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March So Far...
Alan Pugh's group, fishing the first week of March, landed 24 fish including three 50's (two @ 55lb and one @ 51lb) and many 40's.
Last week saw only two anglers on the lake and a tricky week that resulted in two carp, however this was more than made up for by the fact that they weighed in at 57lb and 50lb!
So far this week we have seen five carp on the bank - four of these were over 40lb!
We're looking forward to seeing what the rest of the week holds...
A great message left by Martin Brown on our Facebook page, along with a couple of the stunning carp from his trip to Old Oaks...
'Visited old oaks in France through A Lines Fish were stunning , Mehdi the owner such a happy fella ! All our party caught with again some corkers ! Really enjoyed our week there 🎣👍😎'
Tree Felling at Old Oaks
We recently took a week out to undertake the removal of many poplar trees on Old Oaks. They had become unstable and a danger to anglers on the lake. Much care has been made to retain the character of the lake but any trees that posed a threat have now been removed.
A last minute move proves successful for Nico
'After a 13 hour drive from Germany my girlfriend and I arrived at the gates of Laroussi. Mehdi opened the gates to heaven and after a small talk with Mehdi about the last week on Laroussi we start a little walk around. Maybe 30 minutes later two really friendly guys from England arrived, Mehdi informed us about the rules on the Lake and then we draw the pegs. I draw first and choice Le Anse, the strong east wind push since 3 weeks into that swim so I hoped that the fish are maybe there … But nothings happens for the first days.
On Wednesday I moved to la point than we see many fish in front of Mehdi’s treehouse. In the first night on la point I landed a massive grasscarp weighing 18.4 Kilo and 20.6 Kilo so that starts good new peg first night and straight on new grasscarp pub with the 20.6 kilo…
On daytime nothings happened so we check the other lake of the complex, Old Oaks, Mehdi told me the tactics and I baited in front of peg 5 view little spots under the trees up for Friday. Friday morning we moved to Old Oaks and I see a couple of fish feeding in my area. My Rod was only 5 minutes in the water and I had the first take … 23.5 mirror wooowww not bad for the start but the next 3 hours nothing happens so we moved to peg one the second rod was maybe 20seconds in the water I had a take on the first rod and then on the second rod double take …
The first landed fish was a 21 Kilo Mirror and the second fish was a common with a new record weight of 31,5 Kilo (69lb) !!! New PB for me and new Lake record for Old Oaks, I was so happy and absolute over the moon … I have to say a BIG THANKYOU to my friend Mehdi so the Tips and for being so kind he is a really great guy !!
Thank you and you will see us soon.
Winter Session at Old Oaks
Tom Robson and Rowan Charnick had a very successful winter carp fishing session at Old Oaks this February. They had carp on the bank to 55b including 2 x 50s, 10 x 40s, 6 x 30s, 2 x 20s and 1 x 10 - an impressive average weight of 39.8lb. Watch the video below...
Winter success !
David Wellard spent a couples a days on Old Oaks.
On the 25th Of december, he caught 3 carp in a row : 40lb8oz, 46lb12oz and a 50lb !
Another 36h later, he landed another 6 carp including another 3 forties.
Merry christmas David, we hope you enjoyed those presents ;-)
Well done !
October Session Video
A fantastic session diary from Tom Robson of On The Bank Live. Filmed at Old Oaks in October 2015.
The week included 4 x 50s, 8 x 40s, 9 x 30s and 1 x 10. Average weight 41.8lb.
Another dream week!
Richard and Samuel are regulars on the bank of Old Oaks. They have already caught many big fish in the last few years. They came back on the 10th of october 2015 and guess what? They had another successfull week.
Together, they landed 31 fish:
16 forties, 7 fifties, 7 thirties and one twenty grass carp.
49lb 8oz common, 44lb 4oz mirror, 43lb 2oz mirror, 34lb 6oz mirror, 41lb 2oz mirror, 35lb 4oz mirror, 55lb 12oz mirror, 35lb 8oz mirror, 38lb 8oz mirror, 45lb 4oz mirror, 38lb 4oz mirror, 45lb 8oz mirror, 38lb 8oz mirror, 53lb 0oz mirror, 40lb 8oz mirror, 56lb 0oz mirror, 41lb 12oz mirror, 43lb 0oz mirror, 49lb 4oz mirror, 42lb 8oz mirror, 43lb 4oz mirror, 50lb 4oz mirror, 51lb 8oz mirror, 46lb 8oz mirror, 45lb 4oz mirror, 42lb 12oz mirror, 56lb mirror, 46lb 4oz mirror, 39lb 12oz mirror, 50lb8oz and a 26lb4oz grass carp
So the final weight average for the 30 carp is 44lb12oz !
One more awesome point: Richard caught all 7 fifties! I believe that's a record at Old Oaks.