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New Sesason 2016 Opening Day

July 9th, 2016 Comments off

Hello Everyone!…..Hope this post finds you all well 🙂

For those of you that don’t already know the lake will re-open for the new 2016 season on Friday 15th July. As usual the gate will open at 10am and the draw for swims at 12pm, due to time and other commitments we are not doing a BBQ this year so you will be able to fish immediately after the draw!….Anyone that would like to borrow the BBQ please just let us know, you are more than welcome.

Its been a busy closed season for Paul, along with the usual huge grass and strimming maintenance, he has been making some changes to the swim platforms by way of very smart Astroturf…which not only looks great but is super practical and much better for when landing carp!

To see the lake looking as beautiful as it does makes all the hard work worthwhile, and we very much look forward to sharing it all with you on the 15th and see Grenvilles really come alive, the fish that were caught during the closed season were stunning and immaculate and it will be fantastic to see even more of them grace our banks.

If anyone would like bait please let us know by Wednesday 13th.

Until then we wish you all well and look forward to seeing you on the 15th, let the brilliant new season begin!

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New 40

May 4th, 2016 Comments off

New 40 just out this morning! beautiful fish weighing 42.11 details to follow later

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May 3rd, 2016 Comments off

Due to an event taking place at the farm there will be no access into the Lake this Saturday 7th between the hours of 8am and 2pm.
Anyone coming in please let Paul know,
Apologies for any inconvenience.

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Info

May 1st, 2016 Comments off

The lake will be closed at 12.00 on friday the 13th May, hopefully if the spawning plays nice we will open early!

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March 31st, 2016 Comments off

Very sorry but the lake will not re open until Monday as there is still 9 inches of water in certain swims and this needs to be gone, we must ensure all swims are completely safe before anyone can fish, there are also some minor repairs to be done as well.
Once again we apologise for any inconvenience and disappointment, we feel the same
We wish you all a lovely weekend and very much look forward to seeing you next week

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March 29th, 2016 Comments off

Hope you all had a great Easter
Just to let you know we hope to open on Thursday and that Paul will make the decision on Wednesday, there is a few inches of water still to go but we are nearly there!!
Can’t wait to get back to normal and see everyone enjoying their fishing, making bait tidying up and seeing Grenville’s return to its full glory,
Best wishes to you all, see you in a few days!

 

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lake update

March 25th, 2016 Comments off

Latest update on the lake.
Paul with the help of John and David has fitted a two foot pipe out of the lake to release more water quickly, this is helping but there is still a way to go, he is also trying to get to the flap in the lake to open it which will really be a massive help in reducing the water levels.
At this stage we still do not know when we will be open and Easter is looking doubtful, we can only hope and do what we can when the water allows us to.
Please keep checking for updates or contact Paul before you make your journey.
We do really appreciate all of your patience, we are so frustrated and want the lake to be open again for all to enjoy and see our beautiful babies on the bank.
Please bear with us we are doing all that we can,
Many thanks

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lake update

March 21st, 2016 Comments off

Latest update on the lake.
Paul with the help of John and David has fitted a two foot pipe out of the lake to release more water quickly, this is helping but there is still a way to go, he is also trying to get to the flap in the lake to open it which will really be a massive help in reducing the water levels.
At this stage we still do not know when we will be open and Easter is looking doubtful, we can only hope and do what we can when the water allows us to.
Please keep checking for updates or contact Paul before you make your journey.
We do really appreciate all of your patience, we are so frustrated and want the lake to be open again for all to enjoy and see our beautiful babies on the bank.
Please bare with us we are doing all that we can,
Many thanks

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March 16th, 2016 Comments off

Update on the lake, the water is on its way out!…Paul thinks we are looking at another 2 weeks but could be sooner, as the volume decreases the levels will go down much faster, as soon as the road is fully accessible and you can get to the swims we will re-open.
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you all very soon…

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March 11th, 2016 Comments off

Please be advised the lake is now closed until further notice due to flooding, we will keep you updated as and when we can.
Please do not attempt to come in there is no access.
Thank you

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Information for the new season

February 8th, 2016 Comments off

Subs are now due and must be paid before the 14th March. Everyone needs to speak to Paul. If anyone is leaving please let us know before the end of Feb. It is also with a heavy heart that some members will not be asked to re-join Grenville’s as some people do not agree with our managment skills and think they can run things better?! (i know you may think im biased but what my dad has created and up keeps every single day of the year is bloody amazing!) We wish everyone well on whichever path is taken.

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Fish Weights 2015/16 Season

January 11th, 2016 Comments off
Fish Weights 2015/16 Season
2015 has drawn to a close and the fish stats so far for this season are summarised below. The stats take us to the end of December.
New 50’s = 2
New 40’s = 5
New 30’s = 21
Existing 30’s breaking the 35lb+ barrier = 9
New 35lb+ (previously not recorded above 30lb) = 2
Some interesting facts:
The two new 50’s were both last caught in June 2014 with the first one showing a growth of 6lb 2oz in 15 months and the second 9lb 2oz in 18 months. Interestingly there are 25 fish on the wall recorded above 37lb that have not been caught since 2014, so there could be many more big surprises to come when these fish next visit the bank.
The new 40’s faired similarly with growth rates up to 7lb 3oz in 12 months being the best. Green 30 was predicted to reach 40lbs, even though it was caught at 34lb in July, it nudged over 40lbs by November. This fish is a big spawner and tends to loose large amounts of weight, but it is also a big feeder being the most frequently caught fish on the 35lb+ wall, visiting the banks 3-5 times a year.
Of the 35lb+ fish there are two fish that have not previously been recorded above 30lb, we have no capture details and consequently no growth statistics. These fish came in at 35lb 6oz and 36lb 8oz!
The 21 new 30’s brings the total number of recorded different 30lb+ fish in Grenville to 285. Hopefully over the remaining part of the season we should see this figure climb up to the 300 mark.
The first half of this season has seen 143 carp over 30lb caught and this has been represented by 100 different fish and 43 re-captures. Although catch rates this season have been lower than some previous seasons, it can be seen that the quality and size of the fish have improved enormously and are testament to the quality of the fishery.
Lets hope 2016 is even more successful with many more surprises for some lucky anglers.

 

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First catch of the New Year

January 4th, 2016 Comments off

Happy New Year to all the members!

I struggled to go back to work today after the holiday.

Paul didnt struggle catching the first fish of the new year, caught 45 minutes into 2016!

26lb

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Merry Christmas

December 24th, 2015 Comments off

Merry Christmas

to all members and their families

have a fantastic day

love from Paul, Lisa, Yaz and the doggies x

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Christmas Dinner

December 24th, 2015 Comments off

Happy Christmas to all our Grenville Babies here’s your Christmas dinner 70 Kilo’s of our finest Bait GRN 10 Enjoy !

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A new 50!

December 21st, 2015 Comments off

Christmas comes early for Mr Bennett with a new UK PB

53lb 10oz

 

 

 

A new 50+ up 9lb 2oz!

Congratulations Paul!

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Another 40

December 21st, 2015 Comments off

Another winter 40

44lb 14oz

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First winter 40

December 6th, 2015 Comments off

Congratulations to Iggy on catching the first winter 40!

40lb 7oz

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Info

November 17th, 2015 Comments off

Can all members make sure they have sent Paul pictures of both sides of any carp catches over 30lb

Thank you

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catches

November 15th, 2015 Comments off

Steve Cox

Satrts us off with a 40!

43lb 4oz

 

 

 

 

34lb

 

 

 

 

John Igglesden

34lb 4oz

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Mark Riley’s session

November 8th, 2015 Comments off

Mark Riley

 All caught from peg 33 mostly at night over a totalof 20kg spombed out over the 3  days .

27lb

 

 

 

 

30lb 2oz

 

 

 

35lb 2oz



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Another 40!

November 8th, 2015 Comments off

We had another 40 this week

up from 37lb!

Gypsy

40lb 6oz

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Another 40!

October 29th, 2015 Comments off

Another 40 to the bank

Paul Bennett

43lb 8oz

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forever growing carp

October 25th, 2015 Comments off

Here we have with an amazing catch, with a growth spurt of 7lb since July!

Steve Cox

48lb 6oz

 

 

 

 

Congratulations Steve!

This is why we feed our fish on GRN 10!

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three forty’s in one night!

October 17th, 2015 Comments off

Can you believe what Grenville’s is capable of?

It amazes me more and more as time goes by.

Paul Bennet

41lb 4oz

 

 

 

green 134

Nick Dodge

John Igglesden

40lb 6oz

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October 15th, 2015 Comments off

Can all members please bring waders with them as the water level is down and waders will be needed for any catches.

Thank you

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Another 40!

October 15th, 2015 Comments off

Paul Allgood

Heres Paul with a great catch

49lb 12oz

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New PB

October 15th, 2015 Comments off

Here we have Mark Barrat with a new Personal Best

44lb

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40+

October 11th, 2015 Comments off

This weekend we had a great catch from Ade Westley

blue 147

45lb 10oz

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lovely little catch

October 5th, 2015 Comments off

here we have a lovely little catch

Steve Sharp

27lb 12oz

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weekend catches

October 4th, 2015 Comments off

Here are this weekend’s catches

Gypsy

49lb 8oz

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new 40!

September 22nd, 2015 Comments off

Here we have a new 40!

Paul Miller

41lb

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100 35lb+ !

September 21st, 2015 Comments off

Grenville now has over 100 35lb+ carp swimming through its depths.

35 Plus Page

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stunner!

September 20th, 2015 Comments off

Its not the biggest Grenville Carp but when you have looks like this size is immaterial what an absolute stunner!

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catches from the last week

September 20th, 2015 Comments off

Aswell as the third 50 to land on the bank we also had these catches last week!

Karl Pitcher

44lb 12oz

 

 

 

We also had two new 30+ from the cabin

33lb 4oz

 

 

 

 

35lb 10z

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New 50!

September 12th, 2015 Comments off

What more is there to say than…… Wow!

Grenvilles has revealed another 50!

Chris Oakley

50lb 10oz

 

 

 

 

Congratulations Chris!

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35+

September 12th, 2015 Comments off

Bernard Sisson

As normal when I am going fishing I check the weather reports to see what weather is coming for the next few days unfortunately the forecast said N E to E winds which made me think of not going . This only lasted for a short while because the realisation that Winter is on its way and the nights are drawing in .
On arriving at the lake I noticed the absence of other cars in the Car park which was unusual because over the last couple of months it had been quite busy due to the school holidays  . So off into the Cabin to check what had been caught over the weekend , swim 33 was still fishing well with Colin catching a 42 lbs mirror and previously Paul Bennit had a great result with 4 Carp to 39 lbs and previously to this the Legend that will soon be Karl Pitcher had 4 Carp to 37 lbs . So off for my walk around the lake to pick my swim for the next 48 hours . There was nothing showing to aid my decision so I thought I would take a gamble and go in swim 32 which covers the deeper water . To my knowledge this swim hadn’t produced a carp this season so the decision was on instinct ! That feeling that we get that makes us go against the norm . Up with the bivvy and all 3 rods cast out into the deeper water 31 ft which is deep , there is know casting out and feeling the lead down its more a case of counting the seconds for the lead to hit the bottom. Whist setting up another angler had turned up who couldn’t believe his luck that swim 33 hadn’t been taken , Stew Boyden practically ran back to the cabin to move his key to claim the swim. The wind was blowing directly into the swims and to say it was cold would be an understatement we both sat there like 2 Eskimo wrapped in thermal clothing . Over the next 24 hours I questioned my choice of putting 3 kilo’s of winterised Trigga boilies out into the depths thinking I should have used bags rather than fish over bait .. what made it worst was that I had seen Carp showing on the opposite side of the lake 600 yrds away. I woke up on the Thursday morning just before the Sun had started to show thinking I should stay in bed . Then there  was a sound like a cow had fell in this got me out of bed faster than the Usain Bolt . It was rite over my baited area . Has the morning glow got brighter there where Carp all over my swim it was like somebody had thrown a switch and every Carp in the lake had woke up. Paul came round for a coffee and remarked on the display but my delkins never made a bleep this made me think they where not feeding on the bottom . The morning started to pass and the thoughts of packing up on another blank where in my mind when the middle rod ripped off. Has soon has I picked the rod up I new this was a decent fish .. I couldn’t control it my clutch was set tight but it was still taking line . The fight seemed to last forever. Mark Riley and Stew had turned up just as the Carp had found a bed of  Canadian weed and that horrible feeling has the line was being pulled threw the weed and Stew saying keep it moving which was obvious because I new if it got its head down it would be all over . What seemed like ages its head came up to the surface and Mark netted it for me . What a relief.. on the scales 35lbs 2ozs of pure muscle with a tail like mobydick .
Happy days

35lb 2oz

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September catches

September 6th, 2015 Comments off

Paul Bennett

Grenville
Lake
my little piece of heaven on earth

Well arrived at my syndicate water the fantastic Grenville Lake for my fortnightly 72 hour session on Tuesday the 1st of September, my first job was to check the lake map in the cabin to see who was on and where, collect my Matt and take myself off for a walk round the lake and have a chat with some of the other members who were already present to see who'd caught what. The wind was blowing in a north westerly direction and yes, you guessed it,most of the pegs on the receiving bank were occupied but to be honest I fancied the opposite side of the lake in an area than I new pretty well that would be slightly on the back of the wind in the deeper water plus there was nobody in this area of the lake at all so I basically had half the lake to myself which is just how I like it so I left my Matt in place and went and got the car and sett about setting up camp and sorting myself out.By mid afternoon having found my spots I was ready to introduce some bait roughly 5 kilos to start with at range 140 plus yards out and spread over quite a wide area as I like to keep the fish moving about and actively searching for food should they turn up for me,well that was the plan anyway. With my area baited and two of the three rods I would be using clipped up at 35 raps and 36 raps on the distance sticks (140 & 144 yards ) these were then baited with my chosen pop ups on my go to rigs at the moment the stiff hinged rig and cast to the baited area whilst my third Rod would be used as a rover Rod and for my first night was placed in the margin to my right with 30 or so free offerings. In the early hours of Wednesday morning 3.30 to be precise I had that fantastic alarm call of one of my delkims screaming out and I was up and on it in a flash as my right hand Rod over the baited area was away ,after a very spirited fight my prize was in the net, rested weighed and photographed and going 30lb 4oz on the scales.I was very happy and to be honest had I not had another pick I would have been more than happy so I topped the swim up again but I had to wait until Thursday evening for anymore action, when my middle Rod over the baited area rattled off this time, as I picked the Rod up and bent into the fish this was clearly a much bigger adversary as it had my clutch clicking away as it took line off me at range as battle commenced,some twenty or so minutes later she was in the net, she was a lump! A quick phone call to Colin Humphrys, who was now in peg 30, he kindly came straight away to give me a lift with weighing and then the photos, she went 39lb 2oz not quite a 40 but I wasn't complaining I was delighted as my plan was working, I went on to take another upper double that night at 18lb 4oz and then a stunning 24lb 4oz Scaly in the early hour of Friday morning. To say I was happy would be an understatement to say the least. Grenville is no easy water but it's the best in the land as far as I'm concerned, when you get it right the rewards are unparalleled .

30lb 4oz

 

 

 

 

39lb 2oz

 

 

 

 

24lb 4oz

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New 35

August 21st, 2015 Comments off

Here we have the first New 35+ of the season!

Colin Humphreys

37lb 10oz

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two forty’s out today!

August 18th, 2015 Comments off

Today may have bought the rain but it has also brought two forty’s to the bank.

First off Terry Stock

44lb 2oz

 

 

 

 

Chris Oakley

41lb 10oz

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Mid week catch

August 16th, 2015 Comments off

Here is Ben Phelps with a mid week catch

39lb

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Bait

August 16th, 2015 Comments off

Anyone wanting bait for weekend fishing must let my dad know by Wednesday of each week.

Thank you

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Even more 40’s

August 3rd, 2015 Comments off
Mark Had a fantastic session last week
after a little bit of technical difficulty on my end i can finally share his pictures and story.
I’ve had the most amazing result and great experience down at Grenville, breaking my PB twice!
On my arrival at Grenville’s on Wednesday the lake wasn’t too busy overall and a good walk around would be on the cards but like mostly all anglers on the drive down all I could think about was which bank would suit the conditions and where would the carp would be, so the bank I had in mind was slightly busy with pegs 3, 5, 6, 8 taken although 4 was free! As I stopped and chatted with member John Igglesden in peg 5 and congratulated him on his few fish including a 40 it was evident that such a huge percentage of fish were still out in front towards the cabin. Over a coffee along with another member we watched a few fish show at range as the wind gathered a little strength into his bank, so I was almost sold on peg 4 too be honest! However, the cabin was not being fished from what we could see and I’m not sure who first suggested asking Paul if it was free from bookings, it was a decision worth looking into and perhaps treating myself too!
The news was good and to get myself around there and get settled in, initially there was no need to bait up as it was taken care of earlier that morning with Paul’s usual daily feed so it was the plan to get the rods out fast. There are two anchored markers in front of the main swim, one at approximately 70 yards to the left and one at around 100…I cast one single pop up to the left and the other two baited rigs either side of the distance spot. The left hand marker was at a range where I could just bait up when I wanted using the stick only whilst the other would be later on in the 48 hours I had using the spomb.
A few hours passed and all seemed quiet then caught the marker at range knocking and shortly after the sound of delight as the alarm sounded and a belting take from the middle rod! After a well accounted battle a lovely scaly carp of 27.5 weighed and photographed and from then on how little did I know what would unfold over the following 48 hours!?
I netted nine out of eleven runs, with the smallest a pristine scaly 20.2 and the other eight all over 27lb including three superb commons the largest at just under 29lb, along with a 35.14, 40.4 and 41.0.
I’m totally blown away with not just only getting my first 40 but to have two will have given me a session to remember and a reminder how fortunate we are to be on such a superb lake! Thank you so very much to Paul for the opportunity and to Stew Boyden close by to lend a hand! Pursuit Baits ‘Launch’ pop ups used apart from two which were caught on a new test bait…over Grenvilles very own food bait plus Pursuit Baits ‘BCM’ in 20’s via the stick and 10mm baits via the spomb.

40lb 4oz

 

 

 

 

35lb 14oz

 

 

 

 

41lb

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Another 40

July 28th, 2015 Comments off

And yet another 40!

what a great start to the new season

Ben Phelps

41lb 9oz

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Growth Graphs

July 23rd, 2015 Comments off

A new feature has recently been added to the website in the form of carp growth graphs, these have been generated for each fish that appears on the 35+ wall. The graphs can be found on the left hand side under each fish’s identification colour/number. By clicking on the graph symbol a pdf file will open that shows all captures of that fish over 30lbs. This will give members an appreciation of how each fish is growing and how it is affected by spawning etc. Each graph is being kept up-to-date as captures are made around the lake.

When viewing the graphs you will see the initial stocking date and the weight of the fish. The blank entries show one gap for each year until the fish was caught at 30+. The bottom axis shows the date of all captures above 30+ , again any gaps indicate years when the fish was not caught. It can be clearly seen that many fish go missing for 2 or 3 years between captures, with one or two fish having ‘vanished’ for up to 5 years before being caught again. There are many fish still missing since their last capture and there may be some nice surprises for some lucky members when they do show up.

Some interesting statistics have been identified in the making of the graphs:

–          The total number of different 30+ fish caught from the lake is 263. Although some fish may have died, there are constantly new 30’s being caught and identified and therefore the estimated stock of 30+ fish can be comfortably claimed as being around the 250-260 mark. However with ever increasing numbers of upper 20’s now being caught, this number will increase in the coming seasons.

–          The fastest growing fish made the 30+ milestone in 2009, around 4 years after being stocked at 4-08!

–          Some members have a misconception that most of the big fish are caught from the cabin swim. Although not detailed on the graphs, an analysis of all catch records has indicated that this is not the case. In fact only 20% of fish captures come from this swim (20.3% to be exact!). 80% of all big fish captures therefore come from the rest of the lake. It is however the most consistent single swim.

–          The most caught 30+ in the lake is Green 30, which usually gets caught 3-5 times a year. This fish is also a big spawner and can loose 5-6lb in weight through spawn. This year has seen it drop from just shy of 40 down to 34, however you can see from the graph that this is normal for this fish and it will recover the weight fairly quickly. In 2012 before it spawned it weighed 37lb, dropping to 32lb and recovering to this year’s pre spawn weight of just under 40. If this fish follows the same pattern then within the next few years it should be around the 43lb mark.

–          The graphs are only shown for those fish on the 35+ wall, however the data is being monitored for all 30+ fish to hopefully gain a better understanding of the condition of the fish.

–          The introduction of food bait to the lake appears to have resulted in an increase in fish growth rates and the fish looking healthier, it all bodes well for the future.

There are still a number of 30’s that have been caught that remain unidentified because of poor photographs. Members can help with this, particularly on sparsely scaled fish, by providing clear photos around the tail and dorsal line, to aid identification.

Hope you enjoy reading the graphs and find them useful.

By Paul Miller

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Two forty’s!

July 21st, 2015 Comments off

Today i woke up to the news of two forty’s, one being a new forty!

Paul Miller

41lb

 

 

and the new forty

42lb 6oz

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First forty of the new season

July 18th, 2015 Comments off

Not even 24 hours in to the new season and we have had the first forty of the new season!

Congratulations Craig!

42lb 5oz

 

 

 

 Craig’s wasnt the only catch from the weekend.

Richard Cooke

27lb 14oz

 

 

 

 

Karl Pitcher

30lb 4oz

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July 15th, 2015 Comments off

The lake is weedy this year, so when fishing please fish with common sense, some channels have been cut.

Lead clips must work, if in doubt use MCF.

Hope you all enjoy the BBQ, if you over indulge in drink please do not fish.

Thank you

See you friday!

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Lake Opening

July 9th, 2015 Comments off

The lake will open on the 17th July,
the gate will open at 10
the draw will be at 12
BBQ will start at 6
and fishing starts at 9.

Please let me know if you are coming and with how many people

Thnak you

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Work Party

July 7th, 2015 Comments off

Dad will be having another work party this weekend, lots of little jobs to do if you can help it would be very much appreciated. please let dad know if you can help, thank you

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