Catch Reports 2022

Latest catch reports from Lac Serreire and Badgers Holt.

19 to 26 November

It was our final week of the season.

Lots of rain and a water temperature drop of over 4 degrees certainly made the fishing much trickier.

However perserverance paid off for Jason with this superb 57lb 12oz mirror.

Thanks to everyone who has supported us this season on both Badgers Holt and Lac Serreire, it is certainly very much appreciated,

Now the winter work begins!

12 to 19 November

It was a session of a lifetime for our Dutch duo Peter and Marcel.

A massive pressure drop saw the carp really turn onto boilies and our anglers certainly made the most of it with a catch of 16 carp.

Their very impressive haul included;

1 x 70 of 70lb 4oz, 2 x 60s to 66lb 14oz, 3 x 50s to 58lb 12oz, 8 x 40s to 48lb 2oz, 2 x 30s to 35lb.

Congratulations on a fantastic session.

We still have a few 2024 and 2025 weeks available, please get in touch if interested.

5 to 12 November

Another tough week on Badgers Holt due to the weather conditions for regulars Daniel and Greg.

However the week improved when the ‘Big Common’ was caught at a shade under 60lb.


29 October to 5 November 

Just two anglers on Lac Serreire this week.

Regulars Dave and Darren fished Woods and Shallows swim and ended their week with 20 carp from 23 takes.

Their haul included 5 x 40s with a best of 49lb 8oz and 13 x 30s to 39lb with 2 mid 20s.

Unfortunately despite the best efforts of Shaun and Stephen it was to be a blank week on Badgers Holt.

Very pleased with the growth rates this season (especially the commons), without doubt next season is going to see a few surprises!

22 to 29 October 

Just two anglers on Lac Serreire this week.  Keith and Mark from Team Rigmarole were our guests and decided to double up in the Woods swim.

Always tricky chasing the carp but they ended their week with a respectable 17 carp including 5 x 40s to 46lb 12oz with the balance of 30s.

Unfortunately the fishing remained tricky on Badgers but a change in weather this week will hopefully switch the fish on.

Thanks to both groups and hopefully see you again soon.

15 to 22 October 

With the more settled weather the fishing continued to improve with 28 carp caught across both lakes to 60lb 10oz.

On Badgers Holt brothers Brynn and Jack adopted a heavy baiting approach with the House boilie and caught four including 2 x 40s and a 60lb 10oz mirror.

Over on Serreire regulars Pete and Mandy fished the Outflow swim and ended their week with 8 carp including a best of 40lb 15oz together with 4 x 30s to 39lb.

Father and son duo James and Dan fished Woods and finished with 16 carp from 20 takes.  Their haul included 7 x 30s to 38lb 5oz.  Although they didn’t get amongst the bigger residents they certainly caught their share of pretty ones including ghosties and a fully scaled stunner.

Thanks for being great guests and see you again next year.

8 to 15 October

A slightly improved week across the complex with 24 carp caught to 49lb.

On Badgers just the one mirror to Toby and Oliver of 43lb 8oz.

Serreire faired better with 23 carp from 35 takes.  Paul was top rod fishing both the Outflow and Bank swims with 19 carp to 38lb 6oz.

Rob on Woods caught nine to 37lb 9oz.

Brian on Middles caught just the one a common of 47lb 4oz.

Russ fishing Shallows had three with a best of 49lb.

Thanks gents and see you again soon.

24 September to 8 October

With high pressure and clear nights its been a frustrating couple of weeks on Badgers Holt with only a couple of fish banked and no anglers on Lac Serreire.

However the new week has brought a change of fortune with 7 carp already banked on night one including a 47lb and 49lb on Serreire and a 43 on Badgers.

17 to 24 September 

A tricky week across both lakes with high pressure, bright clear days and cold nights.  The fishing certainly improved towards the end of the week when the more unsettled weather rolled in.

A few 40s to 47lb 12oz and some high 30s caught, the highlight being a beautifully coloured koi of 34lb 8oz.

10 to 17 September

This week we welcomed back regulars Kevin and Matt to Lac Serreire and Daniel and Michelle to Badgers Holt.  Between the group they landed 25 carp to 61lb 8oz.

Daniel using the Union Jack Coconut Creme boilie ended his week with four carp including a very special 61lb 8oz mirror on his final morning.  He also caught a mid 40 and two 30s.

Kevin and Matt doubled up on the Woods swim on Lac Serreire and ended their week with 21 carp.  Unfortunately the biggies avoided capture but their haul still included 9 x 30s to 38lb 8oz.  Both now move across to Badgers Holt for their second week on the complex.

3 to 10 September

Regular Mike was our guest at Badgers Holt this week.

Unfortuntately the big girls did not play ball but Mike still managed a very respectable 6 carp to 53lb.  His other five included 4 x 40s and a 39lb 3oz mirror.

Top fishing Mike and see you again next spring.

Mollie was certainly impressed with the Common!

27 August to 3 September 

The good fishing continued on Badgers Holt for newcomers Myron and Lewis.

They fished consistently with a mainly boilie only approach and ended their week with 6 carp.  The highlight being the ‘Serreire Common’ at 61lb.  Unfortunately she managed to get away before securing any decent pics.  

The boys also caught a 51lb 8oz common plus 3 x 40s to 48lb 12oz and a high 30.

Congratulations on a good week and hope to see you again soon.

20 to 27 August

Well our Autumn/Winter season kicked off in style for Badgers newcomers Steve and Brendan with yet another new 60.  This time it was a fish known as ‘Starburst’ which was last caught in July 2019 at 56lb.  

This is the eighth different 60 caught from Badgers Holt this year which is amazing for a 2.6 acre lake!

Together with their 60 the boys also caught 2 x 40s and a 28.

With conditions looking likely to change this week fingers crossed for another good week.

6 to 20 August

Two week summer break during which monk repaired and additional aerators added to both Lac Serreire and Badgers Holt.

30 July to 6 August

Much hotter weather for Thomas’s second week making the fishing much trickier.

However his perserverance paid off with four carp including 2 x 50s to 55lb 2oz, 1 x 40 of 49lb 3oz and mid 30.

This brings his two week total to 13 carp consisting of 2 x 60s to 67lb, 3 x 50s to 57lb, 7 x 40s to 49lb 3oz and a mid 30 giving him an overall average of just under 50lb!!  Well done Thomas top angling!!

23 to 30 July

Week one of two comes to an end for Thomas on Badgers Holt and wow what a week!  He finished with 9 carp as follows;

67lb, 62lb, 57lb 6oz, 48lb 8oz, 47lb, 45lb, 43lb 1oz, 43lb, 41lb

Winning tactics were bottom baits with long hairs and heavy baiting with a good quality fishmeal boilie together with Coppens pellet.

Congratulations Thomas and looking forward to seeing what your second week brings!!

16 to 23 July 

A slightly cooler week on Badgers Holt but the fishing still remained tricky.

First time visitors Adam and Eddie stuck to their plans and ended their week with 3 carp.  This included a rarely caught 54lb mirror whilst packing up Saturday morning.  Just goes to show that the rods should always be the last things in the van!

Thanks gents and see you next year.

25 June to 16 July 

Tough few weeks on Badgers Holt with just a few fish caught and a few hook pulls.  Very high temperatures, sunbathing and a massive abundance of naturals are certainly not helping matters.

Pete and Mandy returning to the lake for the first time after a few years absence certainly ended their week in style with one of the rarer 60s which was last caught in July 2020!

A change of tactics to heavy baiting during the last 48 hours seemed to do the trick.

Congratulations Mandy on your PB.

18 to 25 June 

This week we welcomed regulars Mitch and Dave to Badgers Holt.

With 40 degree temperatures at the start of the week followed by biblical storms and over 70mm of rain the fishing was always going to be tricky.

With a consistent baiting approach the pair were rewarded with three carp, a mid 40 mirror, low 30 common and the ‘elusive’ koi at 26lb 8oz.  What is amazing is that this fish was last caught at 23lb in May 2018!!

Great company as always, see you next year.

11 to 18 June

Tough week weather wise with temperatures nearing 40 degrees but still plenty of carp caught to 62lb 6oz.

On Badgers Holt Dan and Julia finished the week with two fish a mirror of 62lb 6oz and ‘Arthur’ the cat who bottomed out the scales at 80lb!!  Arthur must really like the boilies because Dan caught him again just 24 hours later!

Both fish were caught on Union Jack Shellfish over Coppens pellet and mixed particle.

over on Serreire we welcomed Team Nash from both the UK and Benelux for their annual social.  Fishing mainly nights due to filming they caught over 35 carp to just over 42lb.

Thank you all for being great guests and see you all next year.

4 to 11 June 

First time visitors Catalin and Veronica were our guests on Badgers Holt this week.

After a slow start the fishing picked up towards the end of the week with the husband and wife team finishing with 4 carp from 5 bites.

Their fish included a best of 56lb together with a 46lb mirror, 37lb common and a 22lb koi.

Successful tactics were pop ups fished over house boilie, Coppens pellet and mixed particle.

No anglers on Lac Serreire this week.

28 May to 4 June 

This week we welcomed our German duo Artur and Martin to Badgers Holt.

Conditions were all over the place this week with storms, spells of sunshine and heavy rain.

Despite these setbacks Artur and Martin ended the week with three carp, 45, 49 and 62lb.

Congratulations and see you again in 2024.

No anglers on Lac Serreire this week.

21 to 28 May 

Regulars Daniel and Greg were the visitors to Badgers Holt this week.

After a fantastic start of 2 x 50s to 59lb 10oz within the first 48 hours the remainder of the week was frustrating with only one further carp and a few missed chances.

Dan and Grey used their own boilies over hemp and mixed particle.

No anglers on Lac Serreire this week.

14 to 21 May

A very hot week weather wise with temperatures over 30 degrees but a good week across both lakes with 38 carp to the four anglers with a best of 48lb.

Despite some spawning activity during the early part of the week Pete and Milo on Badgers caught 6 with 2 x 40s to 44lb 8oz.

Kev and Matt with the whole of Lac Serreire to themselves doubled up on Woods and caught 32 carp from 38 bites.

Their haul included 4 x 40s to 48lb and 12 x 30s to 39lb 12oz.

All anglers used Union Jack Shellfish boilies over mixed particle/hemp and Coppens pellet.

Thanks for being great guests and hope to see you all again soon.

7 to 14 May 

A much quieter week across the complex with high daytime temperatures reaching 30 degrees.

A total of 21 fish caught across both lakes to 63lb 14oz.

Regulars Kevin and Matt fished Badgers and ended the week with four.  Their total included 1 x 60 of 63lb 14oz, 2 x 40s and one of the rarely caught koi.

Over on Serreire we welcomed Gary’s group.

Top rod was Gary fishing Woods with 10 carp.  His tally included a brace of 50lb grass carp of 53lb 15oz and 51lb 3oz together with 2 x 40s to 47lb 2oz and 4 x 30s to 38lb.

Tony and Aiden who only arrived on the Tuesday fished Outflow swim and caught 5 with a best of 42lb.

Carl in Bank and Middles despite losing a few ended his week with two including a 38lb 2oz mirror.

All fish caught on a combination of Union Jack Coconut Creme and Shellfish, lake special Tuna and Banana boilies over Coppens Pellet, house particle and maize.

30 April to 7 May

Another good week on the complex with 40 carp caught to 62lb 8oz.  This total included 1 x 60, 4 x 50s and 11 x 40s.

First timers to Badgers Holt Mark and Charlie had a fantastic session ending the week with 10 carp.  Their haul included 1 x 60 of 62lb 8oz, 3 x 50s to 55lb 8oz, 4 x 40s to 49lb 8oz and a 39lb mirror.

Over on Serreire fishing was tricky with the carp pre-occupied on naturals.

Steve fishing Middles had 6 including a 51lb common, 2 x 40s and 3 x 30s.

Gavin in Bank had 8 with a best of 41lb plus 5 x 30s to 39lb.

Mark in Woods ended his week with 7 including a 41lb mirror and 3 x 30s.

Steve in Outflow had 9, with 2 x 40s to 42lb and 4 x 30s.

All anglers used their own boilies over house particle, hemp and Coppens pellet.

Thanks for being fantastic guests and hope to see you all again soon.

23 to 30 April

Wow what a week!!!!  Records broken on both lakes!!!

This week we welcomed Keith and Phil to Badgers Holt from Angling Technics and Mitch, James, Robin and Dave from team ‘The Bait Room’ to Lac Serreire.

Across the complex an amazing 101 carp were caught to 66lb 15oz.

On Badgers Holt Keith and Phil shared 8 carp with the best being a 66lb 15oz mirror.  This being the biggest carp caught from Badgers Holt since Jo Jo went on the missing list in 2017!  They also had 2 x 50s to 55lb 2oz and 3 x 40s to 47lb 12oz.  All caught on boilie over house particle and hemp.

Over on Serreire the Bait Room quartet amassed a record breaking 93 carp, a total which included a fifty of 52lb 4oz, 18 x 40s to 47lb 7oz and 60 x 30s to 39lb 12oz.

Top rod was Robin fishing Woods swim who caught 44 carp with 11 x 40s.

James in Outflow finished with 25 carp, a total which included the fifty and 5 x 40s.

Dave in Middles had 13 with a best of 43lb.

Mitch responsible for the fine dining fished Tim and Mary’s and ended with a very respectable 11 carp including a 45lb common.

The group caught using ‘Bait Room’ pop-ups and wafters over Serreire Lake special boilies, House particle, hemp and Coppens pellet.

Congratulations to both groups on a very special week.

16 to 23 April 

Just three anglers on the complex this week who together caught 28 carp to 62lb 6oz.

Dylan completed his second week on Badgers Holt adding a further 11 to his tally.  This included a repeat capture of the ‘Big Common’ at 62lb 6oz together with 3 x 5os to 54lb 10oz, 4 x 40s to 49lb 10oz, 3 x 30s and a rarely caught koi.

Justin and Darren on Serreire fished a variety of swims and ended the week with 17.  A total which included 7 x 40s to 48lb 4oz, 8 x 30s to 39lb 8oz and 2 x 20s.

Successful tactics were Lake Special ‘Tuna and Banana’ wafters over matching freebies, house particle and Coppens Pellet.

9 to 16 April

Dylan has now completed his first week of two on Badgers Holt and at the half way stage has landed an impressive 14 carp with the highlight being the ‘big common’ at 62lb 6oz.

His haul also included 7 x 40s to 49lb 12oz and 5 x 30s to 38lb 10oz.

Winning tactics were pop-ups fished over the Serreire crayfish and squid, Coppens pellet, house mixed particle  and hemp.

No anglers on Lac Serreire this week.

2 to 9 April

First time visitors Larry and Rob were our guests on Badgers Holt this week.

Unfortunately they faced the worst of the weather with minus 5 temperatures during the early part of the week and torrential rain at the end.

As a result the fishing was very hard until the temperature picked up on Thursday when they then picked up 5 fish.

The big girls managed to avoid capture this week with Larry and Rob catching 5 x 30s to 39lb.

Both used the Serreire Crayfish and Squid together with Coppens Pellet.

No anglers on Serreire this week.

26 March to 2 April

First time Badgers Holt anglers Steve and Toby enjoyed a productive week with seven carp.  Unfortunately the weather changed for the worse on Thursday as i have no doubt their tally would have been much higher.

Their haul included 2 x 60s to 65lb 2oz, 1 x 50, 1 x 42, 2 x 30s to 39lb 12oz and a mid twenty.

A heavier baiting approach using boilies, house particle and hemp was the winning formula.

No anglers on Serreire this week.

18 to 26 March

A tough week with high pressure, warm days and freezing nights.

17 carp were caught across the complex to 48lb.

On Lac Serreire the group managed 16, a total which included 9 x 40s to 48lb, 6 x 30s to 38lb and a 28lb mirror.

Over on Badgers regular Dan saved a blank with a low 30.

Not a bad week considering the tough conditions, see you all again soon.

12 to 17 March 

Philipp and his father were our first visitors of 2022 on Badgers Holt.  Unfortunately due to a family illness they had to return home early Thursday morning but still managed 3 carp during their visit.

A low 50 and 2 x 40s to 46lb 6oz.

Small pop-ups over the particle mix were the favoured tactics during this tricky cold, wet week.

Well done to you both and see you again in 2024.