Doors Are Open
Posted: 9th Apr 2018
It's that time of the year once again when anglers are greeted and the doors for fishing are open. It's been a long wet winter indeed, so we are really hoping the Spring sunshine will push away those grey skies and we start to see more of the sun, which seems to have fallen out of the sky! The green is just starting to push through with iris forcing their way up around the lake margins and the trees are just breaking into bud & leaf. The swallows arrived last week along with the passing Osprey, which only stopped for 24hrs this year! The cuckoo has arrived a week late, but can now be heard throughout the day signaling Spring is about to burst.
We had two regular anglers on the opening week who booked the lake exclusively, they fished either end of the 7 acre lake but with few signs of fish it was a case of playing the waiting game and building the swim over the course of the week. The fish are now moving around and active, but they are still only just waking up with the water temps hovering around 9oc. I would have said the fish were more browsing over the baited spots instead of really feeding hard, but once the lads got into the rhythm of things some lovely fish were caught. Both Richard & Mick had fish over 50lb+ and this is the first time the lake has produced 3 fish over this weight in 1 week. Largest this week went to Rich in Peg 1 at 55lb so it's been a very good start for us. As you all know we are not just a size & numbers water, we make this very clear and have always wanted to produce fish that are unique, stunning to look at and fight like carp should! That's always been our passion over just another fishery producing massive lumps of meat which is common place these days......and from what I saw caught this week I hope you will agree that we are close to achiving our aim after 11 years of hard work.
In both lakes we have bred carp from different parents giving a really varied stamp of high quality fish, so every capture is unique without all the carp looking like brothers & sisters from the same batch which you cannot identify one from the other. Some great looking scaley mirrors were caught this week, fully scaled, commons and even one big lone Tench & a 35lb+ Grass carp! I will give the stats just to show what the lake did produce, but keep an eye on our FB page so you can see the quality of the carp being caught.
25 fish was the total number of fish landed, including mirrors of 55lb,52lb 8oz, 51lb 8oz. 7 fish over 40lb+ with 4 being mid 40s...the remaining 15 fish being mostly 30s & 20s. Its' great to see the different class of fish now really growing well with some of the stunning fish I bred back in 2010 now making 40lb+, 2012 fish well into the 30s and even the last batch from 2014 are now breaking 20lb+. All hand selected on site, so I know each and every fish in both lakes, along with records when they lay in the palm of my hand, that's is the passion and buzz for myself to watch these fish grow and change of the coming years into what the lake is producing today!
Last season was a very good one for us regarding how many big fish we produced, & I think this year could be "our year" to showcase why we have walked our own path instead of taking the easy route.
If you are looking for quality over quantity....keep you eye on us over the coming years, "we are what we say we are" no BS, no false advertising...just a professionally run fishery appealing to the truly passionate carp angler!
Feel free to contact, we are always happy to help.
Over & Out