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hector

Well-Known Member
My place is an old gravel pit mate and originally the fish would have been stocked by the first angling club that controlled it. Most of the species then breed successfully enough to sustain their populations. Carp don't breed successfully in a lot of lakes (such as mine) and need restocking from time to time. And they're not cheap!
what about the lake andy ,how big and deep is it, and do you ever have to put some thing in the lake to keep water clean ,
 

MIXERMAN

Well-Known Member
I'm not surprised they don't servive ,with you lot sticking big hooks in there faces and chucking them about.
 

essexandy

The Lake Governor
what about the lake andy ,how big and deep is it, and do you ever have to put some thing in the lake to keep water clean ,
The Pool is just under two acres and the deepest area is around 6ft. Probably around 4.5ft average.
I apply barley straw extract at certain times of the year to suppress the algae. This in turn helps with dissolved oxygen fluctuations.
 

essexandy

The Lake Governor
Is that your own lake . Looks nice.
ive really got to start going more . On a waiting list for a syndicate. But with people with more time on their hands it could be a while
Yes mate I've had it for over five years now. A lot of hard work but fun at the same time.
 

The Hobo

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here is my pal the otter andy
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malc

TPF Special Forces
Not to my fish they don't.
Mine is a man-made lake so not their natural habitat. Your loch and rivers are entirely different.
Andy why was your lake man made ?
i was working at Hatfield Peveral a while ago there was 5 small lakes in a row. when i asked about them i was told that they where old bomb craters .
 

MakeItSmooth

Well-Known Member
5 small lakes in a row. when i asked about them i was told that they where old bomb craters .

Therefore, they were also man-made, were they not?

I recall some BBC program or other, showing old workings, from a camera in a helicopter. I think they were where flint had been 'mined', centuries ago. They looked like big dished hollows in the land
 

malc

TPF Special Forces
Therefore, they were also man-made, were they not?

I recall some BBC program or other, showing old workings, from a camera in a helicopter. I think they were where flint had been 'mined', centuries ago.

yes they where man made. they where round and small.
Andy lake looks a lot bigger on the photos, but to small to have been a farmers reservoir. it could well have been an old sand quarry as there are sand pits in that area.
 

essexandy

The Lake Governor
Andy why was your lake man made ?
i was working at Hatfield Peveral a while ago there was 5 small lakes in a row. when i asked about them i was told that they where old bomb craters .
It an old gravel pit Malc, there are lots in the area. Plenty of gravel pits around Hatfield Peveral as well. Whereabouts in HP were the five lakes Malc?
 

johnh

Active Member
Not a true syndicate, few are. Limited membership is how I describe it. Whereabouts in the country are you and where do you fish?
Im in canvey Island.
When ive got the chance i fish churchwood fishery in brentwood. Can be hard but nice and peaceful.
Been a few syndicates over the years. Last one near south weald
 

essexandy

The Lake Governor
Im in canvey Island.
When ive got the chance i fish churchwood fishery in brentwood. Can be hard but nice and peaceful.
Been a few syndicates over the years. Last one near south weald
Oh didn't realise you were local.
I'm sure it was Churchwood that a few of my mates helped net recently.
Not the little syndicate over the road from the park? Can't remember it's name. Plenty of catfish in
 

johnh

Active Member
Oh didn't realise you were local.
I'm sure it was Churchwood that a few of my mates helped net recently.
Not the little syndicate over the road from the park? Can't remember it's name. Plenty of catfish in
Thats the one rochetts. Fished sout weald as a kid . Then as an adult did some work for owners of the lake and got on it.
Was on luxborough in chigwell but about 25 acres with about 6 fish
 

malc

TPF Special Forces
It an old gravel pit Malc, there are lots in the area. Plenty of gravel pits around Hatfield Peveral as well. Whereabouts in HP were the five lakes Malc?
from Colchester, A12, past the cafe on the left. on the right hand side, opposite side to the turn off for Maldon.turn right and there is a row of modern houses on the right. i was in the rear garden of 1 of these houses and there 5 creators in a straight line over a few hundred yards.
 

essexandy

The Lake Governor
from Colchester, A12, past the cafe on the left. on the right hand side, opposite side to the turn off for Maldon.turn right and there is a row of modern houses on the right. i was in the rear garden of 1 of these houses and there 5 creators in a straight line over a few hundred yards.
I'll be nosey and take a look.
 

essexandy

The Lake Governor
Thats the one rochetts. Fished sout weald as a kid . Then as an adult did some work for owners of the lake and got on it.
Was on luxborough in chigwell but about 25 acres with about 6 fish
That's it Rochetts. Never heard of Luxborough. Sounds just like when I used to fish The Essex Quarry back in the early/mid nineties, five fish in twenty odd acres. Had the place pretty much to myself. Have you ever fished the Quarry?
 

johnh

Active Member
That's it Rochetts. Never heard of Luxborough. Sounds just like when I used to fish The Essex Quarry back in the early/mid nineties, five fish in twenty odd acres. Had the place pretty much to myself. Have you ever fished the Quarry?
Is that arena . Near lakeside ..if so no.
I tend to like smaller waters . To be honest im usually just glad of a bit of peace
 

johnh

Active Member
No never really went that way coming from romford. But now closer i want to start looking as i doubt ill get on my mate syndicate anytime soon.
But most of my time is spent running my son all over the country for judo. If we ever return to normal
 

essexandy

The Lake Governor
No never really went that way coming from romford. But now closer i want to start looking as i doubt ill get on my mate syndicate anytime soon.
But most of my time is spent running my son all over the country for judo. If we ever return to normal
Which syndicate is your mate on?
 
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