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Etang Rendezvous - w/c 19 October 2013

Weather was unsettled this week (rain/showers) with an air temperature of 18°c. Water temperature also 18°c. The lake level rose this weeks by four inches. A total of 2,145lb 8oz of fish were caught this week which comprised the following: Carp - best catch of the week weighed in at 40lb 12oz, and the rest were 2x15lb+, 20x20lb+, 17x25lb+, 7x30lb+, 10x35lb+ and 3x40lb+ plus three pasties which were removed. Cats - best of week weighed in at 96lb+, and the rest were 26lb+, 29lb+, 34lb+, 60lb+, 66lb+, 70lb+ and 97lb+ plus two kits which was removed. Pike - 1x4lb+

Posted by Sandi Raby on 31/10/2013 15:04 Categories : Etang Rendezvous, Catch ReportWeather


Etang Rendezvous - w/c 12 October 2013

Air temperature dropped 14°c daytime temperature with rain/showers. Water temperature also dropped to 15°c. A total of 1,251lb 8oz of fish were caught this week which comprised the following: Carp - best catch of the week weighed in at 55lb 8oz, and the rest were 6x15lb+, 8x20lb+, 10x25lb+, 8x30lb+ and 2x35lb+ plus nine pasties which were removed. Cats - only a few were caught this week the best of which weighed in at 97lb+, and the rest were 29lb+ and 27lb plus one kit which was removed.

Posted by Sandi Raby on 24/10/2013 19:15 Categories : Etang Rendezvous, Catch ReportWeatherUpdate


Etang Rendezvous - w/c 5 October 2013

Air temperature 21°c dropping dramatically 9°c at night. Water temperature also dropped dramatically by 4°c from 20°c to 16°c. A total of 763lb of fish were caught this week which comprised the following: Carp - best catch of the week weighed in at 53lb 12oz, and the rest were 1x15lb+, 2x20lb+, 4x25lb+ and 3x30lb+ plus a few pasties which were removed. Cats - best catch of the week weighed in at 84lb+, and the rest were 28lb+, 36lb+, 45lb+, 55lb+, 58lb+, 60lb+ and 66lb+ plus a couple of kits which were removed. Pike - 7lb 8oz.

Posted by Sandi Raby on 15/10/2013 16:15 Categories : Etang Rendezvous


Etang Rendezvous - w/c 28 September 2013

Air temperature between 25°c - 22°c dropping to 10°c - 14°c in the night. Water temperature 22°c. A grand total of 1817lb of fish were caught this week which comprised the following: Carp - best catch of the week weighed in at 55lb 5oz, and the rest were 4x15lb+, 14x20lb+, 8x25lb+, 7x30lb+, 4x35lb+ and 1x40lb+ plus a few pasties which were removed. Cats - best catch of the week weighed in at 75lb+, and the rest were 25lb+, 34lb+, 40lb+, 47lb+, 55lb+ and 68lb+

Posted by Sandi Raby on 15/10/2013 16:15 Categories : Etang Rendezvous, Catch ReportWeatherUpdate


Croix Blanche Tortue Lake - An amazing week

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The last week of September has to go down as a truly amazing week’s fishing. Star of the week was undoubtedly, regular at the venue, Ceri Howells from Wales who banked an incredible 69 fish in the week including catfish to 103lb & carp to 50lb 6oz.

Fishing on peg 12 on the Tortue Lake Ceri used the unusual tactic of fishing with maggots. This can indeed be a deadly technique, which I’ve witnessed firsth and on other venues, but Ceri showed just how effective it can be for both carp and catfish, if used correctly. Using a large number on a piece of dental floss he tied this D rig style to the hook and then used a bait boat the place his rig and a handful of maggots & pellets on the spots. This caused a very intense feeding frenzy in the swim and on a number of occasions takes were almost instantaneous.
His haul consisted of 69 fish with 20 catfish over 60lb (including 3 over 90lb and the 103lb monster) and carp or 40lb 10oz; 41lb8oz; 41lb 9oz & 50lb 6oz.

Other anglers on the venue also had a good week, Belgian anglers Christophe Aelterman & Wim Waerniers got amongst the fish on pegs 13 & 14 with carp to 46lb 4oz and catfish to 61lb 2oz.

A compatriot of theirs Jhomar Vervoort was fortunate to land the sought after fish, the two-tone common at 46lb.

Finally the other huge surprise for the week was from the Croix Blanche Lake where Herman Kerkvelit took the big mirror from peg 6 at 59lb. This fish has not been banked since April 2011.
All in all an amazing week’s fishing. Well done to all concerned.

Tight Lines
Gareth

Posted by David Gordon on 14/10/2013 11:44 Categories : Croix Blanche Tortue Lake, New StockCatch ReportUpdateThe Latest