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   Old Thread  #5 9 Mar 2019 at 7.50pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Walked round them at Christmas. Level was very low on the big lake, it looked like it had been drained most of the way down. There was also a syndicate lake on the complex which looked interesting.
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   Old Thread  #4 8 Mar 2019 at 4.40pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Was always a very carpy setting and a really nice set of lakes. Remember seeing an absolute woodcarving of a common clear the water when tench fishing once.

Even though I spent many summer holidays fishing the river I never really knew just how many carp were in there at the time (1990's). I wish I knew then what I know now!
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   Old Thread  #3 7 Mar 2019 at 6.04pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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At least one of the lakes there done a 40 which was a known fish that used to reside in lake 5/6 at the Woolpack (a fish called Two Scales that used to come out at around mid-upper 20's in the Pack). Disappeared for a while then suddenly was caught from one of the lakes at Paxton Nature Reserve. Apparently it swam 15 miles upstream along the Gt Ouse, over several weirs including Offord & through boat locks at Godmanchester & Brampton before appeared in Hayling Lake (from memory as was two decades or longer ago!). Epic journey really without ANY help at all apparently!

I did join Hayling lake 30 odd years ago & lost a couple of upper 20's from there but didn't really put any time in there due to being 16 at the time, I was never asked to go to the Swim Draw's so rocked up there on opening day of the season, plonked myself down in one of the vacant swims (bearing in mind I was 16 so had to rely on mother for a lift there & back & no mobile phones in those days) with my gear, only to lose a couple of the fish in there and then get told early evening that the swim was taken due to the draw that took place a few days previous (which as a syndicate member I should have been made aware of but wasn't!). Didn't go back again as felt like I wasn't wanted there even though no more fish where hooked in opening week other than the two I lost in the weed!!!!!
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   Old Thread  #2 7 Mar 2019 at 10.00am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Most likely not a lot these days, the otters have been up that way for a few years now
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   Old Thread  #1 7 Mar 2019 at 8.49am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
I remember pike fishing these lakes (well, the main big one) with my old man as a kid when we lived in St Neots. Always looked mega carpy, and we occasionally came across the odd secretive carp angler (25 years ago!). Be interested to what the pits held back then, and if they hold anything now? Zero intention of ever fishing there, just curious..
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