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   Old Thread  #25 24 Apr 2019 at 8.13am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thanks Matt, really appreciate the feedback.

Must have been great to see either of those monsters on the bank. Itching to get there now!
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   Old Thread  #24 23 Apr 2019 at 8.58pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi Mate -
Interesting few days!
After a slow start my mate had a 27lb Common followed on the last night by a 41-8lb common!!
I finished with the 22 common, a 19 mirror and a real stunner of a mirror at just under 26lb....oh and a massive catfish!!!
The cat completely bottomed by 60lb scales! Ö.after bundling it into the net it was clearly far bigger than my cradle and retainer could safely handle (it was probably close to 6feet in length) so I took a couple of quick pics of it in cradle and put it back. After speaking to the bailiff he said a one of the big ones was weighed accurately at around 83lb in November....our guess is it was the same beast!

The weed is not a problem at the moment - plenty of clear areas and areas of low lying weed that you can present baits on...it may have changed in a few weeks when you go.

The carp spent a lot of time basking in the sun for the last few days which was very frustrating as they were not very interested in feeding during this time.
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   Old Thread  #23 23 Apr 2019 at 11.34am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Beast of a fish!

How did you get on during the rest of your time there?
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   Old Thread  #22 19 Apr 2019 at 9.23am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Cracking little place but this fish are very cute, they don't seem to be feeding hard.
I've had a 22lb common so far (arrived Wednesday lunchtime).

If you look at the DNA baits Instagram or Facebook page there was a 41 common came out over the weekend.
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   Old Thread  #21 17 Apr 2019 at 1.41pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi Matt, how's it going?
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   Old Thread  #20 8 Feb 2019 at 10.00pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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The week before Easter and over the Easter weekend - I'll let you know how we get on!!
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   Old Thread  #19 8 Feb 2019 at 9.59pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thanks mate - some really helpful info.
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   Old Thread  #18 5 Feb 2019 at 11.15am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Which week are you there Matt? We're on for the first May bank holiday weekend so any feedback from you is going to be really handy!
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   Old Thread  #17 5 Feb 2019 at 7.38am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Just to give you an idea it is a 5 to 7 foot trough running around the margins then the middle area is raised a foot or so like looking at a medieval field boundary around a flat area of land in saying that the water level should be up a bit as obviously after last years long hot summer it was probably down two feet from its normal level when we fished, all the fish that did show were within a rod length of the banks about the edge of the overhanging trees, its a nice venue nice and quiet left alone to get on with it remember to take a toilet roll for the bio toilet, we made good use of cafe at the end of the road a few mornings especially as it was cold also you have the Tackle den back up the spur road if you need anything.

Good Luck hope you bag a few.
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   Old Thread  #16 4 Feb 2019 at 7.34pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thanks mate - there are only 2 of us so hopefully we can keep the disturbance down.
Glad to hear the weed seems more manageable - I was thinking it was going to be dinner plates sized spots!
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   Old Thread  #15 4 Feb 2019 at 1.42pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Fished it in November 2018 for 3 nights 4 of us nothing to report I'm afraid because these days I have become better at camping than fishing, it was a cold easterly wind TBF well that's my excuse.
The good news is the weed was practically non existent for the first half off the lake from the gate and not overly desperate for the other half with plenty of clear areas I would imagine it would not be too desperate come April time, given the nature and size of the lake and the way in which it gets fished ie: usually a group of up to four anglers I think the carp are clued up enough to know they are being fished for but given the right conditions are very catch-able, a few showed whilst we were there they were sending out a reasonable enough badooosh to get me out of bed in the dark in the early hours shame we just didn't have anything to show for it.
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   Old Thread  #14 3 Feb 2019 at 5.02pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
I'm off here in April - any advice or information would be welcome!
I can't seem to find much on here, Facebook or anywhere else...PM if ya prefer.
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   Old Thread  #13 12 Apr 2018 at 2.27pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thanks mate, didn't even realise there were cats in there!

I take it with the weed then chods / solid bags are the way to go?

Can't wait to go!
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   Old Thread  #12 12 Apr 2018 at 11.45am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Lovely lake, me and my friend have got it booked again this year. If your going with a group then itís definitely not the most social of places, because of where the swims are situated. Plus itís very weedy so not avisable to be too far from your rods. The bank to your right when you come in definitely needs a double swim put in or two swims closer together, if they done that it would be perfect. Either way there was no hesitation rebooking for this year, but that might have something to do with settling a score with one of the big cats I lost
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   Old Thread  #11 12 Apr 2018 at 11.29am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Any updates at all? Off here next week with hopefully some sunshine!
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