Please can all members make sure they have 2 fox slings for the start of the season. if needed please contact us.
Please can all members make sure they have 2 fox slings for the start of the season. if needed please contact us.
Please can all members make sure they have all the mouth care, we noticed at the end of the season some members did not have any, this is not good enough welfare for the carp. please make sure you have enough. we always have them in stock.
Lake opening on Friday!!
The gate will be opened at 10am, you then have a few hours to sort everything out with myself, collecting your tickets, mats, slings etc. The draw will then take place at 12 and fishing can commence at 3pm.
See you all then!
Today is a very sad day, unfortunately Casper had to be put down, Casper came in to our lives when Lisa rescued him, and gave him the best happy life he could wish for. Casper was a lovely little dog putting up with buzz as puppy nibbling his ears Casper will be missed so much. the pain of losing your dog is heart breaking which unfortunately a lot of us have been through. Sweet dreams Casper and sending love to Lisa, you gave him a great life XXX
I hope everyone is looking forward to opening night. We are going to do it a bit different this year, Because we normally open the lake in August and this year we are opening early. We will open the lake on the 18th July the lake will be open from 10am. you then have time to sort out bait, products fobs etc, we then will have a draw at 12.00 and fishing will commence at 3pm.
We will be throwing the BBQ on 2nd August this is because a lot of members cant attend the 18th July as members were expecting an August opening. Please let me know which dates you can attend and if you can help with the BBQ.
The lake will now be closed each year around the 15th May and opened mid July because of the spawning and hopefully helping with the welfare of the fish through a stressful time and giving them a good rest.
The lake opening will be on friday 18th july. Mored details to follow. I will need some volunteers to help me with the bbq’s please. If you can let me know if you are attending via text. Look forward to seeing you all!
just a reminder to place orders for equipment. mats, slings, nets, bait and the three fish care products.
you can not fish without the 3 fish welfare products!
Any orders of baits for opening night please let us know sooner rather than later, so we can make enough for the first night of the new season!
any existing members and new members needing slings, mat, nets or mouth care kits please let us know as we are only doing the one order. these will be available for collection on opening night.
The carp are started spawning yesterday!
And continued today!
Hopefully another generation of future Grenville Stunning record breakers!
The lake is now closed as the carp look like they are getting ready to spawn.
We hope you all had a great season!
See you all on opening night!
As the season comes to an end the sun is shining and the catches keep coming!
Everyone at Grenville’s would like to say a massive congratulations to
JonJoe and Nicola on the arrival of their little bundle of joy
JonJoe Bill Cunnigham junior weighing 7lb 14.5oz.
For those members leaving can all mats, slings etc. be removed by the end of the May
If the lake spawns before the close of the season then the lake will be closed early.
Next Saturday 16/5/14 swims 10-17 swims must be vacated from 1pm due to a wedding there will be a firework display and any debris could burn bivvy’s. The swims will be available again as of the 17/5/14 at 8 am. sorry for any inconvenience
Just for a bit of general info so far we have made our first tonne of bait! The fish love it, the members love it and we love making it
Have a good weekend
This weekend is the last weekend available in the cabin. Anybody interested contact Paul asap.
The catches keep on coming for Paul
not a monster but worth a picture.
I know everyone is still buzzing with excitement from the new lake record
and the catches are still coming
With a new Personal Best
As of next season we will only allow members to use the Fox slings,
These are the safest slings for the fish as other slings are not adequate for the size of our carp.
We recommend all members to have two slings.
If you need to purchase slings we are happy to help.
Please contact Paul or myself
These catches are from the last few weeks which I couldn’t download, the problem is now fixed with thanks to Justin.
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.
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
Three different members with three 30+’s
What a stunner!
There’s been a massive catch from the cabin watch this space!
To carry on with the easter catches we have
more pics to come………
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.
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
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
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?
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.
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.
Anyway all my gear prepped and sorted Including plenty of bait as I believe at this time of year when the carp are just waking up from the long winter months they want some food,we’ll that was my thought process given the weather conditions. Anyway all sorted and alarm set for 2.00am wake up call now I never sleep well on the eve of a fishing trip I suppose it’s the excitement and anticipation of what may unfold as well as me planing my line of attack to try to trip up a lump or two so as usual I was awake before the Alarm rang out,kettle on for a quick cup of tea then loaded the Car with everything barring the kitchen sink which I would take if I could as I like to cover every opportunity that arises so I always have plenty of kit and that’s the beauty of Grenville you can take as much or as little as you like but me I take the lot the only downside is loading and unloading especially when it’s raining.So all loaded and I’m on my way full of excitement and anticipation of what might be,it aw sent to long before I had arrived at the hallowed gates and was making my way up to the cabin to collect my Matt etc and exchange pleasantries with Paul Ward the owner a quick chat and check of the lake map revealed that there was just one other member on who was in peg 8 anyway Matt collected and a walk round the lake to decide where I was going to set up camp.
Now my last few sessions well to be honest most of the winter I’ve fished on the back of the wind however I’d already decided that I would try and fish an area of the lake that I’d never fished before so instead of looking at pegs 33,32 and 29 I went to the other end of the lake and concentrated in looking at pegs 10 to 21 so after spending a few minutes in each I was drawn to peg 17 now call it what you will and besides the fact that this area had done a few fish lately I just felt a gut instinct that this is where I should be so this would be my choice and where I would live until home time on Friday now at the time of my decision the wind was a gentle SW breeze,the sun was out and it just felt right so drove round unloaded and parked the car then set up camp,next job get some bait out which was a mix of MADBAITS The Force which has not yet been released yet which I’m field testing plus a sprinkling of wicked whites and zing of various sizes with half baits and crumb plus some of the new Grenville GR10 as I do like to keep the fish guessing I call it partical Boilie fishing so out went an initial 7 kilo spread over an area at 85 to 90 yards then Rods marked and clipped up at this and out they go and sit back and relax and wait for the fireworks, I had a very good feeling even though I hadn’t seen anything it just felt good to be back on the bank with some nice warm early spring sun.
We’ll Tuesday night came and went with not so much as a bleep of the Delkims so rebated the Rods decided not to put anymore bait out as I just didn’t feel that the fish were with me yet, by now the wind had picked up quite considerably so Wednesday came and went with the wind now verging on hurricane strength and I was sat right in the teeth of it but it was a warm wind and surly the Fish had to come with it so Thursday arrived with gail force winds but it was cloudy and warm so time to top up with my remaining bait which given the wind strength I found pretty easy so traps reset baited with the Force bottom bait and Zing pop up re snowman on my ever faithful IQ D Rig with a size 6 Korda Choddy Hook surly they had to come with the wind and dine with me we’ll at 3.20pm my Left hand Rod screamed into action at I was attached to a Grenville Carp which felt a decent fish and after a frantic battle with the wind and the now sea like waves and getting soaked my first fish of the session was in the net and at 33lb 8oz a very nice start I was well pleased as my Instincts had proven to be right happy days well the wind got stronger the waves bigger but no further action until 6.00am Friday morning when the same rod had a massive drop back and in a flash I was into my second fish of the session and what a stunner a beautifully fully scaled mirror of 21lb 8oz a truly stunning looking carp so same procedure Rod straight back out to the spot fish photoed and safely returned, no more than half an hour or so later my middle rod is away and another Grenville carp hits the net this one going 25lb 8oz then added two more of Grenville’s inhabitants at 29lb 14oz and 22lb 10oz then along came the grand finale a fish known as the Male Fish and was Grenville’s first ever 40lb fish some years ago and a rare visiter to the Bank he came in at 38lb 12oz so what a session and the fish did come and dine with me and shared the culinary delights that I had laid on for them and my hunch was correct to go with the wind, so thank you Grenville yet again and thank you to Paul Ward for giving us the members such a spectacular Fishery and I’m already planning my next visit.
Kat and Alfie
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!