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Intermittent carp activity this week meant that bites were had to find but the anglers still banked 7 carp and one of them was a 40!

This week we welcomed another new group to the venue. All the guys fished but Karl marked himself down as half an angler as he only fished for half the holiday. He very much enjoyed the home comforts of the lodge or as he described it “the world’s best bivvy”! He might have only fished part time but Karl certainly got lucky first chuck with a cast to a gravel bar as within three hours he was doing battle with one of our 40’s! Sometimes all you have to do is lob em out! Unfortunately this was to be Karl’s only run of the week but he didn’t look too disappointed! The other guys really struggled for pickups too and to be fair I think the weather played a massive role in this. Carp hate it when the weather is all over the place and the guys saw temperatures range from 4 to 24 °C! Thursday night the conditions suddenly changed for the better and two carp hit the bank within hours of one another. Congratulations to them for keeping heads and not throwing their toys out the pram. Their persistence was rewarded. It can be very frustrating to see carp but not be able to get a pickup but if it was easy then would we really enjoy it so much? It was a real pleasure to meet the guys and we very much look forward to seeing them again in the future.

carp fishing in october

Catch report & Feedback from:

Craig, Karl & Lee
Dates at Beausoleil: 11th to the 18th October 2014
2.5 anglers

Brief details of your catches:

6 x Mirror Carp: 40lbs, 30lbs 8oz, 29lbs 10oz, 29lbs 8oz, 26lbs 15oz, 25lbs
1 x Common Carp: 23lbs

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

Single baits presented tight to the snake bank margin. All fish bar one came from there.

How was the weather?

Dry & cool then wet and mild

How did you find the accommodation?

Great everything you could need

What could we do to improve your holiday?

Silent aerator

Would you recommend our venue to a friend?


General comments

Great venue, lovely owners. Would love to come back when the moggies are on the prowl!

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