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Below are images of CAPS waters and some of the fish that have been caught over time. click on an image to see it full size and further information if provided.
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Had the woodcarving at 23lbs. One I've been after for a while absolutely buzzing to have caught it
Had the woodcarving at 23lbs one Ive been after for a while absolutely buzzing to have caught it
Nice to catch a mirror from Layer for a change probably one of the VS mirrors stocked in 2019. Swim 20. Weight 12lb exactly caught on a pineapple boilie on a running 1.5 oz lead in a 14mph SW wind. In good condition but for one old injury to one of the large apple scales near its dorsal on the side not photographed showing a little bruising. Medication applied to the wound.
Great day fishing probably the best ever at brookhall 25 carp caught all in double figures broke my lake record with a 17lb 0z common carp. The conditions was perfect caught in the margin on a 15mm double boilies dairy. Baited up in the morning left it and caught this one in the afternoon. Fished middle with PVA bags none stop catching all day.
First trip to lodge, nice little linier. had a 14lb and 7lb common as well but crap photo..
New pb of 19lb 12oz and the my first mirror out of Preston's caught on essential cell boilie
Lovely 21 lb 2 Oz common caught on dissolvaballs white krill pop ups with little PVA bag of pellets
caught this lovely common on a single hook bait cast out towards the middle of the lake at showing fish caught on baitworks monster red pop ups using the German rig
Just shy of 23lb, lovely looking mirror. Caught on 22mm krill 24 wraps down the margin.
Mirror carp 10.5 lb Caught by my son George age 10 Caught on the surface it was warm and sunny with a slight breeze.
New pb, 22lb of sheer beauty, fished simple hair rig with single pineoffee boilie from Beast Baits.
Sticky baits Wafter hook bait.. sticky baits krill 16mm boilies catapulted around 26lb 6oz common
13lb mirror caught on a pineapple wafter with a mesh bag of pellet and boilies, caught at midday with overcaste conditions tight to the weeds
Mersea north lake using lure. Not weighed Cold day patchy bright spells.
27lb 2oz.. rod length out from peg 13. Scattered krill boilies. Single pink one pop up
27lb 2oz.. rod length out from peg 13. Scattered krill boilies. Single pink one pop up
Fishing for perch and this pike smashed my creature bait.
24lb 8oz lovely mirror caught on car park lake with single boilie Ronnie rig
Some of the pristine roach, dace and small chub from the langham section
Caught this a few months back on a bright yellow pineapple pop up over a few free bees, not sure of weight as I didnt take my sling :(
Max with his first target fish of the season, a stunning fully scaled mirror
Jay caught his PB, a lovely 20lb Common at 3am on a single Peach and Pepper pop-up
Lovely one of the new VS stocked fish. Nice apple slices. Caught Peg 7 under the left margin.
One of the new stockies over Olivers caught on pellet in a solid bag and pop up corn.
One of stock fish added to Bovington 1. In total 9 fish stocked 5 x C5 and 4 x C4
One of 10 X C4 stock fish from VS Fisheries that was stocked on 29th Nov 2020
32lb Common Combi hinged rig salmon and black pepper chinaman rig with 1/4 coconut hat
24lb 6oz carp. I had a rod out for carp and my float rod out for roach rudd or tench. 4lb main line 3.3 lb hook length size 18 hook with one maggot. That's what the carp took. With such light tackle it took 30 minutes to land it.
First mirror of a 48hr session, certainly gave me a reason to stay, at 17lb she looks bigger than what she is, hopefully to grow into a future 30lb!
Double 16mm snowman, few crumbs around the hookbait, this single tone screamed flew off
Very very warm night, double 16mm snowman on a size 4 longshank twister hook, at 30lb 3oz it was worth the weight
Slightly over cast today with a low pressure rolling in, found a nice clear spot, baited the area with pellet/boilies, 12mm pop up and this beauty of a mirror came for a photo
Nice mixed bag of Dace, small Chub, Roach, Perch, Gudgeon, Bleak.
Beautiful common weighing 17lb caught on scopex squid 12mm pop ups over a bed of boilies
19lb 3oz caught with a Ronnie rig with a cell pop up straight out of the margin
Mid morning, Ronnie Rig, scattering of boilies around 100yds cast to showing fish wallopfatonga 25lb on the nose and what a Beaut
27lb 6oz, Salty Squid popup fished over pva bag crushed boilies. First fish after lockdown, and a PB.
Caught off the surface 5 mins into fishing on my first time on the lake! Caught on the trusty bread crust 20.8lb
Chunky mirror caught using a mash controller float with a single dog biscuit
On brookhall lake off the top on a single dog biscuit using a size 8 Nash flota claw hook👌
Caught on a short Choddy on a pink scent from heaven pop up at 4.20am. Weighed in at 14.4lb
Had this cracker out this morning at 30lb 06oz, one of the VS stockies from 2016 that went in at 12lb 08oz
15lbs. Caught on a German rig with a 15mm cc more northern special white pop up.
I got my new PB Saturday morning with this lovely 22 pound ghostie common at Oliver's lake!
Congrats to Martin on what is largest fish currently in Layer. The slope head common caught @ 39.8oz. its largest recorded weight.
Split fin caught at 31.2lbs On a 5 and a half foot zig with black and yellow foam and a size 12 mixa hook
New caps member Liam Harper age 15 caught this beautiful mirror weighing 13lb 1oz his new PB on a beautiful sunny day using strawberry bollie on a hair rig.
The winning carp in the 24hr match at Layer, weighing in at just over 29lb. Event being a great success and good social catch up
Latest batch of tench added to the water. This one at 7lb was the smallest, largest was 8lb 12oz.
30Ib 4oz Mirror this morning at 8.30am from car park swim - absolutely chuffed as first carp from Bov 1 after a 5 year lay off
51lb 4oz of pure gold! Caught from the surface by Jason Connelly. This fish unfortunately is no longer with us.
The Ultimate prize. The big girl Could well of been 50lb + at this point copyright carpmanjay
Big Jim with Snakes big common at 47lb 8oz 16/9/09 Thanks to Jim for letting us use one of his photo’s
Back she goes - Jay returning lettuce leaf after his third capture of her during 2009 "Copyright Carpmanjay"
Second Catch of a 24hour session a nice wake up call at 5.30am 23/04/14 Mirror Carp 21lb 3oz
This was caught back in aug 2010 17lb common with no bottom part of mouth at all but at least it can still eat
27lb 8oz tutti fruity tiped with glow in dark sweetcorn.picture bit naff struggled taking it on my own lol
Real scrapper of a common. Weighed 25lbs. Caught on a home made Shrimp & Lobster boilie over a bed of Special mix. Put up a right fight - even when trying to take the pictures.
Lovely Mirror. Weighed 21lb 7ozs. Caught on a home made Shrimp & Lobster boilie over a bed of Special mix.
Ben Fairs aged 13 pb 21 lbs 8 oz only one to catch on the lake that day what a whopper!!
heres the other side of the fish i have earlier in the gallery but this time i had her at 23lb10oz!
This fish was also caught on the same session it was the 1st fish weighed in at 25lb 8oz back in 2000
23lb10oz common from prestons - the second 20 in 2 takes within 30 mins of a 22lb8oz mirror.
I was just eating my chicken and chips from local take away when this took off how rude Alick Smith
21.5lb - my second Olivers 20 - screamed off as i was packing up after a slow 24 hr session
amy’s first day fishing for carp with her dad - and her first ever carp 24lb 6oz - caught on friday 23rd july 2010 at olivers lake
Daza 7lb 7oz caught on float rod with maggots fishing for perch what a fight on light gear
26lb catfish caught by Josie on Friday 6th April 07 on two 14mm boilies. First fish of 2007 and new P.B. beating last years by just 0.5 lb!!
Jaks dad with a 32.lb 06oz common from the double boat house thanks to kev for doing the pics
This one took over 45 mins why you ask cause it was on match gear 4lb line and a size 16 hook!
a 17lb10oz common caught on a freelined dog biscuit with the help of kevan.we combined match and carp stuff to get 2 fish in 2 casts!
19lb4oz common caught after moving onto fish - also had a 17lb10oz - 16lb and a 13lb2oz this day
Nicholas Lungley with a 21lb 10oz Mirror carp from the right hand side at Layer Pit - caught on the 10th of september 2006
Jake 10years old plays in a 10lb carp on light float gear! Gets first double before his dad!
Luke Embury aged 11 first trip to water - 8lb 4oz Tench new pb and 7 others all over 4lb!
Bov 1 common at 38.04 caught by Dan Mott - New Lake Record!! Caught 14th March 2012 Note: Sadly this fish passed away in 2018 having been caught previously at over 40lb
27lb 8oz PB immaculate common i was fishing on my own and there was no one to take the pic for me GUTTED!!