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   Old Thread  #4 10 Feb 2019 at 3.16pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Keep me updated please.
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   Old Thread  #3 10 Feb 2019 at 10.17am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thanks for the information Trev good luck when you are out there. I will be there the week before you.
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   Old Thread  #2 8 Feb 2019 at 4.48pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi Tom, Iím there 11th May.

This is whatís on FB

Having now returned from what can only be described as a once in a lifetime session along with some fantastic memories brought home to look back upon. During the 7x night stay I took a couple of hours away from the rods each day allowing the swim to rest for awhile and took to the marker float and deeper pro+ to see what each swim held within it's depths? The average depth from every swim is between 9-10ft depending on water levels at the time. The bottom appears to be made up of a soft debris free bottom, there are a few mussel beds around with little to no weed at all at present. As you get closer to the island the depths start rise as expected giving anywhere from 1-3ft of depth around the island margin. The whole lake is encompassed with tall reed beds around the margins and some areas drop to 6ft immediately from the edge of them. I didn't find any significant features that stood out like any gravel bars, platures or weed beds. I would look at the venue with no prime or best swims. Given the even contour of the Lake bed throughout I feel everyone is in with a good shout of bagging a few by working your swim and fishing it according to the conditions at the time?

Each swim has a marker in the water approx 140 yards out. These are not to be mistaken as your area to cast to, but a reference to your swim boundry limits. I was only fishing 80 yards over a baited area to which I found a very comfortable distance whether spodding or casting a baited rig. Given the isolated mussel beds, I would recommend a good quality mainline of at least 0.35mm in diameter.

Primarily I used boilie with hemp and added sweet corn as a visual. Hook baits consisted of a 15mm boilie topped with plastic sweet corn. Resting the swim for a few hours a day whether it be at night or during the day I'm confident it helped increase my catch rate by allowing the carp to move in and feed more confidently without any lines in the swim.

The lake has very little natural food substance so using a good quality boilie will only add to the carp pilling on the weight and in search of them as a food source. These were my findings over that week long session and my believe's at the time.

Daniel's food package is worth serious consideration for those going, you will not go hungry and he is always willing to help where possible.

Cheers Trev.

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   Old Thread  #1 8 Feb 2019 at 10.27am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
I have a trip coming up in May and would be most grateful for any information on the lake ref: depths weed etc.
Many thanks
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