Catch Report & latest
January - March 2014.
Since the new year the fishing once again has been extremely good, and sometimes spectacular! January and
February was pretty amazing, catching plenty of fish on our day trips, sometimes 6 to 7 fish a day to mid 30's. Also our
holiday clients who were either bivvied up on the bank or staying in one of our lakeside apartments had superb catches
with some beautiful wild Canary carp.
Our first all inclusive group arrived Feb
10th with 11 fisherman and 1 watching for the week. They all stayed on the bank with their NASH 2 rod set up, oval plus, bed
chairs and all relevant equipment, plus we provied a hot breakfast, lunch and evening meal included for the week, cooked by
Alison and Karen.
It was a busy but very rewarding time, with 50 carp to 33lb. On their 5th day sadly the
weather changed and they had to stop fishing due to snow, high 130km winds, rain and sleet and freezing weather conditions!
Yes we did say snow... definitely not normal for Gran Canaria even during winter! But it was a great week had by
all and hopefully we will be seeing them all again next year.
Cristian Kamm from Germany
and friend had over 60 carp in the week and were totally blown away. They even decided to stay another 4 days! They said
it was one of the best winter sessions they had ever experienced with the beautiful carp and spectacular scenery.
All our long weekenders and session anglers have had great carp captures with the CARPGRANCANARIA.COM TEAM.
Our new venue La Gomera:
This lake is an experience in itself... an amazing
part of the world with some huge carp! Ian has now had the Canary Island record mirror at 64lb along with a 59lb to his son
Jon, plus a couple of 40s and a 51!
This lake is extremely difficult and there are some very large uncaught carp
swimming around in its depths. I have know doubt that any angler who likes a challenge on a completely different water will
catch something very big indeed, on a lake that has never had any pressure or even seen a bait!
we are now in March 2014 and so far so good; again we have caught up with friends old and new, lots of repeat clients and
the fishing is fantastic, plus the weather is in the 80s again!
So if you haven't booked your holiday for this
year or even a fishing break, maybe with the fellas or girlfriends, or perhaps you are visiting Gran Canaria with the family,
please dont forget that you can join us on one of our day/night excursions and come and experience one of the best days of
The end of August, through a mad busy month of September and October....
what can we say! We had temperatures of 40 degrees and still the carp kept on coming out, so everybody on our excursions
or fishing holiday had an amazing experience.
We have also a great new venue on the island which caters for fly/survive
fisherman/woman which we have been providing for a couple of years now and had carp to 40lb, so look out for more info
on that one. Plus another Canary venue coming up in Jan 2014 for the advanced angler and holidays only, so watch this space!
Until the next time
Dave and Ali Beecham.
June to August 2013.
As usual June and July were fantastic fishing with plenty of fish - 20s and 30s to all our day trip clients.
Augusts arrived and the fishing went ballistic, fishing with the classic Nash Scopex boilie, which was a change from the tigernuts.
The last 2 weeks of August our clients had over 76 carp!
To give you an example of just a few of our many clients...
Justine had 31 fish in 4 days, Jamie and son had 16 fish in 3 days. John who writes for Essox Pike magazine fancied a change
and caught 21 carp in 3 days. All the fish were to mid 30s. Our repeat client Brian came back to try and have his PB carp
and managed 3 X 30s at 32lb ,33lb and35lb along with 3 X 20s...all in 7hrs on our day trips!
so many different carp being caught and we have had thousands of over the years. After all my years of fishing this
lake and running the business it still amazes me and everyone else. We have some of the most beautiful, wild and hard fighting
carp in Europe. They vary in sizes to sizes to 50lb and we cater for all levels of angler. We can guide you or you
can be left to your own devices, its up to you.
We offer day trips, night trips, 24hrs, bivvy or with a lakeside
apartment with a choice of fishing areas.
Until the next time
Dave and Ali Beecham
January to May 2013.2012 ended on a high with a fantastic year of day and night trips, short breaks and many holidays.
Lots of old and new friends and plenty of Canary carp captures.
started with Jamie Clossick (Nash consultant) and his 2 friends having a short break on the lakeside with very changeable
weather conditions; who had a great few days and managed several carp to the mid 30s. Our holiday clients from Germany Florian
and friend had an amazing weeks fishing again, with all tackle and relevant cooking equipment provided for fishing from the
lakeside, and they had over 30 carp to 35lb,many uppers 20s and 30s - great winter fishing.
Our 4 Italians arrived for a week session for a bivvy holiday with different weather all week,one day cloudy one
day 80 degrees, but that didn't put the carp off feeding, another great week of the most beautiful carp that Lake Chira
has ever seen with 42 carp to 37lb.
The island was then hit by torrential
rain and high winds as a tornedo was upon us and this added 4 metres of water into the lake in 3 days, then the fishing
really switched on! Our 4 guys from Belgium arrived for 6 nights fishing and had one of the best catches we have had in 10
years, with 104 runs and 96 carp on the bank, with the biggest to 44lb and a shed load of 30s and 20s, along with a 35lb orange
and yellow koi. It was a trip of a lifetime and an amazing week had by all.
Our repeat German clients Petra and Rainor arrived staying at the lakeside apartments. their 2nd session in 6 months
with 36 fish in total to 49lb, along with a 43lb, many 30s and 20s, super carp fishing now in 30 degrees while the rest of
Europe was freezing!
Nick G returned for his 2nd guided trip, again on the
bank with many carp to 35lb and Sean had a 3 night session with his partner staying at the lakeside apartments with many fish
Our repeat clients we call the "Suttons" came back
for their visit and again had a hectic trip catching many 20s and 30s with fish to 35lb.
Amongst the holidays we still had our day trip clients catching daily with 20s and 30s and many PBs being
Duane and girlfriend had a 4 night short break and
have recently left the island after having 40 carp and had one of the best fishing trips they had ever experienced and
Matt and Laura (who booked a surprise holiday) had an amazing week, something he had dreamed about with 39 carp captures with
fish to 30lb of those amazing, beautiful, and wild canary carp. They are already booking their 2nd visit for later
on this year.
If you havent already booked your holiday or even a fishing
holiday for this year, think about Gran Canaria as a new venue, you can join us on a day or night excursion, if you are coming
to the island with the family/girlfriend or maye a weeks fishing with the lads!
Even if its for 2014 and you are looking at a winter venue, look no further! It's 80 degrees all year round a
great winter carp venue, while the rest of Europe is cold. Gran Canaria is known as a mini continent, a beautiful volcanic
island in the middle of the Atlantic with carp to 50lb, and is great for all levels of angler.You can bivvy on the bank or
stay in one of the lakeside apartments, we are 1hrs drive from the coast and 1hr 30 mins from the airport, we do recommend
car rental if you are coming for a fishing holiday, or we can offer transfers if required, the choice is yours. Our apartments
have sun terraces with sun beds and bbq areas for the girlfriends, wives, or partners. So they can chill out or sunbathe and
relax, something for everyone.
(take a look at our DVD page on the website
for more info)
We are now at the end of May and its
time to breathe and relax for a couple of weeks and some fishing time for Dave before the busy Juny/July/August period. Watch
this space as our new canary venue launch will be very soon. Also if you are flying with Thomas cook over Europe this summer
please take a look at our 6 page article/review in their inflight magazine.
So from the team at CarpGranCanaria -TightLines and heres to a great summer 2013.
Dave and Ali...
was one of our busiest months for 2012, a crazy time with many day-trips during 6 days of each week, along with 24hr trips,
and many holidays with over 180 carp on the bank.
weather conditions were perfect with lots of different beautiful wild and colourful carp ranging from 15lb to 39lb caught
by all our Happy clients.
Our 2 German
clients Carsten and Erik caught 76 carp in 7 days, all on our Canary Special particle mix, fishing with tigers and some boilies.
October was another great month with some changeable weather
conditions - raining at night and glorious sunshine through the days. Again, some great carp and Bass to our clients. Hendrik
and his girlfriend from Germany had a short session on the bank with several carp to 30lb, all caught whilst using our Nash
2 rod set ups, oval plus ,bed chair, mat/cradle, net and all relevant camping equipment.(toilet and showers are available
at 10-euros a day).
November was a quieter
month of the year; again Raylan and Petra from Germany stayed at the lakeside apartments with just a couple of days/nights
fishing, and a few holiday days out. They caught 9 carp to 32lb.
This month our BIGFISHTV 2011 winners arrived, Tracey Lee-Khan and her boyfriend Kristian from Individual-Steamie
Baits, who had a great weeks fishing again with several carp to 32lb. These were caught whilst using the Nash Tackle and a
selection of his own bait combined with Tigers and our fantastic particle mix.
We managed get away for week to the UK for a holiday to see family and friends,
and we also had the arrival of our 2nd vehicle for the business...
At the beginning of December we had a change in the weather again and the evenings became a
lot colder, but still 75/80 deg in the daytime. Scott Maslen (from Eastenders fame) and Simon Bater, joined us for their 2nd
trip and had a week-long session with over 33 carp to 29lb. It was yet another cracking week with lots of fun and laughter!
There were Many other 24hr trips, short breaks and day trips
during December. Darren from Kent had 4 carp to 26lb, day trip clients with fish 28lb and many more. Markus joined us on his
2nd trip and had 3 fish on a day trip to 29lb.
of fishing holidays were booked over the New Year and also Jamie Clossick and friends arrived on the 03 JAN.
2012 was a great year enjoyed with lots of old and new friends.
All that’s left for us to say is Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
So until the next time, may we both wish you all the best of luck during 2013!
Dave and Ali..
For more information or to make a booking with us during 2013, please visit the HIDDEN ISLAND GEMS - NEW VENUES for 2014! GOMERA & GRAN CANARIA
JUNE, JULY AND AUGUST 2012 CATCH REPORT
& LATEST NEWS:
With the summer definitely upon us, and the weather very changeable, from hot sunsine
in the 80's to extremely hot in the 100's...it has been a bit crazy! There have been Calimas from the African continent,
which is about 80 miles away, bringing with it hot and sticky ari filled with air-borne sand. This combined with tropical
storms has made fishing quite difficult...but that hasn't prevented Carp Canaria from getting in amongst the action and
catching plenty of fish for our clients!
Nearly all of our clients enjoyed action with a great selection of fish captures ranging from upper 20's, 30's
up to 36lb. Children and their fathers also joined us for day trips filled with catching fish and having fun!
Joe Jagger UK NASH Consultant was here in July and managed a short 5-hr session
during an extremely hot day when temperatures reached 46 degrees, yet still caught a couple of 20lb+ carp! It was a great
day combined with great company and we look forward to seeing Joe back again with us soon.
was also great to see the Nash TV video doing well, and the Nash Tackle doing the business. All of our clients receive a Nash
set-up during our Day Trips and holidays. Kevin Nash has recently left us following a 2-week holiday on the island, during
which we joined up for plenty of day/night trips out...!
The holiday bookings are coming in thick & fast for Sept/Oct/Nov... so please don't leave it too late, and
contact us for a booking if you haven't already.
Our holiday client Nick Goodman
from Northampton had a great 5-nights on a guided trip with Steve our guide, and managed 33 runs and landed 29 fish to 36lb.
Well done! See you again next year!
more can we say but that it has been a great summer so far. Here's to another busy 3-moths ahead!
Cheers from Dave & Ali.
MAY 2012 NEWS & CATCH REPORT:
Since the weather change - from
a cold Feb to its present warmer upper 80s - we have had an amazing amount of carp captures. From our day trips to 24hrs on
the bank and our fishing holiday clients (with many breaking their Personal Bests whilst fishing Lake Chira with Dave and
the team at CarpGranCanaria).
We have had
many visitors from all over Europe including, Holland, Germany, Denmark, Finland, UK, and Sweden. Alex from Austria Sludge
Fishing came with his father for a short break, and had a great catch of beautiful carp to 39lb. Please take a look at his DVD
of his trip with us (online video now can be watched on the CarpGranCanaria TV Page of this website).
Our Danish clients and Tony from the UK had a 24hr trip with us and they had between them
over 16 fish, with 9 upper 30s. They liked it so much that they are all returning for a weeks holiday in September!
Steve from the UK had a couple of nights with many fish and over
5 upper 30s! Plenty of upper 20s and 30s and a few just over 40lb; all different fish from last year, and our clients left
with very happy faces!
We have located some different fishing areas around the lake now, with camping areas including
toilet and shower facilities; so if you fancy a bivvy on the lakeside then that's not a problem, or if you prefer a little
more luxury you can stay in one of our apartments, which can sleep from 1 to 5 persons, and these are self-catering.
have launched Nash TV with Alan Blair part 1 Gran Canaria, covering a recent visit to the island with Alan and his girlfriend
Chloe, and their days/nights fishing where Alan had his PB for Europe at 44lb!
We are pleased to announce we are working
with Cosmos Holidays for 2012 on our day trips. We will also be launching very soon our new venue, which is carp fishing from
the island of Tenerife, but not actually on Tenerife! So watch this space for updated information!
A big thank you to
Jonny and Steve for all your help over the last few months, and here's to a great busy summer on the Canary Islands.
We still have availability for fishing holidays through 2012, with some great prices, so if you haven’t already booked
your holiday, or even a fishing holiday, then give Gran Canaria a try this year... you will not be disappointed!
the next time Dave and Ali.
|DAVE BEECHAM with a wonderful 38lb MIRROR CARP
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