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  1. I know on my lake the best catches are always on the lake baits, I dont think its down to what bait is best but what the fish are use to, so on this basis I would always say buy the lakes baits where ever you go, even as far as pellet use the lake pellet because you may think they are the same but the carp can tell they are not. If guy start fishing with there bait and then change to our bait if they are fishing the same spot it still takes a little bit of time as the fish shy away because of a differant bait on the spot where if they try a new spot they catch quickly. Ofcourse you will catch on other baits but I feel it tends to be less fish and the smaller ones. May I also add I am not just saying this from a money making side of things I have had many anglers that have been fixed on using there own bait and having a hard time of things and in the end I have said try our bait and I will only charge you if it works. From my point of view I am more interested in my clients doing well and having a good time rather than just taking a few extra euros from them
  2. It maybe worth you looking at Carpquarry, 3 acre lake and house for exclusive use perfect for 4 anglers, The ave fish is about 32lb but its not a runs water but the rewards are big. www.carpquarry.co.uk
  3. You are going to a very nice place so you should have a good time
  4. Mine is Carpquarry have put the link below www.carpquarry.co.uk
  5. Thats no problem, I know every lake is different naturals etc and you could catch on boilies from day one but it took the carp in my lake a year before they were very confident in taking boilies
  6. I would say whatever lake you go to buy the bait at that lake as that is what they have been fed the most and will take with no problems, Not sure what lake you are talking about maybe Les Rivets. If this is the case and its a new stock of carp get the pellet that the fish were fed on from the lake , not another pellet that you think is the same. The carp may not be hard on the boilies so take arma mesh or something like that so that you can put pellets into and fish like a boilie and who knows you may have it off this way. I would keep one swim/rod just pellet and do NOT put anything else in that swim.
  7. This week we had Tony Higgins and Mark from Hemel Hempstead. Tony had alot of his family staying in the house while Tony and Mark done abit of fishing. Mark was fishing swim 4 and Tony was fishing swim 5. Mark in swim 4 had 5 fish out and lost 3. The fish were mirrors of 34lb,35lb,34lb,31lb and then a baby original at 22lb. Tony in swim 5 only fished half the week as to keep his family happy but still had 15 runs and got fish from 23lb to 33lb. Tony did say that he had lost a couple of very big carp with one being massive and this is coming from an angler who has caught many 50s and also was one of the first anglers to catch Benson from Bluebell, But in 40 years of carp fishing has never felt anything like the one he lost. Dont worry Tony I am sure you will be back for another go at landing one of the big girls from Carpquarry.
  8. Read your comments with interest as we all like to keep a eye on the other lakes, but I did think that if they said they had 100 fish and your group got 30 thats 30% of the stock in a week I think you done well. I know with my lake again small at only 3 acres but deep no group has landed 30% of the stock.
  9. Essex boys on Tour 4th June 2011 This week we had the Essex boys on Tour ie Dave Richard (Whizz) Lee and Gary (Nugget)from Witham Essex. Lee Ward was the winner of the Total Carp Mag comp that we run this year.The guys had a great time and some great fishing with the person who came last out of the 4 of them Whizz still have a fish at 34lb6oz in 3rd place was Dave with a 38lb and in 2nd place with a fish at 39lb10oz was Nugget and the winner was Lee with a best fish of 41lb8oz Have listed below details of all there catches in the week. Dave swim 1. 24lb4oz,27lb4oz and 38lb mirrors. Richard (Whizz) swim 2 . 27lb,31lb8oz and 34lb6oz mirrors. Gary (Nugget) swim5. 26lb8oz,31lb8oz,27lb,23lb and 39lb10oz Mirrors also 2 Commons at 27lb and a new lake record Common at 34lb4oz. Lee also in swim 5. 25lb8oz,26lb4oz,34lb8oz,24lb10oz,29lb4oz,27lb,31lb8oz,32lb Mirrors and a new PB at 41lb8oz.Lee also had 2 wildies at 3lb and 11lb4oz.
  10. Steve Patchley Rob & Pete Our fish Fly and Hire group 23/5/11 This week we had Rob, Steve and Pete from Essex,they were our first fly and hire group.They had a cracking week and put the new Wychwood tackle to the test. Carpquarry put them under its spell and they have already booked to come back in 2012. Rob swim 1 Had 14 fish a new Carpquarry record for the most fish caught by one angler in a week. All mirrors at 26,10 32,2 24,2 27,5 32,3 28,11 20,2 23,0 28,6 25,15 27,13 and a new PB of 32,6. and also lost/issed 3 fish Pete swim 3 Also got a new PB at 33lb and had other fish of 24,4 27,6 and 29,12 Steve swim 5 He had the biggest fish of the week at 39lb13oz and had others at 29,10 30,6 26,4 29,4 24,6 25,7 24,3 and a common of 14lb
  11. Gav & Kev 16/5/11 Carpquarry saved us! There was nobody at the lake this week but ended up with a call from Gavin looking for a place to fish. There were fishing a public water in Brittany France and all they have had was a couple bream in 5 days. They came to Carpquarry to try and save there holiday and save it they did, with only fishing 2 day/3 nights Kevin had 4 fish at 25lb,28lb4oz, 29lb and 34lb4oz PB but not to be out done Gavin also had 4 fish a common at 17lb3oz and Mirrors at 25lb2oz, 26lb4oz and 39lb PB
  12. Always worth a look at Carpquarry . You can checkout catch reports on here and website for photos etc. www.carpquarry.co.uk
  13. 2/5/1 - 6/5/11 This week we had in Aaron,Kriston, Paul and Adrian for a short week. Kriston was the top rod also with the biggest fish of 37lb10oz and others of 27, 30 and 32. Paul had a couple out at 26 and 34lb, Aaron had fish just under 30lb at 29 and 25 and Adrian also had a couple at 25 and 28.
  14. Gary John Paul & Ken from Edenbridge Kent 23/4/11 This week we had the guys from Edenbridge visit us at Carp quarry. The guys had a good week and set a couple of new records. John swim 1 set a new record of the most fish landed in a week well in fact 6 days, the fish he had were- mirrors at 22, 25, 25, 25, 28, 28, 28, 28, 30.5,32, 32, 35 and topped with a 39lb. Ken in swim 2 had a mirror at 25lb. Gary in swim 5 had mirrors at 20 and 29lb. Paul also in swim 5 had mirrors at 25, 28, 29 and 31lb and topped of with a new record common at 32lb. In the end 21 fish landed and quite a few lost/ missed but great angling from the guys well done. Dont forget we still have weeks open for 2011 if you want to visit Carpquarry.
  15. Please check ot website for latest catch reports and photos www.carpquarry.co.uk
  16. We had Simon and his crew from Huddersfield with us for a short 4 day break. They managed some cracking fish in such a short time with only one fish less than 32lb they went home with 3 new PBs. Ben swim 1 Mirrors at 32lb8oz and 34lb PB Simon swim 2 Mirrors at 28lb, 32lb, 32lb8oz and another at 32lb8oz. Richard swim 5 had the largest of the trip a mirror of 35lb. Thats good fishing with an ave weight of around 32 and half pound per fish.
  17. Nick from Dartford 8/4/11 - 11/4/11 We had Nick and his crew from Dartford Kent stay at Carpquarry for a short fishing trip of 3 days, They didnt do to bad and running rigs and chod rigs seemed to do the trick. Four anglers came and 3 had new PBs at the end. Nick was the top rod with carp of 25 lb, 29 lb, 32 lb and 33 lb8oz PB. Paul had a new PB of 28 lb and so did Bill with a new PB of 31 lb 8oz. Pleased to hear you all had a great time and look forward to seeing you all again later on this year.
  18. Taken from Wychwoods facebook page As many of you know I have just got back from Carp Quarry Lake in Brittany, France. Far more than just a fishing holiday Sharon (my better ½) and I managed to get the rods out, explore the local towns and cities, watch DVD’s, drink wine (and Pastis) and I did my best to eat the local (and not so local) eatery’s out of food! In this very short piece I will let you know how I got on, what I caught (if anything,) how I did it, honestly what I thought and what I saw. After a 5 hour drive from Calais to Saint Servais in Brittany Sharon and I pulled up to the doors of the Carp Quarry cottage, up a quiet lane overlooking a small wood and little river, the Sun was shining and life seemed good! We had already stopped in St Bruic for supplies so as well as the essential fishing gea, reels and buzzers and our clothing we had a boot full of Trigga, Beer, Pastis, red wine, bread and cheese. You could say I was contented! I was just about to pick up the phone when a loud, but very welcoming voice bellowed from down the lane, “nice weather for it, and they are awake!” we turned round to see the owner of Carp Quarry, Gordon. He had just walked out of the lakes gate, which were literally 100yrds from the cottage’s front door, he had seen some fish, and although Sharon could have done with my help I was desperate to go have a look. As Gordon swung open the gate my mouth dropped, in front of me lay a truly stunning lake, big intimidating cliffs, crystal clear waters and some cracking Mirrors drifting over the shallow road way, I was in heaven “Sharon, can I get the rods out!” LOL It had been a long journey, and I probably smelt like a poll cat, so Sharon and I headed back to the cottage to unload the car and freshen up – long storey short, I couldn’t hack it, I threw the bags through the door, grabbed my reels from the boot and my bait and shot straight back to the lake to get HQ set up ready for a full day the following day. Wychwood now sponsor carp Quarry, so Gordon dropped off some 12ft 3lb TC solace Rods, an Advanced Peak Bivvy, Solace unhooking mats and some of the new chairs, l was quickly set up and rigged up and had put some bait out on the road and along the wall (the marginal shelf) I was buzzing to get back the following morning to get the rods out for real! Sunday was actually my birthday, so even after such a long day travelling and setting gear up Gordon and Sharon had colluded to book us a table at a local restaurant, and even after a bloody long day we both enjoyed a cracking dinner and some carafes of wine and rolled into bed around 11PM totally shattered! The following morning didn’t quite go to plan, I had slept through my alarm and didn’t even open my eyes until 10am, we also needed a few things from the local Tabac, so by the time we had got back to the Lake it was about mid day, either way, we had a cracking spread of grub out on the picnic table, and I had cast the rods out under the trees on the far bank, things were looking good and all was rosey! It is at this point when things became a little testing, I wont go into loads of details but I struggled, granted I didn’t do any nights, and we spent half of Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday out exploring. The weather had changed to rain and I didn’t feel comfortable with her having to sit in the car in the lashing rain, so we visited the local towns of Carhaix – Plougher, Callac and Guingamp, all equally interesting for different reasons, there were also a few coastal towns and beaches within easy reach but I couldn’t bring myself to visit in the rain! On the occasions I did get the rods out i was finding it difficult, because of the depths you have to change your mind set, if you are keen to feel the lead down like I always am, then you actually end up bringing the hookbait away from the intended spot my nearly 20ft, so any bait you put out etc is fishing alone. The answer was to cast hard and from a high to low angle and take your hand off the spool as it hits the water, letting it fall 'naturally' you could then be hopeful of fishing the spot you wanted to. I put a little foam nugget in the small PVA bags just to ensure I knew where the hook bait had finished up. I also ended up washing everything out, boilie and Pellet. Gordon does sell quality bait on site, and it is bait they are used to, and comfortable with, but I have so much confidence in the Trigga that I decided to stick with it. The reason I washed it all out was simple, on m y first afternoon I had put 2.5kg of bait spread out over the road and it hadn’t been touched, when I turned up Thursday afternoon it looked like a heard of Boar had visited, the bottom was torn to shreds and every last 18mm boilie had gone. So I hung my air dried baits out in the rain, and put a few handfuls of pellet in a bucket and left that in the rain as well, this would give the washed out effect. After a few days out I had got a bit of “Carp withdrawal” I had seen some stonking great fish when out n the boat and I desperately wanted to put a hook in one, so after some sad faces she had soon packed me back off down to the Lake and shortly afterwards I had positioned the three baits in slightly deeper water off the front of the trees, the fish hadn’t quite got up into the margins yet. I also scaled my hook links down to a new fluorocarbon hooklength from PB, changed to size 8 Jungle Hooks and fished 2, 10mill Trigga bottom baits and little bags of washed out Pellet. It clearly worked, as about 4 hours after the baits went out the middle rod absolutely tore off, and almost instantly there was a massive eruption under the trees on the far bank, instantly I knew it was not one of the hippos I had been lucky enough to see earlier in the week, but god did I want it! After bullying it away from the far bank it wasn’t long before a cracking upper 20 rolled over the chord, thank god, the blank was saved! (-: shortly after this one was followed by a low 30, both cracking lookers and far from your usual pasty, pale French carp. To sum up, I didn’t fish much, but I loved every second of it, for me it is my favourite French water, and I have visited a few, I saw some right hippos, the area is gorgeous, the lake is stunning, the cottage is picture perfect AND I WANT TO GO BACK! (Breath (- Frustrating start to 2011 We have seen a couple of anglers down the lake this year but to be fair it has been hard going with only a handfull of fish out. Its been very frustrating when the fish are crashing all around but not playing ball, one of the guys how could see carp close in on swim 1 put out 50/60 boilies where he could see them with 2 rod out in the mix at dusk only to find in the morning that every single boilie had gone except for the ones on his lines, The fat ladies are being very fussy at the moment so rigs have to be spot on even scaled down to a size 8 hook for now untill the water warms up a bit more and the fish start fighting over the food.
  19. This is a good topic with so many respected carp.com members having a say and what makes it good is that we all have different views, Thats what makes fishing so great. I do know that my fish farmer only feeds 8mm pellet so that he can get massive weight gains ( upto 33% a year), one type for the summer and another for the winter, With the money the extra weight makes all fish farmers will be doing it soon. I think at the end of the day to answer the question we need to know a bit more about the lake. If this lake is a new stocked lake phone the owner and ask them what the farmer fed the fish on and can you buy some, at the end of the day the lake owner will want you to catch and have a good time so you will return.
  20. Question is where locals fishing it with boilies, I know all lakes can be different, I think alot depends on stock levels and natural food levels etc etc.
  21. You tell me, I was feeding them boilies for a long time. I did think they would of been on them in no time and the fishing for the first few groups out back in 2009 would of been easy but it was not to be, maybe to many nauturals in the lake at first when the new stocks were first put in ???? All changed now all they want is pellet and boilies
  22. I would make sure you take pellet and maize also meat and bread, At my lake where the fish had never seen a boilie it took quite a while to get them feeding well on them , thats the stocked fish and the original carp that were in the lake took even longer !!!! just a word of warning dont take just boilies. If the lake you are going too is a new lake with new stocked fish take plenty of 6/8mm pellet. If the lake is an old untouched lake with original fish take everything your can get your hands on and try it all
  23. We still have that week free at Carpquarry. Checkout the website and see if its for you. www.carpquarry.co.uk
  24. Always worth having a look at Carpquarry if you want something unique with a good head of 40s www.carpquarry.co.uk
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