Sunday, March 04, 2018

It is with deep regret that I must announce that I will be retiring from the Carp fishing side of Extrema Fishing Spain. I have however found someone suitable and capable of taking over Carp fishing tours on the Orellana.

Guided Carp fishing WILL BE AVAILABLE from Sept 2018 as Pat Harrison, 46, will be here to take over.

Pat has a vast experience of fishing huge European waters, including the likes of Lac de Salagou, lac du der Chantecoq and the Ebro, he has spent many years searching for that ‘special water’  and 10 years ago he found it, the magnificent Orellana.
He even has an impressive UK PB of 59.8lb (genuine English fish) and I have total trust in Pat that he can provide the professional and honest service that I have done for the last 15 years of guiding on the Orellana.

Over the last 3 years, I have had severe back problems and have not promoted the carp fishing, only really catering for our regular groups (Dutch lads 9 years). Since the last carp anglers in November I have been struggling and cannot risk my health with all the lifting of equipment, tackle, bait etc

I will be assisting him in a less physical capacity, such as advice on the guiding, paperwork, legal side etc until such times he is totally competent at running it himself, which I am sure won’t take long.

The website will have a much needed updated soon
All’s not lost for me, as I am still guiding for Barbel and running the Predator Fishing what is really picking up.
Tight lines, Craig Reid.

Please contact us for any information about our services and the fishing here.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Short break sight fishing for Barbel and Carp on the Fly.

Well not much to report on the carp fishing side of things, we have had a couple of groups over and others Fly and pleasure fishing. 

Its not that we havent been doing anything, or fishing all the time, we have been solid on the Predator side of things.

Were in summer break now, not that its much of a break for us. We hope to get a bit of carp fishing in before the season starts, depending on the weather, and theres still more work to be done on the Barbel river fishing side. 
Justo with a typical River Barbel

Our Barbel set up - heavy tip rods and Korum River Pods,
 not over-powered carp set up. 

We had the pleasure of Bill and Robert two very experienced fly anglers over for a few days.
Conditions weren’t great as the heat wave was just coming to its end, but never the less they had plenty of action.

They had Barbel on the dry fly, a few small bass and carp, a day on the river section and final day on the boat. 

Robert tried the belly boat, the best system for bait presentation.

We didn’t get too many pictures as they both went off in separate directions and boy can these lads cover some distance

Mark was also over and had a dabble at the fly.

Darren was over carp fishing with the wife and 2 teenage kids. 

After a long day getting the ´family´ settled in and set up I went home to crash. ´smashed my PB´ is the text I got later. 

When I got back to them, it soon came apparent he had been beaten up by a lower 30lb common.. It was a couple of pounds short of his 36lb PB, but with the back and length of these fish he thought it was bigger. 

The youngsters had Pb tench and PB carp and had a great week. Unfortunately no pictures, gone missing like my phone charger DARREN.
See you next time...

Carp fishing Orellana and Pleasure anglers

Pat, one of the London lads was over again, this time he brought mate Ryan to fish with him on the Orellana .
Ryan had several fish, nothing massive but he was amazed at the place and the energy these fish have. 

Pat on the other hand, got beat up again!!!  He lost 3 big lumps. 
I dont know what it is with this group of lads, over the 9 trips or so, ok they have had fish to over 60lb, but loosing so many big fish, its unreal. Its not as if they are bad anglers, Pat has a UK PB of 59,5lb.
Pat will be back for sure, and one day he will get a huge lump out.

Polish lads over for a few days Tip fishing, 
(our first group of Polish ever) and what an interesting week it was. 

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

New Barbel packages for 2017

There is a lot of interest in Barbel fishing and a fair few anglers booking with us, so over the last month or so we have been putting ideas together for new Barbel packages.
The new packages, at hand picked locations, will offer fishing at productive venues where we relocate with you and fishing is within a few minutes drive from the 'casa rural' accommodation. 

 There are not many swims where we can target the Barbel on lakes here, especially on traditional 'tip tactics' rather than the overpowering 'carp' set up, so we have designed our new packages based around this. 

To sum it up, we locate to a venue suitable for your requirements and depending on lake conditions, accommodation is only minutes away from swims, and whats more you can mix venues, 3 days on one venue and relocate during the day to another or even try the fantastic River section.

We will still have the normal package available based in our village with a varied selection of venues to fish, including the Orellana, all within 45 mins drive. 

Still a lot of work to be done, however we should have everything organised in a couple of weeks. 

Ellis Brazier was over mid November for 3 days with us, here is his article from Carp Talk

Monday, November 21, 2016

Ellis is back again.

Ellis Brazier has been back again, last time he was here doing an article , 24hrs Bog n Baz for Carp World. This time he was with friend Wesley for a short 3 day trip.

The full moon was out, an easterly breeze and freezing temperatures overnight had hit us so we decided to fish another lake that is not hardly fished by carp anglers. The  Orellana would be slow with these conditions. 

With only 3 days fishing we decided to tackle a hard area looking for a lump, but next morning after a quiet night they decided to move and hit the feeding area.
After moving 6 km through the private finca, with the only living things around us other than Vultures and birds of prey, being  Wild Boar and Deer, we set up and Wesley was first into a fish. His alarms went from silent to a full on scream and as he picked his rod up it immediate flattened and he pulled out.

After that he and Ellis went onto small baits and fished over bags, there was a lot of fish in the area. 

I woke at around 4.30 am seeing Ellis leaning into a fish. He had only just cast his 3 rods out and hit the sack when the first one went off.  After around 45 mins the other 2 rods had screamed off and  he hit the sack again, exhausted, this time with all rods leaning against the bivvy, he had had enough.

The last night he stepped up the bait size and it was Wesley's turn to have over a dozen runs, between them they had around 40 runs, nothing massive but great fun under the conditions. 

Ellis had a bonus double figure Barbel under his belt, and then he armed himself with my FLY rod, yes FLY. Whilst packing up he spent an hour or so stalking for carp, the first hit he had pulled as it screamed down the bay, the next cleaned him off. 

They are so much impressed with the fishing in the area that Ellis is already planning another trip in the next month for predators and fly fishing for Carp and Barbel. Wesley cant wait for a pass to get over to have a go at the Orellana. 

See you soon boys

Sunday, November 13, 2016

London lads back again

The London lads were back again, not great conditions as light easterlies we set in but they stuck at it. Nothing massive, but Lee managed to loose another big fish.

As the wind changed to westerlies I managed to get a couple of days in myself, unfortunately it brought the cold and temperatures plummeted.