Hi Folks, well what a strange month it’s been with weather more like the middle of August than October. It’s usually the case in October that we have westerly winds with good low pressure fronts coming off the Atlantic... not this year, bugger all wind and not a cloud in the sky for most of the month making for some tough conditions .We started the month with Dave and Kev from Essex both lads have done a lot of angling abroad, the pair are good anglers and are a great laugh to spend time on the bank with. Well the weather was crap but we still got into the fish with a fish a day coming out even with the poor conditions, though we never got into any monsters we still had carp up to 37lb.
The next group we had out were the Italian lads Memo and Luca. Memo had been here earlier in the year to see for himself what all the talk was about and loved it straight away. Memo is part of the Rod Hutchinson team in Italy and has fished all over the world for carp. The weather had not got any better for them but we stuck at it and managed to get some cracking carp in the net though the lads only had 5 fish two of them were what Orellana is all about, incredibly hard fighting fish in stunning conditions. Memo was over the moon to get a new common pb for him which took the scales up to 52lb, he then followed that up with another common of 41lb and finished with one at 34lbs, nice fishing mate! Luca also came to the party with a 31lb and a 24lb fish, both the lads were a great fun to be with as usual and can’t wait to get on the bank with them again next year.
Just to add to the great fishing we were graced with a meteor shower from the constellation Orion. The clear, unpolluted night sky here allows stargazers a unique opportunity to witness the marvels of the cosmos. At one period just before dawn there were 4 meteors giving off spectacular reds, greens, blues and other colours of the spectrum as they entered earth’s atmosphere. It’s hard to think these 'Orionids' are leftovers from Halley’s comet and most are no bigger than a grain of sand!
If you are into a bit of Ornithology, stargazing, weather watching and of course quality carp fishing then you are on the right site.
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