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The big catfish were seriously on the prowl this week but John still managed to single out 3 x 30’s for variety.

This week we welcomed a solo angler and his wife to the venue for the first time. His main target was carp but our big catfish can be very active in June if the temperature is right and this was the case this week. John started out in the Big Double and caught multiple catfish for the first few days and then when he moved to the Channel Swim was able to land a few carp all over 30lbs. Singling out the carp from the catfish when the cats are active can be a real challenge and John had to try multiple tactics. The task was made harder as he only fished days. Landing big catfish single handed is very hard and John did incredibly well as his wife was not always with him to assist. In fact while john nipped back to the house Mal found herself attached to a 75lb monster that certainly set her pulse racing! All things considered, I think they did very well. Beausoleil is no runs water and poses angling challenges that are way beyond that of many venues!

Carp montage

Catch report & Feedback from:

: John & Mal
Dates at Beausoleil: 14th to 21st June 2014
1 angler (days only)

Brief details of your catches:

3 x Mirror Carp: 34lbs, 33lbs 8oz, 30lbs 14oz
9 x Catfish: 84lbs, 75lbs, 68lbs, 60lbs, 52lbs, 51lbs and 3 small cats
2 x Sturgeon: 18lbs 8oz, 18lbs

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

Fished the Big Double swim for cats on halibut pellets and Channel A for carp on Blue Oyster boilies.

How was the weather?

Perfect

How did you find the accommodation?

Spot on, no complaints at all

What could we do to improve your holiday?

Perhaps less cats and more carp!!!

Would you recommend our venue to a friend?

Yes, particularly if they have the gear to handle the big cats

General comments

Really enjoyable week for my wife and myself. The lake is certainly challenging and I think that it got the better of me, in spite of the advice from Matt. Thanks for the loan of your hook sharpening kit and best wishes to you both for the future.

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