Catch Reports 2019


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26 October to 2 November 2019

Steve and Bill enjoyed a very special week on Badgers Holt finishing with eight and only one loss.  Their impressive haul included the ‘big common’ at a vastly improved weight of 62lb 8oz, three fifties of 55lb, 55lb and 50lb 6oz, two forties of 47lb 7oz and 45lb and two thirties of 39lb and 31lb.

The duo used their own baits fished in conjunction with particle and Coppens pellet.

Congratulations on your very impressive week.

19 to 26 October 2019

Another tough week with heavy rain most days.

Mike did manage to catch one of the rarer residents however, ‘five-bellies’ at 42lb 8oz.

12 October to 19 October 2019

A tricky week for Graeme and Martin with so much rain I thought Noah was going to have to build his ark.

Despite the conditions and sudden change in water temperature Martin managed to trick the rarely caught ‘Monday Common’ at her best weight of 54lb.

Martin used his own baits fished over the Coppens intensive pellet and maize.

5 October to 12 October 2019

Chris and Keith enjoyed catching a few of the famous residents of Badgers Holt this week.  Their six fish haul included the ‘big common’ at 58lb 14oz, another mirror at 52lb, three forties to 49lb including the ‘chunky’ mirror and ‘arthur’ the cat at a shade over 80lb.

Keith and Chris employed a heavy baiting tactic using a variety of mainline boilie.

28 September to 5 October 2019

A wet week for Paul and Thomas meaning a drastic drop in water temperature.  They still managed two very good carp, both mirrors of 61lb and 55lb.  Paul caught the 61 previously during the summer of 2018 at 55lb so good steady weight gain.

14 to 28 September 2019

We welcomed two new groups to Badgers Holt over the past fortnight and the weather could not have been more different!

Darren and Wayne fishing the first week had to contend with high pressure, hot days and clear nights but still managed three with only one loss.  Best fish were mirrors of 48lb 10oz and 44lb 10oz.

Stephen and Shaun fished the second week with low pressure and driving rain!  They managed four including a 42lb common and a best mirror of 62lb 8oz.

Both groups used the Serreire Crayfish and Squid boilie over Coppens pellet.

31 August to 14 September 2019

Bob fishing Badgers Holt enjoyed a fantastic two weeks ending his session with 13 carp and only two losses.  His very impressive haul included a sixty of 63lb, three fifties to 59lb 15oz and four forties to 47lb.

Bob used his own fenspice boilies fished over Coppens pellet.   Congratulations Bob and see you next year!

24 to 31 August 2019

Peter and Lee got off to a flyer on Badgers Holt with this fantastic 60lb 2oz mirror within an hour of casting out.  Unfortunately they only had one more carp during the week and had to leave early on Friday morning.

Peter caught his 60 using Fenspice over Coppens pellet – Congratulations.

17 to 24 August 2019

A much improved week across the complex with 25 carp caught including 4 x 50s and 10 x 40s.

First time Badgers Holt visitors Jimmy and Danny used the Serreire Squid and Crayfish to good effect catching five including a mirror of 55lb 8oz and the ‘chunky’ common at 43lb 8oz.

Lac Serreire

Gavin fishing Tim and Mary’s had 5 including 3 forties.

Lee in Island had 6 with 3 forties.

Scully and Bruce in Woods – Despite losing a few ended the week with 9.  Their impressive haul included 3 fifties of 52lb 8oz, 52lb 4oz, 52lb and 3 back up forties.

The group used a combination of mainline baits fished over Coppens pellet.

Congratulations to you all.

10 to 17 August 2019

Dan and Julia were our only anglers on the complex this week fishing Badgers Holt.

Julia certainly showed Dan how to fish the lake with three mirrors of 42lb, 49lb and 52lb – Congratulations.

All fish were caught on the Serreire Crayfish and Squid fished over Coppens pellet and house particle.

3 to 10 August 2019

A slightly improved week on the complex with carp to 50lb 10oz and cats to 75lb.

Badgers Holt – Dan and Lee came to Badgers Holt with one objective in mind to both catch a 50lb plus carp.  Lee was over the moon when after just fifteen minutes from starting on Saturday evening he caught a 50lb 1oz mirror.  Dan on the other hand had to wait until the early hours of Wednesday morning to catch his 50lb 10oz mirror.  Congratulations to you both.

Lac Serreire

Luke and Dean in Shallows decided to share 3 rods and managed five to 38lb.

Sam in Woods had one a mirror of 40lb 15oz.

Dave and Wayne in Middles had eight which included three forty pound carp to 46lb and a cat of 75lb.  Dave managed to smash is PB no less than three times so even oiled himself up for his pic with the big cat!!

Unfortunately a few also lost to hook pulls.

The group used their own boilies fished over Coppens pellet and particle.

27 July to 3 August 2019

A tough week on the complex with the fish seemingly pre-occupied on naturals.

Badgers Holt – Despite a loss Lee and Luke ended the week with two forties, a mirror of 44lb 8oz and ‘Patch’ at her best ever weight of 49lb 8oz.

Lac Serreire – Pete in Middles made the best of the conditions with eight fish including two forty pound carp to 49lb and a massive catfish of 112lb.

Phil in Woods had three to early thirties.

Damian in Shallows lost a few but made a forever friend with Molly the dog.

The group used a combination of their own boilies, Coppens pellet and our particle mix.

20 t0 27 Jul7 2019

Mid-season rest week – both lakes.

13 to 20 July 2019

With Badgers closed for its annual mid-season rest there were only four anglers on Lac Serreire this week.

Jules in Shallows – despite losing a very big fish at the net caught 9 which included 3 x 40s to 42lb 2oz.

Matt in Middles – ended the week with five and a best of 43lb 4oz.

Kevin in Woods caught six which included a low forty and a very long ‘spawned out’ mirror of 50lb 10oz.

Richard in Tim and Mary’s had three with a best of 47lb.

All fish were caught on a variety of baits including CC Moore Pacific Tuna and the Serreire Crayfish and Squid fished over Coppens Select pellet.

7 to 13 July 2019

Only three anglers on the complex this week for a total of 26 carp which included 4 x 50s and 7 x 40s.

Badgers Holt – Wow what a week for Nigel and Phil only fishing the lake for a second time.  Their very impressive haul included 13 carp with 4 x 50s of 59lb, 58lb, 56lb 4oz and 54lb 4oz and 3 x 40s of 49lb 8oz, 43lb 4oz and 41lb 4oz.  They also caught two of the very rare Badgers Holt koi’s!!

Successful baits were a combination of RG baits Prime and Formula red crab and the Serreire Crayfish and Squid fished over 14mm Coppens pellet.

Lac Serreire – Craig had the lake to himself this week and fishing the Woods swim managed ten carp including 2 x 40s of 46lb and 42lb 4oz.

Fishing two evenings in Tim and Mary’s Linds and myself caught three with a best of 44lb 5oz.

Congratulations to Phil, Nigel and Craig (oh and Lindsay!) on a fantastic effort in hot sticky conditions.

29 June to 5 July 2019

Badgers Holt – First time visitors to Badgers Holt Tom and Dave enjoyed a good first visit despite the scorching conditions.

Due to family commitments they only fished til Friday morning but still managed four which included 30s of 32, 34 and 38 and a best mirror of 50lb 40oz.

All fish were caught on their own baits.

22 to 29 June 2019

Badgers Holt – A blistering hot week for Mark and Steve with temperatures of over 40 degrees.  Despite a couple of hook pulls the duo still managed three fish which included a scaley 49lb 10oz mirror and a 79lb cat.

No anglers on Lac Serreire this week or next.

15 to 22 June 2019

The five anglers enjoyed a fantastic week on the complex with 44 fish including 2 x 60s, 4 x 50s and 14 x 40s.

Badgers Holt – Will and Jethro worked hard during their week and were rewarded with five fish which included a common of of 44lb 5oz, 52lb and 64lb 2oz.  They also caught ‘Arthur’ the cat at 80lb.  Successful baits were Serreire Crayfish and Squid pop-ups over matching freebies and Coppens pellet.

Lac Serreire – After three weeks rest it was good to see anglers enjoying some of the special fish this lake holds.

Martin in Woods – fishing at 80 yards Martin ended the week with 21 carp.  His haul included 9 x forties to 48lb 10oz and a 55lb mirror.

Jason in Middles and Tim and Mary’s – using the Serreire and Crayfish certainly had his share of big fish.  His 14 included 3 x forties to 47lb, two fifties of 54lb and 55lb 10oz and a 62lb mirror.

Shaun in Island – lost a couple but caught three, his best being a common of 41lb 8oz.

Congratulations to you all on a fantastic week.

8 to 15 June 2019

Badgers Holt – Another very difficult week weather wise with so much rain the Badgers overspill was running for most of the week!  Despite losing a few Steve and Mark ended the week with two fish, the best a mirror of 45lb.  Successful bait was a combination of the Serreire Crayfish and Squid and Fenspice Peach and Pepper.

1 to 8 June 2019

Badgers Holt – A very difficult week weather wise with 30 degree temperatures on the Saturday and Sunday, followed by 22 hours of solid rain and temperatures dropping right down to 8 degrees by the Wednesday!

Despite these tricky conditions Badgers Holt newcomers Chris and Dan still caught seven fish which included the rarely caught ‘Patch’ at 44lb 13oz and another chunky mirror at 40lb 2oz.

All fish caught on Serreire Crayfish and Squid wafters over matching freebies.

25 May to 1 June 2019

Badgers Holt – Alex and Lucas ended the week with four fish weighing 48lb 2oz, 48lb 8oz, 49lb 2oz and 52lb 8oz.

Successful bait was the ever faithful Serreire Crayfish and Squid fished over Coppens Pellet.

18 to 25 May 2019

A tough week on the complex with the carp more interested in spawning than feeding.

Badgers Holt – Keith and Tom only fished until Friday morning and despite losing a couple still managed to catch four on their mainline baits with the best a mirror of 55lb.

Lac Serreire

Nick in the Middles and Shallows had two, his best 37lb 5oz.

Dave in Outflow had three which included the ‘friendly mirror’ at a spawned out weight of 48lb 1oz.

James in Woods had four which included two forties of 41lb 8oz and 46lb.

Matt is Island had just the one.

All fish caught on their own boilies fished over Coppens premium select pellet.

No anglers on Serreire for the next three weeks which should hopefully allow plenty of time for the carp to finish and recover from spawning and for us to complete some work around the lake.

11 to 18 May 2019

Only four anglers on the complex this week with 27 fish to 59lb 9oz.

Badgers Holt – Unfortunately due to work commitments Phil could only fish until Thursday morning but still managed three with his two best being mirrors of 59lb 9oz and 55lb.  Dylan after suffering a broken bait boat, broken toe and broken windscreen finished the week for Phil with a further two carp including another 50, a mirror of 57lb.

Lac Serreire – Without fishing the first and last night the three anglers caught 25 carp which included five forties to 46lb 6oz.

Nigel in Outflow caught six including three forties to 46lb 6oz.

Mark in Woods had three to 40lb 7oz.

Dylan in Middles had 13 to 41lb 8oz.

All fish were caught on the ever faithful Serreire Crayfish and Squid over Coppens Premium Select pellet.

4 to 11 May 2019

A tough week weather wise with frosts and heavy rain but the group still managed to catch 36 fish to 60lb 13oz.

Badgers Holt – Fishing the lake for the first time Vernon ended the week with three fish including a personal best 60lb 13oz mirror – Congratulations.

Lac Serreire

Dan in the Middles caught four upto 41lb 2oz.

Adam in Shallows had thirteen to 42lb.

David in Outflow had eight including mirrors of 45lb and 47lb 13oz and a cat of 60lb.

Dylan in Woods had seven with a best of 41lb 6oz.

The fish were caught on a variety of baits including the Serreire Crayfish and Squid fished over Coppens pellet and maize.

27 April to 4 May 2019

Another fantastic week at the complex with 46 fish landed which included 1 x 60, 4 x 50s and 14 x 40s.

Badgers Holt – Mitch and Dave enjoyed a very special week with 10 fish including fifties of 56lb 14oz, 55lb, 53lb 11oz and 51lb, four forties of 47lb 6oz, 47lb 4oz, 41lb 15oz, 41lb and a cat of 81lb!  Successful baits were Mitch’s own pop ups fished over Serreire Crayfish and Squid and Coppens pellet.

Lac Serreire – After a slow start following a drop in water temperature the boys finished with a respectable 36 fish.

Chris and Andy (woods) – had 13 including 4 x 40s to 48lb 8oz.

Shaun (Outflow and Tim and Mary’s) – had 6 with 2 x 40s of 48lb 13oz and 48lb 9oz.

Keith (Middles) – had 11 which included a 60lb mirror and three 40s.

Mark (Shallows) – unfortunately lost a few but still caught 6 including a personal best mirror of 40lb.

Congratulations to you all.

20 to 27 April 2019

Very busy week with 76 fish to 59lb.

Badgers Holt – Paul a regular on the complex had a fantastic week finishing with 12 carp including four fifties, 59lb 8oz, 56lb 7oz, 54lb 2oz and 51lb 1oz together with a forty of 41lb 2oz.

Lac Serreire – The four anglers made the most of the unsettled conditions for a total of 64 fish.

Phil (Shallows) – Despite losing a few ended the week with a very impressive 36 Carp, his best being a mirror of 45lb 8oz.
Wayne (Middles and Island) – Had 8 carp with a best of 42lb 8oz.
Richard (Woods) – Had 18 carp and a catfish with a best mirror of 43lb 2oz.
Darren (outflow) – Lost a couple but managed to snare one, a mirror of 37lb.

All were caught on a variety of baits but yet again the Serreire Crayfish and Squid proved to be extremely effective!!! Various presentations were successful including wafters, snowmen and pop-ups.

Congratulations to you all on a very productive week.

 

13 to 20 April 2019

Fantastic group of anglers on both lakes with several forties to 44lb and a cat of over 60lb.  Tough for the second half of the week on Serreire due to changeable weather conditions and the onset of spawning.  Successful baits being Mainline Link and the Serreire Crayfish and Squid.

6 to 13 April 2019

Lac Serreire – The four anglers had a fantastic week for 40 fish which included no less that 3 fifty and 14 forty pound carp.

Marco and Martin were relentless in the Shallows and Middles and managed 34 from 35 takes with best being mirrors of 53lb 13oz, 52lb 4oz and 51lb 2oz.  Brian and Stephen in Woods caught six which included a best mirror of 43lb 8oz and a cat of 55lb.

Badgers Holt – Kevin only fished until Thursday due to work commitments but overcame his early disappointment of a lost fish to catch three with the best being the ‘five-bellies’ mirror of 42lb 4oz.

All were caught on the Serreire Crayfish and Squid fished over matching boilie, maize and Coppens intensive pellet.

Congratulations to you all on a productive week.

30 March to 6 April 2019

The four anglers on Serreire made the best of the conditions which included snow, sleet, rain and overnight frosts and despite a few hook pulls and lost fish still caught 12 which included two forty pound carp to 45lb 4oz and two 60lb cats to 67lb 4oz.

Graham fishing Badgers Holt for the first time managed a brace of carp including a personal best of 59lb 14oz.  Congratulations Graham on a superb fish!

 

23 – 30 March 2019

A tough opening week on the complex with northerly winds, high pressure and frosty cold nights. The group managed 13 fish which included 3 cats to 41lb, two forties and a mirror caught by Snowy from the middles at a shade over 53lb.