Young angler breaks Gléhias lake record carp

Lee and Tracy, the owners of Gléhias carp fishery in France, explained how they felt about 12 year old Reuben smashing the Junior Lake Record twice in one day.

Reuben (right) with his older brother Theo

As a fishery owner you get to see a lot of anglers, some of which are very good. But, once in a blue moon, you get to see a real natural at work. This is what we saw last week here at la Gléhias.

Young Reuben Leather (12) was here on holiday with his mum, dad and older brother Theo. The conditions weren’t ideal for carp fishing with daytime temperatures regularly around 36-38 degrees, blinding sunlight and very little breeze.

It took Reuben no more than 30 minutes to find his first fish of the week, a beautiful 32lb mirror from near the gate corner. His week seemed to continue in much the same way. Indeed, no matter where he put a rod, he seemed to find a fish!

Reuben’s 61lb catfish

His highlights of the week both came on Monday the 8th of August. At 8:30 in the morning, he managed to bank a very hard fighting 61lb Catfish with only 15lb mainline on a rod set up for carp. If this wasn’t incredible enough, later that day at 4:40 in the afternoon, he landed a common carp of 45lb 8oz. Two Junior Lake Records broken in one day!

Reuben landed many other fish in his week here, including another big cat of 50lb+ and another gorgeous common weighing 44lb 8oz. If the number of fish he caught wasn’t impressive enough, the average sizes he caught were incredible, and he seemed to find them with ease. The young angler is an absolute natural fish magnet! Keep up the good work Reuben!

A bit more about Gléhias

Gléhias is set in the Bretagne region and made up of two spring fed lakes, totalling 6.8 acres. The lake record sits at 51lbs and the complex is hired on an exclusive basis up to 4 anglers. The beautiful traditional French farmhouse sleeps 4 people, or you could bring you camper van. The unique Floating Cabin sits on Lake William and houses the on-site facilities, including toilet, tea making facilities & dining area.

Find out more about Gléhias over on our website Gléhias Carp Fishing France

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