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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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   Old Thread  #654 9 May 2017 at 9.54pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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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!!

Regards, Ru
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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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   Old Thread  #649 8 May 2017 at 1.59pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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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  #644 17 Jan 2017 at 7.54am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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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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