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1st July 2011

Wot a fantastic week .4 lads on this week doing over a ton of fish.81 fish in total with 22 x 30 lb+ fish to 39 lb 8 oz. and  3 x 40 lb + fish to 46 lb .the lads did 12 x pbs between them . They had cats to 54 lb there total weight of fish was 2280 lb . Mick was top rod this week taking 30 fish which included 3 x braces and since team Sutton took over our first triple at 25 lb  29 lb topped off with a 31 lb . Mick had 7 x 30s to 37 lb 8 oz. Mick then smashed his pb common at 32 lb he then rounded it off with his pb mirror at 41 lb 8 oz . This morning Mick was about to wind his gear in when he hit another lump his new pb big scale at 46 lb. nick micks son was chasing his dad and took 21 fish . Nick had 7 x 30s to 39 lb 8 oz he followed that up with a 54 lb catfish then took a pb sturgeon at 36 lb. nick was well happy with a 24 lb grass carp to end the trip . Jim was next in line with 18 fish 4 x 30s to 37 lb and 1 x 40 lb + fish his new pb at 41 lb 8 oz .Jim also had his pb sturgeon at 36 lb in total he managed to do his pb 6 times. James did well he had 12 fish 4 x 30s to 34 lb .James did his pb leather at 27 lb and his pb  sturgeon at 34 lb . Weather was settled and the top swims were 9 and 10. The other lads fished 3 and 5. Top bait was once again cell

25th June 2011

A great week for the 5 lads.65 fish in total with 24 x 30s to 39 lb .10 x 40s to 49 lb and a cracking 51 lb mirror. top rod this week was Dan he had 21 fish which included 7 x 30s to39 lb .and 4 x 40s at 41 lb  43 lb  a sturgeon at 43 lb and a cracking 48 lb mirror. Dan topped these off with a lovely 51 lb mirror dans new pb .next was Gary he took 15 fish with 6 x 30s to 38 lb and4 x 40s to his new pb at a cracking 49 lb mirror. Gary also took commons to 33 lb .Jamie a newcomer to France was thinking of moving swims by Monday as he had taken only 1 fish a 34 lb sturgeon. I spent a while with him tying rigs and sorting his traces. Jamie took 13 fish with 4 x 30s to 38 lb and 2 x 40s  at 45 lb and his new pb at 46 lb . Jesse another newcomer to France had a great week he had 10 fish with 2 x 30s to 37 lb and 2 x 40s a 44 lb mirror and a 47 lb mirror his new pb. Daniel had 5 x 30s to 38 lb .the lads this week broke there pbs 20 times .top swims were 5 and 9. Top bait was cell .conditions have still been up and down .thanks for listening lads a great group

22nd June 2011

news flash . with the big catfish smashing up the lads again this week. the lake owners andy and ellen have now put up a reward.anyone catching the 150 lb + catfish will win the new nashy bivvy. good luck

18th June 2011

Feed that horse trim kept saying. Feed it they did and wot a week they had.67 fish 24x 30s to 39 lb.4 x 40s to 45 lb. and an amazing 45 pbs between them. Michael was top rod with 18 fish which included 9 x 30s to 38 lb topped off with his new pb at 42 lb a lovely mirror. He also did his pb sturgeon at 33 lb and his pb catfish at 22 lb. next inline was Luke who by the Monday with no fish was ready to give in. im not surprised as this was his fourth French trip and yet he has never caught in France. After a good chat and a look at the rigs together away he went. He had 14 fish .6 x 30s to 38 lb and a cracking new pb mirror at 41 lb. Luke had a new pb sturgeon at 44 lb and 4 x 30s to 33 lb. he also had a lovely 30 lb common. The trimester was next after feeding that horse big time as he says he had a lovely brace. A sturgeon and a mirror. He topped that off with a cracking 45 lb common. Kevin had 11 fish with 3 x 30 s to 32 lb and his pb sturgeon at 33 lb he finished that with his new pb a lovely41 lb mirror. Adam struggled this week but he still managed his pb .he had 2 x 30s to 39 lb .all the lads did pbs this week top swims were 4 . 5 . 11 . top bait was once again the cell . Weather was very unsettled. I would like to say thanks to the lads for a great week and for listening to my advice

11th June 2011

The lads managed 33 fish by the end of the 2 weeks. Taking14 x 30s to 37 lb 6 oz.and 2 x 40s one at 41 lb 10 and big scale at 48 lb 6 oz both fish were totally empty after spawning. Most of the fish were caught on the new grange. Ken was top rod with 29 fish his son sleepy Shane only did 4 .he never fished overnight and a few days I walked around his rods were in .top swim this week was 9 .the conditions were very hard .The lads that turned up yesterday have already done 2 pbs out of 6 lads with 5 x 30s to 34 lb the first night

4th June 2011

With the fish finishing spawning early this week .the 2 individuals we have for 2 weeks just had to wait for the fish to switch on. a father and son team the dad said he wanted to fish the cabin swim. I told him he would shut the lake down with to many lines across the cuts. But he said he wanted to fish with his son due to little experience in carping on his son’s part. The lads also wanted to use the new grange bait, which I also told them they would have to wait for the fish to switch to. They struggled up until they eventually moved on Friday and have since taken 18 fish which included 10 x 30s to 37 lb 6 oz. ken the father has done his pb common at 35 lb 11 oz.  father and son are now in 9 conditions have been very unsettled but the fish are now moving around well .top bait the grange top swim number 9

28th May 2011

With the fish spawning hard again this week the numbers of fish landed were well down. Total fish this week was 34 with 14 x 30 lb + fish to 36 lb. john was top rod he did well with 22 fish .he had 8 x 30s to 36 lb and also did his pb sturgeon at 37 lb. bob was next in line with his pb sturgeon going twice with 1 at 35 lb and the second his new pb at 38 lb. Andy had 4 fish with mirrors to 33 lb and his new pb sturgeon at 39 lb .Mickey was happy doing his pb twice with his new pb mirror at 34 lb 8 oz and his pb sturgeon at 34 lb 4 oz .top swim was number 4 and the top bait this week was active 8 and cell  the whether was also very unsettled with the pressure up and down

21st May 2011

Yet another fantastic week. 5 lads on this week doing a cracking 101 fish. These included 35 x 30s to 39 lb 2 oz and 7 x 40s to 47 lb 10 oz  .all the lads doing pbs of one fish or another. for quality of fish top rod this week must be Dave .he had 17 fish which included 8 x 30s to 39 lb 2 oz and 5 x 40s . They were 40 lb 9 oz a 41 lb 11 oz a 41 lb 13 oz these were different fish. And a 44 lb 5 oz topped by a cracker at 47 lb 10 oz. Dave also did his pb sturgeon at 34 lb 5 oz. Brian had a great time doing 26 fish .he had 7 x 30s to 37 lb 2 oz and 2 x 40s at 40 lb 8 and his new pb at 44 lb. Lloyd had a cracking week taking 13 fish 8 of which were 30 lb + . He took his pb mirror at 36 lb then did it again at 36 lb 8 oz .he then took his new pb common at 35 lb and topped it off with his pb grassy at 21 lb. Colin was well happy taking 7 x 30s to 35 lb 10 oz and then took his new pb sturgeon at 36 lb. John struggled a bit in the beginning of the week and showed me an idea he had. And boy did it work. He had 9 fish in a short time up to 38 lb 3 oz and his new pb grassy at 35 lb 14 oz. I told john I wont tell anyone his secret. Lets just call it the tipper klip.alan had a hard time but still managed 3 x 30s to 35 lb 9 and his new pb sturgeon at 36 lb 5 oz. weather was 30 + degrees all week and the top swims were 9 and 2 top bait was cell and homemade baits taking a lot of fish

14th May 2011

Another good week at the lake. conditions were very hard with 34 degrees and blazing sunshine. The lads still did well with 55 fish .3 x 40s a 45 lb mirror and a 45 lb 4 oz common. They had 22 x 30s to 39 lb. Sturgeon to 38 lb 8 oz and a few small cats to 22 lb .the lads were also smashed up a few times by the big cats. Top rod this week was Alan with 13 fish which included 6 x 30s to 38 lb and a cracking common at 45 lb 4 oz .he also took sturgeon to 38 lb 8 oz. John and David were close behind both taking 11 fish. David had 3 x 30s to 36 lb 4 oz and his new pb at 45 lb he also had 2 grassy to 25 lb 8 oz. john had 7 x 30s to 39 lb and a lovely 42 lb mirror .he also had a 22 lb catfish. Simon did his pb at 36 lb a lovely mirror. And young David 3 x 30s to 33 lb 8 oz and commons to 28 lb 8 oz .top swim was 10 and top bait was ic1 and cell. These lads told me they were hear for a holiday and not fanatical about there fishing. They have been fishing France for 20 years and we have had a testimonial saying they rank Suttons carp fishing France as the best place they have ever been to