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The catch report will keep you up to date with the fish coming out of the lake, weather conditions, hot swims and more importantly what is and isn’t working.
Make sure you come back to find out about the latest action at Archipelago Carp Fishing.


25th May 2013

New group to us 6 guys this week one of them returning next year 2014 with our group from last year the West Sussex fire fighters who was with us in September 2012,Tim,Tommy,Tony,Mick,Jason and Tom,with only 2 fishing at night theirs not going to be any records broke this week they are also having a day trip out to oradour sur glane,3 of the group left one day early after the shocking heavy rain and fish not feeding,water temperature 14-16 degrees,weather 11 -21 degrees,they took a handful of thirties to 38lb 8oz, 2 x 40's, 1 x 50lb ,sturgeon to  36lb and carp to 22lb from stock lake,Top swim 5, Top rod J, Top bait suttons peachy keen,Lovely group of guys if only we could control the weather in with the price of your holiday  see you next June.


18th May 2013

Guys on this week all the way from Denmark been coming here since 2007 even before we owned it Rene,Kim,Michael and Verner fishing swims 3,5,9,11 and of course after last week 10.  Kim on swim 3 has had the best trip here ever catching his PB mirror 45lb 1oz and not just one 20 kg + fish which has been a goal of his for years but 4.  Michael became the new common carp lake record holder catching Amber at 54lb, and also caught Bigscale at 50lb off swim 10.  Weather was terrible with the lake rising 5 inches over the week very cold at night turning the fish off mid way through the week.  They took 18 x 30's to 39lb 5oz, 14 x 40's to 47lb 8oz , 2 x 50's to 54lb with a total fish of 57.  Top swim 3.  Top rod Kim with 27 fish.  Top bait Amber strawberry.  Temperature 11 - 19 degrees, water temperature now only 12 degrees no chance of them spawning for a while yet.  See you all next year.


11th May 2013

New group on four guys, 2 which have been before.This group had a amazing week breaking the lake record for the most forties out in one week for a group of 4 anglers a total of 18 whoop whoop!
Gavin group leader started well first cast first fish 42lb 4oz on swim 9,Pete on swim 10 caught Amber 53lb 12oz making her the new common lake record caught on snowberry Blakes Baits,also showing her face first time this year was Bigscale caught by Barry with maggots on swim 3 50lb 4oz,Steve on swim 5 had an amazing 6 x 40's to 47lb 4oz all PB's,weather was unsettled temperatures 12 - 23 degrees,water temperature 15 - 17 degrees,Top swim was 10,Top bait was a mixture of different boilies form Blakes Baits snowberry,nutmix and crab and cranberry,also maggots,Top rod was Pete with 24 fish, They took 3 x 50's to 53lb 12oz, 18 x 40's to 47lb 4oz, 35 x 30's to 39lb 2oz,lots of new PB's,Total fish was 68,they also had cats to 19lb and sturgeon and double figure carp from stock lake,Well done guys amazing angling,see you hopefully in December for drain down Gavin and Baz dont forget your winter woolies.


4th May 2013

Nice group of guys third time back and booked again already for 2014.  Dave Jr,Dave Sr, Nobby, Mick, Simon and Alan they enjoy this holiday not just for the fishing but as a social event for them all to get together with two of the group not fishing at night and taking a lot of time away from there swims, they still did very well.  Weather was very unsettled with lots of heavy rain temperatures 14 - 23 degrees and water temperature was up and down 16 - 19 degrees.  They took 22 x 30's to 39lb 4oz, 6 x 40's to 49lb, 3 cats only small, sturgeon from stock lake to 30lb taking a total of 40 fish with 5 PB's.  Top swim 3. Top bait Cell.  Top rod Dave Jr with 12 fish 4 of these being 40's 40,43,47 and 49lb.  See you all in June 2014.


27th April 2013

New group of 3 guys from the Stoke area Ian Smith who is a Nash angler, Andrew and first time to France Jon.  Weather once again being very unsettled with the lake rising 4 inches over night followed by bright sunshine and temperatures up to 25 degrees, water temperatures 14 -17 degrees.  Even for top anglers Ian found this first part of the week very hard going but as the week went on the fish started to come with them using loads of 10mm pellet which is there natural feed we use on them building landmarks for them to find and feed on.  Taking the fish on Cell and 16mm pellet tipped with corn they took 31 x 30's to 39lb 12oz, 5 x 40's to 46lb 8oz, 7 fish between 28lb - 30lb, 7 fish between 38lb - 40lb.  Total fish 50 this included a fantastic 39lb 12oz grass carp, and 2 different braces of thirties from swim 4 for Andrew and a brace of forties swim 5 for Ian.  Top swim 4.  Top rod Andrew.  Top bait Cell.  Well done guys see you soon if not later this year sometime in 2014!


20th April 2013

Due to a very late cancellation and not being able to give this date away to anyone at short notice we had no anglers on.  I managed a couple of hours in between jobs and had a 37lb 8oz mirror from swim 9 on a 18mm pop up PRF boilie bait.


13th April 2013

More new blood with a group of guys from Blackpool and Bow in London Neil,Steve,Karl and Justin.  Weather was a bit more settled this week temperatures 10-29 degrees water temperature on the up 15-18 degrees.  The fishing was still very hard going compared to previous years they took 11 x 30's 39lb 12oz,4 x 40's 45lb, sturgeon from stock lake to 36lb, 2 cats from the main lake first of the year only small with 9 pb's.  Top swims 3 and 5.  Top rods Neil and Steve.  Top Bait Cell.See you all again same time next year!


6th April 2013

Another new group to us this year from Kent,Essex and London areas Alex, Big Andy, Little Andy, Ray, Robin, Peter and his son Charlie who fished the stock lake.  Again fish weren't showing anywhere and staying in the deeper water areas of the lake and weather was very unsettled temperatures 8-18 degrees water temp 9-12 degrees but they still managed fish to fifty pounds a new fifty to the lake.  They took 10 x 30's to 38lb 6oz, 4 x 40's to 41lb 6oz and 1 x 50lb bang on.  Charlie had a fantastic time fishing the stock lake taking 19 x 20's to 28lb 1 x 30 to 33lb and a 40lb 4oz common caught on his Dads rod in the main lake.  The group also had sturgeon from stock lake 35lb -42lb.  Top swim 9 -10.  Top rods Big Andy and Alex.  Top bait pop up cell white chocolate. You're all booked in for June and September 2014 see you then!


30th March 2013

New group of guys from Norfolk area Bert,Gary,Ryan,Josh,Matt and Dean.  Coming of the back of winter with no fish showing all being very good carp anglers found it very hard going with temperatures not going much above freezing in the day with the added wind chill and dropping way below at night water temp hovered about 7 degrees and only went up to 11 degrees.  They still managed a handful of thirties to 35lb 2oz which was Ryans pb and also sturgeon to 34lb 12oz from the stock lake.  Top swim 4.  Top rod Matt.  Top bait Cell.  Even with their poor result they are coming back in 2014.