Sunday, January 20, 2013

Winter fishing in Extremadura.

 We have had our first social session of the year, a couple of days at Sierra Brava in January with fellow guide Jake from Sierra Brava Dreams.

On arrival at Brava, we had a quick look around and decided to fish the pegs we fished in December. Getting there was easier said than done, the ground was boggy and soft, the tracks soon turned to deep mud under the weight of our vehicles. We had a good laugh getting there, skating and sliding about in our 4x4's, we even had to tow each other out a couple of times, but we eventually got to the swims.

The weather conditions were quite good; a stiff westerly with rain on the first morning and clear skies the second day, however the wind did get up quite strong and it was a little hard presenting rigs perfectly.

But never the less, I was soon into the fish, my first of the year a 26lb 4oz Mirror. I also had commons of 28lb 4oz, 23lb 8oz, one around 19lb and a couple of mid-teens, all taken on Vitalbaits boilies.

26lb 4oz Brava mirror

28lb 4oz Common
Next week I am fishing another venue for the second time with Spanish friends.. I fished it last March for a couple of days and blanked. We had easterlies then and only 1 carp was landed in the competition, this week’s forecast is strong westerly winds but cold, so hopefully this time I will land my first fish from the lake. Good luck to all those other anglers out there braving the cold….