Hi Folks, and a Happy and Prosperous New Year to everyone from all at Catch Carp Spain. December has been a very quiet month for us here at CCS as we took the opportunity to have a holiday with friends and family, and a most enjoyable time was had. We actually only managed 2 days on the bank in the month of December which were spent with a good friend of Catch Carp Spain, Alfredo, in pursuit of Extremadura’s legendary Comizo Barbel, for those of you who do not know about this incredible fish, this is a barbel indigenous only to Spain, and in very limited areas within the country, that can grow to 40lb plus. This was the first time out to specifically target Comizo Barbel for CCS, and we’d like to thank Alfredo for showing us some of his secret areas which have been researched over many many years by him. Conditions weren’t the best as we still had not had much rain and temperatures were still warm for barbel fishing. Nevertheless, we gave it a good go over the 2 days, but unfortunately no luck. I myself lost one barbel and managed one small river carp, whilst Alfredo had bugger all luck this time out. Though since the start of the month when we were on the bank together, glad to report Alfredo has had another session and been lucky enough to bank both a 20lb and 17lb comizo barbel. Well done mate. Although Catch Carp Spain is primarily and foremost a Specimen Carp guiding company, we are going to be spending some time over the next few months fishing for these incredible fish. All things being well, this may be something that we will introduce for our clients next winter. Now back to the carp, December has been a really mild month here in Extremadura, with the wind coming out of the south and west more or less all month which has made for excellent fishing conditions. Although we’ve not been on the bank ourselves, we’ve had plenty of reports back from local anglers that it’s been fishing really well, with many large carp coming out during the month of December. Looking forward to getting back out in January as it seems we’re escaping the freezing weather you’re currently enjoying in the north of Europe. Will keep you updated as usual through the newsletter next month.