Hi Folks well it’s time for an update me thinks. ok ok as I am sure you have gathered by now sitting down writing updates for the website is not our strong point. Though I am glad to report that putting our clients onto the best carp fishing on Lake Orellana and supplying everything that is needed to see them safely in the net is still what we excel at. We are now using our facebook page to keep you up to date with catches and all of the news from the bank. From now on our Facebook page will be synched with this blog. Anyway here are some catches to feast your eyes on.

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First half 2014 round up

Book now for the second half 2014 and 2015 season – the lake is in great shape and the fishing looks like it’s going to better than ever.

Hi folks, it’s been a great first half to the year here on Lake Orellana with C.C.S. We have had some fantastic new clients visiting us and lots of great fish have been put on the bank. The Lake’s water level for pretty much the whole first half of the year has been at the very top due to work going on further down the water system. This with the fact that we had some really up and down temperatures during March and April meant that the fish never knew if they were coming or going regarding spawning. As early as the middle of March they showed the first signs that they were getting in the mood for it and were spawning on and off all the way up to the end of April start of May. This is the first time I have seen spawning so spread out over such a long time thankfully it did not have an adverse effect on the fishing except from right at the start when they went right off it for a couple of weeks. The rest of the time the fishing was great, every now and then they might go for it for two or three days but this would be followed with them getting their heads right down for a proper good munch. All of our clients had fish on the bank except from Robert and Dominik from Germany who were really unlucky.  They caught that period during March when we had sun during the day heating up the water surface in the shallow areas and the fish went into first spawning mode and were not feeding at all. The worst of it was that we were finding fish piled up in the corner of some bays but they were not interested at all in feeding. The lads still loved the Lake and could see the outstanding fishing there is to be had. They were just very unlucky so they are planning to get back here as soon as they can and C.C.S. are doing them a special deal to make up for their bad luck first time round. We also had Alex and his girlfriend Caroline here who are doing what a lot of people would love to do and traveling round Europe fishing.  Alex also writes for Korda and has his own blog and I believe in time is going to be writing his own book about his adventures. I actually missed them when they first arrived as I was elsewhere. They had been here a couple of weeks before I caught up with them and this had not been the best experience, Alex was well pissed off when I first met them. It had been a frustrating couple of weeks for them, they got the run-around with regards to licences for fishing and boats etc. and when they did get fishing there was no action to speak of and they saw only small fish. This is a story I have heard many times before from people turning up here on spec.  The fact is that if you don’t know how it works here regarding licences etc. you will find it very difficult.  Also on a Lake of over 5000 hectares finding the fish without local knowledge and a boat to navigate round these vast areas can take a massive amount of time and effort. So I managed to convince Alex to start again put the first couple weeks behind him and let me take him out on the boat and show him the lake.  He had actually seen very little of it.

I took him and Caroline out to some good areas that I fish and let them get on with it. I am not going to spoil the story for you as I am sure you will be able to read all about it when Alex does write his book. After all it’s his story but I will say that four weeks later it was a very different man that left here.  I don’t think it will be very long before I see them again. We have also this May had Edwin Freaky and Reclin down here doing some filming and promo work for their agency in Holland who C.C.S. will now be working with. The filming turned out to very interesting as it would be the first time I would have people here using underwater cameras with live feed back to the bank and also filming from a drone. I have to be honest and say that at first I was a bit sceptical but within no time I have to admit that I found myself glued to the screen to see what was happening. I will say that a bit of me thinks that it is kind of cheating and using technology a bit too much in our favour. It feels like it is taking the art of learning your water craft out of it a bit too much for my liking. There was also the fact that I was bricking it that I might get found out. As the guide you’re the one that had bloody well better know your stuff and with the camera streaming live to the bank there is nowhere to hide. I was over the moon to see for myself that what I thought was going on was and I will say that it has filled me full of even more confidence in what I am doing(who would have thought that possible). We had a great time on the bank and caught some nice fish with Edwin netting a stunning Orellana mirror. You can read more about this in the August/September Karper magazine and also see some of the filming if you go to the carpcrossing.com website. I don’t have time to mention everyone that has been out with us so far this year as time sat here writing this is time not on the bank which is all wrong in my world. I do however have to put a quick mention in for Kevin who was out in June with his two mates I don’t have time to tell the full story but what I will say is that it was one of the maddest funniest three days spent on the lake and if you come here with C.C.S. you must ask about the Excalibur story. So Kevin well done on taking your pb from 17lb to 47lb during your trip with us and thanks for the story to tell the Grandkids.

I am writing this at the start of September at the end of another long hot summer.  I am glad to report that the water is in great condition with water levels spot on for the coming months. It has been a great first half to the year on Lake Orellana with reports also coming in from local anglers on some outstanding catches.  The water just keeps getting better.

Come out and try it for yourself.  Business is really picking up this year with clients booking further and further ahead to secure the slots they want so don’t miss out book now you won’t regret it.