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This week we have a creepy sick group from mine and Ellen's home town Epping, Essex Shut Up !
Grant, Gary, Martin, Dan and Chris.
Guys should have been with us back in June but because of covid lockdown they rescheduled to now.
They fished swims 3,4,5,9 and Grant was on 10 but moved to 11 Friday because thats where his fish come from, baits used were Archiepeachy, Cell/Hybrid with our pellet, everyone used boat boat.
What a Brutal change over torrential rain gale force winds making it an unpleasant set up, Storm Alex hit us hard Saturday night causing some damage a lot of clearing up for me Sunday morning.
All things considered the Groups average was an amazing 46 lb 4 oz, Chris who was on swim 9 what a session he had 52 lb 8 oz average weight pb after pb Daisy @ 69 lb 4 oz, 50 lb 8 oz Rosie, Blondie 49 lb 4 oz, The Barrel and Chunk both commons.
Grant tripped up Orangina @ 49 lb 8 oz and named a up and coming mirror Archie, Gary was Struggling until he put a rod down into the shallows and tripped up Katie @ 55 lb 8 oz PB next morning he did PB common with White Tip @ 50 lb 14 oz also a 31.10, Martin fishing swim 5 did 2 PBs Ambler first followed by Rumble @ 46 lb.
A massive rise in pressure from Wednesday to 1023 slowed down the fishing when the guys arrived we were at the lowest since April 987,a very unsettled week showers and heavy rain for most of it water temperature dropped to 14 degrees dissolved oxygen and PH levels were good !
Hats off to the guys who battled the weather Saturday and Sunday we never heard once anyone moan, see you guys soon hopefully next year !
Well to be honest me and Ellen are gutted that because of the UK 14 quarantine our group cancelled and we were unable to fill the date.
With the fish clearly now on the bait it would have been another epic week.
So i now have a Jobs list for the week and cant wait for our next group to arrive next Saturday its looks on the long range forecast its going to be a very wet one which is already ticking all the boxes again for some big fish to trip up !
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Returning group with one man down due to the virus and uk 14 day quarantine, they all should have been here in April but lockdown prevented this.
Guys havnt been back since we did all the changes back in 2016.
So we have Jason aka nutty/captain coypu, Darren aka Billy, Richard and Bill,
Fishing swims 4,5,9 and 11.
Guys are using baits brought with them fen spice and Blakes
baits and some Archiepeachy all are using our pellet and bait boats.
Right from the start the weather was ticking all the right boxes and was looking spot on for the guys all week, colder nights much cooler day time temperatures lower water temperature and most important a gusty south easterly.
It was just going to be a waiting game for the fish to on their baits.
As the wind blew down the lake and the pressure dropped the fish came.
Everyone did a PB nutty on swim 11 did both mirror/common, 54 lb 8 oz, 44 lb everyone did a 50 wow !
Billy did 2 x 50s on swim 5.
All swims did well swim 4 5 fish, swim 5 6 fish, swim 9 was top with 11 fish a touch different to the week before when Simon had a north easterly and swim 11 did 6 fish a total for the group of 28 fish 5 x 50s amongst these upto 54 lb 12 oz Small Scar.
Small Scar, Castle Al, Broken Tail, Shoulder Scale, Sir Bob ll, William, Sylvia, Tash, Tyla, My Jenny, Conky, The Barrel and a newly named fish One Man Down after the missing group member this year, some fish did their best weights some we have not seen for over a year, No Daisy or Mole this week dont think the guys were too bothered to be honest !
Guys had a great week as always we had some laughs great bunch top anglers hopefully we see them all again soon with the full group next time around !
Weather for the week was very gusty with heavy downpours stormy much cooler daytime temperatures 11 on friday, pressure was falling all week we ended at 1004 water temperature was around 17 degrees PH levels and dissolved oxygen was excellant !
Individuals this week 4 on fishing swims 3,5,9 and 10,
Returning again local guy Pete also returning Neil who was here last year and 2 new anglers Peter and son Simon who are also here again in April, also so will Pete be joining them in April !
Baits used are essential Cell/Cell and B5 plum a bit of Archiepeachy that's Peter and Simon,
Pete and Neil are on Archipeachy and pellet !
Bait boats are being used on both sides of the lake
All things considered this week the guys did well everything was against them another heatwave with temperatures soaring upto 36 degrees east northeasterly winds for most of the week.
But they finished up very well 3 x 50s upto 58 lb 6 oz with Tyla coming out at 49 lb 14 oz total fish was 14 Pete in swim 3 banking 6 of those, so pbs awarded to Neil on swim 5 with Small Scar @ 54 lb 10 oz and Simon with Sid @ 58 lb 10 oz on swim 9 Pete banked the other 50 with castle Al and Peter on swim 10 banked Broken Tail which hasnt seen the bank for over a year !
Weather this week was boiling 34- 36 degrees blue skies all the way moderate winds from east/northeasterly pressure stayed around 1016-1019 dissolved oxygen levels were very good with aeration system running 24/7 ph was good.
So we said goodbye to these guys but we will be seeing Simon,Peter and Pete all back in April on another individuals week !
It was great as always to have Sir Bob and Ash on the lake this week on a exclusive lake booking,
As always they didn't disappoint !
They fished swims 4 and 9 and were fishing with Archiepeachy boilies/wafters/glug and lots of pellet.
To be exact between them they did over 100 kgs of pellet and around 40 kgs of boilie.
What a great week Sir Bob having the best session since coming here finishing with a fish average of 50 lb 1 oz wow with fish at 58.2, 2 x 56, 51.2, 2 x 40's and finishing on a 39 lb with 3 x 50s on the spin never been done here before.
Ash didn't do bad himself 10 runs 9 fish a average of 42 lb 2 oz and new PB mirror at 55 lb 8 oz and another at 54 lb over the week average for them both was 45 lb 8 oz.
We see a few fish trip up that havnt been on the bank since last year and longer Charlies shoulders,Sid,Stallone,stretch the common,smudge the common,small tail and small scar tripping up again 4 lb up in 2 weeks still no Mole and the big girl didnt trip up this week so thats now over 3 weeks, she will be on everyone's radar now !
Weather was very warm over 30 degrees,Pressure was around 1015-1022 desolved oxygen levels are excellent and ph is spot on water temperature was around 19-22 degrees.
So we say goodbye to Sir Bob and Ashley until next year but we will be seeing Bob again in November for the drain down and netting of the blue lagoon and of course he will be wetting a line or 3 !
So another cancellation this week,
Grass cutting, strimming a few trees to sort out after the heat wave we lost quiet a few thats for starters followed by netting the house stock mid week, summer grading and removal of carp over to the blue for another 3-4 summers before we move again to the main, all fish that are now moved to the main lake are going to be PIT tagged for our reference starting in November when we drain the Blue lagoon with the removal of carp that make the grade !
Feeding will start again tomorrow with pellet and Archiepeachy boilies being fed regularly on the spots until we have anglers return !
Due to the 14 quarantine brought in by the UK we only have Mark on what should have been individuals week.
So lucky for him he had the whole lake to himself he started on swim 4 and done the last 48 hours on swim 9 with one rod obviously on the Daisy spot !
Mark started well and kept the fish with him with large amounts of pellet with some boilie, the better days fished were when the wind picked up and was blowing down the lake to him from the south west the pressure when he arrived was 1022 but as the week went on the pressure dropped to 1005 we had a couple of very warm days low 30's and some showery rain mid week and late on.
What a great session it turned out to be 17 fish in total 7 named fish 2 x 50s Small Scar 52 lb the biggest of the week Stallone @ 53 off the Daisy spot was she a body guard to the big girl ? He also had a good amount of 40s 5 in total, finishing on a fully scaled mirror @ 22 lb which I've named Unknown fully for obvious reasons some good summer weights on the bank this week the big girl not showing her face and still no sign of the Mole well done Mark great angling.
So who knows when we see fish on the bank again with all this uncertainty the UK government has caused with this 14 day quarantine Thanks Boris the Penguin you have destroyed our business when things were looking so good after lockdown.
PH is spot on today dissolved oxygen levels are bang on very good for this time of year a bit of rain and a strong south westerly helped !
Our aerator system runs 24/7 365 days a year on all our lakes so we never have a problem !
Welcome back Dale,Dean,Ollie but sadly we lost two of the group due to the new uk 14 day quarantine but we have a new addition Lee.
This maybe now our last exclusive group until September.
Fished swims were 3,5,9,11 baits used were Cell and Archiepeachy and a lot of pellet,bait boats were used !
Top swim for the week was swim 11 again new addition to the group Lee did his pb common/mirror 14 runs 12 fish 7 X 40's over big beds of pellet Archiepeachy glugged pop ups, Dale had it slow first couple of days on swim 9 but after he started adding pellet the fish started coming 6 X 40s 10 fish in total and for a third time since coming out to us Daisy @ 63 lb 2 oz he had a good session double take 47.10 and 46.8 William and Castle Al also when doing water shots with Daisy had a run and played the fish in the water Rumble @ 45 lb.
Ollie had it really hard over on swim 5 but it all come good last couple of days pb common/mirror pb grass carp 43 lb 4 oz but was made up with The Pug @ 100 lb and the title of catfish lake record holder, Dean had it slow on swim 3 with fish upto 42 lb, but overall the guys ended up with 28 fish on the bank good amount of 40s 16 in total and of course Daisy which is now a pattern last 3 weeks Thursday/Friday she trips up deffo on the munch !
Weather this week was a mixed bag stormy heavy downpours followed bright hot sunshine top shade temperature was 36.9 degrees light southerly winds and the Pressure mid week dropping to 1004.
Dissolved oxygen levels are bang on not that they are ever a problem on any of the lakes, even when it was over 42 degrees with our aeration system running 24/7 365 days a year on all the lakes !
We were unable to get a group on this week thanks to the virus, its going to be very hot all through the week but at least the fish can rest up !
Can Only mean one thing !
Get them rods out well I wanted to fish one or maybe two nights but had other things going on so I settled for Wednesday mid morning until 18.00 I fished the swim that didnt do a fish last week swim 4 !
3 rods out all on archiepeachy pop ups glugged and archiepeachy freebies also glugged in our juice as Gwen would say after catching Daisy the other week lol.
Middle rod went off after a couple of hours and I had tripped Blondie up a fish i had caught a month earlier on swim 5 looking stunning and 2 lb up on her previous 42 lb 10 oz Boom !
My session was then short lived I had to return home with only light kit a massive storm was appproaching but I had enjoyed my time .