Sixties brace at Gigantica
Gareth Radley took part in Korda’s annual staff social at Gigantica lake, near Paris, and after a fairly good draw (coming out sixth) he was pleased to still find one of the main, central swims still available – namely Alcatraz. He fished all three rods on one area at 110 yards towards a swim known as The Stink. He started the six-day session off on the first night with a 22lb common. After that, bites were coming, almost to the minute, every evening at around 10pm, and the next fish to slip into the net was one called Two Time at a PB weight of 64lb 12oz. Following that he slipped the net under a nice scaly original known as The Galician at 31lb. The following night was social night but during this, his receiver signalled another take and he ran back to the rods and managed to land a fish known as Shoulders at a new high weight of 56lb 4oz. On his final full day (Thursday), whilst sitting at the lodge having dinner, he had a number of bleeps on his receiver so hurried to his rods once more, with everyone following behind, and managed to land a fish that hasn’t been caught for two years – The Galaxy at 63lb 4oz. It was a little underweight, but he really didn’t mind. Over the session Gareth used 30kg of Krill freezer baits in 20mm, 5kg of maize and 8kg of pellet, mixed with a good glug of Pure Krill liquid. He baited with around 5kg every day and also topped up after each bite.
FRANCE : GIGANTICA A productive social trip for Gareth Radley