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 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.