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   Old Thread  #173 21 Jun 2012 at 6.21am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi Jez,

Both Heron and Fox are fishing their bits off over the past month or so!! Blows my 5-10 Carp a week is good theory out of the window as the current average seems to be nearer 20 a piece on the 2 main lakes! The bigguns all seem to be laying low now, although White tips n the Grey lady came out of Heron late last month. I think 'tips was 60+ again which is nice as she's now a fully paid up member of that club, 5 of her past 6 captures are over the magic figure! My ol' mucker Lee (Merritt) had the Grey at 57.08 from Heron and then jumped on to Fox and bagged up, see AI's Facebook page for the pics.. Rob Hughes took a mate over and fished Fox too, they had a bag full as well! A guy called Kristian Ollington popped his Abbey cherry last weekend with 20 odd fish up to 42 in 3 days on Fox. Another mate of mine, John Sayers, did Heron with his mate Shrek the first week of June and they hammered it from 15/16, taking nearly 50 carp, biggest was Single scale at 54+.... The Dutch are flying (pardon the pun) over there lately too, I know Mario Taal, Yuri and Erik pors have all had some cracking fish, again, the pics can be found on the Facebook page..

That's about it as far as I'm aware, I'm no longer involved with Ian so just hear dribs n drabs as they happen from a few close friends. In truth been sticking my head in the sand as I'm gagging to get back over there but haven't got the time right now so trying to ignore everyone else's success lol!!

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   Old Thread  #172 20 Jun 2012 at 2.44pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Any recent updates Gents?
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   Old Thread  #171 25 May 2012 at 10.55am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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No problems fella..

Just another quick update for you all, Jason Brain has just returned from his week on Heron and has kindly written up a little piece for us which can be found to begin with on the Angling International FB page and a little later on our website inc. pics.. I won't spoil it too much but he did have back2back 50's!

On that note, I am currently trying to keep abreast of what's what at Abbey and if any of you want up to the minute info on goings on over there then you should now be able to find the latest catch reports, weather checks, pictures and a few extra tips n suggestions as well as the stuff I previously wrote on here on the same Facebook page, my apologies but rather than write everything in triplicate it's easier just to put it up on there as we have a worldwide audience!

Ian and I are trying to take Angling International to the next level now and provide a service that no other holiday company currently does....

We have just released a range of custom built rods that are probably the very best available in the UK right now (even though I say so myself lol), these are however designed with very specific uses in mind and each individual rod serves a purpose, so it's best to discuss your needs with us directly before deciding which one may suit you! We are also seeking to promote the VDrone range of bait boats within the UK market further, so keep your eyes peeled for their latest (baby) offering when it hits the shelves in the near future. Alongside all of this expect to see 2x dedicated rig packs for Abbey, these will contain all the necessary bits'n'bobs to construct the rigs that our friends and us have found so successful over the past 12 years, some crafty hookbaits aimed at tackling the crays in Fox lake, a dedicated bait range that's exclusive to AI and designed specifically with the Abbey fish in mind and 1 or 2 other tarty bits, watch this space.... On the Facebook page obviously!

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Ru

PS There will also be a monthly competition starting shortly and in return for your catch reports, pics and short stories, we will be awarding a prize based on what we feel is the month's most deserving capture. This doesn't necessarily mean the biggest fish either, at this time of year a good haul of smaller fish can be seen as a serious achievement and anybody catching Bruno will probably get my vote! Prizes for this will vary month to month but shall probably be 5-10kg of pellet, a goody bag of end tackle or a free food package for your next visit, etc.... Tight lines!
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   Old Thread  #170 22 May 2012 at 11.05pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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just added you on facebook mate. hope you don't mind! cheers mate,

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   Old Thread  #169 22 May 2012 at 11.02pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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ah so they are cannibals as well! Greedy little ****ers pmsl

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   Old Thread  #168 21 May 2012 at 7.35pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I'm sure Crays would be the ultimate bait for French carp.... If there weren't any other Crays in the lake
If you use them, best to make sure you wrap the bodies/tails in bait armour or something similar otherwise they'll be gone in 2 clicks of a pincer lol!!
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   Old Thread  #167 20 May 2012 at 9.17pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Just saw your other post mate. Will def avoid those swims. I would have thought cray fish meat would be a good bait??

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   Old Thread  #166 20 May 2012 at 9.14pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi Rupert. Thanks ever so much for the great help. It will definately help and hopefully put a few fish on the bank.

Cheers very much mate.

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   Old Thread  #165 20 May 2012 at 8.59pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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PS There are only 2 spots in Heron where you'll get punished by the Crays and these are both worth avoiding like the plague during the hot weather! Handily the first spot is in the margins of the often empty Peg 7 by the reeds to your right hand side. The water here is very shallow compared to the rest of the complex, 3-6' as opposed to the usual 12-18' elsewhere. The second area is just off the end of the spit of land that makes up Pegs 15 and 16. You are no longer allowed to fish from the end of this but it is still possible to swing a sneaky rod 'round the corner' on to the gravel strip that runs past 2-3 rod lengths out in 7-9' of water.... DON'T BOTHER LOL.. Your 20 millers'll look like whittled down 4's in next to no time!!
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   Old Thread  #164 17 May 2012 at 10.51pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Evening Andre,

Look further down this thread or jump on to the Angling International / Abbey Facebook pages and you'll find as comprehensive (swim by swim and tactical) a review of Heron as I'm prepared to give anyone lol! The one thing I can't comment on is how you approach them bait wise.. Some weeks they'll be troughing it, others they'll just want bits'n'pieces.. The age old addage that you can put it in but you can't take it out is a decent starter!
IF you're going to hump it in then I suggest that the bulk of your baiting over your spots is done with pellet and boilies are just scattered across the surrounding area.

Hope this helps?! Regards,

Rupert

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   Old Thread  #163 17 May 2012 at 9.57pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi guys. Im fishing heron lakes in september and finding it daunting already. Can anyone give me any helpful hints and tips. Is it a water where the bait is humped in or is little and often the best option. Are crays a problem in heron? Any information would be really appreciated. cheers, Andre
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   Old Thread  #162 8 May 2012 at 6.16pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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   Old Thread  #161 8 May 2012 at 10.35am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Lovely fish there, mate,

...and I am loving the 'little legs' pix.
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   Old Thread  #160 7 May 2012 at 7.19pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Cheers norm
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   Old Thread  #159 7 May 2012 at 7.19pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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A up fella
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