one a pb @ 35 lb,Ian had fish to 46 lb and another 40 @ 42 lb 8oz and PB common on tiny yellow pop ups over our particle ,pellet
Paul and Mark are trying leeches this year for some cat action on swims 9 and 11.Paul on swim 9 got smashed up on a Cat unlucky for him was on the wrong rod sods law,He had the Sub @ 44 lb 12 oz and also several other mirrors in the week, and Tuesday morning when up at the loo Mark landed The big Scale after a 20 minute battle on his rod first time out since 18th October 2013 @ 54 lb her best weight since we have owned the fishery on tiny yellow pop ups over our particle Mark's had a good week with pb grassy and mirror and other mirrors throughout the week but swim 11 was very slow this week,Mark's been awarded a Sutton's 50lb+ hoodie second angler this week to get one steve on swim 12 the other funny thing is both the guys who have got a hoodie both celebrated their fiftieth birthdays just before they come out.no more signs of spawning this week think we are done.
Guys used particle,pellet some bait works boilies and pop ups scent from hell and heaven and some have maggots.
Top rod again this year Chris,Top bait BS1,Top swim 2,
What a great group this is hopefully we will see you all next year later in the year next time because someone else is fifty early on in the year wont say who it is :P
Weather 21 - 30 degrees sunshine mainly few thundery showers, strong north easterly wind most of the week
Water temperature 21 - 24.

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14th June 2014

Two non exclusive groups of two this week one group are returning to us from last year and coming back again in September with their main group the others are new.
Andy and Alex from Bromley and London and Paul and Dave from Bexley,Kent.
Unfortunately Paul and Dave Haven't turned up due to health grounds which only leaves 2 on the lake this week which is now not going to be easy for the others to say the least with the fish heavy spawning nearly every day this week starting around first light and then on and off throughout the day.
Fishing swims 9 and 11 Andy was on 10 but after one night watching fish crashing in 11 he moved but after careful consideration he moved again to the other side of the lake on to swim 3.Andy had mirrors @ 44 lb 2 oz and another @ 44 lb and several other 30's on tigers and white pop ups and numerous carp and sturgeon from stock lake to 35 lb,Alex has had 3 x 40 's to 47 lb 4 oz and several other mirrors and commons.
Guys are using particle prf and peachy keen boilies with other various boilies they brought with them.
Weather this week was very windy throughout north easterly very warm most days blue skies, temperature 18 - 30 degrees.
Water temperature 26 - 21 degrees.
Top rod Alex
Top swim 9
Top bait white pop ups
These guys are just great and are back in September with there main group for another crack.

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7th June 2014

These guys this week have been coming here since 2010 since we have owned it from Eastbourne and London,Dave jnr,Dave snr,Dave aka nobby,John Aka captain kirk,Alan and Simon and have booked already for 2015.
Fishing swims 3,4,9,10,11 and 12.
Still no signs of anymore spawning and fish being caught are empty.
None of the guys fished Saturday night just as well another huge thunder,lighting storm hit us at midnight with over an inch of rain and hale with it.Guys are using nutcracker this week and white cell wafters from me. Alan on swim 10 has just come back from Cuba and was saying Monday on the lake was hotter then the 2 weeks when he was away,telling me this morning on the thermometer on the lodge at one point Monday afternoon was 34 degrees in the shade PHEW !
Dave snr on swim 3 only fishes daytime and some of the evening he sleeps up at the lodge has had fish up to 42 lb 8oz on visual baits pink hybrid wafter and yellow pineapple pop up, nobby on swim 12 has had a good year fish up to 41 lb on nutcraker and bright yellow corn but since Wednesday morning he didn't fish he put his back out lifting a fish.Captain Kirk on swim 9 has banked several fish only up to the mid 30's,Alan on swim 9 banked a 45 lb 8 oz full of spawn and some mid 30's on white cell wafter and nutcracker and a cat @ 31 lb,What a difference a week makes Simon on swim 11  only 4 fish on various baits mid 30 his biggest,Dave jnr is using normal cell bottom bait had a 43 lb mirror and a couple of mid 30's and a 36 lb cat.
Normal cell doesn't seem to be doing very well on the lake anymore do seem to think its blown out now as Dave jnr has found out this year compared to other years here,lets face it 5 seasons its been used now.
weather this week was hot sunshine temperatures 30 - 34 degrees a couple of distance storms.
Water temperature 26.
Top rods this week nobby and Dave snr
Top Bait various different baits nutcracker visual wafters and pop ups.
Top swim 3 and 12
Great bunch of guys always welcome see you in June 2015 !
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2nd June 2014

Congratulations To Andy Clark on swim 11 for smashing the Common Carp lake record catching Amber just as it got dark @ 57 lb 8 oz she tripped up on a IQ rig size 8 hook Northern Monkey specialist hookbaits white cell wafter over our prepared particle all spawned out as well completely empty.


31st May 2014

Group of 6 this week from Hull,three are returning anglers from September 2012,Alan (Tabby),Andy(Cleggy),Tomo,Steve,Chris and Dave,fishing swims 2,4,5,9,10 and Cleggy is back in 11 just like 2012.
Andy (cleggy) on swim 11 Monday night smashed the common carp lake record catching Amber @ 57 lb 8 oz and then another huge common @ 55 lb 8 oz on friday morning known as GI jones he also smashed it with a pb mirror @ 45 lb and pb cat @ 33 lb he had several other fish all in the mid 30's throughout the week all on northern monkey baits white cell wafter and halo, Andy packed up on friday morning after catching yet another mid 30 mirror saying that was enough for him job done sleeping up at the lodge for the last night resting his back :),Chris on swim 5 has banked a new pb @ 36 lb, Alan on swim 9 banked a pb cat and pb common @ 35 lb also several other fish to 41 lb,Steve on swim 4 banked a new pb mirror @ 43 lb and several other fish,Dave swim 2 broke his pb mirror twice now 38 lb,Tomo didnt get a pb this time but banked mirrors to 29 lb on swim 10,These guys all used bait boats this week !
Fish started spawning again heavy friday morning with air temperature of 31 and water temperature of 22 not surprising.None of the guys really fished on last night all reeled in.
Top rod Andy.
Top swim 11.
Top bait white cell wafter.
Damage was done on a IQ rig size 8 hook.
Weather hot sunshine and cloud a few showers throughout the week.
Temperature   18 - 31 degrees.
Water temperature 20 - 22 degrees.
See you guys in 2016.
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24th May 2014

Group of 4 guys this week 2 of these are returning from last year,Alan,Mark,Ernie and Andy from the Reading area.
Fishing swims 2,4,5,9,11 and 12.
Its been very slow on the lake this week big drop in water temperature from last week 5 degrees after all that rain,these guys had it very hard and had to work for their fish.
Alan on swim 4 then on swim 2 last couple of nights nicked a 43 lb mirror and several other fish including a 38 lb cat his last fish were caught on nutcracker boilie.
Ernie couldn't seem to get the fish interested in swim 12 then moved to 9 and still struggled but banked a 41 lb mirror and some late mid 30's.
Andy on swim 11 nicked a fish here and there he didnt get a 40 but had a few mid 30's.
Same as last year Mark on swim 5 this time fished one rod in the margins and come up trumps again taking fish from the spot two of these were 44 lb take note to others who are coming out to us.
Top rod goes to mark again,Top swim was 5,Top bait was suttons peachy keen.
These guys didn't use bait boats !  
Great bunch these guys they are coming back to us again next year in August and hiring bait boats next time :)

Weather sun and cloud settled.
Temperature 15 - 26 degrees.
Water temperature 15 - 20 degrees


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17th May 2014

Another new group to us this week from Oxon.
Jason aka Captain Coypu,Darren aka Billy,Rob,Rich, Dave and Graham aka Posh.Fishing swims 2,4,5,9,10 and 11,
Some of these guys are friends of Pete from Blakes Baits who was Top rod about a year ago on swim 10 with 24 fish and catching Amber @ over 53 lb he did very well on his own baits specially Snowberry boilie which the guys have with them and other boilie baits from Bait Works Monster Red one of them.Let me start by saying what a great bunch of lads this group was and they are all top anglers 5 star !!
Well they wont wrong about the weather warning over 7 inches of rain fell Wednesday night and as many of you have probably seen the videos on our Facebook page what a wash out the worst storms me and Ellen have ever seen here never the less spirits have been high all week and the guys have now booked for next year.
Rob on swim 9 caught steady throughout the week then on Thursday morning he banked his new Pb mirror @ 55 lb a new 50 to the lake which he has named Daisy after one of his children,Billy caught his Pb common @ 39 lb,Graham had a steady week catching his Pb mirror @ 42 lb,Jason aka Captain Coypu started slow but ended up with a cracking new Pb Mirror @ 48 lb 8 oz which had one eye he has named it Nelson he also had a 47 lb 8 oz during the week,Rich had a great week flying off at the start doing his Pb sturgeon and catching Brick Top @ 48 lb 12 oz his new Pb and 3 other 40's,Dave done his pb mirror twice both dead on 45 lb and pb sturgeon from stock lake,Hats off to these guys the worst conditions ever the group still had a fish total of a fantastic (64) the best so far this year and a total weight of 1,1 tons of fish, 10 x 40's 2 of these were over 48 lb and of course 1 x 50 @ 55 lb.Average fish weight for the week was 34 lb 6 oz.
Top rod this week with 16 fish was Graham,Top swim was 11,Top Bait was Monster Red Bait Works.

Weather worst storms we have seen rain,thunder,lighting,storm force winds oh and sun.Temperatures 15 - 24 degrees.
Water temperature 20 to start then after the rain 16 degrees.


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10th May 2014

Another new group to us this week,from Kent,
Pat,Phil,Glen and Dave only 4 in the group should have been 5 but Phil s brother put his back out Friday afternoon and cant travel :(
Fishing swims 3,5,9 and 11.
What can you say really :( always feel for guys who arrive when the fish are spawning,well just as i thought its been slow to say the least and so hard for the guys after the heavy spawning at the weekend and into the beginning of the week to my surprise we had our first fish out on Tuesday since Friday afternoon from swim 5 a one toner @ 11 pm banked Glen a 45 lb mirror a new pb for him caught on double halibut boilie what was supposed to be for a cat sods law he has also had another 40 during the week so he is made up,more fish came  throughout the week for the guys Dave on swim 11 a new pb @ 42 lb 4 oz on suttons peachy keen and another friday morning @ 36 lb and Pat on swim 9 had a mirror @ 29 lb and then moved to swim 1 for last night and banked his new pb @ 36 lb 12 oz on PRF and lost another,Phil's enjoyed himself with a rod in the stock lake he has had mirrors of 16,20,22 and 24 lb which was a new pb at the time and sturgeons at 35 and 36 and some small cats and lots of small carp and banked his Pb mirror from the main lake in the very last hours on swim 3.

Top Rod Glen
Top bait PRF
Top swim 5
Great bunch of guys who learnt a lot from this and are coming back to us not next year but the year after and hopefully we will see Phil's brother next time as well.Oh and Dave them (MICE) are going to miss you :)

Water temperature rising 16 - 19 degrees,
Weather sunshine and showers 15 - 21 degrees towards end of the week very windy.


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