News & Fishing Reports : 2011

/News & Fishing Reports : 2011

To all our customers – new and old – Everyone at the Island Lake wishes you a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

We look forward to seeing you in the new season of 2012………..

 

 

 

 

 

By | 2011-12-18T19:18:47+00:00 December 18th, 2011|News & Fishing Reports : 2011|0 Comments

New additional dates added for 2012….

Following the closedown of the 2011 season, we fished the lake to see how it would fare in November. The fish were very active and feeding well which resulted in 5 catches for me – 42lb, 44lb, 46lb, 54lb and 56lb. The 54lb was recorded as being caught before in May this year at 48lb and the 56lb was also recorded as having been caught at 49lb in April. 

For this reason and due to popular demand for spaces on the lake, we have decided to trial opening the lake for an extra 3 weeks in 2012. The weather is a little colder but we feel confident that anglers will have the opportunity to try and catch some of the lakes residents at their top weights.

Prices remain at £280.00 per angler or £2500.00 for an exclusive booking but will are extending the rod limit from 3 to 4.

Any booking enquiries can be made by contacting Mick on 07908 999551. 

Mick

56lb

56lb

54lb

54lb

By | 2016-11-24T19:35:21+00:00 November 22nd, 2011|News & Fishing Reports : 2011|0 Comments

A perfect way to end 2011 with another new record……

We are very pleased to announce another record breaking fish coming out of the Island Lake this week – the very lucky Andy Loureiro caught a beautiful mirror weighing in at 79lb 12oz – it is the same fish caught last month by Dave Baldry but has since put on weight.  Well done to Andy – a wonderful way to close the season (although there is still time until next week to break records – anything is possible!).

By | 2011-10-21T09:01:28+00:00 October 18th, 2011|News & Fishing Reports : 2011|0 Comments

A new record for 2011…..

Here at the Island Lake we are pleased to report this week that one of our amazing records has been smashed again. The very lucky Dave Baldry has just caught a mirror weighing in at 76lb – a truly wonderful moment. This was a personal best for Dave and excellent new for the Lake – well done Dave.

We look forward to posting the pictures very soon……….

By | 2016-11-24T19:35:21+00:00 September 12th, 2011|News & Fishing Reports : 2011|0 Comments

2011 work party….

The new season work party kicked off on 12th March with a 7 strong gang who had a great week tackling a number of jobs on the lake. The remaining cabins have all been re-felted and painted and each swim now has it’s own weighing station. All the shower blocks have been overhauled, pumped through and cleaned ready for our first guests. Additionally, a large part of the week was spent on cutting and dragging the weed – hard graft but very rewarding!

Weed removal

Weed removal

One of the weighing stations

One of the weighing stations

weed razor in action..

weed razor in action..

hard graft!

hard graft!

swim 14

swim 14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On 19th March, our ground workers arrived to begin the repair work on the tracks – we are commencing with the worst affected areas in swims 1&2 and 3&4. The tracks are also being tidied up, cutting back the foilage for clearer access. To the front of the venue, a new parking area is shaping up which will provide spaces for new guests arriving in the mornings on change over day.

By the end of 2011 we plan to have power to swims 1&2 and 14  – please bear with us while we make these continuing improvements to the lake which we hope will make your fishing experience even more enjoyable.

Finally, congratulations to Mick Riddell for the only catch on the first week of the work party – he landed a 46lb beauty – well done to him as it was hard going! There were a few fish showing around the edges but they were not giving themselves up easily!

Mick Riddell 46lb

Mick Riddell 46lb

Mick Riddell 46lb

Mick Riddell 46lb

Thanks to Tom, George, Mick H, Mick R, Mark and Rick for all the hard work in preparation for opening on the 2nd April.                        

Good luck to all the anglers visiting the lake in 2011.

Regards

Mick Bowman

By | 2016-11-24T19:35:21+00:00 March 20th, 2011|News & Fishing Reports : 2011|0 Comments

The Island Lake 2011 – preparing for the next season

January 2011

The re-opening of the Island Lake is only 3 months away and plans are already in place for the second work party to be on site 2 weeks prior to opening to finish off the work carried out in November. The lake is already fully booked for 2011 and our aim is make the fishing experience for our visitors even better than last year.

Here are some of the changes and improvements that were made during the last work party……………..

Swims 1 & 2

Swims 1 & 2

Swim 14

Swim 14

Swim 12

Swims 5 & 6

Swims 3 & 4

Swims 5 & 6 again

Swim 13

 

The Bailiff's view

By | 2016-11-24T19:35:22+00:00 January 20th, 2011|News & Fishing Reports : 2011|0 Comments