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Local friend Tony and myself yes I am fishing !
Jumped onto swims 4-5 for a few nights fishing before the years out, Non stop rain the last few weeks and very mild temperatures gave both of us a good chance of banking a fish or two.
Well I started straight off with a very special fish for me my first fish of 2019 I just have not had the time this year to fish and also after having major surgery back in January made it near impossible, so a 37 lb 8 oz for me on a Ronnie rig banaoffe pop up, also Marley the near leather @ 47 lb early doors another @ 43 lb 4 oz both on scopex squid white pop up both fish over peachy keen boilies.
Tony followed this up on his last morning with a new PB common one that I don’t know @ 52 lb 8 oz on a 18 mm peachy keen bottom bait, which is now named between us White Tip because of its very distinctive white tip on its tail fin this fish also has 3 orange scales on one side.
Weather was very mild but very windy on a couple of nights water temperature is 7 degrees.
In the next couple of weeks Autumn/winter feeding will start with a big change this winter no more maize will be added to the lake only a feed boilie made up for us by tails up bait our supplier of peachy keen and when water temperatures are right also pellet will be added weekly.
Hopefully our fish will gain weight and good growth over the winter it will be very exciting for the start of 2020 season when the big girls start tripping up.
Remember guys also new rule changes to bait only boilie fresh frozen not shelf life and pellet only our own will be allowed on the lake, also no more use of plastic/fake baits, so no more particles,tinned sweetcorn,tiger nuts,chick peas etc etc ..............
This will all be live on our website for 2020 season.
We had some good friends over all anglers who fish here helping out with some works on the lake fishing the nights trying to trip a few up
Sir Bob on swim 9,Tony on swim 5 and Josh who now lives locally to us won't be fishing this time around he will be back some time in November with Tony.
Sir Bob as always tripped up a couple on the first night Big Al @ 43 lb 9 oz and a common which could have only been a stockie @ 27 lb 8 oz both on peachy keen PacMan style, Tony tripped up Small Scar @ 56 lb 8 oz Friday morning, just before I took dinner down Friday evening Bob tripped up a very unique looking hybrid common @ 27 lb 6 oz one we have no record of something to keep an eye on !
Early hours that Saturday Bob did a brace of 40's 41 lb 14 oz and 40 lb 8 oz on peachy keen and citrus PacMan style, Tony left that Saturday morning but is only local to us he will return later in the month to fish with Josh.
Early Saturday evening it was horrible conditions gales heavy rain Sir Bob tripped up the perfect common best weight 49 lb 14 oz where has this fish been the last couple of years it's month was perfect !
Another one around same time as the night before Nobby at his best weight 46 lb 12 oz.
Gales torrential rain again overnight did put the lake up a few inches stream is now running Sunday morning early doors a fish that's come onto my radar recently has just broke the 50 @ 50 lb 6 oz Sir Bob's 8 th fish now named Amy again on the peachy keen !
Sunday night fish Number 9 and second 50 of the day Tyla best weight @ 52 lb 2 oz on a he peachy keen pink !
Didn't take long Monday evening fish number 10 rods hadn't been out long Adrian @ 44 lb 15 oz on the peachy keen pink again !
Fishing did slow down a touch water temperature dropped a few degrees with all the fresh water coming in first light 34 lb 6 oz, 35 lb that's fish number 11 and 12 Both feb17 stockies one on peachy keen normal and the other on the pink !
Average weight dropped a bit after last couple of stockies but still ended up around 42 lb !
The weather was awful this week gales storms heavy rain low pressure stayed with us and the water temperature dropped to 12 degrees.
Considering the weather we got the jobs done hats off to the guys working in horrible conditions it means a lot and we still got a few out on the bank inbetween would have been nice to see The Mole or even maybe Daisy but she never shows her face late in the season .
Massive thank you to Sir Bob #goodfriend
Only the two guys on the lake this week which they booked out exclusively to themselves.
Steve and Kevin from our home county Essex Shut Up !
Our last group of the season not the norm but this could be down to bretix !
Guys are fishing swims 5 and 9 using there own baits from DT baits,no pellet or particle used this week.
In the following weeks we have work going on around the lake some netting and moving of the mature fish from the blue lagoon to the main lake,house stock fish to the blue,Sir Bob's over along with other anglers Tony and Josh always great to have helping hands.
We have seen guys struggle time and time again when different boilie baits are used on the lake it takes time for the fish to switch over sometimes days maybe a week the weather hasn't been great changeable winds a north easterly for couple of days which isn't great rain sometimes heavy sunshine and a few cooler nights.
Friday it was warmer and brighter we also saw our first fish out off swim 9 for Steve 49 lb 12 oz and a 35 lb 8 oz,with an hours fishing left Kevin saved a blank on swim 5 tripping up Stallone @ 57 lb 6 oz on peaches and cream snowman best weight for this fish and its got him on the wall of the clubhouse !
Lovely meeting up with these guys I was hoping for a better result but we finished on a very good fish a 60 in the making !
See you next year please keep upto date on our Facebook and Instagram pages over the winter always something happening !
First time on the lake for these guys Eddie,James,Rich,Chris and Bob.
Fishing swims 3,4,5,9 and 10.
Baits being used are our freshly cooked particles/pellet some peachy keen various other boilie bottom baits, some homemades.
Not everyone is using a bait boat this week.
The fish stayed on the munch and it carried on from where the last group left off swim 9 again producing the most fish, everyone done PB's both common and mirror.
Starting with the named fish great to see William back into the 50's after losing 12 lb this summer 50 lb 5 oz,Jenny 48,8,Jess 46,11, Barrel 45,5, Broken Tail 45,5, Coup 43 lb, Blondie 44 lb, Shoulder Scale 44 lb, H 42 lb, Buzz Off 35 lb, Two faces the Ghost 32 lb, and others at 49,5, 47,1, 47, 32,8, 32,2 and a new fish only 20 lb but a stunner (Scales)
Excellent fish average as expected for this time of year just over 42 lb not as hard fishing as the summer months but you still have to be on your game.
The weather this week was shocking very wet a storm on Monday with driving rain 100 + KM/h gusts made the guys week a little uncomfortable inbetween sunshine and clouds.
Dale and John returning bringing 3 new bees to the lake Dean,Andrew and Ollie,
Fishing swims 2,3,5,8 and 11, Dale moved from 8 to 9 early in the week when he couldn't get the right line lay to one of his marks, It worked for sure keep reading.
Baits being used are our freshly cooked particles/pellet various boilies peachy keen,Cell and essential Cell and a few others, bait boats are being used on all swims.
Well she had to come out this week she was over due,Daisy didn't just come out ! She come out twice yes twice firstly falling to Dean on swim 11 right hand rod into swim 10 @ 64 lb 4 oz,then a couple of days later tripping up to Dale on swim 9 a touch bigger @ 64 lb 9 oz.
It was always on the cards a few more names would trip up after a rest week, let's start with Dale swim 9 what a week smashing his PB with Daisy and doing his PB common with Smudge @ 51 lb 10 oz also others @ 54,12 small scar,49,4 Tyla,49 lb Conky,46,6 Nobby,43,12 Emily,40,6 Adrien,38,2 common and a 38 lb mirror,
John Dales dad on swim 5 done his PB common with Sylvia @ 43 lb others 46 lb,40,8 common,32 lb Turkish and a 27 lb Feb 17 stockie, Andy on swim 3 blew his PB of out the water by 32 lb with Split tail @ 50 lb 8 oz.
So we ended the week with a fish average 46 lb wow,
2 X 60s to 64 lb 9 oz, 3 X 50s to 54 lb 12 oz, 8 X 40s to 49 lb 4 oz, 3 X 30s to 38 lb 2 oz, 1 X 27 lb Feb 17 stockie.
What a great bunch of guys always nice to meet up with Dale and John always a laugh to be had,until next year guys,Dale has set the bar very high !
Me Ellen and the fish are on a rest week,we will be back the week after with a group of 5, and then the next 2 weeks after that before our 2019 season comes to a end, that's if someone don't snap up one of our late dates still available.
Stay tuned !
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Andy,Alan,Dave,Phil and Steve the Hulligans, returning after visiting us some years back,Andy was the only angler apart from Sir Bob to have caught Amber the common and GI Jones the common in the same week.
Guys are fishing swims 3,4,5,9 and 11 Phil moved to swim 8 on Wednesday from swim 11 which deffo put too much pressure on that end of the lake and changed the fishing,various boilies being used our freshly cooked particles/pellet and our very own peachy keen pink/normal.
We were always going to see some of the A team with lower temperatures and lower pressure a bit of rain it was just what the doctor ordered after being in a drought for many months and no rain from May it was all welcome.
Let's start with the fish 13 named fish Ambler,Small Tail,Sid 56 lb,Orangina,Sir Bob II,Jenny,Small Scar 53 lb 2 oz,Stretch the common,scar the common,conky,Blondie,Stallone 53 lb 4 oz,a new named fish Castle AI 47 lb,so including other fish total was 3 X 50, 12 X 40, 7 X 30s, 43 lb 12 oz grass carp, 24/27 lb stockies,2 X growers on 18 lb mirror and a 19.4 and 18 lb mint commons born in the lake.
Over 30 runs 27 fish banked 3 growers on took the whole groups fish average down to just over 39 lb,
It was all about swim 5 PB mirror 53 lb 2 oz PB grass carp 43 lb 12 oz also 9 x 40's and several others Alans fish average was over 42 lb,Steve swim 9 also done his PB mirror twice over he also had several other fish 2 X 50's upto 56 lb with Sid,Andy on swim 4 banked 3 X 40s one of them was Scar the common from his margin spot home and a new PB mirror with Jenny 47 lb 2 oz and a couple of 30s,
Was great meeting up with the guys from Hull again always a few laughs can't wait for there return.
Group of four on the lake this week, two of them visited us 8 years ago.
Steve,Paul,Gary and Ben fishing swims 3,5,9 and 11 all fanned out covering most of the lake.
Baits being used are freshly cooked particles various boilie baits from different companies,
I was very excited for the week we were deffo going to see some of the A team out with these very talented anglers on the lake, firstly the guys didn't fish the days being pointless really daily temperatures over 33 degrees a very hot week very high pressure two of the group didn't even put there bivvies up,they did visit always a must Oradour sur Glane the Second World War village destroyed by the Germans.
But when the rods were in the water they had over 20 runs and tripping up some units the high light and to my surprise Daisy off swim 5 yes 5 ! Ben smashed his PB @ 62 lb 8 oz, also Nobby,thumbprint,Emily,barrel,buzz off,Jayden,big AI and Nemo a few home growers also turned up all commons and a Feb 17 stockie a Nats under 30 lb guys also had a few out of the Blue Lagoon.
Salty squid pink pop ups working well and you know anything topped with white which tripped the big girl up with cooler temperatures this would have been a massive hit for these guys.
Reflecting on the week and the guys agreed they did very well considering fishing a very hard week a very gusty strong north easterly did not help that didn't leave until late into Friday.
Great bunch of guys can't wait for the return !