Mr Terry had a great family holiday here at Willow Lake, fishing days only and sometimes in the fog so he struggled to get on the spots, he banked 13 Carp including 1 x50lbs, 3 x 40s to 43lbs, 4x 30lbs to 39lbs and the rest were mid 20′s. He used Nutcracker bait on a running rig. Top angling !
Mr Powell said they had a very tough week as the weather was very changeable only catching one Catfish all week, then, on the last day as he was packing up his rod tore off and he banked a 56lb Catfish well chuffed !
The Kirk Party said they had a week of high pressure with low temps.at night making the fishing challenging and only catching 4 carp to 37lbs all week! having said that, he did say they had a fantastic relaxing week which is why we go on holiday….
Mr Welsh said the weather had been very unsettled making the fishing tough going, he caught 5 carp to 27lbs and a Catfish of 61lbs
Mr Bradley’s party said the weather was very changeable making the fishing hard going some days, but they still banked 27 carp to 50lbs+ and a couple of big cats
Kevin Stevens returned to Firs having not fished there for a few years said the big fish weren’t playing, but he did have some fun tiddler bashing with a float rod. The weather was very changeable with heavy rain, wind followed by clear cold sky nights, making the carp fishing hard going. Being a family holiday, they did have a few days out including going to the market at Chateau Gontier and The Refuge de l’Arche Having said that, he did manage time to bank 5 Carp to 35lbs 6ozs. Nice one mate !
Mr Ling and friends had a good week, they managed just over 1000lbs of fish including carp to 52lbs and cats to 77lbs including in the haul was 4 x 40lbs+ carp and a cracking common of 44lbs
Matt Mitchell and family on there second visit to Firs said the first few days were real scorchers with temperatures up in the mid 30′s, then as the week went on the weather changed and it went quite cold dropping to 12 degrees at night. Fishing nights only and having days out he winkled out 19 fish, carp to 36lbs, and a Catfish of 59lbs. Top bait was tigers fished over mixed particles. Top angling !
Scott Powley and family said for the first few days the weather was blistering hot with temperatures reaching 34 degrees- nice for sunbathing, not so good for the fishing, Zigs did however produce a few fish. then the weather changed and became overcast with drizzle, and the fishing improved, they ended up with 18 fish, a few thirties a common of 42lbs and 2 catfish to 45lbs a Cell was again the top catcher. Well done lads and lasses
Mr Haswell said he and the family had a fantastic time having the odd day out they still managed 6 catfish to 75lbs (4 were over 50lbs,) and 18 carp to 51lbs with a total weight of 743lbs Well done !!