Sunday, August 29, 2010

Chino got the fishing bug after last week’s social on the Orellana. He wanted to make the most of his week off and dragged Craig out in the scorching heat for a couple of 24 hr sessions. It was hard going during the day with temperatures in the 40´s but the fish were active. Between them they had nearly 30 runs, most being mid to upper 20´s and five 30lb plus fish.

The night time temperatures are starting to drop, soon well have better fishing weather for our guests that start arriving soon.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Craig and Chino managed to get in a short session on the Orellana, first time for over 2 months. The temperature has been hovering around 40 deg for July and August; however a couple of days of thunderstorms gave them the opportunity to get in a short session. They managed to catch the last day of the cooler weather, around 30 deg, and had 15 runs between them. Nothing huge with the fish averaging around 20lb, but great to get a bend in the rods.

Chinos landed the biggest fish of the 20 hour session, this 33lb Common.


Sunday, August 08, 2010

It’s usually time for us to chill out during the hot summer months; however this isn’t going to happen this year.

Extrema Fishing and the local Council are working together on a couple of projects.

Firstly we are setting up a ´Fishing School´ where we offer tuition in various types and levels of fishing. Early morning sessions are underway for local children from the ‘Casa de la Cultura’ summer school.

Extrema Fishing Spain and the local Ayuntamiento de Puebla de Alcocer would like to thank the ´European Fishing Tackle Trade Association´ and their members for their kind donations.

We received many donations of fishing equipment from the Valencia Exhibition in June, all will be put to good use and help us considerably in setting up the ´School´


Also the Local Council has employed Craig to operate a boat for the summer months. Not only will the boat offer short trips on the lakes for locals and visitors, but for persons with disabilities as it is wheelchair friendly.

Over the last 18 months Extrema Fishing put together a project that was presented, with the help of the local Mayor, to the Extremadura Government. The project contained relevant information so the Government could look into the possibility to provide a specially designed boat and/or platforms to allow suitable access for disabled persons to fish.

Although unsuitable for fishing, it is great that the government have provided this boat from the result of a project from a foreigner. We are sure that many people with limited mobility will enjoy a trip out on a boat as Marga did….