I had this great catch report from Mel Ridley who with his Father, George came over from Kettering for a couple of days fishing. They fished the Pleasure Lake both days and his email read:
"My dad and I have just spent 2 days (Tuesday and Wednesday) fishing the Pleasure Lake and we had a very good 2 days.
Tuesday we were on pegs 22 and 23 and caught 15 Carp ranging from 5 to 12lb all caught on luncheon meat, waggler on the bottom about 2-3 rod lengths out.
Overnight we stayed at, The Elm Lodge B+B Wymondham, and very nice it was too.
Back to the lake Wednesday on pegs 5 and 6, same tactics but not so many Carp but my dad had an amazing (certainly for us anyway) 17lb 4oz Carp (after a making switch from meat to sweetcorn), it made not only his week but year as well, he reaches the grand old age of 80 in a few months but I’ve never seen him so excited or happy as he was when we weighed it. He hasn't stopped talking about the carp since.
I had 2 Carp but also a 5lb Tench and a 4lb Bream so another excellent day, we also enjoyed a good crack all day with baliff John who was fishing on peg 4, even though he did catch alot more then us! Even the weather wasnt too bad over both days and any fish we catch we see as a bonus.
So many many thanks to you and all your staff and the Pleasure Lake who once again gave us two amatuer anglers a fanstastic and hugely enjoyable time at wonderful Barford Lakes. We certainly hope to be able to return again sometime in August or September or even both.
Mel and George Ridley
Pictured below Mr George Ridley with said Carp!