Catch Report 2019
A good start to the 2019 season (Week 1: 6-13 April)
Dan, Steve, Rob and Peter returned for the same week as last year. They fished swims 2, 3, 5, 6 and 7 during the week. There were 26 carp landed including a new personal best common of 34lb for Steve and a 27lb Grass Carp for Dan.
The weather was challenging with frosts most mornings and a couple of days of rain.
First French fishing extravaganza (Week 2: 13-20 April)
Bernie, Brian, Nigel and Richard came to Barrington's for their first fishing trip in France. They fished various swims during their week and landed 14 carp to 35lb8oz and they all had personal bests. The weather was a mixture of rain, frosts and sunshine and towards the end of the week the fish began spawning too. They were all pleased with their catches and also enjoyed the food package and the banter with Barry.
Easter week success (Week 3: 20-27 April)
Week 3. Our friends Daz and Julie came to spend the Easter weekend with us bringing chocolate eggs and other British goodies. As there was a lake exclusive until Saturday morning they slept in our bivvy Friday and from Saturday morning they fished in swim 3 and went home on Monday. Daz had 6 carp to 28lb5oz. The fish had started spawning on the Thursday before Easter so were less interested in feeding.
Marco from Germany returned for a week in the Chalet with his wife Heike and delightful daughter Leonie. Marco, with a little help from Leonie landed 29 carp to 37lb6oz from the Chalet swim and also the island on swim 7. The week started with sunny days and ended with rain.
The return of double dutch (Week 4: 27- 4 May)
Luit and Ruben from the Netherlands returned to Barrington's. They fished swim 3 and mid week moved to 5 & 6 and for their last night they fished from the Chalet swim and swim 7 and slept on the veranda to be able to take the bivvy home dry.
They landed 24 fish to 36lb8oz and Luit had 2 personal best carp.