Lake Mapping

Anyone who has been fishing here will have seen the map the bailiffs provide for you. It has served us well over the years and gave anglers a fighting chance of aiming at an underwater feature without having to thrash a marker rod around your swim. The map was a great little tool, but it was only an artists impression of the lake, and did not really show you the full picture under the water. There is so much information about the lake that we couldn’t put on the map as it would have made it pretty much unreadable. So it just contained the average depths at various intervals with some of the main features outlined.

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Brace of 20lb Mirror carp

Thanks to Luke & Aaron Laverty for sending us pictures of these two cracking mirror carp for our catch report section.

It was the their first time over here at Crowsheath and were more than eager to get some carp on the bank. Before I had even said anything about were the carp had been coming out from, I found them setup in the swim that Jack White & Louis Smith had recently had five 20lb+ carp from. They were fishing opposite the point swim where you can cast onto the bar that runs between the two islands with some great close marginal shelves and some deeper water in between. They were using identical baits which were Nash amber strawberry boilies. The two lads are brothers and by the looks of the mirror carp they caught, they could be related too! What are the odds of that?

Mirror Carp at 21.2oz

Mirror Carp at 22lb

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Nathan Noone – 16lb Pike

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.

Pike lake 16lb pike
Nathan’s 16lb Pike
Pike lake 16lb Pike
Nathan’s 16lb Pike

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Matthew – 15lb Pike PB

Matthew - 15lb PB Pike
Matthew – 15lb PB Pike

Congratulations to Matthew on his new PB pike at 15lb.

Caught on 31st October using a Mackerel tail on the bottom.

Happy days!

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Jack & Louis’s 48 Hour Session

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.

Jack White - 23.4lb Common
Jack White – 23.4lb Common
Jack White - 21.2lb Common
Jack White – 21.2lb Common
Jack White - 22.8lb Common
Jack White – 22.8lb Common
Louis Smith - 22lb Mirror PB
Louis Smith – 22lb Mirror PB
Jack White - 21lb Common
Jack White – 21lb Common
Jack White - 23.4lb Common
Jack White – 23.4lb Common

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Andy’s 21lb Common

Andy's 21lb CommonCongratulations Andy on his new Crowsheath PB at 21lb. Caught on a Cell snowman rig just under a overhanging willow off the island.

Many thanks to Andy who was our bailiff for the weekend and was rewarded with this stunning 21lb common.

Congrats again mate, very much deserved!

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Taylor Collins – 19Ib 4oz

Thanks to Taylor Collins for sending us this picture of a lovely 19lb+ Common.

Taylor Collins - 19Ib 4oz
Taylor Collins – 19Ib 4oz

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16lb 14oz Common for Mark

16lb 14oz Common for Mark

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.

Nice one Mark!

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Jimmy and his first fish of 2014

Jimmy 20lb 14ozWell done to Jimmy with his first fish of 2014 weighing 20.14lbs. Looking back at some older pictures of this fish, it has put on nearly 3 pounds in a year! What a stunner!

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Common Carp on the spesh

19lb Common Carp on the Crowsheath SpecialsHere’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.

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