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May 2019
Great fishing

The start of the season has been really good !

Great weeks with 24, 32, 28, 42 fish out with many forties, fifties and sixties.

The Long Common came out at 69lb12oz.

Another 30kg of poisson chats caught in the traps, big total so far is almost 400kg now !

Since march, just a handfull of poisson chat has been caught by the anglers, which is really good.

The latest anglers leaving this morning had 13 fish : 3 fifties and 10 forties ! incredible weight average.

Tight Lines







Apr 2019
The Long Common is out !

We knew the Mighty Long Common will appear very soon and it happens this week.

Congratulations to Michael Haynes and his friend Tony Bannister for catching that awesome creature at his maximum weight 69lb12oz ! We were hoping for 70lb but since it's a male carp , it doesnt put a lot of weight as the female does. Michael words : " it 's a really incredible fish , so long and immaculate , a new PB for me..."

So far, they landed  : 35lb, 36lb, 44lb, 45lb, 50lb2oz and 69lb12oz.

Well done !

 



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Mar 2019
Winter work and fishing news

Well, some news about Old Oaks. 

Despite tough winter conditions, we managed to look after the lake nicely.We trimmed the whole lake perimeter, all pegs, picnic area and along the track.

Then, we mulched all those branches and spread the wood chips on every swim, they are confortable and free of mud. Track holes has been refilled with gravel  and some pegs has been repaired too. Far bank underwater new snags has been removed and some over hanging trees 's been cut to avoid any problems.


Regarding the poisson chat situation, we have to say we are very glad with the traps that we started to use in November 2018. We carefully note all weights caught up to today. At the beginning, we were trapping about 20 to 30kg of poissons chat per week. But now, the amount is well under that. Since a few weeks now, it turns around 2/3kg per week in the main lake. Last week, we tested the stock pond and what a surprise! We couldn't believe it! We caught exactly 63kg of poisson in one! 3kg in the mainlake and 60kg in the stock pond, between 2 traps there were 58kg! 

The final total from November to last week is 363kg. So, the consequences will be: much less poisson chat bites, less baits nibbled, more carp bites, more food available for the carp so a better growth!

The first weeks fishing are very promising so far. Not one single poisson chat caught by angler, no baits nibbled. 


Stephen Holmes was the first angler mid february to test the lake : despite cold temperatures, he landed a 38lb and the Fox common at 57lb! Then Danny Lovley party went and a great time catching 19 carp up to 55lb and including 8 forties! Many Pb's smashed already.


Last week, Justin Marshall party had 10 fish topped with 2 fifties and the Fox Common again at 57lb14oz!


We really expect to see some record weights of fish and the cherry on the cake would be the Mighty Long Common reaching the 70lb barrier... time will tell. We will keep trapping the poisson chat all year, non stop.


Tight Lines!



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Feb 2019
An Update

After a winter of trapping poisson chat, at the beginning of this month I changed the bait in the traps and despite waiting 2 weeks, I caught only 8kg of poissons chats (first time there were 4 traps empty) That indicates that there's not much left now.

The consequences should be: more food for the carp, better growth, less hassle for anglers and less carp stress. 

All swims has been repaired, track repaired with gravel, freezer defrozen and clean. Gonna cut the branches all around now.







Dec 2018
An Update

The new poissons chat traps are very effective. Since 1.5 month, I caught exactly 134kg which is almost 300lb! This weight was caught with only 5 traps.

The second good news is most of the poissons chat caught are the big ones so this means far less breeders. Since that success, we bought another 10 traps last week, so now there are 15 traps in Old Oaks, for hopefully 3 times more poisson chat caught.

This should really make a difference for the 2019 season onwards. 







Oct 2018
An Update

Mehdi is aware of the poisson chat having been particularly prolific this season - a long hot season has meant perfect conditions for them to thrive. He intends to regulate them by trapping, having invested in a further 5 poisson chat traps which are designed to trap up to 10kg per trap per day.  He will also be adding some predators to help naturally balance the numbers.

The facilities have already seen upgrades this season. See below for photos taken this week.

*Update as of 5th November 2018* The traps are now installed and 5kg of poisson chat have been removed. They are proving very effective and will no doubt help when the poisson chat are more prolific in the summer months. 



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Jul 2018
Improvements to Facilities

This week we have repaired and repainted the picnic table, added a toilet roll holder (as suggested in the feedback) and bought a new fridge for Old Oaks. 







Jun 2018
A Reminder Regarding Poisson Chat

As with previous years, there are poisson chat in the lake this summer, so we want to remind you to consider this when deciding on your tactics. Many anglers have few issues if using pop-up method, plastic or wrapped baits. When I can, I net the balls but I don't use traps during the fishing season to avoid disturbing anglers. 








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