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The catch report will keep you up to date with the fish coming out of the lake, weather conditions, hot swims and more importantly what is and isn’t working.
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14th September 2013

Group of 4 lads on this week Steve,Tony,Paul and Dan from Bromley and Orpington area fishing swims 3,5,9 and 10. The Guys had a excellent week considering the bad weather we had 5 inches of rain over the course of the week strong winds and the occasional bit of sun,the average weight for the week was a wicked 36 lb, Paul did his Pb mirror@ 45 lb,common @ 26 lb,grassy @ 34 lb and sturgeon @ 33 lb,Dan did his pb mirror @ 47 lb 8 oz,Ant on swim 9 did 3 x 40's @ 41,48 and 49 lb and his pb common @ 33 lb 10 oz, Steve  had the biggest fish of the week his new pb mirror @ 50 lb 2 oz on a maple and butterscotch boilie also a pb sturgeon @ 35 lb from stock lake, looks like another high forty has joined the 50's club so he has named it Brick Top,, Top rod Paul, Top swim 3, Top bait Banoffee dyed Pink, Weather unsettled cloudy heavy rain on and off,Temperature 12 - 22 degrees, water temperature 16 - 18.
Top group of guys who hung in there when the weather was tough and paid off for them taking some fantastic fish and lots of pbs.

7th September 2013

Group on this week are regulars to us and in the past helped out with stocking of fish in the lake,
Haven't been back since May 2012 so they are going to be well up for it, Xavier,Jon,Les,Steve,Ricky and Jack from the Herts and Essex areas,fishing swims 3,4,5,9,10,11 and Jon fished swim 1 from Wednesday , weather unsettled 18 - 24 degrees, water temperature 20 - 22, Guys had a good week on the lake as they always do, Jon did his pb many times on this trip and ended up banking a 47 lb mirror on swim 1,Xavier banked a 49 lb 8 oz common also off swim 1 the day before Jon moved from swim 11,there was also more 40's banked by Les on swim 9 up to 46 lb and Ricky on swim 10 up to 42 lb, guys also had sturgeon out the stock lake up to 33 lb,Top rod this week was Les, Top swim was 9, Top bait was different boilies tipped with orange corn, this group are a pleasure to have on the lake and are welcome back here anytime and me and Ellen are so sorry we cant get you on next year because we are fully booked but you are on the top of the cancellation list and booked in for August 2015,

31st August 2013

Jamie,Dan,Justin and Michael from South London on the lake this week Dan and Justin were here back in June and Jamie has fished here before in 2011,they are booked in for 2014 already,they are fishing swims 3,5,9 and 10,these guys done very well this week with only 4 of them on the lake using our prf and suttons peachy keen boilies and cell with 4.5 mm pellet and sweetcorn, ending up with 13 x 40's to 49 lb and a 50 lb 8 oz banked by Dan on swim 10 half the other fish caught this week were between 37 lb to 39 lb. Top rod was Michael, Top swim 3, Top bait was our own prf boilies , Weather 18 - 34 degrees sunny with a unsettled day with a morning thunderstorm and heavy rain,water temperature 21 - 25.

24th August 2013

Reg,Dan,Mark,Mikey and Alan fishing swims 4,5,9 and 10 this family have been fishing here for many years much before we owned it and always had a great time here treating it as a holiday more then a full on fishing trip ,they have already secured there date for 2014 so they are not disappointed,Guys have only fished one night this week that being Monday and they didn't fish Thursday because of family commitments,with the sudden drop in water temperature on sunday because of heavy rain the lake has fished very hard many of the fish have been in the shallows but they still managed lots of pbs and some nice forties grandad Reg caught Amber the common or should we start calling her the mug after being caught again so quickly :) @ 49 lb 12 oz on swim 9 from mid water Dan and mikey finished the holiday well with new pbs Dan with a 43 lb and mikey a 35 lb mirror not bad for a fourteen year old Dan also had a 25 lb mirror all fish are being caught on our PRF and suttons peachy keen boilies 14mm cut in half's , Top swim 10, Top rod Dan, Top bait suttons peachy keen and PRF 14mm,with 11 coypu now shot this and last week we hope that's the end of them for a 18 - 27 degrees,water temperature 20 - 22.

17th August 2013

This weeks visitors to us are no strangers to the lake having fished here many times before lovely  couple Martyn and Shelley from Suffolk who have booked the whole lake to themselves,they have secured there date for 2014. Martyn moved around the lake first part of the week but was unsuccessful taking fish going on past trips only landing a few fish throughout the week,so he gave up and stayed in swim 9 the fish were very slow to get going and wasn't until the last couple of days his total jumped up with 14 thirties to 39 lb 2 oz and 4 forties to 45 lb saving the best fish of the week to the very last night Amber @ 50 lb 13 oz his new PB common,total fish for the week was 22,Two 18 mm prf boilies cut in half over crushed boilies was the method he said worked the best in the end,Weather 26 - 32 degrees,water temperature 24 - 26, Top bait was PRF boilies, Top swim 9, Top rod was of course Martyn,Top angling mate on a very hard weeks fishing,see you guys next year.

10th August 2013

Our new group this week is the Welsh Wizards fishing swims 2,3,5,9,10 and 11 Gareth,Matt,Scott,Andrew,Jamie and Ryan these guys were with us this time last year and have already secured there date for 2014 and now 2015.  They are using same baits as last year cc Moore live system our pellet and freshly cooked particle.  This was a very hard week very hot sunshine and little wind and the bigger fish were no where to be seen the only forties to be banked had lice on them so they are hiding up for what ever reason maybe it was the storm from last week with all the rain that come with it, who knows that's fishing.  The guys didn't give up and tried their best and all the swims produced fish many were in the higher twenties early thirties.  Gareth on swim 9 banking two forties up to 45 lb, Matt on swim 10 had a forty 41 lb 8 oz and Scott(batman) on swim 11 had a new PB mirror on the last night @ 41 lb.  Weather 26 - 32 degrees blue skies very hot sunshine, water temperature 24 - 26.  Top rod this week was Gareth.  Top swim was 9.  Top bait was cc Moore live system.

3rd August 2013

Returning group of 6 guys this week who were with us this time last year from Stourbridge.  There will be no Top rod this week as we were disappointed with the conduct of this group. A great shame after the first year they were with us they had 49 fish and this week they banked over 100 fish with 8 - 40's in with that up to 49 lb.  Weather this week 22 - 28 sunny intervals and of  course storms, water temperature 23 - 26.

27th July 2013

Mike and Gwen into there second week with us are now joined by Jay,John and Connor fishing swims 3,4,5,9 and 10 on last night John fished swim 1.After some amazing storms again last week and losing the internet again last night :(, Everyone had a good week with a amazing 11 catfish coming out, Mike on swim 10 had fish to 43lb, Gwen had fish to 44lb, Connor did well with fish to 33lb which was a new PB, John on swim 5 had 20 fish up to 42lb and a cat @ 38lb, the week has to go to Jay on swim 3 with 24 fish a nice forty and Amber @ 51 lb 8 oz , Top rod Jay, Top swim 3, Top bait was Suttons Peachy Keen with our pellet and particle, weather was very hot and sunny with a big old storm on the last night 31-38 degrees, water temperature 26 - 28 degrees,Guys were clever and secured there date for next year so they didnt miss out, see you all next July.

20th July 2013

Returning couple this week who have been to us many times before and are staying for two weeks this time travelling up from Spain where they have been on the River Ebro fishing for big cats and zander.  Big gratz to Gwen after banking a 181 lb cat.  Mike and Gwen will be joined by Ellen's brother Jay and family friend Noddy John and Connor John's nephew later in the week.  Jay will be looking to break his PB from two years ago of 56 lb from swim 3 no guessing where he will be fishing.  Mike and Gwen are fishing there usual swims 9 and 10 so looks like Swims 3,4 and 5 for the others.  Sorry to everyone who follows our catch report but Thursday and Friday night we had one of the worst thunder and lighting storms here for many years one of the thunder bolts hit the ground close by crashing our electric and blowing the telephone and internet services, lots of damage next morning with 2 large trees coming down but we all survived and Mike and Gwen stayed out in it, Mad!  Didn't stop the fish as Gwen done her PB mirror with Big scale @ 52 lb 2 oz also mirrors up to 42 lb and commons to 31 lb.  Mike's had only mirrors to mid 30's and a cat 30 lb.  Top rod was Gwen.  Top bait was Suttons Peachy Keen 18mm.  Top swim 9.  The weather 31-37 degrees and water temperature 26 - 28, hot sunshine and very bad storms with 2 inches of rain. WE ARE NOW TAKING BOOKINGS FOR 2015 !