Archive for September, 2009

Yet another thirty for Kev Benham

September 30th, 2009 No comments
37lb

37lb

Proving to be very consistent at winkling out a biggie is Kev, he followed up his recent run of form with yet another thirty in the shape of a very nice looking 37lb fish. this was part of a four fish haul the other fish being a 20’2 oz, and 22lb mirror, and a 22lb scaley. Very good angling sir

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22'lb

22lb Linear

22lb Linear

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Pauls Hatrick of thirties

September 30th, 2009 No comments

Paul arrrived at the lake late morning on Monday  and set up in swim 23. He caught his first fish just after 4pm on the same day a gorgeous fish weighing at 34lb 12oz. The next fish was on the bank before the evening was out, weighing in at a very healthy 33lb.  At 3.20am a run on the same rod resulted in the largest fish of the session, a 37lb 8oz mirrorcarp

Paul had no more action until the same time next night when he was awoken with a screamer that ran into a heavy bed of weed well out in the lake. Rather than cause damage to the fish he slackened off the line and allowed it to free itself from the weed. He returned to the rod after a cup of tea and a short while but the fish had shed the hook as his tackle came away easily from the weed. No tackle lost just anther good fish.

Good angling that man and an awesome run of form for you Paul.

34'12 oz

34'12 oz

33lb

33lb

Look at the gut on that

That's what you call a gut

37lb 8oz

37lb 8oz

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Best of the rest this week

September 30th, 2009 No comments

Lee Skellam… landed a nice 20’8 oz pretty one  from swim 37 during an quick overnighter this week.

Jon Cooper… fishing from swim 3, Jon managed a small double during an overnighter.

Marc Coulson… Fished swim 7 and had a 22’10 oz mirror to show for his efforts during a 36 hr session.

Special Session for Thomo

September 30th, 2009 No comments

A fantastic session for Rob Thompson this week. He arrived on Monday morning but by the time he had found his swim and got himself sorted it was around lunchtime before he cast out. It was not long before he had some action in the shape of a 26lb mirror, a short while later he was into another fish which turned out to be a new pb for Thomo at a weight of 36’5 oz. At the same time as he was playing this fish his other rod roared off and it was no disappointment to find a very angry 24lb scaley on the this rod once he dealt with the 36. During the course of the first day Thomo had an average of a run an hour which left him at 9 pm that night a slobbering mess, I spoke to him briefly on the phone and all he wanted was his bed. His tally to that point was 26lb, 36’5oz (pb), 24lb scaley, 17lb, 32’14 oz, 25lb, 18lb, 35’11 oz, and a 33’3 oz. What a day.

36'5 oz pb

36'5 oz pb

32'14 oz

32'14 oz

The following morning started well with a further 25lb mirror and a 19 lber following on a short while later, but the fish had moved off and there were no more to be had during the second night. Fantastic session Thomo which included the 100th Thirty to come from the lake this season.

An awesome achievement for the fishery, 100 thirty pound fish within the first two months of the season

35'11 oz

35'11 oz

33'3 oz

33'3 oz

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Weekend round up

September 28th, 2009 No comments

Another weekend where location seems to be key. There were mostly dry nets reported by this weeks piscators.

There were a few exceptions, with those lucky enough to have carp within their swim. Most carp that were visible seemed to be showing at extreme range. Amongst those that caught were….

Keith.. Fishing from peg 17 this weekend Keith was like most people watching fish at long range, he did however manage to squeeze one out a fully scaled mirror weighing in at 22lb

Dave Gowing… Swim 29 was the choice Dave this week, directly on the back of the wind. One fish was his reward a mirror of 20’1 oz

Barry Minall… 3 nights in swim 15 proved hard going for Barry this week, Grenville only gave up one of her residents for his efforts, still cant complain with a 27’4 oz mirror I suppose.

Andy Hanahoe… Once again Andy pulled it out of the bag and man aged to avoid a blank with a little effort and application. He fished swim 6 and managed to winkle out a last gasp 20’7 oz mirror on the afternoon of his departure.

Mark Willis… On only his second trip to the lake new member Mark started his session in peg 25. This afforded him an excellent view of the lake and unfortunately a good nights sleep. On account of both he moved the next day into 33 where he had seen showing fish slightly closer to the bank than anywhere else. His keen eye and efforts were rewarded in the next 24 hours with two fish landed and 1 lost to come to his rods. His session finished with a 28lb mirror and a 25’10 oz mirror

28lb

28lb

25'10 oz

25'10 oz

Ady, a fine weekends angling

September 27th, 2009 No comments

Adrian Priest was one of the few that spoilt an otherwise very quiet weekend carpwise. Fishing swim 23, he was only one of two anglers to catch at all on Friday night, a fine Mirror of  29’10oz well worth getting out of bed at 4am for. Before he left on the Sunday Ady was going to get a few more,  three in total weighing  21lb, 24’8 oz and 28’8 oz. On a weekend when there were few fish caught it was indeed a fine result, and well deserved.

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Gary does it again

September 27th, 2009 No comments

Gary Kimbell kept up his run of thirties this weekend. He fished from 9, an unfamiliar swim to him. Tentative casting soon found a range he could comfortably fish to without worrying about the overhead power lines. He was the other angler apart from Adrian Priest to catch on Friday night, a small double  being the prize. The following night he managed his fourth thirty from Grenville this season with a 31’4 oz mirror. He also lost one.

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Max has a busy couple of nights

September 27th, 2009 No comments
Max 35'9 oz

35'9 oz

Max Cottis had yet another very good session this week, fishing for three nights he chose peg 12 as his home for the duration. This paid off as steady baiting with his ever faithful Mainline Cell proved successful and 9 fish in total fell to his rods. 5 thirties, at 31’12 oz, 35’9 oz (two tone), 33’6 oz, 31’14 oz, 31’8 oz. 3 twenties at 26’5 oz, 25’2 oz, and a 20’7 oz scaley mirror. He also had time to catch a 13’7 oz common. As you can see from the following pics most of the fish seemed to come out at night.

33'6 oz

33'6 oz

31'12 oz

31'12 oz


31'8 oz

31'8 oz

31'14 oz

31'14 oz

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A brace for Steve P

September 25th, 2009 No comments

Steve finally remembered the hooks and managed to bag a couple of fish this week. Not having had much luck this season, with weather, conditions, and time available to fish. So it is nice to see he has finally got amongst the fish. Fishing from 18 he had two mirrors weighing in at 21’4 oz, and 22’10 oz . I am sure they will be swiftly followed by one or two more lunks fairly shortly.

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Andy teases out a thirty

September 25th, 2009 No comments

A midweek two nighter proved to be fruitful for Andy Roberts this week. After the efforts of work and the journey settling into the car park swim it wasnt long before he was bending in to a good fish. Imagine his suprise and joy at landing an early thirty in the shape of a nice 32’4oz mirror. This was followed the following day by a 17’8 oz scaley one.

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Bigdog does it again

September 24th, 2009 No comments
35lb

35lb

Bigdog aka Andy Moriaty returned to Grenville keen to resume where he left off after his last session where he caught 11 fish including 4 thirties. Setting himself up in his favourite swim, 37 on the back of a warm South Westerly. He didnt take long to get among the fish either, I started to recieve   txts within an his hour of his arrival. During the course of the first day and the night that followed it he managed to put 7  fish to 35lb on the bank.

I wandered round the next day for a cuppa and a few angling lessons to find him a tad frustrated, he had only had the one fish since first light taking his total for the session to 8, and felt that they had moved off. Incredibly after such an eventful 24 hrs he wasnt satisfied feeling that there were more fish to be had, and he thought he knew where to find them.  So in the early evening gloom he packed up and moved to the other end of the lake in 26 where lo and behold he had another, and another, and yet another.

His tally for the two days was 12 fish, weighing 29lb, 29’8 oz, 27lb, 26lb, 18lb scaley, 15lb scaley, 27lb, 35lb, 28’4 oz, 27’4 oz, 26lb, and a 22lb to finish.

Once again fella Awesome angling.

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Jon bags a biggie

September 24th, 2009 No comments

Jon Cooper enjoyed his two day session in swim 33 this week. Although the weather was fair it was certainly not ideal fishing conditions. His perseverance paid off  though and he had the two fish below weighing in at 27’8 oz and 34’8 oz respectively to show for his session. With others struggling it was a very good performance indeed, well done Jon

27'8 oz

27'8 oz

34'8 oz

34'8 oz

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Paul Cooper lands a thirty

September 23rd, 2009 No comments

Paul Cooper 30'14Despite a recent bout of poor health there seems to be no stopping Paul Cooper. After walking the lake in search of fish he plumped in the end for swim 9 to spend the first night of his 48hr session and managed to bag himself a lovely fish of 30’14 oz. He moved early in the morning and decided to have a night in swim 29. Unfortunately he lost a very big fish almost at the spreader block this morning.

Unlucky Paul, you will have it next time mate :)

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Wally has a couple

September 22nd, 2009 No comments

IMG_2930After all the weekend visitors had left on Sunday I thought I might have a little dabble myself. The wind was due to switch to a S/W early on the Monday morning so I decided to give swim 10 a try. Thankfully the BBC had got the weather right for a change and with the wind came a fish or two. They were showing at extreme range just off the island and it was frustrating waiting to see if they came closer. During the course of the day a few obviously moved in and I managed to pick off two fish from the bunch, a 23’4 and a 27’8, both mirrors.

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Bigvan bags another

September 22nd, 2009 No comments

Bigvan 30'10

After the journey from hell, negotiating a blocked m6, only to find the m1 closed, then hearing the a14 was also backed up for 20 miles, bigvan was very grateful to pull into Gren late on Sunday evening.  He started out in swim 33 on the back of the new S/W though soon decided he was the wrong side of the lake. He moved across and set up in swim 12 following Kev Benhams departure the following day. He doesnt mess around our bigvan and it was only a matter of minutes before he was into one. Jumping down into the water to net the fish he went over on his ankle causing it to swell and leaving him with a painful remainder of his his session. I tried not to chuckle as the fish that caused the damage gave itself up quite easily, well it would only weighing 13?8 oz :)

He didnt let this sway his resolve and cast out again. During the night he had a belting run which resulted in a lovely mirror of 30?10 oz.

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Kev keeps on catching

September 22nd, 2009 No comments

Well he arrived with a reputation of pest controller, but I am starting to wonder now if that was a blind. Kevin Benham has quickly got into the knack of sorting the bigger Grenville residents out. He arrived late on Sunday afternoon and made a beeline for swim 12. Anticipating the new S/W wind in the morning he set his stall out and awaited the arrival of the fish. Once the wind started to blow early the next morning he started to see fish showing albeit at distance. Eventually a few started coming toward him from the back of the island. They seemed to stay tantalisingly out of reach at a range of around 180 yds. Fortunately for Kev one or two decided to come in a little closer and he managed to catch a couple of nice mirrors, as well as losing one fish almost at the net.

28'8 oz

28'8 oz

31'8 oz

31'8 oz

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Weekend round up

September 21st, 2009 No comments

Andy Pleasance .. Andy continued his recent run of improved form this week with a session in swim 12 which produced a couple of fish to his rods. He caught a double and a 23’8 oz despite less than ideal conditions. Them new boilies seem to be doing the job Andy :)

Les Coe.. Les fished swim 6 this weekend and continued with his streak of catching fish. Unfortunately there were no thirties this weekend amongst them but he went away quite happy not to blank. He caught a 18’9 oz and a 24’4 oz, and also lost one.

Matty.. Matty kept the Northern sharks end up this weekend. He fished swim 30 due to a mix up on my part, (apologies again mate) A swim which isnt fished very often at all. He worked hard for the one fish he caught which weighed in at 20’4 oz with many blanking over the weekend it turned out to be a good result.

Ady Priest.. Ady fished swim 5 at the weekend and like many others found it to be hard going. He lost a good fish close in although he managed to put a 22lb mirror on the bank in the end.

Mark Skellam.. 27'8 oz

Fishing  swim 18 with his lovely wife whom it was a pleasure to meet, Mark had fish in front of him at one point although they didnt stay in front for too long. Sound familiar. He made the most of their presence with a 27’8 oz mirror falling to his rods.

Roy Jackson.. Roy arrived during the course of a very busy Saturday and decided that swim 38 would give him the best option for catching fish and not interfere with others already fishing. This decision proved to be a good one as the fish came in very close to the corner over the following 36 hours. Roy managed three fish in total weighing in at 7lb, 16lb, and a 20’4 common. It is nice to see some of the commons starting to creep over the twenty pound mark. Well done Roy.

Andy Hanahoe.. Andy and Sharon had their usual weekend session, arriving late on Friday he decided to drop in after Thomo into swim 7. A move on Saturday lunchtime to swim 8 improved his chances and it wasnt long before he was netting a lovely 24’14 mirror. After a few weekends when things havent quite come together it was a welcome reward for his efforts.

Andy lands another thirty

September 20th, 2009 No comments

New member Andy Sewell has wasted no time at all in settling right into Grenville, with four thirties under his belt so far he has just notched up yet another one. This time from swim 37. He arrived on the Friday and fished through the weekend for two fish a 9lb mirror and a 30’4 oz to boot.

Andy Sewell 30'4

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Even the Guests are getting in on it now

September 20th, 2009 No comments

Jim Foster 31'6

Marc Coulson brought a guest with him this weekend in the shape of Jim Foster, a thoroughly damn fine chap although I say that about anyone that offers me a beer when I walk in the swim.  :)

Marc fished swim 3 and Jim set himself up in swim 2. Unfortunately Marc blanked over the weekend, while Jim had a couple of fish during his stay with 8lb and a 31’6 oz mirrors coming his way. Well done sir, good angling.

Hope we see you again sometime Jim, It was a pleasure  to meet you fella. :)

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Is there no stopping Gary

September 20th, 2009 No comments

Gary 31.15 oz

Gary Kimbell fished swim 34 this weekend. He arrived on Thursday and fished through to Saturday. with the wind pushing gently into the bay things looked good. When Friday dawned Bright and sunny his chances suddenly looked much improved. He took full advantage of the conditions and picked of two fish through his session. One of 23’8 oz and the better fish of the trip at 31’15 oz.

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Max and his last gasp double

September 19th, 2009 No comments

Max ventured up the top of the lake for his latest session choosing Peg 23 as the forecast suggested that this swim would be on the back of the wind! However, in true forecasting fashion, the NE became an Easterly and the fish were noticeable by their absence for the first 24 hours! The second night brought a change in the wind and with that, Max’s fortunes as he landed this scrapper Thirty at 30.01 quickly followed by a smaller resident of 20.03 –  Mainline Cell as usual doing the business!

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20'2 oz

30'1 oz

30'1 oz

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Barry bags his first Grenville thirty

September 19th, 2009 No comments

Barry Minall 33'01

Barry Minall – new boy Barry secured his first Grenville ‘Thirty’ in the shape of this lovely 33.01 taken during the second night of a 48 hour session in the bay in Peg 25. Mainline Cell boilies with a pop-up fished over the top at 60 yds did the trick!

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Dennis does it again

September 19th, 2009 No comments

Whilst all around were scratching Dennis did what he does best. He turned up for a day session and found swim 33 to be empty much to his delight. It didnt take long either for him to catch his only fish of the day, having only just cast out  for a few minutes when the alarm started to scream indicating a fish on. It weighed a very healthy 32lb. Despite his best efforts that proved to be it for the rest of the day.

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Thomo finds the fish

September 18th, 2009 No comments

Thomo fished for 48hrs this week. He moved around hoping to find the fish as the contrary wind pushed them around the lake. This finally paid off with him catching three fish for the session. He had a double, plus a 20lb fish and also a 23lb fish. Swims fished were 7, 18 and 21.

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Andy bags a few

September 15th, 2009 No comments

Andy Roberts, has had a good session, arriving late morning and having to depart mid morning on the second day of his visit didnt allow him as much time as he might of liked. Those boilies wont roll themselves eh mate :)

He worked hard for the duration of his stay and from peg 25 he managed to put six fish on  the bank.  He had to get through the smaller fish which he found at first, weighing in with a few of the larger girls towards the end of his session.

His haul included the following fish, 16’10 oz, 19lb, 19’12 oz, 27’8 oz, 28’8 oz, and to top them all 29’10 oz. Good work Andy.

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Jon Cooper amongst the fish

September 15th, 2009 No comments

Jon cames down for his usual two day session this week and decided to fish the top end of the lake in swim 23. He set his stall out baiting little and often, concentrating on enticing the fish that were undoubtedly about up there into his swim. Once he started he caught consistently for the duration of his session, finishing with a total of five fish. Weight were a very pretty scaley at 19’8 oz, and mirrors of 22’8 oz, 23’12 oz, 30’3oz, and the largest at 30’4 oz. The bait is obviously working Jon. Well done

30'4oz

30'4oz

30'3oz

30'3oz

19'8oz scaley

19'8oz scaley

22'8oz

22'8oz

23'12oz

23'12oz

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Bigvan – doing it for the Northern boys

September 15th, 2009 No comments

DSCF0084Bigvan had a late start after getting here late on the Sunday evening. He started is session in swim 37 gritting his teeth and facing the worst of the wind. Unfortunately for him it was an old wind and the fish did not want come visit. He changed tactics and swims next morning and settled into swim 18 on the back of the wind. Once again it wasnt easy going but he persevered and finished up with yet another thirty at 32’8 oz’s,  a 23’8 oz mirror and a 11lb common.  Them new trousers with the crutch in must be lucky mate :)

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Articles and Particles

September 15th, 2009 No comments

Marc Coulson visited this week for a couple of days. He brought a couple of guests as he was conducting an article for Total Carp magazine which of course he edits. The guests were Tony Makepeace and Jason Green. They collectively found the going tough as the fish were just not playing ball. They chose to fish together in swims 12, 14, and 16 right on the back of a relatively strong wind. Marc was first to catch and this fish brought the Ruebens needle round to a satisfying 27lb, he followed this up with a 11lb common and a 14lb scaley one. A full house so to speak. The guests tried every trick in their considerable armouries, until finally a very long range cast from Jason did the trick. He caught a nice mirror, the largest of the session at 27’8 oz’s.
So unfortunately not the big girls that they were hoping for, but hopefully the article was a success and the guys enjoyed their visit to Grenville.

Oh and by the way Particles were not used, I just thought it made for a snappy title, do you need a leader writer Marc :)

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Paul Cooper, overnighter

September 15th, 2009 No comments

Paul Cooper fished for just the one night this week, though still managed to fish two swims. The man cant bear to stay still for too long.

He started his session in swim 6 and was fishing at range towards showing fish. He managed to entice one of them in close enough to make the long journey South worthwhile.  A mirror of 24’4 oz gracing his net during the night. True to form Paul was on the move at first light and decided on swim 10. unfortunately there were no more to be had before he left.

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Mixed Bag at Weekend

September 14th, 2009 No comments

The weekend threw up some very mixed results from the visiting anglers. There were a few fish caught and these seem to have been from most areas of the lake. We also had a good deal of members who unfortunately did not manage to catch this weekend, hard luck all your time will come.

Amongst those that caught were…

Gary Kimbell Gary chose to fish at the top end of the lake this week for a change of scenery and pulled his usual rabbit out of the bag, or should that read carp out of the lake. He caught two fish weighing in at 23’8 oz and 28’14. Well done once again Gary.

Keith Regular weekender Keith fished the usually unfancied peg 4 this weekend after seeing fish at range. He managed to catch one weighing 21’7 oz’s, so maybe this swim wont be unfancied for much longer. Good work Keith.

Andy Sewell New Member Andy continues his run of fish, having visited most weekends he has managed to winkle one or two out most weekends. This weekend he was in the ever popular swim 33. His catch included 2 fish of 16lb and a mirror of 24’9 oz’s.
Good consistent angling mate.

Shaun Harrison Shaun fished from peg 37 this week and had three fish for his efforts, He also lost a good fish on the last day. The fish he caught were an 8’15 oz’s common, a 19’14 oz and 23’4 oz mirrors. Well done Shaun, Brook continues to work her magic I see.

Chris Oakley Chris could only manage the one night this weekend arriving on the Sunday. He followed Andy into 33 and managed to fool two doubles both weighing 19lb into taking the bait.

Les strikes again

September 13th, 2009 No comments

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Well if any Grenville member is on a well deserved run of luck this year it has to be Les. He has this weekend caught his third thirty of the season. The change of bait has obviously had the right impact. Les fished from peg 3, where there were fish showing at range during the course of the weekend.

His catch this weekend included a lovely 18lb scaley one as well as a nice fish weighing in at 31’6 oz’s.

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Ron catches a very pretty one

September 12th, 2009 No comments

Ron arrived on Thursday this week which offered him a good choice of swim. With the North Easterly continuing to push into the bay he decided on 34. The high pressure steadily increasing as the weekend began meant the conditions were less than ideal for anyone on the lake. Ron used all his experience to winkle out a couple of nice fish. A commmon weighing in at around 12lb and this gorgeous linear weighing 22’6 oz’s.

A lovely looking fish, and a taste of things to come.

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With so many of these stunning Andy Parker fish approaching the 25lb mark they are quickly becoming very sought after indeed.

Ron also took a few stunning Stunning sunrise shots from swim 34. I have placed these in the Gallery.

Thanks Ron

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Funny Old Week

September 11th, 2009 No comments

For most of us the fishing during the week  proved to be very slow. Despite the long awaited change in the wind the fish did not show in the numbers that were hoped for.  The high and increasingly rising pressure wouldnt have helped much. There were a few members down over the course of the last few days and below are their results.

Jon Cooper … John fished two nights in swim 3 and winkled out a couple of fish. A little’un of approx 11lb and a mirror of 22’8 oz’s.

Kevin Benham… Kev decided to fish the opposite end of the lake to his last two sessions when he fished 23. He positioned himself in swim 7 and decided to fish toward the island as he hadnt fished this area before. He managed three fish in total, a stockie of approx 5lb’s, and two mirrors weighing 23’6 oz’s and 24’6 oz’s.

Paul Robinson… Paul fished for only one night, choosing to set his stall out in swim 3 following John Coopers departure. Despite a very quiet night where the wind died he managed to catch his first Grenville fish at a weight of 26’8 oz’s. Hopefully the first of  many mate :)

Wally… A poor showing this week I am afraid to report. I spent two nights in swim 2 watching Bigdog hauling and occasionally popping round to photograph another stunner for him. I ended up with two doubles. A lovely 16lb Common, and a mid double scaley one.

Big-up the Bigdog

September 10th, 2009 No comments

Once again the Bigdog, aka Andy has put the rest of us to shame with his whack it out and see stylee :) He fished swims 7 and swim 37 during his stay and as is his way he managed to catch fish in numbers as well as of a good size. He finished up with 11 fish for his efforts, including fish at the following weights. 25lb, 26lb, 26’8 oz’s 28’8 oz’s 28’8 oz’s 32’4 oz’s, 35’4 oz’s, 37’12 oz’s, and a beauty of 39’8 oz’s.

Considering that everyone else on the lake at the time was struggling it was a very special session indeed.

Well Done Andy Awesome angling :)

32'4 oz's

32'4 oz's

37'12 oz's

37'12 oz's

A stunning fish 35'4

A stunning fish 35'4

35'4 The other side

35'4 The other side

39'8 oz's Of Grenvilles finest

39'8 oz's Of Grenvilles finest

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Bigvan at it again

September 8th, 2009 No comments

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Anton aka Bigvan arrived late on Sunday evening and set up camp in swim 3 as it seemed the easiest option. This didnt prove to be a bad bet as the session unfolded. He kept up his catch rate for the season with a two fish weighing 23’6 oz’s and this fish at 30’2 oz’s. This helps to keep the Northern Sharks noses in front in the seasons competition.

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Nick has a few out

September 8th, 2009 No comments

Nick Martin and Taz the dog fished two nights in swim 12 this week and depite struggling the first day, the fish moved into his baited area on the second morning. He finished up with six fish which considering the way the lake was fishing was a very good result.

Weights were …. 14lb, 26lb, 27lb, 28, 28, and 29lb

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Mark does it again

September 6th, 2009 No comments

Mark Barret 32lb

After his first Grenville fish last week, Mark Barret followed it up this weekend with on of only two thirties to grace the banks this weekend. Fishing swim 19, the first person I have ever known to do this, he was woken at 4am to a screaming alarm, a tense struggle ensued with Mark finally getting the better of a fine 32lb fish. Strangely enough this fish has now been caught three times already this season. The last time only last weekend by Shaun.

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Matty Opens his account

September 6th, 2009 No comments

Matty 30lbThe third elusive member of the Northern Shark trio travelled down from deepest darkest Stoke this weekend. Having given up sprinting round the lake with his barrow he chose to fish one of his old faithful swims 9 and actually drove down there. You must be getting older Matt.While all around struggled Matt worked his usual magic and at almost 3am Saturday morning he managed to tease out a nice thirty pounder to open not only his Grenville account for the season, but also to add to the tally caught by the Sharks in their battle against the Southern boys.

Well done Matt and good to see you back mate :)

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Weekend Round up

September 6th, 2009 No comments

A very slow weekend by Grenville standards. A combination of Full moon, high pressure, quite a few anglers on the lake, and of course the inevitable hatches which seem so abundant at this time of the year all gave the attendant anglers plenty of excuses for their poor showing.  A total of 18 anglers graced the banks on Friday night, with only a few managing to wet their nets unfortunately.

Amongst those to catch were,

Mick Brooks, Fair play Mick after being repeatedly wiped out by weedbeds the size of your average family car and when all seemed against him he managed a small common of 11lb’s. Not quite what he had in mind but gratefully recieved in the circumstances.

Gary Kimbell, Gary set his stall out in swim 5 hoping to bag one of the big girls which had frequented this area for the previous few days. He was troubled less than Mick by the weed, but still had to be aware as the weed came away from the plateu in the strong South Westerly. Gary landed a mirror of 24’8 oz’s and lost another good fish at the net. Better luck next time Gary.

Andy Sewell, Andy had the pleasure of catching the most fish of the weekend……Two !!    Unfortunately they were not of any great size, both being doubles, a 16’8 oz mirror and a 12’12 oz common. but again were much better than a blank. I am sure the next two will be bigger Andy.

Tim Fromant, Tim was a late arrival and decided to give swim 3 another go after doing relatively well there the previous weekend. He found the going tough like most and was pleased to catch a mirror of 21’8 oz’s. Despite watching the water like a hawk no more fish visited the vicinity and Tim had to make do with just the one fish to show for his efforts.

Phil Calloway, Phil fished swim 33 on the back of what wind the was. he fished dilligently as always working hard to make the swim produce. He managed on the second night of his stay to hook and land a mirror of 20’4 oz’s. He hung on a little on the Sunday in the hope that another would take the bait, but despite a bait in both shallow and deeper water no more fish were to fall to his rods.

Lightning strikes twice for Gary

September 4th, 2009 No comments

Massive congratulations to Gary Mills. When all around him were struggling with the conditions and indifferent attitude of the carp, he set himself up in swim 34 and proceeded over the next 40 hours to fish very efficiently. He certainly seems to have a handle on swim 34 this being his second multiple capture from the same swim in only a few weeks.

A fine tally of  one single, two doubles, and fish of 22lb, 24lb, 28’8 oz’s, 29’4 oz’s, 31’4 oz’s and 32lb.

Superb Angling mate

Pics to follow

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Jon Bags a few midweek

September 4th, 2009 No comments

Despite less than perfect conditions Jon Cooper set his stall out in swim 29. The fish that were so obviously at this end of the lake a day or two previously had obviously left the scene. On his second day the wind started to blow again albeit from the South West, leaving Jon to fish on the back of the wind.

He managed 5 fish in total, weighing in at 11lb, 18lb, 19’8oz’s, 24’8oz’s, and 25lbs.

Here are a few of the fish from the session. We dont normally show “mat” pics, but I thought I would make an exception for this lovely 18lb Linear. That’ll be a real stunner when it grows a bit.

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linear

25lb's

25lb's

19lb's

19'8 oz's

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Max gets amongst them again

September 4th, 2009 No comments

Max arrived bright and early on Tuesday the 2nd. The lake was a little flat and devoid of life or so it seemed at this time. Max ensconsed himself in swim 33. It was hard going for all on the lake at the time, but Max in his own inimitable style caught steadily over his 48hr session. He finished up with a total of seven fish.

Two doubles and 5 twenties weighing 21’11oz’s, 23’4oz’s, 24’4oz’s, 24’10oz’s, and 25’6oz’s

Max 21'11 oz's

21'11 oz's

24'4 oz's

24'4 oz's

24'10 oz's

24'10 oz's

25'6 oz's

25'6 oz's

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Bigvan Braves the storm

September 3rd, 2009 No comments

bigvans 35'8

This morning finally saw the wind pick up as it was supposed to, and  when it blows across Grenville it certainly blows. Anton aka Bigvan braved the worst of the weather in swim 21. He was rewarded for his efforts in the shape of this stunning looking 35′ 8oz’s fish.

This takes the Northern Sharks two fish ahead of the Southern Spodsquad in their competition for the season.

Glad to see you have the new trousers on fella

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New pb for Paul Cooper

September 2nd, 2009 No comments

Paul Cooper spent 36 hrs in peg 5  ending today. After a very Paul cooper 30

poor start to his session with nothing to show for the first day

and night. His luck took a dramatic turn for the better on the

afternoon of his second day.Firstly he hooked and landed a

nice fish of 30′ 4oz’s. He followed this up a short while later with his new UK pb a lovely looking fish weighing in at  37′ 15 oz’s.

Congratulations Paul, well deserved

Paul cooper......... 37'15

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Kevin bags another thirty

September 2nd, 2009 No comments

Kevin Benham 31'8

Well the man they called the pest controller must finally have shaken off the tag for once and for all after his second thirty in as many visits. Kevin Benham set up in swim 23 conditions were less than perfect but he managed to catch a lovely fully scaled fish of 17’2 oz’s. This was followed by a beauty of 31′ 8oz’s, despite the wind picking up on the last day of his trip this proved to be the last fish of the session.

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Even I managed to sneak a couple out

September 2nd, 2009 No comments

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I also winkled a few out this week I was lucky enough to bag a thirty in the shape of this lovely 32′ 2oz’s within a very short while of casting out. I followed this up with a gorgeous scaley one at 13lb and another small mirror weighing 21lb.

The expected wind when it did eventually materialise failed to bring the fish with it and those on the back of the wind once again proved to be in the right place.

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