Hi Folks, it was with great pleasure that CCS welcomed back the lads from C.A.C.I. fishing club in Ireland. This time seven of the C.A.C.I. boys came across to Extremadura, with some in the group on their third trip in a year. As is always the case with the C.A.C.I. boys, an absolute blinding time was had on the bank. After the exceptional and unusually wet winter we’ve had here in Extremadura, there’s no point in bullshitting about it, conditions on the lake here have not been the easiest. Water levels are at a 20 year high, with Sierra Brava maintaining it’s max level for the last 6 weeks and Orellana also incredibly high with terribly coloured water. The lads split into two groups with the majority spending their time with us on Sierra Brava and the other two lads hitting Orellana. As it turned out, considering the conditions, some of the lads on Sierra Brava did really well. Not only was the lake full to capacity, but the previous 10 days before the lad’s arrival the sun had been shining, and with high temperatures this had led to the fish entering their pre-spawning mode. As was the case on his last trip, Gavin did exceptionally well and produced another 3 p.b. carp over the 10 days. Well done mate. This time Gavin also had young Carl his cousin with him for his first time fishing for specimen carp. As can often be the case with carp fishing, beginner’s luck struck again….. Carl’s first fish being a cracking 41lb Sierra Brava common and the biggest fish caught. Well done mate, but next time try not to snap the rod in the process! The other lads on Brava had a much harder time, with very little fish being caught between them, this was not due to any lack of effort on their part, the fish were just not moving into their swims. As for the two lads on Orellana, things were even more difficult, with not many fish being seen at all and water conditions being absolutely terrible. The boys stuck at it nevertheless and moved around the lake during the 10 days, but with no luck. CCS would also like to thank Craig from Extremafishing for all his help and assistance over the first quarter of the year. It’s been refreshing to have the two companies pulling together for the benefit of both company’s clients. As you can probably tell, it’s been another crazy winter here in Extremadura, with last year being the coldest in 40 years and this year the wettest in 20 years. Just like last year, after the hard start to the year, this year we’re expecting the rest of the year to produce some excellent fishing. Will keep you posted.