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08-02-2005, 14:00
Can any one help out with some info on Catch 22, would like to know what the place is like more than anything as looking to head up for a weekend next month.

08-02-2005, 14:04


08-02-2005, 14:08
> Dutchys

Unless of course you are Kelvin, Bob or Me - in which case you're so "Pukka" you can single out the Ultra-rare proper original Mirrors http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/wink.gif

08-02-2005, 14:12
Like Dean said expensive and Dutchies, but let's try and be just a little more helpful!

The lake itself is about 20 acres and seems to be fairly well run. Certainly clean and tidy swims with reasonable toilet facilities etc.

Loads of fish in there (3000, so the baliff kept telling us) mostly commons in the mid-double range.

Those amongst us who caught on our social had fish on single pop ups I think, apart from Andy who had his on maggots, although it was early Jan when we went so I'd expect the fish to be feeding a little more in March.

I fished it once previously at the end of March and found that the fish spent the days out of range in the middle and moved right in close during the night. Spodded beds of pellet caught a few as they moved in.

The favoured swims seem to be the jetties on the car park bank and the last swims (29, 30, 31) on the far bank. The fish show themselves a lot so just watch where they are and then decide where to go

Tends to be rammo at weekends though

08-02-2005, 14:13
Not too bothered about cost, just don't want a repeat of Linear fisheries Where after the travel the end result is poor!

08-02-2005, 14:14
3000 mid double commons. Wow I bet that makes for interesting and varied fishing.

08-02-2005, 14:16
After fishing a lake full of Simmo's for a year, 3000 commons sounds great! Have almost forgotten what they look like

08-02-2005, 14:21
Personally I reckon there's nowhere near that. I think there's just a dozen or so super-mugs that get caught, swim straight back out and get caught again. Might as well leave the scales at home, you know it's going to weigh 14lb.

Oh yeah, it's barbless only as well so they've all got lovely mouths....

08-02-2005, 14:34
The baliff is a cracker and a mine of information there are photos of the event somewhere http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Like Matt said look for the fish they will show.. Blast em during the day they will be at range and set traps closer in for when they move in sound advice

08-02-2005, 14:39
Not sure if anyone else could be bothered plumbing around - but I had my fish on a 12ft flat gravelly bit.

08-02-2005, 14:39
Cheers for the info mate

08-02-2005, 14:44
About that didnt get the marker out though rarely do.. bob the pro gave me a rough idea but feeling the lead down prooved quite tricky.. Considering i was fishing in the storm of the devil monkey Also had a useful marker in a floating spod we all used that as it came past http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif

08-02-2005, 15:03
The Bailiff will go on about Gulleys this, and Bars that.

Fact was Roach and I were doubled up in the big beachy swim by the shower block - and we plumbed the swim properly and it went from 14-16 feet and silty as far as we could chuck in that wind. Then we hit gravel at 12ft for about three pulls - then it slowly shelved up to our margin.

In other words - whatever features Mr Bailiff man was chuntering on about we couldn't find 'em http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

08-02-2005, 15:06
Like the bar in front of my swim! From 60 yards out right in to the edge was 18 feet and silt. Although apparently at 50 yards there's a bar 12 feet deep and even a 9 foot plateau! Wasn't about to thrash it to a foam but the few casts I did have told me there was nothing of the sort out there

I think Bob caught on the tried and tested launch it anywhere towards some fish

08-02-2005, 15:26
Don't get me started on that place!
Why pay all that money to catch Dutch carp when you can catch them for free from the River Wensum next door?
Original stocking was around 8000 carp, though I doubt there are any where near 3000 left, following floods, fish kills and other fish movements.


08-02-2005, 16:56
If there's a proper English fish in there, then I'll eat an entire Chesh tree hat.. http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

Get the barbie on and grill the [censored]! 2998 come morning.

08-02-2005, 16:58
I heard that trout pellet paste is good, http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/wink.gif

08-02-2005, 18:35
scoulded pellets mouled round your lead has worked well for people in the past!!! I think £15 is quite pricey for a 14lb dutch common!!! http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif