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Mike and Gwen into there second week with us are now joined by Jay,John and Connor fishing swims 3,4,5,9 and 10 on last night John fished swim 1.After some amazing storms again last week and losing the internet again last night :(, Everyone had a good week with a amazing 11 catfish coming out, Mike on swim 10 had fish to 43lb, Gwen had fish to 44lb, Connor did well with fish to 33lb which was a new PB, John on swim 5 had 20 fish up to 42lb and a cat @ 38lb, the week has to go to Jay on swim 3 with 24 fish a nice forty and Amber @ 51 lb 8 oz , Top rod Jay, Top swim 3, Top bait was Suttons Peachy Keen with our pellet and particle, weather was very hot and sunny with a big old storm on the last night 31-38 degrees, water temperature 26 - 28 degrees,Guys were clever and secured there date for next year so they didnt miss out, see you all next July.
WE ARE NOW TAKING BOOKINGS FOR 2015 !
Returning couple this week who have been to us many times before and are staying for two weeks this time travelling up from Spain where they have been on the River Ebro fishing for big cats and zander. Big gratz to Gwen after banking a 181 lb cat. Mike and Gwen will be joined by Ellen's brother Jay and family friend Noddy John and Connor John's nephew later in the week. Jay will be looking to break his PB from two years ago of 56 lb from swim 3 no guessing where he will be fishing. Mike and Gwen are fishing there usual swims 9 and 10 so looks like Swims 3,4 and 5 for the others. Sorry to everyone who follows our catch report but Thursday and Friday night we had one of the worst thunder and lighting storms here for many years one of the thunder bolts hit the ground close by crashing our electric and blowing the telephone and internet services, lots of damage next morning with 2 large trees coming down but we all survived and Mike and Gwen stayed out in it, Mad! Didn't stop the fish as Gwen done her PB mirror with Big scale @ 52 lb 2 oz also mirrors up to 42 lb and commons to 31 lb. Mike's had only mirrors to mid 30's and a cat 30 lb. Top rod was Gwen. Top bait was Suttons Peachy Keen 18mm. Top swim 9. The weather 31-37 degrees and water temperature 26 - 28, hot sunshine and very bad storms with 2 inches of rain. WE ARE NOW TAKING BOOKINGS FOR 2015 !
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.