Angling classics – Big fish expect Richard Gardner lands a +20lb European Catfish. The Catfish Expedition DVD: Andy Nicholson, angling journalist, video presenter and all round fishing fanatic takes us on an expedition to the heart of Europe in search of Silurus Glanis, the European Catfish. Andy is joined by accomplished speciment hunters Vic Bellars and Richard Gardner who share their angling tips, techniques, flare and creativity. Join them on the bank and share the trials and tribulations of the expedition, the plotting and scheming, the mud, wind and rain and the glorious exhilaration of landing the quarry.
Every angler knows that nothing can be guaranteed with fishing. Conditions can be wrong and carp are fickle creatures – unfortunately sometimes they just don’t feed. BUT… if there’s one venue on our books where we had to stake our reputation on good catches it would be Morganes. It sometimes appears that there’s more fish than water! Morganes is owned by one of Frances most respected fish farmers, Michel Bigot, so the lake is managed exceptionally well. The stock is constantly monitored and a recent netting of the carp lake showed a superb stock of fish running from 15 to 55lb, with great numbers of big fat commons. The cats range from 40 to 120lb and will provide plenty of exciting and tense moments… and monumental fight
If you like to combine your carp fishing with trying for monster catfish then take a good look at the Windmill complex. There are two lakes, both around 4 acres, holding specimen carp… but the Top Lake also offers some serious catfishing with large cats to around 80lb. The lakes are only a few metres apart so you can bivvy up together between the two and still socialise whilst fishing different lakes. Windmill is therefore the perfect combination for a group of anglers with mixed abilities. The Main carp lake has the better stamp of carp whilst the Top lake is a real runs water that also gives you the chance to catch big cats… and you certainly know about it when you have one of these on the line, believe us!
A cracking venue set in the countryside of rural north western France. Following the fantastic success of Morgane lakes fish farmer Michel Bigot decided to open a second lake, Commons Lake, just 1km away. Situated in the Mayenne region, near Laval, in the lush agricultural countryside of rural north western France, it is about 2.5 hours from the ferry port of Caen. He’s replicated Morganes as closely as possible – a lake you book exclusively for up to 6 anglers, complete with mobile home accommodation and stuffed full of large, pristine carp.
Raggi and fly fishing for Mahseer on the river Cauvery,India. On his last day of fishing in India, Peter Collingsworth of Sportquest holidays catches Mahseer and Catfish. His haul includes a pristine, 25lb, Silver Mahseer caught on a traditional Raggi bait. More Info