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Orchard Lake - Michele banks three personal bests!

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Michele Martin, visiting Orchard Lake with her fiance Ant Clark, set out with the aim of catching a sturgeon, one carp and one catfish. One of each would have made her very happy!

She ended up however, catching eight fish,  including a 15lb 8oz sturgeon, a 37lb 4oz common carp and a 57lb 3oz  Wels' catfish - all smashing her personal best.

Michele said: "I'm thrilled. Biggest thanks to Ant for his constant advice and support. Also many thanks to Paul and Hazel for their hospitality."

Posted by Paul Selman on 24/04/2017 11:47 Categories : Orchard Lake


Orchard Lake - Our Regulars!

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Alan and Judy Lobley from Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, have been visiting the complex for over a decade.

They fell in love with Orchard Lake on  their first visit some years ago to such an extent that they have booked the first two weeks of September on Orchard every year indefinitely.

Alan is a very accomplished angler and is equally at home with big cats as well as the carp and always does well. Judy likes the comfort of the cabin on Orchard and with it being so close to the swims she can help Alan out with fish if needs be.

They also fell in love with Gizmo our Yorkshire terrier from when he was a pup and he inspired them to get a Yorkshire of their own, but then they went a bit far in that they now have three Yorkies - Oscar, Ellie and Ted!

The dogs come out with them every September and really  love the space and freedom they have to wander and explore the banks.

Alan and Judy are out again for their two weeks in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 etc...........

Posted by Paul Selman on 28/12/2016 11:51 Categories : Orchard Lake


Orchard Lake - Our Regulars !

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We thought it would be a good idea to feature in the Blog some of our regular anglers who have fished the complex for several years now.

First up is 76 years young Colin from Luton. Colin has fished Poplars, Birch and Orchard in recent years and here he is pictured with a personal best 34lbs plus from Orchard which beat his previous best of 29lbs from Birch. He is fishing Orchard in 2017.

Shelly from Epsom is our most successful lady angler and has fished Birch, Eagle and Peters and Orchard and always does well, often outfishing her male fishing companions. Here she is pictured with Casper at 41lbs from Orchard and her pb Wels of 63lbs 5ozs. Shelly comes out a couple of times a year and is on Eagle and Peters and Orchard in 2017.

More regulars will be featured in next weeks Blog!

Posted by Paul Selman on 01/12/2016 11:43 Categories : Orchard Lake


Orchard Lake - Del and Jason fishing Orchard Lake 15th March - 22nd March

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Del Mirrors: 20lb 10oz, 20lb 2oz, 21lb 6oz, 24lb 6oz, 13lb 8oz, 28lb 8oz, 21lb 12oz, 23lb, 20lb 12oz, 25lb 6oz, 22lb 8oz. Commons: 14lb 2oz, 29lb 8oz. Sturgeon: 13lb 12oz. Jason Mirrors: 18lb, 18lb, 23lb, 22lb 12oz, 19lb 13oz, 21lb 8oz, 21lb, 28lb, 25lb 10oz, 32lb 8oz (pb) Commons: 16lb, 16lb, 30lb (pb), 13lb 12oz, 19lb 8oz. Comments: both fished far margins using boilies, maize and pellet. Many thanks for a lovely week, we will be back in 2015!

Posted by Paul Selman on 07/04/2014 14:17 Categories : Orchard Lake, Catch Report