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A nice couple this week who had the lake and lodge to themselves Malcolm and Kirsten. What can I say about the weather apart from a total wash out they spent most their time in the bivvy or up at the lodge. Weather was 15-23 degrees heavy rain with storms all week, water temperature 15 degrees. They left a day early to break up there journey home and had time off the rods in the week to go into local town for the afternoon. They did 5 pbs and took 2 x 40's to 44lb 12oz, 3 x 30's to 34lb, Sturgeon to 32lb.Top swim was 9, Top bait was Sutttons peachy keen tipped with fake yellow corn,Top rod was Malcolm, Kirsten did her pb twice in the stock pond and they had a small cat. Malcolm dropped more fish than he caught but hey ho that's carp fishing. I very much enjoyed meeting you both and yes see you next year.
What a wicked group of guys this week James,Lee,Steve,Paul,Dale(Barrell)and Wayne(Squeak) all very experienced carp anglers who have fished france many times,the fishing this week was very hard with the fish biting very strange with not many screaming runs we normally have,but they still broke the common carp lake record,weather was sunshine and showers 17-25 degrees, water temperature 17 degrees,they took 5 x 40's to 42lb 8oz,15 x 30's to 39lb 12oz and a awesome 52lb 8oz common which was caught by Lee Thomas in swim 8 gz mate,total fish was 37,Top swim was 9,Top rod was Wayne,Top bait was cell with yellow sweetcorn,your all booked in for next year guys and cant wait to see you all again think you will smash it big time.
Great group of family and friends all the way from Hull. During the start of the week the group had 5 inches of very heavy rain and strong winds topped with storms over the course of 4 days and they still managed to take fish, after the storms had passed temperatures were back up and sun was back out which raised the mood of the still wet group. Cleeg the gunner had 2 forties,Dean had a 43lb, Gary group organiser had 2 forties,Darren had a 43lb, Phil had a 46lb mirror and sturgeon to 39lb, Tomo had a 43lb mirror and Alan had Big scale at 49lb 2oz and another at 45lb 15oz, Dave the sturgeon Marshall who only fished the stock pond had hundreds of carp to 20lb + and sturgeon up to 34lb. They did 23 pbs and took 10 x 40's to 49lb 2oz, 22 x 30's to 39lb,total fish was 52. Top swim 10. Top rods were Gary and Darren. Top bait was vortex and cell. Water temperature was 16 degrees and weather was 16 - 21 degrees. Hope to see you guys again perhaps not next year but the year after.
Great new group of five guys fire fighters from West Sussex Dave,Paul,Jeff,Rob and Martin. After still hot temperatures at the start of the week the group found it hard going but as the week went on the weather turned cooler and the fish starting having it. Paul did his pb mirror and common, Martin did his pb mirror Hell yeah! Dave done his pb mirror and sturgeon, Rob did his pb leather,common and sturgeon. Weather was hot then a lot cooler 28-20 degrees,water temperature 18 degrees. The group did 11 pb's in total and they took 34 x 30's to 38lb 8oz, 5 x 40's to 43lb, 4 x sturgeon to 35lb totalling 63 fish. Top rod was Paul with 21 fish. Top bait was Suttons Peachy Keen. Top Swim was no.5. It was great having you here guys see you all again soon.
Cool group of new guys this week Regan the catfish,Nick,Paul,Rob and Lee considering these guys were fishing off the back of a heatwave they did really well hats of to you guys. The weather was 21-33 degrees mainly settled fine sunny some drizzle, water temperature was still 24 degrees. Top angling by Rob on swim 9 with 1-50 4-40's 6-30's but Top swim was 5 and top bait was Trent ssd. Top rod was Paul with 17 fish,the group took 18 x 30's to 38lb 5oz, 7 x 40's to 48lb and 1 x 50 which was Big scale at 50lb 8oz revised weight after scale defect which was caught by Rob on swim 9 well done mate Gz, with 8 pbs, total fish 62. See you guys again in the near future.
Great new group of 5 guys this week all the way Cumbria Steve,Tony,Brian,Cam and Steve Hucknall after a very long journey they started out excellent with 2 forties in the first night but with temperatures soaring again they struggled the rest of the week,they all had a great time taking a day off the rods to go site seeing. They done 14 PB's took 13 x 30's to 39lb 5oz 4 x 40's to 44lb 2 sturgeon to 32lb and a small cat losing 2 larger cats 1 of these at the net total fish was 30. Top swim was 9, top bait was tiger-nut boilie, and top rod was Steve. Weather was boiling hot blue skies full sun 29-35 degrees water temperature was 26.5 degrees. Lovely blokes so glad to have met you all and see you all in 2014 if the wives allow rofl.
A lovely group of regular anglers this week five guys Johnny (1 pack ham), Darran (Streaky), Colin, Stuart (Twig Man)and Scott (Gates). It was a very hard week with hard conditions but they all did their personal bests a total 10 times between them. Johnny did his PB mirror, Darren did his PB catfish, mirror and sturgeon, Colin did his PB sturgeon, Stuart did his PB common and Scott did his PB mirror. They took 18 x 30's to 37lb, 6 x 40's to 48lb 8oz and they took 41 fish in total. Top rod was The Twig Man Stuart. Top swim was no.9. A mixture of top baits this week of TailsUp PRF, Cell and Pellet. The weather was hot but unsettled temps ranging from 22 - 32 degrees, and water temp was 22 degrees. It was great seeing you all and looking forward to seeing you all again.
New group of lads Daz, Brett, Steve, Ray, Martin and Kie. All the lads struggled and with the excessive temperatures that have been its hardly surprising. They took 15 x 30's to 37lb, 4 x 40's to 48lb and taking a miserable total of 49 fish. Top rod was Daz with 13 though amazingly top swim 4 and not 9. Top bait was Cell. Temps ranged from 34 - 41 degrees, water temp was 24 degrees.
A new group of six guys this week the Welsh Wizards. Group organizer Gareth had a blinding week on swim 9 with some of the other lads struggling due to the heatwave we are having at the moment with full sun and blue skies and temps of 30-38 degrees. The water temp is a staggering 24 degrees. They took 5 x 40's two of which were 47lb, one a common and the other a mirror, 28 x 30's - 38lb. Total number of fish caught was 80. They did 7 PB's in total. They also caught a couple of Sturgeon to 33lb from the stock pond and a catfish of 29lb. Top rod this week was Gareth with a total of 25 fish. Top swim was no.9 and top bait was CC Moore Live System. It was very nice meeting you all and look forward to seeing you all again this time next year.