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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 !
Individuals this week local guy Pete is on swim 5 next to him swim 4 is Neil returning for his second trip of the year and over the other side is Martyn and his partner Shelly on swim 9.
We were so sorry that Neil had to leave us early Wednesday morning due to a family bereavement, we are truly sorry for your loss Neil,our thoughts are with you and your family.
Baits used were freshly cooked particles/pellet various boilies Peachy keen Pink and normal, Martyn is using the boilie that used to be fished on the lake when we took over PRF peach red fish Ash @tailsupbait made him a patch up for his trip, everyone is using bait boats.
Weather throughout the week got hotter and hotter 32 degrees Friday pressure also climbed higher and higher winds were towards the end of the week north easterly not the best with only Pete fishing from Friday it was going to be hard for him after Martyn and Shelly left early to break there journey up home.
My feelings before the week started with positive everything ticked the boxes I was sure some of the A team were going to show themselves, I won't wrong split tail,Jess and forest graced the bank, before Neil had to leave early he banked Jess new PB 43 lb 12 oz,Pete tripped up a few including Split Tail 47 lb 14 oz, Martyn banked Forest 44 lb 8 oz and new PB Small Scar @ 54 lb everyone had a 40 but as the week went on and the pressure went up the fishing slowed down,the fish came off white pop ups,peachy keen PacMan style and maize fished over particles and pellet.
Some of the fish are still down in weight but gaining a bit since last captures even though this has been a very hot long dry summer the fish that come out this week were all in mint condition.
See you guys same time next year your spots have been saved !
This week is a rest week, but we do have a local guy over fishing for a couple of nights so watch this space !
Tonys on swim 9 using our freshly cooked particles/pellet and some boilie baits from UK bait company he is using a bait boat.
Here we go Tony has had a red letter mini session tripping up Stallone @ 52 lb 3 oz and another earlier in the day Monday 30 lb 2 oz stockie common stocked from Feb 17 both from the same spot and on a FiX -8 uk bait company snowman on a Ronnie rig,then Wednesday morning before leaving to go home double take Boom! new PB Dasiy @ 61 lb 9 oz and Tash has showed up again @ 41 lb made up, since Tash's last capture she has received a tail fin injury losing the top section it's all treated and hopefully this will heal up, so Tony's had his second mini session with us now and a very memorable one too !
We are then back next week with individuals on the lake so keep upto date with the latest pictures and live videos on our Facebook/Instagram pages.
Still some very late weeks Available for this season catch them while the are pigs ! Lots of Availability for next season !
First time these guys have been to us Rob,Mark,Jason,Jamie and Tony from the Kent area.
Guys are fishing swims 3,4,5,9 and 11 all spaced out to keep the fish moving.
Bait being used is particle,pellet various different boilies a lot of fish meal Krill and DNA S7,Revolution boilie baits various pop ups from the same bait company, some peachy Keens (seed boilie) interesting to see as the week went on how the fish react to fish meal boilies in the pass they havnt really produced as all you guys who follow us know !
Bait boats are being used.
More extreme heat soaring temperatures upto 37 degrees over the week has made this extremely hard fishing again changeable winds, the pressure has been very high it's all been about one swim 11 and one spot early hours around the same time Rob has banked multiple PB's over the week common and mirror all on same bait S7 tipped with a yellow cell topper 46 lb 14 oz Katie PB mirror,44 lb 12 oz common PB also others @ 45.10,40.4,39 lb The Barrel, 35 lb H and 31 lb 8 oz common,Mark on swim 9 tripped up Tash @ 41 lb new PB first morning while spinning Tadpole @ 19 lb several other small carp from blue lagoon,leaving it late Friday evening Jason swim 5 40 lb 4 oz, swims 4 one run but it was lost swim 3 didn't produce anything this week but its not like these guys havent given there heart and soul for it from one week to another it's never the same this season.
Great bunch of guys was lovely meeting them all and having them on the lake this week.
Sad day here Minnie lost her battle against heart failure and passed away in Ellen's arms this morning.
RIP Minnie Moo 25/6/2012 - 23/8/2019