Weekly catch report of Badger’s Holt & Lac Serreire - week 17 - 24 May!
Submitted by Bas van Klaveren on 26-05-2014
The waether has been horrible in the middle & south of France last week, with large storms and loads of rain. The Limousin region in which Badger's Holt & Lac Serreire are located also had plenty of bad weather as Simon reports:
"The weather was again very changeable with cold NE winds and storms during several of the days – Far from ideal fishing conditions.
Despite the conditions, Mark Botten and Lee Wood had a great week on Badger's Holt with a total of 17 carp of which 13 were over 40lb (18kg) . The best two fish were 54lb 12oz (24.9kg) and 54lb 8oz (24.8kg). With 75% of all the fish caught being over 40lb, this was another exceptional week’s fishing.
On Lac Serreire, Dave Collings and Chris had 33 carp with Chris landing the biggest fish at 48lb (21.8kg). Dave and Chris had plenty of 30s and four 40s between them. Dave fished the woods swim and had a lot of fish in the very shallow water to the right of the swim. Chris fished on the opposite side in the shallows swim also catching his fish in very shallow water. During the one really sunny day of the week the fish showed the first signs of spawning. The fishing was hard because of the conditions, but Dave and Chris persevered and fished hard all week earning every fish to end with a good final result."