Catches

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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Info

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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mats

July 7th, 2015 Comments off

This is the only mat allowed at Grenville’s please make sure you have one for the new season!

Thank you

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mats

July 6th, 2015 Comments off

Please can everyone ensure they have the new fox mats, these are the only mats permitted on Grenville’s

Thank you

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Lake opening

July 6th, 2015 Comments off

Please can we have all orders for bait for opening evening by Sunday please.

Thank you

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Spawning

July 4th, 2015 Comments off

The carp have been spawning for the last 3 days!

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Thank you

July 4th, 2015 Comments off

We would like to say a massive thank you to everyone that helped out today.

It is very much appreciated!

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Openign night

July 1st, 2015 Comments off

Any bait orders needed for opening weekend needs to be order asap
Thank you

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New season

July 1st, 2015 Comments off

All members know how much work has gone in to Grenvilles,

as the New season open’s Grenville’s will be a boilie only lake,

as you can tell from the new fish growth charts,

the 40kilo a day dad has been putting that the growths has risen,

we only want the best for the carp,

to help we will be selling the food bait at £6 kilo boilies will be the same as last year.

Thank you

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Works party

June 27th, 2015 Comments off

Dad will be having a works party 4th and 11th July, to clear the weed as it is starting to come up.

If members would like to help it would be very much appreciated as this is the one job dad cant do by himself.

If you can let us know.

Thank you

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Carp Babies!

June 19th, 2015 Comments off

The carp have spawned!

looking for to watching another generation grow!

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update

June 13th, 2015 Comments off

Just a quick update on the lake in the closed season.

The weed is starting to come up, dad has been feeding the carp 40 kilo a day,

no one has been fishing in the swims or the cabin, the carp have still not spawned.

Can all memebrs make sure they have the new fox mats for the new season, anyone needing one please let Paul know asap as the last fox order is being done next week.

Look forward to seeing you all on opening day :)

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STATS

May 16th, 2015 Comments off

This season we have had 215 fish out above 30lb!

with 107 of them being above 35lb

and 40 over 40lb!

Weight Quantity
30lb 29
31lb 21
32lb 22
33lb 22
34lb 14
35lb 12
36lb 12
37lb 13
38lb 15
39lb 15
40lb 7
41lb 9
42lb 5
43lb 5
44lb 7
45lb 2
46lb 2
47lb 2
51lb 1
52lb 1
56lb 1
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