Archive for March, 2011
Just two anglers came here in February but I bet they are pleased they did…
I spoke to a Dutch angler called Rudolf Walda when we were at the Zwolle carp show at the beginning of February and after a chat he said he wanted to come to Freedom lakes within 2 or 3 weeks.
We kept an eye on the weather and although it was still cold it was considerably better than most of northern Europe so he decided to come down on the 19th February and fish the big lake for a week.
I was sure the carp had been feeding virtually right through January and February and felt that as long as the weather stayed consistent we would see a few carp during the week.
It turned out to be a very good session and Rudolf finished the week with 9 bites and 8 fish landed.
The weights were.. 25lb mirror, 33lb mirror, 40.04lb mirror, 40.08lb mirror, 40.12lb mirror, 47lb mirror, 49.12lb mirror and another 49.12lb mirror. The carp he lost was seen and estimated at high 40′s also.
On the same week I had the pleasure to meet a French angler called Jerome Furlan, a top person and a very capable angler.
He fished 5 nights on the 19 acre etang Angele and caught 15 carp including some typical Angele stunners…
Catch report Feb 2011
Rudolf Walda – Louane 19th-26th
49.12lb mirror (Trevor Higgs fish)
49.12lb mirror (unknown fish)
TOTAL = 326lb – Average 40.12lb
Jerome Furlan – Angele 21st – 26th
36lb mirror (one of the big linear)
41.08lb common (Bif)
42.08lb mirror (Cheeky)
45lb mirror (Video fish)
TOTAL 509.08lb = Average – 34lb