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Dan Phelan lands a 31lb Cherry Lake Common

Cherry Lake, along with our other lakes slowed down this weekend. The cold nights and a sharp northerly wind get the fish a real wake up call with quite a sharp drop in temperatures. As a result most anglers have struggled.

Dan Phelan fishing from Osprey Lodge saved us from a blank weekend on Cherry Lake. Dan was on his second visit to Cherry Lake this year having raised his PB to 26lb on his first visit. Fishing close to the far bank, Dan went even further this time when he raised his PB even higher with this 31-00 Carp below. Well done Dan on joining the Cherry Lake 30+ club!

Unfortunately in the excitement Dan did not get a chance to call me (which from my perspective was very frustrating as I was nearby), which is  a real shame for Dan as the photos are not great. However after studying and enlarging them on the computer, I am very pleased to report that this is another different 30lb+ fish. This brings the total of 15 different Carp which have been landed in 2017 over 30lb.  If you are interested you can see these on the reception wall when you visit.

Some of you will recollect me saying in a recent post that we were hoping to see some of the Commons which we know are over 30lb, but have evaded capture so far this year. Well this is one of them. I am looking forwards to seeing some others. If we have a mild Autumn, and the Carp keep feeding, I am hoping that we can hit the 20 different Carp caught over 30lb for the year. I can think of at least 4 that are not yet on the ‘reception wall’ and that is without any of the bigger twenties coming through. Fingers crossed!

Amazingly Cherry Lake has produced 7 Carp over 30lb in the last 9 days. With the weather warming up from Wednesday, we are expecting the big Carp to be back on the feed. We still have a cancellation space on Cherry Lake for this weekend (22-25 September). If you fancy it, you can get a great deal, so give us a call on 01285 869887

Dan Phelan with his new PB. a Cherry Lake Common of 31-00

Dan Phelan with his new PB. a Cherry Lake Common of 31-00

Dan with his 31lb Common from Osprey Lodge on Cherry Lake.

Dan with his 31lb Common from Osprey Lodge on Cherry Lake.

 

Two cancellations and some lovely twenties

I thought I would open up with news about two cancellations rather than tagging them onto the end of this update. As regular readers know we always try to re-sell late cancellations to try to get at least some of the deposit back for those cancelling.

Grebe Lodge on Cherry Lake is available for next weekend Friday 22 to Monday 25 September. Given how good Cherry Lake is fishing I am sure someone should be able to take advantage and squeeze a late break in.

Pochard Lodge, which is our only larger two bedroom Lodge which also offers exclusive access to Cherry Mere, has just become available for Monday to Friday  02-06 October. 

Please call us on 01285 869887. As always first come, first served.

Having provided an update on Cherry Lake yesterday, now that I have been sent some photos, I am able to concentrate the rest of this update on the exclusive smaller lakes around the Cherry Lakes complex.

Adrian Fox stayed this week in Kingfisher Lodge with his amazing partner Rachel. I hope they don’t mind me saying, but we were very touched and humbled by the bravery, courage, sense of humour as well as positive attitude of Rachel. Rachel, who is much younger than us, is sadly very ill and yet she was determined to visit Cherry Lakes with her partner Adrian. They said they had a lovely time which we were delighted about. Adrian also did well to catch a good number of Carp including this stunning 23lb Mirror below.Thank you both for visiting and we hope you can squeeze in another visit very soon.

Terry Brushette and Simon Jarvis have been on a return visit with their better halves and stayed again in Pochard Lodge on Cherry Mere and caught steadily throughout their stay. Unusually the nights were more productive than the days. I have clearly failed in my attempts to train the Carp to feed only during the day after 08.00!  Terry was delighted to set a new PB with this 20-08 Common below having also caught a 20-02 Mirror. Having seen the photo, I can confirm that this was actually a Ghost Common. Simon caught three 20′s to 22lb including this night caught 20-02 Mirror below.

Cherry Pool as always fished very well with a lot of Roach, Bream and Carp along with several lovely Crucian carp to match style tactics. I was very pleased when David Lathwood echoed the words of several other visitors to Cherry pool when he commended us on the condition of the fish. Our regular feeding, particularly of Spod Mix, in this lake ensures that all of the fish are in good condition and growing slowly. It is not just the Carp that benefit from the feed.

Adrian Fox and Rachel were delighted by this stunning 23-04 Mirror from Cherry Springs.

Adrian Fox and Rachel were delighted by this stunning 23-04 Mirror from Cherry Springs.

Terry with his new PB,  a 20lb-8oz Ghost Common from Pochard Lodge on Cherry Mere

Terry with his new PB, a 20lb-8oz Ghost Common from Pochard Lodge on Cherry Mere

Simon with a 20-02 Mirror, one of three 20's he caugt from Cherry Mere

Simon with a 20-02 Mirror, one of three 20′s he caught from Cherry Mere

 

 

 

A brace of thirties to Danny March

The anglers at Cherry Lakes had another good week with the slowly cooling temperatures and lowish pressure providing great Autumn Carp fishing conditions. The fish certainly appear to be enjoying the start of their ‘Autumn Munch’.

On Cherry Lake the Carp continue to feed well with the anglers in Heron Lodge and the Cottage doing very well.

Pride of place goes to Danny March who was on his first visit to Cherry Lakes with his friend Adam Jennings staying in Heron Lodge. They shared a 4 Carp catch, with Adam catching a lovely fully scaled Mirror of 21lb and a perfect 23lb Common.  Adam was particularly delighted with the Common as it was his first Carp for over 18 months (the rods having been ‘stuck in the rod holder’ during this time).

Danny also caught two Carp, amazingly both of these were thirties. He joined the Cherry Lake 30+ club initially with a Common of 31-04 on Tuesday which was followed on Thursday by a 30-09 Mirror. A great brace and a good trick….two carp…two 30′s! Both of these fish were last caught in the Spring at broadly the same weights and looked in great condition. Fish meal boilies fished with a few pellets was the successful approach for them both. They are now checking their diaries to see if they can get back again this year. I have said to Danny that he has set himself a ‘high bar’ and will really have to go some to get three thirties in one session. Mind you it is possible because Paul Sillence did this whilst fishing the Cottage swim in May.

David Barter and Tracey Davidson had a good time in the Cottage landing 5 Carp, four of which were over 20lb including this lovely 23-08 Mirror by Tracey. I have to say how impressed I was by the way that Tracey handled this Carp and posed with it for the photos. I am not being sexist when I say a lot of our male guests could learn from her.

Just to prove how well the Carp have been feeding recently. Having not been seen for months ‘The Peach’ has come out again, this time at 27-14. Needless to say David was delighted to catch this fantastic Carp. She still looks great as you can see below.

I am getting an increasing number of enquiries from prospective visitors looking for an availability calendar. I am sorry but our administration system does not facilitate one. We are looking into it. However, I have listed below some of the dates which are available to the end of October. As always please call 01285 869887 to book.

22-25 September. Osprey Lodge on Cherry Lake

02-06 October. Heron Lodge on Cherry Lake

09-13 October. Heron Lodge on cherry Lake. Egret Lodge on Cherry Pool

13-16 October. Osprey Lodge on Cherry Lake. Egret Lodge on Cherry Pool

20-23 and 23-27 October. Grebe Lodge on Cherry Lake

Danny March with the fist of his two thirties on his first visit to Cherry Lakes. A Common of-31-04 from Heron Lodge.

Danny March with the first of his two thirties on his first visit to Cherry Lakes. A Common of-31-04 from Heron Lodge.

Danny with a 30-08 Mirror. A double member of the 30+ club. Not bad on his first visit to Cherry Lake!

Danny with a 30-08 Mirror. A double member of the 30+ club. Not bad on his first visit to Cherry Lake!

Tracey Davidson with a cracking 23-08 Mirror from the Cottage swim 23-08

Tracey Davidson with a cracking 23-08 Mirror from the Cottage swim 23-08

'The Peach'- caught by David Barter at 27-14.

‘The Peach’- caught by David Barter at 27-14.

 

 

 

 

 

New Cherry Lake Ghost Mirror Carp caught at 34-02

Phil Pohl is one of our regulars who loves Cherry Lake and has just been down from Blackpool on a return visit. Phil, who has suffered the odd disappointing trip, has just completed his best visit so far. His only complaint to me on leaving is that his Monday to Friday visit was not his normal one week holiday and he was leaving far too early!

Phil caught 15 Carp from Heron Lodge fishing a number of different far, mid and near margin positions. He managed this total despite losing around 5 fish. He fished principally with Cell Boilies presented ‘snowman style’. His e- mali to me confirmed his catch details which I have listed below

1 x 34-02 (Ghost) Mirror Carp

6 Carp between 25-29lb including ‘The Peach at 28-06

5 Carp between 20-25lb

3 Carp between 12-19lb.

Every year we consistently feed a combination of Boilies, Pellets and Spod Mix throughout the April to October period. This feed, which is supplemented by anglers bait and feed, ensures our fish are normally in good condition and are growing. The high average size of the Carp caught last week, where Cherry Lake produced 30 Carp, of which 21 were over 20lb, (9 over 25lb+) and two 34′s, I think shows this feed is paying off, the Carp are continuing to grow and the expense worthwhile.

Phil Pohl had some amazing Carp this week and I am just sorry I did not get to see them. Phil, who is already a member of the 30+ club (he caught the Big Common at 35lb in 2014), has just set the new lake record for a Ghost Mirror Carp at 34-02.

This female Carp was making her third visit to the bank this year having been caught last March by ‘The Squirrel’ (aka Chris Hughes) at 33-08, when she set a the previous lake record and Jason Elvin at 31-08 in July. As you can see she has clearly been feeding well and looks in great shape. I am hopeful that if she is caught next Spring then Cherry Lake might have a Ghost Mirror in excess of 35lb. What a target fish! The funny thing about this Ghostie, is that her colours change a lot throughout the year. Indeed neither Phil, or Dave from his initial viewing of the photograph, recognised her as a Ghost Carp. As the old advertising slogan says (and this is the case for her)…’the future is Orange’!

Just to show that he can catch more than one Ghostie, Phil has also landed one of our other named fish…’The Peach’ also at a record weight for her at 28-06. Now this Carp does look like a Ghostie!  What a fish and what a lucky man!

Phil also landed some other cracking Commons and Mirrors and I have just added a further two photos below. Well done Phil and I will make sure I am hear for your next visit!

We currently have one Cherry Lake Lodge available for the 22-25 September and at least one Lodge available for each of the booking periods throughout October. So if you fancy your chances please call on 01285 869887.

Phil Pohl wit the new Cherry Lake Ghost carp record. A Mirror of 34-02

Phil Pohl wit the new Cherry Lake Ghost carp record. A Mirror of 34-02

Phil Pohl with'The-Peach' at 28-06 caught from Heron Lodge on Cherry Lake

Phil Pohl with’The-Peach’ at 28-06 caught from Heron Lodge on Cherry Lake

Phil with his biggest Common of 28-09

Phil with his biggest Common of 28-09

Phil with another cracking Mirror of 28-10

Phil with another cracking Mirror of 28-10

 

 

 

 

 

Wow….some amazing fish

We have just returned from a quick week away in the Algarve with our ‘children’. I should actually say ‘our adults’ as they are 28 & 26!  We had a lovely time, but boy did I miss some good fish and some great catches whilst we have been away.

It is difficult to know how to report these as there are at least three different stories here, so I will cover them over two.

Last week was obviously a good one to be on Cherry Lake. Phil Pohl in Heron Lodge managed 15 Carp (see next story), whilst Clive Adams and Peter Rolls in the Cottage managed a further 10. In total last week, we had some 30 Carp caught of which two were just over 34lb. We had an unbelievable 21 different Carp out over 20lb, of which 9 were upper twenties. Of the remaining 7 Carp the majority of these were around 19lb.

So far this year we have 13 different Carp over 30lb which have been properly photographed and weighed. We have also had several other Carp caught and reported over 30lb, but the photo’s have been poor and we have not been able to identify the fish. This of course is a particular problem with the Common’s.  Just before I went away I was sitting in our ‘Reception’ with fishery manager Dave Bowen reviewing the photos of this year’s 30′s. Dave pointed out that as well as several of our bigger Common’s, he also said that we have not seen ‘The Pretty One’ yet this year. A long preamble……but ‘The Pretty One’ has just come out! The 14th different Cherry Lake 30lb+ Carp of 2017.

Peter Rolls, who has been visiting Cherry Lakes for the first time this week and fishing with son-in-law Clive Adams, was the successful angler fishing from the Cottage swim. ‘The Pretty One’ at 34-04 is a new PB for Peter as well as his ‘pass’ into the Cherry Lakes 30+ club. Both Clive and Peter said this Carp was absolutely stunning and the photos did not do her justice. They immediately understood why she is called ‘The Pretty One’. This particular Carp, which is one of a few special fish which we name, has not been caught this year and as far as we can tell has not been landed since May 2016 when she weighed 32lb. Another example of how a Carp can disappear for a long time without being seen.

Peter and Clive have shared 10 Carp during their stay. As well as landing the 34-04, they landed 7 Carp over 20lb including 3 over 25lb. Nedless to say they are promising to return!

Terry Thacker and his wife Susan have just returned to spend a week in Kingfisher Lodge on Cherry Springs and went away as usual very pleased with their holiday and catch results. Terry landed 24 Carp including 3 over 20lb to 23-06. Well done Terry and see you both next year.

Jason Cousins was staying in Egret Lodge on Cherry Pool  for the first time as part of his surprise 30th birthday trip (assuming my memory is not playing tricks on me!). He had a fabulous time, catching a large number of Carp, Bream and Roach as well as an absolutely fantastic and accurately weighed Crucian Carp of 4-01. This is the biggest Crucian Carp which we have had landed from Cherry Pool and sets the new lake record. What a fish and well done Jason.

Peter Rolls with 'The Pretty One' caught from the Cottage swim at 34-04

Peter Rolls with ‘The Pretty One’ caught from the Cottage swim at 34-04

Jason Cousins with an amazing Crucian Carp of 4-01 from Egret Lodge on Cherry Pool.

Jason Cousins with an amazing Crucian Carp of 4-01 from Egret Lodge on Cherry Pool.

Jason Cousins with a typical Cherry Pool double. One of many that he caught.

Jason Cousins with a typical Cherry Pool double. One of many that he caught.

 

 

 

Andy Storey joins the Cherry Lake 30+ club

Cherry Lake has become moody since last Thursday with the Carp enjoying the hot Bank holiday weekend but not playing ball! This all changed last night with six runs in about 6 hours to three different anglers. The fish were also bubbling and fizzing as well as jumping and rolling. It never seems to amaze me how quickly Carp can both switch on and off the feed.

Andy Storey has been fishing with his son Ryan in Heron Lodge on their first trip to Cherry Lakes. After trying several different places on the far bank with pop-ups, they switched on Wednesday evening to the middle where the Carp where showing and moved onto small white wafters. Their first carp came to Andy around 20.00 and it was a Carp that was worth the wait. Andy landed his new PB, a 32-02 Mirror Carp and in doing so became the latest member of the 30+ club. As you can see from the photo below he was delighted….indeed in football parlance he ‘was over the moon’!

This particular Carp was last caught in April by Danny Rowlinson in April at 33-02. I would expect it to beat this weight if she does not get caught again before the winter.

With the weather now changing as we enter into the autumn, I am looking forwards to seeing more of the big Cherry Lake Carp.

Andy Storey with his new PB. A 32-02 Cherry Lake Mirror from Heron Lodge.

Andy Storey with his new PB. A 32-02 Cherry Lake Mirror from Heron Lodge.

Paul Rolfe has been staying in Kingfisher Lodge on Cherry Springs this week on his third visit to Cherry Lakes. Indeed Paul was one of our original Cottage guests in 2012 before we opened the Lodges. Not only has it bee good to see Paul and Donna again, but it has been good to reminisce. Paul has caught steadily since Monday, I think he has had around a dozen Carp so far, including this cracking 22lb Mirror below.

Andy Perkins has been on holiday with his two fishing sons Ben and Luke  in Pochard Lodge on Cherry Mere this week. They have caught regularly all week with some fifteen carp to date. I believe Ben is just in the lead? Approx half of these have been doubles the rest pristine singles which the guys have said are ‘a real pleasure’ to catch (these are our babies coming through). The biggest this week have been a 20lb Common and this 24-07 Mirror to Ben below.

Paul Rolfe was very happy with this stunning 22lb Mirror from Kingfisher Lodge on Cherry Springs

Paul Rolfe was very happy with this stunning 22lb Mirror from Kingfisher Lodge on Cherry Springs

Ben Perkins with the biggest of their Carp fishing holiday week. A night time caught Mirror of 24-07

Ben Perkins with the biggest of their Carp fishing holiday week. A night time caught Mirror of 24-07

 

 

A family affair at Cherry Lakes!

Cherry Lake has been fishing predictably slower over the last week as the air pressure has increased and we have started to enjoy a bit of late summer sunshine. Steven Keen fishing in Osprey Lodge was the top rod landing three Carp to 19-08.

Gary Hood, who is a good angler and is part of the Tracker Products team stayed in The Cottage last week with his lovely family. Gary did his best to juggle the demands of the family (zoo trips etc) with a bit of a fishing, mainly of a night. A bit of a handicap when the Carp seem to be principally feeding of a morning! Gary did well to land Carp of 25-08 and 21-12. The 25-08 leather looking Mirror was the only night fish caught last week. I particularly like the ‘Family Hood’ shot below. This 21-12 Mirror was caught on the only day when the family did not go out!

As mentioned in a previous update Stuart Crafer had a great time in Kingfisher Lodge on Cherry Springs last week and finished with 41 Carp to 23-02. At times fishing was so good that he had a double take! As you can see from the photo below, both of these Carp were landed.

Phillip Waywell has been staying in Pochard Lodge on Cherry Mere this weekend with his family. So far they have landed 8 Carp between 14-00 to 21-10. Phil’s daughter Caitlin had the big one whilst son Brad has had several including this lovely 14-00 Mirror below. Brad also caught a lot of Perch and Crucians when fishing Maggots on a little whip just off the decking. Well done to team Waywell!

The Hood Family with a 21-12 Cherry Lake Mirror caught by Gary from the Cottage swim.

The Hood Family with a 21-12 Cherry Lake Mirror caught by Gary from the Cottage swim.

Stuart Chafer and Dawn Lambert with a Cherry Springs 'double-take brace'.

Stuart Chafer and Dawn Lambert with a Cherry Springs ‘double-take brace’.

Phil Waywell with a 21-10 Cherry Mere Mirror caught by his daughter Caitlin.

Phil Waywell with a 21-10 Cherry Mere Mirror caught by his daughter Caitlin.

Brad Waywell with a lovely 14-00 Cherry Mere Mirror from Pochard Lodge.

Brad Waywell with a lovely 14-00 Cherry Mere Mirror from Pochard Lodge.

 

 

 

Boilie thief caught red-handed! Hard photographic evidence!

Caroline Tighe and Steven Wallis have been on a return visit to Cherry Lakes this week.  They last visited us in August 2014 when they stayed in the old fishing hut (we replaced in with Egret Lodge in May 2015). Caroline on her last visit was I think the first person to successfully photograph a Kingfisher on her rods. A photograph which we have used many times since.

This week they have been staying in our largest Lodge, Pochard Lodge on Cherry Mere. As well as catching 8 Carp over 10lb, including a Ghost Common of 20-10 and a Mirror of 18-07 (both pictured below), Caroline has been showing her skills as a keen opportunistic photographer. I absolutely love both of the photos below, and I hope you like them too.

The first captures the beauty of Cherry Lakes with a cracking dawn shot over Cherry Mere (Pochard Lodge faces east). A real Carp fishers atmospheric dawn. It makes you want to get your rods out.

The second catches a boilie thief red-handed! This hedgehog clearly likes the Cherry Lakes Supreme Fish boilies. I am however assured that the Hedgehog did not eat too many and was actually a welcome visitor at 03.30. What a great photo! We have a good and growing population of Hedgehogs within Cherry Lakes. We are not sure how they got in (maybe several have always lived here), but the fact that we have an ‘Otter proof fence all around Cherry Lakes (which keeps out other animals such as Rabbits and Deer)  keeps the Hedgehogs in and keeps them safe. With the absence of predators, and killers such as cars, and plenty of food….the population is growing. At a time when the population of Hedgehogs is falling nationally it is nice to think that this cute little animal is doing well here.

Caroline thanks for all the photos, and I look forward to more great photos when you and Steven next visit. I just hope we don’t have to wait another three years!

Caroline Tighe's great shot of a Cherry Mere dawn

Caroline Tighe’s great shot of a Cherry Mere dawn

Stop thief! Caroline Tighe caught this Hedgehog red handed at 03.30!

Stop thief! Caroline Tighe caught this Hedgehog red handed at 03.30!

Caroline Tighe showing that she can catch them as well as take great photos. A 20-11 Ghost Common.

Caroline Tighe showing that she can catch them as well as take great photos. A 20-11 Ghost Common.

A very nice Cherry Mere Mirror of 18-07.

A very nice Cherry Mere Mirror of 18-07.

 

 

 

A sorry tale and lots of Carp.

Dave Bowen our fishery manager is away on a much deserved holiday (fishing of course!), which means that I am trying to cover for him. Hence I am a little late on this update. We also did not have any photos that I could use from last weekend, more of this below.

First one of my periodic rants. I would say that 95%+ of our angling guests are respectful of the rules, other guests and most of all the fish. This weekend we had one of those guests who make me despair. Ignoring the relentless wandering off the rods (there was another angler with him to be fair) and irritating other guests, and their day visitors which we were not informed about in advance; I was staggered to receive a photo late on Sunday of a cracking 29lb+ Mirror. Not because he had caught one, but because it was photographed on the upper deck (which is not allowed) and without a Carp Cradle. The only protection provided to the Carp when it was no doubt laid down to be picked up was the weigh sling. I just pray this lovely fish was not dropped and it went back in good condition. I won’t say any more here but you can imagine how appalled I am to see ‘my babies’ being treated in such a thoughtless cavalier fashion. Needless to say this individual will not be allowed back at Cherry Lakes again. Rant over!

Cherry Lake has continued to fish steadily over the last couple of weeks. Not easy, but the fish are there to be caught by the anglers who both work at it as well as apply the right level of patience.

Greg Harwar, moved from the Cottage to Grebe Lodge last week and had his best ever ‘bag’ on Cherry Lake when he landed 10 Carp to 26lb. Angling couple Vicki and Phillip Cartwright initially struggled for the first few days of their trip in Heron Lodge, but finished the end of their week with a bang. Both Vicki (21lb) and Phillip (29lb) caught personal bests. Unfortunately the photo of the 29lb carp was not very good (very frustrating to me as I had promised to pop round and photo any good ones…..and it was caught at 4pm in the afternoon!). Hence two 29lb+ Carp this weekend which I have not been able to publish.

Stuart Crafer and Dawn Lambert are first time visitors to Cherry Lakes and have been staying in Kingfisher Lodge on Cherry Springs. In the first 48 hours Stuart has landed 25 Carp, mainly doubles to 23lb (see picture below). Stuart even let Dawn cast one of his rods and she soon hooked and landed her first ever Carp, a Common of 14-04 (also pictured below). Not a bad start! Both have been very pleased with their holiday break so far!

Malcolm and Sylvia Williams have been staying in Egret Lodge on Cherry Pool and have been catching lots of Carp and Bream and are very happy. As was Kevin Dryland who left on Monday having caught over 40 Carp to 18lb. Cherry Pool is amazing if you want action or catch a wide variety of species.

Caroline Tighe and Steven Wallis are having agreat time on Cherry Mere landing Carp so far to 22lb. I will include their story in my next update which hopefully wont be too long as Dave should be back this weekend.

Greg Harwar with the biggest of 10 carp from grebe Lodge, a lovely Common of 26-04

Greg Harwar with the biggest of 10 carp from grebe Lodge, a lovely Common of 26-04

Stuart Crafer caught 19 other Carp, mainly doubles, before landing this stunning Mirror of 23-02 from Cherry Springs

Stuart Crafer caught 19 other Carp, mainly doubles, before landing this stunning Mirror of 23-02 from Cherry Springs

Dawn Lambert with her first ever Carp. A 14-04 Cherry Springs Common

Dawn Lambert with her first ever Carp. A 14-04 Cherry Springs Common

 

 

 

 

Some nice Carp and several Cancellations!

Tom Nixon-Taylor has continued to be the top rod on Cherry Lake this weekend, fishing from Osprey Lodge, and has increased his tally to 12 Carp, including 7 over 20lb to 29-08 plus this stunning 35lb Mirror Carp below. If you fancy your chances of following in Tom’s footsteps, we have just had a cancellation for 04-08 September for Osprey Lodge. Please call 01285 869887.

Greg Harwar has been staying in the Cottage with dawn and their two boys. Fishing only for a few hours each day, Greg has manged two over twenty pounds including this heavily scaled Mirror of 21lb below. As regular followers know, I really like family shots, and you can see the boys are fascinated with this fish. Who knows they may be Carp anglers in the making!

Craig Gascoyne has been staying this week in Kingfisher Lodge on Cherry Springs with his two boys. As well as fishing for most of the time, they have been ‘male bonding’ by playing cards and computer games and generally appearing to have a good time. The week started well with 7 Carp in the first 36 hours including this impressive 24-08 Mirror Carp to Craig below. Fishing has slowed to just one or two a day (actually I mean night), as the Carp seem to be feeding primarily in the darker hours on Cherry Springs at the moment.

We have also surprisingly just had a cancellation for Kingfisher Lodge on Cherry Springs in September. The following dates are now available

Monday 11 – 15 September

Friday 15-18 September

Monday 18-22 September.

As always first come first served. Please call 01285 869887 if you fancy a holiday break with a lake to yourself and hopefully some good Carp fishing!

Tom Nixon-Taylor with his biggest of a 12 Carp catch from Osprey Lodge. A stunning 35lb Mirror

Tom Nixon-Taylor with his biggest of a 12 Carp catch from Osprey Lodge. A stunning 35lb Mirror

Greg Harwar and the boys with a stunning 21lb heavily scaled Mirror from the Cottage swim

Greg Harwar and the boys with a stunning 21lb heavily scaled Mirror from the Cottage swim

Craig Gascoyne was very pleased with this 24-08 Mirror from Kingfisher Lodge on Cherry Springs caught just before dawn

Craig Gascoyne was very pleased with this 24-08 Mirror from Kingfisher Lodge on Cherry Springs caught just before dawn