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, √≠ts 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.