Hi folks, May was a good month here in Extremadura with C.C.S., lots of fish on the bank and new p.bs for most of our clients. We started the month with father and son Frank and Reggie coming up from the Costa Del Sol to join us for a couple of days on the bank. Though the fishing was hard, we had 3 runs and put 1 fish on the bank. Unfortunately for Reggie he lost 2 good fish but his dad came good and landed a nice double. To be fair to Reggie, it was his first time fishing here and he came with reels loaded with 15lb line which he soon found out is not really up to the job of tackling the wild carp in Orellana. After this Craig and I took the opportunity to get in some fishing on Orellana. Right from the start of the session we were into the fish, catching plenty from 20 to 30 lbs. After 2 days on the bank we got a call from a couple of lads who had come up on the off chance of getting a day’s fishing in, so it was off up the road to grab the lads and some tackle for them, then back down to the bank with Jay and Gareth. They could only manage a 12 hour session but nevertheless had 3 or 4 runs and put a couple of doubles on the bank. Good going lads. The next day the same thing happened, with Lorenzo and Sebastian coming up from Seville for a 24 hour session with us. Over the 24 hours they had 9 runs and managed to put 5 or 6 on the bank all over 20lb with them both getting new p.bs. Well done lads. The next week I was giving Craig a hand with a camera crew who came out to make a film on Orellana. As luck would have it, for the first time really this year, the sun came out and the temperature and air pressure rocketed, making for crap fishing: bloody typical. Near the end of May the first ever World Carp Classic qualifier for Spain was to be held on Orellana with C.C.S. and Craig at Extremafishing both entering teams and, as you would expect, there was a good bit of healthy rivalry going on between us. The C.C.S. team would be my self and Stu with Craig and Chino fishing for Extremafishing. The draw was not kind to either of us, with Craig and Chino getting a right shocker and team C.C.S. getting an area we had never fished before. Turned out the swim we had had no features at all to fish to.