Archive for August, 2014

Grenville’s Non-stop

August 31st, 2014 Comments off

I know I keep saying this but I cant believe the amount of catches out at the moment and that there are so many big catches!

Grenville’s is non- stop!

Lez Bolland

39lb 8oz

Tom Crosby

41lb 8oz

 Stew Boyden

26lb 5oz


32lb 8oz

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two 40’s in less than 24 hours

August 26th, 2014 Comments off

What an amazing day!

Two forty’s  in less than 24 hours!

Starting us off is Alex Lister who took advantage off a guest ticket whilst on the waiting list and he was rewarded with this 40lb 4oz!


40lb 4oz

Lez Bolland smashed his Personal best with this 42lb 6oz

42lb 6oz

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John’s Catches

August 25th, 2014 Comments off

John Igglesden

I arrived Friday morning for a 48 hour session and went for a walk, when I stopped at peg 5 I saw a mid 20 show, after returning with my gear the first rod was cast out where I saw the fish followed by 50 baits.  I picked up the second rod put the bait on and the first rod was away before landing a 23lb 15oz Common Carp. After netting the fish I saw another one show further out so the second rod was cast to it.  Before long that rod was away and I had 29lb 15oz Mirror Carp in the net followed by a 27lb 2oz Common Carp.  I spread out a few kilos of boilies and following morning I had 4 within a couple of hours (24lb Scaley, 27lb 4oz Mirror Carp, 25lb 7oz Mirror Carp and a 20lb 10oz Scaley).  I topped up the swim with 3 kilos reeled in at midday then went for a stroll round the lake. When I returned the wind had picked up and it looked blob on.  I cast the first rod out followed by 50 baits and within a few minutes it was away and the fish felt heavier from the off and before long it was in the net, a 30lb 10oz Mirror Carp.  The rod was recast and was away again this fish hit the surface from the off slapping its tale but we could see those big shoulders even at range and knew it was at least a 30.  Throughout the whole of the fight it was on the surface flapping away all the way in before it slid in the net. I knew it was a big one but when we lifted the sling it felt like a monster.  On the scales she went 39lb 6oz a proper monster Mirror Carp.  After putting the fish back the same rod was away and a 19lb 8oz Scaley slid in the net.  My time had to be cut short the following morning but I’d had my fair share.  Thanks to Rich for all your help weighing, netting and doing the photos.

39lb 6oz

30lb 8oz

23lb 15oz


27lb 2oz


27lb 4oz

19lb 8oz

20lb 10oz

25lb 7oz

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Catches from the last 7 days

August 24th, 2014 Comments off

The catches are non stop this season, from all over the lake by many different anglers

Starting us off new member

Ben Phelps

32lb 12oz

Mike Noone

Had a great weekend on the lake with family and friends and then topped it off with these two crackers

35lb 2oz


Andrew Poynton

20lb 4oz

 Kat And Alfie


13lb 8oz





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Big Fish

August 20th, 2014 Comments off

Today we saw the Second biggest fish ever hit the banks of Grenville

Caught by Paul Miller

47lb 12oz

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Magnificent 7

August 18th, 2014 Comments off

Steve Cox

On this year’s opening weekend, I just had one of those memorable sessions when I was lucky enough to have 7 stunning fish including 2 mid 30’s. Those times stay with you forever as a carp angler.

That remarkable session was still very much fresh in my mind as myself and my two young boys made our way to the lake. Your mind races with thoughts of past visits and what lies ahead, What did I learn last time? Where will the fish be? If I’m honest, I was still very much living off of that opening weekend so we were going to enjoy the fishing whether we caught or not which is always the way I like to approach my fishing. It’s such a privilege to have the opportunity to fish somewhere as magical as this venue. One of my boys joked, “I wonder if you will catch 7 again daddy?” you have to admire the youthful optimism don’t you? Surely it can’t happen again, can it?

On arrival I had a quick chat with Paul & Lisa who were in full swing at making up another batch of their Grenville GR10 boilies, you can’t fail to be impressed with the aroma that fills the air from the quality bait, no wonder the fish are on it. The lake was quiet with approximately 4 anglers fishing, a warm westerly wind was blowing down into the North East corner of the lake. Swim 10 was empty so I didn’t need a second invitation from my instincts so the Cox clan walked the mat round to the swim.

2 hours later, I could start fishing (parents will understand) – both bivvies were up, the boys had all of their electronic gadgets in motion, peace and harmony was in place.

A quick glance back through my log book and all 3 rods were in place with a nice spread of a 1-2k of Mainline CELL over the top. The weather was perfect, overcast and breezy. The day passed without any action but in the early hours of the following morning the right hand rod was away and a cracking 11lb mirror was in the net. It is always nice to get off of the mark. After a quick brew it was back into the bivvy with the snoring boys, the rest of the night passed without interruption.

My dad joined us in the morning for the day, 3 generations of the Cox family enjoying everything that this special place has to offer, wonderful moments. In the early afternoon, the left hand rod pulled round with a couple of bleeps and I was onto it into a flash, after a fantastic battle that would have done a 30 pounder  justice a spirited 14lb mirror was mine. Unfortunately, a couple of hours later I lost one when the hook pulled out early in the fight. I did have a take shortly afterwards which resulted in a 12lb Pike. We carp anglers do take everything with us including the kitchen sink don’t we but an unhooking glove understandably hadn’t made it into my luggage. Still, the Pike was unhooked and promptly returned. The rest of the day passed away as the four us had a fantastic day, my dad left in the evening and we settled down for the night. A quick bedtime story for the boys – “Peter Rabbit Goes Carp Fishing” – well sometimes you have to improvise don’t you and they were soon fast asleep. The wind dropped significantly on the 2nd night and there wasn’t any further action for me.

The sound of the alarm woke me up at 5am – not the bite version and I was up to watch the water with a cup of coffee. The wind was beginning to swing round to a North Westerly and fish were showing in all areas of the lake, I felt confident that a run could occur at any minute. I didn’t have to wait long before the left hand rod was away, this felt heavier from the off and my initial thoughts were confirmed when I slipped the net under a cracking 21.2 mirror with beautiful scale patterns.

Within a few hours, the middle rod was away and a 25.4 scaly was mine which put me on 4 fish, I was beginning to think back to that opening weekend session, surely not again? Dennis kindly came round and offered the boys a Kit Kat and said that he had nicknamed my energetic and chatter box lads “thunder and lightning” – I can see why.  The action went quiet for a while before a heavy rain storm moved in and it rained for the rest of the night on and off. About an hour before the rain arrived, fish were showing in all areas of the lake again and in front of me so they were still here in numbers which was confidence boosting.

Once the boys had taken in their latest Peter Rabbit Carp Adventure installment, they were settled for the night again, I thought it was a good idea to tie up some spare rigs as I was running low. When the fish turn up on you here, the action can be fast and furious and the last thing you want to be doing is wasting time preparing rigs in between fish, they are eating machines. At approx 10am, I had an absolute screamer on the middle rod, past experience indicates that this isn’t necessary a big fish. How wrong that was on this occasion though as the fish stripped 25-30 yards of line from the spool when I connected with it.  The fish royally beat me up in the margins with the water quality of the highest standard and was determined not to give itself up but eventually I won this battle and a wonderful mid 30 was in the net. The scales pulled round to 35.2 and once the pictures were done, back into the pond she waddled off. There are many special moments to that make carp fishing what it is to us but there is something unique about that feeling when you just stand there watching these amazing creatures swim off gracefully from your sling back into their underworld kingdom. It was time for the kettle to do the business again before retiring back to the bivvy for the night.

The rain continued to fall for most of the night and it was the alarm clock again the next morning that broke the night’s silence. Paul came round in the morning and instantly recognized the fish from the photos and believed that it had broken though the 35+ barrier for the first time which was great news for the lake. The condition and growth rates of the fish are phenomenal. The fact that the venue had also produced two mid 40’s in the last few days, one of which had put on 3lb in a month is further testament to this.  Later that morning, the left hand rod was away again which resulted in a beautiful 28.7 mirror. Seven fish again I just couldn’t believe it.


Like all of the other members, I simply love the venue and everything about it. A wonderful environment has been created by Paul, Yaz and Lisa through years of hard work and dedication.


11lb 1oz




21lb 2oz


14lb 5oz





25lb 5oz

27lb 7oz



35lb 2oz



28lb 7oz

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August 15th, 2014 Comments off

Peter Bowling and his friend Richard are on the waiting list and took advantage of some dates in the cabin.

With this beautiful new 40!

44lb 6oz

This is blue 53 weighing 44lb 6oz, this was last out a month ago its put on 3lb in a month!

Our bait is obviously working!

Place your orders! 🙂

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cabin catches

August 14th, 2014 Comments off

Sarah booked this trip for my hubby Justin for his birthday.

Turned out to be a great trip 3 30’s to 36lb 4oz.
3 20’s and a double.
2 Amazing fully scaled mirrors.
Couldn’t ask for anything more.
Not a bad result testing the new Range Baits Part 2 Toffee Nut boilies.
Thanks again to Paul for being on hand to always help.


36lb 4oz

30lb 4oz

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catches are non stop!

August 12th, 2014 Comments off

Nothing puts our members off fishing and they are all being rewarded!

Paul Bennett

Had his first trip to the Lake of the new season and carried on from where he left off with this lovely 25lb 14oz Grenville beauty not one of the monsters but very welcome all the same.

25lb 14oz

Paul Miller

38lb 7oz

30lb 2oz

Bernard Sisson


Stew Boyden

31lb 5oz

22lb 5oz

18lb 5oz

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August 12th, 2014 Comments off

NO curved hooks at all are allowed, if you have to ask it will be a no, these hooks damage the fish, please think of the welfare of the fish.
Thank you

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catches, catches, catches.

August 10th, 2014 Comments off

I hope the weather hasn’t affected any of the members, we do have amazing members braving this crazy weather!

Starting us off

Colin Campbell

24lb 10oz

Chris Oakley

had 3 nights in the cabin, 14 fish but most importantly Henry’s first fishing trip!




31lb 8oz

32lb 8oz

34lb 4oz

36lb 8oz

37lb 4oz

37lb 8oz

39lb 2oz

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more catches

August 5th, 2014 Comments off

Here are even more catches from the new season!

Ian Warner

30lb 4oz

30lb 8oz

30lb 12oz

Mark Riley

all caught at 40 yards using mini snowman rig in pva bags over a spread of Pursuit Baits MnM using the throwing stick which was a nice change. Not a bleep from the rod fishing out on my favored spot for peg 33 which was over a spombed baited bar at 80 yards with GRN10 chops and corn….so kept them all short and simple in the end


15lb 6oz


18lb 6oz


18lb 6oz





22lb 4oz



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lots and lots of catches

August 4th, 2014 Comments off

Just want to start to say a huge thank you to Kevin aka Alfie and Spencer for cooking up a delicious BBQ on Saturday it was amazing and we are all truly grateful for your kindness and help!

Now, there are so many catches from the last week its unbelievable and nice to see lots of members catching.

Ian Warner

Grenville BBQ Weekend After arriving at Grenville Lake late Thursday afternoon and seeing all the anglers at 1 end of the lake it had to be worth spending some time at the opposite end of the lake to see if any fish were up there. After sitting around watching the water for some time and seeing no signs of carp I was not sure if they were there or not. After climbed 1 of the viewing towers and not seeing anything I decided to have a look from another viewing tower which was at the same end of the lake but on the back of the wind and did see a few fish. My mind was made up to fish the opposite corner as not to spook the fish I had seen and hoped they would come across to me on the wind. Just after setting up my umbrella the heavens opened and the rain poured down for about 45mins and once it stop the fish started to show like crazy to my left in the corner. 2 Rods went out to spots I had fished before and 1 rod on a single to where most of the fish were showing, the inevitable happened – they stopped showing. That evening I did manage 1 bite which was an 18lb 8oz mirror. The following morning around 8am I had another fish of 29lb 12oz from 1 of the baited spots. During the morning the odd fish showed but it was not until the afternoon that the bites started and by the end of the day I had managed another 5 twenties and another double. Friday night and 1st light Saturday morning gave me 2 more bites again twenties. The rest of Saturday morning and early afternoon was very quiet, around 4pm the middle rod was away which turned out to be – after a savage battle – a low twenty mirror. As the dark rain clouds appeared from behind me the same rod was away but this time a completely different battle and as I neared the net the inevitable happened it poured down with rain but in the net the fish went, happy days a 30lb 8oz mirror. After placing the fish in the retaining sling and casting out a new bait my right hand right screamed off which turned out to be a 30lb 12oz. Fortunately a good friend of mine had arrived and could see what was happening from his swim and came round to help me photograph the fish. Rod was straight back out and of course the kettle went on, another bite on the middle rod!!!!! This is crazy, 1 after another and it’s pouring down with rain, never mind!! What can I say – yet another big fish in the net, this time 30lb 4oz . At 6PM the rods were reeled in and I went to the Grenville BBQ night at the other end of the lake, after returning to my swim at 11pm my rods went back out and all was quiet overnight. At 3:30PM when I managed a low double. Extremely happy with that I packed up and went home for a Sunday Roast

36lb 8oz

 Trevor Pritchard

It was to be the first ever fishing trip for my other half Beth, and we arrived at the lake car full to the brim mid Saturday morning. The trip was mainly about the Grens annual BBQ social, but I felt it would be nice to carry on my very pleasing run of fish. We had a walk round and Beth stood in swim 28 and said “this is the one”, so I went with her gut feeling and we were soon starting to assemble the bivvies. With 5kg of bait tightly spombed to a clear area in about 20 feet of water, the rain suddenly arrived with a vengeance. Luckily it cleared for the BBQ and we had a really enjoyable social with the other members that evening, finally getting the rods out (clipped up in advance) at around 11.30pm. We woke up to a very welcome warm sunrise and then suddenly the middle rod rattles off at around 9am. A tug of war in and out weed beds eventually saw my first fish roll over the net cord. At 31.10 and absolutely stunning I was well chuffed. There was an added bonus that Beth had it all on camera using her brand new Nikon D5300….what a piece of kit! After getting busy with the throwing stick depositing another 2kg of bait around the clear spot, we spent the rest of the day chilling and having a very slow pack up. With Beth wandering around the lake with her camera taking wildlife shots, the middle rod absolutely melted and I was into what felt like another very good fish. Again weed beds played a part, but the hook held firm. Another 30 was hoisted up on the scales taking the dial round to a very pleasing 36.12. The end to a very enjoyable Grens BBQ weekend and my fabulous run of fish continues…..

31lb 10oz

36lb 12oz

Colin Campbell

33lb 2oz

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Perch and Pike

August 4th, 2014 Comments off

Perch and pike fishing is not permitted until it is cooler. We will confirm when we believe it to be cool enough to fish without harming their welfare. Thank you

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