Each long and grueling drill, each fish put in the landing net and, eventually, every fishing trip is nothing but a unique moment in the life of every fisherman. But what do you do when a game that starts smoothly on a lovely day suddenly turns into an adventure: tents torn by storm, mice with a burning hunger for bait and exhausting drills that end with two personal records?
This is what the guys from Team IDELLA went through in the seven days spent fishing in Bosnia and Herzegovina. And, because the adventure is worthy of being heard, I talked to Augustin Barac and Cosmin Miclosoni.
Augustin Barac: „An absolutely magnificent fishing trip with many catches of over 20 kilograms”
„The travelling was okay, we had no misadventures at the customs, and we arrived on a lovely, hot, beautiful weather. As always, we „scanned” the surroundings and began to bait.
The guys from Carp Plus were great, as usual, and gave us a lure made by a special recipe for Team IDELLA. We thank them for helping us this time too. Besides the lure from Carp Plus, we used boilies and seeds consisting of hemp and brindled nuts.
Once we finished baiting, we have already started the fishing game. The result? Approximately 150 fish caught by four persons.
We were three boys from IDELLA (Mircea Radulescu, Cosmin Miclosoni and me) and Bogdan Negrescu from Carp Plus. Cosmin caught around 60 carps, of which eight pieces weighed over 20 kilograms, the smallest weighed 11 kilograms and „the icing on the cake”: a carp of 27, 2 kg, a new personal record for him.
Bogdan Negrescu from Carp Plus had 47 fish of which four weighed over 20 kg.
I had 20 fish of which one weighed over 20 kg and Mircea Radulescu caught 32 carp fish from which one weighed more than 20 kilograms.
I’ve been here; it’s not my first time. But this time it was totally amazing. At my first visit here I had a much, much weaker game, meaning that we had a total of about 8-10 fish caught by two persons.
This time I stayed a week, we started on a nice weather, but it then cooled down and it got cold very suddenly. The pond began to not work out quite so well. However, we kept on luring and slowly we started to gather them around us. Fishing lasted day and night, but the best results we had during the day.”
Cosmin Miclosoni: „It’s the dream of the carp fisher to catch a carp weighing over 20 kilograms. Others try their whole lives to have such a catch and I had two of them in the same game!”
„For me it was the game of my life. I had eight carp fish weighing over 20 kilograms, a personal record of 27.2 kg for carp and a record for an amur of 20.2 kilograms. Basically, two records in the same game. It was great! It’s the dream of the carp fisher to catch a carp weighing over 20 kilograms. Others try their whole lives to have such a catch and I had two of them in the same game.
We also came to have a storm which broke our tent a bit; it pulled the tents’ stage bites out of the earth, so strong it was. Plus that it threw our sticks into the water.
Every evening we came to have a lot of mice, smaller and larger mice, which were entering the tent looking for food, because everything you left outside was quickly devoured by them. They even got into our cars at some point. However, the atmosphere was gorgeous.
At the beginning of the game the weather was great, I jumped into the water, I even took a swim. In fact, I caught the one fish weighing 27.2 kg and I made a dive into the water because I was so happy.
Then, in half an hour everything changed. When the mass of cool air pervaded the mass of warm air, the wind began to blow and the situation turned by 180 degrees. At night it was foggy and cold and by day… also cold. Plus that the rain was actually a kind of drizzle.
What particularity has this place compared to others? It has a large density of carp, there are many large carp, and the gravel has different depths, much bigger than in a usual pond. Another feature of the gravel is the water quality. It’s much clearer, cleaner; in other words, a good environment for the growth and development of carp fish, and the drills are downright spectacular. We had drills which lasted even an hour, plus three or four double drills.
We plan to make another trip this year, maybe we find a caravan this time. Even if it will not be this „crazy”, we try to get here because the place is simply amazing. One part is a forest and the lake has a special form. It’s really very, very nice!
Article by Roxana Muntean