These catches are from the last few weeks which I couldn’t download, the problem is now fixed with thanks to Justin.
April 26th, 2014 Comments off
These catches are from the last few weeks which I couldn’t download, the problem is now fixed with thanks to Justin.
April 25th, 2014 Comments off
Easter Weekend 48 Hours Fishing
After arriving at Grenvilles lake, and looking at the conditions in front of us which were very windy I decided to bait up heavily to start with because if the fish moved in I would be hoping for a few.
First lot of bait was 17 kilos of hemp, 13 kilos of Range Baits creamy nut boilies & chops, and 10 kilos of maize added to this mix was 1 litre of creamy nut syrup. All fished at a 100 yards in a fairly tight area. Hook baits was a Range Baits creamy nut boilie with a Range Baits creamy nut white/yellow pop up and Range Baits rosehip pop ups which we were testing, fished like a snowman, which slowly sank and sat on the bottom.
What we didn’t expect was on the first night we had 4 fish which was great in itself but on the second night it all started at 10:30pm all the way through to 8:00am – another 11 fish with a new PB of 38lb 12oz mirror plus a 37lb 6oz mirror.
List below of catches:
28lb, 29lb 8oz, 22lb 8oz, 27lb, 29lb 8oz, 37lb 6oz, 26lb, 23lb, 29lb 8oz, 20lb, 27lb, 20lb 8oz, 27lb, 23lb 8oz, 38lb 12oz all mirrors
It turned out to be the best fishing trip ever sharing it with my two girls. Perfect.
April 25th, 2014 Comments off
The lake record has been smashed by everyone’s favourite Phil Calloway!
And here she is……
The lake record, two tone was stocked in 2005 not even 10 years old and she has smashed through the 50lb barrier!
Congratulations Phil I’m sure the drinks will be flowing tonight
April 24th, 2014 Comments off
Three different members with three 30+’s
What a stunner!
There’s been a massive catch from the cabin watch this space!
April 23rd, 2014 Comments off
To carry on with the easter catches we have
more pics to come………
April 23rd, 2014 Comments off
Grenville’s is a dog friendly lake however some members are not picking up after their pooch!
It is not up to other members to pick up others rubbish.
The dogs seem to be messing not just in their swim but walking 2 or 3 swims down and the owners are not going with them or checking to clear it up.
This is a warning that dogs will be banned if this keeps up.
Please do not let this happen, it is not fair that one or two members will ruin this dog friendly environment for others.
April 17th, 2014 Comments off
It was great turning up on a Sunday for a change. 6, 8, 12 ,14 and 17 were all free; perhaps too much choice. In the end a few cooperative carp stuck there heads out and 8 it was to be. A satisfying solid donk as the lead hit the bottom told me I was in the right place. A rock hard clear spot on the tail end of a weed bed at just over 100 yards produced this 39 lb 4 oz beauty. It fell to a single Quest Baits Magnum White pop up fished over a bed of 10 and 15mm Chilli Chocolate boilies with Mini Mixed Pellets. My biggest fish from Grenville so far and my first fish hooked on a Multi Rig. It certainly made facing the freezing cold North Westerly worthwhile.
Here’s Richard’s catch from a few weeks ago
April 13th, 2014 Comments off
Paul Miller has had a great season so far with lots of catches but it has occurred he has a pal!
This is the 3rd time this season he has caught this fish!
other catches from the weekend
April 6th, 2014 Comments off
March had a high amount of catches and here are April’s first catches!
This was the 40th fish stocked into Grenville’s all those years ago and this is the first time it has been captured!
How amazing is that?
March 29th, 2014 Comments off
This month the carp have woken up!
Not only have we had double figures of 30′s
John Igglesden has added to these stats with catching the first 40 of March
Arrived for a 3 night session at 7am on 27th March and the fish were showing in front of peg 17. I knew a storm was on its way and with an easterly wind blowing I hoped they would head towards peg 21 so that’s were I set up. I stuck out a bit of bait, cast the rods out then zipped up the bivvy whilst the storm blew over. I had a afternoon nap and was rudely awakened by a one toner and hooked into a 31lb 11oz Mirror Carp, which fought like a trooper. After recasting the rod it went off straight away and landed a 17lb 2oz scaley. I topped up the swim with some more bait, recast the rod with a new rig, which I wasn’t happy with. After a phone call to Colin I reeled in at last light changed the rig re-cast and off to bed I went. At 5am I was up but you couldn’t see further than 10 yards due to the mist, which I don’t like but on this occasion I had that funny feeling you get when the rods about to go. About 5.30am the same rod was away, after clamping down on it was off and running straight away I knew it was one of those big boys. It must have lead me a merry dance for 20 minutes going through the lines of both rods but I managed to play the game dropping the rod underneath the others before eventually she it the surface and drifted into the awaiting net. I unhooked her straight away stood up and looked down on a monster fish for what must have been 20 minutes as I was in awe of an incredible creature as she recovered. Its one of the best feelings in carp fishing when you accomplished one of your dreams, I sort of knew she was a forty but up on the scales she went and nothing can prepare you for when them needle goes past the magical mark. I put the carp in the sling, tied it to the platform and waited for the cavalry to arrive. Phil, Tom, Paul A and Paul W arrived all giving guidance and a helping hand to get some good pictures, look after the fish and weighing it at 41lb 8oz.
The fish was caught over 3kg of Bandit Bait boilies, my homemade recipe.
March 24th, 2014 Comments off
In the Teeth of it at Grenville Lake
Well home from work Monday evening and it that time again my fortnightly trip to the phenonamen that is Grenville Lake my syndicate water so first things first a quick check on the weather for the 72 hrs that I shall be there, it’s looking very good indeed with daytime temps reaching the balmy heights of 17-18 degrees and nothing less than 5 or 6 at night which is almost summer for this time of year so very favorable for a fish or two if I can get on them that which can be very difficult at times in fact it sometimes feels like there isn’t a fish in the place but at 72 acres and up to 40ft deep in parts there’s plenty of places for the resident monsters that Grenville holds can just go missing.
March 18th, 2014 Comments off
Kat and Alfie
It was Caught on a balanced ccmoore bait on a size 7 ace wide gape hook, 15lb fox camo hooklink and a 3oz lead fished on a safety clip with 20in of tubing.
Fish came to a single hook bait fished at approx 70yards into 30ft of water at 8.00am in the morning.
Arriving at the lake at around 10 o’clock Saturday morning, the first thing I was itching to do was have a walk around Paul’s new bait making facility, and boy was I impressed. Not just at the meticulous production line that’s been created, but the incredible list of top quality ingredients that go into every batch of that bait. A finer food bait you would struggle to find; I honestly believe that. I paid for 10kg of 20mm baits with glee and went off in search of the perfect spot to try them. Phil Calloway had landed an absolutely stunning 37 in swim 8, so I sat there drinking coffee and chewing the cud for a while. The wind was freezing cold and blowing straight into Phil’s bivvy; no way could I have sat there in that….much respect to him! I eventually decided to go in behind Matthew in swim 17 who was just leaving. He hadn’t caught, but then he’d only done a 24 hour session, and it’s very difficult to do a swim justice over that period.
I wasn’t in any particular hurry to get sorted, I just minced around enjoying the sunshine and enjoying being back on the lake. By about 3pm I had 2 baits positioned at about 80yards and deposited 4 to 5kg of mixed boiles and maize around the area with the spomb. I fished the right hand rod around to the right, much closer in, and deposited about 1.5kg around that rod. About an hour after dark, and just as I was about to take my first mouthful of my dinner, one of the long range rods was away. After a spirited fight a stocky little low double came to the net. Back went my jacket spud, corn and the cob and roast chicken onto the Cobb barbeque to warm up! At some time in the small hours I was rudely awaken by a one toner; the fish plodded around like the bigger fish do, and eventually succumbed into the light of my head torch and into the net. As I went to unhook her, I saw the 20mm GRN10 hanging from her bottom lip! I was so chuffed to have caught a fish on Paul’s new bait, and couldn’t wait to give him the news. The fish went 37lbs 6oz and was retained in the sling until first light, as the nearest person to me was 200 yard away. Just after first light I was away again on one of the long range rods; a beautifully coloured 23lb mirror came to the net, and I was absolutely buzzing with 3 fish.
Saturday was very quiet indeed for me, however I decided to bait up heavily again. Another 10 litre bucket full of mixed boilies, pellet and maize was deposited at 80 yards. Due to the rod round to the right being so quiet, I positioned all three rods in a line at 80 yards. I had two stunning little stockies during the night, and then at first light the fish started to show over my baited area. Realising that this doesn’t always guarantee a bite, I busied myself making a brew. I was just pouring the boiling water onto the tea bag when one of the rods melted. It didn’t feel particularly big and was in the net quite quickly, but as I looked at the common across its back, it was growing in stature! The fish went 26lbs 6oz and was an absolute stunner. Literally 10 minutes later and I’m away again; this fish felt big from the start and had me back-winding frantically. All of a sudden the middle rod started bleeping and I thought I’d picked up that line, however as the alarm screamed louder and louder and for longer than it really should, I realised there was another fish on the end. I bent over and disengaged the baitrunner; with the line suddenly tightening the fish kited left and was now well and truly hooked. I tightened the baitrunner tension and flicked it back on; the fish would just have to do its own thing for 5 minutes while I landed the other fish. Luckily I landed both and they were 33lbs 4oz and 22lbs 11oz……what a session….what a place. And thank you Phil Calloway for the congratulatory bottle of Cabernet Syrah…..I really shouldn’t drink a whole bottle in a sitting next time!
March 16th, 2014 Comments off
Again I hope everyone is enjoying the sun.
It’s lovely to see so many members down during the week however no fish were seen.
Until this weekend!
In peg 8 fishing no more than 70 yards. Used just over 4.5kg of Baitcrafts salmon boilies. As soon as the wind came straight at me the odd liner started to occur. Around 2-30 in the morning i had a typical one toner from what turned out to be a 10lb scaley. After baiting up and finding the same spot, just a few minutes later same rod was off again! This time a 12lb er was on the other end.Things were looking up. I managed to put a bait back out on the same spot and did a bit of a tidy up in the bivvy before getting back in the bag thinking it won’t be long before i’m out again! Well the hours ticked by without any more action and was already to get the kettle on when around 6-30 same rod was off and screaming! This time the tell tale plod and power of a bigger carp was clear and again as usual for a Grenville biggy, the fish decided to give me the run around for what seemed ages but in reality 6 or so minutes. After netting the carp the usual relief kicked in. I had a closer look and was just amazed at the richness of colour the carp was showing. Just stunning! I knew Paul would arrive shortly so i waited for him to see the beauty. Well, Paul took some truly stunning shots that really captured the carp in all it’s glory. I am still blown away when i look at them. What more could you ask for from a fishing session? a real beauty that hit the scales at 37lbs 4oz and some magnificent trophy shots to remember the moment. Happy Days indeed!!
After last weekends success I couldn’t wait to get angling again, I was lucky to get away from work around 2 o’ clock on arriving and having a chat with Paul it was on the trusty bike in search of some carp. On reaching swim 10 the wind was blasting into the corner I had to fish it again having caught from there the week before . Setting up in double quick time I soon had the spomb rod working depositing 4 kg of denham baits element boilies and a spod mix of goodies for good measure. After a good nights sleep the middle rod rattled off around eleven o’ clock a typical slow deep fight came to an end with a 36 lb mirror in the net a phone call to Paul he came round and done some pictures. Just before dark a fish rolled off to the right of the swim I quickly wound a rod in a new bait on and cast towards the showing fish it only took 10 mins when that rod signalled a twitchy take what followed was a slow heavy fight that went like clockwork and yet another Grenville chunk was landed on the scales she weighed 39 lb 10 oz rod recast it was out with the camera gear self takes done she swam off strongly, kettle on but before it boiled the recast rod pulled up tight again this fight felt totally different and one of the new babies was landed weighed and a couple of quick photos sorted for the records. It was soon Sunday afternoon listening to Liverpool beating man utd the rod on the baited area went into meltdown after a spirited fight an awesome 21 lb 15 oz scaly mirror was hoisted aloft for the camera.
March 9th, 2014 Comments off
I hope everyone has enjoyed the sun!
The carp certainly have and we have had a handful of carp on the bank!
Starting us off is
Arriving on Friday morning I was soon on my bike to find a swim after a quick chat and photographing a gorgeous 37 lb mirror for Colin I chose swim 10 all three rods were quickly positioned and a small scattering of element boilies. Nothing happened till 7 o’clock Sunday morning when a one tonner hard me scrambling from the sleeping bag an amazing battle of commenced with the fish on the surface for the entire fight the fish was in mint condition and on the scales weighed 38 lb 6 oz.
Arrived at Grenville at around 9am Friday morning and had a really good look round. I couldn’t find any fish so I sat in swim 33 for half an hour. The weather was warm, for the time of year, and I thought the fish could be in the shallower areas of the lake. I therefore walked round and sat in swim 6 for a while, the area felt fishy and hence I set up in 6. Nothing happened during the day, but the angler in 8 had several fish including three thirties to 37lb+. He packed up at 4pm and after a long deliberation, about 5 milliseconds, I decided to move into 8. I cast 2 under the power lines and one down the margin to the right. Just as it was going dark 2 fish rolled at a distance of about 70yards out straight in front of me. I reeled all three rods in and placed them all in this area firing out a scattering of Quality bait all season mix. Nothing happened during the night, but next morning I was rewarded with a 32lb 8oz mirror. This fish had obviously been dormant through the winter as it was covered in white. However, it fought really well and swam off strongly. Out went the rod again, but I didn’t put any more bait out as I didn’t want to scare any other fish that were in the area. At 9pm I had two runs at the same time. One was a pretty mirror of 22lb and the other a real lump that weighed in at 39lb 14oz, was I pleased? I was like a dog with 2 d****. Both fish were in immaculate condition. Again I decided to hang fire with the bait. Nothing happened until 1:30pm when I was rewarded with a nice fish of 26lb 5oz. This fish put up an amazing fight and felt like it was trying to pull my arms off. If I had lost it I would have sworn that it was a monster. I decided to bait up again just as it was going dark. Again the night was quiet, but I was in again at first light with a 18lb mirror. That was the end of the action and the fish moved off to other parts of the lake.
March 6th, 2014 Comments off
Just a reminder that subs are due 14th March for all members re-joining this season.
February 11th, 2014 Comments off
We have finished our first few orders, and here is a picture of the finished product.
The 15mm are a lot harder to roll as there is so much packed in to the little balls! The 20mm roll a treat.
If anyone has any questions about the new GRN 10 please do not hesitate to call Paul for more details.
February 9th, 2014 Comments off
Kevin aka Cat and Alfie were all packed up the Rods were on the ground, bivvy packed down, and the spools started spinning, Alfie got wet feet but a fish in the net!! Result!
February 7th, 2014 Comments off
Just to warn members maybe best not to come down this weekend. The ditches are full and starting to run into the fields behind 25. Just a warning to all so not a wasted journey.
February 6th, 2014 Comments off
A stunning scaley from Phil Calloway’s last session
February 3rd, 2014 Comments off
Over the last three months Paul has been expanding the Grenville name. With the help from Mark Leonard from Madbaits and Paul Miller, we have designed our own handmade bait.
Everyone who knows Paul will know he wants the best for his carp and what better way than to make the food they eat, this way we know exactly what is in the food and know that they are getting the best quality of products. Everything is made on site so it is the bait is kept as fresh as possible and members can see the bait at any stage of the process.
We would like to say a big thank you to Mark for his help and who we will be purchasing the ingredients from.
The members who have been around the lake have seen the development of the containers, which our now complete and look amazing.
Last week we made our first batch and it was brilliant (if I do say so myself)
As soon as the weather warms up the fish will be introduced to their new food.
We made 80 kilos last week and we already have our first order.
Anyone wanting to know more info on the bait please contact Paul.
Grenville’s is looking forward to the future and I am very proud to welcome you to
January 26th, 2014 Comments off
In 24 hours, not one but two members have caught two new 40′s!
The first lucky member
was Colin Humpreys
catching green 365
followed by Big Van
catching blue 71
January 20th, 2014 Comments off
Not long in to the New Year and Grenville’s is still bringing the big carp to the bank!
Ron caught a new 35+, weighing 36lb 6oz!
Congratulations Ron well deserved
Decided to have a gamble and went into peg 14 on a strong southern wind although this peg has not been fished for weeks or has seen any bait he just thought there might be a chance and do something different. Colin Fished 2 snow men and one pop-up about 130yrds to a hard area in 30ft and baited with 3kg of the new test bait from Mad baits. the only fish of the session came at 12pm a fiddly take at first then it went into meltdown the fish gave a really good fight and she was in all her winter glory.
January 8th, 2014 Comments off
The first big fish of the year was caught today by Paul Bennett.
This fish was last caught on the 5th of August by Dennis at 35lb.
The weight of the carp today was 40lb 8oz which is a new personal best for Paul!
Paul was glad he swapped to mad baits. May the force be with you Paul.
Just as we were leaving Paul also landed a 33lb 2oz!
January 6th, 2014 Comments off
When I went back to work today I had this gift waiting for me. Thank you very much Phil Calloway and Ron Key, I cant wait to read it!
If anyone is interested in purchasing plz follow the link. if you would like save on p&p we can order them and you can collect from the lake.
The Seventh British Carp Study Group Book-The Technical Edition…
A complete departure from anything we have produced before this is an epic 576 page volume subtitled “The Technical Edition” The BCSG asked its members to give their personal view on every aspect of carp fishing and almost seventy of them have contributed to this unique take on the technical aspects of our sport. Grenville member Ron Key was part of the team that compiled the book and he and Phil Calloway have contributed to it. The impressive list of writers spans the history of modern carp angling. They include Leon Bartropp, Gary Newman, Mark Holmes, Shaun Harrison, Mark McKenna, Ian Poole, Jason Hayward, Rob Hughes, Julian Cundiff, Tim Paisley, Keith Jenkins, Dave Gawthorn John Carver, Simon Hartop, Brian and Martyn Skoyles and many more with introductory pieces from Kevin Clifford, George Sharman, Derek Stritton, Kevin Nash, Pete Springate and Chris Ball.
The book is available on the British Carp Study Group website at http://www.bcsg.co.uk/book.php for £37.50 plus P&P.
December 31st, 2013 Comments off
Looking back on the months gone by,
All the fish caught and the pictures of the sky.
Recalling all the happy times,
Produced from tight lines.
Reflecting back on the times that count,
All that matters are the pounds and ounce.
Our Happy New Year wish to you,
Is not one fish but two!
We hope this is your best year yet,
For which the Grenville carp will bless your net.
Happy New Year!
December 30th, 2013 Comments off
Another carp has landed on the bank before the end of 2013. This time it was member John Igglesden.
December 28th, 2013 Comments off
The Latest catch for Grenville was at dinner time today from Colin Campbell
will this be the last catch of 2013?
December 24th, 2013 Comments off
A few more Christmas catches form the lucky members. Here is Big Van with a 35lb!
December 23rd, 2013 Comments off
Its coming to the end of another amazing year at Grenville’s.
The record has been broken, the swims have been done and the lake looks better than ever!
We have successfully grown our own carp babies for the last two years, hopefully making the Grenville breed sustainable in a few years time.
We also have a new project which will be up and running in the new year!
Grenville’s has had a brilliant 2013 and I’ve got a feeling 2014 is going to be even better!
We wish all our members a Merry Christmas and the very best for the New Year!