Weekly catch report of Badger’s Holt & Lac Serreire - 4 - 11 July
Submitted by Bas van Klaveren on 13-07-2015
The weather was absolutely scorching hot with temperatures around 40C many days. The French government have even declared a weather emergency due to the very unusual heat wave conditions. This of course unfortunately made the fishing less than ideal throughout most French venues the last two weeks.
Lac Serreire - Despite the poor conditions, John and friends landed approximately 40 carp. John had 33 fish from the Island swim including a lovely 50lb (23kg) mirror and a brace of 40+ commons. Over on the left bank, there were a number of good 30s landed. Most of the fish were on the Krill and Crab boilies fished over boilies, pellets and a scattering of maize.
Badgers Holt - Till fished hard and in the end caught 3 carp to 51lb (23.2kg). Due to the high water temperatures, the natural food life became very plentiful and the carp were very actively feeding on these naturals most days. Till's fish were caught on the Serreire Crayfish and Squid boilies, using wafters as hook baits over a scattering of freebies and Coppens pellets. Congratulations Till on the 50+ mirror - That was a very well earned carp for sure!! See you next time.