Birth­day bash at Gran Ca­naria goes well

Carpworld - - ECHOES -

Daniel Lives­ley had planned a trip to Lake Chira, in Gran Ca­naria, some time ahead, with it be­ing his 40th birth­day. Of course he was look­ing for­ward to re­lax­ing in the sun­shine with a cold beer or two! But the week be­fore, news ar­rived from Ali­son Beecham that snow, tor­ren­tial rain and winds meant it was look­ing like fish­ing might not even be pos­si­ble. Daniel and his friend Paul Har­vey started fish­ing on the Friday night of their ar­rival. The wa­ter level was re­ally down as main­te­nance on the dam wall was been car­ried out. Fish­ing close to the dam wall area meant things were kept sim­ple – rods were cast about four to five rod lengths out in about 10 to 20 feet of wa­ter. Par­ti­cles were boated out and the ever pop­u­lar Nash Tan­ger­ine Dream used as hook­baits (20mm and 18mm). Hook­links were sim­ple hair rigs and size 4 hooks – noth­ing com­pli­cated was needed for these un­pres­sured fish. Fish were caught ev­ery day and night, even though on the Wed­nes­day the winds got up to 80mph! The tem­per­a­ture rarely rose above 14ºc all week – still bet­ter than Eng­land! Paul Har­vey caught the big­gest of the week with a lovely scaly mir­ror of 39lb and added fur­ther fish of 32lb, 17lb, 18lb, 16lb (com­mon), 28lb, 16lb, 11lb and a fur­ther 16-pounder. Daniel had fish of 28lb, 16lb (com­mon), 14lb, 25lb, 21lb, 24lb, 32lb, 23lb and a 22lb com­mon. An 18 fish to­tal, with nine fish each at an av­er­age weight of 22lb, meant that de­spite the bad weather it was a thor­oughly en­joy­able week and their thanks went to Carp Gran Ca­naria for their ad­vice and de­li­cious hot food. On top of the fish landed, there were also five fish dropped. The weather re­ally was quite ter­ri­ble by Ca­naries’ stan­dards. Dave Beecham had to can­cel two weeks of day trips only man­ag­ing to get other an­glers on the bank the day they left. Dave and Ali had ex­pected them to leave the lake dur­ing the bad con­di­tions but it seemed the worse the weather got, the more the fish came on the feed! The Nash Ground­hogs stood firm and so the guys stayed put.

GRAN CA­NARIA: LAKE CHIRA Big­gest of the birth­day bash in the Ca­naries for Paul Har­vey

A Scaly one for Dan dur­ing the pro­duc­tive week

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