Well what a season 2018 has been with not one but 2 60lb fish out. So our new lake record is a whopping 62.4lb.
Statistics show we had 567 carp out with 60% of those being over 30lb.
These are the numbers
2 x 60s, 57 x 50s, 153 x 40s 129 x 30s
Check out the vlog by the DXC guys at https://youtu.be/Gbe3b1_WU8g
Now that the fishing has stopped we have spent the rest of 2018 doing some much needed maintenence work including the removal of two large trees that had fallen into the lake, the replacing of the netting around the island to enable us to use it as a stock pond and hopefully grow on some of the smaller fish. We have also replaced the platform by extending the bank out into the lake making a bigger area with a slightly lower part for returning the fish. We have also extended out into the lake at the next swim along to give a bit more room for bivving up etc. The chalet has also undergone a facelift with interior floors being replaced and decorated throughout. We are hoping to do further improvements before the start of the 2019 season.
2019 got off to a good start by replacing the fabric gazebo on the platform swim with a sturdy wooden one, great for keeping out of the weather. We also improved some if the path ways around the lake
and renewed the boardwalk down to the inlet.
Week 30th-6th April : Daran Stuart Kevin and John
24 Carp including 3x50s 5x40s 8x30s
New Pb for Stuart a 57lb Mirror
Week 6th-13th April: Dave and Giles
10 Carp 5x50s 3x40s 2x20s with an average fish weight of 45.38lb. Also new Pb for Dave a 57.9lb Mirror
Week 13th-20th April: Attila Sandor Szilveszter Dzenifet
9 Carp 3x40s 2x30s
very slow week with the fish not really playing ball, still good week had by everyone.
Week 20th-27th April: Martin Jeff and Matt
15 Carp 5x50s 4x40s 2x30s
Carp we're in the move and starting to feed again. New Pb's for Martin 58.12 and Jeff 44.8lb
Week 27th-4th May: Glenn and Nathan
35 Carp 8x50s 6x40s 8x30s
Great week for these guys once again
Week 4th-11th May: Will Andy Paul and Aaron
19 Carp 1x50 2x40s 5x30s
Not a great week weather wise but still some great fish out
Week 11th-18th May: Dave Mark L and Mark R
24 Carp 6x50s 6x40s 4x30s 3x20s 5 under 20lb
Another great week for the DXC angling guys
Week 18th May-25th May: Barry Ann and Roy
16 Carp 1x60 2x50s 5x40s 1x30 5x20s 2 under 20
This week saw the first 60 of the year, great fishing guys
Week 25th-8th June: Scott Paul Danielle Chloe and Ninja Jack
48 Carp 8x50s 9x40s 8x30s
This week saw the return of our mate Ninja Jack, great to see you all again and to see the brilliant two weeks fishing you had despite some horrendous weather conditions. New Pb for Scott a 59lb
mirror, almost the 60 you were after.
Week 8th-15th June: John senior and John T
43 Carp 3x60s 6x50s 8x40s 10x30s
What a week this has been with the high point being Manic Monday, where in the space of four hours 2x60s New lake Record 63.5lb and 5x50s. Awesome guys
Week 15th-22nd June: John Caven Jack and James
30 Carp 2x50s 4x40s 8x30s
Week 22nd-29th June: Vic, Ben, Paul, James and Paul
8 Carp 2x50 1x40 2x30
Extremely hard week due to excessive heat, but still managed to land a couple of nice 50s
Week 29th-6th July: Mick, Simon and Paul
20 Carp 2x50s 4x40s 1x30 9x20s
Week 6th July-13th July: Guy and Tracy
26 Carp 3x50s 3x40s 3x30s
Week 13th-20th July: Lee and Rhys aged 12
17 Carp 2x50s 5x40s 2x30s
Fantastic fishing for these two with several PB's. Lee had a 53lb mirror and Rhys a 48lb mirror.
Week 20th-27th July
8 Carp largest 48.14lb
Week 27th- 3rd August: Will Joe Nige Chris and Elliott
45 Carp 1x50 10x40 7x30
Amazing week for the guys
Week 3rd-10th August: John Louis and Connor
No catch report filled out.
Week 10th-17th Russell Emma and John
14 Carp 3x50s 3x40s 3x30s
Pb's all round this week, 53.2lb mirror fir Russell, 44.2lb mirror for John and for first time fishing a 48.2lb linear for Emma.
Week 17th-24th August
Nobody fishing this week, as having decantation pond dug out.
24th-31st August: Martin, James and Scott
22 Carp 2x50s 3x40s 2x30
Week 31st-7th September: Simon Adrian and Daniel
28 Carp 3x50s 3x40s 5x30s
Week 7th-14th September: John Ashley and John
18 Carp 3x50s 2x40s 5x30s
Week 14th-21st September: Glenn and Nathan
51 Carp 7x50s 11x40s 9x30s
Smashed it again guys!!!
Week 21st-28th September: Colin Paul and David
34 Carp 1x60 5x50s 4x40s 7x30s
Awesome week with the 5th 60 of the season.
Week 28th-5th October: Gary and Paul
56 Carp 7x50s 6x40s 10x30s
Week 5th-12th October: Bob Christine and Paul
17 Carp 2x50s 5x40s 1x30
Week 12th-19th October: Russ Ted and Tom
14 Carp 1x60 1x50 5x40s. This week saw the 6th 60 out this year.
Week 19th-26th October: Dave and Mark
31 Carp 3x50s 8x40s 9x30s
Week 26th-3rd November: Glenn and Duane
33 Carp 3x50s 3x40s 7x30s.
725 Carp caught with 362 being 30lb plus
6x60 95x50 132x40 129x30
Average number of carp caught weekly 23
New lake Records
Ladies Record 54.03lb
Well as everyone knows 2020 has been a trying time for everyone, with nobody able to travel in the first half of the year, we have got on with the jobs that had been
put off for some time. The chalet has had new decking and been painted, so is looking quite smart now. We have built a new gazebo on the cutout swim and cemented uprights for the gazebo on the
dam. Lots of tidying of trees, hedges and bushes saw the lake looking it's best when the first anglers were able to get here.
Week 27th-4th July: Jason John and Mel
53 Carp 5x50s 10x40s 6x30 Great start!!
Week 4th-18th July: Guy and Tracy
55 Carp 4x50s 11x40s 11x30s
25Carp 3x50s 3x40s 4x30s
Week 18th-25th July: Aaron Harvey and Rick
43 Carp 4x50 10x40 10x30
Week 25th-30th July: Russ Ted and Tom
20 Carp 3x50s 4x40s 3x30s this was only from 5days fishing as the guys had to leave early.
Week 1st-15th August: Scott Paul Danielle Chloe and Jack
56 Carp 7x50s 8x40s 11x30s. New ladies Record for Danielle at 55.8lb. Well done guys
15th-22nd August:Will Chris and Elliott
51 Carp 4x50s 9x40s 10x30s
Week 22nd August nobody gushing due to the quarantine restrictions in the U.K.
Week 26th-5th September:Glenn and Tony
104 Carp 19x50s 21x40s 24x30s
What can I say just AWESOME!!!!
Week 5th-12th September: John Jack and Caven
48 Carp 8x50s 13x40s 8x30s
Week 12th-19th September: Jamie Jordan and Ben
38 Carp 6x50s 9x40s 8x30s
Week19th-26th September: Carl and Ben
37 Carp 6x50s 8x40s 11x30s
Week 26th September nobody fishing due to restrictions
Week 3rd-10th October: Ann and Barry
26 Carp 4x50s 7x50s 6x30s. A new ladies lake record for Ann at 56.08lb
Week 10th-17th October: Dave and Mark
27 Carp 7x50s 7x40s 7x30s
Week 17th-24th October:Gary and Billy
30 Carp 4x50s 8x40s 7x30s. New pbs as well 57.8lb Gary and 57.02 Billy.
Well that's it for 2020 due to further lockdowns and restrictions. Here's to a better 2021.
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