Hi Folks, sorry for being a bit late this month with the news update, but things have been rather hectic here. January turned out to be a bit of a mental month. The start of the month saw myself and Craig head out for some barbel fishing as the weather was looking non-conducive to good carp fishing. The first day turned out to have nothing to do with fishing and everything to do with us having our own little Top Gear special. The weather was hideous, lashing down with rain and the roads to the lakes being washed away in some places. Over the day I think we tried to get to swims on 3 different lakes with bugger all success, but having a great laugh trying, with both 4 x 4’s getting a proper work out. Ended up bivvied up on the edge of one lake late at night without fishing as we were both knackered and needed a drink. During the night the lake we were at, to give you an idea of how much water had fallen during the day, came up a metre and went back down again in the space of 8 hours. Next day we set out for a lake where there was very little water entering the lake, however, conditions were still horrendous with high wind and lots of rain, nevertheless persevered for a couple of days with little success. Did manage one small barbel of approximately 7lb, I say approximately as did not weigh it or take a picture as it was pissing down….. Craig was also having bugger all luck, the only thing that seemed to be interested in his bait were the pain in the arse channel cats that also reside in this lake. Glad to say that the next 2 short sessions that Craig and I had in January were more productive. Both of these sessions were on Sierra Brava, with the first one a 3 day session which produced lots of runs and myself having at least 15 carp up to 30lb. Craig also had a good session getting into double figures for carp also. The next session was only a day and a half as the weather turned bad again, but still managed to put fish on the bank with the best being a cracking 37lb common. Not bad considering the crappy conditions. Looking forward to better conditions in February as things are busy here at Catch Carp Spain for the month. Will let you know as usual via the newsletter how ourselves and our clients get on.