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Jun 2018
Spring news

Challenging Conditions

After a long and very wet winter, spring is here. 

Weather has been and still is very changeable. From January to early April, we had heavy rain, almost every day. All that water was welcome because after the very hot 2017 summer the lake level had lost about 2 feet of water (nothing too bad since the average depth is around 11/12 feet). Then quickly the weather turned really hot (up to 32°C) and pushed the fish to start to spawn. After 2 days, temperatures dropped to 17°C and stopped the fish spawning.

Early May, high pressures, hot temperatures and almost no wind during a few days restarted the spawning action. Then again temperatures dropped quickly within a few days and stopped them again.

Finally, in early June, the weather turned very wet and windy, with many thunder storms bringing huge rainfalls.

All those factors affected the fishing. Despite those bad weather conditions, some weeks produced some big fish and PB's.


Rigs and Trailing Lines

Some anglers as the feedback states have been pestered with one liners and have assumed its the sturgeon. In fact, I believe the main reason so many were being experienced is because of the rigs being towed around by some carp.

We were appalled at the nature of some of the rigs (one being glued) and also the type of rig that was used being banned. We are dismayed that the trust we place in anglers to fish responsibly has been spoiled by the stupidity of a few. However, we now back to making random checks on rigs to ensure the safety of the carp. For example, Mike Winstone has reported 4 different carp were swimming with other rig in the mouth - those rigs were not safe at all. The rubber connector holding the lead on the lead clip was very tight and impossible to eject, meaning any carp hooked on that rig, despite the barbless hook, has almost no chance to escape safely. A few other bad rigs have been discovered in mouth of the carp including an in-line rig with a swivel too big plugged strongly deep inside the rubber that would have never dropped the lead.

Also a couple of running rigs looking good at the first view, but a rubber stop was placed about to 2 feet over the lead, making lead release impossible.


Sturgeon and Grass Carp

To satisfy some of you, we have decided to remove one more sturgeon, that means only 3 left, all weighing between 60 and 70lb.

We are aware some weeks the sturgeon are very active and produce liners, but in our opinion it can be explained by a heavy pellets baiting. Then during several weeks in a row, they are quiet. When we first opened the fishery, they were 11 of them, but over the last few years, we reduced the number, following anglers requests. We can't do much more than this, some anglers want to catch them, but also, they are useful to clean the bottom of the lake.

We also keep removing small grass carp (20/30lber), but a strong majority of them are now weighing between 40 and mid 50 ( a 51 and 2 X 46lber out this week).

 

The Fishing So Far This Season

Now regarding the fishing itself, some good haul has been reported some weeks with 26 fish out, 24 fish, 27 fish etc... with plenty of PB's, in all species: mirror, common, catfish, grass carp, sturgeon, tench, and even big crucian carp.

Last week, the famous fish called "the fully scaled" (not really fully but it is her name lol), has been landed, spawn out at 51lb10oz.

Chris Kirk party had a good time catching 26 fish and a few PB's up to 57lb12oz.

In March, the lake record common has been broken with a 55lb12oz. Many 40lb+ and 50lb+ fish have been landed in carp, grass, sturgeon and catfish.

The average grass carp is now reaching easily 40lb+ with many specimen between 45 and 56lb.

Monster catfish have been lost in the last few weeks after sometimes 2 hours of fight! Two weeks ago, Mark Woodcock played twice monster catfish and lost them both after an hour and two hour of fight each, but finally caught one at 90lb which is the smallest in the lake!

He was also happy to land a 52lb2oz common, a 51lb10oz mirror, a 46lb4oz grass carp and a few other carp.

 


As people use to say, on Laroussi, you never know what's coming next! It could be one of the lake records: 76lb mirror, 55lb12oz common, 65lb half linear, 35lb zip linear, 62lb two tone mirror, 56lb grass carp, 73lb12oz sturgeon, 175lb catfish, the WR tench 15lb5oz and why not the 7lb crucian carp??

We are hoping to meet some good weather conditions in the next few weeks to help anglers plenty of fish. 

Tight lines 

 



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Sep 2017
September news

After a record summer, weather changed.   Late august, ideals conditions finally appeared: temperatures drop to high 30 to low 20°C and stayed stable, many showers, strong wind, cloudy sky and low pressure. Within a day, fishing turned to be really good!

From the end of August to 23th of September, over 200 fish were caught! Best week was from 2nd to 9th of September, with 56 fish out. Many Pb's were broken and some special fish were landed as  54lb Fully scaled, some big catfish including 2 specimens of 150lb in 7 days, grass carp to 51 and 53lb, 13lb10oz tench, etc...   Even now, fishing is still good with a 59lb mirror out last week and another 30 fish out for the last party. Please, send us your photos.

Fish are feeding well before the winter, welcome Autumn!

Tight Lines



The famous fully scaled at 54lb for Robert Booth
The famous fully scaled at 54lb for Robert Booth




Aug 2017
Catch Report

 

"Great holiday thankyou, fishing slow for all but never mind its the hunt we all love ha, nice 58lb mirror out and a 42lb mirror, 46lb mirror, other carp, 26, 22, 26, 18, 15lb bit small for a lake like that. Mehdi was great as always, I cant wait until our October visit."






Jul 2017
Monsters catfish !

Phil Vann and his friends John and Richard had a great week at Laroussi.

They hooked 3 big catfish and landed 2.

They used 2 sets of 66lb scales together but bottomed them both... Judging by the body size of the first one , we think it could be the biggest one in Laroussi at 8 feet long, weight is unknown but could somewhere between 160 and 180lb. The second one was 7 feet long and could be 140 to 150lber.

Congratulations guys! Catching such big fish on carp gears is just ridiculous!

 







Jun 2017
Fishing This Spring

Fishing in march/april/may produced between 15 to 45 fish a week depending the weathers conditions.

April was excellent, with over 130 fish out, all conditions were fine, cloud/showers/low pressure, good wind direction and water temperature warming up quickly.

May was up and down, with some very hot weeks up to 34°C, clear sky and almost no wind while some weeks met the right conditions and produced many fish.

Also, fish started to spawn a bit in April, a few days in may and a couple of days last week (5th of June)

As promised, we removed one sturgeon, so now there are only 4 left in the lake which is good, no anglers have had any excessive amounts of liners so far which we thought were caused by the large sturgeon in the lake.

Some big commons have come out, 3 over 50lb and a fair amount over 40lb. One beat the previous lake record by a few oz at 51lb4oz but the following week, the Famous Ghost common beat the Lake record again at 52lb14oz! 

The Beautiful Fully scaled topped her maximum ever weight at 57lb14oz.

The rare Zip Linear has been landed at 34lb.

A few catfish have been landed too, a big one out last week, bottomed the scales at 120lb and a good piece of his tail was still in the mat!  The monster one, rarely hooked, was caught last october after almost 2hr of an epic fight in the night. It was 8 feet long but was way too heavy to be weighed with a 120lb scale... The happy (and very tired) angler let it go quickly after the fight.

Some lucky anglers had a couple of big grass carp up to 51lb so far, a fair percentage of them were 40lb+.  


Still waiting to see the world record tench out again... an albino white tench has been seen several times between april and now but never get caught. Never seen a white tench, that would make a special catch!

The last carp stocked have grown well, some of them weighing now over 35lb that's about 15lb in 3 years.

Please, don't forget to bring 120lb scales at least - many carp, sturgeon and catfish keep bottoming the 60lb scales.


5 different sixties weighed all between 62lb2oz to 62lb10oz has been reported so far, some of them are way bigger than this but 60lb scale bottomed at the very max said 62lb ish...

Many many anglers have beat their Personal Best so far.


Tight Lines!



The " Fully Scaled" at 57lb14oz
The
62lb10oz mirror
62lb10oz mirror
45lb4oz
45lb4oz

62lb2oz
62lb2oz
Big Linear
Big Linear
The Zip Linear
The Zip Linear

Big grass carp
Big grass carp


Apr 2017
Videos From April Session

We loved these videos, filmed by Richard Woods on his trip to Laroussi this Spring.


 







Mar 2017
March So Far...

 

Updating The Facilities

We have recently freshened up the facilities, including a new floor, new door, a fresh coat of paint and a new freezer.

The Fishing

The fishing has been a little slow, however we have seen 3 x 40's on the bank (41lb, 42lb and 43lb) 1 small grass carp and 1 sturgeon at 61lb. We are awaiting the photos. 

 







Mar 2017
November Carp For Francis Bayliss & Pete Castle


A short video of Francis Bayliss landing a lovely 31lb carp during a trip to Laroussi in November. 


 

Pete Castle lands a 42lb carp on the same trip in November.








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