This was Nathans first fishing trip to Crowsheath day ticket Pike Lake and was pleasantly surprised. Nathan used a sardine on the bottom to catch the two pike. His first of the day was a small jack pike just over three pound, and his second was a hard fighting speciman at 16 pound. He really enjoyed his day session and said “Great 1st over to you and will 100% return”
Thanks for sending us you catch report Nathan and well done on a great days fishing on the pike lake.
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After a shakey start to their session and almost blanking during the first 24 hours, both Jack & Louis were undecided about staying for another night on the banks because it was so quiet. We had seen fish in that area throughout the week and were confident that the fish were still there even though they had stopped showing themselves. We spoke to the boys and gave them a little confidence boost and it was then that they decided to stay for one more night. They were well rewarded over the next 24 hours with a string of five 20′s up to 23.6lb between them both, and Jack has now signed up as a member throughout the winter. All their fish fell to Urban Baits Nutcracker, with most fish coming from off the bar between the two islands. What a cracking session and a very big well done boys! We look forward to seeing what else you can pull out over the coming months.
Kelvin Carnaby has been a regular here at crowsheath for a number of years and has quite a bit of success on the banks. He has clocked up a couple of crowsheath 30′s under his belt and is no stranger to large carp. Kelvin is a painter and decorater by trade and has been working relentlessly for most of this year, so we havent seen as much of him as we had in previous seasons. On this occassion he managed to get the weekend off work and decided to do a whole 48 hour weekend session. He set up on the south bank in one of his favourite swims and was fishing out between the two islands towards the bar and the reeds from the first island. Kelvin managed to catch 3 carp including this immaculate common at 25lb.
16lb 14oz Common for Mark on Solar bait. Was his second fish of the week but Ed nicked one off marks rods while he went to fill up the kettle. Noddy mistake but well rewarded with this one and a cup of tea to.
Here’s a nice common carp I had whilst Nick was away on holiday. I had been fishing for a few days without any signs of fish, but then on the third night my right-hand rod screamed off with a one toner. For some reason he didn’t put up much of a fight but I could still feel it was a half decent fish with the amount of bend in the rod. The imaculate little common carp came in at just over 19 pounds and wont be long till its in its twenties.
To date it’s the biggest fish I’ve had on my new Century NCS rods and am eager to beat that sooner rather than later. I am learning new things all the time about the lake and im sure it wont be long till i eventually smash the 20 pound barrier. Everyone around me is catching them, so its only a matter of time before it is my turn.
This fish came out on the Crowsheath Specials bagged up with BaitZone bloodworm pellet and pink fish glug. These baits are really producing well and i am more than confident putting them out on all of my rods from now on.
Congratulations to Charlie Hind who has managed to get himself into next weeks Angling Times with this 20lb 8oz monster Pike.
Every now and then Charlie helps us out with maintenance around the lake so knows the lakes quite well. About a month ago Charlie managed to beat his previous PB with a 10lb 4oz pike from our pike lake. Knowing that there were bigger pike in there, Charlie has ever since been eager to beat his new PB.
Having spent most of the day on the pike lake, with no signs of anything, Charlie had been working his way round the lake. Just before he was going to call it a day and the sun was going down, Charlie managed to hook into this beast which I can say he was more than happy about! He was wobbling a nice big smelly sardine tail like a lure when the monster grabbed it and scared the life out of him. Charlie says it is a fight that is going to stay with him for the rest of his life and lasted a good 20 minutes.