Hi Folks, it’s been another difficult month here in Extremadura, with the cold conditions persisting throughout the month which has kept the bigger fish from coming on to the feed. Having said that, as my wrist finally healed, managed to get a 4 day session on Sierra Brava. Not having fished for 6 weeks due to my wrist, it was great just to get on the bank again. Wasn’t expecting much from this session as temperatures were dropping as low as minus 3C at night. Despite this, the sun was coming out occasionally and things were warming up when this happened. First couple of days were pretty hard going with only a few fish being caught and the biggest only 12lb.However, on the third day, after changing my baiting tactics, and fishing very small popups on the hook, things started to improve. Managed a couple of fish up to 18lb and the day was starting to get warmer. That afternoon, a couple of hours before sunset, the left hand rod which was placed tight up against a snag went off. As soon as I picked the rod up I knew it was something big and after 10 minutes I was well chuffed to have a 49lb Sierra Brava Royal Mirror sitting in the net. The last day produced a few more fish, the biggest being a 22lb common, so all in all, a cracking first session of the year for Catch Carp Spain.