In the latest of their Carp Travels, Robert Rakowicz and Przemysław (Pep) Pająk make a 3,000km round trip from their home in Poland to the French Alps in search of their first Alpine Carp. They are staying on a small private lake at an altitude of approximately 1000m, its September, but the sudden changes in weather can best be described as dynamic, if not dramatic. After an extensive recce by boat on their first day, they decide to fish a few meters out from their swim, but after a fruitless night decide a more radical approach is required. They liked the look of an underwater ridge, 500m out, in the middle of the lake, so decide to take the boat out there again, bait the area, drop their hookbaits and a marker and return with their rods to the swim. The tactics eventually pay off and the guys' hard work is eventually rewarded with some magnificent carp. Robert breaking his PB.
As a diary of their expedition, the film is beautifully shot and conveys the joy of bivvying up in such a stunning location, surrounded by the mountains and its wildlife on all sides. And to affirm that it's not just about the fishing, the guys share a visit they made to nearby Grenoble providing a chance to do a bit of sightseeing and to sample the local culture.
This film is in Polish with English subtitles
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