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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.


11th July 2020

So with our first group approaching fast it was time to get the rods out for a mini session I was joined by Pete who lives local and has been helping out on the lake during this terrible time, Pete is also one our individuals fishing the first week of the season on the 25 July

Looking back over the several days we fished it wasnt easy the fish moved to the other side of the lake, but between myself and Pete we tripped up 11 fish 8 x 40s 3 x 30s fishing over the lake boilie and pellet, rigs used IQ D-Rigs, spinner rigs on IQ,size 2/4 krank and curve shank hooks, 4 oz leads,lead clip systems with 1 meter of tubing,back leaded and bait boats were used.  Hookbaits were mainlines special edition pop ups and barrel peppered peach wafters, hope this is useful to anglers coming out in the coming months, see you soon #archipelagocarpfishing #lakelife #carpfishing #carpfishingfrance #exclusivelakehire #exclusivelakebooking  @ Archipelago Carp Fishing France


4th July 2020

Hi Guys, its been a while but we are nearly here kicking off the 2020 season with individual group arriving on the 25 July,
The lakes and surroundings are looking shunning the water is super blue after reapplying the blue dye, the fish have been fed regularly on just pellet and boilie in various places around the lake some new spots and where the fish get caught off,
We still have a few late dates available later in the year for exclusive lake booking if you are looking for somewhere to fish.
Remember FB and instagram will have all the latest on catches and updates so stay tuned.

Many Thanks Andy & Ellen


1st May 2020

This seasons average weight is an amazing 48.8 massive weight gains with some of the fish feeding boilie instead of maize this winter has deffo worked !


29th April 2020

New lake record Daisy 70 lb 4 oz swim 9 BOOM !


26th April 2020

That's the jobs complete around the lake again so back down the lake this evening for a couple of nights before they spawn.

Weather has been very warm humid stormy winds are light to nothing tons of heavy rain.

My Fingers were crossed I could trip a couple up before they wreck the place lol.

Nothing in the night but I was up just after 6 am on the rods you don't catch nothing in your bag always time to sleep at home i was pleased to slip the net under My Jenny her best weight 50 lb 8 oz trIpped up on a IQ D- rig half cell half white barrel wafter.
Back on the rods that evening after dinner still no signs of chasing yet !
Well it was great to see Nobby on the bank next his Best weight 47 lb 6 oz on cell wafter topped with half a white pop up followed by clover best weight 39 lb 2 oz, shortly after I slipped the net under a 42 lb mirror then the Daisy spot rod went off and yes it was Daisy new lake record 70 lb 4 oz amazing feeling.
Followed up by another named fish Marley @ 45 lb 14 oz a power house of a near leather male carp.

So I finished up with what dreams are made of a new PB new lake record and my first 70 lb fish !
My average weight this year from January is now 49.1 amazing !


18th April 2020

Well all the jobs around the lake completed, so it was back down the lake for a couple of nights to keep the fish on their toes ready for when this nightmare all comes to an end.

Fishing swim 9 all out on freshly made IQ D -rigs size 2 curve Shank xx hooks, 4 oz leads on lead clip systems,1 meter of camo tubing everything bait boated out fishing over peachy keen boilies all on 15 mm cell wafters.

First morning early doors 5.15 am Williams showed up @ 53 lb 8 oz l was buzzing, shes starting to fill up but no way ready I was worried to be honest coming down because there has been a lot of chasing first part of the week and they have already spawned in the house lake.
So I finished up around 8 am next morning with a 44 lb mirror caught off the Daisy spot my heart was racing this time on a Ronnie rig size 4 half cell half yellow pop up, then as I put that one back rod straight in front roared off lovely mint common @ 48 lb wafter rig half cell half white so ended up with a total of 3 fish !
Back on the mower theres work to be done before my next session hpoefully before they spawn !

Weather was  settled warm mid early 20's winds are everywhere !


6th April 2020

So I decided to fish swim 9 and my target fish was going to be no not Daisy but The Mole a fish Ive caught in the 30s,40s twice in the 50s and now in the 60s yep I tripped him up first fish of this session at 64 lb 4 oz the best weight for the fish and not being caught since last July.
Cell pop up 15 mm, ridgemonkey rock bottom semi stiff hook length 5 inches long,Korda size 4 spinner crank, 4 oz lead on a Nash lead clip,1 meter Nash camo rig tube and ridgemonkey 20 lb fluorocarbon mainline.
Well it was a lot harder then I thought so the last 24 hours I made up some new rigs IQ D rigs fishing with cell 15 mm wafters my theory was maybe they were really digging the bottom up and maybe a wafter would trip one up I was right finished on a 47 lb,just to keep you updated with what I use when fishing hook length was 6 inches size 4 Korda curve shank xx 4 oz lead 1 meter camo rig tube all on a lead clip system nice and simple.

Weather has been very warm over 27 degrees blue skies sunshine, surface water temperature around 16.5 degrees the pressure around 1012 winds from the south.

So while this nightmare carries on with the virus I will be back out again next week for another go helping to keep the fish moving and hopefully tripping up a few more lumps.


28th March 2020

Hi Guys,

A quick update on the coronavirus and the bookings situation.  The groups so far affected have all now moved their dates to later in the year and we will do the same with forthcoming bookings as and when as this goes on.

We have now been on lockdown for nearly 2 weeks and its now been extended to the 15 April which will most likely carry onto May.

Stay Safe and Stay home, this way we can all get back to living our lives as usual.

I will be fishing on and off hopefully posting some pics of some lumps on here, FB and Instagram pages.


7th March 2020

We have Pete on this week he just cant stay away, fishing swim 4 and I will be on swim 5, Pete and Tony were both over helping me with the netting of the house stock which was a good success moving 128 mature carp over to the blue lagoon to grow on,also Tony helped with the removal of two trees blown down in the storms right into the lake he will be returning at the end of the week to wet a few lines.
Pete started with singles where I left off last month,but Pete had no luck so added some pellet to fish over and come up trumps banking Castle Al @ 51 lb its best weight on 2 x 15 mm scopex squid white pop ups on a crank Korda spinner hook size 4 with a 6 inch fluorocarbon hooklink this is Petes third 50 of 2020.Next fish out tripped up by me a nice slate grey 42 lb mirror tripped up on salty squid pop up fishing over pellet, it was then very quiet for over the next 24 hours then another for me Tash at 45 lb on white scopes squid.
Then finally after catching countless 49 lb commons over the years one of these just a month ago at 49 lb 12 oz I banked the perfect common at its best weight @ 51 lb on white scopex squid over pellet sadly this was the last fish out for us guys with some colder nights I think the fish then grouped up somewhere and stopped moving around the lake.

A winter boilie feed this year instead of maize looks like it's paid off with most of the fish coming off the back of winter at there best weights.

Weather was changeable one warm day with sunshine but with a couple of frosty mornings winds were all over the place mainly from the south the pressure stayed around 1020 and the water temperature was 7.5 when we started but did get to 11 degrees when we pulled off.