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   Old Thread  #693 3 Feb 2019 at 9.59pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I fished fox, throwing stick and 2 or 3 rods onto a big baited area worked well for me and my mate in an open water swims if you dont wanna use a spod
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   Old Thread  #692 20 Jan 2019 at 5.57pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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No, like I said I've never fished atilla
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   Old Thread  #691 20 Jan 2019 at 4.50pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Good luck mate ive got a while yet

Keep me updated fella
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   Old Thread  #690 19 Jan 2019 at 12.41pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Any more info on attila Im out there in April
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   Old Thread  #689 11 Dec 2018 at 10.40pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Not sure on that one, but on wild boar it killed it when I used a spod. Using single boat loads was the way to go. Every time we used a spod that spot would dry up for a couple of days. With the boat I had a couple of runs before I'd even got the boat back to the bank. I'd be wary of pellets, the crays in there can be horrendous, and apparently the one we fished was the one with least crays in.
I'd say 20kg of boilie would be plenty, and is take another 20 of particle too. Take a load of it dry and prep it there if needed.
They do hire bait boats out if you want one
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   Old Thread  #688 11 Dec 2018 at 7.48pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thanks ip
Im thinking about taking 20kg boilies
Plus some particles and pellets with me will that be enough ??
Don't have a bait boat so I'll be spoding do they react to spods ?
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   Old Thread  #687 9 Dec 2018 at 4.43pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I spoke to some lads who were on atilla while I was there this summer, and they were fishing exactly as you would over here other than using hard hook baits. They were doing quite well considering it was the middle of the heatwave and knocking towards 40 degrees some days. Steve the bailiff did advise me to use mainline bait while I was out there as that's what they sell, but I used my own rolled baits and had more on the lake I was on than the other 5 on there combined so don't think all that expensive, low grade gear is necessary
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   Old Thread  #686 9 Dec 2018 at 4.26pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thanks fella got a while to wait but the more info i can get the better i am prepared
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   Old Thread  #685 9 Dec 2018 at 3.08pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Haven't fished atilla myself, but the complex sees all sorts of baits so take whatever you are confident with. Lots of crays on the complex so make sure you take plenty of hardened baits, and mesh too. I'd avoid too many pellets but cause of the crays too. Bit of particle is worth taking
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   Old Thread  #684 5 Dec 2018 at 3.21pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Im fishing attilla in march 2020 yes i know its way way off lol but has anyone fished it any tips
First time abroad
How much bait
What bait
Lake info ect

Thanks guys
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   Old Thread  #683 9 Oct 2018 at 5.11am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Nice one
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   Old Thread  #682 8 Oct 2018 at 8.47pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Good luck lads.... I managed to sneak out a 44lb and 30lb mirror losing a much better fish as well

Not too shabby for 4 days in NNE winds

Tight lines
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   Old Thread  #681 5 Oct 2018 at 5.05am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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17th
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   Old Thread  #680 4 Oct 2018 at 8.01pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Going 8th
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   Old Thread  #679 4 Oct 2018 at 4.55am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I'm down mid Nov again, might see you down there.
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   Old Thread  #678 3 Oct 2018 at 9.32pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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On heron second week of November done well last year same week not a lot of help to those struggling, if it is slow stay up they show at night and move if you can.
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   Old Thread  #677 1 Oct 2018 at 1.57pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Funny old place Heron, can be very moody. Shame its rammed.

Like Fox, the carp do react to disturbance and will find the more quieter areas.
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   Old Thread  #676 1 Oct 2018 at 1.37pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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All solid here mate nothing free really.

Very slow across whole lake nothing out


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   Old Thread  #675 1 Oct 2018 at 5.13am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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There is a gulley and a couple of bars that run from about 3 rod lengths off the Island back towards the point at 19 that are worth finding.

Edit: Is there many on and if not, what pegs are still available?
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   Old Thread  #674 1 Oct 2018 at 0.20am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Nobody???

Ok here now.....blanking royally as per usual on Heron. My mate Lee has had a grassie from 9 44lb but now all quiet.
Tips for swim 8 would be hugely appreciated.


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   Old Thread  #673 13 Sept 2018 at 10.35am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Ditto.....also off too Heron end of the month

Come on lads spill the beans on any hints or tips please.




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   Old Thread  #672 24 Aug 2018 at 8.04am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Im going over to fish Heron in a couple of weeks time, any ideas as to how its fishing?

Are there any specific areas the fish hold up in at this time of year?
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   Old Thread  #671 5 Aug 2018 at 2.34pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Strangely quiet here this week, only about 15-20 people on the whole complex. Kingfisher and frog have nobody on at all
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   Old Thread  #670 30 Jul 2018 at 4.39pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Going friday
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   Old Thread  #669 30 Jul 2018 at 3.54pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Anyone been lately??
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   Old Thread  #668 20 May 2018 at 9.47pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Whilst I don't have anything to do with the complex other than the occasional catch up call and annual visit anymore, I can categorically state that there are NO fish movements between the lakes on the complex..
The lakes are being stocked with a handful of fish from the other lakes belonging to the family in the area. The same way that the complex was originally stocked in the beginning!

With regards to Dave, give the man a chance. He came in with less than a week's notice to open the season on time for Seb (and that included moving country in that time too)!

He's a bloody nice bloke with a great track record at another well known complex in France, he just needs to find his feet ffs.. After doing the same job for a few years I can tell you it took me 2 solid winters (8 months) of walking the site with a marker rod, pen and paper to do the original maps to aid everyone visiting and even then there was no guarantee they'd be correct once the weed came up!

I'm also certain that once he's got his daily workload into some semblance of order, he'll make a start on clearing the waters one by one. I'm here now and I've seen both he and his Mrs walking about with a bin liner on more than one occasion.

As for Attila not being a 'runs' water, you may be correct in the true definition but it offers a far better chance of a 20+ fish week than the others on site, so by Abbey standards it is. None of these lakes are to be considered bagging waters, that is half the appeal to most of their repeat anglers. The rewards ARE there if you approach the lakes correctly though.... As will be the failures if the weather is off, the fish have just had a feeding spell and/or they took a bit of a hiding the week before, I'm afraid. I'm fishing my bits off at the mo. I'm as keen as I've been for years, I've got every conceivable gadget (plus some 5yr old maps) and the blokes in my swim have rinsed it dry for the previous 2 weeks, Dave had 8 the night before I arrived, yet even with all the tools at my disposal, I've struggled to reach the heady heights of 4 and a loss in 48hrs. Despite the fact I've got nearly every fish in the lake held up between myself and the peg opposite (who's blanking)

C'est la vie....
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   Old Thread  #667 16 May 2018 at 7.37am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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To be fair the website does say from 8am? Think the bailiff is new too as when I booked last year to go this year his name was Steve, its now a guy called dave so that would explain why he wasn't overly clued up as yet and also why you were told mail nearer the time. Litter etc isnt on though, hopefully they have a clear up before we go later this year. Weren't any toilets other than the main block last time I went so that's an improvement
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   Old Thread  #666 16 May 2018 at 1.35am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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hi guys
so I thought I would give a bit of info on abbey lakes and its with mixed feelings I wright this as abbey regulars will be im sure disappointed but feel people should at least know a little more than whats being said/told.
well weve been to the complex on a few occasions now and fished all the lakes on the complex bar frog lake and caught fish from all that weve fished. we have really enjoyed previous occasions but after our last trip there this year it will sadly be our last time to the complex.
we decided we would fish attilla this time around and I opted to try find out some info which was tricky as there doesn't seem to be too much on the lake, I emailed abbey which I had done before on previous occasions and had received great info and feedback, but this time round I was told "email closer to the time"(may 2018), so I did this and was told "yeah theyre coming out all over", that was it, not really very helpful but hey ho.
so off we headed, now I also want to add that a few weeks ago abbey put a facebook post up about "not bothering to get to the lake before 10am as that's when you can start" or something along them lines (buckets or gear in the swims or something), well this isn't true, the office opens at 8am and once you've signed in you can then go to the lake, there were a lot of new guys who even asked the bailiff about the time thing to which he replied you've signed in now so now you can go fish. now come 10am when other people start turning up imagine there disappointment at the guys who have turned up early and got on early, these poor buggers are be palmed off in swims out the way or away from the fish as the early lot were let on, its a bit naughty really, so abbey need to put things right there its either 10am for everyone or 8am for everyone.
now on atilla you really see that they don't care as much about this lake and the smaller less known lakes other than fox and heron. fox and heron are clearly there main draw for the complex both lakes hold enormous fish but its like the other lakes are not bothered with now, for example fox and heron are littered in toilets for the punters whilst atilla's 1 toilet is still shared on the heron lake side but is miles away from all the other swims on there, if your in peg 9 on atilla then good luck, the back of wildboar doesn't have one either, fishing atilla peg 9 is full of poo in the bushes. also the swims are filthy on atilla, I filled up a bin liner of rubbish I collected in my peg in 30 mins it was grim.
when the bailiff walks around and you ask him any info on the swims ie features he may know of or anything but he replies "I don't know" its a little worrying (isn't that his job to learn and know the lakes on the complex??), some of the poor fellas were blanking, struggling, they've paid a lot of money travelled along way and need some help and all they get is "I don't know", its not really good I really felt for these guys and im not sure if the bailiff is really there for the better of the complex, he really upset a few of the lads fishing with the little help he gave and they admitted they wont be coming back to abbey either..
another thing which I didn't agree with is the bailiff turns up and says oh I think im gonna jump on and fish tonight, now maybe this is me but if a paying punter is fishing a lake and lets be honest most people go to france to catch a special fish, if the bailiff then catches said special fish then your chances to catch that again in the limited time you have there is slim to none, I really don't think a bailiff should be fishing a lake of paying punters but that's just me. maybe he should fish it when no one is on the lake, just an idea. then again maybe the current bailiff also needs to learn about the lakes on the complex he works and realise that not everyone is fishing fox or heron.
another thing is the website needs updating, advertising attilla as a runs water is a little misleading, atilla isn't a runs water guys, so many guys turn up there for a bend in the rod and runs, when in fact many people blanked or caught 1 or 2 fish in a so called stock of 450 carp (rumours of good upcoming carp being taken out of the other lakes on the complex to bulk stock levels in fox and heron did do the rounds) any answers on said rumors abbey? anyone have any pictures to prove said rumors? anyway maybe advertise wildboar or frog lake as a runs water might be better fitting. I just felt that people should know any info and I can only put my experiences and others on the same time across.
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   Old Thread  #665 25 Mar 2018 at 11.56pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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anybody been doing much on Attila at all? much been coming out?
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   Old Thread  #664 31 Jan 2018 at 10.14pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Anybody been recently am thinking of a week in September on wild boar does it get rammed as would like two swims together any info would be great
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   Old Thread  #663 24 Jan 2018 at 5.24pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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There are boats there already mate, or there were last time I went anyway. You wouldn't want to fish kingfisher without one, the weed can be horrendous
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   Old Thread  #662 23 Jan 2018 at 7.31pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Did anyone fish kingfisher in the summer without a rowing boat last year?. We are booked in June but just passing through so will not have a rowing boat.
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   Old Thread  #661 10 Oct 2017 at 7.39pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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cook my particle there, not a bad shout, cheers mate.
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   Old Thread  #660 10 Oct 2017 at 2.36pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Take your particle dry and cook it there
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   Old Thread  #659 9 Oct 2017 at 8.35pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Booked on to Heron next year and thinking ahead about the amount of bait to take. 1kg of boilies per rod per day, same 1kg per rod per day for particle/pellet. 12 of us travelling , saying we all take the same , gonna need a separate van just for the bait ! guessing cheaper to take it rather than buy it there but even so , with all the gear and bait , gonna be a heavy load. Any tips on taking bait etc much appreciated .
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   Old Thread  #658 1 Sept 2017 at 8.37am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Hello lads. I'm just wondering whether anyone would like a companion for a winter ticket this year. I live in the north west and can't drive. I'm in the Cheshire region. If there's anyone that's willing to give me a lift etc. I can pay towards petrol and give my company for the majority of the time kind regards Jack
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   Old Thread  #657 29 May 2017 at 4.56pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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No signs of spawning on fox yet
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   Old Thread  #656 23 May 2017 at 7.21pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Have they spawned or started spawning yet on fox lake?
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   Old Thread  #655 18 May 2017 at 5.55pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Fishing fox lake in June any tips on pegs?
What is the food package like?
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Ok Ru thanks, I'm going on a Friday start so can I choose what swim is free and move without notice if people go on the Saturday do you know.
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   Old Thread  #653 9 May 2017 at 1.18pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi mate,

Was out v.early in the year (late Jan, early Feb) but not been since.. Am DEFO going at the end of the month as I need to get some fresh imagery for the website, etc. now it's in full bloom again!
Not too sure on the state of play regards weed, etc.. but I pitstopped overnight prior to the world carp champs last September and was shocked (in a good way!) at the lack of weed on Fox, it was virtually non-existent.. Although the water clarity seemed to have suffered as a result of the sludge on the bottom!
Hazarding a guess, I'd say Heron will be it's usual 'orrible self on that front by now but there are always holes (and bigger) to find and this year's catch reports show that the fish are defo still catchable and eating a lot too, if the weights are anything to go by!!

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   Old Thread  #652 8 May 2017 at 10.41pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Have you been over to abbey yet this year Ru any news on fox, weed etc, have the swims been made better than they were when you was last there 3 or 4 years ago out in 3 weeks.
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   Old Thread  #651 8 May 2017 at 7.07pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Very much appreciated Ru, full of excitement now a week to go 🎣🎣🎣🎣
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   Old Thread  #650 8 May 2017 at 2.13pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Loads of bait will probably be required in swims 1, 3, 5 (definitely!!), 6 and 9/10..

Take plenty of particle as opposed to too many boilies (Cats are lazy eaters)..

Spread your bait far'n'wide, do not just tip buckets over the side of a boat, a couple of spombs of hemp/corn and some boilies scattered with a throwing stick are far more preferable (Cats are lazy eaters)..

Don't go in heavy (and tight) with bait, Cats (are lazy eaters and) will guard areas of food until they're hungry again. Carp will not feed in these places!!!!

Try and keep disturbance to a minimum, the Kingfisher carp are used to people swanning about in boats but repeated casting can put them down for a few hours if it's done at the wrong time of day..

It is VERY weedy, your maximum casting range is likely to be about 95yds but the average range is somewhere between 45-65yds, so spool up with thick mono (20lb+) and use heavy fluoro leaders or relatively long (1.5m) lengths of leadcore to cope with that and the catfish!!

Don't neglect the margins, for the most part (swims 4 round to 9/10) they're about 5-7' deep within a rod-length of the bank, the Kingfisher carp love to come in close and a day or two of prebaiting with pellet and chopped boilie can produce if there appears to be a lot of cats out in the middle..

Make sure you've got bumper bags of pva nuggets, mozzie repellent and some ant powder (1-3 are particularly bad)..

Get there early and grab peg 5

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Hi,

WildBoar is virtually weed-free, barring the central arm that connects the deep/shallow ends.. It's not a hard water by any stretch of the imagination but like all places, it can have an off week or two, so it's always worth approaching with caution!
I'm the best part of 3yrs out of touch with Abbey now but a boot-full of the freshest hemp and corn, plus a 10kg sack of quality boilie will stand you in good stead on there. There's no point piling it in to start with but anything from 10-25 spombs (or 1-2 bait boat loads) over each rod and I'd say you were up and running..
With regard to likely areas, I'd take a set of polaroids and have a scoot between 3-5, 8-9 and maybe 11-12 prior to unloading anything, it won't take long for you to work out whereabouts they are!
Please note that the area between 1 and 5 (at 45 degrees left and front of 5) is riddled with mussel-ridden tree stumps and roots, so an upgrade to thick mono and fluoro/1.5m leadcore leaders prior to your trip could prove advantageous?!
Aside from that, use whatever works for you in the UK (providing it's legal), with the exception of bigger hooks, 4's and preferably 2's would be my choice!!

Regards, Ru

PS There is a perfectly polite, friendly and helpful Bailiff available on the AbbeyLakes FB page nigh on 24/7, drop Steve a message on there for any up-to-the-minute info you require....
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   Old Thread  #648 1 May 2017 at 7.38am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Has anyone got any update for please on how to approach a week on wild boar lake please.have a week on it may 15 has anyone got some most appreciated advice/pointers thanks
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   Old Thread  #647 29 Apr 2017 at 1.08pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
I'm fishing kingfisher lake in june and would love some advice from my fellow carpers, iv recently got back into carp fishing and blanking on this trip would ruin me lol

any tactics , bait tips etc would be so much help

thank you.
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   Old Thread  #646 16 Apr 2017 at 8.40am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Hi all,
My first day in forum so thanks to all for anticipated advice 👍
I have a week(15-19) booked on wild boar ,Abbey complex,it will be my first session outside the uk & would just like to know on the general plan of attack ,where what when etc,, what should I expect etc.
Just some general ideas please guys.
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   Old Thread  #645 13 Apr 2017 at 8.53pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Great stuff Ru! My first trip starts tomorrow Humpy hunting.......any tips?
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   Old Thread  #643 13 Jan 2017 at 1.15pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Afternoon all!

Just thought I'd drop you a quick message to let you know I'm going to be working for Abbey again and as of now, shall be responsible for the running of their social media/marketing and in the near future, the construction of a brand-new website. Unfortunately for me, the role is based in the UK this time around but I'm hoping to get across the channel on a little and often basis to build a fresh image portfolio.... and have a dangle too, obviously!
On that note, Seb and I have been looking at some set dates where I can best capture the seasonal mood of the complex with film/video and we're going to fix some dates for the coming Spring (May), Summer (July), Autumn (September) and Winter (November) to do this. I will be at the fishery for a full 7 days for these times and was wondering whether there'd be any interest from you guys in booking a guided-week with me, instead of just turning up and fending for yourselves?
We've not settled on a format as yet but essentially I'd be spending a couple of hours a day with each of you to try and ensure you're fishing not necessarily to the best of your ability but to suit the particular water you're on! I will also help you make the most of the swim you're in, with tips on feature-finding, baiting strategies and rigs. For those that are interested, I may even throw in a little camera tuition to help you get the best trophy shot(s) and/or scenics too...?
I will also be taking some short trips across throughout the warmer months and again in the depths of winter, so for those of you that can't make the set-dates, there may be other opportunities throughout the year, albeit with virtually zero notice, as they'll be based around my new job in the UK!

I hope the new year finds you all well anyway, I look forward to (some hopefully positive) feedback on the above and chatting with a few friendly faces and/or names through the course of the coming year....

Kind regards, Ru
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   Old Thread  #642 7 Mar 2016 at 10.26am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thanks iggy,

How much did u put in at the start of did u just go little and often ?

Also did u fish on the deck or pop ups for quick bites ? I have a week on there so I have time to build a swim ! The bait I was planning to take was a squid / krill fish meal boilie with massive leakage will this be ok ? Of is it just worth taking cell?
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   Old Thread  #641 6 Mar 2016 at 9.30pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Attila is a cracking lake, mainline bait and particles work pretty well on there as that's what most people are putting in but tbh any decent freezer bait will work. I took a bait from a local company and had plenty out.
As for swim choice it's best to have a look around try and locate the fish 1st I was in peg 2 but most swims were also producing as well, there's a lot of hungry fish in there.
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   Old Thread  #640 6 Mar 2016 at 1.46pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi guys,

This is my first post please be gentle,

I'm off to Attila lake for the last week of march for a week, where are the go to areas/ best baits to take? Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks
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   Old Thread  #639 3 Feb 2016 at 7.04pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Anyone fished wild boar in the last 12 months or so?
Only Heron and Wildboar available for the week I fancy and done heron a few times now,just fancy a change.....
Cheers guys.
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   Old Thread  #638 5 Jan 2016 at 8.16pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Pm for you mate
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   Old Thread  #637 5 Jan 2016 at 2.45pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Can anyone point me in the direction of swims 1-6 of Ru's Herons Swim Guide. I can only seem to find swims 7 to the end over a couple of different posts, but not 1-6.

Thanks
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   Old Thread  #636 21 Oct 2015 at 7.57pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Oh right that's strange it might be coz I booked a bank holiday week then mate, well least it's sorted and I've got something to look forward to now
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   Old Thread  #635 20 Oct 2015 at 8.36pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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i've just booked the lake exclusively for July mate. they offered me plenty of availability??

interesting
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   Old Thread  #634 20 Oct 2015 at 6.43pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Rich I think your gonna need to b very lucky to get a full lake exclusive for either lake next year in the peak months, I've just booked 1st week of May and there was only a few places left on fox.

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   Old Thread  #633 19 Oct 2015 at 10.37pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Fox lake exclusively or half of us heron and fox then switch... What would you do
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   Old Thread  #632 18 Oct 2015 at 2.49pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi lads,

a group of our going to book a trip to abbey next year and not sure when to go. We are thinking either may or july. Can any regulars give us some direction on there preferences. Also some idea on when they spawn would be great

thanks

Richard
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   Old Thread  #631 23 Sept 2015 at 3.10pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Jeez - looks like ill be taking my own then
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   Old Thread  #630 22 Sept 2015 at 8.22pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
95 for 10kg
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   Old Thread  #629 22 Sept 2015 at 8.12am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Does anybody know what the bait price is at Abbey?
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   Old Thread  #628 3 Sept 2015 at 4.55pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thanks for that.... read the whole lot and took most of the day. Are waders required on Fox lake? I know you have to photo 50 lb fish in the water but I don't mind getting wet for a 50! Or are normal boots sufficient? How deep is it the margins?
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   Old Thread  #627 5 Jun 2015 at 4.20pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Mate if you go back to the start of this tread there maybe enough info on the the lake your after if not do a search on here. It's a smashing lake with a fantastic amount of 40s in it , I fished 3 rods and done about 25kg boilie and about the same in particals ( caught my best 3 fish on maize) but some of the Dutch anglers I fished with done double that.
If you can find Rupert Whitemen (old bailiff ) Ru12 on here he has done a peg guide which I think you would be a fall to dismiss, I spodded but a lot of people use bait boats. For me the only downside was the frogs at night, some will say the train line but that never bothered me, the town is 5ish minutes away with a good supermarket. If it's not to busy you can move. I think I didn't fish more than 20 wraps but I will check my log book.
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   Old Thread  #626 4 Jun 2015 at 5.49pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Just booked Fox lake at the beginning of October. Any tips especially with the amount of bait required gratefully recieved! !
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   Old Thread  #625 19 May 2015 at 10.41am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi, Heading off to Abbey lakes next Thursday, Fishing Wild Boar.
Anyone got any news on how the lake is fishing? any updates or info will be much appreciated.
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   Old Thread  #624 6 May 2015 at 8.22pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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That's not what happened this year in April, not allowed to put anything in swims you have to book in first and then Run
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Just to let you know it's first come first serve. The last time I was there. We got there early hours of the morning and was waiting in the carpark and see people carrying buckets around the lakes and putting them in the swims that they wanted and that was in the dark!!!!!
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   Old Thread  #622 23 Apr 2015 at 12.15pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi im off to abbey in june for the first time, im going on herons any tips and tactics would be appreciated
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   Old Thread  #621 13 Apr 2015 at 8.54pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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good to hear as i'm a spomber
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   Old Thread  #620 13 Apr 2015 at 5.10pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Boats do not rule on abbey,caught plenty last year just spombing bait out.
Cant see the point using one on Atilla
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   Old Thread  #619 13 Apr 2015 at 1.48pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Do bait boats rule on the lakes?

And is one needed on attila

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   Old Thread  #618 11 Apr 2015 at 9.31pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Just got back from heron 😁 start of the week was slow but it ended up being a productive trip (9 of us)a few a 50 a few 40s and 30s and loads of 20s and a couple of sturgeon and a special fish from fox but I will let abbey realese that 😜😜
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   Old Thread  #617 8 Apr 2015 at 7.15pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Anyone else going to abbey in November
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   Old Thread  #616 7 Apr 2015 at 8.34pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
i was out there on heron last week, lucky enough to catch 3 carp as the fishing was slow, only 3 of us caught
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Still a while till i go........november
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I'm going to heron on the 25th can't wait
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   Old Thread  #613 31 Mar 2015 at 6.52am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Cheers Simon
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   Old Thread  #612 30 Mar 2015 at 8.12pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Peg 19 apparently
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   Old Thread  #611 30 Mar 2015 at 4.37pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Aaron Peg 11?
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   Old Thread  #610 30 Mar 2015 at 7.48am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Just to let anyone know that might be interested a friend of mine is out at Abby this week,
He texted me yesterday letting my know that shoulders came out the other day at 95lb!!!

Well done to who ever that was #fish of a lifetime!!
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   Old Thread  #609 27 Mar 2015 at 3.56pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I went last September without one - lost 1 fish and caught 12 from heron. You definitely don't need a bloody boat!!!!
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   Old Thread  #608 27 Mar 2015 at 8.12am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Can only speak if Heron but there isn't much at all. Few standard weed beds but it's the least weedy I've ever seen it.
They have had a bad winter over there and it was still cold when I was over last week.

I suppose if it gets really bad they will then allow them but for the time being there is no need for one what so ever.
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whats the score regarding inflatable boats for weeded fish,says in rules not allowed.been in the past and everyone has them.whats the weed situation like at present
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cheers Noodle, yes i have got all this advice from the facebook page ready. good tips too fairplay.

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Go to ex bailiffs Rupert Whiteman FB page for a guide to swims on Abbey.they are in the notes section
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   Old Thread  #604 15 Mar 2015 at 8.23pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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If you want shoulders peg 11
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   Old Thread  #603 15 Mar 2015 at 8.11pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Anybody fished Wildboar recently, any catch reports from there ?

Not the lake that most even look at, but I know a few spend the odd night on there. Any info, gladly appreciated.
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cheers for replies, on Heron lake for 7 days (11 of us there apparently) and first week fishing after the winter syndicate i think. word is the fish are starting to move about there atm.
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   Old Thread  #601 14 Mar 2015 at 7.09pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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What lake are you on, then we maybe able to help.
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May sound obvious but stay mobile watch and watch more they show a lot and don't be afraid to give them some bait if your on them well that's the approach I took and had some good hits.
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   Old Thread  #599 13 Mar 2015 at 1.10pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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roll on next Friday ! first trip to the Abbey complex and quite excited, any tips for an Abbey virgin ;-)
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Elad I'm with you! I'm out on the 27th of this month I hope this mild weather continues!
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I'm out there in 3 weeks for my annual march trip, hope the weather plays ball.
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I personally don't think 75kg is a lot if you are on the fish,done 20kg in a 48 hr session over here lol
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   Old Thread  #595 27 Feb 2015 at 4.56pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I fish Heron july/august for the last couple of years and i mainly use boilies.
I add some pellet and hemp as well but wouldn't bother about any other small food.
I've had some good results as well using this method by the way.

Food wise you can order whatever you want on a daily basis.

Have to add that the old bailiff Rupert (love him) his left recently, but i spoke to the owners during the Zwolle show a few weeks back and it seems that not much will change regarding running the complex on a daily basis.
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   Old Thread  #594 26 Feb 2015 at 7.33pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Booked on Heron in July...Could anyone tell me if you can buy food on demand.? And what can u buy particle wise Please ?
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Are you going for a month mate!!! don't forget about the CATS in KIngfisher lake.
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Is taking,say 75kg particle to kingfisher over doing it....bear in mind I will probably bait 4/5 spots
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Hi guys anyone been to abbey lakes lately I'm going there next month for a few days first trip on fox slightly worried about that bait boat situation on there any advice on tactics?
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   Old Thread  #590 16 Feb 2015 at 9.18am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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UPDATE POST 580:

After a few e-mails to Abbey on Friday with regards to the new rule they are trying to put in place for this year they have now lifted the "not allowed to bring your own particle rule" until the start of 2016, so Happy days...

I stated its not on the web-site or in the Rule list, But apparently is was supposed to have been added to the website and rule list last year but was missed,going forward they will be reducing the price on particle but not by much !!
According to the e-mail I received they want to stop people bringing particle onto the complex
"to guarantee the quality of water and health of our fish,All our particles are fresh made and frozen straight away in order to keep all the nutrition and flavours"

So if you are booked on for 2016 be aware



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   Old Thread  #589 15 Feb 2015 at 10.28am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Will it be the bucket of water in your face that you'll miss when your holding one !!!
In my humble opinion that is as stupid as it gets, and won't be missed.
And no, I haven't had a sense of humor bypass either before anyone says it.
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Thats just silly mate. Iam good mates with Ru, but i went for the fishing, seeing Ru was a Bonus.
Was your main reason for going to fish or see Ru ?
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I am relieved you can still take your own particles, I take hemp dry and cook it as I need it. Do the same in this country. Also take sweetcorn in tins as it stays fresh and you can open it as you need it. I am there in May and probably wont bother with boilie or pellet on Fox. Caught most fish last year on hemp n corn. Might take some maggot this year though
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Agreed, he was a smashing guy. Hope everything is ok for him. Place won't be the same, but still awesome I'm sure.
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   Old Thread  #585 13 Feb 2015 at 8.11pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
I went on Heron for 4 nights early august last summer.
I decided to take 20kg of boilies and 20kg of pellets (all Baitworks KingFish) and no particles what so ever.
Even though the lake was fishing very slow, i had 6 fish in 4 nights (up to low 40s) and was the only angler who caught fish together with Ian Russel.

I met the new bailiff last weekend in Zwolle by the way.
Seems like a nice bloke.
It will be hard to fill Rupert's boots though!
I absolutely loved the bloke and i'm still in doubt wether to go back to Abbey or not.
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   Old Thread  #584 13 Feb 2015 at 7.03pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Be daft if they ban it. The rules on there are just the right balance at the minute, no need to change any of them.

The fish I had out there were immaculate so the rig rules seem to work, no one took the piss with the bait boats bar one bloke but nothing too bad. The atmosphere was quite relaxed ie no spying on you every 5 minutes- the way it should be.

If you're going to ban particle because of safety then just put a particle checking policy in place first. If for commercial gain then fair play but make them at least affordable when you get out there.


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   Old Thread  #583 13 Feb 2015 at 3.57pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Where did you see the rule about not being allowed to take your own particles mate ?
I cannot find it on the website.




Update : from Abbey lakes via FB.
You can still take your own particles , this will be looked into this year
Thanks
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   Old Thread  #582 12 Feb 2015 at 7.12pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi Scott, just pm you mate
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That's b#####s
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   Old Thread  #580 12 Feb 2015 at 3.53pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Just been informed that you can't take your own particle on to Abbey......New Rule as at this year
and they don't know what the price of there own particle will be as yet !!!!!................
9 Weeks to go
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   Old Thread  #579 9 Feb 2015 at 3.50pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Taking me own
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   Old Thread  #578 9 Feb 2015 at 11.03am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Cheers David1985 and tillyfishing1
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   Old Thread  #577 6 Feb 2015 at 6.43pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi Freespirit, Me & my mate fished Kingfisher two years ago in April. for the first time. We fished swim 5 a double swim. I fished the left hand side & my mate fished the right hand side. it was only he's 2nd time fishing in France and the first night he landed a Cat fish of 167lb. took him 1&1/2 hours to land !!! we had a great week. how many are going with you mate? PM me if you want more information
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   Old Thread  #576 6 Feb 2015 at 9.47am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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There's a lot of cats in there so I would maybe use particles, not that that will stop them as they eat anything. I would normally say a decent fish meal bait but cats love fish meal so maybe not???

On heron though you want a quality fish meal I think, like Odyssey xxx, Malarkie or shrimp/liver shellfish from trent baits. Only been once but the guy in the peg the week before me fished cell and blanked all week - conditions were no different to when I was there so the bait might have had something to do with it - who knows though, he could have been using PVA hooks.

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   Old Thread  #575 6 Feb 2015 at 9.39am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thanks Denty and David1985
Im there from the 25th April till the 2nd May , we have booked the kingfisher lake.
can't believe they want to charge 12.50 for 2.5kg of particle !! I was told by Evelyne that they don't like people
to bring there own particle onto the complex.
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   Old Thread  #574 5 Feb 2015 at 9.18pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I took 20kg of boilie and about 15 kg of hemp, maize and pellet. You are right the freezer space is quite tight. I wrapped mine up in 1kg bags, froze it and then took a kg out at a time from my car. I put 5kg of boilie in the freezer. By the end of the week the particle was quite wiffy that was left in the car but it lasted probably 5 days in those bags.

I didn't use anywhere near all of the bait I took. Brought probably 15kg of bait back but had 12 fish to 57lb from Heron lake. Amazing place
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   Old Thread  #573 5 Feb 2015 at 7.43pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I took 25kg mate, depends when your going. The freezer is not always full, but that was when Rupert was there.
Took my own partical.
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   Old Thread  #572 5 Feb 2015 at 11.26am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi Guys,

I'm off to Abbey Lakes End of April for the week,
What's the bait situation like, I hear only 5kg pp can be stored in the freezer as they only have
one freezer for the whole complex?
Has anyone taken there own particle with them or did you use the Abbey particle

thanks
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   Old Thread  #571 3 Feb 2015 at 7.32am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi Daniel, if you go on Rupert Whitemens face book page he has a peg guide for Heron. Shame he's not there any more.
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   Old Thread  #570 31 Jan 2015 at 5.13pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi i shall fish Heron lake in the middle of april, it`s my first trip there so any advice would be nice to have.
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   Old Thread  #569 29 Jan 2015 at 10.53am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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People start there trips at different times though so a hat would never work.
I'm going in March, Thursday - Monday, if you turned up on a Saturday then you take what's left.
I was under the impression you couldn't get on the lake until the bailiff opens up each day so the bucket in the swim the night before shouldn't be allowed and I would be having a word with the bailiff if I rocked up at 7am before it opens up and people starting the same time as me have already picked there swims.
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   Old Thread  #568 28 Jan 2015 at 8.04pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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That's the only thing that's stopping me from going back. It's a great place to fish. but if your fishing for a week and your in a group, how would you fill if there's people already fishing etc on your lake?
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   Old Thread  #567 28 Jan 2015 at 7.43pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Cheers tilly, hopefully hat
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Cheers tilly, hopefully hat
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The only thing I don't like about Abbey lakes is, It's first come first serve. people where walking around the lakes at night and putting a bucket in the swim their wanted (night before their were fishing) so be aware first times
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   Old Thread  #564 28 Jan 2015 at 1.21am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Well to be honest, kingfisher is as good as wildbore. Just the fish are much bigger.
Only trouble is, the time your going the cats will be just waking up.
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   Old Thread  #563 26 Jan 2015 at 6.15pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thanks Englishman. Im hoping the boy has a few and really has a great first French adventure, the first of many
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   Old Thread  #562 26 Jan 2015 at 1.28pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Not really. They should be well spread out in April so you will be fine.
The New guy seems ok. Time will tell.
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   Old Thread  #561 25 Jan 2015 at 8.38pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Unfortunately for us, Ru has moved on. I hope the Abbey management can fill his shoes with someone half as good.
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   Old Thread  #560 25 Jan 2015 at 6.07pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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What happened to Ru, always seemed to be a very helpful guy.
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   Old Thread  #559 25 Jan 2015 at 12.08pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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going in April, so they should be up and about, depending if the suns shining.

Any tips for Wildboar, areas to avoid ?
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   Old Thread  #558 24 Jan 2015 at 9.52pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Wildbore is a cracking little lake and your Lad should do fine on there. Depending on the time of year of course.
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   Old Thread  #557 23 Jan 2015 at 8.38pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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anyone fish Wildboar recently ? Im planning on taking my son for a long weekend, its his first french trip and have heard that it is considered easy.

I dont want him struggling for one big fish so thought this lake would be a good start for him. He fishes on his own and can catch em.

Was just hoping for some recent experiences, problems with crays ?

Thank you.
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   Old Thread  #556 14 Jan 2015 at 10.27am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Ru has left, the winter syndicate runs until the 14 March and then the normal system of selecting swims kicks into place. The fishing has been a bit slow over the last couple of weeks maybe down to not a lot of angler pressure
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   Old Thread  #555 13 Jan 2015 at 4.15pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Has anyone fished Abbey lately ? I was told that Ru has departed .
What's the situation on choice of swim, is it still a free for all. Thanks
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   Old Thread  #554 3 Nov 2014 at 3.08pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi all, managed a blank for 3 days which was very similar for everyone on Heron for last couple of weeks. There were a few out while I was there last week but not many. Most of the carp appeared to be held up in the weed in front of peg 12 in the corner.
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   Old Thread  #553 2 Nov 2014 at 9.02pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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how did you get on?
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   Old Thread  #552 5 Oct 2014 at 3.12pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Below is a catch report from my recent trip to Abbey fishing Heron lake.



Heron Catch Report
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   Old Thread  #551 20 Sept 2014 at 4.11pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Roll on next Friday 3 of us booked onto Heron for a long weekend.
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Hi
I'm booked on to go Wild Boar for the week 22-27 sept! With my carp section within the royal engineers,British army. I see the scandanavians are smashing it up!
Please can anyone give me tips on bait,rigs tactics that may give me the edge.
I've never been and want to maximise my chances
Thankyou in advance
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   Old Thread  #549 4 Sept 2014 at 7.24am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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You SHOULD have a blast, Chris! They'll be contemplating stocking up for Winter if we don't get some sort of Indian Summer under our belts in the next week or two and with that being the case, the Cats SHOULD have disappeared to settle down for the Winter too.... If that happens, your sesh on Kingy could be particularly well timed, cos the Carp feed like stockies for a month solid once they realise there's no competition for food!!

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   Old Thread  #548 4 Sept 2014 at 7.20am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Aw, Pepe.. Don't be like that, poppet! I should've written 'read : ability wise and not on a friendship basis' in brackets to have made it slightly clearer as to why somebody maybe present in the swim, I have already turned down requests from one or two 'famous' (grrrr) faces, yet let one or two regulars fish in there over the course of the Summer....

Either way, you'd still be f****d

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   Old Thread  #547 3 Sept 2014 at 9.04pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I've booked mate. See you on Heron on the 27th Sept - moving onto kingfisher on the 2 Oct for a couple of nights :D
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(read : ability wise)

>>>>crosses 12 off my list for october
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   Old Thread  #545 2 Sept 2014 at 7.56am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Cheers for the update Ru. I'm gonna give u a call later this week mate anyway. See u the weekend.
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Hi Guys,

Apologies for the radio silence in recent months but I did warn you I was going to be busy this season.. Even more so now that I've got a little nipper to contend with at home!

The whole complex is fishing pretty well right now, Heron has been a bit sketchy in recent weeks but I think that was more in part to a quiet period (booking wise) than anything else, past form suggests that both the main lakes actually fish better when there are enough Anglers on to keep the fish moving around, rather than giving them space to hold up in unpressured water!

The weed isn't too bad either, we had some concerns due to the very mild Winter but seeings as we've had no Summer to speak of either, it's not really bloomed to it's normal extent. Currently there are just 2 swims closed across all 5 lakes, those being 10+11 on Heron.... Please be aware that if I don't know you (read : ability wise), then there maybe a call at check-in, that I'm closing 12 too. It's more than fishable in the right hands but some of the weed is pretty savage in there right now, so unless I think you're capable enough and have all the right tools at your disposal (boat, lifejacket, glove, short net and spare unhooking mat) then I'll probably say it's shut for the week

The past week has seen Single Scale, The Unknown and one called Little Jack out at good Summer weights, the rest of the A team are pretty conspicuous by their absence but that can only be a good thing if they're going to achieve top, top weights on the run up to the end of the season!

Attila has produced an awful lot of 40's over the past month or so and one fish at 50lb+ The weed is spread far and wide in there but it's not especially thick or tall and there are still vast areas that are silky smooth.

Kingfisher has also been turning out big numbers of (upper) 40's and the odd 50 too, as well as a handful of LOST fish that would've set tongues wagging for sure. I'm one of the guilty parties that had tightened up the clutch one notch too many and watched in horror as a good 60 spat the hook on to tight a line!! There were also reports of a proper one lost from the point swim and as the guy in question was fishing here on the way back from a fortnight at Rainbow, where he'd had fish to 73, I'm not gonna be the doubting Thomas (he said it was in the same league!)

Fox is probably fishing more consistently than I've ever known it, there have been one or two slow spells but for the most part, it's producing somewhere between 5-20 fish per Angler each and every week of late! There are no weed issues here (touch wood), just the usual finger of silkweed extending out from 1/18 and the patchy stuff around the plateau infront of 12.. The fish are shoaling up in tighter groups than on Heron but they're moving from one end to the other regularly and feeding all the while

WildBoar is surprising a few people, not least of all, us! So far this season, we've had 18 different 40's reported and also 2 new 50lb+ fish in the past month, just last week, a young girl braced a 47.12 with another mirror of 50.11, not bad for her first trip abroad!!

If anyone really does need to reach me, it's far easier to send me a PM on Facebook as modern tech dictates that the scourge of the earth is hotwired on to my iPhone and I receive constant notifications and peeps whenever someone farts online! This is therefore far more likely to provoke a reaction from me when I'm doing the night-shift and am whiling away time on bottle duty!

Regards,

Ru
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   Old Thread  #543 2 Sept 2014 at 7.23am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi David,

We have a number of very limited spaces available on Heron and Kingfisher from the 20-27th September (2 on Heron, 1 on Kingy)

You can't book direct via the website, you need to get in touch with the office, either by phone (00 33 344 380 866) or email (info@abbeylakes.com) and Evelyne will handle the booking for you

Kind regards,

Ru
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   Old Thread  #542 22 Aug 2014 at 9.28pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Anyone been on lately?? Fishing a week on Heron early next month
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   Old Thread  #541 7 Aug 2014 at 9.21am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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well i took the cell and didnt catch on it, yet had more success on Premier Quad
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   Old Thread  #540 7 Aug 2014 at 8.07am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Yeah I understand that but if a preferred bait is going in day in day out wouldn't you take that?
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Just use whatever bait you normally catch with at home.
Any decent bait will catch if put in the spot.
I see no need to change your bait just because your going to France.
Enjoy
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   Old Thread  #538 6 Aug 2014 at 7.35pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Me too mate.

Thinking of taking some trent baits shrimp and some cell too.

Not been before so a bit uncharted for me.
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   Old Thread  #537 6 Aug 2014 at 5.35pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
I'm going in September and unsure on bait I'm fishing heron and read they do like a fish meal but do a lot of people use cell on there?
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Are you sure you've got the correct email address? They are usually pretty quick to reply
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   Old Thread  #535 28 Jul 2014 at 12.36pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I'd phone, as i'm still waiting for e-mails to be answered
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its best to email or phone Abbey for booking info.
Evelyne is very good at getting back to you.

contact details on the website
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What are the chances of getting a ticket for a week end of September this year? Going on my own that is?

Do you book via the website?
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   Old Thread  #532 15 Jul 2014 at 6.17pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Anyone heard anything from rupert need to speak to the man
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How's the weed doing on Heron? Can anybody give me a heads up?
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Just got back on Friday fished peg 11 had one rod by the crayfish pot never really had a problem to be honest, I see the young frence bailiff emptying them from all the lakes and he must have a good few hundred,

Oh and with the rod by the pot I had a PB.
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   Old Thread  #529 2 Jun 2014 at 7.22pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Are the crays still a problem on fox? What have people been doing to get round them plastic baits or just fish particle?
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   Old Thread  #528 25 May 2014 at 11.39am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Just come back from a week on Fox. First 3 days a sudden heatwave didn't help with the fish having spawning on their minds. Still blanking on Tuesday (Arrived Saturday) then suddenly fish started to appear over the spots and then 3 fish in 3 hours, 31.4, 45 and 25. Cooler from Tuesday on seemed to help. Only 1 more fish from original swim 27.10 then moved to showing early morning fish on Thursday across other side of the lake. Thursday night 5 takes between 1am and 6am, landed 3 and Fri night 4 takes, same times landed 2. 8 of the 9 takes all from the same spot and all 5 fish landed between 22 and 29lb. All fish coming to small amounts of particle (half a boat about 1KG), bought 30KG of boiles and 30KG of pellet home. Fish were spawning Fri night. Generally quite hard work with long periods of inactivity and short bursts of intense feeding. Not as grim as Heron though, the fish spawned there early in the week and then laid up for the rest of the week and the boys on there had a really slow week.
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Would like to hear aswell, arriving next saturday
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Hi Ru, do you have any update on the spawning at wild boar lake?
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   Old Thread  #525 21 May 2014 at 8.40am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Cheers Gaz how did you get on in the end in Fox?
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They were spawning in heron sat morn in peg 12 proper going for it .
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They must be close by now Ru?

ps Will you please keep us informed about boat usage by mid June.....don't want to pack mine unecessarily...cheers mate
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Any update on abbey (heron) Rupert, have the fish started spawning yet? I'm out on the 25 may
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Cheers Ru, hopefully ill have timed my trip just right then!

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The fish have been feeding hard all over the Complex for what seems like ages now, that's always a sign they're on the run up to it. For at least 3wks, there have been reports of fish shoaling up, 'chasing' and even the odd one of fish crashing about in the shallower margins too but they certainly haven't started spawning properly!

The water is currently between 12.5C and 14ish around the edges, although the recent temperatures aren't helping knock it past the 17-20C that's needed!

Even with the cooler weather, I'd guess that spawning'll occur sometime in the next fortnight to three weeks..
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Hi Mitch,

Yep, there are a couple but there are also a handful of single pegs that are situated very close to each other, so you can still fish as a 'pair' if needs be
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Hi Ru,

Any signs of the fish shoaling up for spawning yet? Over end of June so hope that they have got it out of their system on Attila by then!

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   Old Thread  #517 5 May 2014 at 11.07pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi lads is there any double pegs on wild boar
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Eh up ru! Yeah defo a toughy but always half expect that on venues where your fishing for the quality n size that abbey offer but hey oh that's fishin I guess!
Hasn't suprised me at all that the fish have spread out,they got hammered in there that week we fished.started showing a bit in front of 15-17 a day before we left but couldn't really get a rig to em from 16.
Be kingfisher f me again next time I think,lovely water with still some unknown whackers in there I think.
Tight lines for rest of season to everyone that's on there this year....

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   Old Thread  #514 2 May 2014 at 10.51am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi Andy,

It was a toughy, eh! Since then the fish have spread all over Heron! The 'Crazy Hats' week has been well documented on FB, as was the week before (1 after you!).... 16 has fished really well over the past 2 weeks but ALL the fish have come from 2 spots less than 10ft from the bank (seriously!!)
I can't remember the last time the fish fed this hard on the run into spawning, the guys in 11-12 wound up on 67 fish between them, the following week saw a 35 fish haul from the opposite end of the Lake too?? Hasn't just been the multiple captures that are unusual either, the amount of recaptures is amazing, with Single Scale, Gums, The Grey Lady, The Unknown and Shoulders all slipping up on more than one occasion.. The Unknown is usually a once a year fish but it slipped up twice in 3 days last week, Gums was last out in November 2011 and that's now been on the bank 3 times in the past fortnight!!
Judging by conditions (the amount of early season sunshine, water temps, fish chasing each other, etc..) it looks like they'll spawn quite soon, possible mid May, which'll ease any worries I have after a very late spawning (end of July) left us with a couple of casualties last season!

Fox has continued in much the same vein, with fish coming out all over the Lake! It produced a couple of big hits, back to back, in the past fortnight, with Steve Shaw taking 30 fish and then Matt Miller having 28! This week's already got one chap on 21 fish, Humpy has had a couple of visits to the bank, both times over 70lb, the latter being at a new Lake record of 70lb 14oz!

Kingfisher is truckin' along nicely, the average weight in there is far higher than previously thought and even though there are a fair few upper 20's landed each week, their numbers are easily outweighed by the number of 40lb+ Carp!

Attila was a bit of a slow starter this season but it's now up to full speed, Danny Champion is flying from Peg ?
and is up to 19 fish (I think), with 8x 40's amongst them!!

Wildboar isn't to be sniffed at, it's producing huge numbers of fish, in amongst them, a couple of stand out catches.. A double take in the first week of April, saw a 42+ and a 46 Mirror landed.. A couple of Dutch regulars had 3 40lb+ fish on the bounce (including a gorgeous slate grey Mirror of 45.12) and last Friday night, we had a 45+ fully scaled on the bank!!

For more (regular) updates, feel free to look at the NEW Abbey FB page (with 'likes' not friends) as that's easier to keep topped up with pics, etc..

Regards,

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See your PM mate, apologies for the delay but I've been proper busy and really ill recently!
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   Old Thread  #512 29 Apr 2014 at 11.03pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Is spodding a real no no on Fox? I use a boat but my mate I'm coming with refuses to, says it's cheating. He will spod. Don't really want to fish away from me partner but if it means catching or not I will. I got 2 boats but he still wont use one.
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Thanks mate
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   Old Thread  #510 24 Apr 2014 at 11.01pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Not necesserally needed but can be helpful.
Echos in heavy weed can be unreliable in my experience and I always double check with marker rod just In case.
Polorised glasses and a tall tree can be a much better advantage,on heron certainly.
Spodding a bit of a no no on fox though so if your thinking about particles then a boat is the obvious answer.
I'm sure Ru will be able to offer you some good advice as to what's best to do.
Enjoy your trip.....

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   Old Thread  #509 23 Apr 2014 at 8.52pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi Andy,

I'm out to Abbey in 4 weeks time would you or any of the lads say I would need a bait boat if so would I also need a echo sounder, any other advice would be appreciated.
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   Old Thread  #508 20 Apr 2014 at 10.16am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
We'll that didn't go to plan lol!
Hardest fishing I've ever had at the venue.....never seen so many feeding fish stacked up in the corner of 11 n 12 before in 11 years of abbey trips,albeit on and off.
Fished 16 and tried EVERYTHING I possibly could to get a take to no avail.
Didn't think moving was an option due to the rest of the lake being pretty devoid of feeding fish...
Out of the 7 that fished only 3 fish caught!
Fair play to the lads in 11 though,had a trip of a lifetime including some of the named biggies...
Wasn't overjoyed at driving through the crap Friday traffic to get there early sat morning and the first anglers that day to fish heron,to find the 4 best swims(arguably)already taken ...up against it from the start and not sure what the answer is as I hate draws as much as the next person but least it'd be a level playing field from the off.....
Having said that,it's still my favourite venue in France and I'll certainly be returning to set the record straight at some point in time.......

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   Old Thread  #507 20 Apr 2014 at 2.07am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi ru, we are coming down in may three of us for our first time on the abbey complex fishing fox lake, we booked up early last year but sadly one of our party was diagnosed with cancer last last year, hes being having treatment for several months and it has taken its toll on him , my question is what is fox like for more social fishing , under normal circumstances we wouldnt care if we fished together we are there to catch fish , however due to the present circumstances we feel it would be good to fish together to keep a eye on him and help when needed, I must say he is a capable angler and thought of this holiday has got him thro alot in the last months but still as friends it good to help if we can ... many thanks ru !
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We've got 3 different Particle mixes available :

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   Old Thread  #505 17 Apr 2014 at 11.13pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Can count on one hand the number of times I've had to use a boat to land a fish from any of the lakes at Abbey.... and before you say anything, no, I'm not from Norfolk, so it's 5 or less

If your set up is correct, then it should limit the chances of a fish becoming weeded in the first place. Simple things like having a tight clutch, fishing bowstrings, using drop off leads and having the tips up will naturally draw the fish to the surface on it's initial run..

Also, simple things like fishing sensibly, i.e up to weedbeds and not in them, will help. Just because your echo sounder shows a 6" hole in the weed, while it's floor to ceiling thick for 20yds around it, doesn't mean you should drop a rig there!!

(or go home moaning that you lost the few fish you hooked.... by blaming the fishery to compensate for your stupidity and catch at all costs mentality!)

In a short space of time, I have managed to create spots at least as big as a 2 man groundsheet on 3 of the lakes here and managed to get Anglers on them during the same week, to catch fish. All you need do is find an area the fish are comfortable in/around, chuck a few handfuls of bait in and repeat over the first few days of the trip, resisting the urge to fish it until you're sure they're feeding hard.. You'd probably do it on your water back home, so why not here? I tell everyone to expect a fish a day from Fox or Heron, so if you've got to sit it out and bag a brace a day during the second half of your stay and still reach the required 'target' then surely it's worth it, no? You can clear a surprisingly large area by doing this and normally overnight too. Granted, the approach isn't suitable in every swim but they've all got margins, be it far or near and at least 50% of my captures come from within 10ft of the bank!
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   Old Thread  #504 10 Apr 2014 at 8.32pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I'm out for 5 nights on Heron mid August. Sounds like I'm going to need a boat with all the weed reported that time of year!
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We should be there quite early sat mornin,some of the lads comin down from Preston so tryin t miss the fri night rush hour but we'll see.cant do anything till light anyway but prob bump into you queuing at reception....

Pity you can't get there earlier mate,12 can be a cracking swim when conditions are right so might not be available by Monday but it's sometimes better to let fate decide....least you'll have a good excuse if things don't go to plan....

see you all on the bank then


Cheers Andy


PS.....can't use rowing boats yet,not weedy enough.
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   Old Thread  #502 10 Apr 2014 at 6.40pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
gutted i can't be out there earlier andy, but other commitments means i only get to travel out monday ,
but then if 12 is open i know where to find you
as for boats i dont know its my fist trip out to abbey
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   Old Thread  #501 8 Apr 2014 at 5.15pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Andy, what time are you getting there on the 12th?
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From the looks of it there now doin particle, not sure on the price but it's on there website so maybe someone can let us know prices
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12 might be taken mate,out there on the 12th ...... That's if it's open,can only imagine it's quite weedy already due to the mega mild conditions.....any info on whether boats can be used on heron for landing fish?
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   Old Thread  #498 6 Apr 2014 at 11.28am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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congratulations first ru on the birth of your daughter
im out there on the 14th Ru what sort of offers are you open to as 12 is one of the swims i would favour
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   Old Thread  #497 5 Apr 2014 at 6.22pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Less than a week until I fishing Abbey Lakes (Kingfisher) for the first time. any updated news
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We're see about that Rupert (swim 8) next Saturday LOL
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"8 is mine"
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PS Yes, Kingy 9/10 is a single swim..

1 is a double, 2/3/4 are singles, 5 is a huge double, as is 6, 7 is a single, 8 is mine, 9/10 another BIG double
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Hi guys,

My apologies for the lack of info but I've been back in the UK for the birth of my Daughter until recently! As stated a number of times before, we have a fully functioning website and 2x Facebook pages which are far easier to update and convey info on than a forum, as pictures and the like can be uploaded in an instant!

To sum up :

The whole Complex is fishing VERY well at the start of this season, in contrast to the shocker we had in 2013.. (Due to the weather I might add) once things levelled out, the year obviously ended on a massive high!!

The freezer is still here and available to all but please stick to the limits and don't be surprised if you can't stuff more than your allocated 5kg in there!

There isn't and never will be a draw system here.. It simply won't work for us as we're day ticket and therefore not everybody is arriving/departing on the same day!

Waaaaay back in the low 100 n somethings on this thread, there is all the info you'll need for Kingy. Failing that, just look at the NOTES section at the bottom left of my personal FB page, the same text is repeated there
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I'll be on Heron again in juli for a couple of nights.
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are 9/10 just one swim mate?
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More like a treble I'd say.loads of room for 2 anglers.....
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On the map the point is swim 9 & 10 are they two doubles or two singles close together
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The points a good swim,but most swims on there can accommodate 2 angler except far bank(opposite 1,2,3) and swim 3.
There's no part of the lake that can't be reached from here(point)
I'd have rods pointing towards swim 1 and fish the left hand margins upto half way but not too far out,it's up to 40ft in places.
Spoilt for choice with your other rods depending where everyone else is fishing...down the right hand margin,adjacent bank,far margins etc...
Swim 5 worth a look too.cat anglers like the train side so you'll have to see when you get there...
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   Old Thread  #487 25 Mar 2014 at 7.47am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I'm in heron mate.
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I'm with a mate and we was thinking about fishing one of the double swims
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   Old Thread  #485 24 Mar 2014 at 9.34pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Yeah fished swim 1 on kingy couple of years ago....posted some info a bit further down this thread.....


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Hi Elad, are you fishing King Fisher lake?
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No draw for swims. What's free when you arrive you pick from, simple as.
I'll put a little up when i return Monday, i'm out there thursday for 4 nights.
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Thanks for the information, Have you fished Kingfisher lake or got any info on it?
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There used to be a freezer there to use but didn't use it last time I went so not 100% sure it's still there..
Didn't know there was a draw
It used to be...get there whenever and soon as it was light you'd walk around the lake,chat to lads that were already on,decide on a swim based on any info/showing fish(usual stuff),drop a bucket in that swim,walk back to office/barn till it opens then book yourself on...first come first served basis.
Hate drawing for swims,can ruin your trip before it begins so hope this isn't the case....
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Thanks for that Andy. do you know how the draw is done for the swim's & Do they have a large Freezer there for bait etc?
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   Old Thread  #479 24 Mar 2014 at 6.49pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Yes mate can park behind all the swims on kingfisher......and all the others I'm pretty sure.
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   Old Thread  #478 24 Mar 2014 at 6.24pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi Guy's, Does anyone know if you can driver up to the swim's on KingFisher lake (unload & load) keeping your car there would be a bonus
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   Old Thread  #477 22 Mar 2014 at 9.01am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Chin up Gents. ....when that fish eats it needs to eat to sustain 80 , 90 lbs. ....much better fishing for shoulders when it's hungry in my humble opinion. ...best of luck
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   Old Thread  #476 21 Mar 2014 at 8.22pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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You'll have to let everyone how your week went mate,info seems very scarce at the moment



Just heard from a mate shoulders been out again....not sure how true but bad timing for us
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   Old Thread  #475 20 Mar 2014 at 12.15pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Any up to date news how heron is fishing? I'm out there a week today.
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   Old Thread  #474 19 Mar 2014 at 6.33pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi RU12, I see you are going to be using the new Hybrid this season. I will be using it to when I am fishing Abbey Lakes in April. will you be selling it at Abbey Lakes if not what bait do you sell?
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   Old Thread  #473 14 Mar 2014 at 5.22pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Yes Many congratulations to you Ru and your partner.
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   Old Thread  #472 14 Mar 2014 at 9.37am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Many congratulations to Ru and partner for the best prize ever!!!!
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   Old Thread  #471 13 Mar 2014 at 8.03pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi tom I'm out in May again all down to Rupert ( buzzing)
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   Old Thread  #470 13 Mar 2014 at 12.46pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
I'm out on heron 2 weeks today. Anyone know how it's been fishing lately?
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   Old Thread  #469 12 Mar 2014 at 9.48pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Yeah see you there bright n early!
Busy then.think I was the only carp angler on kingfisher the week I went,4 cat anglers on doubled up on point and in 5 I think....ad feckin rods everywhere though!
Still,tucked myself away in swim 1,nice n quiet!
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   Old Thread  #468 12 Mar 2014 at 9.34pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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See you out there Andy, I know there's 7 people on Kingfisher lake, me +1 and 5 others
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   Old Thread  #467 12 Mar 2014 at 9.18pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Out at Heron for the first time June/July

Read all the stuff from Rupert so got pretty good idea about the swims.
Any more tips from Heron regulars?
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   Old Thread  #466 12 Mar 2014 at 9.10pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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All seems quiet mate??
Out same week on heron n can't find out who's on n what's been out!
Still,weather warmin up nicely n should be a good week to be on the complex.
Got a feelin it might be quite weedy due to the mild weather but it usually is on there tbh...
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   Old Thread  #465 12 Mar 2014 at 7.30pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Only 4 weeks to go until I'm out at Abbey Lakes fishing Kingfisher lake for the first time and I can't wait. I'm already packing my gear !!! Has any one fished the lake this year and got any information ???
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   Old Thread  #464 4 Mar 2014 at 9.08am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
I've talked the girlfriend into a campin trip to abbey lakes in august, sunny days, dinners under the stars and an ocean views she was sold, can't wait to get back onto fox now
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ok thanks
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   Old Thread  #461 1 Mar 2014 at 11.10pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Ru12 do you sell maize at Abbey lakes?
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No only catering size cans of sweetcorn.
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   Old Thread  #459 1 Mar 2014 at 5.59pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Can you buy maize out there?
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   Old Thread  #458 27 Feb 2014 at 9.55pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Yeh I've been twice b4 on fox and heron but had plenty of bait this time were limited with space so I'll buy bait out there, can anyone give me a list of what particle the sell and prices please??
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You can buy particle there. Not sure on the price. The tackle shop is decent out there.
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Can u buy particle out there and if so how much is it?
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   Old Thread  #455 27 Feb 2014 at 6.26pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Evening all, heading to Wild Boar lake mid may. Any advice about the lake tactically/ Bait wise?
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   Old Thread  #454 16 Feb 2014 at 10.26pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Any recent info on heron,many fishing on there,much been out?
Off out there early April so just wanna keep in touch with the place between now n then...

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   Old Thread  #453 3 Jan 2014 at 6.27pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Pm you thanks Rupert
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   Old Thread  #452 2 Jan 2014 at 10.42pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi Mark,

Full details in the PM - For anyone else interested in finding out availabilities or confirming a booking. Contact the Clubhouse on 00 33 344 380 866 or email Evelyne : info@abbeylakes.com
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   Old Thread  #451 1 Jan 2014 at 7.23pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi Rupert, looking to come out on my own April May or June do I have to book or can I just turn up.cheers
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   Old Thread  #450 21 Nov 2013 at 1.07pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Booked onto Heron with the kind advice from Ru ))
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Booked onto Heron with the kind advice from Ru ))
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   Old Thread  #448 13 Nov 2013 at 6.25pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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What lake have you booked Mark?
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   Old Thread  #447 13 Nov 2013 at 7.40am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Good dangling max
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   Old Thread  #446 12 Nov 2013 at 7.50pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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That's a cracking session.

Just booked for my first ever trip to Abbey next Sept. Been after a trip here for ages but been too busy on other waters in France to make it possible. Looking very much forward to it.

Thanks Ru for the info btw
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   Old Thread  #445 12 Nov 2013 at 3.03pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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No problem at all, as a foot note, his 4 days produced the following :

34.00
28.00
51.00
30.06
33.06
30.02
31.00
25.00
20.00 (C)
40.14
44.08
45.04
35.00
36.10
53.12 (Previously uncaught!)

That's not including the low 20, 45+ and 48.12 that his fishing Partner had either
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   Old Thread  #444 10 Nov 2013 at 11.25pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thanks for that RU12
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   Old Thread  #443 10 Nov 2013 at 10.19pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi mate,

It's possible to double up in pegs 1, 5, 6 and 9/10.. It's probably possible to get 3 in 5, 6 and 9/10

Depending on what you're after, a fishy boilie works best. Current faves are Mainline's Mk1 or Activ8 but people have done really well on a number of different high quality fishmeals this year as well as on the Cell.

It does get very weedy but at that time of year, the weed will hopefully only just be starting to push through, so look for any areas between 12-20' in depth and you should find Carp present, any deeper and you may struggle, any shallower and you may stumble across a few rather large Catfish that are starting to wake up after resting over the Winter period!!

I should know better than anyone about the perils of basing your hopes around something that happened last week, month, year or worse but as a guideline of it's potential, Max Cottis has stayed on after the ECAC match and having kidnapped my current swim off me (5) he's had 5x20s, 2x30s, 5x40s and a 51 since thursday afternoon

Only time will tell as to just how much the stock've grown on since they were introduced but I've put in a lot of time on there this season and it's definitely got the makings of a water to rival anything else we have here

(PS Shhhh)
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   Old Thread  #442 10 Nov 2013 at 5.50pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thanks for that, what's the best bait / boilies to take?
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   Old Thread  #441 9 Nov 2013 at 11.51am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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If you scroll down the thread a few pages there's a detailed review on every swim on kingfisher.
It's what I used before makin a decision on where to fish
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   Old Thread  #440 8 Nov 2013 at 9.54pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Going there next year in April two of us for the first time, any infor & swim's to fish?
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   Old Thread  #439 8 Nov 2013 at 8.54pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Is the point swim 9 & 10?? If not what swim is it?
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   Old Thread  #438 5 Nov 2013 at 9.33pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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The point on kingfisher is a big double, could even get three on there easy
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   Old Thread  #437 4 Nov 2013 at 9.38pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I'm sure you can double up in any swim you like. Most of the swims are huge.
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   Old Thread  #436 4 Nov 2013 at 6.43pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thanks for that, I did see swim 9 & 10 where close together. Has anyone fished the lake?
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   Old Thread  #435 4 Nov 2013 at 6.38pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Not sure if any are doubles but swim 9 and 10 are the only swims close enough together for a social, if you got to there website you can download a map with depths and swims on.
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   Old Thread  #434 4 Nov 2013 at 6.16pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Can anyone tell me if there's any double swims or two swims near each other on Kingfisher lake? if so which ones.
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   Old Thread  #433 4 Nov 2013 at 5.20pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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thanks
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   Old Thread  #432 4 Nov 2013 at 5.12pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Food can be purchased from the Clubhouse and delivered to your swim.

Some cracky meals as well...!!!
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   Old Thread  #431 1 Nov 2013 at 4.28pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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do you self cater or is food supplied at the complex ?
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   Old Thread  #430 26 Oct 2013 at 9.04pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Hi boys just had 8 nights hard going on fox but sat it out to on peg 15 to get 4 stunning abbey fish .
From wed on I had a 27lb mirror / 29lb common / 38lb mirror / and on this morning sat 26th a 42lb mirror another fantastic trip what a place get on it boys .big thanks to RU top man ....!!!!!
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   Old Thread  #429 22 Oct 2013 at 12.45pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Guys the final results from this years Forces Carp Classic (5 - 12 Oct) were as follows:

1. 214 fish caught in total.
2. 205 Mirror & Common carp caught to 67lbs from Fox & Humpy
3. 9 Catfish caught to 107lbs from Kingfisher
4. 4803lbs 15ozs of carp caught to 31 pairs
5. 8 pairs blanked out of 39 total
6. Winning pairs weight from Fox at 592lbs from peg 6
7. Second place weight from Wildboar at 582lbs from peg 1 (on the whistle they had a twenty which they thought had won it for them..!!)

How close is that after a WEEKS fishing...!! Rock on Abbey, fantastic venue...!!

A great weeks total from all 5 lakes on the Abbey Complex.

See you all there next June & October...

Tight lines

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   Old Thread  #428 19 Oct 2013 at 10.55am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Hi mate,
Fished kingy last yr in April swim 1.weed not too bad generally but quite bad around margins.
I used a dinghy to find the clearer spots just off the marginal weed in about 10-15 ft of water.
Did quite well usin a bucket of mixed particle and crushed boilies over a couple of rod then a handful of boilies over each spot.
Had most fish on a stack of maize,2 fake 2 real.only about 2 of 11 takes on cell boilie.
The weed did seem to grow/move around in the margins and spots I fished in the early part of the week became unfishable towards the end and because it wasn't quite to the surface if I hadn't have been out in the boat I may not have realised especially if I'd been usin a Baitboat without a fishfinder.
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   Old Thread  #427 18 Oct 2013 at 9.34pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi All, Can anyone tell me how bad/must weed there is in Kingfisher lake there is?
I'm going there with my mate next year in April for the first time.
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   Old Thread  #426 18 Oct 2013 at 9.07am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thanks ru12
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   Old Thread  #425 18 Oct 2013 at 6.31am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi guys. The Winter syndi starts on the 16th Nov and runs until the 15th March 2014. For the first time, It'll include Feb as well this time round. A 4th rod is permitted but there is a time limit of 7 days in any one swim. All the usual facilities will run as per normal this year too, with the exception of the clubhouse which'll just be open for 2hrs in the morning and again before dark in the arvo's....
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   Old Thread  #424 17 Oct 2013 at 4.07pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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winter syndicate starts I think from November onwards, if I am wrong, RU will put you straight soon.
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   Old Thread  #423 17 Oct 2013 at 7.29am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi all
Just wanted to know if and when abbey closes for winter?
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   Old Thread  #422 16 Oct 2013 at 4.29pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Just booked on heron for next April,can't wait,best venue in France IMO.
Hoping to beat my 44 08 I had from kingy last year......every chance on heron
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   Old Thread  #421 14 Oct 2013 at 5.22pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Pest control then Robbie
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   Old Thread  #420 14 Oct 2013 at 2.51pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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cheers harry , will call you nearer time
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   Old Thread  #419 13 Oct 2013 at 11.44am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
My only fish from my first ever visit to the venue last july.
Spent 4 nights on Heron in boiling hot temperatures (35'C+) and managed to land a 37lbs+ mirror and sadly lost a fish in a dense weedbed as well.
Deffo a place i'm going back to!

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   Old Thread  #418 12 Oct 2013 at 1.21pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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get there early, well as early as is allowed and have a walk round. See where has been fishing and who is packing up.

Also good to do some research into which swims are best so if a good ones free you can jump straight in there

Ru did a good summary below on this thread.

Shannon I went last year I can fill you in with what I know if you drop me a text
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   Old Thread  #417 11 Oct 2013 at 7.13pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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no mate theres always 5 swims free on fox so you go in whats free when you arrive,all swims produce so its no drama

I was there last week great place to fish
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hi ru
is there a draw for the swims when new anglers arrive on fox ?
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   Old Thread  #415 7 Oct 2013 at 9.43pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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whats it fish like in december please RU?
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   Old Thread  #414 7 Oct 2013 at 6.38pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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How is Kingfisher fishing right now?
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   Old Thread  #413 5 Oct 2013 at 10.43pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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PS Please don't refer to one of our features as 'the plague', not very appetising is it? The real name is 'la plage' aka the beach..

Thanking you please
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   Old Thread  #412 5 Oct 2013 at 10.41pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Evening all,

Heron's fishing slow but improving as the weather turns. There are 2 swims I have closed, although I am open to offers (dependant on ability) on whether or not you can fish P12.

There really is no need to use a boat on Kingy, looking for spots is handy but once you're over 15', even the clarity can't help you so it's far easier to stay on terra firma and use a bare lead to do the work for you! I have just finished a 10 night sesh on P5 and didn't take to the water for any of the fish I caught. The trick is to drop the lead and then coax the fish through the upper layers, sounds complicated but saves pulling their lips off and/or trashing the swim by rowing over it every time you get a fish!! It is also a very easy tactic to master and saves a lot of messing around during your session..

Regards (good) pegging on Heron right now, I'm not at liberty to say (but aim for the opposite end to the clubhouse) or 20, 23 as dark horses. Shhhh
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   Old Thread  #411 5 Oct 2013 at 8.16pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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how is heron fishing at the minute,out there next week.are there still swims closed?
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   Old Thread  #410 5 Oct 2013 at 6.33pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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   Old Thread  #409 5 Oct 2013 at 2.17pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Do you think its essential !! to use a boat on kingfisher in early to mid spring or does it remain abundant year round. Thanks in advance.
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   Old Thread  #408 5 Oct 2013 at 1.31pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Sound mate 06 laguna estate lol!!! from Barnsley so got a fair journey too but it's well worth it !!!!
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   Old Thread  #407 5 Oct 2013 at 1.24pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Spot on pal, 18th will be our last night but should see you be in 58 plate Scudo and you won't miss Pete about 6ft 4
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   Old Thread  #406 5 Oct 2013 at 1.16pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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It's amazing mate the fish are stunning when u get on them may call for a beer when I get there it's craig by the way hope u get a few wakers the big un normally comes out when your there so fingers crossed for u both we are on fox !!!!
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   Old Thread  #405 5 Oct 2013 at 1.10pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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No mate, lad I'm going with has been a few times and he loves it ;-)
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   Old Thread  #404 5 Oct 2013 at 12.55pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Have u been before ????
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Carlisle mate 6 mile of Scotland
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   Old Thread  #402 5 Oct 2013 at 12.00pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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hi guys me and my oldman fished heron last year, i cant remember the swim number but it was the end of the spit opposite the island. we decided to go with a few different strategies, we used the cell as it was a known catcher there and also took another bait ( liver and tuna acebaits) , we decided to bait one area very heavy right off the island in front of us. and a few margin spots. other rigs were cast in bags. i have to say that it was the bagged rods with just a handful of boilies over it that produced the most fish, but we took the larger carp towards the latter end of the week off the large heavily baited areas. the large area baited was with cell, the boilie that produced most the fish for us was liver and tuna they loved it, we mixed it up with different boilie sizes and just a simple bolt rig, the venue is lovely, and everythign you need is there. the carp are stunning, we took a good few fish with the biggest being a 47lb mirror, also had a 45lb common, but some real lumps in there, one guy had a 62lb out our week. we went first week of september. dont ignore the margins, the amount of times we were up early first light watching the carp mill about right under your rod tips. also dont go tight to the island and features, the carp were taken about 10 yds off of them. top place and really enjoyed it with some stunning fish and great people that work there. food was top notch.
wish i was there now..lol tight lines fellas and keep us posted on what you catch
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   Old Thread  #401 5 Oct 2013 at 10.09am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Nice one mate I'm there on the 18th for 8 days were u from????
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   Old Thread  #400 5 Oct 2013 at 8.20am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Can't wait heading over next Friday to fish Heron, just shy of a 600 mile drive there but that's the joys of fishing
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   Old Thread  #399 4 Oct 2013 at 11.34pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Swim 9 and 10 look good? Whats the best swim's on the lake?
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   Old Thread  #398 4 Oct 2013 at 10.33pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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we have just booked Kingfisher for two next April 12th
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   Old Thread  #397 2 Oct 2013 at 7.14pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi ru it's craig me and mi pal are out on the 18th oct on fox how's it fishing and how's the weed at the moment mate???? . (Max's and Gerard pal)
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   Old Thread  #396 2 Oct 2013 at 4.57pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi Gents,

Like mentioned below, there is a general Abbey thread already running on here. There is also an additional set of text available on my personal Facebook profile, Rupert Whiteman, that should fill in all the gaps for you

Regards swims, we don't reserve them.. or allow you too lol.. It's easier to allow our Anglers to check in at 8am (and check the others at 10am), giving them a couple of hours to walk the complex and have a chat with those departing so they can choose something themselves, rather than second guessing where'll be hot or not a year or more in advance!!

We can always accomodate 2 Anglers, so simply drop us an email to info@abbeylakes.com or ring the booking office between 0800-1200 or 1700-1900hrs (EUROPEAN TIME)

We do have plenty of availability in April 2014 IF YOU'RE QUICK, there are quite a few whole weeks taken on the complex on various lakes but if you are looking to travel in a group of 2-4 and are flexible, there is no reason we can't find you a slot..

(Pleae note that we are already taking bookings for the end of the 2015!! season now, so if you want to visit us, don't delay in contacting us otherwise it may be too late for any provisional dates you have in mind?!)

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   Old Thread  #395 23 Sept 2013 at 7.09pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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There's two of us. i go to france at less two or three times a year, my mate has only been once. so i'm looking for some where to fit both of us
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   Old Thread  #394 23 Sept 2013 at 6.58am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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If it's empty, you can go in it.
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   Old Thread  #393 23 Sept 2013 at 5.40am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
how are the pegs chosen on fox or heron??
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   Old Thread  #392 22 Sept 2013 at 6.29pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
What's the availability like for early April nxt year on kingfisher?

Regards Andy..
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   Old Thread  #391 21 Sept 2013 at 5.19pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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What sort of experience have you got and what are you hoping to achieve during your stay?

The short answers are :

WildBoar - Lots of action from fish averaging 18-25lb but with the probability of a low 30 in there somewhere and the outside chance of a 40

Attila - No longer a runs water as such but big hits of fish are still possible, average weights are between 28-33lb and there's a very real chance of a 40lb+ fish

KingFisher - Originally better known for it's Catfish and Pike, KF has turned into an awesome winter/spring Carp lake. The average size is somewhere in the low/mid 30's, 40's are banked on a weekly basis and there is always the chance of a 50lb fish. KF also holds what we believe is actually the largest Carp on the complex but only time will tell just what it weighs....

Fox - Has the highest average weight of fish on site. Somewhere in the upper 30lb bracket, there are literally hundreds of 40's, approx 25-30x 50lb+ fish, a handful of 60's and Humpy has just topped the 70lb mark

Heron - Set up to provide more action than Fox, the average weight is slightly lower (around mid 30's) but there are a staggering amount of 50lb'ers present, around 75 fish now top that weight, with Shoulders now weighing over 85lb!

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   Old Thread  #390 19 Sept 2013 at 8.33pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi all, What would be the best lake to fish next year in April. would be the first time fishing there, for two people?
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   Old Thread  #389 18 Sept 2013 at 10.26pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi does anyone know if my chub barrow mat is ok to use at abbey it has ridged sides like a cradle
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   Old Thread  #388 18 Sept 2013 at 8.34pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thanks
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   Old Thread  #387 18 Sept 2013 at 8.31pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Boilies are defo in favour at the moment! The fish are really starting to feed, hard and they won't get full in bits!! I'd never advise against hemp/pellet but use those to get some smell in the water and then ween them on to the round things
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   Old Thread  #386 17 Sept 2013 at 1.57pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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lol cheers. just like to get a bit of a heads up from the man in the know !
dont want to take sack loads of pellet or particle to find its not needed or the other way round.
will bring boilies unless advised otherwise !!!!
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   Old Thread  #385 17 Sept 2013 at 12.00pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Jeez,

Don't get so emotional fella! Hardly necessary to bring the kitchen sink. It's a carp lake, just like any other but with a smidge more weed and a scattering of Crays. Wouldn't worry too much about them either as our netting this season has been extreme in the least and we really do appear to have (finally) got 'em on the run!!

My sincere apologies to everyone for the lack of posts recently but everything is at your fingertips in my absence!!!!

There is a swim by swim guide further down this post, as well as all the info on the Abbey website regards the lakes and how best to approach them overall and there is of course, the wonder of Facebook that'll keep you up to date on thing from day to day!

I am incredibly busy this season due to my change of position and the lack of an outright Bailiff to assist me, so I'm juggling a much bigger workload and don't always have time to answer every email in person.

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appreciate your reply. many thanks
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Hi mate only been a couple of times so no expert mainline cell is a good bet . The weed on fox is generally about 20 yards from the bank then quite clear .Heron is very weedy but there lots of clear spots a marker rod is a must .Ru has maps of most swims and good knowlage of them so it's good to have a coffee and a chat when u arrive fish just like u were in England with bigger hooks lol hope that's helped u a bit the fish are stunning hope u get a few
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guess i will just have to take every type of bait and tackle and find out when i get there , lol
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