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May 2017
Record Breaking week at Molyneux.......

 

Saturday morning rolled around far too soon for our previous weeks anglers, and as they wearily packed away all their fishing gear an early morning call took me to the gate where two of the weeks party had arrived… Andy and Nick G were the first to make it. A short while later, Nick H also turned up with Colin, Terry and Another Nick whom we referred to as Bert all week as it was all becoming far too confusing for me this early on a Saturday morning…..

 

The guys chose their homes for the week, and set off for their stations…… Colin was in Jacks, Andy in Social 2, Nick G in Social 1, Terry in Stones, Bert in barn, and Nick H in Double….. 

 

The weather of the previous few weeks was due to change, with more sunshine and a change of wind, which was much more significant as it would bring with it warmer night time temperatures…. Sadly it wasn't to be and after a couple of half hearted sunny days the wind swung back round to the chill Northerly we had been enduring of late…. 

 

Colin set the ball rolling with a 39lb 2oz mirror on Saturday evening. At midnight Nick H in Double hooked and landed a 22lb mirror.

 

Sunday morning at 5am Colin was away again, and after a terrific tussle was amazed to see a huge grassy come to the net. This fish had unusually visited the bank twice in less than a month, and this time was slightly up in weight at 44lb. Half an hour later and Nick H found himself battling a good fish, once finally in the net he knew it was a good un. On the scales it went 38lb 10oz. 

That evening Bert in Barn swim had his first, a 28lb mirror. An hour later, Andy in Social 2 had his first a 38lb mirror. Two hours later and Nick H landed a 34lb mirror. 

It is fair to mention at this point that we have a family of friendly ducks who frequent the Double swim. Now Nick being the kindly chap he is had been charmed by them. during the week nick and the ducklings became extremely close, and if Nick was in his bivvy then so was a flock of busy, noisy little ducklings . It was very comical to see…

 

At 5.30am on Monday morning Nick H in Double landed a 38lb mirror. Then during the course of the day a few of the anglers moved into other areas. Andy in Social 2 didn't feel he was in best spot so moved into Boat swim. Nick G in Social 1 had without a bait boat struggled to get amongst fish, he moved around into Cabin swim. On a wander round I chatted with Colin in Jack’s. He had started well but not seen fish close to him, but had seen fish on back of island (Social 1 water). With the swim free I suggested that it might be worth moving. Without another thought Colin was up and sorting stuff ready to move. 

At 2.20pm Bert landed a 25lb mirror. At 4.30pm Nick caught our bent grassy, and no I am not referring to its sexual orientation…. it has obvious suffered a serious back injury at some point in its life, and is quite unusual. It swims strongly enough, and is obviously feeding happily enough, until of course he  picks up the round thing attached to a hook. So I let him be, and wish him well….. it weighed in at 24lb 9oz….That evening, Andy (now in Boat) caught a 25lb 8oz mirror.

 

Tuesday, and Nick H, as he had most mornings, started things off with a 30lb 14oz mirror.

Nick G in Cabin was next at 3.30am with a 37lb 5oz mirror from the tip of the island. Bert in Cabin swim had a 30lb 4oz mirror just before dawn. At 6am Colin in Social 1 then caught a 5lb common. A couple of hours later and he caught a 32lb 8oz mirror. 


At 1.30pm Terry in Stones, who was relatively new to carp fishing hooked and landed a 30lb mirror. I was present when he landed the fish and to see his face when the pics were taken made my day. 

At 10.45pm Colin had a 38lb 4oz mirror, which I am sure made his day. 

 

The next morning and Colin was in again, a cracking fight was how he described it, and the resulting 44lb 12oz mirror was certainly worth the winning. At 10am, he had another cracking scrap and this time landed a 41lb mirror. At 4pm Andy landed a 37lb mirror from Boat swim. 

 

Thursday morning and Andy had another, a 38lb 12oz mirror. Colin netted a 28lb mirror a short while later. Then at 5.30am Colin landed a 29lb 8oz mirror. At 8am he landed 37lb 8oz mirror. Nothing else was caught for the rest of the day. 

 

It was only just into the first few minutes of Friday when Colin landed a 19lb common. At 1am his mate Nick in Double also landed a 19lb common. At 3am Nick took a 28lb mirror from the island in front of double, At 4.15am Colin landed a 17lb common. 5am and Colin was in again with a 34lb 8oz mirror landed. At 6am Nick in Cabin landed a 12lb common. 

At 1pm Colin then landed the fish of the week, and what a fish, the big common at a best weight and lake record of 48lb 6oz. His fourth forty of the week, a cracking result, and also record for the lake..

 

Not to finish there though Colin nicked a 30lb mirror at 2am Saturday morning to round of a wonderful weeks fishing. Well done Sir!!

 

Cracking bunch of guys, but then we know Nick and Colin don't come with anyone other than nice guys so no surprise there. The weather could have been kinder, but the guys did well with everyone catching and having a good week.

 

A Pleasure Gents Thanks for your company….




Colin 39lb 2oz mirror
Colin 39lb 2oz mirror
Colin 44lb Grass Carp
Colin 44lb Grass Carp
Colin 44lb 12oz mirror
Colin 44lb 12oz mirror

Nick 38lb 10oz mirror
Nick 38lb 10oz mirror
Colin 38lb 4oz Mirror
Colin 38lb 4oz Mirror
Colin 41lb Mirror
Colin 41lb Mirror

Nick 38lb Mirror
Nick 38lb Mirror
Colin 48lb 6oz Common
Colin 48lb 6oz Common
Colin 48lb 6oz Common
Colin 48lb 6oz Common


May 2017
New Lake Record.......

A Fantastic week for one of our anglers, with four forties to his name so far this week, with one of them being a new lake record....... A full report soon and all the pics.....







May 2017
Golden Balls strikes again...........

A Massive well done to Colin Cordt who is fishing with us at the moment....

I have to say Colin has to be one of the most natural anglers I have had the pleasure of meeting, as well as being a nice guy. He has on previous trips to the lake caught a number of our larger residents including the Big Linear at 46lb 8oz. He also holds the record for the most fish caught during a week, which has stood at 33 for 3yrs now.

Today he set more records, The first angler to have four forties in one week..... He has this week managed a 44lb Grass carp, a 44lb 12oz mirror, a 41lb mirror and topped the lot off with the Big Common at a lake record weight of 48lb 6oz...... An awesome fish, and a lovely bloke...... Very well done mate 







Apr 2017
Molyneux Report to 29th April 2017.....

Molyneux weekly Report to 29th April 2017……… 

With one nice bunch of lads packed, breakfasted and away we welcomed another cracking bunch of guys for the week… We had Trevor who had come on his own, Russel who had arrived with his wife Sam, Mark who had booked the cabin with his father Dave and family friend bob visiting as non anglers. We also had a group of four lads from the South Coast, Danny, Andrew, George and John.


After a wander round the lads drew for pegs. George chose Double, john, in Barn, Trevor in Jacks, Andrew in Stones and Danny in Social 1 and Russ in social 2.


My Sunday morning walk round was a very pleasant one, with most anglers catching and some big fish amongst them…..First of the mark had been Andrew with a 11lb common at 4pm. Trevor landed a lovely 28lb 8oz common around 7.30pm. 10.30pm saw Danny land his first a 34lb 4oz mirror. At 11pm Trevor landed a 38lb mirror.


In the very early hours Sunday morning George had two fish in quick succession, a 38lb 8oz catfish, followed by a 20lb common. Andrew in Stones then landed a 38lb 14oz mirror at 8.30am. At noon George landed a 40lb 8oz mirror. At 2pm Andrew landed a 32lb 8oz mirror. In the early evening George added a 30lb 8oz mirror to the tally. At 8pm Andrew in Stones hooked a hard scrapping fish, after a good tussle, he brought to the net a chunky 43lb 1oz mirror. 


Monday around first light Trevor added a 15lb common to his total. At 7am Danny landed a 24lb common. Russ then landed a 25lb common a short while later.  The day was quiet with no fish caught, though as darkness fell John landed his first fish, a 25lb 4oz mirror, a little later Rus landed a 25lb common. 


Tuesday was colder the, Northerly wind of last week had returned and although not strong it was cold and was starting to make a difference to the fishing.


Russ was also first into action on Tuesday morning, with a 13lb 8oz common, a wee small fish for the wee small hours. AT 5.20am He then surpassed this with a cracking 39lb 3oz Grass Carp. Andrew then caught a 15lb 15oz common at 8am. At 3pm, John who had been patient in Barn swim landed his second fish a 24lb 8oz mirror, he then hooked a 34lb 12oz mirror half an hour later. At 8pm he had a hat-trick with a 14lb 5oz common. George won the award for the smallest fish of the day though with a gorgeous wee common of 7lbs at 11pm.


Russ was awakened by a run at the same time as the previous morning off the same spot, this take resulted in another 39lb plus fish although this time a mirror of 39lb 10oz. At 4.30am George caught a 12lb common. Danny then caught a 25lb mirror. At 8.30am, Andrew managed to net a 33lb 8oz mirror. The day proved quiet again until at 4pm Danny weighed in with a 23lb common.. At 8pm John caught a mirror of 39lb 8oz. Danny then caught his third of the day with a 34lb mirror at 10.30pm. He made it four for the day with a 33lb mirror an hour later. 


Danny started Thursday as he had finished Wednesday with a fish half an hour after midnight, a 32lb mirror the culprit. 1am and George had a 30lb 15oz mirror. At 2.45am Russ got back in on the action with a 30lb 2oz mirror. Andrew landed a 31lb 8oz mirror shortly after it was returned.  At 5am John in Barn had a 37lb 8oz mirror At 6.30am Danny bathed in the glorious sunrise cradling a 42lb 8oz mirror for the obligatory water shot…..Around lunchtime John was woken for an afternoon doze by a 33lb 1oz mirror, and that evening Trevor entered the smallest fish of the week competition with another 7lb common…


Friday came and at 2.45am Trevor caught a 20lb 4oz common. At 6am Danny caught a 24lb common. That was to be it for the day sadly, the fish had really stopped playing ball, the chill breeze had earlier in the week forced them to the back of the wind and out of the way places. Poor Mark who had up until this point tried every trick in the book in cabin swim was yet to have a take, let  alone catch a carp. The breeze was pushing directly into his face and the fish were just not there….. 


George was up early on Saturday and was wrestling with a 52lb 10oz catfish trying to steal his rod and reel. He landed and dealt with this miscreant only to be back up at 4am for a 32lb 6oz mirror trying to do exactly the same, At 5.10am Mark in the cabin caught his first fish of the trip, a 31lb 4oz grass carp, I was pleased he had avoided the blank as he had tried so hard during the week. John finished the week off with a brace when two rods ripped off together, they resulted in a 26lb 1oz mirror, and a very short, fat and deep 31lb 6oz mirror


A strange week with the weather playing its usual important part. Fishing was not always the easiest and the guys all fished well, and worked hard for the fish they caught. 


It was lovely to meet, Danny, Andrew, John and George and Trevor, and also to see Russ, and Sam, and Mark, David, and Bob again…..

 

All the anglers were a pleasure to host and we look forward to seeing them all back at some point….

Thanks guys



Danny 42lb 8oz mirror
Danny 42lb 8oz mirror
Andrew 38lb 14oz mirror
Andrew 38lb 14oz mirror
Andrew 43lb 1oz mirror
Andrew 43lb 1oz mirror

Russ 39lb 3oz Grass carp
Russ 39lb 3oz Grass carp
Russ 39lb 10oz mirror
Russ 39lb 10oz mirror
George 40lb 8oz mirror
George 40lb 8oz mirror

John 39lb 10oz mirror
John 39lb 10oz mirror
Russ 39lb 10oz mirror
Russ 39lb 10oz mirror
Trevor 38lb mirror
Trevor 38lb mirror


Apr 2017
Molyneux Report to 22nd April 2017........

Molyneux Report to 22nd April 2017…..

 

A good week was enjoyed by our first full booking of the season, with all catching carp and one particular angler having a blinding week with 21 fish to his name…..

 

There were six anglers in the group, Matt in Barn swim, Harrying his his dad Mick chose double, Roy social 2, Ray chose Stones and Phil settle for Social 1.

 

The first night proved fruitful with a number of fish out around the lake. The first and second fish arrived within minutes of each other, with Harry in Double landing a 34lb common, and Phil in Social 1 landing a 25lb common both around 7pm. 

 

An early morning flurry of excitement around the lake started in Double with Mick landing a 36lb common. Matt in Barn then followed up at just after 2am with a 39lb mirror. Harry then landed a 29lb mirror next door, and a few minutes later Phil had a screaming one toner in Social 1 resulting in a 37lb 14oz mirror. At 7am Ray in Stones joined the party with a 37lb mirror. 

At 12am Phil landed a 37lb 8oz mirror, and at 4.45pm he landed yet another 37lb 8oz mirror, his third different 37lb plus of the day. 

That evening Harry landed a peach of a common at 38lb. At midnight Harry in Double landed a 52lb catfish. 

 

Monday morning at 2am and Harry landed a 26lb mirrror, and at 8am he landed another of 35lb.

3pm saw Phil land a 29lb 4oz mirror, as he released this another rod roared off resulting in another mirror of exactly the same size, whats the odds…

 

At 7.30pm Phil hooked a brute and after a good scrap netted a 38lb 8oz mirror. At 11.30pm Phil landed another good fish, a mirror of 36lb.

 

The weather had changed over the last few days, the hot sunny weather we had been enjoying had been replaced by sunny spells although punctuated by occasional cloud cover and a chill North, North Westerly breeze which had moved the fish around. 

 

Just into Tuesday morning and Roy finally got off the mark in Social 2. He landed two fish in ten minutes, a 36lb 12oz Grasscarp, and a 15lb 4oz common. At 5am Roy hoooked and some time later managed to land a 72lb catfish. 

 

Phil continued his good run that afternoon and into the evening with a run of fish starting with a 39lb 12oz mirror at 1.30pm, a short while later, he landed a 30lb mirror. Matt who had that morning moved into Jacks swim with Ray landed a 33lb 12oz mirror at 4.15pm. Phill then caught his largest of the week to date with a 43lb 8oz Grass carp, He followed this with a 14lb common, and mirrors of 24lb and 28lb before retiring for the night.

 

Matt had the first fish of  Wednesday with a 23lb 7oz mirror, Phil then had a 22lb 8oz mirror followed by a 31lb 12oz mirror.

At 1pm Matt had a 15lb common, then Phil spots kicked in again with a 37lb mirror and a 16lb common coming to his net.

 

The northerly breeze had turned into a full blow by now, and it was starting to feel proper chilly wandering round the place… The fishing was affected and a steady run of fish was turning into a trickle. Matt landed a 22lb 8oz mirror at 1am, 45 minutes later and Phil landed a 32lb 14oz Grass carp. At 6am Ray landed his first from jacks a cracking 38lb mirror. At 4.15pm Phil landed a 30lb 10oz mirror.

 

Friday morning at 2.15am and Phil in Social 1 caught a 40lb 14oz mirror, he also caught the next fish that day, a 31lb mirror from Social 2. With double side of the lake being quiet Harry had done a day or two in social 2 after Ray moved into Cabin swim. Phil let him fish Social 1 from Friday lunchtime in the hope he could nick one or two before leaving as he had celebrated his Birthday on the Thursday. 

So with everyone all sorted and fishing again on their new spots Matt in Jacks pulled out the only fish of the last night with a 28lb 6oz common at 6.20am on a cold early Saturday morning…….

 

A cracking bunch of lads, and some lovely fish caught during their stay, all had caught some more than others, but I think I can say they all enjoyed their trip…….. Cheers chaps it was good to meet you all. 



Harry 38lb common
Harry 38lb common
Phil 40lb 14oz Mirror
Phil 40lb 14oz Mirror
Phil 37lb Mirror
Phil 37lb Mirror

Phil 43lb 8oz Grass Carp
Phil 43lb 8oz Grass Carp
39lb 12oz Mirror
39lb 12oz Mirror
72lb Catfish caught by Ray
72lb Catfish caught by Ray

Phil 37lb 8oz mirror
Phil 37lb 8oz mirror
39lb 12oz Mirror
39lb 12oz Mirror
Matt 39lb mirror
Matt 39lb mirror


Apr 2017
Molyneux Report to 15th April 2017......

Molyneux Report to 15th April 2017……………….
 

With Mags and Dave packing down, the telephone called me to the gate to meet this weeks anglers. I opened the gate to two lovely guys, Chris and Frank, who I promptly mis-introduced to everyone as Fred, were welcomed with the usual cup of tea. With our other angler, and good friend Paul Forster arriving later, we walked around the lake. The guys liked the look of most swims to be fair, although plumped for the double swim.
 

Paul arrived and after fancying the double himself was not sure where to go. We wandered round and he decided on the Socials, and social 1 in particular……
 

Paul set the family home up for the week, and we attached them up to one of our hook ups.
 

Thats evening we all met up for the evening meal and proper introductions were made and the conversation and beer flowed..
 

Next morning and Paul had made a decent start,a 19lb common arriving at 4am, and a 28lb mirror followed at 6am, a short while later he landed a 12lb common, followed by a 24lb 8oz mirror just before breakfast…. Chris had sadly lost a good fish close to the net  overnight. 

Over Monday night Paul lost a few due to hook pulls. He did manage to land a 27lb 8oz mirror at 7am on Tuesday morning. 
 

At 8.10pm Paul picked up a 28lb 6oz common. At 9.45pm he had a 20lb 8oz mirror, finishing the night with a 29lb 2oz mirror a little before midnight. The following morning he picked up a 19lb common. 

 

The lads in the Double swim were by their own admission not regular anglers, having fished last five years ago. Unfortunately though they had landed a number of tench they had yet to catch a carp…. 

 

Tuesday evening and Paul was away just before 9pm. This fish being the first off the large gravel patch in front of social 2. It was also a little better stamp at 35lb 8oz mirror. No sooner had he got the bait boat back after replacing the rig away it went again. This was a very hard fighting mirror and weighed in at 39lb 8oz. Once again, there were photos, tidying up and bait was sent back out, it was dropped and bait boat returned to base camp when off it went again.


Once again it was a big hard fighting fish. Eventually Paul bundled into the net a 38lb 8oz catfish. He replaced the rig and once again within a short while the bobbin flew to meet the butt….. This was the fourth take in just over two hours off the same spot, this fish fought long hard and kept as deep as possible to the end. Another good carp of 38lb 8oz the culprit when an exhausted Paul managed to do the honours. Once again the routine of weighing, photographing, tidying, replacing bait took place, and lo and behold he was in again. This fish a 33lb mirror. With sore arms, and an old back injury threatening to flare up Paul put the rig back out again and yep you guessed it, it roared off once more. Paul played yet another beast of a fish which just didn't want it’s photo taking. He won eventually and another chunky mirror of 37lb 4oz was proudly held up for the camera… At this point Paul decided to get some well deserved sleep.


It was a little after 2am, since 9pm he had landed five thirties to 39lb 8oz and a 38lb 8oz catfish…….. He knew if he put the gravel patch rod out it would go again, so climbed into his bag and had a good nights kip…  He was woken at 6.15am with a lively 21lb common from the island margin….

 

Chris had also managed to get off the mark in the double swim overnight. Fishing across to the far bank of willows he had landed a 29lb mirror.

 

Wednesday evening and Frank had moved around into Barn swim, Paul managed a 27lb 4oz Grasscarp, 38lb 4oz mirror, 28lb 8oz mirror, and 29lb mirror within a few hours and was not disturbed after midnight. Frank on the other hand was having quite a hectic night in Barns. He landed a 21lb common, then lost two good fish, before landing a 35lb mirror. So pleased he was finally off the mark. It can be a long week when you are struggling….. So what nicer reward than a plump mid thirty. 

 

Thursday evening and Paul was off again, a 20lb common started the ball rolling, a 37lb 8oz mirror hit the back of the net before midnight, followed by a 17lb common, a 31lb 12oz mirror, and a pre breakfast 25lb mirror to finish nicely…. With the motorhome to pack, Paul decided to pack up during the day Friday, finishing his week as he had started it he had landed 24 carp in total to39lb 8oz and of course his catfish of 38lb 8oz. A good weeks dangling mate, well done. 

 

Great to see Paul as always, and his lovely family, Carrie and children Keiran  and Niamh, also good to meet Frank and Chris… The weather had been a bit special for this time of year, and a good week was enjoyed by all……..




Paul 28lb 6oz common
Paul 28lb 6oz common
Paul and family with a 35lb 8oz mirror
Paul and family with a 35lb 8oz mirror
Paul 39lb 8oz mirror
Paul 39lb 8oz mirror

Paul 38lb 8oz catfish
Paul 38lb 8oz catfish
Paul 38lb 8oz mirror
Paul 38lb 8oz mirror
Paul 37lb 4oz mirror
Paul 37lb 4oz mirror

Paul 33lb mirror
Paul 33lb mirror
Paul 38lb 8oz mirror
Paul 38lb 8oz mirror
Paul 37lb 8oz mirror
Paul 37lb 8oz mirror


Apr 2017
A night to remember.......

So nice to have Paul Forster, a good friend who is fishing the lake arrive for breakfast absolutely shagged out. He admitted that the lake had beaten him into submission at around 2am...

A succession of good fish completely finishing him. For the first time in many trips he was forced to not put a rod back on a large gravel patch in front of social 2 for fear of catching another beast. His sore arms, sore back and painful groin, from playing fish, meant he simply released the final fish, waved it home, and waved in submission to the lake before climbing into bed....... He hasn't stopped smiling all day. 

Full report and pics at weekend.....







Apr 2017
Oh what a Beautiful Morning, Oh what a beautiful day......


All the sounds of the earth are like music
All the sounds of the earth are like music
The breeze is so busy it don't miss a tree 
An' a ol' weepin' willer is laughin' at me

Another gorgeous morning, managed to catch the last of the morning mist before the sun burnt through fully..... Fish are topping, sun is shining and still we have more empty swims than full ones...... 








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