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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 5:11 pm  Reply with quoteBack to top

I travelled over in the early ours of Wednesday morning with a friend of mine Jeff,
I was a bit unsure if we would be travelling out on the ferry I had booked the day before, as P&O had already stopped several sailings earlier the day due to travel over to France, due to the bad weather and strong winds, I had checked their web site before setting out on the Tuesday night and it said they had resumed sailings and was working their way through the back log.

Trish said she would check the website as I travelled down, just in case there was any changes or they stopped the sailing’s once again, as the weather for cast was not looking that good at the time I set out to travel.
The idea being if they did stop the sailings again, I could head for the channel tunnel instead and travel over on the train. The timing was very tight as if I did miss my sailing for any reason, I would not have made it to the lakes in time for the netting to chose my fish.

It was an eventfully journey, with the poor driving conditions due to the weather and also the fact that the M20 was closed quite close to the ferry port with the massive back up of trucks that where waiting to go on the ferry’s from the earlier cancellations.
So with this in mind we went on the M2 only to find about half way to Dover, that was also closed off at one section, with no diversion signs in place.

Well to cut a long story short, we over come the hold ups and got to the ferry port, only to be greeted by a very large back up of trucks waiting to get on the sailings, but lucky for us we sped down the side of them using the car lane and manage to squeeze on the next ferry out as we was one of the only two cars on the crossing.

Once we arrived at Callis, it was time to put my foot down on the tool roads to make it to the lake in time, driving conditions where once again against us, as we had been greeted by thick fog and more bad weather, so it was a none stop drive not dropping below 70 miles per hour, luckily the tool roads where quite empty and we made it to the lake just as they had pulled the nets through.

I had had a phone call from Paul Bachelier the fish farmer about an hour before we arrived at the lake they was netting, checking on our progress as I had spoke to him the night before, saying their might be a problems on the ferry crossing.

So as we pulled up at the lake they was neeting, he was relived to see us, as the transfure of the fish had already been put off once in December,  due to the lakes in France freezing up.

 

We then went through the process of weighing the fish and transferring them to the Syndicate lake what was about a twenty minuet drive away  

We ended up with a totally of 153 carp …..the smallest being just over 20 lbs and the largest King Carp being a 46.00 lb Common.
Paul also gave me a couple of big mouth carp for the lake.

Here are a few pictures of the bigger carp as they went into the syndicate lake.



35.00 lb Mirror





46.00 lb Common



60+ Big Mouth Carp



70+ Big Mouth carp

I would have loved to have taken more pictures of the fish that went in, but was quite buisy transferring them from the tanks in to the lake and also chipping the bigger ones  for protection against fish theft.

I was trained in this process last year by a friend of mine Dr Bruno Broughton

it’s a process where a small chip about the size of a grain of rice is injected into the fish and can then be scanned to see who it is registerd too, just like you do with you pet dog.

after the fish had been chipped and placed in the lake, we went back to Paul’s lake to have a bite to eat and talk about how they control their waters etc



Paul them took me to have a look at cabin that was for sale in the village, as I had told him over dinner I was looking for something to put on the lake for the anglers in the syndicate


it had a shower and toilet at one end and a large open area, which we could use for what ever we wanted, just discussing it with Trish at the moment.

We then returned to the Syndicate lake,  to sit and have a dink and talk with François et Benoîte the owners of the lake.



They are wonderful people and looking forward to meeting the new syndicate members and making new friends to practise their English on.

By this time the night was drawing in, so we said out goodbyes to François et Benoîte and returned back to Paul’s lake where he said we could spend the night. It did not take any rocking for me to fall of to sleep as I had been driving most the day and all the previous night, the next morning we said our good buys to Paul and set off for the ferry port on a journey back home.

Well I think I will end this update here and if you have any questions …please feal free to pm me ……….Big Ron.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:57 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Hi all, I am one of the very fortunate syndicate members and fished the lake last year, it is absolutely stunning,just like an old english estate lake,the fish fight like nothing I have ever experienced before and are in tip top condition. As well as bivvying up the lake is excellent for stalking as only one side of it has swims,about 5, if your into fishing like it's supposed to be then this is the lake for you. The nature life around the lake is buzzing with alsorts,the whole experience was a first for me and can't wait till  going the end of March 2009 when I will be going back for 7-10 days, hope to see you there,Trev. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 12:14 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Might be out there in March to do some more work on the lake and swims  Very Happy  Very Happy

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:31 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Hi Ron, I realise this is a syndicate lake but if we wanted to fish it for a week would that be at all possible?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 12:15 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Yes ...Im also thinking of running trips on there this year, as there is only a few syndicate members took up places and I need food going in for the fish  Rolling Eyes  Rolling Eyes

the £££ taken for any trips booked on there will be put back into the lake  Very Happy  Very Happy

have you seen the video footage ?

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=98hryejcmk0&feature=channel

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=IrqlAMpDFBY&feature=channel_page

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 12:23 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

We have already booked up to go to Anglers Paradise this year but if you could PM me an idea of price for 3 of us to go for a week next year that would be brilliant Smile

The videos are great and the swims look pretty good for a less mobile angler too especially the last one Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 1:54 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Will sort you some info out  Very Happy  Very Happy  Very Happy

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 9:11 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

[quote="Big Ron"]Yes ...Im also thinking of running trips on there this year, as there is only a few syndicate members took up places and I need food going in for the fish  Rolling Eyes  Rolling Eyes

Hi Ron i met u at field aston before xmas were u told me about your lake it looks a lovely place we may be interestd in booking it for a week in september if that ok  Very Happy  Very Happy

Also we have booked Acton Burnell top lake for the week  May 2nd - 9th 2009 for 8 anglers but i still have 2 spaces left £300 each if u or enyone else is interested Very Happy

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 10:26 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Hi Robbo ....when are you next at the lake ?? so we can chat  Very Happy  Very Happy

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 7:31 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Hi Ron i shuld be down in the next few weeks be in the week tho !! to meny there in week  Mad !! i will ring u let u no when

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:33 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Nice one  Very Happy  will be good to chat  Very Happy  Very Happy


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