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ip100
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   Old Thread  #15 31 Oct 2023 at 3.47pm    Login    Register
In reply to Post #14
If you say so Gerry. My last trip was around 600 all in, to go out there on my own as I did to France, would be somewhere in the ballpark of £1400-1800 depending on flight costs and how much bait used. It's almost a grand just for the fishing and food package. So it's not laughable at all, its anywhere from 2.4 - 3 times the price.
oldgeezer
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   Old Thread  #14 31 Oct 2023 at 3.42pm  1  Login    Register
In reply to Post #13
just to be clear READ MY POST 3 again ?
and as I stated my average cost over my last 17 trips was around £900
and FACT my Morocco trip was actually cheaper than that when I went

and you stated it would be treble the cost of a French trip and thats just plain laughable
ip100
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   Old Thread  #13 31 Oct 2023 at 3.15pm  1  Login    Register
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My bait sums were going on the other guy saying him and his mate used 90kg for 5 days between them Gerry. So I'm not bull****ting and you can keep that sort of comment to yourself, it's plain rude .
Yes it looks a great place to go , and probably well worth every penny spent (however many that is), but cheaper than your average France trip? Nope. Your own figures even confirm that
oldgeezer
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   Old Thread  #12 31 Oct 2023 at 3.07pm  2  Login    Register
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Im not saying your a bull****ting **** ! (thinking it mind)

but £5 a kg and you would buy £200 worth ? behave !! I fished handful of boilies over maize that I boiled up on the bank

and I just had a checkup in my diarys
and my last 17 French trips averaged around £900 a trip and most were a min 4 hour drive from Calais and initially I drove a new Peugeot 405 turbo diesel then a new 406 turbo diesel so very good on fuel but try driving for 6 hours from Calais with the added cost of tolls too

just looking at prices and its around at least £200 JUST for the ferry not a lot different to the air fare
but bottom line its a wonderful Experience and one that every carp angler should try and do even if its just once in their lives the memories you will remember for the rest of your life trust me
ip100
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   Old Thread  #11 31 Oct 2023 at 10.23am    Login    Register
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No idea chap, but just a quick look says to me it's still nearer my estimated cost if not more, rather than cheaper than my French trip that's for sure. Boilie at roughly a fiver a kg is cheap enough but it's still a couple of hundred quid on bait to add. And that's going on more than one person going and I generally either fish alone, or with my mate who is a family man and can't just drop them to go abroad fishing so I have to allow for that. It does look a great place to go I'll grant you that though . Maybe I'll do it one day
crazycarper92
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   Old Thread  #10 31 Oct 2023 at 10.01am    Login    Register
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https://fd10.formdesk.com/Virtual360/morocco-carp-sam

This is the up to date booking from, prices in euro. A few things gone up in price post covid (we booked over 12 months ago) but still value for me.

If you keep an eye on their pages they do deals too it seems at different times of the year.
ip100
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   Old Thread  #9 31 Oct 2023 at 9.40am    Login    Register
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But according to the site it's £786 per angler for 2 so that makes it over £1500 without bait,flights etc?
crazycarper92
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   Old Thread  #8 31 Oct 2023 at 9.31am    Login    Register
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For clarity our trip was £1360 (for both of us) that was 2 nights in the hotel & 5 nights angling (full day on arrival and leaving lake). That also included 90kg of boilie and 60kg of maize, boat hire with battery replacement daily and the food package. Airport transfers in Morocco included too.

We spent 110 euro (between us) on extra bits whilst there. Fags, a cap, extra food & drink. All reasonably priced and delivered to the bank. As I said before, you donít need to buy any of this, they give you enough of everything.

If you get a cheap flight, itís likely as cheap as most continental fishing trip
ip100
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   Old Thread  #7 31 Oct 2023 at 6.14am  1  Login    Register
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I can assure you Gerry it is true. I drive a diesel car so fuel costs aren't a great deal really as I have only gone down to abbey so under 3 hours from Calais, I make my own bait so it's considerably cheaper than buying it ready made, I also buy my dry particle from a farm shop locally which is again cheap. The fishing itself was under £350 for the week, the ferry I got a decent deal on. Tolls weren't dear either. Food wasn't expensive at all. Total for the week was somewhere around £600 . For there the it's over £900, plus flights and bait, and airport parking which will I'm sure you are well aware of the costs. All in it's going to be somewhere in the £1800 region I'd guess as I can't see exactly what the bait charges are. Maybe slightly less but not much. It looks a really nice place to go and may well be worth the money but to say it's cheaper than France is a stretch imo
oldgeezer
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   Old Thread  #6 31 Oct 2023 at 1.44am  1  Login    Register
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I find that very VERY hard to believe !!!!!

fair enough its been a long time since I have been and of course depends in France and the lake charges
BUT !!!!! the cost of Fuel driving from home to the ferry or train then that cost then the cost of fuel driving thru France and the tolls charges and then that fuel costs are repeated to come back
meant it was cheaper to buy a return flight to Marrakech and a lot more chilled and pleasurable flight time about 3.5 hours ( thats faster than me driving to dover and travelling on the ferry to calais )

bait cost well you gotta buy bait where ever you go ?
food you gotta buy food wherever too
so when I last went my trip was easily CHEAPER than my average French trip and the included food I loved
oh and I went with British Airways because at the time they had a 50% off deal but today Five airlines offer direct flights to Marrakech from London Inc EASY JET ,RYANAIR AND WIZZ AIR all do direct flights cheap too
much cheaper than the cost of driving for sure

LINKY POO
ip100
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   Old Thread  #5 27 Oct 2023 at 11.06am    Login    Register
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Thats not strictly true about the cost Gerry, I've just had a look and when flights are included it's over treble the cost of my last french trip . And that's not including bait costs which I'm assuming will be quite a bit dearer too . Looks a hell of a place though
crazycarper92
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   Old Thread  #4 27 Oct 2023 at 9.43am    Login    Register
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I 100% agree.

For what we paid the value for money was excellent. Fantastic place to go and our only regret is not booking longer
oldgeezer
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   Old Thread  #3 27 Oct 2023 at 1.25am  1  Login    Register
I think
Everyone should at one time go fish there cost wise from the UK it's not any more expensive than a French trip and a whole lot better in most cases Sam is a diamond and will sort you out
scaley&dark
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   Old Thread  #2 24 Oct 2023 at 6.49pm    Login    Register
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It is a special place to fish, and experience.
I've loved my trips there in the early days.

Morocco carp & Sam have made the set up so much better

crazycarper92
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   Old Thread  #1 24 Oct 2023 at 5.42pm  2  Login    Register
First post on here in a very, very long time, but felt it necessary after a recent trip on BEO.

Since working in Gibraltar & Malta Iíve barely any time for angling (hoping that changes moving to Czech later in the year) so Iíve been limited to a few holidays.

After going to Bled last year a friend at work fancied a trip somewhere, so we started looking at places a little bit different. We found out about Morocco carp and after looking through the website and watching a few bits on YouTube we decided to book it.

Fast forward 10 months or so and we were off. Sales agent Sam, who I believe is a member on here sorted the booking & gave advice over the phone prior to us going. We were also in a group with other anglers who had recently been on the lake, or who were at the lake, or like us were looking forward to going. I have to say everyone in there was very supportive of eachother, giving info & advice as well as catch reports.

We had a long journey, with non direct flights so a good nights sleep in the hotel was our first night. Then we went fishing. The camps are great, good quality bivvys, a wide range of cooking equipment and plenty of food. From there the guides visit you daily (sometimes twice) with a pre cooked meal in a tagine, along with ingredients for a further meal and breads ect for your breakfast. You can also order extras to be delivered the next day.

As for the angling, we had 5 nights, and at first it was as a huge learning curve for us both, having never fished from boats. We started in a camp that fish had been caught from earlier in the week, but we found it tough. My friend had one after 48 hours, and the following morning I had my first and he had a further fish. I did photograph immaculate 47 & 49lb commons for an angler fishing alone at the next camp. Another angler was leaving (who had had a very very good results on his trip) so Sam messaged to suggest moving to his camp. I spoke to the angler who was helpful giving info and encouraged us to make the move. A quick call to reception at the hotel & the guides came to help us move.

In the new camp we had 48 hours and managed to catch 12 fish. The info was spot on & we both had an upper 20 which we were very happy with. The fish we had were all immaculate, in spectacular surroundings. The lake is wild and expansive and you really do enjoy just being there. We finished off with a night at the hotel before travelling back home to Malta. The biggest shame was that we had to leave.

We both agreed that we will definitely be back, with hopes of one of the big wild fish that are in the lake. I would thoroughly recommend the experience to anyone. If you are considering going, book it, you wonít be disappointed.
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