Sunday, November 15, 2009

We would like to take the opportunity to wish you all a

Merry Christmas

and a

Happy New Year.

It’s been a bit busy week or so with guests on short breaks and a mix between Carp and Barbel fishing.

Lee, a very experienced angler on foreign waters who has banked several fish over 50lb with a current PB of 74lb, joined us for 4 nights.
Conditions were very hard for him on his first taste the Orellana, gale force winds for the first 3 days made life difficult. He battled on as the Orellana Carp got the better of him, out of the 7 or 8 runs he only managed to land 2 fish.

Things got worse as Craig set up next to him for a day and banked a couple of fish to over 30lb, to make things worse Alan fished the following day and also had a couple of runs resulting in this fish just below 30lb.

Here’s one of the fish he did land…… and what a smile to go with it!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lee can’t wait to return to get his own back on these Orellana Carp; Craig is looking forward to fishing alongside him on his next visit.

Comizo Barbel Fishing

Barbel fishing was equally daunting for Dave on his 3 day visit, they didn’t get their heads down and he only had several takes, the best fish being this fish just scraping double figures. Alan landed a couple of Comizos and got cleaned off by a very good fish.

Overall a great time was had by all; the big fella Mick kept us all laughing with his imaginative sense of humor. I’m sure it won’t take long for “the French Man Dave” and the “Romanian guide” to get their true identities back.

Heres a couple of emails from recent guests, its things like this that makes all the hard work seem worthwhile.

Thanks again for a great trip. Fishing was a bit hard but at least I only blanked one day out of 3 which is no worse than I’d do at home probably. That’s the way it goes. I still had a brilliant time and really appreciate all the hard work you were putting in for us. I’d recommend you to anybody. Mick and Alan were absolutely brilliant as well. Top guys and very funny. We’d better credit Mick too for my Comizos as he was the one spotting my rod go off on 2 of them when I was over talking to him. He’s as good as a bite alarm and much more entertaining and a good baiter-upper. Every angler should have one.


During the course of the trip we had six upper 20's and four 30's, up to a PB 37lb scale perfect common. One fish, the one I lost, took 100 yards of line on a tight clutch and after an epic twenty minute battle the hook pulled. My guide Craig Reid, told me that it was a huge huge fish, one in a life time! Seeing that the record is over 79lbs my flight is booked for next year.
Will also be returning next year as Craig is a top class guide and will bend over backwards to put the customer first.

Thanks once again for the pictures and for teaching me so much new stuff, I appreciate it.

see you next year for the capture of General Sherman (and not the bull)

1 comment:

  1. hello i have just fished the orellana 2 weeks ago.
    first i would like to say a big THANK YOU to craig for being such an excellent guide this bloke simply just can not do enougth for you.from the amount of help he gives to his guests and the food is spot on.the scope that craig has on this massive lake is incredible.
    i fished for four nights and got my arse kicked by these powerfull orellana carp.(i have not had my arsed kicked for a long time)i managed seven runs and banked two to mid 20s.but i must say they were the best looking and strongest commons i have ever caught they were like a slab of gold and still had the curtains in there mouth and had never been caught.
    i have fished all over europe (rainbow, morrocco,bulgaria,river ebro,belgium,france)banking carp upto 74lb.
    but when my eyes first set sights on the orellana i knew i had arrived at a very special place.
    the sun was shining,vultures flying in the air,fish crashing everywhere, and not another angler in sight.and the scenery is unbelievable.
    this lake is untouched and has so much potential of doing a seriously big fish and a big hit at the same time.craig has simply got a piece of MAGIC here and i can not wait to do a week or two next year fishing with him again.and to get one of these monsters out that lurk around in the orellana. cheers craig

    LEE GALIONE...........