Archive for May, 2011
During the late part of winter we had a small number of carp anglers fishing here at Freedom Lakes.
I couldn’t be sure but the carp these guys caught indicated that the carp had again enjoyed a very good Winter.
During April these early signs have been confirmed, particularly in the 6 acre lake (Sacha) and the 19 acre lake (Angele).
Lake Sacha was fished by 10 anglers in the 4 weeks of April and we have seen a lot of beautiful big carp get caught.
The total number of carp caught in lake Sacha for the month is 95 carp..
39 x 20lb-30lb
44 x 30lb-40lb
12 x 40lb-46.10lb (Congratulations to Mike Williams on the new lake record at 46.10lb)
We had 23 carp anglers visit lake Angele during April everyone apart from one caught carp above 30lb. Many of them caught carp above 40lb aswell.
The total number of Carp above 20lb caught during the 4 weeks is 167.
59 x 20lb-30lb
81 x 30lb-40lb
27 x 40lb-48.08lb (Congratulations to David Coates on the new lake record at 48.08lb)
The big lake has been slightly more challenging, as expected, with many of the known 45lb+ fish avoiding capture so far. Plenty of new 20kg fish have come through so we are quite excited about the weights of the bigger carp.
We’ve seen several huge fish during the month including a common that looks to be above 55lb and someone soon should get a big surprise!
19 anglers fished the lake during April and the total number of carp landed was 155.
19 x 20-30lb
81 x 30-40lb
55 x 40-49.08lb
The month of May has started and in the first 2 days we’ve seen 5 more 40′s and out of 25 fish only 3 under 30lb.. Watch this space.
What a fantastic few weeks it’s been for the fishery…
There’s so much to talk about, it’s hard to know where to start.
The early season results have been staggering with over 100 captures carp above 40lb!!!
There are far too many photo’s to upload onto the blog so I will select a few but I have now updated the website gallery. The best way to keep right up to date with the catches and latest news is to add Freedom Lakes on Facebook. I am always on facebook chatting with anglers and uploading pics, it’s so much more instant and it gives everyone the chance to get involved.
We held a 72hr pairs match at the end of March which was sponsored by Solar tackle, BFP Products, Rig Marole, Satisfishing and Premier Baits. Carp Tv came down to make a film for us which should be available through new vision productions in June. Lots of stunning carp were caught whilst Carp tv were here and they wer able to get some great footage along with interviews with anglers so it is well worth looking out for.
The match was a classic with several teams catching well right up until the end of the match. BFP Products caught the 1st carp of the match 1 hour after the start at 45lb and then led the match with several more big fish right up until 15 minutes from the end. Two French brothers had 6 x 30′s in a row during the last 12hrs and then landed a 44lb mirror with only 20 minutes of the match left which gave them 1st place by 100g, we couldn’t have scripted it better!
We stocked another 22 big carp into lake Sacha at the end of March, these fish averaged 33lb with 5 of them weighing over 40lb and the others were between 27lb and 37lb. The lake is bookable exclusive for 2 anglers for only €500 euros in 2011 so if you are looking for a great weeks fishing you should seriously consider this lake.
The 1st week in April saw our first group of 4 anglers fishing Sacha and they had a truly memorable week landing over 50 carp including around 20 above 30lb upto 42lb. The anglers were all reasonably experienced and all agreed it had been the most exciting carp fishing of their lives! Contact me for more info about this lake. There are many lakes of a similar size in France but very few can offer you such great value for money fishing for big carp.
Full catch report for April to follow but here’s a little taster…
52 anglers – 117 x 20′s, 206 x 30′s, 94 x 40′s… new lake records of 46.10lb in the small lake and 48.08lb in the 19 acre lake….