Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Were back on the bank and into the new season after the summer break

Our first group of the season sees the return of John, Cliff and Mark - and what a hard week it was…..Temperatures in the upper thirties, little wind - the fish just didn’t want to feed, but they certainly showed themselves.

We literally had hundreds of fish topping in the area every day, and some were very big lumps. Cliff had 8 fish in total, 5 within six hours on the same rod. Then after a move to the mouth of the bay a couple of days later he had other 3 within two hours, again all on the same rod. In total he had 4 x 30lb plus fish, biggest a 37lb common, nothing like his 52lb Common last year, but he did have his first Orellana Mirror at 31lb.

So frustrating for Mark and John, seeing so many fish crashing over the baits but with only 1 run each, Johns on the first morning, and Marks on the last night. Well done to the lads for sticking it out.

Craig had a social session early September, just really checking out to see if the fish were showing and the features as the water level has dropped so much. They had several runs between them, mainly upper twenties with Craig and Philipe landing the largest fish of the session with these at 35lb and a 36.5lb for Philipe.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

It’s been a busy summer for us and we didn’t get time to update our blog, so heres a brief look at what some of our guests caught earlier on in the year.

Lee, Tom and Tony ventured over, the second trip for Lee. He turned up late as he went directly from Seville to Madrid to watch his team get thrashed by Madrid. The bad luck wasnt to change. The lads had this Common within the hour of casting out, however the Carp went into spawning mode and even with moving to the lower end of the lake, the fish just wouldnt feed. Probably one of the worst weeks we had.

Colin with his irst Barbel ever. He had plenty of action on the tip and float, bagging up with Carp and Barbel.

Dom and Malcolm travelled together but each had different targets. Mal was after runs and Dom was just after the bigger fish. To begin with, things were hard with an easterly wind, however things got better as the wind changed. Dom managed to land a PB Mirror at 43.5lb and a PB Common just under the 40 lb mark. Mal on the other hand was so chuffed with so many runs from fish well into the 20s, he actually wound in his rods at lunchtime one day, he had around 15 runs that morning.

Fly angler Andreas wanted a go at carp fishing so he visited us for 3 days. With a PB Carp of 8lb under his belt it wasn’t hard to beat. He took to it like a duck to water and hammered his PB several times with several 20lb plus fish and this 34lb Common.