Wednesday, February 01, 2017


New Barbel packages for 2017

There is a lot of interest in Barbel fishing and a fair few anglers booking with us, so over the last month or so we have been putting ideas together for new Barbel packages.
The new packages, at hand picked locations, will offer fishing at productive venues where we relocate with you and fishing is within a few minutes drive from the 'casa rural' accommodation. 

 There are not many swims where we can target the Barbel on lakes here, especially on traditional 'tip tactics' rather than the overpowering 'carp' set up, so we have designed our new packages based around this. 

To sum it up, we locate to a venue suitable for your requirements and depending on lake conditions, accommodation is only minutes away from swims, and whats more you can mix venues, 3 days on one venue and relocate during the day to another or even try the fantastic River section.

We will still have the normal package available based in our village with a varied selection of venues to fish, including the Orellana, all within 45 mins drive. 

Still a lot of work to be done, however we should have everything organised in a couple of weeks. 





Ellis Brazier was over mid November for 3 days with us, here is his article from Carp Talk





Monday, November 21, 2016

Ellis is back again.

Ellis Brazier has been back again, last time he was here doing an article , 24hrs Bog n Baz for Carp World. This time he was with friend Wesley for a short 3 day trip.


The full moon was out, an easterly breeze and freezing temperatures overnight had hit us so we decided to fish another lake that is not hardly fished by carp anglers. The  Orellana would be slow with these conditions. 

With only 3 days fishing we decided to tackle a hard area looking for a lump, but next morning after a quiet night they decided to move and hit the feeding area.
After moving 6 km through the private finca, with the only living things around us other than Vultures and birds of prey, being  Wild Boar and Deer, we set up and Wesley was first into a fish. His alarms went from silent to a full on scream and as he picked his rod up it immediate flattened and he pulled out.

After that he and Ellis went onto small baits and fished over bags, there was a lot of fish in the area. 

I woke at around 4.30 am seeing Ellis leaning into a fish. He had only just cast his 3 rods out and hit the sack when the first one went off.  After around 45 mins the other 2 rods had screamed off and  he hit the sack again, exhausted, this time with all rods leaning against the bivvy, he had had enough.

The last night he stepped up the bait size and it was Wesley's turn to have over a dozen runs, between them they had around 40 runs, nothing massive but great fun under the conditions. 


Ellis had a bonus double figure Barbel under his belt, and then he armed himself with my FLY rod, yes FLY. Whilst packing up he spent an hour or so stalking for carp, the first hit he had pulled as it screamed down the bay, the next cleaned him off. 



They are so much impressed with the fishing in the area that Ellis is already planning another trip in the next month for predators and fly fishing for Carp and Barbel. Wesley cant wait for a pass to get over to have a go at the Orellana. 

See you soon boys

Sunday, November 13, 2016

London lads back again



The London lads were back again, not great conditions as light easterlies we set in but they stuck at it. Nothing massive, but Lee managed to loose another big fish.


















As the wind changed to westerlies I managed to get a couple of days in myself, unfortunately it brought the cold and temperatures plummeted.  





Saturday, November 05, 2016


The Dutch have been back again, between them they had over 55 runs, unfortunately they didn't have anything huge, Erwin lost a good fish.

They landed five 40lb plus fish to 45lb, not really what they are used to getting here. 

Here's a couple of photos, we are not posting many photos as they have background in them, they just cant get their heads round the problem we have with posting this type of pictures.







On arrival, straight into the bar for a drink with their friend Jorge the Driver

The shuttle taxi drivers do some mileage.
A top of of groceries



Thursday, September 22, 2016

its been a while


Its been a long time since an update, we have bean really busy on the Predator side and a well deserved summer break. Unfortunately during this time, the external hard drive managed to eat everything and we were left with very few pictures, then would you believe it the PC threw a wobbler and lost everything on that too. 

I haven't managed much Carp fishing, but this an Orellana Carp of well over 35lb I took on lure from a Belly boat. Check out a bit of the fight on the following video.





Ian and Gaz were over, bringing their cheap wine with them. As always a great laugh and they even managed to catch some fish too 



Check out Ian's article













We have been quiet on the carp fishing side of things this year, we have been fairly busy with predator anglers, it's really picking up.
Andy and gang we over the beginning of May, some great lads and good anglers too, they are used to large waters, Andy has even even banked a respectable 71lb'er from Salagou.
From the start things were bad and they got worse for them, firstly they had baking hot temperature of 30 degrees plus with and easterly breeze then temperatures plummeted to around 15degs in the days and it pee'd it down. A couple of fish were taken when the front hit, but they just didn't get their heads down. They did manage several fish to 30lb, but nothing to write home about. What a great set of lads, although they had a hard time with the weather, (worst temp and rain for 40 years in May) they will be back.
Within days the temperature was back to normal for May and I knew the fish were going to get on it so, with the unused particle we had, Justo and I decided to take advantage of the last time we can comfortably fish from the bank and do a couple of day sessions pasty bashing.

Pasty bashing area Orellana.
We were on the bank Monday, 3 days after the lads left and we got straight into the fish, what a nightmare for the lads missing out because of the mental weather.
Justo has never done serious carp fishing so I am showing him the ropes so to say. We were straight into the fish, never managing to get a 3rd rod out. A lot of hard fighting pasties, but great fun. Over the last 2 days we managed over 40 runs between us, a PB for Justo at 45lb and my biggest at 35lb.







The Dutch Lads