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28th September 2013

This is our 26th group of the year with still more to come another new group of 4 to us this week booking the whole lake to themselves Gareth,Anthony,Paul and Dave from Borehamwood,Herts fishing swims 3,4,9,and 11.  Well what can you say they had it all this week weather wise with hot sunshine storms and heavy rain not forgetting the gales just to rub salt in there wounds they had 75mm rain on their last night Paul was flat rodded by a cat, Gareth lost a lumb, and swims 3 and 4 lost 8 fish between them. They all had lots of pbs between them mirror, leather, common and sturgeon.  The fish played hard to get and stayed down in the shallows some of the week but Gareth on swim 11 spent 24 hours in swim 1 and had fish to 43 lb before moving back to his main swim top angling he also banked the biggest fish of the week Amber @ 50 lb. best looking fish goes to Paul who banked a 13lb mirror god knows where that has been hiding check out the carp gallery to see pics. Top swim 11. Top bait cell based opal essence homemade boilie. Top rod Gareth. Weather unsettled, stormy with sunshine at times 20 - 27 degrees, water temperature 20 - 21.
Great bunch of guys who had a wicked week they are booking for 2015 and having the meal deal next time after tasting our food on the last night.

21st September 2013

New group of 6 to us this week from Kent,
Roger,Mick,Neil,Simon,Malcolm and Mick.
Fishing swims 3,4,5,9,10 and 11.  Well what can you say about this week you would have thought these guys would have carried on where last weeks group finished off but couldn't have been more wrong with the weather being a major factor in this.  The pressure has been up and down and high temperatures with hot sunshine after last weeks heavy rain and low temperatures.  Best fish of the week so far came to group organizer Roger @ 40 lb from swim 9 on cell but Top rod goes to Mick. Top swim 11. Top bait catcher baits with peach essence.  All the guys loved there holiday and we had many sturgeon pbs from the stock lake the guys are booked on another lake next year and we are fully booked anyway so they are booked for in for 2015 and are very welcome back what a great bunch of guys!  

Weather 22 - 30 degrees hot sunshine with cloud at times, water temperature 18 - 20 degrees,

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.