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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.


7th July 2012

Great new group of 3 this week from Hertfordshire Matt, Zach and Rob all doing there pb's a total 9 times.  Matt with his mirror and grass, Zach with his mirror, grass and cat and Rob with his pb mirror.  Weather conditions were very unsettled and the group were using new baits to the lake and found it tough going temps 18c-25c with lots of heavy rain to the end, water temp 20c.  They took 11 x 30's to 37lb 8oz,5 x 40's to 45lb 3 of these fish being 45lb and different fish.  Total fish 37.  Top rod was Matt with 19 fish.  Top swim was 10. Top bait was Activ 8.  Glad you guys had a great week and hopefully Rob will catch a Sturgeon next year after trying so hard this week to get one.


30th June 2012

Two on this week Jay and John family members. They had a very hard week with pressure going up and down all week. The weather was hot at the start and very unsettled to the end temperatures 16c-29c.  They took 4 x 30's to 33lb, 2 x 40's to 41lb a total number of 25. Jay done his pb grass carp and catfish, and John done his pb sturgeon. Top rod was Jay, top swim was 9 and top bait was dyamite baits the source.  Missing you already and cant wait until October when your back.


23rd June 2012

Nice group of lads from Cambridgeshire Mark, Nick and James.  Top rod this week was James with 20 fish. The lads had a total of 20 PB's.  Nick did his PB mirror and cat, Mark did his PB mirror, grass, common and cat, and James did his PB mirror and common.  Top swim this week was no.8 and top bait was Cell closely followed by Ghost Cambridge carp bait,  The biggest fish this week was Bigscale weighing in at 48lb caught by Mark on swim no.5 using Cell.  They took 22 x 30's - 39lb, 4 x 40's - 48lb a total of 53 fish.  As much as they tried no sturgeon were caught from the stock lake this time, which is a first, better luck next year lads you did great.  Weather was very warm with temps between 27-36 degrees in full sun no rain with just a passing storm.


16th June 2012

Three on this week a lovely couple Mike & Gwen who have been to the lake many times now, and our very own Andy Sutton who didn't fish full time and didn't fish the full week.  Top rod this week was Andy with a total of 20 fish.  Top swim was no.4 and top bait was Suttons Peachy Keen followed by Cell. Everyone done their pb's.  Gwen with a 48lb 3oz mirror, Mike with a 40lb 4oz grass carp and Andy with a 45lb mirror.  They took 19 x 30's to 38lb 5oz, 5 x 40's to 48lb 3oz and 4 cats to 38lb 5oz making a total of 52 fish.  Weather was very stormy at night with 3 big storms during the week and some very heavy rain.  Considering how much fresh water went into the lake this week it still fished very well.


9th June 2012

Once again due to the Euro we had another free week, but it does give the fish a breather and gives us time for lake maintenance.  The weather has been quite unsettled this week but temps still managing mid 20's and above.  The fish are now jumping all over the lake so next week should make for a good weeks fishing.


2nd June 2012

No anglers on this week thanks to euro 2012 kicking off,not so bad for the fish gives them a rest and we can get on with some lake maintenance,weathers been unsettled 17c - 26c a few storms buckets of rain lake is full to the top,fish are moving around well and Ive spotted a few big cats,hopefully now fish are all spawned out and we can move on and have another brilliant year.


26th May 2012

Group of six this week.  A brilliant group of regulars Xavier, Josh, Les, Jon, Jack and Steve.  Top rod this week was Steve catching a total of 17 fish.  He did his PB common twice, one of which was a new lake record common at 52lb.  Xavier and Les both done their PB sturgeon and Jack did his PB common twice and mirror once.  Top swim was again number 10.  Top baits were Pulse and PRF.  They took 22 x 20's to 28lb2oz, 24 x 30's to 38lb, 6 x 40s to 47lb4oz, and 1 x 50 to 52lb being the lake record common.  They also took a couple of sturgeon to 37lb and a couple of small cats bringing the total fish caught to 62.  The weather has been pretty good on the whole with a couple of heavy down poor's and storms with Temps ranging 23 to 31 degrees.  Considering the fish were still coming off the back of spawning fishing was very hard but the guys still managed to have an amazing week.  Very well done!


19th May 2012

A group of four this week regular visitors from Denmark Rene,Kim, Lasse and Michael.  Top rod this week was Michael on swim 10.  Top bait was Tails Up PRF closely followed by Nash Amber Strawberry.  Rene did his PB mirror. Lasse did his PB mirror, common, sturgeon and catfish.  Michael did his PB mirror and common.  The weather was unsettled with heavy rain during the first part of the week and too much fresh water didn't really help them, but the weather changed for the best mid week with Temps up to 30 degrees.  They took 24 x 20's to 29lbs, 35 x 30's to 39lb 5oz, 10 x 40's to 48lb 8oz which was bigscale caught by Rene and they also caught a couple of small cats and sturgeon to 38lb caught by Lasse also his PB.  Even after the heavy rain and the fish still spawning at the beginning they did very well taking a total of 76 fish.  Well done the Vikings!


12th May 2012

A great week with a group of five lads Joe,Craig,Kirk,Rob,Nick.  All the lads done their pb's smashing 17 in total.  Top Rod this week was Rob with a total of 21 fish.  Top swim was 9.  Top baits were sweetcorn and cell.  The weather was mostly settled with few showers temps were up and down ranging 14c-26c with some pretty cool evenings.  The guys left day early due to fish spawning and pressing family commitments.  They took 15 x 20's to 29lb, 25 x 30's to 38lb, 8 x  40's to 48lb, 1 x 50 which was a 51lb common and the new lake common record, 1 x catfish 31lb, 2 x sturgeon to 36lb making a great total of 57 fish well done lads!