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A sensational carp fishing holiday for Beausoleil venue regulars which included 15 x 30’s up to 37lbs.

This week’s Beausoleil veterans will forever remain special to us as they were our very first clients back in 2011 when we first took over the venue. They’ve been returning ever since and assure me they have no intention of trusting anyone else with their annual carp fishing holiday. Not for the first time, Craig, carp catching machine that he is, did incredibly well with one of the highest number of fish to be landed by one angler in a single week: nineteen fish in total, including 16 carp and eight 30’s. Quite a session! Rather than use a bait boat to drop rigs tight to the margin, Craig cast about a rod length off snake bank and presented single popups on a reverse combi rig in the silt. Baiting strategy was fish for one fish at a time and the use of a throwing stick ensured they moved from bait to bait. More bait was only added after each fish and rigs were moved around to keep the runs coming. Classic tactics, diligently applied, excellent work sir! Not to be out done, Craig’s best mate Chris had twelve carp and finally broke his 30lb carp duck…. five times! He now has a new mirror carp PB of 34lbs 8oz. Superb!


Catch report & Feedback from:

Chris, Craig, Derek & Alan
Dates at Beausoleil: 5th to the 11th April 2014
4 anglers (two fishing days only)

Brief details of your catches:

Total no. of fish = 34
9 x Common Carp: 32lbs, 32 lbs, 30lbs 8oz, 29lbs 8oz, 29lbs, 29lbs, 27lbs, 27lbs, 16lbs 8oz
20 x Mirror Carp: 37lbs, 36lbs, 34lbs 8oz, 35lbs, 34lbs, 33lbs 8oz, 33lbs, 31lbs 8oz, 31lbs 8oz,
31lbs 8oz, 29lbs, 28lbs 8oz, 28lbs, 26lbs 8oz, 25lbs 8oz, 25lbs 8oz, 24lbs 8oz, 23lbs 8oz, 23lbs 8oz
1 x Grass Carp: 37lbs
3 x Catfish: 66lbs, 51lbs, 48lbs
1 x Sturgeon: 17lbs 8oz

What did you find were the best swims/tactics/baits?

Best swims were the dig double and island point, in both cases baits were fished across to the far margins. Single pop ups presented over a liberal spread of Blue Oyster and Cell worked very well.

How was the weather?

Over cast and some wind to start, then sunny with higher pressure.

How did you find the accommodation?

Excellent as usual

What could we do to improve your holiday?


Would you recommend our venue to a friend?


General comments

Brilliant as usual, lake is gorgeous, Matt & Irène are fantastic hosts.

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