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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.
A lovely regular couple Martyn and Shelley from Suffolk whom booked the whole lake for themselves this week. Martyn had an amazing time taking a staggering 584 Kg's of fish! He took 15 x 30's to 38lb 5oz and 9 x 40's to 49lb 5oz which was Martyn's new PB and this was also our most famous fish Big Scale who has piled on the pounds since she was last caught. He took a great 41 fish in total. Martyn moved around the lake during the course of the week fishing swims 1, 2, 6 and 9. The top swim this week was number 9 and all the fish were caught using Tails Up PRF. The weather was stunning with blue skies and full sun with temps between 28-33 degrees and water temp at 23 degrees. It's always a pleasure to have you both and we're glad you had such an amazing week. We look forward to seeing you both next year.
A regular family group this week but unfortunately only two were able to come due to pressing family circumstance, these were Reg who lives in France and his grandson Dan. They were only able to fish during the day and not at all on Thursday, even so they still had a very good week with Reg coming out top rod with 24 fish. Dan did his PB mirror and catfish and Reg did his PB common. They took 16 x 30's to 37lb and 3 x 40's to 42lb. Taking 39 fish in total. The weather was fine and sunny with temps between 26 - 32 degrees, and water temp was 22 degrees. Top swim was no.9. Top bait was Suttons Peachy Keen on a bed of 4.5mm pellet. Well done on a good week of fishing and we look forward to seeing you all again next year.
Another great new group this week and a fantastic weeks fishing. Full group of 6 Essex lads Iain, Mick, Paul, Rich, Stephen and Tom. They did 14 PB's in total Tom the youngest at 15 did his PB common, sturgeon and a lovely mirror of 43lb 4oz. Rich did his PB mirror, common and catfish. Stephen did his PB common, both Mick and Iain did their PB sturgeon. They took 52 x 30's to 39lb 5oz, 5 x 40's - 45lb, taking a brilliant total of 120 fish. Water temp was 20-22 Celsius. The weather was mostly dry and sunny with a couple of storms overnight and temperatures ranged from 25-38 degrees. Top rod this week was Mick with a total of 27 fish caught. Top swim was no.9, and top bait was Cell. Well done to you all and look forward to seeing you all again next year.
No anglers on this week, so a little rest and maintenance ready for a full group next week.