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George's Lake Catch Report

Junior member George Battern Reported.

Amazing day on George’s today. Thanks Oscar Beer for keeping me company, well done! That’s a new PB bream and Tench for me.

Benjamin had his first session on George’s today. Fished for a couple of hours on the maggot feeder. He had 4 Carp, 2 Tench and a hand full of Roach.  27/01/2024.

Ian Gibbons fishing George's Lake.

Peg 9 today. A short but sweet session.

Tench, Roach, Mirror Carp, Bream, Perch, Crucian Carp and Common Carp.

Waggler with corn and maggot over micro’s.

Thanks to all for keeping the place looking great.  06/10/2023

Les Polden caught this cracking 3Ib 6oz Perch from George's Lake using worm. well done Les cracking fish.  14/03/2023

This is what our club is all about seeing the youngsters fishing with their dad.

Sammie was really pleased he managed to get his Carp, Crucian, Mirror and Common plus 4 Tench and Perch, one very happy boy. Well done Sammie   19/02/2023

Sam Sheikh reported.

Nice day's fishing at George's lake. Mainly Carp and a few Bream, but also a fresh water clam, a first for me. Used a flat method feeder with a 4" hook length and size 16 hook. Live pinkies on the hook and Thatchers dark, mixed with 2mm pellets and hand full of dead pinkies on method.   11/02/2023.

Club Secretary John Lane reported fishing George's Lake.

Had to break the ice on peg 17 but well worth it. Caught on single maggot and 18 hook and very light elastic. Top kit plus one out. Caught three Carp best 12lb weighed in by Matt Cross. Nice Roach and Perch and many others. Wasn’t expecting anything. Great fun and challenge bring the 12lb in on thin elastic and it going under the ice. And sat in sunshine all day. Well done John.   20/01/2023.

Sam Sheikh reported fishing George's Lake.

So the day started with me forgetting my phone, found the tip of my wagler had snapped, over watering the ground bait and then lost my first fish as I was landing it. Was a slow days fishing, but ended up with a few nice carp and about 3 bream. Caught on a flat method with Sonus Green mixed with micro pellets and dead reds. Hook bait was a mixture of dead reds, 6mm pellets and a orange wafter.

Martin Finch Reported

Yet another very windy morning session at George's today but at least it wasn't raining! Waited 3.5 hours for the first bite. Then had two carp and four decent bream

in the last hour. One Carp was a shade under 8lbs - the second largest fish I have ever caught at George's!    10/01/2023.

Sam Sheikh reported.

Lovely day at George's, had it to myself for most of it. Used sticky micro F1 2mm pellets on a flat method. Started off with 6mm pellet then swapped to 6mm chocolate orange wafter on 16 banded hook. First time using a wafter, it worked well. Just one casualty through the session, can't wait for the ropes to go.  06/01/2023.

Steve Ashton fishing George's Lake reported.

Fished peg 6 for a few hours today, tried the method feeder to no avail, so went on to the cage feeder landed some roach and skimmers all on maggot, decided to give the Waggler a go and landed some more roach the best one pictured and then this Carp came along, which I didn’t really want as I was using a size 18 hook and 2lb hook length, but hey Ho you have to except the unexpected.   14/11/2022

Roger Ackroyd  reported fishing George's Lake.

Well just done a full day on George's lake . Fantastic sport. Early morning was slow but by afternoon it was a bite a cast. Fishing over groundbait and micros fishing two lines on peg 16 . One line margin with paste the other at the Lillie's edge with expanders and soft pellet. Finished with excess of 30 Carp and almost the same with Tench and a few cracking Crucians to make up the bag. Later on taking the bigger Carp fishing shallow with pellet . Carp mostly small of 1lb to 2lb but the last 5 all between 4lb and 8lb. Great pleasure day .   25/09/2022

Gaz Dale fishing George's Lake.

Cracking day in the blistering sun on Thursday, took advantage of the cruising carp on bread flake and got this nice Common of about 6lb.  11/08/2022

Committee member Nathan Clements took his young lad Alby along for a mornings session on George's Lake, showing his dad how its done.

Few hours for the boy on peg 12 this morning and his first ever carp. Top angling Alby well done.  06/08/2022.

Gaz Dale reported.

Great day on peg 12 yesterday, best of the day was a 4.5lb Common in the margin on bread crust. Also, my youngest lad caught his first fish today - a Roach, two Tench and a Bream all in 10 mins! It's been a great first year as a member of the club. Well done.  04/08/2022.

Martin Finch reported today.

Excellent morning's fishing at George's today. Caught my largest fish ever out of the lake, a Common Carp of about 8 lbs. Steve very kindly used his net to land the fish, and took the photo.

I know I am grimacing in the photo, it's because the fish was struggling and the sun was in my eyes!

Also, for the first time in more than a year, I had more Skimmers (20 plus) than Tench! Also had some Roach and Rudd and two more smaller Carp.

Peg 19, Waggler with Sweetcorn, fished in margin and one rod length out, next to the lilies. Well done Martin   03/08/2022.

Club member Fin Fin  wrote.

Great day at George’s Lake with my son (thanks to Darren for his tips!). Nice to see family members enjoying fishing together.  01/08/2022.

Pete Eade. Fished Georges today, alternating between wag and mag, wag and corn over hemp and banded pellet on the tip. caught Perch, Tench, Roach, 1 Carp and 1 Bream. Another good days fishing.  13/07/2022.

Martin Finch Reported

Fantastic 5hr session this morning at George's. Very windy and cool though. I had 28 Tench but the difference today was that the average weight was the highest I have had at George's. Plus a dozen Roach, 6 Skimmers, and 2 Crucians. Peg 19, Waggler with Sweet Corn over Tares. Most fish caught from the margin. Well done Martin good report.  28/06/2022.

Warren Thornton Fishing George's Lake

Great first try using paste 1 carp and loads of Tench most 1lb plus, thanks to Martin Turner and others for the tips, roll on tomorrow's match.  11/06/2022

Anthony Jarvis fishing George's for the first time in the pouring rain. Plenty of bites and my first Carp. Well done Anthony.  29/05/2022.

This is what our club is all about family spending time fishing together. Nathan taking his son Alby fishing for the first time, the smile on his face say's it all. Lovely photo's. Well done Alby.  24/05/2022.

Martin Finch reported.

Fished George's this morning. Virtually a repeat of my session two weeks ago. Peg 19, waggler with Corn. First two hours about 20 Tench, nothing of any size. Switched to the margin. Had 6 small Carp, 4 Skimmers, two Tench (one about 1lb.).  16/05/2022.

Robert Bowani fishing George's Lake.

Thanks for all of your great advice today I managed to beat my personal best Carp with my dad guessing about 10lb my original pb was 7.6lb. caught this lush Common on floating crust. Well done Robert.   07/05/2022.

George's Catch Report

David Critchley fishing George's Lake reported

Good session up at Georges this morning. Fished peg 6. Back to the trusty bread punch on bomb. Steady catches all morning but nothing spectacular. These were the best of the bunch. Including a nice Tench.  03/05/2022

Martin Finch reported.

At George's this Morning. Peg 19, fished waggler with Corn as usual. In the first 3.5 hours I caught nothing but Tench - stopped counting at 20. All small up to 3/4 lb. So I switched to the margin for the last 1.5 hours. At last some Skimmers/Bream! Had one at just over 3 lbs (see photo), three around the pound mark plus eight others, as well as two decent Tench and a small Carp.   03/05/2022.

David Critchley reported from George's lake.

Mixed session at Georges this morning. Fished peg 4. Started off with sweetcorn on waggler but no luck. Not unexpected tbh as I never seem to be able to catch anything on the float. Could do with someone showing me how it’s done . Put out the trusty bread punch on bomb and caught a succession of small Carp and Tench from the gap in between the islands.  28/04/2022.

Pete Eade had another great day on George's Lake.

Fished peg 2 today. started on mag and wag, then switched to straight lead and banded pellet. later back to mag and wag. caught Tench, Roach, Perch, Gudgeon, Bream, Crucians and Common Carp. another excellent days fishing.  27/04/2022.

New member Andrew Lamude fishing George's Lake reported.

I’ve finally joined, after many years of thinking about it and never getting around to it!! I float fished George’s today and really enjoyed it, having some lovely Tench, biggest around the pound mark. What size do the Tench go to in George’s? Many thanks.   23/04/2022.

New Club member Peter Salisbury fishing George's Lake reported.

Just got back from my first days fishing in over 40 years.

Fished peg 7 using double maggots on waggler.

Such a great variation of fish including several Bream, Tench, Gudgeon and Perch.

Also managed a small Common, Mirror and Crucian Carp.

Well pleased with my first days fishing hope its just not beginners luck. Well done Peter.  22/04/2022.

David Critchley reported.

Bit of a disappointing morning at George's. Fished peg 17. Bread punch on bomb. Could see plenty of fish feeding but not interested in my meagre offerings. After 3 hours switched to sweetcorn on my pole. Caught half a dozen small Tench about 2 metres out. Put the bomb out again and got this nice mirror but that was it so packed up early. Pretty Mirror David well done.  22/04/2022

The essence of our lake. Its always good to see everyone enjoying our sport regardless of age, sex or ability. Fantastic, this is what our club is all about. Well done Kian.  21/04/2022.

Pete Eade reported

Fished peg 1 today, waggler and maggot, caught, Carp, Tench, Roach, Perch, Gudgeon and Crucians. a good days fishing. Well done Pete  20/04/2022.

Couple of nice Carp caught on bread from George's lake. Well done Fin Fin. 20/04/2022.

Malcolm Seymour had a lovely day's fishing on George's Lake, caught a total of 12 fish, the biggest was this 10Ib Common. Well done Malcolm great day's fishing.  14/04/2022. 

After a great day on Karen's Lake Chris Connaughton-Mono and his son decided to fish George's 

Few Crucians and a chunky little Gudgeon for my monkey today. I’ve decided I’m not taking my rods when we go again . Well done.  14/04/2022.

David Critchley reported from George's Lake.

Nice morning session up at George's today. Fished peg 19. Bread punch on bomb. Had a few Tench early on and these two. Actually caught a much larger one but tried to take a selfie holding the fish but the self timer didn’t work. Well done David.  08/04/2022

Pete Eade Reported on George's,

fished peg 26 today, waggler and double red maggot. Caught Tench, Crucians, Roach, Perch, Bream and several Gudgeon. also got a wet backside. thanks "stormproof overtrousers" The joy's of fishing Pete well done.  06/04/2022.

Committee member Richard Jefferies caught this lovely Tench on George's Lake. Fishing pole at 6 metres caught on pellet. Well done Richard.  06/04/2022.

Martin Finch braved the weather and reported.

A wet, cold, and breezy 5hr session on George's today. Unsurprisingly, I did not see another soul! Fished peg 9 this time. Usual tactics of Waggler and corn. Bites from the off for the first hour .Then it went dead for two hours but improved a bit in the early afternoon. Finished with 16 small Tench, 4 Skimmers, 4 Roach, and two small Carp.  04/04/2022.

There seems to be no stopping this man David Critchley, he seems to of got the measure of George's Lake.

Good session up at Georges this morning. Lovely and sunny but with a cold wind. Fished peg 6. The old bread punch on bomb ( Georges fish sure love Lidl thick toastie loaf ). Catches came thick and fast for a change. Tench, bream, small Carp netted. Caught these two beauties too:  01/04/2022.

David Critchley reported

Quiet morning up at Georges. Fished peg 20. Bread punch on bomb to start but didn’t have a bite. Switched to sweetcorn on pole and still no luck. After 3 hours I switched back to bread punch and started to have some luck. A couple of Tench, a bream and some carp including this beauty: Well done David.  29/03/2022.

Martin Finch reported

Fished the waggler on peg 19 this morning. Used Corn. Bites from the off. Finished with 20 plus mainly small Tench, 6 Skimmers up to 1lb., 3 Crucians, a few Rudd and a small Carp.


David Critchley reported today.

Beautiful morning up at Georges. Fished peg 4. Bread punch on bomb. Had a couple of nice Tench early on and some carp mid to late morning. Had a visit from the EA fisheries guy as well. Nice to know they actually do come out and check licenses etc. Well done David  27/03/2022.

Pete Eade reported had enjoyable day at Tarka on George's

Wed. 23rd march. 1st time out since last Oct. fished double red maggot on the waggler from peg 24. Had 30 fish, Tench, Perch and Roach. biggest probably 8ozs. lost a big something 10 mins before packing up. It was taking line and couldn't stop it. Lost to a hook pull. 23/03/2022

Martin Finch had another good session fishing his favourite peg 19. Fished waggler mainly, caught on corn and bread punch. Martin reported.

Good session at George's this morning. Chilly first thing but warmer later. 22 small Tench up to 1lb plus 3 Bream between 1.5 and 2.5 lbs, 3 Skimmers, 4 Rudd, 2 Roach, 1 Crucian and 1 Mirror about 3lbs.  Only two of us on George's this morning plus a Chaffinch, which liked my corn and kept me company. 21/03/2022.

David Critchley reported 20/03/2022

Beautiful morning up at Georges. Wind a bit nippy but nice and sunny. Fished peg 6. Had two rods out, method feeder and bread punch on bomb. Caught some nice Tench and Bream on the feeder but caught these three beauties on bread punch:

Another report from Martin Finch.  07/03/2022.

Sunny but a chilly wind at George's this morning. I decided to use maggots rather than my normal corn. In 3 years of fishing at George's, I have only caught 2 Gudgeon. This morning I caught 20 plus. Also the same number of tiny Perch. I had some nice Roach too. I have caught plenty of Roach bigger than the one in the photo but it was my biggest at George's. Plus I had some Skimmers and a couple of decent Tench. Well done Martin.

David Critchley seems to have mastered Georges lake he reported.

Very nice morning up at George’s. Fished peg 19. Sweetcorn and bread punch on the bomb. Caught a few small Tench and these beauties. Well done David keep them coming. 04/03/2022.

Roger Ackroyd reported  28/02/2022

Well had a session on George's on Sunday. Chose an end peg where the wind was blowing (stupid and my first mistake). Well it started well with some nice roach and skimmers to maggot over micros and ground bait on pole in the first hour. Then the wind got up and blowing straight at me it made presenting a static pole bait nearly impossible . Out came the feeder. Started on maggot feeder and took a few Tench coming regularly . Then switching to a small ground bait feeder and using a few different hook baits it managed to fools some quality Crucians and then a few wobbly Carp. Ended up with a net of about 15lb of silvers and add together with 3 Carp put straight back with two others falling off at the net roughly 23lb of fish. Certainly on the feed and if the wind hadn't frozen my fingers and stopped me from pole fishing I may have had an even better day. Can't wait to go again .

Martin Finch reported.  27/02/2022.

A wet and windy session at George's this morning. Not another soul in sight! Bites were hard to come by and I had long quiet periods. Managed 6 Tench, two Crucians, two small Carp and this Bream of about 3.5 lbs. Used Corn and Bread punch on the waggler.

David Critchley reported had a beautiful day up at George’s today. Fished peg 19. Bread punch on bomb. Hooked 5, landed 3. Nice ones too. Well done David. 27/02/2022

Warren Thornton reported had a good day on George's slow start then the bream picked up, tricky trying to hold the pole in the wind. Fishing single red maggot over bed of ground bait did the trick. Roll on the March match. Well done Warren top angling in windy conditions.  26/02/2022

Martin Finch Reported  07/02/2022

Good session at George's this morning. Six decent Carp, this beautiful Common the best at 5.5lbs. Some Tench and Skimmers. All on Corn.

Report from Warren Thornton  05/02/2022

Amazing session for this time of year, started with 2 Carp 2 Tench and load of Roach Skimmers and Perch, then came an amazing Crucian Carp session just over an hour mid afternoon 25 in total never caught that many before let alone in winter. Great practice for starting the Sunday matches in march

Club member Alan Jump had a session on George's lake. He was rewarded with this nice Mirror Carp which fell to double maggot over bed of micro pellett. Alan also had several small Roach and Tench. Well done Alan.  30/01/2022

Martin Finch reported.  31/01/2022

I wasn't expecting much this morning at George's with a strong cold wind blowing. I found a relatively sheltered peg and immediately got bites on the waggler. Using double maggot alternating with caster, I had 26 good quality Roach, 15 Perch and a nice Carp of about 4.5 lbs.

John Lane had a good session on George's Lake, he reported.

Great afternoon on George’s, caught 5 Tench, 4 Carp, fished peg 16, caught on maggots. Met 4 different people and chatted for 3 out of the 5 hours. Lovely afternoon.  30/01/2022

George's is fishing slower with the cold weather, deeper water seem to be producing the fish. Had this report from Aaron Jones and his dad. Great couple of hours on George's this morning, I had 5 carp and 2 roach and dad had a lovely crucian and a couple of carp after having advice from regular members we moved to deeper water.

Nice change doing a few hours of match fishing something totally different to what I'm used to.

Club member Adrian Norman reported.

Fishing wasn't great this morning, with just one small carp in the morning session, however this little chap kept helping him/Her self to my maggots all morning, beautiful little bird, its not just about the fishing.

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