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   Old Thread  #296 20 Apr 2013 at 11.45pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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No probs at all buddy the guy i was giving advice to is going in september i agree would be crazy using that amout of bait this time of year.
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   Old Thread  #295 20 Apr 2013 at 11.37pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Evening all,

While it is not (entirely) down to me to dictate how you go about fishing at Abbey, I think I'm in a fairer position than most to comment on what is and isn't deemed acceptable and I'd have to whole heartedly disagree with Gaz on this one!!

While big beds of bait have and will continue to have their day at the right time of year, I cannot condone baiting up to this degree in the current climate.
As everybody knows, the past winter has been a grueller and as such, the lakes (and to a lesser extent, the fish), are still 'waking up' right now, we're only just seeing the first buds poking through on the branches of most of our trees and none of the lakes are ready for such a method. End of!

The lakes are all fishing quite well of late but and it's a big but, the majority of successful Anglers at this time are scoring by fishing small, tight areas of bait (i.e bags and the odd spombful) in the shallower water and also on the zigs in mid-water..

As much as I greatly appreciate someone tossing a quarter of a tonne of grub into one of the lakes to feed our beautiful fish, if I find/see/hear of anyone doing it until summer is officially announced by the trillions of (self-proclaimed) acknowledged experts in the field of carping on Facebook and the Forums, I shall personally escort you to the north facing slip road at J9 for potentially spoiling the fishing of others who've paid a lot of money for the privilege of being at Abbey. Not only that but I can well live without the stench of piles of rotting, uneaten bait as it pops up off the lakebed over the coming weeks..

Rant over

PS This wasn't a personal dig in the slightest Gaz, my best haul at Abbey came to a similar sized banquet I laid on for 'em a few years ago but there's a time and a place. We have only just got over the shock of a recent Angler's exploits, when he proceeded to whack out 100kg of the cheapest boilies he could find and killed one end of the lake stone dead for 14 days!!

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Ru
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   Old Thread  #294 20 Apr 2013 at 9.54am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Cheers buddy you will love it take plenty of bait im no abbey expert but got thro 250 kg in a week on fox for 63 carp and 200kg on heron last year for 17 carp couple of mid 50s been best have a good one
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   Old Thread  #293 19 Apr 2013 at 9.16pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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check out their facebook pages, you can find the link on their website.
You dont have to have a facebook account, booked up for my first visit in September
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   Old Thread  #292 19 Apr 2013 at 6.55pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Any news on how its fishing
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   Old Thread  #291 30 Mar 2013 at 10.25pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Ru just like to say thank for all the advice while Iwas there hope u have a good year mate tight lines and boys listen to this guy knows his stuff thanks once again !!!!
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   Old Thread  #290 27 Mar 2013 at 11.16pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Haha, I'm not a stalker mate.. Maybe just to tie a light line to one of your bobbins or to turn your bivvy through 180 but nowt worse than that

Dutch Richard has struggled today and only had another 5 LOOOOL, these included the Grey Lady at 55+

If you're turning up within the next fortnight GET ON THE MAGGOTS, PEOPLE!!!!

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   Old Thread  #289 27 Mar 2013 at 7.48am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Haha! I am having visions of waking up for a pi$$ in the early hours and you being stood behind my bivvy ready to start giving me $hit!!

Yeah it's well worth befriending Abbey on Facebook. Fun updates and that 'Wanted' pic of the big Girl is enough to get anyone's juices flowing!

Hopefully she fancies saying hello again in November, after I have had a few days on Kingfisher.
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   Old Thread  #288 27 Mar 2013 at 1.37am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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****ing hell, just cos you lot haven't got any 'stars' left to sell, don't start picking on the Spurs, Mowgli.. ITV4 looks like more of a test to you lot at the moment, so I'd focus on that before you get too involved in some serious banter with me.. It could be a loooong 7 days for you as I have nowt better to do some days, than stand behind a swim idly 'chatting' to Anglers

Yep, Shoulders is due to make it's customary spring appearance and it wouldn't surprise me if it was from 14 within the next 48hrs!! There's a Dutch fella, Richard Agterberg, in there right now and after blanking for all of 16hrs in 19, he upped sticks and moved into the bay at the far end where after just over a day he has rattled out 17 carp between upper 20's and 60lb (White Tips)

Steve Gurka is in 11 and he got off to a flyer, banking no less than 6 carp in his first 8hrs fishing on sunday. 2x 30's and 4 different 40's to 48.10 isn't a bad start in anyone's books!

For anyone due a visit soon, a good mix of particle, mini pellet and/or Cell and maggots looks to be the way forward?!

Fox is off to a much slower start but I think that's almost entirely due to the weather. Last week's snow and seriously cold wind saw a lot of Anglers delay and re-book their trips for later in the year so as yet, we have only had 8 guys on in total since the 15th! The best fish from there so far has been a 46+ with a couple of other 40's inc. one of the 'fullys'

Keep your eyes peeled on the NEW Abbey FB page for up to date catch reports and any other latest news, I shall 'drop by' on here from time to time to let you all know of anything important as I think of it but I'm really busy with the new tackle shop, bait and food packages so it's easier for me to post stuff up in one fell swoop on there....

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   Old Thread  #287 23 Mar 2013 at 12.16pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Did Gareth Bale get injured for Wales last night


I need to get the digs in now Ru, hopefully I'll be seeing you later this year but I'll need something else to rib you about then as Bale would have long since left you Minnows!

Back on subject, are you expecting to see Shoulders out soon. Doesn't she make an April (ish) appearance?
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   Old Thread  #286 23 Mar 2013 at 0.34am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi Chogori,

Easiest way is to email info@abbeylakes to check any availabilities in advance, ours is an open-ended booking system so we can see well into the coming seasons what's occuring space wise, rather than just booking year by year.. Failing that, ring 00 33 761 965 963 and I'll have a natter with you in person about what's on offer in each particular lake and the prices, as they differ slightly dependant on where you're headed..

Dan-N, regards the Cats in Kingfisher, the average weight is somewhere between 75-90lb, with a huge head of 100+ fish up to 140-150ish and then 3 that we know of that are comfortably in excess of 180lb, the biggest being 224lb at the last capture!! These don't look like your typical 'stout' Ebro jobbies, ours are bloody long, thin things that scare the be-jesus out of you if you're playing them from a small boat..

Finally, just to clarify, b*llocks, Mowgli!!!!

Ru
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   Old Thread  #285 23 Mar 2013 at 0.25am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Dear Mr Keogh,

May I just take this opportunity to say a big, hearty "b*llocks!" to you

That is all

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   Old Thread  #284 20 Mar 2013 at 9.37am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Ta for the reply!

I`m glad to hear we can book. Not looking for anything spectacular, a week on Atilla would do me just fine, be nice to catch something for a change!
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   Old Thread  #283 19 Mar 2013 at 4.22pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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there's no 'turn up and hope' - you need to have booked and paid in advance and usually you select a lake at time of booking. If during your stay you want to move, providing there is room you can move to a different one.
Abbey has lakes of all standards, from Wildboar and Attilla which are easier to fox and heron that are trickier and have fish to 70 and 83lb respectively.
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   Old Thread  #282 18 Mar 2013 at 3.35pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Think we might take the plunge next year and head out to France....................

Abbey seems to tick most of the boxes for us, not fussed about fishing for colossal carp, just want a bit of action and a lot of fun!

One thing though, how does this `day ticket turn up and hope` work? Is there any advance booking for a whole lake or do we just arrive and hope for the best?

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