Ruf­faud opens!

Carpworld - - ECHOES -

The ea­gerly-awaited open­ing of the new venue, Ik­tus Ruf­faud, hap­pened on the 10th March, but be­fore then there was a chance for a few friends and peo­ple in the trade to try the venue out for them­selves. Amongst the guests were teams from Spain, France and Por­tu­gal. Ad­di­ton­ally, Steve and Joan Briggs, and Bianca Ven­ema from Hol­land, were also in at­ten­dance. It was ac­tu­ally Steve that got the ball rolling with the first fish of the new sea­son, in the shape of a nice mid-20lb mir­ror – which came as a bit of a sur­prise and re­lief to ev­ery­one, as the lake had ac­tu­ally been frozen and had only just thawed the day be­fore! De­spite the less than hos­pitable weather, which in­cluded cold, wind, snow, rain and hail show­ers, things got off to a steady start. The wa­ter tem­per­a­ture for most of the lake never got above 4°C but still there were 21 beau­ti­ful carp landed up to 21kg (46lb). A dozen fell to the Caza Y Pesca team in swim B, in­clud­ing the 20kg-plus fish. Eight fish was the re­sult for the Equipe team in swim J, seven for Fred from Me­dia Carpe in K and two oth­ers for Bianca in swim I. With the first of the pub­lic trips get­ting un­der­way there will be plenty of news com­ing our way in the next few weeks, es­pe­cially when the weather be­gins to warms up and the fish start to move more.

FRANCE: IK­TUS RUF­FAUD Steve Briggs and bailiff Danny Stan­more with the first fish of the new sea­son at Ik­tus Ruf­faud

Dutch star Bianca Ven­ema with a Ruf­faud beauty of 34lb

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