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Kingslakes Holidays, Chilla, Highampton, Devon, EX21 5JS

Weekly Catch Report

Weekly catch report from Kingslakes’ resident fish expert Andrew 

Weekly Catch Report 13th – 19th September

Dry and warm conditions for most of the week with light cloud cover at times.

Kingfisher Lake has been fishing very well this week with countless double figured carp to just under 17lbs. Soild pva bags fished with 15mm boilie hook baits have proved the most successful tactic.

Kitchen Lake has been producing some quality roach this week with the best going 1lb 8oz. Simple float tactics with maggot and caster hook baits have been producing well.

Jenny Wren’s tench are beginning to slow down in numbers being caught but the average stamp of fish are certainly rising with several fish over over 3lbs out this week with the best pushing 4lb 10oz.

Nuthatch has produced some beautiful roach and crucians this week to over a pound plus plenty of other species.

Woodpecker has produced some quality crucians to 1lb 4oz this week and tench to over 3lbs. Float fished meat and maggot hook baits have done the business.

Blackbird’s carp have fed heavy this week with the best catch being 14 fish in a day with 9 of them being over 10lbs. Free lined luncheon meat fished down the margins proved very successful.

Please feel free to send your catch pictures to our Facebook page.

Look forward to seeing you soon

Andrew

Weekly Catch Report 23rd – 29th August

Cloudy conditions most of the week with a warm westerly wind has improved the fishing across the whole site.

Kingfisher’s carp are beginning to feed hard again with many anglers catching between 4 to 10 carp a day. Many are falling to surface fishing tactics with good old faithful bread doing the business. Those wanting a more static approach are also doing well on method feeders and over small beds of boilies fished close to the islands. Best fish of the week being a 16lb 4oz mirror.

Kitchen lake has fished very well this week with multiple carp and tench gracing the bank. Three anglers managed 17 carp between them over a short session to just over 10lbs. Method feeder with pellet or corn hook baits doing the business for most.

Jenny Wren continues to produce some quality tench sport with fish from 8oz to 3lbs being taken on float fished luncheon meat. The crucian carp are still feeding hard and once feeding off the smaller ones fish very close to a pond are now starting to show on maggot and worm fished hook baits.

Nuthatch has been producing some lovely roach and bream this week with the best bream going 4lb 10oz. Float fished pellets over micro pellets seems to be doing well at present.

Woodpecker’s tench have been feeding hard this week with one angler taking 14 in a day to just over 2lbs. Feeder fished worm near the lilly pads proved to be the successful tactic of the day.

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Look forward to seeing you soon,

Andrew

Weekly Catch Report 26th July – 1st August

A complete change in weather conditions with heavy rain showers and ever changing air pressure has meant tricky fishing conditions.

Kingfisher lake has been slow this week with a few anglers still catching with the go to tactic being solid pva bags fished close to the margins. Pellet hook baits and fishmeal boilies have been most successful.

Blackbird Lake’s carp have also been proving tricky this week with the mobile angler catching the most amount of fish. Fee lining pellet and worm hook baits working well whilst stalking in the edge.

Kitchen lake continues to fish well for short periods of the day. When action slows up a quick move is producing more fish. Simple cage feeder or method feeder tactics fished near marginal cover with pellet and worm hook baits are proving best.

Jenny Wren lake has produced some beautiful tench this week with several fish between 1 and 2lbs. The crucians are also coming out thick and fast to float fished maggots.

Nuthatch lake is on fire this week with countless tench, crucians and barbel gracing the nets of several anglers. Float fished pellets and small cubes of luncheon meat proving to be the most successful method.

Woodpecker lake continues to fish consistently with pellet, maggots and meat being the best baits. Float fishing near the lilies or near margin trees being the best areas.

We’d love you to share your catch pictures to our Facebook page.

Look forward to seeing you soon

Andrew

Weekly Catch Report 19th – 25th July

Bright sunny conditions all week with highs of over 28 degrees made fishing very challenging throughout the main parts of the day, with the best fishing coming first light and last knockings.

Kingfisher lake fished a little slower this week with the best being a 15lb 13oz mirror. Early mornings and late evenings has produced the best action with small pva bags of boilie crumb and micro pellets in conjunction with small 12mm wafters producing the goods.

Blackbird lake gave up a few of its scaley inhabitants this week with early morning float fishing down the edge proving the best tactics. Maggots and worm hook baits fished over hemp and pellets have been working well.

Kitchen lake has fished well with plenty of tench and small roach coming out to waggler fished maggots and micro pellet free offerings.

Jenny Wren lake has produced some beautiful tench this week with several fish over 3lbs. Float fished maggot over beds of micro pellets has produced the best results.

Nuthatch lake has produced some stunning tench action this week with one angler taking over 15 in one session. Method feeder and waggler have been the best methods with meat and corn hook baits.

Woodpecker lake continues to produce some quality catches of tench, crucians and bream this week with the best results coming to float fished maggots and bread.

Please feel free to send your catch pictures to our Facebook page.

Look forward to seeing you soon

Andrew

Catch report 12th – 18th July

Heavy rain at the beginning of the week followed by bright sunshine and high temperatures has made the fishing this week challenging. The best results have been early morning or late evening sessions.

Kingfisher lake is still producing some quality fish this week with many fish falling to either dog biscuits fished on the surface or solid pva bags of pellets and boilies. The best fish of the week going 17lb 9oz.

Blackbird lake has been producing some beautiful scaly mirrors this week with the best tactics being the method feeder fished with high oil pellet and 10mm boilie hook baits.

Kitchen lake has been quite spotty this week with all the anglers who made sure their hook bait was positioned close to the lillies or iris (within 6 inches) caught very well but if they dropped short they struggled for a take. Carp were the dominant species this week with fish to just over 10lbs falling to the method feeder with boilie or pellet hook baits.

Jenny Wren lake has produced some beautiful tench this week with a dozen fish to over 3lbs and plenty of fish over 2lbs. Float fished paste over beds of micro pellets has produced the best results.

Nuthatch lake has produced some stunning barbel and chub this week with some anglers taking over a dozen in a session. A stunning 4lb 8oz chub graced the back this week to float fished maggots. The majority of the fish coming close to margins.

Woodpecker lake continues to produce some quality catches of tench and crucians this week with the best results coming to float fished maggots and worms.

A bonus this week was returning angler Steve and his family targeting the 12 rogue carp that are present in the lake and managing to catch 3 of them to just under 9lbs. They have since been removed to grow on for the future.

Please feel free to send your catch pictures to our Facebook page.

Look forward to seeing you soon

Andrew

Catch report 5th – 11th July

Sunshine and showers all week has kept the fishing consistent.

Kingfisher lake has been producing some quality doubles this week with the vast majority coming less than a rod length from the bank. Small beds of 15 and 12mm boilies over a light scattering of pellets.

Blackbird lake has improved this week with the rain seeming to bring the carp on the feed. Plenty of carp between 8 to 12lbs were banked using the method feeder and 12mm pellet hookbaits.

Kitchen lake has been producing some nice bream to just shy of 4lbs to float fished corn. The carp are feeding well, with the best method being soild pva bags and bright fluro pop up hook baits.

The better tench from Jenny Wren lake have been gracing the nets of a few anglers this week with fish pushing 5lbs coming to float fished maggots.

Nuthatch lake has produced some great bags of tench, bream, roach and barbel to simple float fished pellet paste over beds of 4mm pellets.

Woodpecker lake has been producing some quality catches of tench and crucians this week with the best results coming to float fished maggots and worms over beds of hempseed fishing close to the lilly pads.

Please feel free to send your catch pictures to our Facebook page.

Look forward to seeing you soon

Andrew