Weekly catch report of Badger’s Holt & Lac Serreire - week 9 - 16 August
Submitted by Bas van Klaveren on 19-08-2014
Although summer carping can always be a bit tricky, it doesn't seem to bother the anglers on Badger's Holt and Lac Serreire this week. Excellent catches this week, with JoJo even being caught at a new lake record by carp-guru Steve Briggs:
"Badger's Holt was fished by Steve & Joan Briggs who had a fantastic week including a new PB with JoJo at 72lb 4oz (32.8kg). Steve also landed mirrors of 52lb (23.6kg), 51lb 2oz (23.2kg), 50lb 8oz (23kg), 48lb 8oz (22kg), 48lb (21.8kg), 47lb 4oz (21.5kg), 32lb 8oz (14.8kg)and a catfish of 66lb (30kg). Average weight for the carp for the week was 50lb 4oz (22.8kg)! All the fish were caught on freezer boilies fishing over quite a lot of bait (once again high quality freezer baits scored really well - The fish have a strong preference compared to shelf-life preservative baits especially when there is also an abundance of natural food available). Steve and Joan have fished Badgers Holt for 10 years and finally catching JoJo was a memorable moment and I think Steve hasn't stopped smiling since! Congratulations Steve - See you next year on Lac Serreire for hopefully another even bigger fish!!
On Lac Serreire Jan & Reno Vos from The Netherlands landed 17 carp from the Woods swim to 22kg (48lb 7oz). Jan and Reno worked really hard at their fishing all week, watching the water, baiting spots and adjusting their approach. The work paid off with bother PBs being broken several times! Most of the fish were caught on snowman pellet / boilies rigs over a mixture of boilies and pellets.
In the Shallows and Middle swims on the left bank, Torben, Patrick and Marten from Germany also worked hard with their fishing to land 14 carp with many of them in the 30lb (14kg) bracket. Most were caught on maize hook baits fished over beds of pellets and boilies. See you guys next year!
In the Outflow swim, Nick from The Netherlands landed a few fish including a fantastic looking mirror of 18.8kg (41lb 5oz). Nick was also unfortunate to lose a couple of fish that felt good. And in the Island swim Leo also landed a couple of carp."