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  1. Island Lake Report

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    Glen and David fished Island Lake and have kindly sent in this report.

    Hi there , thanks for having the pleasure of fishing the Irland lake a few weeks ago now. myself and david read had a great day on the monday which was the bank holiday . In total we had 150 Ibs worth of fish in the day . All fish where cought on strawbury boileys and method mix. fish sizes where 18.2 , 15.4, 15.0, two 14.0 and the rest where 8 to 10 pound.

  2. Island Lake PB - 23lb 10oz Mirror

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    The latest report from JM with a new PB

    There was a strong westerly blowing, pushing into the end bay, so I fished peg 1
    Had my first fish at about noon. A nice hard fighting fish of 15.08.
    Second run came at about 12.55. A very powerful fish which, for quite a while, I thought I had foul hooked it as I really couldn't do much with it, and every time it came close in, it just set off running, stripping line from the clutch.
    After about 20 mins, I had it beaten, and got the net under it. It was hooked cleanly and firmly in the bottom lip.
    As I rested it in the net, I started to wobble a bit as it was clearly bigger than any carp I had ever caught, and I started to wonder if I might have my first 20. I set up the camera, and got the unhooking mat and sling ready, then dismantled the net and lifted it ashore. I knew straight away as I lifted that it was over 20.
    23lb 10oz, a new pb, 
    I had another fish at 4pm-ish, which went 16.03.
    The wind was picking up, and the constant rain showers, made up my mind to pack up early and head home, but as I got the first rod away, I started to get a few bleeps on the left hand rod ( all the fish had come to this rod). I decided to just give that rod another 10 mins, keeping my eye on a big black cloud heading in.
    A few more bleeps and lifts and away it went, but I struck into nothing. I reeled in, and the pop-up was gorn, so the fish had 'got away with it' 
    Its worth noting, that over the last 3 weeks, I've had 17 carp from Island lake and nearly every one has taken a white pop-up, even though the second rod has had something different on. 3 different swims, and every time, the white pop-up out-scores anything else. I'm keeping the 'flavour' to myself though, that will be my little 'edge'
    Thats it really. very very pleased with the session. 3 fish, all over 15, and a new pb. whats not to like.
    23.1015.08 (2)16.03(4)
    Congratulations John on a new PB.
  3. Dean Macey's Island Lake Blog

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    Dean has kindly sent me a report on the day's filming for the Tight Lines feature to be shown this Friday.

    "A few days ago I was lucky enough to visit Theale Fisheries Island Lake with
    David Seaman to record a Tight Lines feature.
    It was at very late notice due to unforeseen circumstances that I rang Dave,
    the owner, at 7am that very morning and he kindly pointed us in the right
    direction. We were very lucky to have the place to ourselves so we decided to
    bait a few margins and wander around, rotating the swims and picking the fish
    off one at a time.

    Filming can always be a little funny on new venues as it takes a while normally
    to find you feet but I had only had a bait in the water for 15 minutes when
    the first of 15 fish fell to our roving approach.
    It's a great little venue with some AWESOME looking carp, all of which really
    do pull you string and I know I speak for both David and me when I say it won't
    be the last time we visit."


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