Pauric McGearty welcomed regular visitors back to Carafin Lodge for his first angling group of 2023. Water levels were on the rise following heavy rain which fell for two weeks before Josef Ludwig and his fishing group landed at the lodge. And then, on arrival, the temperature dropped dramatically, with hard frost, which remained for most of thể trip. So conditions weren’t exactly encouraging for the week…
Cold weather didn’t stop the fish from taking
But you have to make do with the hand you are dealt and the guys fished hard, and managed to land some nice pike with the biggest being 101cm. There was also the unexpected but welcome bonus of a good trout. All fish were in super condition and are feeding up well. All fish were caught using dead bait under a float including the trout. Smelt was the top bait followed closely by small Roach. All fish quickly photographed and straight back into the water as Carafin is a strictly Catch and Release fishing lodge.
A bonus trout on a deadbait
Good fish = Happy Angler
Carafin offers self catering accommodation, with top class boats, equipment and bait and a guiding service. We go out of our way to help our customers enjoy their angling holiday.
They currently have some availability for February which is big-fish month, so why not make a booking to bag a big one!
Please fish in a sustainable manner