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Celtic Lakes Resort - 2012/2013 Catch Reports
 
 

 

We want to know what you caught, when you caught it and how you caught it.

Your feedback and information will act as a superb reference database for anglers visiting us for the first time in terms of what they might expect to catch and how they might go about doing it.

Submit a picture ...click here

Good or bad, your feedback will form the majority of the content of these pages and provide valuable information to us as we continually strive to make Celtic Lakes Resort an unbeatable venue for great coarse, carp and catfish fishing
.




Name: Simon Age: 33 From: -
Date: June 7th 2013 Lake Fished: 5 Conditions: -
Fish Caught:CatfishCommon Carp
Notable fish:
Two of us caught 22 carp in 24 hours, the largest being 12lb

Bait and Tactics:
Various boilies/ peparami

Additional Information:
n/a

Pictures (click to enlarge):



Name: Scott Richards Age: 18 From: Ebbw Vale
Date: October 1st 2012 Lake Fished: 6 Conditions:
Fish Caught:CatfishCommon Carp
Notable fish:
8 carp in total, 7 of them between 8-12lb and the eighth a 20lb 2oz!

Bait and Tactics:
Cell pop ups with a range of different size pellets

Additional Information:
First time fishing the lake and will be back at the start of the new year. Rained all through the 48 hours!

Pictures (click to enlarge):



Name: Thomas Phillips Age: 24 From: n/a
Date: September 8th 2012 Lake Fished: 6 Conditions: n/a
Fish Caught:CatfishCommon Carp
Notable fish:
Common carp 9 lbs
Catfish 25.4 lbs


Bait and Tactics:
Caught carp on a double tiger nut with a bed of particle mix & caught the catfish on halibut pellet and meat mix.

Additional Information:
Quite happy with the result ... my first catfish.



Name: Dean Age: 24 From: South Wales
Date: September 1st 2012 Lake Fished: 6 Conditions:
Fish Caught:CatfishBream
Notable fish:
Fished for 24hrs, had 3 catfish 18lb 14oz, 12lb, 10lb and 2 bream

Bait and Tactics:
Pellets all the way, didnt expect to catch bream on a 21mm pellet though ... lol

Additional Information:
From south wales, had a day and night - cant wait to fish again Weather was cloudy with light rain in the night.



Name: Mark Williams Age: 35 From: South Wales
Date: August 29th 2012 Lake Fished: 6 Conditions: windy
Fish Caught:Mirror CarpCommon CarpCatfish
Notable fish:
Catfish at 10lb 6oz
mirror carp 18lb 2oz
common and mirror carp up to 10lb


Bait and Tactics:
Catfish caught on popped up 18mm cell.
Mirrors and commons caught on cell and halibut pellets with pva bags full of pellet and chopped cell

Additional Information:
Weather was very windy, last day was fine. I travelled up from South Wales for my first session on lake 6. Caught 15 nice fish in 48hrs on peg 13. I will be back there soon.Thanks to Danny for his help and advice.Top bloke.



Name: Paul Age: - From: n/a
Date: August 9th 2012 Lake Fished: 6 Conditions: n/a
Fish Caught:Mirror CarpCommon CarpCatfish
Notable fish:
n/a

Bait and Tactics:
pepperami and hallibut pellets

Additional Information:
11 fish in 2 nights



Name: Lewis Jameson Age: 12 From: n/a
Date: August 7th 2012 Lake Fished: 6 Conditions: n/a
Fish Caught:Mirror CarpCommon CarpCatfish

Notable fish:
30lb 4oz Catfish
29lb 11oz Mirror and 17lb Mirror
.

Bait and Tactics:
Main Line Cell popped up Captor size 6.

Additional Information:
Gary Jan thanks again never a bad session, hope to do a lot more with you this year, got the Catfish at last. Dad blanking what a session LOL




Name: Rob Farmer Age: 42 From: n/a
Date: August 6th 2012 Lake Fished: 6 Conditions:
Fish Caught:Mirror CarpCommon CarpBream

Notable fish:
Had 20+ carp upto 10lbs on peg 4.

Bait and Tactics:
Fishing on the method feeder with 6mm banana boilies and strawberry sweetcorn wrapped in paste.

Additional Information:
First time I'd fished here ... very good. Was heavy rain showers clearing in the afternoon.




Name: Sam and Keith Age: 14 & 12 From: Northern Ireland
Date: July 28th 2012 Lake Fished: 6 Conditions: n/a
Fish Caught:Mirror CarpCommon CarpCatfish

Notable fish:
Catfish of around 30-40lbs caught and landed by the two boys ... a fantastic achievement.

Bait and Tactics:
Halibut pellets fished with method feeder.

Additional Information:
From Republic of Ireland.

Pictures (Click to enlarge):




Name: Darren Age:- From: Bedfordshire
Date: July 24th 2012 Lake Fished: 6 Conditions:
Fish Caught:CatfishSturgeon

Notable fish:
Sturgeon 51lb pop up over pva and pellet
Sturgeon 48lb pop up over pva and pellet
Catfish 21lb 22mm halibut pellet
Catfish 32lb 22mm halibut pellet


Bait and Tactics:
Lots of pellet, size 8 barbless hook, cell pop up

Additional Information:
Weather was rain and rain and some sun - proper welsh weather.
400 mile round trip from Bedfordshire, can't wait to get back.
Fished peg 18 and stayed in the fantastic lodge and bivvy.
Gary and Danny very helpful with the fishing, what a place. Coming back in the next 3 weeks
.




Name: Vinny Bartaby Age: 44 From: -
Date: July 23rd 2012 Lake Fished: 6 Conditions:
Fish Caught:Mirror CarpCommon CarpCatfishBreamRoach

Notable fish:
Sturgeon 45lb
Catfish 22lb
Common Carp 13lb & 11.7lb


Bait and Tactics:
Red 21mm pellet, bought from Celtic Lakes plus small feed pellet also bought from Celtic. Cat caught on 2 Cell 15mm boilies with a 3rd cell pop up. Sturgeon caught on 3 21mm red pellet with pop up cell on. Carp caught on cell. Every cast had a PVA bag of small feed pellet on. Peg 7 - Cat caught in far margin, Stugeon mid water.

Additional Information:
Weather was red hot, sun tan lotion needed. Also take midgie repelent - lots in the evening only for a couple of hrs though when there is no wind. 2nd time at Celtic, really good 72hr sesion. Staff are excellent. Will be booking again for 2013 for another 72hr.

Pictures (Click to enlarge):




Name: Nigel Sutherwood Age: 43 From: Llanharan
Date: July 20th 2012 Lake Fished: 6 Conditions:
Fish Caught:Mirror CarpCommon CarpCatfish

Notable fish:
3 carp largest 12lb
catfish 23.5lb
2 sturgeon 45lb and 57.5lb


Bait and Tactics:
Bait used: 3x21mm red pellet bought from Celtic Lakes tackle shop with a pop up cell boillie on the end just to raise it up. Used this tactic on all the fish caught with a pva sock with crushed halibut pellet, and cell boillie.

Additional Information:
I'm from Llanharan, mid glamorgan. The weather was very good, clear skys and hot day 1 and 2, day 3 was overcast and windy.

Pictures (Click to enlarge):




Name: Tom Bryant Age: 15 From: -
Date: July 14th 2012 Lake Fished: 6 Conditions:
Fish Caught:Mirror CarpCommon CarpCatfishBream

Notable fish:
2 mirrors 12lb one linear
16lb common and a 10lb simo
42lb catfish
60lb sturgeon


Bait and Tactics:
Halibut pellet and krill pellet, pop ups and fox rapide pva bag full of small pellet.

Additional Information:
Kind of a egular visitor, sunny weather and Gary was amazing helping me land the big sturgeon. Thanks Gary for all your help, also Danny for the tactics.

Pictures (Click to enlarge):





Name: Shaun Wojnarowicz Age: 21 From: n/a
Date: July 13th 2012 Lake Fished: 5 Conditions: -
Fish Caught:Common CarpMirror Carp
Notable fish:
52 fish over a 36hr session, biggest was a 16lb 5oz common.

Bait and Tactics:
Snowman rigs with 10mm mainline hi-viz pop ups and 15mm cell, putting a handful of cell out with each cast/fish.

Additional Information:
Weather was very reasonable! Back again in a few weeks to conquer lake 6! Cheers to Gary for his advice and giving me his lighter!



Name: Mike/Andrew/Colin Age: - From: n/a
Date: July 7th 2012 Lake Fished: 6 Conditions: Breezy
Fish Caught:Common CarpMirror CarpBream
Notable fish:
Half dozen carp to 16lb. Also a further half dozen around 9 to 10 lbs. Colin fished and succeeded on targeting bream and landed a few big ones (not weighed).

Bait and Tactics:
Most fish caught on maineline cell boilies aided with small pva bag containing pellet. Bream caught on worm.

Additional Information:
Another really good day at Celtic Lakes. Weather quite breezy in morning but calmed down in afternoon. Big thanks to Gary and Danny for their advice .. look forward to next trip.



Name: Kev Age: - From: n/a
Date: July 5th 2012 Lake Fished: 5 Conditions: n/a
Fish Caught:Common CarpMirror CarpBream
Notable fish:
11 carp to 6lbs
3 bream to 3lbs


Bait and Tactics:
Peanuts and pellet wrapped in paste

Additional Information:
n/a



Name: Andrew jones Age: - From: South Wales
Date: June 29th 2012 Lake Fished: 6 Conditions:
Fish Caught:Common CarpMirror Carp
Notable fish:
15 carp to over 13lb and an 18lb and 4 over 16lb.

Bait and Tactics:
Fished mainline cell close to the island with pva bags pellets.

Additional Information:
Second time visiting. Didn't stop raining. From South Wales. Thanks to Gary for the help.



Name: Simon Age: - From: n/a
Date: June 16th 2012 Lake Fished: 6 Conditions:
Fish Caught:Common CarpMirror CarpCatfishBream
Notable fish:
25lb 8oz catfish, 14lb 120z catfish, 15 carp to 13lb and a 4lb bream.

Bait and Tactics:
Halibut pellet. Had most of the fish half way, and in margins.

Additional Information:
Very strong winds and rain.



Name: Paul Clarke Age: 47 From: n/a
Date: June 11th 2012 Lake Fished: 6 Conditions: Mixed
Fish Caught:Common CarpMirror Carptench
Notable fish:
Although I targeted the cats, I had 4 dropped baits. The fish of the session was a 6lb 10oz tench caught in the margins on a cell snow man chod rig.

Bait and Tactics:
I tried the halibut pellet approach but didn't have a touch. As soon as I put a cell on they went nutz for it. I must have had over 50 carp, (from Mon-Thurs) all small doubles. The biggest was a 15lb common in awesome condition. The fish of the session though was a 6lb 10oz tench, a PB.

Additional Information:
A very big thank you to Gary & Jan, they made us feel very welcome. The weather was great for the 1st couple of days, then a storm blew in from the NE even making the lake level rise. I had to tackle down early. Cant wait to book next year to catch the cat. Thanks again Gary & Jan for all your help.



Name: John Age: 28 From: n/a
Date: June 2nd 2012 Lake Fished: 6 Conditions: mixed
Fish Caught:Common CarpMirror CarpCatfish
Notable fish:
32lb 10oz catfish, 32lb catfish, 22lb 11oz catfish, 20lb 10oz catfish, 2x16lb catfish, 14lb catfish
9 carp, biggest commom 13lb 8oz, rest between 10lb-6lb


Bait and Tactics:
All catfish taken on pellet with pva bag. All catfish taken in margins and open water. Carp taken off the island and down the sides on boilie with pva bag mixed pellet and crushed up boilies.

Additional Information:
Weather on Saturday humid turning rain and westerly breeze. Seemed to turn the cats on the feed. Sunday same again rain !! Doesn,t put the fish off. Thanks Gary for sticking me on a great peg :-)



Name: Stumpy Age: 29 From: n/a
Date: June 2nd 2012 Lake Fished: 5 Conditions: mixed
Fish Caught:Common CarpCatfishRoach
Notable fish:
Over 120 carp up to lower double figures in 30 hours fishing a dozen or so binlids.

Bait and Tactics:
Feeder fished tactics with banwen special popeyes chicken hookbaits. Some carp also caught on worm and some caught on rubber corn.

Additional Information:
Fished Celtic plenty of times. Lake 5 very good if you want a bend in rod and no sleep. Thanks again Gaz, see you soon. The weather was OK on the Monday, slight rain and drizzle on the Tuesday.



Name: Lewis Jameson Age: 12 From: n/a
Date: June 1st 2012 Lake Fished: 6 Conditions: mixed
Fish Caught:Mirror CarpCommon Carp
Notable fish:
Two 16lb mirrors, 3 14lb commons and 4 other commons between 12lb and 14lb. Best fish of the session was a 14lb Symo. Still no cats will have to try again

Bait and Tactics:
Peg 19 between the two islands on the margins, all on cell bottom baits.

Additional Information:
Lost three fish on the Saturday afternoon, all felt good fish. Weather hot, humid and then rain.



Name: Nick Age: 39 From: Manchester
Date: May 17th 2012 Lake Fished: 6 Conditions:
Fish Caught:Mirror CarpCommon Carp
Notable fish:
6 double commons: 13lb 9, 12lb 14, 12lb 8, 11lb 9, 10lb 8 and 10lb 4

Bait and Tactics:
Fished cell and home made boilies, 14 fish over 48 hours, 9 fish caught on the same rod.

Additional Information:
Weather was fine during the day with showers during the night. Cheers to Gaz, Jan and Dan for a pleasant stay. See you very soon. From Manchester, Nick and the lads



Name: Lewis Jameson Age: 12 From: -
Date: April 29th 2012 Lake Fished: 6 Conditions: mixed
Fish Caught:Mirror CarpCommon Carp
Notable fish:
Two commons of 16lb with a stunning 10lb Simo the other 9 carp caught all in stunning condition. We had a screaming pick up early Sunday morning that took me straight into the reeds and we could not shift it, ending up loosing it.

Bait and Tactics:
Mainline cell out between the two islands, simple rigs knotless knot long ais tipped with yellow corn or small yellow pop up

Additional Information:
Mixed weather hot, cold and rain. Great 24 hour session, back soon, thanks Gary

Pictures (Click to enlarge):





Name: Ross Evans Age: 26 From: -
Date: April 27th 2012 Lake Fished: 5 Conditions:
Fish Caught:Mirror CarpCommon CarpRoach
Notable fish:
Plenty of common/mirror carp up to around 9lb and a 17lb common.

Bait and Tactics:
Fished a mixture of boilies and pellets between 10mm and 18mm but the majority of fish caught on 18mm homemade robin red boilie cut down 2/3 topped with 1/2 12mm homemade fruity fluro pop up. All homemade bait rolled and supplied to myself by a good friend.

Additional Information:
Weather was terrible with strong winds and heavy rain. Look forward to making the trip up again to fish lake 6. Big thanks to Gary for the advise on peg choice .. paid off in the end!



Name: Dave Southall Age: 31 From: Wolverhampton
Date: April 13th 2012 Lake Fished: 6 Conditions:
Fish Caught:Mirror CarpCommon CarpCatfish
Notable fish:
My first visit fishing Celtic Lakes. Had an 8lb mirror, 11lb common and my first catfish which was the first one to come out this year. Can't wait to go back. Thanks Gary and Danny for the advise.

Bait and Tactics:
Carp were caught on white chocolate boilies, cat was on a pva bag with halibut mix and a strawberry and crab boilie.

Additional Information:
From Wolverhampton, weather was wet and windy.



Name: Dan, Steve and David Age: n/a From: n/a
Date: March 10th 2012 Lake Fished: 5 Conditions: cold / windy
Fish Caught:Mirror CarpCommon Carp
Notable fish:
Fished lake 5 for a bit of a social, hoping to get one or two on the bank. Ended on a staggering 31 carp between us, up to 18lb.

Bait and Tactics:
Fished small PVA bag of pellets over a spread of mixed sized boilies. The New Richworth N-V and B5.

Additional Information:
We arrived after a frost but this didn\'t effect the fishing. Four Carp landed within an hour of arriving and the action didn\'t stop until we packed up.

Check out the video blog of the session here: www.youtube.com/watch




Name: Ashley & Mark Age: 26 & 49 From: n/a
Date: January 20th 2012 Lake Fished: 6 Conditions: cold / windy
Fish Caught:Mirror CarpCommon Carp BreamRoach
Notable fish:
Me and my dad fished lake 6 - had a mirror 16lb, a common 5lb, had 2 runs and lost them, had 1 on that felt big but took me in the reeds.

Bait and Tactics:
I fished the cell and a 10mm pineapple pop up, my dad fished b5, that's not working at all we have tried it 3-4 times but not good. My dad spodded about 3kg of everything in open water but still no good.

Additional Information:
It was freezing cold with the wind blowing northwest at about 40mph. Good to get out of the house. It stayed dry for the 48 hours we fished. Gary was good company as he allways is - thanks again Gary. I fished the maggots but the bream and roach did my head in LOL. Fishing was hard with the wind.



Name: Joe Edwards Age: 19 From: n/a
Date: January 9th 2012 Lake Fished: 6 Conditions: cold
Fish Caught:Mirror CarpBreamPerch
Notable fish:
Caught one 13lb 4oz mirror

Bait and Tactics:
Fished the far end of the lake on the back of a cold wind, put a bed of bait out in open water and fished pop ups over the top of it.

Additional Information:
The weather was very cold

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Celtic Lakes Resort - 2012 Catch Reports
 
 

 

We want to know what you caught, when you caught it and how you caught it.

Your feedback and information will act as a superb reference database for anglers visiting us for the first time in terms of what they might expect to catch and how they might go about doing it.

Submit a picture ...click here

Good or bad, your feedback will form the majority of the content of these pages and provide valuable information to us as we continually strive to make Celtic Lakes Resort an unbeatable venue for great coarse, carp and catfish fishing
.




Name: Dean Age: 24 From: South Wales
Date: September 1st 2012 Lake Fished: 6 Conditions:
Fish Caught:CatfishBream
Notable fish:
Fished for 24hrs, had 3 catfish 18lb 14oz, 12lb, 10lb and 2 bream

Bait and Tactics:
Pellets all the way, didnt expect to catch bream on a 21mm pellet though ... lol

Additional Information:
From south wales, had a day and night - cant wait to fish again Weather was cloudy with light rain in the night.



Name: Mark Williams Age: 35 From: South Wales
Date: August 29th 2012 Lake Fished: 6 Conditions: windy
Fish Caught:Mirror CarpCommon CarpCatfish
Notable fish:
Catfish at 10lb 6oz
mirror carp 18lb 2oz
common and mirror carp up to 10lb


Bait and Tactics:
Catfish caught on popped up 18mm cell.
Mirrors and commons caught on cell and halibut pellets with pva bags full of pellet and chopped cell

Additional Information:
Weather was very windy, last day was fine. I travelled up from South Wales for my first session on lake 6. Caught 15 nice fish in 48hrs on peg 13. I will be back there soon.Thanks to Danny for his help and advice.Top bloke.



Name: Paul Age: - From: n/a
Date: August 9th 2012 Lake Fished: 6 Conditions: n/a
Fish Caught:Mirror CarpCommon CarpCatfish
Notable fish:
n/a

Bait and Tactics:
pepperami and hallibut pellets

Additional Information:
11 fish in 2 nights



Name: Lewis Jameson Age: 12 From: n/a
Date: August 7th 2012 Lake Fished: 6 Conditions: n/a
Fish Caught:Mirror CarpCommon CarpCatfish

Notable fish:
30lb 4oz Catfish
29lb 11oz Mirror and 17lb Mirror
.

Bait and Tactics:
Main Line Cell popped up Captor size 6.

Additional Information:
Gary Jan thanks again never a bad session, hope to do a lot more with you this year, got the Catfish at last. Dad blanking what a session LOL




Name: Rob Farmer Age: 42 From: n/a
Date: August 6th 2012 Lake Fished: 6 Conditions:
Fish Caught:Mirror CarpCommon CarpBream

Notable fish:
Had 20+ carp upto 10lbs on peg 4.

Bait and Tactics:
Fishing on the method feeder with 6mm banana boilies and strawberry sweetcorn wrapped in paste.

Additional Information:
First time I'd fished here ... very good. Was heavy rain showers clearing in the afternoon.




Name: Sam and Keith Age: 14 & 12 From: Northern Ireland
Date: July 28th 2012 Lake Fished: 6 Conditions: n/a
Fish Caught:Mirror CarpCommon CarpCatfish

Notable fish:
Catfish of around 30-40lbs caught and landed by the two boys ... a fantastic achievement.

Bait and Tactics:
Halibut pellets fished with method feeder.

Additional Information:
From Republic of Ireland.

Pictures (Click to enlarge):




Name: Darren Age:- From: Bedfordshire
Date: July 24th 2012 Lake Fished: 6 Conditions:
Fish Caught:CatfishSturgeon

Notable fish:
Sturgeon 51lb pop up over pva and pellet
Sturgeon 48lb pop up over pva and pellet
Catfish 21lb 22mm halibut pellet
Catfish 32lb 22mm halibut pellet


Bait and Tactics:
Lots of pellet, size 8 barbless hook, cell pop up

Additional Information:
Weather was rain and rain and some sun - proper welsh weather.
400 mile round trip from Bedfordshire, can't wait to get back.
Fished peg 18 and stayed in the fantastic lodge and bivvy.
Gary and Danny very helpful with the fishing, what a place. Coming back in the next 3 weeks
.




Name: Vinny Bartaby Age: 44 From: -
Date: July 23rd 2012 Lake Fished: 6 Conditions:
Fish Caught:Mirror CarpCommon CarpCatfishBreamRoach

Notable fish:
Sturgeon 45lb
Catfish 22lb
Common Carp 13lb & 11.7lb


Bait and Tactics:
Red 21mm pellet, bought from Celtic Lakes plus small feed pellet also bought from Celtic. Cat caught on 2 Cell 15mm boilies with a 3rd cell pop up. Sturgeon caught on 3 21mm red pellet with pop up cell on. Carp caught on cell. Every cast had a PVA bag of small feed pellet on. Peg 7 - Cat caught in far margin, Stugeon mid water.

Additional Information:
Weather was red hot, sun tan lotion needed. Also take midgie repelent - lots in the evening only for a couple of hrs though when there is no wind. 2nd time at Celtic, really good 72hr sesion. Staff are excellent. Will be booking again for 2013 for another 72hr.

Pictures (Click to enlarge):




Name: Nigel Sutherwood Age: 43 From: Llanharan
Date: July 20th 2012 Lake Fished: 6 Conditions:
Fish Caught:Mirror CarpCommon CarpCatfish

Notable fish:
3 carp largest 12lb
catfish 23.5lb
2 sturgeon 45lb and 57.5lb


Bait and Tactics:
Bait used: 3x21mm red pellet bought from Celtic Lakes tackle shop with a pop up cell boillie on the end just to raise it up. Used this tactic on all the fish caught with a pva sock with crushed halibut pellet, and cell boillie.

Additional Information:
I'm from Llanharan, mid glamorgan. The weather was very good, clear skys and hot day 1 and 2, day 3 was overcast and windy.

Pictures (Click to enlarge):




Name: Tom Bryant Age: 15 From: -
Date: July 14th 2012 Lake Fished: 6 Conditions:
Fish Caught:Mirror CarpCommon CarpCatfishBream

Notable fish:
2 mirrors 12lb one linear
16lb common and a 10lb simo
42lb catfish
60lb sturgeon


Bait and Tactics:
Halibut pellet and krill pellet, pop ups and fox rapide pva bag full of small pellet.

Additional Information:
Kind of a egular visitor, sunny weather and Gary was amazing helping me land the big sturgeon. Thanks Gary for all your help, also Danny for the tactics.

Pictures (Click to enlarge):





Name: Shaun Wojnarowicz Age: 21 From: n/a
Date: July 13th 2012 Lake Fished: 5 Conditions: -
Fish Caught:Common CarpMirror Carp
Notable fish:
52 fish over a 36hr session, biggest was a 16lb 5oz common.

Bait and Tactics:
Snowman rigs with 10mm mainline hi-viz pop ups and 15mm cell, putting a handful of cell out with each cast/fish.

Additional Information:
Weather was very reasonable! Back again in a few weeks to conquer lake 6! Cheers to Gary for his advice and giving me his lighter!



Name: Mike/Andrew/Colin Age: - From: n/a
Date: July 7th 2012 Lake Fished: 6 Conditions: Breezy
Fish Caught:Common CarpMirror CarpBream
Notable fish:
Half dozen carp to 16lb. Also a further half dozen around 9 to 10 lbs. Colin fished and succeeded on targeting bream and landed a few big ones (not weighed).

Bait and Tactics:
Most fish caught on maineline cell boilies aided with small pva bag containing pellet. Bream caught on worm.

Additional Information:
Another really good day at Celtic Lakes. Weather quite breezy in morning but calmed down in afternoon. Big thanks to Gary and Danny for their advice .. look forward to next trip.



Name: Kev Age: - From: n/a
Date: July 5th 2012 Lake Fished: 5 Conditions: n/a
Fish Caught:Common CarpMirror CarpBream
Notable fish:
11 carp to 6lbs
3 bream to 3lbs


Bait and Tactics:
Peanuts and pellet wrapped in paste

Additional Information:
n/a



Name: Andrew jones Age: - From: South Wales
Date: June 29th 2012 Lake Fished: 6 Conditions:
Fish Caught:Common CarpMirror Carp
Notable fish:
15 carp to over 13lb and an 18lb and 4 over 16lb.

Bait and Tactics:
Fished mainline cell close to the island with pva bags pellets.

Additional Information:
Second time visiting. Didn't stop raining. From South Wales. Thanks to Gary for the help.



Name: Simon Age: - From: n/a
Date: June 16th 2012 Lake Fished: 6 Conditions:
Fish Caught:Common CarpMirror CarpCatfishBream
Notable fish:
25lb 8oz catfish, 14lb 120z catfish, 15 carp to 13lb and a 4lb bream.

Bait and Tactics:
Halibut pellet. Had most of the fish half way, and in margins.

Additional Information:
Very strong winds and rain.



Name: Paul Clarke Age: 47 From: n/a
Date: June 11th 2012 Lake Fished: 6 Conditions: Mixed
Fish Caught:Common CarpMirror Carptench
Notable fish:
Although I targeted the cats, I had 4 dropped baits. The fish of the session was a 6lb 10oz tench caught in the margins on a cell snow man chod rig.

Bait and Tactics:
I tried the halibut pellet approach but didn't have a touch. As soon as I put a cell on they went nutz for it. I must have had over 50 carp, (from Mon-Thurs) all small doubles. The biggest was a 15lb common in awesome condition. The fish of the session though was a 6lb 10oz tench, a PB.

Additional Information:
A very big thank you to Gary & Jan, they made us feel very welcome. The weather was great for the 1st couple of days, then a storm blew in from the NE even making the lake level rise. I had to tackle down early. Cant wait to book next year to catch the cat. Thanks again Gary & Jan for all your help.



Name: John Age: 28 From: n/a
Date: June 2nd 2012 Lake Fished: 6 Conditions: mixed
Fish Caught:Common CarpMirror CarpCatfish
Notable fish:
32lb 10oz catfish, 32lb catfish, 22lb 11oz catfish, 20lb 10oz catfish, 2x16lb catfish, 14lb catfish
9 carp, biggest commom 13lb 8oz, rest between 10lb-6lb


Bait and Tactics:
All catfish taken on pellet with pva bag. All catfish taken in margins and open water. Carp taken off the island and down the sides on boilie with pva bag mixed pellet and crushed up boilies.

Additional Information:
Weather on Saturday humid turning rain and westerly breeze. Seemed to turn the cats on the feed. Sunday same again rain !! Doesn,t put the fish off. Thanks Gary for sticking me on a great peg :-)



Name: Stumpy Age: 29 From: n/a
Date: June 2nd 2012 Lake Fished: 5 Conditions: mixed
Fish Caught:Common CarpCatfishRoach
Notable fish:
Over 120 carp up to lower double figures in 30 hours fishing a dozen or so binlids.

Bait and Tactics:
Feeder fished tactics with banwen special popeyes chicken hookbaits. Some carp also caught on worm and some caught on rubber corn.

Additional Information:
Fished Celtic plenty of times. Lake 5 very good if you want a bend in rod and no sleep. Thanks again Gaz, see you soon. The weather was OK on the Monday, slight rain and drizzle on the Tuesday.



Name: Lewis Jameson Age: 12 From: n/a
Date: June 1st 2012 Lake Fished: 6 Conditions: mixed
Fish Caught:Mirror CarpCommon Carp
Notable fish:
Two 16lb mirrors, 3 14lb commons and 4 other commons between 12lb and 14lb. Best fish of the session was a 14lb Symo. Still no cats will have to try again

Bait and Tactics:
Peg 19 between the two islands on the margins, all on cell bottom baits.

Additional Information:
Lost three fish on the Saturday afternoon, all felt good fish. Weather hot, humid and then rain.



Name: Nick Age: 39 From: Manchester
Date: May 17th 2012 Lake Fished: 6 Conditions:
Fish Caught:Mirror CarpCommon Carp
Notable fish:
6 double commons: 13lb 9, 12lb 14, 12lb 8, 11lb 9, 10lb 8 and 10lb 4

Bait and Tactics:
Fished cell and home made boilies, 14 fish over 48 hours, 9 fish caught on the same rod.

Additional Information:
Weather was fine during the day with showers during the night. Cheers to Gaz, Jan and Dan for a pleasant stay. See you very soon. From Manchester, Nick and the lads



Name: Lewis Jameson Age: 12 From: -
Date: April 29th 2012 Lake Fished: 6 Conditions: mixed
Fish Caught:Mirror CarpCommon Carp
Notable fish:
Two commons of 16lb with a stunning 10lb Simo the other 9 carp caught all in stunning condition. We had a screaming pick up early Sunday morning that took me straight into the reeds and we could not shift it, ending up loosing it.

Bait and Tactics:
Mainline cell out between the two islands, simple rigs knotless knot long ais tipped with yellow corn or small yellow pop up

Additional Information:
Mixed weather hot, cold and rain. Great 24 hour session, back soon, thanks Gary

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Name: Ross Evans Age: 26 From: -
Date: April 27th 2012 Lake Fished: 5 Conditions:
Fish Caught:Mirror CarpCommon CarpRoach
Notable fish:
Plenty of common/mirror carp up to around 9lb and a 17lb common.

Bait and Tactics:
Fished a mixture of boilies and pellets between 10mm and 18mm but the majority of fish caught on 18mm homemade robin red boilie cut down 2/3 topped with 1/2 12mm homemade fruity fluro pop up. All homemade bait rolled and supplied to myself by a good friend.

Additional Information:
Weather was terrible with strong winds and heavy rain. Look forward to making the trip up again to fish lake 6. Big thanks to Gary for the advise on peg choice .. paid off in the end!



Name: Dave Southall Age: 31 From: Wolverhampton
Date: April 13th 2012 Lake Fished: 6 Conditions:
Fish Caught:Mirror CarpCommon CarpCatfish
Notable fish:
My first visit fishing Celtic Lakes. Had an 8lb mirror, 11lb common and my first catfish which was the first one to come out this year. Can't wait to go back. Thanks Gary and Danny for the advise.

Bait and Tactics:
Carp were caught on white chocolate boilies, cat was on a pva bag with halibut mix and a strawberry and crab boilie.

Additional Information:
From Wolverhampton, weather was wet and windy.



Name: Dan, Steve and David Age: n/a From: n/a
Date: March 10th 2012 Lake Fished: 5 Conditions: cold / windy
Fish Caught:Mirror CarpCommon Carp
Notable fish:
Fished lake 5 for a bit of a social, hoping to get one or two on the bank. Ended on a staggering 31 carp between us, up to 18lb.

Bait and Tactics:
Fished small PVA bag of pellets over a spread of mixed sized boilies. The New Richworth N-V and B5.

Additional Information:
We arrived after a frost but this didn\'t effect the fishing. Four Carp landed within an hour of arriving and the action didn\'t stop until we packed up.

Check out the video blog of the session here: www.youtube.com/watch




Name: Ashley & Mark Age: 26 & 49 From: n/a
Date: January 20th 2012 Lake Fished: 6 Conditions: cold / windy
Fish Caught:Mirror CarpCommon Carp BreamRoach
Notable fish:
Me and my dad fished lake 6 - had a mirror 16lb, a common 5lb, had 2 runs and lost them, had 1 on that felt big but took me in the reeds.

Bait and Tactics:
I fished the cell and a 10mm pineapple pop up, my dad fished b5, that's not working at all we have tried it 3-4 times but not good. My dad spodded about 3kg of everything in open water but still no good.

Additional Information:
It was freezing cold with the wind blowing northwest at about 40mph. Good to get out of the house. It stayed dry for the 48 hours we fished. Gary was good company as he allways is - thanks again Gary. I fished the maggots but the bream and roach did my head in LOL. Fishing was hard with the wind.



Name: Joe Edwards Age: 19 From: n/a
Date: January 9th 2012 Lake Fished: 6 Conditions: cold
Fish Caught:Mirror CarpBreamPerch
Notable fish:
Caught one 13lb 4oz mirror

Bait and Tactics:
Fished the far end of the lake on the back of a cold wind, put a bed of bait out in open water and fished pop ups over the top of it.

Additional Information:
The weather was very cold

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