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Norfolk_Bob
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Norfolk_Bob
   Old Thread  #17 6 Nov 2023 at 10.43pm    Login    Register
In reply to Post #16
I'm told the crays are much better this year but have no first hand experience myself.
LordGinger
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LordGinger
   Old Thread  #16 6 Nov 2023 at 12.42pm    Login    Register
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Hi - Anymore up to date news/views on these lakes?
I'm probably going in a couple of weeks.

Any information on the cray situation?
cheers Matt
Darkos
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Darkos
   Old Thread  #15 3 Feb 2021 at 9.44am    Login    Register
In reply to Post #14
Responding to this old thread as have recently moved to the area and this is one of my closest fisheries so have been giving it a bash. Probably done 10 sessions (mix of 24 hour and days only sessions) from the mid summer 2020 until now. 4 winter sessions.
The only fish I've landed in that time was a 4lb Tench on a float when I had my daughter with me and she had her little float rod out. The only other fish I've even seen come out in that time was one common at around 33lb from the second lake.
Nice fish but chatting with the member in the swim next to me he advised sticking to the front lake as the second lake would "fry my brain". He very much seemed to know what he was doing (could be wrong) but he said he was on a 10 night blank himself. Obviously this is no runs water.
Admittedly half of my time on the lakes has been over the winter but even so, I think I will be looking for somewhere new.
Also it was absolutely rammed for all of the times I was there in the summer.

Another thought. The bailiff is a nice enough guy in his way but despite my asking for a bit of guidance he was giving absolutely nothing away. Isn't part of the bailiff's job to try and help put customers on the fish so that they keep coming back? Wouldn't make any suggestions at all as to location, bait or rigs that are working. I don't want him to do all the work but I would have thought a bit of help to a fairly new boy that's getting a bit despondent wouldn't go amiss.
bumperboy
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bumperboy
   Old Thread  #14 14 Apr 2019 at 4.46pm    Login    Register
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Hi, anyone been here recently please?? Thinking of visiting when away in may.... TIA X
Eddy_S
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Eddy_S
   Old Thread  #13 19 Apr 2017 at 6.27pm    Login    Register
In reply to Post #12
That's interesting to hear, which lake were they fishing?
bigfisher
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bigfisher
   Old Thread  #12 16 Apr 2017 at 10.12pm    Login    Register
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I know of lads catching plenty of fish from there this season and last season, I've also got all the photos 😉
Eddy_S
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Eddy_S
   Old Thread  #11 4 Apr 2017 at 10.41am    Login    Register
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I would still be interested in knowing more about the cray situation at this place.

Anyone fished it recently?

Cheers
Eddy_S
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Eddy_S
   Old Thread  #10 13 Oct 2016 at 1.29pm    Login    Register
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Anyone got any up to date info on this place? Are the crays still abundant??

Any recent info greatly received.

Cheers
sammysnail
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sammysnail
   Old Thread  #9 28 Sept 2014 at 10.38pm    Login    Register
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fished the "front lake" for the first time a couple of weeks ago. just done a 24hr session, had one at around 11-12lb and lost another which felt a bit better. crays do tweak the alarms fairly often but both runs came to hardened hookbaits tipped with plastic corn and an extender-stop. fished over particle spod-mix wouldnt bother with pellet or boilie whatsoever as it just attracts more crays
Fartingboy
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Fartingboy
   Old Thread  #8 18 Sept 2014 at 11.41am    Login    Register
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I like the look of this place and it seems to have a lot going for it, BUT when you talk to the anglers they all moan about the crays and lack of carp (due to the crays???) and many of the first timers said that they will not be going back. I walk around the lakes quite often but I have never seen a carp on the bank (have seen plenty topping)all I have heard is rumours of atleast 1 or 2 30's in each water. If it wasn't for the crays I would love to give it a go but as my fishing time is limited I would rather go some where (and in Norfolk there is plenty of lakes) where I feel I would not be wasting my time and don't need the hassle of crays.
Hewy72
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Hewy72
   Old Thread  #7 15 Sept 2014 at 10.28pm    Login    Register
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Lack of catch info online is a bit of a worry ....Has anyone caught from here or aware of stock levels?
captainqpr
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captainqpr
   Old Thread  #6 15 Sept 2014 at 5.02pm    Login    Register
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If you pop onto the bait section , there's a thread running at the moment on using flavoured wooden balls to defeat ronnie and reggie. Invaluable advice from Uncle Ken. I'd defo have a read.
Hewy72
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Hewy72
   Old Thread  #5 15 Sept 2014 at 4.48pm    Login    Register
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Did you have any luck? Do you fish there much? Do you know what the stock levels are like?
scattyboii
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scattyboii
   Old Thread  #4 15 Sept 2014 at 1.51pm    Login    Register
I just wrapped the hook bait in shrink wrap and also used fake corn and kept re-casting every 1.5hours during the day to check the bait.
There are lots of ways to get round the crays.
Have a general search
Hewy72
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Hewy72
   Old Thread  #3 15 Sept 2014 at 12.29pm    Login    Register
In reply to Post #2
Guessing it ruined your session or were you able to overcome them?
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