We were very fortunate to be kept busy throughout our 6 hour session at the lake which was aimed at carp and pacu which are the fruit eating pirhana, famous for their almost human like teeth! Tukta caught the first carp and David was there to assist her lift it for the photo.
As soon as the photo's are taken we are able to wrap the fish in the wet unhooking mat and return the fish to the lake.
We are using the carp rods provided by my sponsor Grauvell paired with Shimano bait runners loaded with 20lb mono to 70lb braid hook lengths. The braid is used as the pacu will chomp through the mono traces with ease....even 60lb mono!!
And, like a good skipper, she was running around with a net giving me a hand to land the fish.
It's good to have such able anglers as the action really is fast and furious.....
We were using either bread crust or chicken livers as the hook baits suspended on a short trace under a cage feeder. We were using the cage mix provided at the lake.
We certainly drink a lot of water when lake fishing!!!
In a couple of days we will be joined by Weymouth's very well known couple Andy and Gill Alcock. They will be accompanying Ryan and Katie on their further fishing adventures which will take place on the 15th and 16th of this month.