Hi Folks, sorry for the news update being a bit late this month but it’s been a busy time here at Catch Carp Spain. We’ve been eagerly awaiting the arrival of this month as it means the end of the long hot summer and the start of 9 months of the best fishing here in Extremadura. September began with a bang, with on my first short 3 day session on the Orellana managing to bag a fish every day, with the best of these being an absolute cracking 47lb Orellana Common, one of the classic long, hard fighting, fin perfect examples that the Orellana is famous for. Following this I had a couple of mates up from the coast for a social 3 day session on the Orellana. Good time was had by all with plenty of catching up being done, a few drinks had on the bank, and also myself managing to stick another couple of Orellana commons on the bank, the best of these being 34lb. Then it was a pleasure to have back for the second time this year some of the lads from the C.A.C.I club in Ireland. Deco, Gavin and Jordy who were here in March were also joined this trip for his first visit to Extremadura by Lewie. We started the lads on the Orellana as it had been fishing very well, but as luck would have it for the Irish, for the first time in 7 or 8 eight weeks the wind started to blow constantly from the east, which made fishing extremely difficult. We did give it a good go, but the fish were obviously being pushed out to the deeper water with the wind conditions. Conditions were to change later in the week, with the wind coming back out of the west, but as it was Lewie’s first trip here and he had not fished Sierra Brava, it was decided not to risk the weather forecast being wrong and head to Brava instead, where no matter what the wind conditions, I was reasonably confident of putting the lads on to fish. This turned out to be the case but not without it’s problems. As is becoming the norm at Sierra Brava, there are a lot of competitions taking place at weekends and where we originally set up on Brava turned out to be right on the edge of where a competition was due to take place the coming weekend. With my knowledge of the water and how the fish behave during these competitions, I decided that the best idea was to move to the opposite bank from where the competition was to take place as I was sure with the extra noise and pressure on the water the fish would make their way over there.