Crete Lakes’ Crack­ers

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James In­gram de­cided it was time for his first trip to France. He and a group of mates de­cided on Crete Lakes as their cho­sen venue. Af­ter a walk around, two of them de­cided to fish Lake 2. They could see that the weed was cov­er­ing the ma­jor­ity of the lake, how­ever it still looked good! Bat­tling with weed and also crayfish, his ap­proach was to crumb up 5kg of Krill boilies and use a mix of 16mm and 20mm shelf-life Krill, coated in pure Krill oil. The first fish didn’t come un­til the Mon­day morn­ing. This weighed 30lb. As the week went on James could feel his lead hit­ting the lake bed harder and harder ev­ery time, high­light­ing that the carp were com­ing in and clear­ing the spots of bait. It wasn’t un­til the next night that he had his sec­ond fish – a 45lb mir­ror. Things went a lit­tle quiet af­ter that but he car­ried on feed­ing his spots. On the Thurs­day af­ter­noon they de­cided to have a BBQ. Whilst this was go­ing on, James could see his spots fizzing and then, the lin­ers started to come. Twenty min­utes later he had his third fish at 38lb and whilst putting the fish into a sling to let it re­cover for a few min­utes, his sec­ond rod ripped off, and he man­aged to bank a 47lb mir­ror, mean­ing he had a brace for 85lb. All in all, a great first trip across the Chan­nel.

FRANCE: CRETE LAKES James with one of his Crete Lakes chunks

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