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27th October 2012

Suffolk boys Duncan and his father Charles had the lake to themselves.  Where do we start with the weather their first day on and had gale force winds followed by temperatures and wind chills dropping to - 4 degrees at night this then followed by seven inches of rain falling day and night.  Water temperature was 11 degrees.  The fish didn't want to know at first but after putting out a lot of bait out and the heavy rain helping to lift temperatures they were feeding fine.  Charles only fished a few days in the stock pond sleeping at the lodge at night Duncan didn't fish full time spending time off the rods to study.  They took 10 x 30's to 37lb 4oz, 2 x 40's to 43lb, taking a total of 18 and then 5 x Sturgeon to 36lb from the stock pond.  They did several PB's, one being Charles with his 36lb Sturgeon.  Top swim no.3.  Top bait was Suttons Peachy Keen.  Top rod was Duncan.  Was very nice seeing you both again as we haven't seen you for a couple of years hope its not as long til we see you again.  P.S.  Thanks Charles for your mini digger skills it was very much appreciated.


13th October 2012

Second time back this year Gavin who left his group behind and travelled over with his partner Lou this time, came for a chill out and some fishing.  After last weeks rain we thought we would get a break from it but couldn't have been more wrong, heavy rain most of the week with up to 5 inches falling in just a couple of days and temperatures were not too bad 15 - 21 degrees.  Gavin who is a very good angler had to work very hard at the beginning to get them going but it paid off.  Water temperature after the rain was 14 degrees.  They had 13 x 30's to 38lb, 3 x 40's to 45lb and a stunning 50lb 6oz common his new pb which believe it or not he caught twice over the week on the same rod,mark and bait, total fish 27.  They also took sturgeon to 34lb and had a small cat of 25lb.  Top swim was 9, top bait was maggots followed by Blakes baits Snowberry boilie new out this week.  Top rod of course was Gavin it was nice meeting you Lou and see you in May mate with your group bring it on. Also my Father in Law Bob Allen over from England fished for a few hours one day in the week and caught a Sturgeon from the stock pond which is his new PB 32lb 8oz and had a small carp.


6th October 2012

A nice couple this week who had the lake and lodge to themselves Malcolm and Kirsten.  What can I say about the weather apart from a total wash out they spent most their time in the bivvy or up at the lodge.  Weather was 15-23 degrees heavy rain with storms all week, water temperature 15 degrees.  They left a day early to break up there journey home and had time off the rods in the week to go into local town for the afternoon.  They did 5 pbs and took 2 x 40's to 44lb 12oz, 3 x 30's to 34lb, Sturgeon to 32lb.Top swim was 9, Top bait was Sutttons peachy keen tipped with fake yellow corn,Top rod was Malcolm, Kirsten did her pb twice in the stock pond and they had a small cat.  Malcolm dropped more fish than he caught but hey ho that's carp fishing.  I very much enjoyed meeting you both and yes see you next year.


29th September 2012

What a wicked group of guys this week James,Lee,Steve,Paul,Dale(Barrell)and Wayne(Squeak) all very experienced carp anglers who have fished france many times,the fishing this week was very hard with the fish biting very strange with not many screaming runs we normally have,but they still broke the common carp lake record,weather was sunshine and showers 17-25 degrees, water temperature 17 degrees,they took 5 x 40's to 42lb 8oz,15 x 30's to 39lb 12oz and a awesome 52lb 8oz common which was caught by Lee Thomas in swim 8 gz mate,total fish was 37,Top swim was 9,Top rod was Wayne,Top bait was cell with yellow sweetcorn,your all booked in for next year guys and cant wait to see you all again think you will smash it big time.


22nd September 2012

Great group of family and friends all the way from Hull.  During the start of the week the group had 5 inches of very heavy rain and strong winds topped with storms over the course of 4 days and they still managed to take fish, after the storms had passed temperatures were back up and sun was back out which raised the mood of the still wet group.  Cleeg the gunner had 2 forties,Dean had a 43lb, Gary group organiser had 2 forties,Darren had a 43lb, Phil had a 46lb mirror and sturgeon to 39lb, Tomo had a 43lb mirror and Alan had Big scale at 49lb 2oz and another at 45lb 15oz, Dave the sturgeon Marshall who only fished the stock pond had hundreds of carp to 20lb + and sturgeon up to 34lb.  They did 23 pbs and took 10 x 40's to 49lb 2oz, 22 x 30's to 39lb,total fish was 52.  Top swim 10.  Top rods were Gary and Darren.  Top bait was vortex and cell.  Water temperature was 16 degrees and weather was 16 - 21 degrees.  Hope to see you guys again perhaps not next year but the year after.


15th September 2012

Great new group of five guys fire fighters from West Sussex Dave,Paul,Jeff,Rob and Martin.  After still hot temperatures at the start of the week the group found it hard going but as the week went on the weather turned cooler and the fish starting having it.  Paul did his pb mirror and common, Martin did his pb mirror Hell yeah! Dave done his pb mirror and sturgeon, Rob did his pb leather,common and sturgeon.  Weather was hot then a lot cooler 28-20 degrees,water temperature 18 degrees.  The group did 11 pb's in total and they took 34 x 30's to 38lb 8oz, 5 x 40's to 43lb, 4 x sturgeon to 35lb totalling 63 fish.  Top rod was Paul with 21 fish. Top bait was Suttons Peachy Keen.  Top Swim was no.5.  It was great having you here guys see you all again soon.


8th September 2012

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.


1st September 2012

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.


25th August 2012

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.