Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Novice Carp Anglers on the Orellana

Christian and John took on the Orellana and won, over the 3 days the novice anglers had plenty of fish. They landed several 30´s between them, Johns took the biggest fish at 44lb, he is a sample of their catches. More photos of the 30´s still to come.

Pleasure Fishing

Dave, owner of North West Angling Center, visited for a 4 day break. Due to illness he only managed 2 days fishing, he banked around 15 Barbel, several carp including this 14.5lb new PB , all on tip tactics
. Beer monster Chris and friends only fished days. He they are all with new PB - well all except Chris, unfortunately as the saying goes, the big one gotta way. A great laugh was had by all, I´m just hope Chris and George dont returnat the same time, couldnt handle them both at once. Look forward to seeing you next year,

For Ian´s second visit this year, he decided to go for Specimen Carp rather than course fishing. They only fished the days, enjoying the local cuisine and night life in the village on the evenings. Unfortunatley Mick pulled out of mid to upper 30lb Mirror at the net after a right tussle, however they both still managed a new PB each.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Orellana Carp Fishing

There’s still more PB´s to come from the last few weeks, we will post them when we get chance.

In the mean while heres another previously uncaught Orellana Common.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The Flying Dutchmen return to Orellana

As expected the next week was full of laughs and banter. Derek, Erwin and Erik from Rotterdam like to enjoy themselves whilst here. The thing that fueled the situation was that the two lads fishing the opposite side of the bay with Lee were from Amsterdam, at one stage football songs were being chanted from both sides. Arno thought it was a good idea to join the Rotterdam boys for a few beers one afternoon; it wasn’t, especially drinking with Erwin. When he left, he was a right mess he could hardly walk, let alone steer the boat, Beer monster Erwin carried on drinking into the evening.

The fishing was a little slow, possible due to all the noise, however the lads had a few fish, they like to enjoy their holiday, a break from work with some fishing. Heres a couple of fish they caught, Erwin with his new PB 45.5lb Orellana uncaught Wild Common.

Orellana Carp Fishing

Another Dutch visitor was Biker Martien: As the big fella was traveling alone, Craig managed to sneak in a couple of days fishing with him. Martien was set in his ways and Craig couldn’t convince him to change the ´helicopter rig´ however he managed to get him to use our suggested hook bait – well after a couple of runs that is. All rods were changed and the fish started to come. He landed around a dozen ´small´ fish to 29lb and a mid 30 when the dreaded easterly wind arrived, the temperature dropped and the runs stopped, Craig in the meanwhile had a couple of fish to just below 39lb.

Boy can this bloke drink, there was a lot of banter going on between us and, at one stage a raiding party (Rob, Craig’s nephew who was over helping out, and Martien) boated across to Lee´s group in search of beer. Well as you can see they couldn’t have got much beer in the boat with the big lad so they had a few drinks with them on the otherside of the bay …

Luckily the fish started to feed again before he had to leave, another 7 runs between them and a new PB of just below 39lb for Martien on his final morning.

Orellana Carp Fishing

Robert, Craigs nephew, has been helping us out over the last few weeks and he managed to get some time on the rods when Dave went off for a shower. A couple of years ago on his last visit, he had a 34lb PB Mirror and he’s been at it again. Another new PB Mirror of 36.6lb, and what a beauty….

As you can see most Orellana fish are fin perfect, they are wild fish and we have never seen the same fish caught twice.. Craig on the other hand has landed this 38lb 14oz Common that has to be one of the ugliest fish we have seen. Well its quite pretty next to Craig…

Novice Carp angler Dave decided to dive in at the deep end and take on the Orellana.

With only 18 months fishing experience and a PB of 16lb, he beat his PB several times. In total he had fish of 18lb, seven 20s, most around 26 – 28lb, a 34, 36, 37.5 and a cracking 45lb 14oz Common


George joined us for a couple of nights, keeping us well entertained with his antics. On his previous overnight visit he took his PB to 28lb, this time he joined us for 3 days and had three 30lb plus fish out. The fishing went a little quiet for a couple of days due to a brisk easterly wind, however George kept us from getting bored. Mauld wine was brewed, steaks cooked Flambé style, you can imagine what happened when far too much Vodka was poured on… When Dave returned from the shower run he found he had a lovely garden around his bivvy – and Dave wants George to join him next year, can’t wait….

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Were that busy and no time to update our catch reports, so heres a small sample or some of the fish our clients have been catching. We will update as soon as we can.........

Thursday, September 30, 2010

We are really busy at the moment, we will get all our updates on as soon as possible, still more catch reports to come.

Jean from Holland gave us a call on the off chance he could get to fish the Orellana. He was on his way back from a trip to Morocco that was cut short due to problems.

After what seemed a long wait over the weekend, due to not being able to obtain licences, we were soon on the bank Monday lunch time.

As Jean was on his own so Craig managed to fish with him for part of the duration. After a couple of days in one area, they decided to move into the peg being vacated by another group of guests.

The new peg had produced many fish including many 30,s, a couple of 40´s and a fifty only days before. So leaving the first area with a 31lb and a couple of upper 20´s under Jean´s belt, one a Mirror, they settled into the new swim. Craig had already taken a 36lb Common from the first swim and was confident that between them they would land something bigger even though the full moon was lighting up the area like a search light. . It wasn’t to happen; they had around 7 runs each per day, mostly with the hard fighting 20lb plus commons. Several times Jean would say, íts a big fish´ as the wild fish would scream off time and time again. These fish are wild, most have never seen a hook before and do not give up - even when in the net.

Between them they lost several fish, pulling out of some and loosing others into snags. Craig managed a slightly bigger stamp of fish, several just below the 30lb mark whilst Jean had fish mostly around 20-25lb.

We’ve since had a few days away from the bank now, preparing for the next groups that arrive this weekend, time to catch our breaths and organize the office, Great!!!

Next up more Dutch anglers, 1 new group and the return of the 3 flying Dutchmen, looking forward to this…

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Next up was the return of Ken. This was Kens second visit this year, unfortunately his first was in March when we had the horrendous weather conditions and the Orellana rose 1 meter in 6 hours.

This time he didn’t bring too much rain with him and managed to get into the Wild hard fighting Orellana Carp. He again, like the others, lost several fish in the process but still managed to land a new PB, this 36lb Mirror

Our new season has started; the first group have been and gone. It was a cracking week as the lads worked hard and got into the fish. Between them they managed to land, and loose, some cracking Orellana lumps and all but 1 of the lads getting new PB´s on the Orellana.

Cliff experienced what the Orellana is about, he hooked into one fish that ran and didn’t stop, he eventually lost it after it took emptied half the line off his LC reels. As the week went on he returned many twenty pound plus fish, naming each one as he did, (something I can’t publish on here) He banked many fish to 34lb throughout the week, however on his final morning all the hard work paid off and he banked a stunning 51lb wild Common PB. Good angling Cliff.

Sumo has landed 2 or 3 40lb plus fish in France, however he still managed a PB, this long wild 42lb Common. Again good angling, after working through every possible rig imaginable - (and unimaginable)........

Mark was first to beat his PB with a 20lb Common, he upped it throughout the week several times ending up with a mid 20.

John was so unlucky not to take a new PB in amongst all the runs he had, however he did land around 4 fish about a pound below his current PB of 36lb.

Next time mate, look forward to your next visit lads – a great bunch.


john said... What can i say mate apart from thanks for the trip of a lifetime. Although i didn't manage my pb i know i will be back to beat it. Can't complain about the amount of fish and size i had it was superb.
I know the group agree that you was a great guild and you made sure we had the best week possible. Anyone reading this i recommend purchasing the meals from Craig we ate like kings for the week.
Were all looking forward to returning and smashing those pb's.
Thanks again pal!

Thanks John.