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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.


20th July 2019

New group of 3 from Cornwall,
Chris,Jim and Justin fishing swims 4,9 and 11.
All the guys are using bait boats, baits being used are freshly cooked particles, pellet Peachy Keen boilies with matching glug,pop ups and wafters, and towards going home time tried a few of our test boilie baits peachy keen pink which had some good results yet again.

Reflecting on the week we think the guys did extremely well after yet another week where we hit the 40's,when the guys arrived Saturday the pressure was good and it was pleasant around around 35 degrees then it followed by 39,39,42.5,40,42 and then Friday much cooler 23 degrees with rain and low pressure.

Only on Friday we did see some fish out in the day other wise it was early doors or in darkness, peachy keen bottom baits PacMan style,maize peachy keen pink doing the damage, pb's all around some of the A team being tripped up many of the fish we see out on the bank have massive weight loses putting this down to the very unusual year we are having with the fish spawning heavy 5 times.

Jim on swim 11 banked 3 X 40's Jenny,Emily and Nobby and a 31lb stockie, Chris on swim 9 banked The Mole @ 56 lb 8 oz a slim Blondie and a late Friday stockie, Justin on swim 4 banked Stallone @ 51 lb 6 oz a slender H and yet another stockie @ 31 lb showing up he also had two lumps hook pull on him,the guys had a go on the blue lagoon cabin end in the shade during the hottest times of the day and had a couple out.

It was a pleasure meeting up with these guys and it's great they have choosen to come back next year and try to catch some more of our A Team !


13th July 2019

Family group this week Simon,Matt,Paul,Tom and Daisy,
From Swansea,Brentwood Essex Shut up and Spain.

Fishing swims 6/7,9,10 and 11, Matt,Daisy and Tom Fished the shallows Monday,Tom was back on swim 1 Thursday.

Baits being used Sticky baits Krill,homemade and some Peachy Keen boilies,our freshly cooked particles, pellet.

A lot different tacts to the norm this week no bait boats were used only our row boats were used for baiting and the placing of rigs etc

Going into the start of the week I thought it was going to be a good week coming off a rest week but I couldn't have been more wrong. The fish started spawning again midnight Monday for the fourth time, heavy spawning went on through the night into early morning destroying the lake once more.

Once we had calm the guys did manage to trip a few up William was banked by Tom on swim 1 a good move for the day down over 12 lb @ 43 lb 12 oz Big Al also down in weight was tripped up by Matt @ 37 lb Tom banked Thumbprint common on his swim and grandad Paul banked a few finishing on a well spawned out Tyla @ 46 lb 8 oz on the last night, Daisy caught the biggest mirror from the Blue Lagoon @ 24 lb, the highlight of the families days on the Blue Lagoon was Tom catching the big cat while spinning for Zander a new record for the lake @ 87 lb 4 oz what a catch !
The weather was very warm again upto the mid 30's very hot sunshine with most the week on a northerly wind finishing the week with an early morning storm

It was a pleasure looking after these guys over the week and we know how much they enjoyed the family meals at the clubhouse every night and we can't wait for their return next year.


9th July 2019

The fish started spawning again early this morning only small groups but some big girls amongst these groups,explains why it's been so quiet last couple of weeks some of the bigger fish were hanging on for a weather change and a drop in water temperature.
Well their prays were answered last night massive storm dropping 40 mm of rain has now dropped the water temperature down to 28 degrees and changed our weather from high 30s down to a more fresher 31 degrees today with a gusty north easterly blowing down the lake.
It's got to be only positives for our forthcoming groups.


6th July 2019

Very hot change over 37 degrees in the shade a wind change to south westerly after the early morning storm.

It's a well deserved rest week but we will be back next week with a group of 5 !


29th June 2019

Jonathan,Jack,Josh and Andy from Shropshire,
Fishing swims 3,5,9 and 11.
Guys are using freshly cooked particles,pellet and peachy keen boilies.

What a mission it was to get these guys on 42 degrees shade temperature boiling sunshine Saturday yet another day of this heatwave, it was that hot Andy shaved his beard off inbetween getting his rods out lol.
The weather stayed hot all week Thursday,Friday 38 degrees the pressure stayed around 1017.0 winds were from the north east changing Saturday on change over after a storm to south westerly.

It was always going to be tricky again this week with the heat of the day the fish were mainly caught early hours just before breakfast, but besides this 3 of the guys still did PB's Scar showed up again off swim 11 a PB for Josh @ 48 lb 6 oz, Jack tripped up a well spawned out Jess another PB @ 43 lb 1 oz Dad Jon banked Broken Tail twice yep twice from two different swims 5/1 another PB @ 41 lb 4 oz he also had one of the big cats on for over 20 minutes but come off through the cut while in the boat trying to control it, swim 11 fished the best swim 9 didn't produce this week the wind was blowing in the wrong direction for it  bad luck this time around for Andy who tried everything but if the fish in front of you aren't feeding you can't do anything.

It was a pleasure to have met these guys and hopefully we will see them early next year.


26th June 2019

Always sad when you lose any fish,
The Big Scale popped up yesterday after spending most off the week down in the shallows and not being caught for nearly 2 years was signs something wasn't right, after removing him from the lake close examination Inside him I found massive tumours in and around his organs.
Such a shame he never graced the bank as a 60 lb fish coming close @ 57 lb taking everything into account yesterday I reckon he would have been around 61-63 lb at the time of death.

RIP Big Scale end of a era !


22nd June 2019

Returning group Andy,Rodney,Adam,Rob,Keith and Connor from Bolton.
Fishing swims 3,4,6,7,9 and 10.
Guys are using our particle,Pellet,some peachy keen boilies.

It was written before this guys had even arrived that it was going to be a very tricky week very hard conditions to fish in extreme heatwave for most of the week temperatures in the shade upto 43.1 degrees.

Besides that we did see some named fish out on the bank scar the common best weight 51 lb,William best weight @ 55 lb 4 oz,Orangina 46 lb 4 oz and Small Tail @ 42 lb, another 40 and a few upper 30's made the week worthwhile.


21st June 2019

Well this is differently a strange year weather wise now the Carp,Roach and Bass have all started spawning again maybe they have been waiting for high pressure to come in which we now have with us with temperatures next week hitting the 40's.


8th June 2019

We are now on a two week break !
Time to get stuff done around the lake.
We are back on the week beginning Saturday the 22 nd June with a group of 6 who were with us last year.