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Group of 7 this week first time to us,Malcolm,Mark,Liam,Shaun,Dale,Chris and mum June Family and friends from West Yorkshire,fishing swims 1,3,4,5,10 and 11,Due to this weeks very hot weather we knew it was going to be slow temperatures have been 30 - 34 degrees and water temperature hasn't dropped below 26 degrees,but the group still have managed fish to 52lb 8oz,this was more of a holiday to these guys then a full on fishing trip, spending alot of time away from the swims and visiting Oradour - sur - Glane on one day, they fished our stock lake more then our Main lake with sturgeon to 39lb and half a dozen double figure cats all caught on 16mm pellet supplied by us,don't think guys are fishing the last night so as it stands, Top swim 11, Top bait Cell, Top rod Mark,Guys are so taken by our fishery they are rebooking for next year but have not decided what one of our last 3 dates for 2014 to have lets hope they'are quick.
New group of 3 lads this week booking the whole lake to themselves Alex,Tim and Sam from Derbyshire fishing swims 9,10 and 3. Fishing this week was very hard with the biggest fish of the week being only 35lb 8oz coming off swim 10 the bigger fish seemed preoccupied with eating fry,fish were only picking up small baits and guys found tiger nuts being top bait of the week. All swims produced fish,the huge rise in temperature and dry conditions didn't help,stock lake this week fished slow no sturgeon being banked. Weather was very hot and sunny 30 - 34 degrees with a strong gusty northerly wind,water temperature 24 - 26 degrees. Top swim 10. Top bait tiger nuts. Top rod was Alex. Sam lost 2 nice cats on the last night and Tim enjoyed the carp on the stock lake as much as the big lake,Guys cant come back next year because of other commitments but as there testimonial reads they will be back,Thanks guys great meeting you all.
New group of 7 on the lake this week Family and friends from Surrey,Bob,Ashley,Josh,Nathan and not forgetting the girls Tash,Faye and Amy fishing swims 2,5,9 and 11. A very hard week again on the lake fish have been topping and feeding well but being very clever with the hook-baits the guys tried everything but the carp won the week this time. Top swims this week were 9 and 11. Top bait was Suttons peachy keen. Top rods were Josh and Nathan even with the hard fishing they still had pbs with only Bob losing out with a few pounds short of his with a 41lb Mirror. Nathan had a 44lb pb mirror and Josh a 46lb pb mirror. Ashley didn't hit into a forty but still done his pb mirror at 37lb. Even the stock lake didn't fish well this week with no sturgeon coming but the girls still had carp to 25lb which was Faye's pb. Weather was great with lots of sunshine 23 -30 degrees, water temperature 20-23. What a lovely group this was me and Ellen are letting them come back next year not just for one week but two lol, see you all next August your all booked in.
Two non exclusive groups this week one group of 3 and the other group of two,Alan,Mark,John from Berkshire and Ashley and Alan from Somerset fishing swims 3,4,5,9 and 10. Guys had a very hard week fish were being very clever and we had to put dummy rods out to move fish around the the lake. Ashley moved to swim 11 for last night and bagged one more fish and lost two because they were crashing there in the day so it paid off. Ashley did his pb sturgeon, grass carp of 41 lb and mirror. Alan on 10 did his pb sturgeon,John on 3 had pb mirror,Mark on 4 had his pb mirror at 44 lb,common 44lb 2oz and sturgeon and Alan on 5 had his pb mirror at 48lb 2oz. Weather was a mix of sunshine and showers 19 - 25 degrees water temperature 19 - 21. Top rod was Mark. Top swim was 4. Top bait was Suttons Peachy Keen. Both groups were top guys and all got on fine together, will be wicked to see you all again next year.
Group of 6 guys this week from Bromley,Kent. Dan S, James, Dan B, Turkish, Justin and Dan H. Some of the group have been to us before,fishing swims 3,4,5,9 and 10,Well lets start with the weather what a wash out its been the lakes overflowing again and the guys have spent most of there time locked up in there bivvies heavy rain,showers and thunderstorms most of the week just a tiny bit of sun,Think fish have been pushed down on the bottom again, Temperatures 20 - 28 degrees,Water temperature 20 - 21,great group of guys they dug in and all swims had fish,it was very hard going over the forest side of the lake still producing some nice fish a couple of these forties,but swim 5 had the best runs producing Amber @ 54lb Justins new PB common,Top rod Justin,Top swim 5, Top bait Cell,Stock lake fished well with some good carp and sturgeon coming out,hats off to you guys and good angling under testing conditions,see you all July 2014 your all booked in.
Group of 4 this week Dale,John,Bacon and Andy,two of the group have been before from Leicester,Bury and Bolton area,fishing swims 3,5,9 and 11,this was a very hard week for the guys arriving just as they were finishing spawning,All swims had fish from 28lb to 51lb from swim 5 Dales new PB and a new fifty to the lake no pbs for john this time but Bacon and Andy both did Pbs,Temperature 17 - 29 degrees, water temperature 19 - 21,Top rod Dale,Top swim 5,Top bait Cell,Top angling from them all and your all booked for July 2014.
New group of 7 this week from the Bedfordshire area Paul,Steve,Chris,Ben,Adam,Ian and Mark fishing swims 2,3,5,9,11,12 and Mark on stock lake. Fish did come out on all swims,30's to 39lb 8oz and 40's to 46lb guys had it very hard after the heavy rain from the week before the lake water colour still not back to normal heavy spawning the last 3 days of there week didn't help matters but they stuck at it. Mark on the stock lake ended up with 873 lb of carp and sturgeon. Top rod was Chris. Top swim was 11. Top Bait was Cell dumbell. Temperature 17 - 32 degrees with water temperature 16 - 21. These guys were a great group and even with a not so good result they still had many PB's and could see how good a venue this is they have booked again already for 2014. Thanks guys from Me and Ellen.
New group to us 6 guys this week one of them returning next year 2014 with our group from last year the West Sussex fire fighters who was with us in September 2012,Tim,Tommy,Tony,Mick,Jason and Tom,with only 2 fishing at night theirs not going to be any records broke this week they are also having a day trip out to oradour sur glane,3 of the group left one day early after the shocking heavy rain and fish not feeding,water temperature 14-16 degrees,weather 11 -21 degrees,they took a handful of thirties to 38lb 8oz, 2 x 40's, 1 x 50lb ,sturgeon to 36lb and carp to 22lb from stock lake,Top swim 5, Top rod J, Top bait suttons peachy keen,Lovely group of guys if only we could control the weather in with the price of your holiday see you next June.
Guys on this week all the way from Denmark been coming here since 2007 even before we owned it Rene,Kim,Michael and Verner fishing swims 3,5,9,11 and of course after last week 10. Kim on swim 3 has had the best trip here ever catching his PB mirror 45lb 1oz and not just one 20 kg + fish which has been a goal of his for years but 4. Michael became the new common carp lake record holder catching Amber at 54lb, and also caught Bigscale at 50lb off swim 10. Weather was terrible with the lake rising 5 inches over the week very cold at night turning the fish off mid way through the week. They took 18 x 30's to 39lb 5oz, 14 x 40's to 47lb 8oz , 2 x 50's to 54lb with a total fish of 57. Top swim 3. Top rod Kim with 27 fish. Top bait Amber strawberry. Temperature 11 - 19 degrees, water temperature now only 12 degrees no chance of them spawning for a while yet. See you all next year.