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Earith Lakes Fishery update 27th May


Following spawning and a couple of weeks rest fish seem to be on it. Woodpecker fished great with 12 fish out during the week up to 42lb. Richard Morris started the ball rolling dropping in to the Boat swim for a 24hr session and catching 5 up to 29-06, all at close range. Mark Laurence fished the Point catching 3 up to 33-12.Lee Clifford caught a 28 Common from the Tree and David Murphy had a 30 Mirror from the Boat. Lee Salisbury caught Prince at a spawned out 42-06 plus 33-02 and 24 from Andy's while Giles Chester had 28-08 and 32 from the Point.
The Trout Lake also produced a few fish with Chris Florian leading the way with 3 Inc. a 29-02 Mirror from swim 11. Matt David had a 18-08 from swim 7 and Lee Rayner had 5 from swim 2


Earith Lakes Fisheries update 17th April

A great week on the lakes with plenty of fish seeing the bank. Woodpecker saw 14 fish caught during the week with several multi fish catches, Jess had 5 from the point at 40-12, 38-08, 35-14, 27-12 and 21-4. Andy Bryanton managed four from the Tree swim at 17, 20-08, 22-12 and 34-02 an original Mirror which last saw the bank on 30-4-14. John Harrison had a 22-01 from the Social, Rob Lemon caught a 27 Common from Mosi and Paul Pitcher had a 30-4 Common from the Plates. Graham Canham had a 15 and 20 from Andys and Jonny had an 18 also from the Point

The Trout lake syndicate managed 11 fish with the Rayner brothers accounting for most of them, Lee fished peg 4 catching 4 at 15-04, 15-06, 16-01 and 17-04 , Craig  also caught 4 from peg 14 at 20-14, 18-02, 18-03, 16-06. Other fish went to Dan at 14-08 from peg 4, and John Davey at 22-03 and 16-01


Earith Lakes Fishery update

Woodpecker
Plenty of fish showing all over the lake with most being concentrated along the middle bar. There have been plenty of fish out over the last week of so including 3 of the bigun’s, Andy Bryanton started the ball rolling catching Patricia at an impressive 47lb. The nest day Neil Owczarkowski netted BB at 41-14 plus two smaller ones having caught a 29 and 31 a few days before. Alfie Thorpe then caught Bailey at 39-08 from the point, with another 2 possibly 3 fish around this weight who knows when the next will be out. Other fish caught include a 30-08 Common to Matt Linsted and 31-07 Mirror to Vinny.

Trout Lake
Again plenty of fish seeing the bank this week. Colin Horsepool had a brilliant catch bagging 10 over his 4 day session including a 35-08 Common, 20, 21, 22 & 24 Mirrors from peg 10. Lee Rayner selected to fish peg 12 catching a 31-12 Mirror (pic) plus others 18-01, 18 and 17-02. Other fish going to Dan and Craig


Woodpecker syndicate report Q1 2016 

We are now 3 months into the season on Woodpecker and time is flying past so I thought I would give you a quick update of what’s been happening so far this year. Available tickets sold out almost immediately with weekday members taking the few 7 day tickets that became available and the open weekday tickets being filled from the waiting list. 

 

There have been a few more of you fishing this winter which I think is good for both fish and anglers alike, a bit of bait going in through the colder periods helps keep the fish feeding and additional anglers means more spots are fished hence the fish move around the lake more. It’s paid off as well with an exceptional number of big fish caught inc. 13 x 30lb catches and 5 x 40lb catches over the winter period with the lake record broken twice. Nobby has started the season well notching up 11 catches already proving his winter persistence pays off. Overall there have been 72 fish caught during 2016 which is 15 fish up over the same period last year with a good number of the fish coming out at their best ever weight, probably a sign of the late winter and extended feeding period. A couple of notable catches went to Graham Canham catching 7 fish in a session to over 30lb from the tree and Pat Cronin who bagged a 33, 36 and 43 within 24hrs from the point. It’s good to see a good number of the new members on the bank with quite a few of you catching already. 

 

Please remember if you want a scanner or life jacket to call at the shop on arrival (if you are going to be late or arrive early in the morning then call and I can leave one out for you), if there are a number of anglers already on the lake there is a good chance that there are a few scanners out, new members please note that anglers are very will to scan, help weigh and take pictures for you so don’t be shy of asking. Should anybody catch a fish with bad sore or cut please retain in sling and let me know so I can treat, obviously as the weather warms up (late May / June onwards) the time retained must be reduced significantly

 

2016 Season –April statistics:

Largest fish caught (since 2011): 43-04 BB caught by Pat on 9-4-16

Largest fish this season: 43-04 (BB)

Largest Fish this report: as above

Fish Caught: 64 this quarter: 64 in total this season (Feb to Feb)

Fish caught over 40lb (this quarter): 4

Fish caught 35lb – 40lb (quarter): 3

Fish caught 30lb – 35lb (quarter): 10

Fish caught 25lb – 30lb (quarter): 18


Fish of the month 2016

Jan 42-02

Feb 41-04

March 41-15

April 43-04

 

43lb 3oz "BB" 10/04/201643lb 3oz "BB" 10/04/2016








 

Woodpecker 2015 summary

 

 

First of all a big thanks to everybody who has supported us this year, the syndicate was full and the waiting list has grown out of all proportions. For existing members we hope you have had an enjoyable season for those on the waiting list sorry but there is limited space, however I am working on a plan to resolve the issue over the next few years, more about that in the future. Fishing has been challenging at times especially following spawning which seemed to last for a good 2 months this year, however those that adapted their fishing reaped the benefits with over 230 fish caught this season so far. Fish are continuing to grow just last week we had a 41-10 and 42-04 on the bank and the biggest fish each month has been over 35lb for 9 months of the year. With growth they are inevitably getting wiser; the 15 or so self breed commons are getting towards 20lb now and are starting to get caught more often. I am also planning on draining the stock pond in the new year (if we get some cold weather to kill the weed off) and hope to get 10+ 20lb fish to refresh Woodpecker.

 

We currently have 114 fish tagged; there are probably an additional 10 to 15 untagged fish. The lake record stands at 42-04 (Mirror) with four fish going over the 40lb barrier (Patricia, BB, Baily and Prince). There are 26 fish over 30lb including 9 over 35lb and the 4 40’s. Lake record Common is 34-10 Buster.

 

We now understand which members are renewing and will be going through the waiting list in the New Year to fill the few spaces available, most of which are weekday only tickets as the current weekday anglers have first choice on 7 day tickets as they become available. This process will apply for 2016 so the best way of getting a full 7 day ticket will be by taking a weekday ticket for the first year. I also plan to have a number of winter tickets this year.

 

2016 Membership prices 

 

Full ticket £550

Weekday only ticket £450

 

I am changing the weekday only ticket times this year to allow members to arrive Sunday so times will be sun 15:00 to Fri 11:00.

 

I have had several discussions over the year regarding the use of bait boats, both for and against. There is no doubt that bait boats make the lake smaller which when busy (Fri. evenings) is not good. However I think the most anglers we had in 2015 was 9 so with 14 swims it should not cause a major issue. I am going to continue to allow the use of bait boats but ask users to be responsible and only fish in the designated swim areas (see lake notice board). I will review again for 2017 season.

 

We have seen an increase in line breakages / snap offs this year, if this does happen please inform me so I can try and retrieve or use the boats available to try and find them yourself. NEVER pull for a break, either use the boat or ask for help. 

 

We thank all existing anglers and hope you agree with us that we have a friendly relaxed fishery which I will strive to maintain. I enjoy your company and thank you for fishing responsibly.

 

We hope you have a good Christmas and catch loads in 2016

 

 

May 2015 - Carp Report – Feeding freely

After a slow start to the year both in terms of weather and fish movement things are starting to look up. With the increased daylight levels the fish’s natural clock has started to kick in and they are feeding all over the lake with far more fish seeing the bank. Fish are moving out of the ‘safe’ areas with the majority being caught in open water encouraging anglers to try different areas with a good deal of success. This month has seen 15 30lb plus catches with 4 fish going over 35lb including Patricia at just over 40lb, well done peter who also had Commons of 31-08 and 32-05. Other notable catches went to Rob Young with BB at 39-14 and Gary Madison with a 36lb Mirror

The lake was closed during the last week of May as the fish were spawning; Woodpecker re-opens on Monday 8th June.

2015 Season –May statistics:

Largest fish caught (since 2011): 40lb 3oz Mirror (Baily) caught on 12-3-15

Largest fish this season: 40lb 3oz Mirror (Baily)

Largest Fish this report: 40lb 1oz Patricia caught on 10-5-15

Fish Caught: 34 this month: 98 in total this season (Feb to Feb)

Fish tagged: 114 of which 76 are originals (there are still a number of un-chipped fish)

Fish caught over 40lb (this month): 1

Fish caught 35lb – 40lb (this month): 3

Fish caught 30lb – 35lb (this month): 11

Fish caught 25lb – 30lb (this month): 9

Fish of the month 2015

Jan 39-00

Feb 34-06

March 40-03

April 38-13

May 40-01

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April 2015 - Carp Report – Starting to feed

Congratulation to Nobby for banking a 39lb Mirror during January one of 4 winter fish to be caught between the 3 or 4 anglers who fished. With a new season and full syndicate a few anglers fished during February at the high of the winter conditions and experienced as expected a relatively hard time. Rob had a fantastic start as one of the new boys banking Jake an original Mirror at 34-06 as well as a 26-09 Mirror, Graham also had a 26lb Mirror one of three fish caught between 25lb and 30lb during the month. Most anglers started fishing in earnest during March, however unlike last year they faced a harder time with few fish shows and tricky conditions. In total there were 17 fish banked including a 40lber called Baily to Keith, a 32-08 to Nobby and a further 4 between 25-30lb, a much slower start to the season than last year.

April has fished a lot better with a good number of anglers getting off the mark. Rob has gone from strength to strength banking 30 fish by the end of the month including 4 over 35lb and a further 3 over 30lb, not bad for 3 months fishing in ‘winter’ conditions. Additional highlights include Mirrors to Ian of 38lb & 31lb, Graham at 30-12 and Dan at 31lb

2015 Season –April statistics:

Largest fish caught (since 2011): 40lb 2oz Mirror (Baily) caught on 12-3-15

Largest fish this season: as above

Largest Fish this report: 38.13 Rob

Fish Caught: this month: in total this season (Feb to Feb)

Fish tagged: 114 of which 76 are originals (there are still a number of un-chipped fish)

Fish caught over 40lb (this month): 0

Fish caught 35lb – 40lb (this month): 5

Fish caught 30lb – 35lb (this month): 9

Fish caught 25lb – 30lb (this month): 6

Fish of the month 2015

Jan 39-00

Feb 34-06

March 40-03

April 38-13

38lb 13oz Mirror 14/04/201538lb 13oz Mirror 14/04/2015








December 2014 - Carp Report – Having a rest

The title gives a clue to what’s been happening this month. With winter setting in, Xmas on its way and the shooting season in mid flow most anglers have swapped the banks for other activities leaving only a hardened few angling. With an average of 1 nights fishing per week it’s inevitably that the fish have gone off the feed and shut down for winter. As I write this the forecast is on the tele showing a rising temp overnight to double figures, southwest wind and mild rain however Alex is out and I’m in the warm looking after Jake hay ho!!!! So in summary two fish have seen the bank to date, a mid double common (self breed) to Nobby and a plump Mirror of just over 20lb to Barry. Well persevered boys.

The 2013 season was exceptional in terms of fish on the bank and growth rates, however this season (2014) has surpassed all expectation. We managed our first 40lber early on and went on to catch 3 different fish over 39lb through the season. The lake now holds 22 different fish over 30lb with 9 going over 35lb, I forecast 4 different 40’s for 2015.

We are starting to understand membership renewals and will shortly be coming out to weekday members offering any 7 day tickets that come available, I won’t know the full availability until Feb (unless people let me know their intensions early). Any remaining 7 day and available weekday only tickets will then be offered to the waiting list.

Rather than show the normal stats list which has not changed much since last month’s report (available on website) I have detailed the largest catch of the month over the 2014 season. I look forward to fishing with you during 2015 see you all soon.

Jan ...

Feb 38lb 3 oz Martin

March 36lb 8oz Barry 

April 40lb 2oz Nobby

May 39lb 2oz Stuart

June 33lb 10oz Martin

July 34lb 14oz Eric

August 37lb Pat

September 38lb 6oz Mick

October 39lb 10oz Pat

November 38lb 2oz Keith

December 13lb 10oz Nobby


October  2014 - Carp Report – The weight goes on

The Carp have defiantly got their heads down and are feeding hard. We have seen some excellent catches and weight gains this month with several PB’s broken. This is the time of year which sets your expectations on next year weights and I don’t think we are going to be disappointed with 5 fish being caught during the month over 37lb (2 of these went 39lb+). With a couple of the larger fish yet to make an autumn appearance there could still be a surprise for somebody. Weed has practically gone with only a few clumps hanging around on the lake bed, which will break down during November. Fish have obviously been making the most of the weed dying off with easy pickings on the naturals. Last year fishing became hard during this period however this does not seem to be the case this year which I suspect is down to the increased level of angling through the month (compared to last year) and the continued supply of boilies spread throughout the lake.

There have been good numbers of multiple catches including some of the biguns over the whole lake. The snags has produced a lot of fish this month, however it seems to be the swim of choice and so you would expect it to produce more simply through the amount of angling attention. Having said this it is also obviously a good holding area. Other good areas include the deep water from the back bank and the boat swim.

For those of you looking for some stats we have caught 3 times more fish this year than over the same period in 2013 with 30 carp seeing the bank. The best weight for the month has increased by almost 4lb to 39.10 when compare to last year with the average weight of all fish caught through the month increasing by 5lb (this is also a fair comparison of the weight gain for most of the larger Mirrors). Congratulations to Pat, Graham, Jonny and Ian who all broke their UK PB’s during the month, great angling boys. There have also been some amazing multiple catching including Nobby’s 39.04 Mirror, 31.06 Common 29.12 Common, 29.12 Mirror, 27.10 Mirror, 22.08 Linear followed later in the week with a 7 fish catch including 3 * 30’s up to 38lb 8oz Mirror. Pat and Graham both managed a brace of 30’s (Pat 37.08 Mirror and 31lb Common and Graham 38.08, 35.02 and 24lb Mirror’s).  Special congratulations to Julie and Lee on the birth of their son, which Lee managed to celebrate on his first visit following the birth with a 32.02 Common

2014 Season –Sept statistics:

Largest fish caught (since 2011): 40lb 2oz Mirror caught on 21-4-14

Largest fish this season: as above

Largest Fish this report: 39.10 Pat

Fish Caught: 30 this month: 278 in total this season (Feb to Feb)

Fish tagged: 112 of which 74 are originals (there are still a number of untagged fish)

Fish caught over 40lb (this month): 0

Fish caught 35lb – 40lb (this month): 9

Fish caught 30lb – 35lb (this month): 4

Fish caught 25lb – 30lb (this month): 7

 

September 2014 - Carp Report - Back to Pre Spawning weights

Fine weather, high pressures and little rain; on paper would suggest weren’t ideal conditions for fishing, however the fish have not read the rules with a lot (three times more than the same period last year) of fish seeing the bank this month and many with excellent weight gains and condition. The fish are packing the weight on with several of the bigger ones reaching their pre spawning weights already. The average weight gain over the last few months has been 1.5 lb a month. Water temperature remains at about 17 deg throughout the month and weed has significantly reduced with only small thick areas left in a few swims. 

We fished Andy’s memorial match at the beginning of the month which was hard going with only two fish seeing the bank. Graham won the match catching a new UK PB at 37lb 2oz. The match raised over £400 which has been donated to the families chosen cancer charity, thanks to all who donated. 

The number of fish caught this month has been significantly more than the same time last year with the average weight increasing considerably. Looking at the long term forecasts we could have two more months of growing ahead of us so expect some exceptional weights next year. Some of the big catches this month include 38.06 Mirror for Mick; 37.02 Mirror for Graham; 36.04 Mirror & 32.08 Common for Steve; 33.06 Mirror for Peter; 33.05 original Mirror & 30.15 Common for Simon. We have also seen two previously uncaught fish, a 31.04 Common landed by Nobby and 30.04 for Eric, well done guys great angling.

2014 Season –Sept statistics:

Largest fish caught (since 2011): 40lb 2oz Mirror caught on 21-4-14

Largest fish this season: as above

Largest Fish this report: 38lb 6oz

Fish Caught: 45 this month: 248 in total this season (Feb to Feb)

Fish tagged: 112 of which 74 are originals (there are still a number of untagged fish)

Fish caught over 40lb (this month): 0

Fish caught 35lb – 40lb (this month): 3

Fish caught 30lb – 35lb (this month): 6

Fish caught 25lb – 30lb (this month): 14


August 2014 - Carp Report 

Fishing has picked up through the month with wet weather and several unseasonal ‘lows’ helping to provide ideal conditions for the fish to feed.  As the water temperature started to drop feeding habits of the fish changed with more being caught throughout the day. Also as the water temperature dropped so did the weed, staring to drop to the bottom of the lake forming thick clumps prior to breaking up and dying off. Coinciding with this the number of fish slipping the hook on the way in has increased. Towards the end of the month it was obvious that the weed had thinned out considerably.

The number of fish caught this month has been significantly more than the same time last year with the average weight increasing considerably; A great sign and with the fish ready to start packing the weight back on after spawning over the next couple of months we should be in for some impressive weights.  Fish have been caught all over the lake for the majority of the month with most anglers selecting to fish in about 5 to 7 feet of water with pop-ups on the edge of a weed bed, however during the last week it was evident that more fish were being caught by the snags on the non fishing bank. Those that realised this and could get in the swim had some impressive catches. One being Dan’s catch of 5 fish between 3 and 5 in the morning. As usual PCF baits, in particular Coco Fruit, has been doing the business accounting for a large percentage of fish.

Well done to Pat for catching Patricia at 37lb (significantly up in weight from this time last year) will she do 40lb by the end of the year? Other good catches include Barry’s 33.12 Mirror and low 30’s to Ian, Pat, Roy and Steve.

The weekend see’s us holding Andy’s memorial match meaning the lake is closed to anybody not taking part. We are collecting money for Andy’s family’s chosen cancer charity, if anybody not participating would like to donate please contact me. There is still space available if anybody has any last minute change of plans.

2014 Season –August statistics:

Largest fish caught (since 2011): 40lb 2oz Mirror caught on 21-4-14

Largest fish this season: as above

Largest Fish this report: 37lb

Fish Caught: 36 this month: 211 in total this season (Feb to Feb)

Fish tagged: 111 of which 73 are originals (there are still a number of untagged fish)

Fish caught over 40lb (this month): 0

Fish caught 35lb – 40lb (this month): 1

Fish caught 30lb – 35lb (this month): 6

Fish caught 25lb – 30lb (this month): 10

37lb 24/08/201437lb 24/08/2014


 

 

 

 

 

 

July 2014 - Carp Report  

Fishing has been predictable for the time of year, very hot and humid days with high pressure and the fish are cruising on or near the surface. A lot can be seen in the centre of the lake and up and down the bar. With conditions like this the favourable time has been night and early morning with Point 3, the Boat and Andy’s doing particularly well. When a low comes over often associated with a new wind the carp are on it and many more are caught. The weather has been such that this has been happening about once a week which normally coincided near or on the weekend so Thursday night and weekend anglers had some good sport.

It is pleasing to see the fish putting weight back on following the very heavy spawning this year. A couple have regained 3lb+ already. Most signs of spawning have healed up and no casualties have been found so touch wood it was a successful spawn.

Best results have been very close to thick weed beds usually in 5 to 7 ft of water. Anglers staying more than the night have reaped rewards from heavy baiting and fishing the same spot for the period. Fish eventually come on although it has often been the second day or longer when they are caught. Eric had another good session with 5 fish with three going 30lb+, including a previously uncaught Common at 30lb 4oz and a 34lb 14oz Mirror which was the largest of the month. Captain Harle seems to be into a 30lb on every visit at the moment with two going over 33lb. Well done guys and keep it up

Andy’s Memorial match (in memory of Any Amory) will be held over the weekend of 5-6-7th August. There are a couple of spaces left so please let me know ASAP if you are interested. We will be starting at 7pm on Friday 5th August and finishing at 10:00 on Sunday 7th. A £20 donation from each angler will be going to a cancer charity sponsored by Andy’s family. Let’s see if we can pull out more than we did last year which shouldn’t be too hard. The lake will obviously be closed over this weekend for those not participating.

2014 Season –July statistics:

Largest fish caught (since 2011): 40lb 2oz Mirror caught on 21-4-14

Largest fish this season: as above

Largest Fish this report: 34lb 14oz

Fish Caught: 27 this month: 166 in total this season (Feb to Feb)

Fish tagged: 111 of which 73 are originals (there are still a number of untagged fish)

Fish caught over 40lb (this month):0

Fish caught 35lb – 40lb (this month):0

Fish caught 30lb – 35lb (this month):10

Fish caught 25lb – 30lb (this month): 4








June 2014 - Carp Report 

Following a 3 week closure for spawning anglers returned to the banks with usual thoughts going through their minds; will the fish have spawned, will they be on the munch, what weights will they be! Following a few captures the answers were obvious; Most had spawned and it was obviously a good season as they were significantly down it weight from that we had seen in April and May. There were a few signs of spawning which were treated and will heal over the month. 

The fish have been a bit moody however generally there have been a good number of fish caught this month including several 30lb+ fish. Fish will spend the next few months grazing the weed beds and other natural feeding spots slowly gaining weight and condition prior to a proper feeding spell in the autumn. It is over the next few months when we will get an insight to potential weight gains for the rest of the season. With the weed starting to show anglers need to change their fishing styles to accommodate these new opportunities. Lightly fixed drop off rigs fished in clear spots in the weed or existing gravel feeding areas will reward results. Fish are now being regularly seen cruising the main bar with several being tricked on there each week. Well done to Lee for catching a previously uncaught (since we have been here) Common at just over 26lb.

Last year we held a weekend match in memory of Andy one of our original members, anybody interested in a similar match this year (dates permitting please let me know).

2014 Season –June statistics:

Largest fish caught (since 2011): 40lb 2oz Mirror caught on 21-4-14

Largest fish this season: as above

Largest Fish this report: 33lb 10oz

Fish Caught: 36 this month: 139 in total this season (Feb to Feb)

Fish tagged: 110 of which 72 are originals (there are still a number of untagged fish)

Fish caught over 40lb (this month): 0

Fish caught 35lb – 40lb (this month): 0

Fish caught 30lb – 35lb (this month): 6

Fish caught 25lb – 30lb (this month): 10

33lb 8oz 14/06/201433lb 8oz 14/06/2014








May 2014 - Carp Report – Spawning

May continued where April left off with a good number of 30++ fish seeing the bank and this despite closing for spawning from the 17th onwards. I appreciate your understanding regarding the closure and hope the fish have benefited from the lack of angling over the past 3 weeks. I also thank those of you who came out to help on the work party, for those that could not make it I hope you notice the difference. Well done to Jonny for braking his PB again with a mint condition 39lb Mirror, what’s next Jonny?

May has seen 31 fish caught with 10 of these over the 30lb barrier, 3 went over 35lb. Simon continued his run of big fish with the largest this month at 39lb 2oz well done mate. Since spawning fish have been showing far less however those that have been seen are generally spread across the lake. Weed is coming up but not as bad as it has been in previous years with many clear spot /areas still around. If it does become congested we will rake the worst affected swims to ensure you have drops and can land fish safely.

Last year the fish had reached pre spawning weights by September and then continued feeding heavily to reach the weights we have seen this year. If this year follows that pattern there will be some truly exceptional weights next year. We passed that magical weight with a pre spawned fish at the end of last month; I predict next year there could be a number of fish permanently there.

Last year we held a weekend match in memory of Andy one of our original members, anybody interested in a similar match this year (dates permitting please let me know).

2014 Season –May (1st to 16th) statistics:

Largest fish caught (since 2011): 40lb 2oz Mirror caught on 21-4-14

Largest fish this season: as above

Largest Fish this report: 39lb 2oz to Simon

Fish Caught: 31 this month: 103 in total this season (Feb to Feb)

Fish tagged: 110 of which 71 are originals (there are still a number of untagged fish)

Fish caught over 40lb (this month): 0

Fish caught 35lb – 40lb (this month): 3

Fish caught 30lb – 35lb (this month): 7

Fish caught 25lb – 30lb (this month): 8

39lb 11/5/201439lb 11/5/2014

39lb 2oz "Patricia" 05/05/1439lb 2oz "Patricia" 05/05/14








April 2014 - Carp Report Massive growth rates and exceptional catches

This month has seen some fantastic fishing on Earith Lakes with many large fish seeing the bank. Congratulations to Nobby for catching our first 40lb Mirror and 30lb leather in the same month; Great fishing especially when you consider the Leather has only been out twice and Nobby has had it both times. It’s now known as Nobby’s Leather. Another notable catch goes to Eric who had a morning of a lifetime with 3 35lb plus fish in a 6 hour period, he topped this off with a further two fish one 29lb 8oz and the other 19lb.

April has seen an unprecedented number of large fish being caught with 23 coming out over the 30lb barrier, 12 of these went over 35lb. Three anglers have caught 30lb braces with a number of PB’s being broken. Fish are actively moving around the lake and on warmer days can be seen cruising just under the surface. They are regularly showing over the bar or deep water just off the bar with early morning and evening usually the best time to see them boshing out.

A mild winter has given the fly life a kick start with massive hatches being seen on warmer days where fish can be clearly seen feeding. I suspect the naturals have been present in greater than normal numbers over the winter period giving the carp the opportunity to keep munching over the colder months; This would account for some of the weight growths we have witnessed which has applied to the older fish as well as the new younger ones. 

Banks are starting to green up with trees in leaf and reeds starting to grow. I have finished digging the last two swims and will get some shingle to dress once they have bedded in. I will also finish the path and dress the swims in Mosi when the ground dries out a little more. The lake is still clear with water temperature creeping up to 15 deg towards the end of the month. 

The lake will be closed for spawning from Tue 27th May to Tue 10th June. These dates may change to align to spawning, please look out for further correspondence.

2014 Season –April statistics:

Largest fish caught (since 2011): 40lb 2oz Mirror caught on 21-4-14

Largest fish this season: as above

Largest Fish this report: as above

Fish Caught: 46 this month: 72 in total this season (Feb to Feb)

Fish tagged: 110 of which 71 are originals (there are still a number of untagged fish)

Fish caught over 40lb (this month): 1

Fish caught 35lb – 40lb (this month): 12

Fish caught 30lb – 35lb (this month): 10

Fish caught 25lb – 30lb (this month): 4

37lb 1oz Mirror 30/04/1437lb 1oz Mirror 30/04/14








March 2014 - Carp Report

Fish started to show during the first week of the month with a few finding the bank. As expected for this time of year the best method was to fish for a single bite with minimal bait or better still a regular feed of 20 or 30 boliies two or three times over the week prior to fishing.  There have been some nice fish out this month including two over 36lb. The first weekend of the month was quiet busy with 8 of you turning out on the Friday night. The rest of the month has seen an average of 4 to 5 anglers at the weekend and the usual 3 or 4 during the week.

The fish have done really well over the autumn / winter period with everyone that has been caught so far this year coming out at its best ever weight. Chipping the fish and supplying anglers with scanners means we get an accurate record of catches, fish growth and general well being of the fish. The warm summer and autumn last year help to provide a massive supply of naturals which in turn provided plenty of food for the fish to munch on. The down side of this for anglers is that if insufficient bait goes in or there are not many people regularly fishing the fish can start to turn off boilies as a food source. They will simply follow the predominant food supply and with a choice of shrimp, snail, swan mussel, tiger mussel, massive nymph blooms and plenty of fry they have got FAT.

The water is currently crystal clear with visibility to the bottom in 10ft of water, there are small patches of weed but most of it is hugging the bottom maybe a foot long in places. Water temperature came up to 10 deg by the end of the month which will start more fish grubbing around and hopefully mean a good months fishing through April. 

22 fish were caught this month including 4 x 30’s 4 x (25lb–30lb), 9 x (20lb-25lb).  I have put a temporary path up the causeway so you can get your barrows up without bogging down in the mud. Mosi is drying now and ok to fish.

2014 Season – March statistics:

Largest fish caught (since 2011): 38lb 3oz Mirror caught on 26-2-2014

Largest fish this season: as above

Largest Fish this report: Barry had Scar at 36lb 8oz

Fish Caught: 22 this month: 26 in total this season

Fish tagged: 109 of which 71 are originals (there are still a number of untagged fish)

Fish caught over 30lb (this month): 4

Fish caught over 25lb (this month): 4

36lb 8oz Scar36lb 8oz Scar

36lb 2oz36lb 2oz

31lb 10oz31lb 10oz








February 2014 - Carp Report

Most of you stopped fishing last Oct / Nov in readiness for the shooting season, as a result the fish effectively switched off boilies and moved on to a more natural diet. With one angler fishing over the winter period fishing was very hard; however they are now starting to move around and are getting back on the bait. With a little bait fed regularly on specific spots the fish have started to find the bank with some exceptional growth rates being achieved. Last year we saw exceptional growth rates with a number of fish putting on 15lb in 18 months, early results this year show that these growth rates may again be possible with two large fish showing growth rates of 7lb and 5lb over the same time last year.

The water is currently crystal clear with visibility to the bottom in 10ft of water, there are small patches of weed but most of it is hugging the bottom maybe a foot long in places. Water temperature went down to about 5deg this winter which is relatively warm and as a consequence buzzers and nymphs are starting to hatch. Large black buzzers are visible on the causeway most warm days and small nymph cases have been seen on the lake. This and the longer daylight hours means the fish will start becoming more active.

4 fish were caught this month including 2 x 30 and 2 at 17lb with the biggest going 38lb 3oz.  What will the weight be if she comes out mid may? I have constructed a number of new swims which I need to top off as soon as the back fill has settled. Two new swims need completing however all existing swims are fishable albeit a little muddy in places.

2014 Season – Feb statistics:

Largest fish caught (since 2011): Martin 38lb 3oz Mirror caught on 26-2-2014

Largest fish this season: as above

Largest Fish this report: Martin 38lb 3oz Mirror

Fish Caught: 4 this month: 4 in total this season

Top rod this season: n/a

Fish tagged: 105 of which 71 are originals (there are still a number of untagged fish)

Fish caught over 30lb (this month): 2

Fish caught over 25lb (this month): 2


November Carp Report - 2013 summary

Restricting  membership numbers over the last couple of years has created a non pressured environment with the majority of fish putting on good weight gains over this period. At least 3 fish have put on 13lb over the last 18 months, a significant growth rate. There are another 6 fish which I anticipate will reach 30lb by spring 2014. However the amount of bait going in was insufficient to keep carp off the abundant levels of naturals available which in turn made fishing harder during the second part of the season. 

We have had 29 30lb+ fish out this year (inc repeats) with at least one being caught every month from March to October, in addition to this there has been a further 60 fish caught between 25lb – 30lb. Best fish during 2013 season so far are 34lb 10oz Common and 35lb 14oz Mirror 

ELF Stocking policy continues with a further 8 fish added during the last month between 17lb and 29lb. Fish have been moved from an onsite stock pond where they have been growing on for the last 2 years. A further 60 fish remain in the stock pond and will be moved in the future as their weight reaches approximately 20lb. 

Year Fish Size

2011 10 21lb to 29lb pus 3 at 12lb

2012 13 12lb to 17lb most now over 20lb

2013 8 16lb to 29lb

Anticipated 2014 10 18lb to 25lb

Bank work continues over the winter the winter period while the lake is quieter. We are in the process of completing platforms on all point swims allowing anglers to bivvy up whilst leaving sufficient room for others to pass behind their bivvies without disturbing them. Two new swims have been created one on the spotting platform and one next to the willow on the lawn. A path is being laid past the tree swim to the two end swims (mosi), with Platforms being provided on both these swims. In addition general tree cutting / pruning will take place to assist casting, setup etc. If anybody has further suggestions please let me know.

I intend to increase the number of tickets available for 2014 as this years Friday average anglers (busiest period) was around 5 with exception of about a month during May (busiest 10). Other periods inc rest of the weekend had very low occupancy so there is plenty of room for the additional tickets. Full week (7 day tickets) will be available to all existing members if required. We will be contacting all existing members during the month to identify approx numbers for next year. Renewals need to be completed before Jan 12th to secure a place for the 2014 season. New memberships will be offered to the waiting list during January 2014 ready for the start of the season. If you know anybody wanting to join please encourage them to contact me asap as the waiting list is starting to grow fast.

35lb 14oz Mirror35lb 14oz Mirror

34lb 10oz Common34lb 10oz Common








October 2013 Carp Report

Fishing has slowed down this month mainly due to the lack of anglers on the bank. Fish are occasionally showing normally at first light. The deep channel and tree line seem to be holding the fish. With the colder weather coming on, weed dying back and crystal clear water now is the time to steal a big one with its winter colours on. The fish turn a deep mahogany brown this time of year. Bottom baits or short link pop-up’s are the method of the month.

10 fish were caught this month including 1 x 30 and 2 x (25lb – 30lb). Well done to Steve for catching scar at 35lb 14oz she has done 5lb this year, at this rate she is going to be over 40lb soon. I am going to start working on some swims over the winter months so please bear with me. 

8 additional fish moved to the stock pond to the main lake of which the largest was 29lb. I will move a few more in the New Year and anticipate at least another 5 over 20lb (up to 25lb+ with any luck)

2013 Season – Sept statistics:

Largest fish caught (since taking over mid 2011): Steve 35lb 14oz Mirror (Scar) 15-10-2013

Largest fish this season: Steve 35lb 14oz

Largest Fish this report: Steve 35lb 14oz

Fish Caught: 10 this month: 215 in total 

Top rod this season: Peter 35 fish

Fish tagged: 104 of which 71 are originals (there are still a number of untagged fish)

Fish caught over 30lb (this month): 1

Fish caught over 25lb (this month): 2

35lb 14oz Mirror 19/10/201335lb 14oz Mirror 19/10/2013








September 2013 Carp Report

Fishing has been tricky this month with fish seemingly on the naturals. The majority of fish caught are coming out at their best ever weight which is obviously an excellent sign for the future however they are hard to catch. Anglers are persisting with conventional boilie fishing, however a switch to corn and other more natural bait may be worth a go. Weed is going down quickly with no evidence of it on the surface and larger clear areas appearing on the lake bed. With the weather cooling and evening drawing in will the fish suddenly switch on? Those on the bank are going to find out.

16 fish saw the bank this month including 3 x 30’s and 5 x (25lb – 30lb). Well done to Duncan for catching a 34lb 10oz mint condition Common. Also to John for his 31lb 2oz Mirror and Pat for his 31lb Mirror.

2013 Season – Sept statistics:

Largest fish caught (since taking over mid 2011): Dan with a Common at 34lb 10oz 2013

Largest fish this season: Duncan 34lb 10oz

Largest Fish this report: Duncan 34lb 10oz

Fish Caught: 16 this month: 205 in total 

Top rod this season: Peter 35 fish

Fish tagged: 99 of which 71 are originals

Fish caught over 30lb (this month): 3

Fish caught over 25lb (this month): 5


August 2013 Carp Report

With spawning finally over those of you who hoped the fish would get on the munch were disappointed as August was a particularly hard month, not helped by the consistent heat. The weed was at its worst (which was not as bad as last year and did not present any major problems for getting fish in) and during the month started to break off with the help of some of you who helped me clear a few swims with the aid of a purpose built rake and the tractor.

Fish numbers slowed right down this month partly due to fewer anglers but also the fish were jut not having it, still you managed to catch 12 carp including 1 x 30’s and 3 x (25lb-30lb). Well done to Pat for pulling out scar at 32lb 2oz, it’s good to see it is piling on the weight after spawning and a good sign for the future as it is only a young fish and I am sure it won’t be long before it pushes 40! 

2013 Season - Aug statistics:

Largest fish caught (since taking over mid 2011): Graham with a Common at 34lb 8oz 2012

Largest fish this season: Ian 34lb 2oz

Largest Fish this report: Pat 32lb 2oz

Fish Caught: 13 this month: 189 in total 

Top rod this season: Peter 33 fish

Fish tagged: 96 of which 71 are originals

Fish caught over 30lb (this month): 1

Fish caught over 25lb (this month): 3


July 2013 Carp Report

Fish continue to spawn early most mornings (4:00 – 5:00) and sometimes during the afternoons on hot days. This is affecting fishing with the carp being pre-occupied cruising on or very near the surface often in the weed. The majority of caught fish are putting weight back on after spawning. Weed is starting to show meaning you have to pick your spots carefully (normally holes on the edge of a weed bed) and make sure you drop your leads. Two boats are on the lake one each side so if you do get weeded use these rather than pulling for a break and risking damage to the fish

Fish numbers have slowed down this month due to spawning however you still managed to catch 29 carp which considering the number of anglers fishing has reduced significantly (ave 4 over a weekend) is not bad. Several of you are averaging over 1 fish per visit throughout the year.  The tally for the month was 29 fish caught including 2 x 30’s, 9 x (25lb-30lb) and 6 x (20lb and 25lb). Well done to Ryan who got his first 30 from the lake this month. 

2013 Season - July statistics:

Largest fish caught (since taking over mid 2011): Graham with a Common at 34lb 8oz 2012

Largest fish this season: Ian 34lb 2oz

Largest Fish this report: Ryan 30lb 8oz

Fish Caught: 29 this month: 181 in total

Top rod this season: Peter 31 fish

Fish tagged: 96 of which 71 are originals

Fish caught over 30lb (this month): 2

Fish caught over 25lb (this month): 9

30lb 8oz Mirror July30lb 8oz Mirror July







June 2013 Carp Report

Fish are now actively feeding all over the lake, and in bright still conditions will be found very near the surface. Carp spawned during the first week of the month so will hopefully soon be back on the food and looking to put on a bit of weight. Margin spots are starting to produce fish so have a good feel around your swims and don’t ignore the clear marginal spots. Weed is now starting to become visible on the top of the water, some of this is loose weed; however it is getting caught on growing weed just under the surface. To my knowledge this is not causing a major problem and fish are being guided through the weed quite easily, however I will make sure there are boats on the water in case of being weeded up. Please use these rather than pull for a break and potentially leave a fish snagged or rigs loose in the water. Make sure your leads are loose and eject upon a bite and you will land the fish easier.

Fish numbers are slightly down on last month but up on April. The tally for the month was 36 fish caught including 3 x 30’s, 11 x (25lb-30lb) and 12 x (20lb and 25lb). These numbers also include 1 previously uncaught (since we purchased the fishery) common. Well done to Ian, and Peter who both managed to catch a 30 this month. 

2013 Season - May statistics:

Largest fish caught (since taking over mid 2011): Graham with a Common at 34lb 8oz 2012

Largest fish this season: Ian 34lb 4oz

Largest Fish this report: Ian 34lb 4oz

Fish Caught: 36 this month: 147 in total

Top rod this season: Peter 26 fish

Fish tagged: 96 of which 71 are originals

Fish caught over 30lb: 3

Fish caught over 25lb: 11

Ian's 34lb 4oz CommonIan's 34lb 4oz Common

 






 

May 2013 Carp Report

Fish have progressively moved out from the tree line as the month has progressed. Weather has slowly improved and hence water temperature increased ending up at 18deg by the end of the month with the carp showing signs of getting ready to spawn. Weed is starting to appear being approx 2 ft over most of the lake (higher in places and still lots of clear gravel spots to find) although it is not yet effecting fishing. It has been evident that fish have been feeding over larger areas of bait throughout the month, whether it be pellet, boilies or chops and also that the margins are starting to produce more fish.

There has been a good number of fish caught this month with some exceptional catches for some of you. The tally for the month was 52 fish caught including 8 x 30’s, 14 x (25lb-30lb) and 15 x (20lb and 25lb). These numbers also include 5 previously uncaught (since we purchased the fishery) fish including an albino Grass Carp at 19lb 9oz and four commons to 23lb 2oz. Well done to Peter and John who both managed to catch a brace of 30’s in a session. Johns were both Commons at 31lb 12oz and 33lb 7oz while Peters were mirrors to 33lb 13oz

2013 Season - May statistics:

Largest fish caught (since taking over mid 2011): Graham with a Common at 34lb 8oz 2012

Largest fish this season: Peter 33lb 13oz

Largest Fish this report: Peter 33lb 13oz

Fish Caught: 52 this month: 111 in total

Top rod this season: John 18 fish

Fish tagged: 95 of which 70 are originals

Fish caught over 30lb: 8

Fish caught over 25lb: 14


April Carp Report

Fish are starting to wake up and feed, responding to larger quantities of free offerings with the result that multiple catches are becoming more common. Fish are starting to move with on a new wind and are being caught all over the lake; however the hedge row is still popular with most. Water temperature has increased from 3deg to about 14deg making things more comfortable for the fish and encouraging the naturals to develop and start hatching. It has been evident at times that the carp are feeding on large hatches of buzzers and sedge.

There have been 32 fish caught this month including 8 x 30’s, 8 x (25lb-30lb) and 10 x (20lb and 25lb). Included in these numbers are two previously uncaught Commons at 30lb 12oz and 21lb 11oz both with curtains attached. Well done to Mick for a brace of 31lb+ Mirrors on his first session and Duncan who caught a 31lb 6oz Mirror also on his first session. Great angling guys.

2013 Season - April statistics:

Largest fish caught (since taking over mid 2011): Graham with a Common at 34lb 8oz 2012

Largest fish this season: John 31lb 12oz Mirror

Largest Fish this report: John 31lb 12oz Mirror

Fish Caught: 32 this month: 59 in total

Top rod this season: John and Marcus both with 12

Fish tagged: 90 of which 65 are originals

Fish caught over 30lb: 8

Fish caught over 25lb: 8

31lb 6oz Mirror 20/4/1331lb 6oz Mirror 20/4/13

30lb Common 6/4/1330lb Common 6/4/13

22lb Mirror 17/4/1322lb Mirror 17/4/13

31lb 5oz Mirror 18/4/1331lb 5oz Mirror 18/4/13

 












 


March Carp Report

You could be excused for thinking you were fishing in deepest winter when you should have been on a sunny spring bank side with fish freely moving around and actively feeding. How different could it be with all fish being caught tight to the footpath bank and no signs of them moving. Water temperature fell to 2.5deg and the lake continued to freeze throughout the month. However despite the poor conditions you managed to catch 27 fish during the month including 3 x 30’s, 8  x (25lb-30lb) and 8 x (20lb and 25lb). Well done to Nobby for his 30lb Common, Steve for his 31lb 6oz Common and John for his 31lb 12oz Mirror. We also had a previously uncaught Leather of 26lb 4oz. Looking at the 2013 catch weights I am pleased that 77% of all fish caught have come out at their best ever weight, a good sign for the future. The weather is now looking up so let’s see what we can do in April.

2013 Season (to March) statistics:

Largest fish caught (since taking over mid 2011): Graham with a Common at 34lb 8oz 2012

Largest fish this season: John 31lb 12oz Mirror

Largest Fish this report: John 31lb 12oz Mirror

Fish Caught: 27 this month: 28 in total

Top rod this season: John with 7

Fish tagged: 89 of which 63 are originals

Fish caught over 30lb: 2

Fish caught over 25lb: 8

30lb Common 2/3/1330lb Common 2/3/13

 31lb 12oz Mirror 15/3/1331lb 12oz Mirror 15/3/1326lb 4oz Leather 2/3/1326lb 4oz Leather 2/3/13







February Carp Report

With the weather so bad not many of you ventured down to the banks. Water temperatures were still very low (5.5) and with the lake freezing overnight the fish were hard to find. John managed to temp a pretty looking mirror at 20lb 10oz on the 20th of the month. The fish came out at it best weight having put on 4lb 5oz since being stocked 11 months prior. This is hopefully a good sign that the fish have had a good winter and we will see some healthy growth rates this year. 

2013 Season statistics:

Largest fish caught since taking over: Graham with a Common at 34lb 8oz 2012

Largest fish this season: John Phelps 20lb 10oz Mirror

Largest Fish this report: John Phelps 20lb 10oz Mirror

Fish Caught: 1 this month: 1 in total

Top rod this season: Nigel John 1

Fish tagged: 89 of which 63 are originals

Fish caught over 30lb: 0

Fish caught over 25lb: 1

 

1st fish of the season1st fish of the season

 


 

 

 

 


October Carp Report

Fishing has defiantly slowed down during the month. There has been plenty of rain dumped into the lake increasing water levels and reducing temperature. Temperature has changed from approx 13 deg to about 7deg by the end of the month. Having said this there have been a number of fish on the bank during the month including Scar at 31lb 4oz, well done Ian. For those of you who did not catch this fish earlier in the year apparently the scar on his head has totally disappeared so I guess in the future there will be a few queries regarding its name.

Statistics:

Largest fish: Graham with a Common at 34lb 8oz

Largest Fish this report: 31lb 4oz Mirror (Scar) caught by Ian

Fish Caught: 12 this month: 236 in total

Top rod this season: Nigel 58 fish followed by Ian with 37 and Pat with 31

Fish tagged: 88 of which 62 are originals

Fish caught over 30lb: 12

Fish caught over 25lb: 69

Scar at 31lb 4oz caught during October 2012

ScarScar








September Carp Report

With the weather slowly heading towards autumn water temperatures are starting to cool which should mean the fish start thinking of feeding up for the winter. At this time of year females will start producing eggs albeit they will be very small and undeveloped, which they carry all winter. Eggs will start developing during November, this and additional feeding will push weights on ready for the more dormant periods of early New Year. Fishing was good during September with multiple fish catches the norm assuming you hit the right spots (majority of fish were caught on the tree line or just off it in the wind ripple). Heavy rain towards the end of the month cooled the water and slowed the fishing for a week.

Statistics:

Largest fish: Graham with a Common at 34lb 8oz (only time out)

Largest Fish this report: 30lb 10oz Mirror:

Fish Caught: 20 this month: 233 in total

Top rod this season: Nigel 51 fish followed by Ian with 34 and Pat with 30

Fish tagged: 87 of which 61 are originals 

Fish caught over 30lb: 11

Fish caught over 25lb: 63

 

August Carp Report

Hot weather, summer holidays, weed, bugs why bother going fishing. Its true fishing has been harder on blazing hot days however things are looking to improve: the weed is slowly going down (hardly a problem by the end of the month), overcast days have produced good sport and the bugs well they are just there! 

For those of you who have ventured out the fish have been showing and you get the choice of swims. Margins have been the focus area, with surface fishing providing an additional option. Well done to Nigel who caught a 31lb 12oz original Common close in to the reeds on the point.

A few stats for you:

Largest fish: Graham with a Common at 34lb 8oz (only time out)

Largest Fish this report: 30lb 12oz Common: Nigel 

Fish Caught: 10 this month: 213 in total

Top rod this season: Nigel 41 fish followed by Ian with 33 and Pat with 28

Fish tagged: 85 of which 59 are originals

Fish caught over 30lb: 10

Fish caught over 25lb: 63

 

July Carp Report

There have been fewer anglers visiting the water during July, however the fish have been feeding for those of you who have braved the weather. Margin fishing is now bringing rewards with many fish being hooked just a few meters from the bank.

Weed is causing a problem if fishing out into the middle lake with several of the old spots now unavailable to fish, please ensure you are aware where the boat is and do not pull to break if your fish get snagged. I am here to assist any at time if you are on your own. 

Thanks to those of you who have been up during the week to clear areas, the hard work has paid off with some good catches.

A few stats for you:

Largest fish: Graham with a Common at 34lb 8oz previously uncaught

Largest Fish this report: 30lb Mirror

Fish Caught: 24 this month: 202 in total

Top rod this season: Nigel 38 fish followed by Ian with 31

Fish tagged: 85 of which 59 are originals

Fish caught over 30lb: 9

Fish caught over 25lb: 56


June Carp Report

With summer upon us albeit a wet one, and more humid days and nights with the carp have moved to higher water, often seen cruising the surface and sunbathing in the weed. These conditions bring opportunities for different methods of fishing, with surface baits and the margin fishing bringing rewards. Phil and Tom have been evening regulars catching to on each trip so give it a go.

Fish have been seeing the bank although they do seem to be smaller ones. You managed to catch 34 carp, a good result seeing as the number of anglers at the lake has dropped considerably (guess the bad weather has something to do with this). Best fish fell to Graham with a 29lb 8oz (Jake) existing mirror.

Weed is now causing a problem if fishing out into the lake, please ensure you are aware where the boat is and do not pull to break if your fish get snagged. I am here to assist any at time if you are on your own. I will get the second boat refurbished soon.

A few stats for you:

Largest fish: Graham with a Common at 34lb 8oz previously uncaught

Largest Fish this report: 29lb 8oz Mirror

Fish Caught: 34 this month: 186 in total

Top rod this season: Nigel 32 fish followed by Ian with 23

Fish tagged: 85 of which 59 are originals

Fish caught over 30lb: 8

Fish caught over 25lb: 52

 

May Carp Report

May has slowed a little from previous months as I think we all expected. We caught 36 fish this month with 4 30’s seeing the bank. Well done to Graham catching a previously uncaught (since we took over) Common at 34lb 8oz. We also had a uncaught mirror at 32lb 4oz coincidently caught at exactly the same time as Grahams fish. 

We saw some good sport leading up to spawning with fish getting their noses down and higher weights being reported on a number of fish. Spawning started about 21st May with most activity over by the time you arrived for the weekends fishing. The fish seem to be feeding again and will hopefully start putting the weight back on in the near future.

The warmer weather has brought on the weed growth which is now visible over a few areas of the lake. So far this is not causing a problem, however I have a second boat for the Carp lake which I will attempt to get ready this month in case you do start getting weeded up. We will be able to have a boat on both sides of the lake.

A few stats for you:

Largest fish: Graham with a Common at 34lb 8oz previously uncaught

Largest Fish this report: 34lb 8oz Common

Fish Caught: 36 this month: 152 in total

Top rod this season: Nigel 28 fish followed by Ian and Pat both with 20

Fish tagged: 83 of which 54 are originals

Fish caught over 30lb: 8

Fish caught over 25lb: 49


April Carp Report

April has been an extremely productive time for most of you with 63 fish being caught to 32lb (Pat - Common from point 2 swim ) since 1st April (6 weekends); An average of over 10 fish per week. Conditions have changed over the last 3 weeks with lots of rain (I estimate the lake has risen about 8 inches this year) and colder North and Easterly winds lowering the water temperature and affecting the fishing in a negative way. From my readings the temperature has dropped from about 15 to 11 deg. Temperatures will steadily increase over the next few months leading to spawning and I hope we will see some good weights on the bank. I will monitor fish activity through the spawning period and if it’s obvious that a large percentage of fish are spawning at the same period may close the lake for a week to assist fish welfare. For those of you with withdrawal symptoms maybe we can have a work party and tart up some of the swims, clear snags etc.

Oh and yes for those of you who have not heard I have caught my first fish of the year!

A few stats for you:

Largest fish: Pat with a Common at 32lb 2oz previously caught by Ian at 31lb 8oz

Largest Fish this report: 32lb 2oz Common

Fish Caught: 63 this report period: 117 in total

Top rod this season: Nigel 25 fish

Fish tagged: 78 of which 49 are originals

Fish caught over 30lb: 4

Fish caught over 25lb: 35


Great start to the season

A new season and a new lake. Members have been fishing for the last 5 weeks with the carp showing on each occasion. Introduction of new stock over the winter seems to have changed the feeding habits for the better with over 60 fish having been caught to date. More pleasing is the fact that over half the fish are existing stock.

Fish have been coming out from all over the lake, look for deeper holes during the night and more shallow areas during higher temperature days. Nigel seems to be leading the charts this year with 20 fish over two visits, close behind him is Ian (as no they are not Tench). So far we have had 20 fish over 25lb with 3 being reported over 30lb long may it continue.

We have two syndicates running this year weekend and weekday, with a maximum of 15 members on each. There are currently 3 vacancies on the weekend and several on the weekday syndicate so please inform anybody who may be interested. Please let us know if you wish to fish outside the designated time, this can be arranged as long as the lake is not too busy.

Tight lines

 

25lb Common25lb Common

Resident Carp taking the bait!

New member Tom hooked the first of our resident carp this season with a great 25lb Common.





Congratulations to Ian...

It had been a long time coming but Ian finally gets his bottle of champayne after catching 29lb Mirror "Scar"

1st weekend back and 3 catches

With the coldest of the winter weather behind us, the last weekend of February brought the first of the 'die hard' Carp anglers back to Earith Lakes following the end of the shooting season. An encouraging start to the new season with Saturday evening producing 3 carp:

11lb Mirror, 23lb Mirror and a 29lb Mirror 


29lb Mirror 25/02/201229lb Mirror 25/02/201223lb Mirror 23/02/201223lb Mirror 23/02/2012







Netting

Recent netting of the soon to be new Pleasure Lake saw 7 double figured Mirror and Common carp from 10lb to 14lb. These have been tagged and released into the Carp syndicate lake. 

 


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