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  • Will George 82lbs
  • Stuart Hobkirk 65lb 8 oz
  • Steve Malone 63lb 12oz
  • Rick Harris 62lb
  • Martin Quayle 61lb
  • Kevin Knowles 61lb
  • Mark Allan 60lb
  • Jamie Dunn 52lb

Weekly Fish Log for Lac Les Pins

Date 20lb 30lb 40lb 50lb 60lb 70lb 80lb Total Average Weight
Sat 31st Aug 2019 - Sat 7th Sep 2019 1 9 5 7 1 23 43lb 13oz
The cooler weather is definitely putting the fish back onto the feed. Matt, Andy, Paul, Ben, Stu and Leighton were all new anglers to Lac Les Pins and first time fishing in France. All achieved PB's (one was a team effort) with the biggest of the week being 61lb 10oz, backed up with some good 50's. Well done lads and looking forward to seeing you again next year! 23 fish landed - 61lb 10oz (Stu Burrows - PB), 59lb (Ben Hopkins - PB), 57lb (Stu Burrows), 56lb (Paul Mullen - PB), 53lb 2oz (Paul Mullen), 51lb 8oz (Matt Hopkins and Andy Breese - PB), 50lb 8oz (Paul Mullen), 50lb 8oz (Matt Hopkins), 49lb 4oz (Stu Burrows), 45lb (Ben Hopkins), 44lb 4oz Common (Leighton Coe - PB), 44lb (Matt Hopkins), 42lb (Ben Hopkins), 39lb (Ben Hopkins), 39lb (Leighton Coe), 36lb 12oz (Leighton Coe), 36lb 2oz (Leighton Coe), 36lb (Stu Burrows), 34lb 8oz (Matt Hopkins), 34lb 4oz (Leighton Coe), 32lb (Paul Mullen), 30lb 8oz Common (Matt Hopkins), 25lb 2oz (Ben Hopkins)
Date 20lb 30lb 40lb 50lb 60lb 70lb 80lb Total Average Weight
Sat 24th Aug 2019 - Sat 31st Aug 2019 1 3 6 1 1 12 43lb 7oz
The fish seemed to be back on the feed again this week with some of the big ones finally showing up for a change. A great group of regulars; Chaddy, Adam, Roy and Dylan, with Rod who is a first timer to France, who had us laughing constantly from the moment they arrived. 😀 Well done to Chaddy and Roy who achieved new PB's this year and Rod who beat his PB twice. A few lost fish resulted in 12 fish landed - 60lb (Roy Clack PB), 58lb 4oz (Craig Chadwick PB), 49lb 1oz (Craig Chadwick), 44lb x 2 (Dylan Jones), 43lb Common (Adam Clack), 42lb 1oz (Craig Chadwick), 41lb (Rod Parsall PB), 39lb (Craig Chadwick), 37lb 4oz (Adam Clack), 34lb 6oz (Adam Clack), 29lb (Rod Parsall).
Date 20lb 30lb 40lb 50lb 60lb 70lb 80lb Total Average Weight
Sat 17th Aug 2019 - Sat 24th Aug 2019 1 1 2 4 37lb 11oz
A really tough week for the lads. The conditions seemed to be perfect but the fish stayed at mid depths and just weren't getting their heads down. Well done to Josh who beat his PB twice. 4 fish landed - 45lb (Josh Page), 43lb 12oz (Josh Page), 34lb (Chris Bithell), 28lb (Reece Icely)
Date 20lb 30lb 40lb 50lb 60lb 70lb 80lb Total Average Weight
Sat 10th Aug 2019 - Sat 17th Aug 2019 1 2 4 2 9 43lb 15oz
A couple of friends on the lake this week for a social; Steve S who has been fishing several times with John in the past and Steve C. Both managed to beat their PB's for mirrors and Steve C also achieved a PB for his common. 9 fish landed - 59lb 4oz (Steve Shreenan PB), 56lb 8oz (Steve Church PB), 47lb (Steve Shreenan), 46lb 12oz (Steve Church), 43lb 4oz common (Steve Church), 43lb (Steve Shreenan), 38lb (Steve Shreenan), 34lb 8oz (Steve Church), 27lb (Steve Church)
Date 20lb 30lb 40lb 50lb 60lb 70lb 80lb Total Average Weight
Sat 3rd Aug 2019 - Sat 10th Aug 2019 2 6 3 11 44lb 9oz
2 regulars on the lake this week who have been coming to the lake for several years, and this was the third week of fishing this season for Martin and Dave. Looking forward to seeing you both again next year... 11 fish landed - 54lb (Dave Johnson), 51lb (Martin Smith), 50lb 8oz (Martin Smith), 45lb (Martin Smith), 44lb (Martin Smith), 43lb x 2 (Martin Smith), 42lb x 2 (Martin Smith), 38lb 8oz (Dave Johnson), 37lb 4oz Common (Dave Johnson)
Date 20lb 30lb 40lb 50lb 60lb 70lb 80lb Total Average Weight
Sat 27th Jul 2019 - Sat 3rd Aug 2019 3 9 1 13 42lb 6oz
First week back after 2 weeks holiday. We had planned to take 3 weeks but having received a booking request from a lake regular, how could we refuse 😀 A great start to the week with some lovely fish landed but slowed down a bit as the weather started getting hotter again. Martin Smith with exclusive use of the lake landed 13 fish - 52lb, 49lb 12oz, 49lb, 47lb, 44lb 8oz, 42lb x 3, 41lb, 40lb, 37lb, 32lb 8oz, 32lb
Date 20lb 30lb 40lb 50lb 60lb 70lb 80lb Total Average Weight
Sat 6th Jul 2019 - Sat 13th Jul 2019 3 5 1 9 42lb 10oz
And so the hot weather continued... this coupled with fish feeding on the naturals saw 9 fish landed with 3 more PB's by the 4 anglers we had on the lake. 55lb 4oz (Richard Belcher - PB), 48lb (Gary Belcher - PB), 46lb 8oz (Gary Mitchell), 43lb 8oz (Richard Belcher), 42lb 8oz (Gary Belcher), 40lb 1oz (Gary Mitchell), 37lb (Gary Mitchell), 36lb 7oz (Richard Belcher), 34lb 7oz (Robert Grattan - PB)
Date 20lb 30lb 40lb 50lb 60lb 70lb 80lb Total Average Weight
Sat 29th Jun 2019 - Sat 6th Jul 2019 2 3 6 2 13 41lb 11oz
Another challenging week for the anglers as the very hot weather continued, with a drop of only a few degrees on the previous week. 13 fish landed with 2 PB's - 59lb 4oz (Derek Baldwin - PB), 57lb (Dave Johnson), 47lb 12oz (Pops Spendelow), 46lb 12oz (Phil Spendelow), 45lb 14oz (Pops Sepndelow), 45lb 4oz (Dave Johnson), 44lb 4oz (Derek Baldwin), 43lb 14oz (Pops Spendelow), 37lb 8oz (Phil Spendelow), 32lb 14oz (Phil Spendelow), 30lb 4oz (Chris Baldwin - PB), 26lb 2oz (Chris Baldwin), 25lb (Chris Baldwin)
Date 20lb 30lb 40lb 50lb 60lb 70lb 80lb Total Average Weight
Sat 22nd Jun 2019 - Sat 29th Jun 2019 1 3 3 1 1 9 41lb 15oz
What a scorcher, reaching mid 40's with high humidity for several days last week. It was tough for the anglers; both weather and fishing wise but managed to get 3 PB's. 9 fish landed - 61lb (Rob Le Marechal PB), 58lb (Rob Hulme PB), 47lb (Chris Head PB), 44lb (Mark Lewis), 41lb (Jeff Cook), 36lb (Chris Head), 34lb (Mark Lewis), 30lb (Jeff Cook), 26lb 7oz (Rob Hulme)
Date 20lb 30lb 40lb 50lb 60lb 70lb 80lb Total Average Weight
Sat 15th Jun 2019 - Sat 22nd Jun 2019 2 7 2 11 44lb 13oz
Another week starting off with really hot weather followed by torrential rain at the end of the week. The heat has caused more fish to spawn which lasted quite a few days this time so hopefully they are all just about finished now. 4 anglers on the lake with 11 fish landed - 54lb 12oz (Steve Malone), 52lb 8oz (Steve Malone), 49lb (Paul Bailey), 47lb 12oz (Steve Malone), 46lb 8oz (Mick Pugh), 46lb (Mick Pugh), 45lb (Steve Malone), 44lb 8oz (Steve Malone), 43lb 4oz (Paul Bailey), 34lb (Mick Pugh), 30lb Common (Mick Pugh).
Date 20lb 30lb 40lb 50lb 60lb 70lb 80lb Total Average Weight
Sat 8th Jun 2019 - Sat 15th Jun 2019 2 7 12 4 25 42lb 5oz
Lovely weather at the start of week, then torrential rain again later in the week … seems to be the norm here in France at the moment :) A few lost fish but 25 landed in total with yet another 3 PB's 57lb 8oz (Andy Tsang - PB), 54lb (John Dixon - PB), 52lb 12oz (John Dixon), 50lb 2oz (Steve Pirrazzo), 48lb 2oz (Denis Friend), 48lb (Denis Friend), 47lb 4oz (Steve Pirrazzo), 46lb 8oz (Andy Tsang), 46lb (Andy Tsang), 44lb 4oz (Denis Friend), 44lb 4oz (Andy Tsang), 44lb 4oz (John Dixon), 43lb (Steve Pirrazzo), 42lb (Denis Friend), 40lb (Denis Friend), 40lb Common (Tom Ryan - PB), 39lb 12oz (Denis Friend), 39lb 4oz (Denis Friend), 38lb 12oz (John Dixon), 38lb (Steve Pirrazzo), 34lb 6oz (Denis Friend), 32lb 8oz (Denis Friend), 31lb 12oz (Denis Friend), 28lb (John Dixon), 27lb (Denis Friend
Date 20lb 30lb 40lb 50lb 60lb 70lb 80lb Total Average Weight
Sat 1st Jun 2019 - Sat 8th Jun 2019 3 15 5 1 24 45lb 11oz
The weather went from one extreme to the other last week with temperatures in the low thirties for the first few days which caused more of the big fish to spawn again, then down to 8 degrees with torrential rain midweek. A good week for the 4 anglers on the lake with 24 fish landed and yet another 3 PB's 62lb (Andy Woon PB), 57lb 2oz (George West PB), 50lb 2oz Common (George West), 50lb Common (Chris Avery PB), 50lb (George West and Andy Woon - double take), 49lb 8oz (Chris Avery), 49lb (George West), 47lb (Chris Avery), 47lb (Andy Woon), 46lb (Chris Avery), 45lb (Peter Skipworth), 45lb (George West x 3), 43lb (Chris Avery), 42lb 4oz Common (Andy Woon), 41lb (George West), 40lb 5oz (Chris Avery), 40lb 4oz (Andy Woon), 40lb (Chris Avery), 38lb (Andy Woon), 37lb x 2 (Andy Woon)
Date 20lb 30lb 40lb 50lb 60lb 70lb 80lb Total Average Weight
Sat 25th May 2019 - Sat 1st Jun 2019 3 2 4 7 16 45lb 4oz
Warm weather continued at the start of the week so a lot of the big fish still on the spawn. Cooled off a bit midweek and more fish coming out, although a couple of the anglers were only fishing during the day. Quite a few lost with 16 fish landed, and 3 new PB's achieved. 16 fish landed - 59lb (Martin Smith - PB), 58lb 4oz (Tony Holland - PB), 57lb 8oz (Tony Holland), 57lb (Steve Holland), 54lb 8oz (Steve Holland), 53lb (Steve Holland), 53lb (Darren Moore), 49lb 8oz (Owen Bruce - PB), 47lb 4oz (Steve Holland), 47lb (Tony Holland), 40lb (Steve Holland), 37lb (Tony Holland), 31lb (Steve Holland), 28lb Common (Owen Bruce), 26lb (Steve Holland), 26lb (Tony Holland)
Date 20lb 30lb 40lb 50lb 60lb 70lb 80lb Total Average Weight
Sat 18th May 2019 - Sat 25th May 2019 4 5 6 1 16 46lb 4oz
Warm weather at the start of the week, getting hotter as the week went on. The fish started spawning which slowed down the action on the lake in the last couple of days. Some new PB's set for Mick, James and Steve and an exceptional week for Shirley who had 2 new PB's with a common (51lb 4oz) and a mirror (70lb 4oz). What an inspirational lady! 16 fish landed - 70lb 4oz (Shirley Smith - PB), 58lb 2oz (Mick Jones - PB), 57lb 4oz (Steve Lilly - PB), 55lb 8oz (James Mills - PB), 51lb 4oz Common (Shirley Smith - PB), 50lb 7oz (Mick Jones), 50lb (Tony Smith), 45lb 4oz (Tony Smith), 43lb 8oz (Tony Smith), 42lb (Shirley Smith), 42lb (Tony Smith), 40lb (Tony Smith), 37lb (Shirley Smith), 34lb (Shirley Smith), 33lb (Shirley Smith), 30lb approx (not weighed - Shirley Smith)
Date 20lb 30lb 40lb 50lb 60lb 70lb 80lb Total Average Weight
Sat 11th May 2019 - Sat 18th May 2019 3 5 10 2 1 21 40lb 15oz
Challenging weather for the anglers last week. Sunny but with a biting north easterly wind meant some anglers were getting sunburnt while others were getting wind swept and wearing thermals!. 21 fish landed with a high of 60lb. Congratulations to James and Kev who set new PB's and Glenn who beat his old PB twice. Kevin Bruce 60lb (PB). James Taylor 52lb (PB). Nick Burrows 50lb 4oz, 48lb 8oz, 45lb 12oz, 40lb. Glenn Edwards 48lb (PB), 45lb 12oz, 41lb 8oz, 40lb, 39lb 12oz, 35lb 12oz, 31lb, 28lb, 26lb 14oz. Lawrence Neale 47lb. Mark Ballard 44lb, 42lb 32lb, 31lb 8oz, 29lb 7oz
Date 20lb 30lb 40lb 50lb 60lb 70lb 80lb Total Average Weight
Sat 4th May 2019 - Sat 11th May 2019 2 8 4 2 2 18 41lb 9oz
Quite wet and chilly but a good week for the guys last week with 18 fish landed and only a couple lost. Carp Company nut mix wafters seemed to be the top hook bait for the week. The fish have been coming out predominately during the day but now seeing a few more overnight. Another 3 PB’s and a high of 68lb to top things off. Mark Ross 68lb (PB), 45lb 5oz, 42lb 15oz. Paul Holland 61lb (PB), 47lb, 41lb 2oz, 39lb 15oz, 39lb 12oz, 36lb 12oz, 36lb 4oz, 34lb, 33lb 15oz, 31lb 12oz, 28lb 8oz. Bob Love 52lb. Jamie Brown 51lb 15oz (PB). Glen McLellan 33lb 7oz.
Date 20lb 30lb 40lb 50lb 60lb 70lb 80lb Total Average Weight
Sat 27th Apr 2019 - Sat 4th May 2019 1 2 13 1 17 42lb 5oz
Week commencing 27th April A good week for the anglers last week with 3 PB's. None of the big ones showed up to the party; biggest fish of the week was 54lb. The anglers were happy though with 17 fish landed, a few lost and lots of laughs. Paul Harding - 54lb (PB), 47lb 6oz, 43lb, 42lb x 2, 35lb Common, 27lb. Sid Harding - 34lb. Eddie Dawson - 49lb 12oz (PB), 43lb. Pete Donoghue - 45lb 8oz x 2. Jack Stagg - 46lb 7oz (PB), 45lb, 43lb, 43lb Common, 34lb.
Date 20lb 30lb 40lb 50lb 60lb 70lb 80lb Total Average Weight
Sat 20th Apr 2019 - Sat 27th Apr 2019 2 8 11 7 3 31 45lb 3oz
What a week! ... On Saturday/Sunday the carp started to spawn which we thought might be the start of a challenging week. However, on Sunday after temperature and pressure changes the following units showed up for the 3 anglers Joe, Mick and Gaz … 3 x 60's (1 for each angler), 7 x 50's, 11 x 40's, 8 x 30's and a couple more just under 30. The average weight for the week was 45lb 3oz. A great achievement by the guys Michael Wych - 63lb 12oz (PB), 55lb 12oz, 54lb 10oz, 51lb 10oz, 47lb 8oz, 46lb, 42lb, 34lb, 29lb 14oz. Joe Charnock - 63lb 4oz, 54lb, 53lb, 51lb 7oz, 48lb x 2, 47lb x 2, 44lb, 37lb 4oz, 37lb, 35lb, 34lb, 30lb, 29lb 8oz. Gary Shaw - 61lb 12oz (PB), 55lb 8oz, 46lb, 44lb 8oz, 43lb 8oz, 33lb x 2.
Sat 13th April 2019 - Sat 20th April 2019
Date 20lb 30lb 40lb 50lb 60lb 70lb 80lb Total Average Weight
Sat 13th Apr 2019 - Sat 20th Apr 2019 4 3 1 2 10 46lb
Only 2 anglers on the lake this week due to a cancellation. 10 fish landed and a number of lost fish. Anthony Blyth - 63lb, 50lb, 49lb 9oz, 48lb 4oz, 39lb 4oz, 34lb 6oz, 31lb. Paul Youngs - 60lb, 44lb 4oz, 38lb 4oz
Sat 6th April 2019 - Sat 13th April 2019
Date 20lb 30lb 40lb 50lb 60lb 70lb 80lb Total Average Weight
Sat 6th Apr 2019 - Sat 13th Apr 2019 2 1 1 4 43lb 6oz
Just 2 family members visiting this week for a bit of social fishing. Even still, they managed to lose 8 between them but catch these 4:- Steven Troth - 51lb 3oz, 46lb 4oz, Alan Troth - 38lb 4oz, 38lb 2oz
Date 20lb 30lb 40lb 50lb 60lb 70lb 80lb Total Average Weight
Sat 30th Mar 2019 - Sat 6th Apr 2019 1 2 1 4 51lb 8oz
Steady start for the opening week of the season. High pressure at the start of the week meaning fish showing all over the surface of the lake but not getting their heads down. Better weather as the week went on with lower pressure which pushed the fish into the deeper water. A few missed runs resulted in the following fish being landed: Dave Johnson - 50lb 14oz, Dave Johnson - 51lb 3oz, Rik Harris - 43lb 12oz, Dave Johnson - 60lb 14oz
Date 20lb 30lb 40lb 50lb 60lb 70lb 80lb Total Average Weight
Sat 26th May 2018 - Sat 2nd Jun 2018 3 9 11 4 27 41 lb
Very litte change in the weather for our new arrivals this week. The storms continued daily until Thursday, with intermittent bouts of sunshine and rain, but it did not stop great catching from the guys right from the start. Thursday saw more hours of sunshine, and by Friday - beautiful, a very pleasant end to the week. Such a run of spawning weeks has now seen some of the known carp down by up to 8/9 lb's, so add this onto already great weights caught this week. This indeterminable spate of weather is now causing the carp to start spawning yet again after it had tailed off, which is not good, but similar weather is predicted well into next week, so it could continue even longer. Some stunning specimens as usual, and a really great week guys - well done to you. 27 Carp caught totalling 1,094 lb's, and another great average weight of 41 lb...- 54lb 8oz - Barry Gibbs...- 54lb - Matt Hawkes...- 53lb - Barry Gibbs...- 51lb - Robert Biagioni...- 46lb 8oz - Robert Biagioni, 46lb - Barry Gibbs, 44lb - Ian Noyce, 44lb - Ian Noyce, 43lb - Ian Noyce, 42lb Common - Barry Gibbs, 41lb 10oz - Robert Biagioni, 41lb - Barry Gibbs, 41lb - Ian Noyce, 40lb - Matt Hawkes, 40lb - Ian Noyce...- Also - 39lb 5oz, 39lb x 3, 35lb 8oz, 35lb x 2, 33lb, 30lb...- And - 27lb x 3
Date 20lb 30lb 40lb 50lb 60lb 70lb 80lb Total Average Weight
Sat 19th May 2018 - Sat 26th May 2018 11 9 4 1 25 42 lb
3 Anglers had the whole run of the lake this week. A hot Saturday, turning to rain Sunday, and into the evening, produced some good catches from the off, with a few more smaller carp coming to the net this week Hot again Monday, then rain Tuesday, carrying through to Wednesday with Thunder and rain. Thursday was a lovely dry day, and similarly Friday followed suit. So, typical changeable weather as it has been of late, and with the carp still gathering and performing over the far corner of the lake each morning before breakfast, showed that some were in fact, still spawning. This carried on until around Wedneday/Thursday, so we really hope that this is the end of it. Baz also fished a couple of nights again this week, and added another good one to his collection. The carp's weights show that most have lost between 5 and 6 lb over this 4 week spawning period, so there could have been quite a few more 50’s and 40’s. These weights are amazing though, even with the loss. It was a really superb week for only 3 anglers - what a great haul, with a total of 25 Carp caught, totalling 1,058 lb's, and the average back up again to 42 lb. Pete Higman really smashed it, excelling with 19 of the carp caught, losing only 2, and dare I say it, one up for the ladies, with Shirley Smith catching the top weight of 60lb. Well done you guys - fabulous....- 60lb - Shirley Smith...- 56lb Common - Pete Higman...- 53lb - Pete Higman...- 52lb 8oz - Pete Higman...- 52lb - Pete Higman...- 49lb - Pete Higman, 48lb 4oz - Tony Smith, 47lb - Pete Higman, 46lb 8oz - Pete Higman, 45lb - Pete Higman, 45lb - Pete Higman, 44lb - Baz Reah, 42lb 8oz - Pete Higman, 41lb - Tony Smith...- Also - 38lb, 37lb, 36lb, 35lb 12oz, 34lb x 4, 31lb 8oz, 31lb x 2.
Date 20lb 30lb 40lb 50lb 60lb 70lb 80lb Total Average Weight
Sat 12th May 2018 - Sat 19th May 2018 6 2 1 9 51 lb
Saturday was a pleasant day for our anglers to arrive to this week, and it all seemed as if it was going to continue just like the previous week, when a few were out overnight and for the next couple of days. Then all went quiet again. Sunday started sunny, then clouded over, with rain right into Monday, which continued for the whole day. The carp were showing all over, but it seemed like they had stopped in their tracks from feeding, and unbelievably, there is still evidence of spawning going on. Tuesday - with rain continuing overnight, it was cold and very windy, but a couple more were brought to the net. The carp moved down to the far end of the lake, much to Baz’s delight, as he was on the dam, and fished around 4 days and nights with the lads. The rain and winds really killed the fishing after this, with Wednesday overcast again, producing just a few sunny spells and Thursday overcast, warm, but extremely windy, and still no carp. Even though Friday was the hottest day, this was not enough to change the carp’s intentions in time for our guys to follow on from the beginning of the week. So, the scenario is that the weather is still so changeable, and signs of spawning were continuing. Having said that, these were similar conditions to the week before when there were 38 carp caught and 17 lost, so how can you put yur finger on any one cause as to why there is such a vast difference in the amount of catches between the two weeks. A great bunch of really genuine, nice guys though, and what a crack - Baz deserved his break, and a little bit of chill out time after all his work over the Winter. Only 9 carp caught totalling 459 lbs, weights down - looking good and in superb condition, but all beauties, and just look at this average weight of 51lb. 2 PB's....- 60lb - Billy Woods...- 58lb 13oz - Pat Townsend...- 58lb 12oz - Pat Townsend...- 49lb 12oz - David Brockbank, 49lb 11oz - Tom McAnulty, 48lb 2oz - Pat Townsend, 47lb - Rik Harris, 45lb 14oz - Baz Reah, 41lb 6oz - David Brockbank.
Date 20lb 30lb 40lb 50lb 60lb 70lb 80lb Total Average Weight
Sat 5th May 2018 - Sat 12th May 2018 3 17 14 3 1 38 38 lb
A great start to this week for our anglers - and what a dramatic change of events, with 7 carp on the bank the first night, but unfortunately, a huge one lost at the net. We can not believe it, but some of the carp are still spawning, and the larger carp are circling round eating the huge clusters of spawn that they are leaving - it will be three weeks of spawning now, so hopefully it will be at an end shortly. The weather has been very changeable yet again, with cold, frosty nights, and some hot, breezy days. Sunday was very hot, but it was another good night for catches. Still some mad spawning going on Wednesday with lots of thrashing about in the Bay area. Thursday was very overcast with some rain, turning to boiling hot again on Friday. No wonder the carp are confused . A very productive week in quantity, and some extremely good weights, although the carp have lost quite a considerable amount of their weight with the long spawn. A lot of those 40's would have been 50's, and there were so many lost this week - around 17 noted as being lost, so there would have been a substantial haul - well over 50 if all these had been caught. 38 Carp were caught totalling 1,444 lb's, with a lower than our usual average weight of 38 lb, due to more 30's (which were probably 40's a week or so ago) finishing their spawn, and now going back on the munch. Well done you guys - a great week....- 60lb 8oz - Billy Raye...- 50lb 2oz - Jason Carey...- 50lb - Dan Keen...- 50lb - Reece Thomas...- 48lb - Billy Raye. 48lb - Reece Thomas, 48lb - Reece Thomas, 47lb - Billy Raye, 45lb 12oz - Jason Carey...- 44lb - Reece Thomas, 43lb 15oz - Jason Carey, 43lb 8oz - Dan Keen, 42lb 8oz Common - Billy Raye, 41lb 2oz - Billy Raye, 41lb - Jason Carey, 40lb Common - Reece Thomas, 40lb - Jason Carey, 40lb - Reece Thomas...- Also - 38lb x 3, 37lb x 2, 36lb, 35lb 4oz, 35lb, 34lb 12oz, 34lb, 33lb, 31lb 8oz, 31lb x 3, 30lb 4oz x 2....- And - 27lb, 25lb x 2.
Date 20lb 30lb 40lb 50lb 60lb 70lb 80lb Total Average Weight
Sat 28th Apr 2018 - Sat 5th May 2018 2 3 4 1 10 50lb
Changeable weather yet again affected the fishing at the start of the week, just when it was picking up nicely. We thought that the carp seemed to have stopped spawning, and although a lot of them had, and with the fact that they do not all spawn at once, there was still evidence that some of them were still at it. With three days of rain, and minuses overnight, but warming up by Thursday, there was still a very strong and chilly Easterly wind, which kept on changing directions. Good old Matey put in her first appearance of the Season, weighing in at 82lb 12oz - this time from the Quarry swim - spawned out, but still at a fantastic weight - down less than 3lbs, so it won’t take long to put that back on and some. More carp appeared later in the week, and this seems to be typical of late. Most of them seem to be moving away from their spawning ground to all areas of the lake now. 2 great PB's this week, and I think I know which one is going to be hard to beat. 10 carp totalling 502 lb's, with an astounding average weight of 50lb. A couple lost...- 82lb 12oz - Anthony Blyth...- 53lb 6oz - John Dixon...- 53lb - Anthony Blyth...- 51lb 3oz - John Dixon...- 50lb - Dave Robinson...- 47lb - Anthony Blyth, 45lb - Dave Robinson, 41lb 13oz - John Dixon...- Also - 39lb 8oz, 38lb 13oz.
Date 20lb 30lb 40lb 50lb 60lb 70lb 80lb Total Average Weight
Sat 21st Apr 2018 - Sat 28th Apr 2018 2 6 8 2 18 41 lb
After almost of week of hot, sunny weather, and with the carp furiously spawning, the weather changed again for our new anglers this week. There were sunny intervals at first, but the wind was chillingly cold and even colder through the night, with heavy rain following towards the end of the week. The carp carried on finishing their spawn, but more good lumps were lured to the net, so spawning now over. Being spawned out, the big carp weights are down by around 4/5 lb’s, so the 50’s would have been well into the 60’s. A few smaller carp getting in on the act as well this week, so seems to be picking up nicely. More changeable weather predicted though, with rain for half the week, then lots of sunshine. Not nice environmental conditions, but the guys did good with 18 carp caught totalling 729 lb’s, and the average still staying over 40 at 41lb....- 59lb...- 58lb...- 48lb Common, 48lb, 45lb, 45lb, 44lb 8oz, 44lb, 40lb Linear, 40lb...- Also, 37lb x 2, 34lb 8oz Linear, 32lb x 3...- And – 28lb 8oz, 24lb.
Date 20lb 30lb 40lb 50lb 60lb 70lb 80lb Total Average Weight
Sat 14th Apr 2018 - Sat 21st Apr 2018 2 3 1 1 7 46 lb
The reason why fishing has been so hard this week and last week. A 63lb’er was netted early on this week showing signs that she had just spawned. Lots of carp thrashing by the fence – their usual spawning ground. No rhyme or reason – the week before last, there was not a lot of sun, and water temperature was still pretty cold, with just a couple of warm days but chilly nights. We would not have thought it, but this must have sent them into spawn mode, and of course sudden weather changes at any time of year can slow or stop dead the carp's willingness to play! With the weather being so changeable, the confused carp can go into it, and then out of it again, just to start up again if it gets warmer, and it has this week – very warm - temperature up to around 35 degrees for most of the week. As the water warms up, the carp will be naturally fed. The 60 was a female, but the rest only males aiming for bait. So, not bad guys for a heavily spawning week. Weights can not be under-rated. 7 Carp caught totalling 319 lb's, with an average weight of 46 lb. Again, nothing under 35lb...- 63lb - Lee Humpleby...- 50lb 5oz - Julian Davison...- 46lb 5oz - Julian Davison, 44lb Common - Stu Hall, 44lb - Stu Hall...- Also - 36lb, 35lb.
Date 20lb 30lb 40lb 50lb 60lb 70lb 80lb Total Average Weight
Sat 7th Apr 2018 - Sat 14th Apr 2018 2 3 5 51 lb
Really hard for our anglers this week. Very strong winds on Sunday, overcast Monday and rain on Tuesday, then strong winds and rain for the rest of the week did not mode well for a big haul. Such changeable weather and pressure is still confusing the carp, and they were very few and far between this week. Only 5 caught totalling 256 lb’s, with 3 other takes lost, but the carp were fantastic though - quality over quantity, and nothing under 45lb. Average this week – 51lb....- 56lb 80z Common – Steve Thompson... 54lb 12oz – Steve Thompson... 54lb – Steve Thompson...- 46lb – Danny Stoddart, 45lb – Steve Thompson.... Set for a heatwave next week, so hoping water temperature increases enough to lure those beauties to the top.
Date 20lb 30lb 40lb 50lb 60lb 70lb 80lb Total Average Weight
Sat 31st Mar 2018 - Sat 7th Apr 2018 2 5 5 1 13 45 lb
Start of Season We welcomed our first anglers of the Season to an evening of rain, which has been continuing on and off for a number of months now, along with exceptionally low temperatures, snow and high winds. We have had it all, and the Winter seems to have gone on forever. After all this, the water temperature is still pretty low, and with the depths that our lake has, we expect it to be a couple of weeks and some sunny days, for it to reach a balance for the majority of the carp to venture higher in the water. On the first night, no carp were caught, but fish were showing all over the lake, and it was still cold overnight. By Sunday, the temperature rose to 19 degrees – a beautiful day, and every bit of sun is warming the water. Monday saw the first carp caught - a 43lb early evening. Storm Tuesday with lots more rain – and still the weather is so changeable - so nothing happening. Then, just when we thought that it was going to be a disappointingly slow start for the first week, on Wednesday, they really went for it, and the majority of the carp were caught on that day. The storm actually worked wonders, and seemed to liven things up dramatically. Friday was the hottest day - suntan weather, but this switched the carp off yet again - they are just SO picky. Well - it turned out to be a stonking week after all, – great weights – they are reacting well to Baz feeding them the new pellet over the winter, and seem to have packed it on. We want this to apply to Matey as well, because we hope to see him at 90 this year. 13 carp caught totalling 590 lb's, with a continuing fantastic average weight of 45lb.... 69lb - Joe Charnock... 59lb 8oz - Nick bourdon, 59lb - Joe Charnock, 56lb - Nick Bourdon, 53lb - Nick Bourdon, 53lb - Joe Charnock... 49lb - Nick Bourdon, 47lb - Joe Charnock, 46lb - Nick Bourdon, 44lb 4oz - Nick Bourdon, 43lb - Nick Bourdon... 34lb,30lb
Date 20lb 30lb 40lb 50lb 60lb 70lb 80lb Total Average Weight
Sat 21st Oct 2017 - Sat 28th Oct 2017 3 3 3 9 45 lb
A very mixed bunch of 6 anglers arrived to spend a week at the lake - 1 from Lincolnshire on his 3rd week with us this year, 1 from Birmingham on his 4th week with us this year, 1 newbie from Lancashire, 1 from Sheffield, and 2 from Norfolk. It was a mostly warm week, with a couple of days of rain on and off. A disappointing End of the Season after the splendid catch rate last week– we really thought it had turned around, but in keeping with many lakes at the moment, unusually warm weather persisting during the day for the time of the year, means that naturals must still be available to the carp. So – generally, it was a real struggle for our guys, although the intermittent catches produced some big lumps, unfortunately two blanked – but it did not get them down, and they all had a great time. It is really great to see so many friendships being formed at the lake. We are sorry that Matey has not graced our banks for the past couple of months, and it would have been good to see him on our last week, especially if he could have been at another record weight. He must have piled it since last being caught at the beginning of September, with his weight then being 78lb. It is typical that the weather is forecast to get a lot colder in the coming weeks, so the carp will be feeding well to take them over the Winter months. Only 9 Carp caught totalling 402 lb’s, but still amazing averages overall – this week at 45lb….- 58lb 8oz – Martin Smith…- 55lb – Martin Smith…- 53lb 13oz – Dave Johnson…- 47lb Common – Lee Hodge, 46lb – Martin Smith, 42lb – Martin Smith…- Also – 34lb 8oz, 34lb, 33lb…-
Date 20lb 30lb 40lb 50lb 60lb 70lb 80lb Total Average Weight
Sat 14th Oct 2017 - Sat 21st Oct 2017 19lb8oz 5 8 4 1 19 43 lb
5 lads from Birmingham this week for a Lake exclusive. Only two of our guys arrived on Saturday, with the other three not flying in until Tuesday evening. A very warm start with a 61lb’er the first night, then a little slow, but lots showing until the others arrived. Lots of rain and a good storm seemed to bring the catches on big time, they really seemed to be on the munch at last. Rain continued for the rest of the week, and so did the brilliant catches. It turned into a fantastic week for lumps, considering the majority of our anglers only really fished for 3 days. Well done you guys. Hopefully the same for you next year. 19 carp caught totalling 826 lb’s, with another astounding average weight of 43lb. A few lost as well….- 61lb – Richard Boyce…- 59lb 14oz – Simon Niner…- 54lb 8oz – Hadley Boyce…- 51lb 12oz – Richard Boyce…- 50lb – Peter Richards…- 49lb – Peter Richards, 45lb – Richard Boyce, 44lb 8oz – Richard Boyce, 44lb 6oz – Simon Niner, 44lb 4oz – Hadley Boyce, 44lb – Peter Richards, 43lb – Peter Richards, 41lb – Richard Boyce….- Also- 39lb, 36lb, 35lb, 34lb 4oz, 30lb..- And a spawner at 19lb 8oz.
Date 20lb 30lb 40lb 50lb 60lb 70lb 80lb Total Average Weight
Sat 7th Oct 2017 - Sat 14th Oct 2017 5 1 5 1 12 45 lb
Only 4 anglers arrived this week, two having last minute problems, so would have been six. 1 new angler from Norfolk, with 2 of our regular guys from Bristol and 1 from Devon. Weather continued much the same as previous few weeks – very warm at times during the day and extremely nippy at night. Taking the bait more this week as expected, and plenty crashing about all over, with the more generally proportioned carp being reeled in yet again, and the more insignificant doing whatever they are doing, but not getting netted. A good week generally for what our guys mainly come here for – corpulent and hefty carp. 12 carp caught totalling 543 lbs, with average remaining high at 45lb…- 62lb – Dave Matthews…- 57lb – Ian Harper…- 54lb – Ian Harper…- 52lb – Dave Matthews…- 51lb 5oz – Dave Esherwood…- 51lb – Dave Matthews, 44lb – Dave Matthew…- And – 38lb, 35lb 8oz, 35lb, 32lb x 2.
Date 20lb 30lb 40lb 50lb 60lb 70lb 80lb Total Average Weight
Sat 30th Sep 2017 - Sat 7th Oct 2017 1 2 6 2 11 42 lb
6 anglers - 2 from Norfolk, 3 from Liverpool and 1 from Sheffield, joined us this week. Rain until Tuesday afternoon with very slow fishing once again. More was happening by Wednesday when the sun appeared, and Thursday was another lovely warm day. Lots of carp were crashing about all over, but with a similar climate to the last few weeks – very warm during the day and colder at night, the water temperature has remained static. Therefore there is still plenty of bloodworm to feed on, but with it starting to be so cold at night - frost and ice the last couple of nights, the temperature of the lake should start to go down now, and the naturals will be depleted. Lots of lakes really struggling from what Baz has heard at the airport, and what some of our guys have learned on speaking to other anglers returning on their flight. Will the carp start going for the bait in time for more productivity before we close at the end of the Season in a couple of weeks? Who can predict?….We will have to wait and see. 11 carp caught totalling 466 lb’s, with an average weight of 42 lb…- 53lb 12oz – Steve McCarthy…- 53lb Common – Colin Hoose…- 47lb – Colin Hoose, 44lb 4oz – Steve McCarthy, 43lb 8oz – Steve McCarthy 43lb – Steve McCarthy 42lb 2oz – Colin Hoose, 41lb 6oz – Steve Thompson…- Also - 39lb, 34lb…- And - 25lb 4oz.
Date 20lb 30lb 40lb 50lb 60lb 70lb 80lb Total Average Weight
Sat 23rd Sep 2017 - Sat 30th Sep 2017 3 6 1 10 42 lb
6 anglers this week, two from Peterborough, two from Essex, 1 from Cornwall, and 1 from Wiltshire. A couple of days of beautiful weather to start, but extremely slow, and this carried on for the entire week. Monday brought a thunderstorm and rain, and was pretty dismal all day really, but it did bring a couple of carp to the nets. By Thursday the temperature had risen to 26 degrees, but it was absolutely no go where the carp were concerned, they were just not having any of it, so it was a bit disheartening for our guys. On Friday evening, brilliant sunshine, and we did have one hell of a hoot at the barbecue – a great evening of fantastic banter. Overnight heavy rain on Friday did produce the 50 and a 44 lb’er, so may be picking up again for next week. Most catches during the hours of darkness this week. Not a great week of productivity, but all decent sized lumps. 10 carp caught totalling 420 lb’s, with an average weight of 42 lb. 4 carp lost….- 52lb – Phil Booth…- 48lb 6oz – Phil Booth, 46lb 12oz – Paul Skipworth, 46lb 4oz – Paul Skipworth, 45lb 4oz – fish manm 44lb – Bob Bellamy 43lb – Paul Skipworth….- Also – 34lb, 30lb 6oz, 30lb.
Date 20lb 30lb 40lb 50lb 60lb 70lb 80lb Total Average Weight
Sat 16th Sep 2017 - Sat 23rd Sep 2017 2 3 4 2 11 48 lb
5 Anglers from Mersyside fished at the lake this week. Weather started rainy yet again, but got warmer by the day as the week progressed - still very nippy at night though. Another slow and demanding week, but really huge carp checking in, giving a fantastic average. All but one swim caught a 50 or a 60 lb’er, so lots of PB’s – well they came here to catch big carp, and they certainly did. Extreme quality over quantity in this case I think. 14 carp caught but 3 not weighed, so 11 carp totalling 570 lb’s, and an ever brilliant average weight of 48lb - amazing for 5 anglers….- 63lb 5oz – Danny Eaglesome…- 63lb – Rob Fearn…- 58lb – Dave Crotty…- 57lb – Ken Shipman…- 55lb 11oz – Danny Eaglesome…- 51lb – Dave Crotty…- 49lb 8oz – Ken Shipman, 48lb 8oz – Dave Crotty, 48lb 8oz – Ken Shipman…- Also - 38lb, 37lb.
Date 20lb 30lb 40lb 50lb 60lb 70lb 80lb Total Average Weight
Sat 9th Sep 2017 - Sat 16th Sep 2017 2 3 4 9 46 lb
6 anglers this week – 3 from Essex, 2 from Stoke on Trent, and 1 from Lincolnshire. A dire week compared to the last, with miserable rain all week, along with mist and cold nights. After producing 19 of the Carp last week, the usually extremely productive Bay completely switched off for a change, and unfortunately 3 anglers blanked this week, which luckily does not happen very often. Some great weights coming out from the far end, but very few and far between for our persistent anglers, who still had a great laugh along the way. Two beautiful Commons banked this week, and it is always good to see these when they appear. 9 carp caught totalling 414 lb’s, but a superb average weight of 46lb….- 59lb – Pops Spendelow…- 54lb 10oz Common – Dave Johnson…- 53lb 4oz – Phil Spendelow…- 50lb 3oz – Dave Johnson…- 47lb 11oz – Dave Johnson, 41lb Common – Dave Johnson, 41lb – Dave Johnson…- Also – 38lb, 30lb.
Date 20lb 30lb 40lb 50lb 60lb 70lb 80lb Total Average Weight
Sat 2nd Sep 2017 - Sat 9th Sep 2017 4 13 4 5 1 27 40 lb
6 Anglers this week - 2 from The Midlands, and 4 from Stafford. Slow start with it being very chilly on Saturday night, but it did bring a lovely 58lb’er to the net. On Sunday, it was warmer and sunnier, and good old Matey put in his first appearance since the end of June. He was in superb condition, and at a great weight of 78lb off No 5 swim this time. His weight has been very up and down this year, but we are happy with his weight since the spawns. Monday was again dull and overcast, foggy and cold, so Autumn is definitely settling in, but another 50+ out overnight showed that the big ones were feeding, and although production has been slow for some of our anglers, they were mostly worth the wait when they did put in an appearance. Much the same weather all week, with Matt Wilshaw top dog, landing an amazing 19 of the carp caught. A great haul with fantastic weights guys – well done. 27 carp caught totalling 1,086 lb’s, and with the weights mainly staying above 35lb, still keeping an average weight of 40lb. A few lost. …- 78lb – Steve Marsden…- 58lb 13oz – Ryan Mallon…- 56lb – Matt Wilshaw…- 52lb – Matt Wilsha…- 52lb – Steve Marsden…- 50lb – Matt Wilshaw…- 48lb – Andy Davis, 47lb 5oz – Matt Wilshaw, 43lb – Matt Wilshaw, 41lb 11oz – Ryan Mallen…- Also – 39lb x 2, 38lb 11oz, 38lb, 37lb 9oz, 35lb, 34lb x 2, 33lb, 32lb x 2, 31lb 5oz, 31lb…- And – 29lb, 28lb, 24lb x 2.
Date 20lb 30lb 40lb 50lb 60lb 70lb 80lb Total Average Weight
Sat 26th Aug 2017 - Sat 2nd Sep 2017 2 4 6 1 2 15 42 lb
Another 6 guys on the lake – 3 from Lancashire, and 3 from Wales. It is so nice to see that when there is more than one group on the lake, that the guys get on as well as these guys did. Nothing was showing on Saturday night or Sunday, and with the extremely high humidity, we were praying for some rain or a good storm. On Monday morning, two good sized commons put in an appearance, with another 40 + on Tuesday, despite temperatures going up to a blistering 42 degrees. Amazingly, it was 10 degrees less on Wednesday, with rain on and off most of the day, but the carp seemed to like it, and another 5 were banked. A dramatic change in the weather on Thursday, with the guys saying they were very cold overnight. We can-not believe how many large carp are being caught at the moment in the hottest part of the day, and still putting up a good fight. Also good to see 5 commons springing into action for a change. 16 Carp caught totalling 629 lb’s, and an average weight of just under 40lb. It is thought that around 15 were lost – disappointing, what a great haul it could have been if all the carp were like this. Anyhow, they made up for in quality chunks yet again….- 63lb – Dean Morgan…- 62lb – Dylan Jones….- 51lb 8oz – Dean Morgan…- 46lb 10oz – Keiran Vonk, 46lb 4oz – Adam Clack, 45lb – Keiran Vonk, 44lb Common – Mick Wall, 43lb Common – Craig Chadwick, 41lb 3oz – Dean Morgan…- Also – 37lb Common, 32lb x 2, 30lb…- And – 29lb Common, 26lb Common.
Date 20lb 30lb 40lb 50lb 60lb 70lb 80lb Total Average Weight
Sat 19th Aug 2017 - Sat 26th Aug 2017 4 6 11 2 23 41 lb
4 new guys from Norfolk, and one angler (whose mate had to cancel last minute) from Lancashire, joined us to fish the lake this week. A somewhat challenging time amid challenging conditions, with the very unusual weather for August starting the week cooler, to being boiling hot Monday with very high humidity until the rain started. There was a short respite when it cooled substantially overnight, and Tuesday morning - hotting up later, then up to the 32 degree mark again on Wednesday. Thus, the water temperature is also up and down. Considering that the carp will be feeding on abundant naturals as well as the bait, a great amount of good chunks were landed, and not so many smaller carp, which is fantastic considering that the larger weight carp will now be getting so much harder to catch. 23 carp totalling 940 lb’s, and another good average weight of 41lb. Quite a few lost this week, and it could well have turned it into 30. Everyone had a decent lump – well done….- 52lb – Will Cornfield…- 50lb – Mark Smith…- 49lb – Will Cornfield, 49lb – Kirk Joy, 44lb – Will Cornfield, 43lb – Mark Smith, 43lb Wayne Brides, 41lb – Wayne Brides, 41lb – Wayne Brides, 40lb 3oz – Wayne Brides, 40lb – Darren Moore, 38lb – Mark Smith…- Also – 39lb, 38lb x 3, 36lb, 32lb…- And – 29lb 8oz, 28lb 5oz, 21lb x 2.
Date 20lb 30lb 40lb 50lb 60lb 70lb 80lb Total Average Weight
Sat 12th Aug 2017 - Sat 19th Aug 2017 2 2 4 1 2 11 43 lb
6 anglers arrived at the lake from Manchester to join Simon who stayed on another week. It was really hard going for these guys this week, with very up and down temperatures, starting warmish, rising to 35 degrees on Monday, and then going down to around 19 degrees on Tuesday with heavy rain. The sun appeared again on Wednesday, accompanied by cloud on and off, and this seemed to be the pattern for the rest of the week. The larger carp are starting to show though, and these were worth waiting for in the end. A great bunch of guys enjoying their trip nonetheless. The amount of carp caught is down to 11 totalling 476 lbs, but the good weights are again keeping the average up to 43lb….- 62lb – Neil Griffin…- 60lb – Sean Larkin…- 50lb 8oz – Wayne Hogg…- 48lb – Dave Constable, 46lb – Sean Larkin, 43lb – Neil Griffin, 40lb – Sean Larkin…- Also – 38lb, 37lb…- And – 28lb 8oz, 23lb 2oz.
Date 20lb 30lb 40lb 50lb 60lb 70lb 80lb Total Average Weight
Sat 5th Aug 2017 - Sat 12th Aug 2017 2 6 6 3 17 40 lb
4 regular anglers on the lake – one of our guys – Denis from Surrey booked 3 spaces, Martin, our friend from Birmingham, has been coming since we started trading, and it was his third trip this year. Simon stepped into a space this week when someone backed out, and he is staying on next week as well along with his mates from Manchester, and then there was Mat from Warwick – who again stepped in after someone dropped out. A very slow start for our guys – quite warm, but not too hot. On Sunday and Monday, it was overcast with drizzle, and by Wednesday, it was down to 14 degrees with some rain, which brought more activity to the lake. From 36 degrees the week before, and with such a dramatic change means unstable temperatures have affected catches yet again, but some big lumps are still showing themselves, and giving the anglers an even bigger fight. Colin has had many a swipe this week, but harder fighting fish shows that they are healthy, and add to the pleasure of the catch. A great haul for 4 guys – well done all. 17 carp caught totalling 674 lb’s with the average weight going up again to 40lb. 5 lost….- 56lb – Denis Friend…- 50lb 4oz – Simon Wells…- 50lb – Denis Friend…- 49lb – Simon Wells, 47lb – Martin Smith, 47lb – Denis Friend, 41lb – Martin Smith, 40lb – Simon Wells, 40lb – Denis Friend…- Also – 38lb, 37lb x 2, 32lb, 30lb 8oz x 2…- And – 26lb, 23lb.
Date 20lb 30lb 40lb 50lb 60lb 70lb 80lb Total Average Weight
Sat 29th Jul 2017 - Sat 5th Aug 2017 6 9 11 3 29 37 lb
4 new guys from Cornwall visited us to start off the first week of the second half of our Season, and what a cracking start it was. Weather began sunny with rain later, and cloudy/rain on Sunday brought 3 out overnight including a 50. The carp kept our guys on their toes by coming out regularly, at all hours really, and even though overcast, it was extremely humid and stormy, with amazing scenes of lightning forks lighting up the sky. The temperature rose to 38 degrees again on Wednesday, so very, very hot, but not enough yet to really affect the heat of the water. It lowered by 10 degrees by Thursday, and the really large carp still seem to be lying low, but there were 40’s in abundance, and they seem to be benefitting from the new high energy pellet. They are feeding well, and putting up one hell of a fight before landing in the nets, so we should see some impact on their weights again soon. 30 carp caught totalling 1,103 lb’s, and a healthy average weight of 37lb. This is amazing for 4 anglers. Around 6 lost - a couple of really big ones. A great haul to a really nice group of guys….- 53lb 8oz – Chris Martin…- 53lb – Chris Martin…- 51lb 2oz – Phil Martin…- 49lb 11oz – Phil Martin, 45lb – Allastair Watts, 44lb – Allastair Watts, 44lb – Chris Martin, 44lb – Adam Martin, 42lb 11oz – Phil Martin, 42lb 9oz – Phil Martin, 42lb 3oz – Phil Martin, 42lb 3oz – Phil Martin, 42lb – Chris Martin, 41lb – Adam Martin Also – 38lb, 37lb, 34lb, 33lb x 3, 32lb x 2, 30lb And – 28lb 8oz, 28lb x 2, 27lb 5oz, 26lb x 2
Date 20lb 30lb 40lb 50lb 60lb 70lb 80lb Total Average Weight
Sat 1st Jul 2017 - Sat 8th Jul 2017 3 7 2 1 13 47 lb
A group of 6 anglers this week from different parts of the country - one of them on his second visit this year, and also coming back a third time later in the year. The week started off rainy, so we were hoping for some respite against all the hot weather of late, but it was not to be, the skies started brightening up and the temperatures began rising with each passing day – 33 degrees by Tuesday, and right up to the 40 degree mark again by the end of the week. Matey finally put in an appearance after a few week’s absence. His weight was down to 78lb 8oz after spawning, but we are very happy with that weight, as he has not dropped as much as some of the carp have. The smaller carp seem to be giving it a miss now, making way for the big lumps who are now starting to feed again, and hopefully gaining their lost weight. It is going to be cooler this coming week, so even better if the water temperature can go down quite a few degrees. We are now closed for 3 weeks, so rest on you carp, and get ready to do battle with those PB chasing anglers who are yet to arrive for the second half of the Season starting in August. Well done guys – still hard going with the high temperatures, but a top week for lumps. 13 carp caught totalling 614 lb’s, and the average weight shooting up again to an incredible 47lb….- 77lb 7oz – Andrew Reid…- 58lb 4oz- Bob Bellamy,…- 56lb – David Chivers…- 48lb – Gary Mitchell, 47lb 4oz – Dick Belcher, 46lb 2oz – Dick Belcher, 41lb 9oz – Gary Belcher, 41lb 4oz – Bob Bellamy, 41lb 4oz Common – Bob Bellamy, 40lb 6oz – Dick Belcher….- Also – 39lb 9oz, 39lb, 38lb.
Date 20lb 30lb 40lb 50lb 60lb 70lb 80lb Total Average Weight
Sat 24th Jun 2017 - Sat 1st Jul 2017 8 5 4 1 18 33 lb
5 anglers this week, 3 from Cambridgeshire and 2 from London. Unfortunately one of the group from Cambridgeshire had an accident, and could not make it. The weather stayed excessively hot on Saturday and Sunday, but cooled down on Sunday night, bringing the fish on slightly, with 2 x 40’s and 2 x 30’s. On Monday, there was not a sniff or a ripple, and even though there were a few interludes of rain to cool things a little, it still remained very humid. There were some catches on Tuesday night, but then it became stormy with torrential rain on Wednesday – so shopping for fishermen’s food last Wednesday at 42.5 degrees, to torrents and flooding this Wednesday, and temperatures down to 17 degrees. Such drastic changes do not suit the carp, and as some were going into spawn again towards the end of the previous week, the weights have stayed down because the fish have not started to feed as much as we would have hoped with the continued changing weather. Rain and wind continued all day Thursday right up to the end of the week. Obviously water is a lot cooler than of late, but the larger carp are still lying low, probably on naturals, giving the smaller ones a chance to spring into action. We can-not believe how many runs are being lost at the moment- catch results could be so much better. Not sure how many in total were lost, but it was a fair few. 18 Carp caught totalling 601 lb’s, with the average weight of 33lb not being seen on our lake since September 2012. This is unbelievable, as it has been well into the 40’s for the past few years now. There are more small carp in the lake than we ever thought, and they have obviously been growing by avoiding being eaten when they were just spawn. We know that these were not put in by us, because we only took the larger fish out of the stock pond to put into the main lake a couple of years ago, and these were all well into their 30's. So... it has been very hard fishing for the past few weeks. One week to go until we close and rest the lake. With the new high energy pellet, and hopefully more settled weather from August, we will see a lot more of those awesome beasts once again gracing the banks of our beautiful lake….- 54lb 5oz – Sean Backhouse…- 47lb 8oz – Gary Rosenthal, 47lb – Jeff Cook, 45lb – Jeff Cook, 40lb 7oz – Sean Backhouse, Also – 36lb x 2, 35lb, 31lb 6oz, 31lb…- And – 28lb Common, 28lb, 26lb x 2, 25lb, 24lb, 20lb x 2
Date 20lb 30lb 40lb 50lb 60lb 70lb 80lb Total Average Weight
Sat 17th Jun 2017 - Sat 24th Jun 2017 4 8 3 1 16 35 lb
We welcomed 4 new anglers lake this week from Cheshire. Baz also fished Saturday night and Sunday to make up the numbers, and as he does not get many opportunities like this, he takes them when he can. Continuing hot with a slight breeze, and temperatures rising each day to a blistering 42.5 degrees by Thursday, but going down slightly on Friday. Baz fished in the hottest place – The Med, good job he likes the heat. Even with the aerators going at full blast constantly, mostly smaller carp showing up on the banks this week, they have more energy when the water is so warm, and we can-not believe that a 60lb’er was actually caught during the hottest part of the day on Wednesday. It just goes to show that you can never really predict what carp are going to do, or when. In these exceptional temperatures, it was never going to be a brilliant week for catching, so we are really grateful for what was achieved by these guys. Everyone caught, including Baz – on Thursday night, although he did not pose for a photo, it was around 35lb. A great effort all you guys. Roll on next week for some rain cooling everything down. We are now considering using high energy pellet during these long and hot Summer months, to give our special beauties more vigour and stamina at this time. 16 carp totalling 560 lb’s, with an average weight of 35lb - the lowest average this Season. A few also lost….- 60lb 5oz – Keith Jones…- 43lb 5oz – George Smart, 42lb Common – Ben Jerram, 40lb – George Smart…- Also – 39lb 5oz, 38lb 36lb, 35lb,33lb, 31lb, 30lb x 2…- And – 29lb, 28lb, 23lb x 2.
Date 20lb 30lb 40lb 50lb 60lb 70lb 80lb Total Average Weight
Sat 10th Jun 2017 - Sat 17th Jun 2017 2 + 1-15lb 3 6 1 1 14 40 lb
6 more anglers arrived this week, 2 from Oxford, 1 from Lincolnshire, and 3 from Wales. Another very slow, frustrating, and blisteringly hot and humid week for our guys. The catches came very slowly with the start of the week being in the high 30’s, then overcast by Monday, with a few of the fish starting to come out, including the 61lb. Red hot again following this, and the lake was still as a millpond, with nothing showing, only intermittently giving respite when it had cooled down, mostly early morning or evening. A strong breeze kept our anglers a little cooler, and the aerators were working to their full capacity maintaining the oxygen levels in the lake, but the carp were obviously going where it is cooler, with only some being tempted up at certain times of the day. There were 8 runs in the last 24 hours, which hopefully means that they are going back on the munch, ready for this week to come, but with temperatures staying at high 30’s until next Saturday, and probably higher at the lake – who knows? As usual, still some good weights – well done to you guys. 14 Carp caught totalling 565 lb’s, with an average weight of 40 lb. Around 7/8 were lost, so more than were landed, were actually taking the bait…- 61lb – Mark Buttigieg…- 52lb – Steve Mallone…- 49lb – Glen Dee, 48lb 10oz – Michael Cleaver, 48lb – Mark Buttigieg, 47lb 8oz – Michael Cleaver, 45lb – Glen Dee, 41lb – Steve Mallone…- Also – 39lb 12oz, 38lb 5oz, 37lb 14oz…- And – 21lb 4oz, 21lb, 15lb.
Date 20lb 30lb 40lb 50lb 60lb 70lb 80lb Total Average Weight
Sat 3rd Jun 2017 - Sat 10th Jun 2017 1 4 3 1 9 40 lb
All regular guys visiting us this week – two from Hampshire, two from Norfolk, and two singles from Cheshire, who did not realise that they only live a couple of streets away – very small world indeed. A great bunch of guys who got on extremely well. It was raining all day when they arrived on Saturday, changing of course as it does to very hot by Sunday with not much happening, but plenty of carp showing. Monday was overcast and slow, but everyone was having a laugh. Tuesday brought rain again during the night and continued overcast on Wednesday, but although warm, the fish finally started to feed, producing four fish in one and a half hours. By Thursday, another change, this time to boiling hot, so the weather causing problems yet again with it’s neverending sharp turnaround. What a huge difference to the amazing number of carp landed last week. All in all it was quite a frustrating and exceedingly slow week for our guys, but the great company made up for the lack of carp landed. 9 carp caught totalling 360 lb’s, with the average weight still not below 40lb though. A few lost…- 52lb – Eric Chan-Pensley…- 49lb – Tony Smith, 42lb – Shirley Smith, 40lb – Tony Smith…- Also – 39lb 13oz, 39lb 12oz, 37lb 4oz Common, 34lb 14oz…- And – 25lb.
Date 20lb 30lb 40lb 50lb 60lb 70lb 80lb Total Average Weight
Sat 27th May 2017 - Sat 3rd Jun 2017 2 10 7 8 28 42 lb
All long term regulars this week - 3 from Essex, 2 from Grimsby, and 1 from Birmingham. Another sweltering hot start brought more challenges for our guys, particularly at the far end of the lake, but 2 good carp the first night was a bright start to the proceedings. The heat carried on through to a boiling hot Sunday, so inevitably the carp were not feeding much during the day, and most were caught evening or morning. Those “fishies” were playing hard to get. It became cooler and cloudier by Tuesday, with the threat of Thunderstorms predicted, and a little rain cooled the air slightly, but it was still very muggy. This produced quite a few more carp, and although still very warm on Wednesday, there was a short period of rain which measured around 20mm, and we couldn’t believe the hailstones that accompanied it - this seemed to really alter things for the rest of the week. Some stunning carp were caught with great scale formation, and a fair few late 50’s which appeared to be spawned out, so some weight lost, and 3 of them would probably have been 60 +’s. Still a lot of naturals in the water for the carp to get over the spawn on, so a great week for productivity and size – you guys have done well. 28 carp totalling 1,170 lb’s, giving us another great average weight of 42lb…- 59lb 8oz – Ian Noyce…- 59lb 8oz – again Ian Noyce…- 57lb 2oz – Harry Gibbs…- 56lb – John Trushell…- 53lb 8oz – Ian Noyce…- 53lb – John Trushell…- 52lb 12oz – Ian Noyce…- 50lb – Barry Gibbs…- 47lb 8oz – John Trushell, 46lb 8oz- Barry Gibbs, 45lb – Barry Gibbs, 44lb – John Trushell, 44lb Common – Ian Noyce, 43lb – John Trushell, 40lb – Barry Gibbs…- Also – 39lb, 38lb x 2, 37lb x 2, 36lb 8oz, 33lb, 32lb, 31lb x 2…- And – 27lb 14oz, 21lb, 17lb.
Date 20lb 30lb 40lb 50lb 60lb 70lb 80lb Total Average Weight
Sat 20th May 2017 - Sat 27th May 2017 3 4 3 2 12 40 lb
Some new lads from Essex arrived to fish the lake this week. With the spawn supposedly over, we thought this might be a good week for the carp to go on the munch again, but the guys woke to brilliant sunshine on Sunday morning with it becoming increasingly humid over the next few days. Tuesday was a little cooler, but fishing continued to be very slow. Last week’s spawn has left its mark. It didn’t counteract too badly last week, with the males still feeding, but it certainly seems to have had an impact this week. Continuing blazing hot throughout the rest of this week, the temperatures kept on rising, and reached 40 degrees by Friday. Not as many big lumps as usual, but saying that, we can-not believe the amount of carp lost this week – around 14/15 in all, some reported as very large – Matey may even have been among them, so this could very well have turned into a much more productive week if they had all been landed. Consequently, only 12 carp on the bank totalling 475lb’s, but still keeping the average weight in the 40’s, at 40lb….- 59lb – Andy Sargeant…- 55lb – Allan Tyrrell…- 49lb 14oz – Lee Sapsford, 48lb 6oz – Lee Sapsford, 42lb 8oz – Andy Sargeant, 39lb – Andy Sargeant, 38lb – Allan Tyrrell…- Also – 39lb, 38lb, 31lb 8oz, 31lb…- And – 27lb 8oz, 27lb Common, 26 ish.
Date 20lb 30lb 40lb 50lb 60lb 70lb 80lb Total Average Weight
Sat 13th May 2017 - Sat 20th May 2017 4 5 6 5 1 21 41 lb
It should have been a group of 6 lads on the lake this week, but as one could not make it, The guys asked Baz if he would like to fish with them for a couple of nights – well as you can imagine, he did not have to be asked twice. The weather started a lot warmer, reaching 35 degrees on Monday and Tuesday, but by evening you could not see over the lake for the thick mist. The heat inevitably brought the carp into spawn, and they started grouping by the aerator over the far side, taking in the benefit of added oxygen, and there was a lot of activity going on. We saw an abundance of spawn in any weed that came up with the catches, and it was noted that the carp caught were predominantly male, with some still milking. Considering the spawning, a brilliant total with huge weights yet again – a few more of the small fry, but nothing under 24lb, and 4 of our guys smashed their PB’s including Baz. Baz always has a good laugh with these lads, but so sorry you guys – Baz had the biggest fish this week in only 2 nights – ironic - (it must have been a fluke). 21 carp caught totalling 861 lb’s, and even with more smaller showing, still keeping the average weight good at 41lb. Around 6 lost, which could have boosted the total up considerably. A few more commons gracing the bank, which is good to see. A tip-top week lads….- 61lb – Baz Reah…- 59lb 8oz – David Brockbank…- 58lb – Thomas McAnulty…- 56lb 8oz – Rik Harris…- 55lb – Billy Woods…- 53lb Common – Rik Harris…- 43lb Common – David Brockbank, 43lb – Rik Harris, 42lb – David Brockbank, 41lb 8oz – Billy Woods, 40lb – Rik Harris, 40lb – Billy Woods, 39lb – David Brockbank…- Also – 39lb, 34lb, 30lb x 3…- And – 29lb Common, 27lb, 25lb, 24lb Common.
Date 20lb 30lb 40lb 50lb 60lb 70lb 80lb Total Average Weight
Sat 6th May 2017 - Sat 13th May 2017 1 1 5 7 14 47lb
6 lads from Rotherham arrived to join us this week. Another slow start as has been usual lately, with rain Saturday and Sunday , but really brightening up on Monday, and it was actually quite hot in the afternoon, but cold in the wind. Tuesday was much the same, and on Wednesday, it started sunny changing to rain in the afternoon – this seemed to spur on the larger carp to go on the munch. Typically, it all changed again overnight by bringing a particularly foul rainy Thursday. So, high and low pressures yet again consequently made it seem hard for our guys, but a few good carp were caught every day, with a very decent run of 50’s, and only two catches under 40lb, thereby giving another brilliant average weight. 5 lads caught a 50, and 1 just missed by a whisker - only a pound under, so great angling from them. Another great haul of big chunks on the bank. Next week predicted to be getting hot - 22 to 27 degrees, so another spawn maybe?? 14 Carp caught totalling 661 lb’s, and an average weight of 47 lb. Some lost…. 59lb – John White…- 56lb 8oz – Brett Jones,…- 52lb – David Bentley…- 50lb – John White…- 50lb – Martin White…- 50lb – again Martin White…- 45lb – John White, 45lb – David Bentley, 42lb – Martin White, 41lb – Leon Bentley…- Also - 39lb..- And - 28lb.

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