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Etang Rendezvous - w/c 17 May 2014

The weather this week started off very good - sunny with a max temp of 29°c up to Wednesday, then it was all change. First there was the mini-tornado which resulted in some trees coming down and then there was the heavy rain; all this with a temperature drop of over 10°c to 16°c /17°c. The water temperature didn’t fair any better dropping 3°c from 22°c to 19°c. A grand total of 1712lb+ of fish were caught this week which comprised the following: Carp - best catch of the week weighed in at 57lb and the rest were 1x15lb+, 19x20lb+, 13x25lb+, 8x30lb+, 8x35lb+, 4x40lb+ and 1x40lb+. Cats - not many cats this week - 79lb and 20lb.

Posted by Sandi Raby on 25/05/2014 18:48 Categories : Etang Rendezvous, Catch ReportWeatherUpdate


Etang Rendezvous - w/c 10 May 2014

It rained on and off until Wednesday then sunny for rest of week. Water temperature ranged between 17°c - 19.5°c A grand total of 1660lb of fish were caught this week. The rest comprised the following: Carp - 1x20lb+, 10x25lb+, 10x30lb+, 3x35lb+ and 3 pasties. Cats - NEW LAKE RECORD 124lb which was named ‘Jessie‘ by the guy who caught it, and the rest were 101lb+, 96lb+, 88lb+, 74lb+, 61lb+, 47lb+, 46lb+, 35lb+, 24lb+, 2x23lb+, 21lb+, 15lb+, and 3 kits. Grass Carp - 32lb+ Pike - 15lb+

Posted by Sandi Raby on 21/05/2014 17:20 Categories : Etang Rendezvous, Catch ReportWeatherUpdate


Etang Rendezvous - w/c 3 May 2014

It rained on and off all week with an air temperature that ranged between 14°c - 16°c and a water temperature of 18°c . A grand total of 1,341lb of fish were caught this week. The rest comprised the following: Carp - best catch of the week weighed in at 39lb+, and the rest were 1x10lb+, 1x15lb+, 7x20lb+, 10x25lb+, 7x30lb+ and 3x35lb+. Cats - best catch of the week weighed in at 89lb+, and the rest were 38lb+, 45lb+, 60lb+, 66lb+ and 75lb+ Grass Carp - 13lb+

Posted by Sandi Raby on 15/05/2014 13:42 Categories : Etang Rendezvous, Catch ReportWeatherUpdate


Le Moulin du Mee - A great week 7 for Le Moulin du Mee.

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 The weather has remained steady all week with just a little rain and occasional hours of sunshine producing pretty good fishing conditions. The general feeling was that the carp were feeding in short spells with several fish coming out in a brief period and then all going quiet for a few hours. The all boilie approach has certainly produced a catch of quality fish and with the lads being experienced LMDM anglers there can be no doubt that they made the very best of the week however at times like this I often wonder if a bed of pellet may have kept the fish feeding for longer. Having said that the skill of the lads cannot be doubted with some wonderful fish being banked and many personal records broken.

The fishing certainly tailed off in the final day and night and that could be put down to the onset of cooler, windy conditions that may take the carp a while to settle into. We generally find that the fish will feed in most conditions but changes in the weather generally can unsettle the carp for a day or so. Anyway, last night did produce a trip of fish including a brace of 20's from the shallows and yet another 50 for Phil. in the form of 54lb 8oz mirror. Phil actually had a fantastic week with a nine fish catch including fish of 57lb 8oz, 54lb 8oz, 54lb 8oz, 53lb 8oz, 53lb 6oz and 49lb 8oz. Will had just five carp but was delighted with his fish of 63lb 12oz, 63lb 8oz, 52lb 12oz, 48lb and 40lb 8oz. The last, and smallest fish was the fulfilment of Will's ambition to catch a common of over 30lb and at over 40lb certainly put a big smile on his face. Tim was top rod for numbers of fish with a twelve fish catch topped by the stunning 'Cut tail' common at 60lb 12oz and also including six x 40's up to 48lb 2oz. Gareth bagged nine fish , most from the shallows, and with four 40's up to 48lb 10oz was more than happy with his catch. Steve also fish the shallows but had a tougher time of things and finished up with five carp including a best of 45lb. Last of the anglers was newbie to LMDM, Paul Lamb who managed just the one fish ! But what a fish being the new lake record of 71lb 4oz !!! Well fished to all the lads on this week and congratulations to all those that set new pb's for the week.

Total catch for the week was 41 carp as follows -

1 x 70 at 71lb 4oz

3 x 60's at 63lb 12oz, 63lb 8oz and 60lb 12oz (a common).

6 x 50's up to 57lb 8oz.

14 x 40's up to 49lb 8oz.

13 x 30's

3 x 20's

1 x double.

Total catch up to week 7 of the 2014 season is as follows -

1 x 70

12 x 60's

34 x 50's

69 x 40's

50 x 30's

12 x 20's

4 x doubles

Posted by Jim Everiss on 10/05/2014 10:33 Categories : Le Moulin du Mee


Poppy's Lake - A hectic 5 days on Poppy's Lake

 For 5 days this week we had father and son, Raymond and Jorn Gorissen fishing Poppy's lake. For 12 year old Jorn it was a birthday treat and he had a wonderful time catching a great many of the hard fighting carp that Poppy's is renowned for. Father Raymond also had his share of the fish including a mirror that took him several hours to land. At a tad over 31lb it refused to give up and I sat watching the fight for a good half hour and quite frankly there was little that Raymond could do other than hang on !! The total catch was well over 50 fish (I forgot to ask them before they left) with a great many of between 20 and 30lb. With the fish growing fast I am confident that we will start seeing more and more 30lb+ carp banked during the year.

Some pictures from this week.

Posted by Jim Everiss on 09/05/2014 14:50 Categories : Poppy's Lake


Poppy's Lake - A hectic 5 days on Poppy's Lake

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 For 5 days this week we had father and son, Raymond and Jorn Gorissen fishing Poppy's lake. For 12 year old Jorn it was a birthday treat and he had a wonderful time catching a great many of the hard fighting carp that Poppy's is renowned for. Father Raymond also had his share of the fish including a mirror that took him several hours to land. At a tad over 31lb it refused to give up and I sat watching the fight for a good half hour and quite frankly there was little that Raymond could do other than hang on !! The total catch was well over 50 fish (I forgot to ask them before they left) with a great many of between 20 and 30lb. With the fish growing fast I am confident that we will start seeing more and more 30lb+ carp banked during the year.

Some pictures from this week.

Posted by Jim Everiss on 09/05/2014 14:49 Categories : Poppy's Lake


Etang Rendezvous - w/c 26 April 2014

 The weather started off sunny for a couple of days and then deteriorated to heavy rain and thunderstorms by the end of the week. This caused the water temperature to drop from 18c to 16.5c.
Total weight of fish caught this week was 2101lb, which included:
Carp – the best catch of the week weighed in at 57lb and the rest were 6x15lb+, 15x20lb+, 14x25lb+, 9x30lb+, 4x35lb+, 3x40lb+ and 1x45lb+
Cats – the best catch of the week came in at 87lb+ and the rest were 2x86lb+, 70lb+, 2x60lb+, 52lb+, 34lb+, 28lb+ and 23lb+

Posted by Sandi Raby on 07/05/2014 18:31 Categories : Etang Rendezvous, Catch ReportWeatherUpdate


Etang Rendezvous - w/c 19 April 2014

 After a couple of days of NE winds the water temperature dropped by 2c which made fishing hard work. Fortunately the cats came on the feed resulting in 2 fish each weighing 101lb+ being caught which helped save the week. The carp also came on at the end of the week.
Total weight of fish caught this week was 3112lb+, which included:
Carp – the best catch of the week weighed in at 42lb+ and the rest were 3x15lb+, 7x20lb+, 12x25lb+, 3x30lb+, 3x35lb+ and 2x40lb+ plus some pasties
Cats – the best catch of the week came in at 101lb+ and the rest were 6x30lb+, 33lb+, 35lb+, 36lb+, 3x40lb+, 52lb+, 56lb+, 59lb+, 60lb+, 62lb+, 63lb+, 65lb+, 66lb+, 67lb+, 68lb+, 5x70lb+, 72lb+. 73lb+, 75lb+, 76lb+, 83lb+, 85lb+, 93lb+ and 2x101lb+ plus some kits.

Posted by Sandi Raby on 07/05/2014 18:29 Categories : Etang Rendezvous, Catch ReportWeatherUpdate


The Retreat - First visit to The Retreat

First time visitors Alan and Karen to The Retreat had a great time in April. A total of 75 runs during the week landed them 63 fish. 7x30lb plus, 15x25lb plus and 14x20lb plus. The biggest Common was 36lb 4 and the biggest Mirror 35lb 6. The couple descibed the lake as 'a fantastic runs water' and the venue had a very clean, fully equiped and comfortable gite. They have already recommended it to their friends!

Thank you Karen and Alan. We are pleased you had a fantastic time and hope to see you and your friends again soon!

 

Caroline & Craig

Posted by Craig Neary on 06/05/2014 20:15 Categories : The Retreat


Poppy's Lake - Over 100 carp - days only !!

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 We have just waved goodbye to three very relaxed anglers who fished days only (and not all days at that ) and amassed a catch of 115 carp. No monsters but all hard fighting fish between 15lb and 29lb with several more fish lost during the fight. What made the catch more remarkable was that the week was very wet, very cold and more like a December week than an April one. This morning the sun threatened to break through the massed clouds and in response carp were to be seen topping all over the lake. Our new arrivals are a Dutch angler and his young son who I feel sure will be having a very hectic time of things and with the weather set to improve in the coming days I feel sure that a good many fish will be banked.

Posted by Jim Everiss on 03/05/2014 14:06 Categories : Poppy's Lake