Monday, May 26, 2008

An interesting bit of History on Raduta

The big fully scaled from Bin el Ouidane - another venue capable of a record

Austrians Kurt Grabmayer with the same fish at 25.3 kg

I was surfing around when I dug up this old article, I think I posted a similar story about my session on Raduta but Im not convinced all my details regarding the lakes history are as accurate as this piece from ESPN. Read the whole story here

Lake Raduta, Romania

An 82-pound carp was caught in the man-made lake in 1998 by an Austrian, and that remains the world record for common carp. (Although, the International Game Fish Association recognizes a 75-pound, 11-inch specimen taken from France's Lac de St. Cassien in 1987 as the all-tackle record.)

This carp haven was a collection of four villages 28 miles from Bucharest until the 1980s. Then former communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu dammed the Danube River to flood the area in a misguided attempt to expand waterborne shipping.

Residents were given 72 hours' notice that their homes would be submerged.

In 1990, former tennis coach Robert Raduta leased the lake and land from the state and chased away poachers. He then built a hotel and stocked the lake with fish, building it into "the carp angler's Everest," according to the June edition of British Carpworld. He held his first World Cup in 1999.

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Monday, May 19, 2008

Carpacast release Moroccan Carping: Real Pioneers Part IV

Carpcast one of the best personal Carp fishing blogs on the internet released part 4 of the great series of articles covering a trip with Morocco Carp to Bin el Ouidane lake in Morocco. Its been a great read and even though I knew the outcome it has kept me glued to my screen.

Big water Carp fishing is never easy and no mater how well you prepare or how good an angler you are the possibility of a blank is always on the cards.

Why do we do it? its a question I've often asked myself over the years after another expensive and frustrating blank on the hunt for a monster, but I think its the adventurer in me, going where few have tread, pushing the limits physically, financially and mentally, I never seem to tire of it.

So to Will and the guys - I salute your efforts and I hope this little video I put together at Christmas will whet your appetite to come back and have a go when we open again.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Carpcast releases part III of Bin el Ouidane

Will James of the excellent blog Carpcast and the French fishing holiday company Exclusive Angling Holidays has just released part III of his excellent personal story on his recent trip to Bin el Ouidane Lake in Morocco.

don't miss it.

The Truth WareHouse Blog

Video Catch reports Morocco Carp