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   Old Thread  #18 31 May 2016 at 9.11pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I'd be really interested to see that too. I know they had opened up the north bank last season to a select few in order to try and assess the stock.
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   Old Thread  #17 31 May 2016 at 7.09pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Has anyone got the article to scan by any chance? I'll try to it in the local shops but if it's last week I don't know how it'll go!
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   Old Thread  #16 31 May 2016 at 6.31pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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It is VW in the article (last weeks carp talk) that Simon crow is fishing and has the good fortune to have a couple including a 30

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   Old Thread  #15 30 May 2016 at 10.20pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Yeah it must be vw as oil davies has put pictures up recently of a lake that looks to be Vw! So I would say it most definitely is!
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   Old Thread  #14 30 May 2016 at 10.18pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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No sorry Josh I don't. But it's defiantly in the Windsor area might even be in the grounds of the Castle? Apparently it was being filmed for Nash tackle..
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   Old Thread  #13 30 May 2016 at 10.12pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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It's bigger than 130 acres, nearer 250/300

Kells, not sure mate, do you have a link or article by any chance?
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   Old Thread  #12 30 May 2016 at 10.08pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Is this the same water as recently fished by Simon crow in the windsor area that's opening up as a syndicate??
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   Old Thread  #11 30 May 2016 at 11.19am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hmmmm, does seem a bit steep if the stocking isnt much. I did wonder if it held a few lumps, but to fish for perhaps a handful in 130 acres isnt so appealing.

Its a beautiful place, those reed line banks are amazing. The place is huge.
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   Old Thread  #10 30 May 2016 at 10.58am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I don't doubt you at all Josh.

If I lived nearer and had the available time I would also consider joining. I absolutely love the place, to me it was very much fishing the unknown and that was the appeal. Interesting to see that there is no new parking for the syndicate so it's still a hell of a walk to most of the swims at least you know once you get there that you can be on for 3 days rather than the day sessions I have fished on there.


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   Old Thread  #9 30 May 2016 at 9.23am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Don't hold me to it but pretty sure it did as two anglers told me.

I think the grand is alright if you fish year round and value your surroundings. I'm half tempted to go for it. 80 a month by direct debit makes it less wounding.
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   Old Thread  #8 29 May 2016 at 11.04pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Might have done Josh, I thought the stock was well known in there and went to low 30's but I am probably 5 years out of date on that!

My answer was just about VW, I haven't fished Obelisk.
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   Old Thread  #7 29 May 2016 at 11.01pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I thought the obelisk did a 40+ last season?
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   Old Thread  #6 29 May 2016 at 10.44pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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If money is no object then you will be fishing one of the most beautiful lakes in the country. However don't expect it to be easy.

I have fished Virginia Water on and off for the last 10 years, unfortunately only for probably a maximum of 20 -30 days over that whole period but I had a ticket last year (one of very few that did). I have a very good friend who lives locally and I have joined it and fished with him purely on a social basis over that period. I live nearly 100 miles away and VW has always been day only fishing. By the way it is very rare to see anyone fishing it now.

By the looks of it the syndicate is getting access to the parts of the lake that have previously not been fishable, but interestingly a lot of the areas now marked 'out of bounds' have been fishable for many years. If they are keeping a season ticket for those areas then I would suggest getting both but I suspect they will do away with the standard 'day only' season ticket.

Don't expect large numbers of big fish either, most of the stock are commons from 10-20lb. However I have no doubt that the lake probably contains a few large carp that have never (to my knowledge) been caught. My friend, who lives locally, has probably caught 200 fish from Virginia water over the years, he hasn't even had a 20. He has also caught next to nothing over the last 5 years. We have no idea why the fishing has become so difficult, but possible the water has been targeted by individuals that take fish for the table.

IF I lived locally and had a lot of spare time I might consider joining, unfortunately I can't justify 1,000. I had actually decided not to join for 80 next season. I will still visit my mate but we will do a few days on the Thames instead.

In summary it is a huge, beautiful lake with I hope some unknown, uncaught monsters. A 30lb fish from there would be a fish of a lifetime, a 40 or 50? Yes possible. Is it worth 1,000? Not for me, no.
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   Old Thread  #5 29 May 2016 at 8.08pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I actually don't think that's that bad. If I had the time to fish somewhere properly and get stuck into either of the lakes would interest me. If you paid that kind of money you'd know your safe, your motors safe and you'll be able to get a swim and be left alone. I can name lots of waters 800+ a year and still as busy as a day ticket.

I bet some people join purely for the pike fishing
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   Old Thread  #4 29 May 2016 at 7.52pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Maybe Queenie needs the extra income
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