Posted: 6th Mar 2017
This is an update regarding bait quantity for both lakes this year. We have maintained an upper limit of 25 kg per angler per week on the 7 acre lake. This allowed 20 kg of boilie/pellet & 5 kg of particles per person. After the drain down and harvesting of the fish, removing 1.5 ton of unwanted fish we now have a stock of 180 carp in the 7 acre lake.I have added a futher 36, very young fast growing scaley C3s from the stockponds which are predominantly male fish to increase the numbers of males to aid spawning. With a very clear calculation of the stock and what this number of fish can consume the bait limit will be increased to 45kg per angler. This will still allow the 5 kg of particles but a max limit of 40kg of pellet & boilie can now be used. I noticed over the last 3 seasons that anglers applying bait little and often where far out fishing anglers using a small baiting approach or just applying a huge bed of bed and sitting on it. I have been trying to say for sometime that this is not a uk water, the stocking density is high along with warm warm water temps for most of the season, combined with the average size being over 30lb+ they are eating 50-100 baits within minutes........in somecases the bait is not even touching the bottom when you factor in silver fish,etc.
You have to build your swim over the course of the week and remember your trying to get a number of fish returning to your swim to produce a good hit over the week, its easy to fall into the trap of fishing for one fish on a short 24/48 hr session with Pva bags producing odd fish but you cannot expect numbers of fish to keep returning to your swim with a handful of bait..... you just cannot create any kind of competition if nothing is there to sitmulate a feeding response.
If the fish have reduced their feeding due too the time of the year, spawning etc you will not use this quanitity of bait and it can stay in the freezer and nothing is wasted, but I would rather be in the position of having it with me when they are feeding hard. At the end of the day its upto each angler to decide how much you want to use, and I will not try and force my opinion down your throat.....but I'm in the position to observe the lake daily and on many occasions last year I could see anglers running out of bait and the fish moving out of the swim....just think about it.
We always have high quality carp pellet in stock at 3.00 euros per kilo which can be used alongside your boilies. Once again this is not a hard sell but allows you to purchase onsite without having to take car space up, it's less than a 3rd of the price of a standard good boilie and just as cheap as the pellet available in the uk and of a much better quality than some of the standard pellet on the market.
No bait limit will be applied on the 15 acre lake as of yet, this I will keep my eye on over the coming years, but its a large water with a huge stock of carp, its a hungry water with virgin fish so large beds of bait will be the method for the first few seasons.
Nuts of all types are still "NOT ALLOWED" along with plastic baits, maggots.......this rule is clear so if you are found using any of these your week will be cut short and you will be sent off site regardless of what day it is. We have always run a fare and honest fishery, all we ask is you respect us and the rules because we all have a role to play in looking after the stock for the future of the fishery.
If you need to ask any questions regarding the above please feel free to contact us.