2017

Hi Folks well it’s time for an update me thinks. ok ok as I am sure you have gathered by now sitting down writing updates for the website is not our strong point. Though I am glad to report that putting our clients onto the best carp fishing on Lake Orellana and supplying everything that is needed to see them safely in the net is still what we excel at. We are now using our facebook page to keep you up to date with catches and all of the news from the bank. From now on our Facebook page will be synched with this blog. Anyway here are some catches to feast your eyes on.

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Catch Carp SpainHi Folks, November has been a good month here in Extremadura as we expected.  Started the month with a 3 day session on Orellana, with water temperatures having finally cooled to a good level after the extremely hot summer we've had this year and with a nice warm westerly wind blowing things were looking good for the session.  On arrival at the swim I had chosen for the session, straight away I could see the fish were very active so was keen to get fishing as soon as possible.   Whilst I was setting up I was lucky enough to get a visit from one of the other inhabitants of the Orellana, a very playful otter who spent a good 5 minutes munching crayfish 15 yards out from where I was setting up.   Although I've seen otters on the Orellana and Sierra Brava before, it has always been at dusk or dawn and they've always been easily spooked.  This fella seemed to be just as interested in what I was doing as I was in him, and all this at 3 o'clock in the afternoon……
Catch Carp SpainAnyway, back to the fishing.  The session turned out to be a real cracker with runs galore, lost count by the end, but must have had up to 20 carp over the 3 days.   The only thing that was a little disappointing for the session was that the carp were moving in each evening in large shoals which contained a lot of fish in the mid 20's, if you can call that disappointing, but it was making it hard to get to the bigger fish.  Nevertheless, with some perseverance and a few different tactics, managed to get a couple of 30 plus carp on the bank and a cracking 41lb Orellana common, so all in all a top session to begin the month.  Catch Carp SpainFollowed this with another 3 day session on Orellana the following week, this turned out to be a much harder session as can often be the case. After taking a look at the weather forecast for the coming 3 days, decided on a swim where it requires boating all the gear out to.  

Big mistake, as Mr. Weatherman got it wrong again!  Turned out that the winds that had been forecast never arrived, or when they did, from the opposite direction.  Nevertheless, persevered and did manage to put 3 carp on the bank, all mid 20's.  Was also joined on the session for 1 night by my friend Alfredo who did a bit better than me and stuck a 33lb common on the bank.  Catch Carp SpainWell done mate.  Ended the month with a short 2 day session on Sierra Brava, turned out to be a cold couple of days with not many fish moving, but still managed, as is the norm on Sierra Brava, to have 5 runs, managed to lose 2 in the snags I was fishing tight up against, but did manage to put 3 of them on the bank. Couple of doubles and a 22lb common.  As I'm writing this, we've finally started to get some rain here in Extremadura, which in my opinion will be a good thing for the coming months' fishing, as the temperature is staying reasonably high.  As you may have noticed, we are running a 10% discount on all prices on the website at the moment, won't last forever so get booking for an unforgettable carp fishing experience here in Extremadura with Catch Carp Spain.  Until next month.