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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!!!!

R
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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....

R
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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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   Old Thread  #281 18 Mar 2013 at 10.33am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thanks for your advice mate, hopefully I can catch a few beasts! We have got a boat sorted and we are just going to use bollie and pellet...can anyone recommend a decent line? I'm spooled up with brown sensor 20lb atm would that be ok do you reakon? I've heard there's some decent size cats...
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   Old Thread  #280 18 Mar 2013 at 9.07am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Get in there you COTTAGERS!!!

FULLLLLLLLHAMMMMMMMMM!


Dan-n....... I am hoping to be out on Kingfisher later in the year so make sure you update us all with your results! Good luck!
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   Old Thread  #279 18 Mar 2013 at 1.39am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi Dan,

Stick with what you know. Standard UK tactics'll do fine but just up your line to 15-20lb BS as it can get quite weedy in there, although I'm not so sure about by then as this year has been bloody cold so far, no need to over-complicate the rigs either, as despite their size, the Carp are still pretty naive in there.. I'd suggest a hooklink material of 25lb BS too as there are a few small Mussels dotted about in the weed! Look to drop your leads and use big, strong hooks as if you're really lucky, the Cats should just be getting into feeding mode by then and 6's, 8's and 10's will do more harm than good.. 4's and 2's will do nicely, Fox XSC and/or Gardner CONTI Muggas are my current faves!
If you can lay your hands on a rowing boat then so much the better, you're allowed to use one for finding spots, marking, baiting up and playing fish so it'd be an advantage if you can?!

Check www.abbeylakes.co.uk for a full run-down of the lake and don't panic, if you're unsure of what you need then we have a fully stocked tackle shop here now, that'll have all the Abbey essentials you might need

Regards,

Ru
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