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New group on four guys, 2 which have been before.This group had a amazing week breaking the lake record for the most forties out in one week for a group of 4 anglers a total of 18 whoop whoop!
Gavin group leader started well first cast first fish 42lb 4oz on swim 9,Pete on swim 10 caught Amber 53lb 12oz making her the new common lake record caught on snowberry Blakes Baits,also showing her face first time this year was Bigscale caught by Barry with maggots on swim 3 50lb 4oz,Steve on swim 5 had an amazing 6 x 40's to 47lb 4oz all PB's,weather was unsettled temperatures 12 - 23 degrees,water temperature 15 - 17 degrees,Top swim was 10,Top bait was a mixture of different boilies form Blakes Baits snowberry,nutmix and crab and cranberry,also maggots,Top rod was Pete with 24 fish, They took 3 x 50's to 53lb 12oz, 18 x 40's to 47lb 4oz, 35 x 30's to 39lb 2oz,lots of new PB's,Total fish was 68,they also had cats to 19lb and sturgeon and double figure carp from stock lake,Well done guys amazing angling,see you hopefully in December for drain down Gavin and Baz dont forget your winter woolies.
Nice group of guys third time back and booked again already for 2014. Dave Jr,Dave Sr, Nobby, Mick, Simon and Alan they enjoy this holiday not just for the fishing but as a social event for them all to get together with two of the group not fishing at night and taking a lot of time away from there swims, they still did very well. Weather was very unsettled with lots of heavy rain temperatures 14 - 23 degrees and water temperature was up and down 16 - 19 degrees. They took 22 x 30's to 39lb 4oz, 6 x 40's to 49lb, 3 cats only small, sturgeon from stock lake to 30lb taking a total of 40 fish with 5 PB's. Top swim 3. Top bait Cell. Top rod Dave Jr with 12 fish 4 of these being 40's 40,43,47 and 49lb. See you all in June 2014.
New group of 3 guys from the Stoke area Ian Smith who is a Nash angler, Andrew and first time to France Jon. Weather once again being very unsettled with the lake rising 4 inches over night followed by bright sunshine and temperatures up to 25 degrees, water temperatures 14 -17 degrees. Even for top anglers Ian found this first part of the week very hard going but as the week went on the fish started to come with them using loads of 10mm pellet which is there natural feed we use on them building landmarks for them to find and feed on. Taking the fish on Cell and 16mm pellet tipped with corn they took 31 x 30's to 39lb 12oz, 5 x 40's to 46lb 8oz, 7 fish between 28lb - 30lb, 7 fish between 38lb - 40lb. Total fish 50 this included a fantastic 39lb 12oz grass carp, and 2 different braces of thirties from swim 4 for Andrew and a brace of forties swim 5 for Ian. Top swim 4. Top rod Andrew. Top bait Cell. Well done guys see you soon if not later this year sometime in 2014!
Due to a very late cancellation and not being able to give this date away to anyone at short notice we had no anglers on. I managed a couple of hours in between jobs and had a 37lb 8oz mirror from swim 9 on a 18mm pop up PRF boilie bait.
More new blood with a group of guys from Blackpool and Bow in London Neil,Steve,Karl and Justin. Weather was a bit more settled this week temperatures 10-29 degrees water temperature on the up 15-18 degrees. The fishing was still very hard going compared to previous years they took 11 x 30's 39lb 12oz,4 x 40's 45lb, sturgeon from stock lake to 36lb, 2 cats from the main lake first of the year only small with 9 pb's. Top swims 3 and 5. Top rods Neil and Steve. Top Bait Cell.See you all again same time next year!
Another new group to us this year from Kent,Essex and London areas Alex, Big Andy, Little Andy, Ray, Robin, Peter and his son Charlie who fished the stock lake. Again fish weren't showing anywhere and staying in the deeper water areas of the lake and weather was very unsettled temperatures 8-18 degrees water temp 9-12 degrees but they still managed fish to fifty pounds a new fifty to the lake. They took 10 x 30's to 38lb 6oz, 4 x 40's to 41lb 6oz and 1 x 50lb bang on. Charlie had a fantastic time fishing the stock lake taking 19 x 20's to 28lb 1 x 30 to 33lb and a 40lb 4oz common caught on his Dads rod in the main lake. The group also had sturgeon from stock lake 35lb -42lb. Top swim 9 -10. Top rods Big Andy and Alex. Top bait pop up cell white chocolate. You're all booked in for June and September 2014 see you then!
New group of guys from Norfolk area Bert,Gary,Ryan,Josh,Matt and Dean. Coming of the back of winter with no fish showing all being very good carp anglers found it very hard going with temperatures not going much above freezing in the day with the added wind chill and dropping way below at night water temp hovered about 7 degrees and only went up to 11 degrees. They still managed a handful of thirties to 35lb 2oz which was Ryans pb and also sturgeon to 34lb 12oz from the stock lake. Top swim 4. Top rod Matt. Top bait Cell. Even with their poor result they are coming back in 2014.
Suffolk boys Duncan and his father Charles had the lake to themselves. Where do we start with the weather their first day on and had gale force winds followed by temperatures and wind chills dropping to - 4 degrees at night this then followed by seven inches of rain falling day and night. Water temperature was 11 degrees. The fish didn't want to know at first but after putting out a lot of bait out and the heavy rain helping to lift temperatures they were feeding fine. Charles only fished a few days in the stock pond sleeping at the lodge at night Duncan didn't fish full time spending time off the rods to study. They took 10 x 30's to 37lb 4oz, 2 x 40's to 43lb, taking a total of 18 and then 5 x Sturgeon to 36lb from the stock pond. They did several PB's, one being Charles with his 36lb Sturgeon. Top swim no.3. Top bait was Suttons Peachy Keen. Top rod was Duncan. Was very nice seeing you both again as we haven't seen you for a couple of years hope its not as long til we see you again. P.S. Thanks Charles for your mini digger skills it was very much appreciated.
Second time back this year Gavin who left his group behind and travelled over with his partner Lou this time, came for a chill out and some fishing. After last weeks rain we thought we would get a break from it but couldn't have been more wrong, heavy rain most of the week with up to 5 inches falling in just a couple of days and temperatures were not too bad 15 - 21 degrees. Gavin who is a very good angler had to work very hard at the beginning to get them going but it paid off. Water temperature after the rain was 14 degrees. They had 13 x 30's to 38lb, 3 x 40's to 45lb and a stunning 50lb 6oz common his new pb which believe it or not he caught twice over the week on the same rod,mark and bait, total fish 27. They also took sturgeon to 34lb and had a small cat of 25lb. Top swim was 9, top bait was maggots followed by Blakes baits Snowberry boilie new out this week. Top rod of course was Gavin it was nice meeting you Lou and see you in May mate with your group bring it on. Also my Father in Law Bob Allen over from England fished for a few hours one day in the week and caught a Sturgeon from the stock pond which is his new PB 32lb 8oz and had a small carp.