Just got back from a 5 night trip on Lake Chira through Costa Del Carping/Carping Gran Canaria run by Dave and Alison. As arranged I was picked up from the airport and driven to the lake, I'd opted for the guided fishing option which was well worthwhile and I can't recommend it enough - Steve was my guide, he knows the lake inside and out and had us on fish throughout my stay (we caught within 3 hours of setting up on the first night). The fishing was excellent; between us we had 28 fish up to 36lb, all the fish previously uncaught, in great condition with huge rudders that make for strong fights. The average size of the fish caught was probably 23lb but probably 12 of the fish caught were over 25lb. We moved round the lake 4 times by boat to keep on the fish and try and tempt some larger fish from the deeps, we slept under the stars but due to the heat and forest fires on neighbouring islands cooking on the bank was out of the question. Thankfully Dave offered up one of the apartments which meant that I could go back there for a cuppa, shower and something to eat whenever I wanted which was perfect.
Just looking at some of the other comments posted I can't disagree enough and I'd really question their motives for posting - suggesting that you'll catch from the bank casting chickpeas into 150+ acres of water is a nonsense. The baits are boated out to a) determine the bottom being fished over b) appreciate the depth of water being fished in and c) to get a spread of bait around the hookbait. The chances of catching a fish from a cast bait (let alone 3...) I would say are miniscule.
On the price of the trip, it's €65 for a defined trip of a set duration; that includes transfers, a light lunch (which to me is a sandwich, don't get that gripe) bait and equipment hire. Compare that to the cost of a sea fishing trip, which by the way would also give you a sandwich for lunch, and it's excellent value.
The last review implies 'carp at any cost' - he doesn't explain that comment but again I didn't see anything to suggest that. There are large beanie mats and carp cradles to deal with banked fish, all of the fish we caught were very well treated (most dealt with in the water as the banks are rocky) and none of the fish were marked/damaged at all. Baits are rowed out, naturally where boats are allowed on large lakes that's the most effective way to get a bait in the water in the right place.
Personally I really enjoyed the trip, it's raw, it's unspoilt, it's you against the fish not other anglers in a fantastic location with a great chance of catching something truly special. I think it's good value for money, if you understand what you're paying for, how you'll be fishing and you accept it's called fishing for a reason (raher than catching) then you can't fail to be impressed by the set-up and the whole experience.
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