I have approximately four weeks available for May and June, so if you are looking for an adventure holiday, browse through this website for more details. On the Make Contact page is an availability calender. Decide on dates, and get in touch. All of my March clients had great results, and all have, or are planning to re book. That alone is testament to the fact that they had a great holiday, they left very content, and the lure of the big fish in Sierra Brava is what brings them back. A holiday with me is not just about the size of the fish though. I am with you every step of the way, from start to finish, and apart from the professional guiding, I cook great food, I provide great equipment, and my dog Flash will keep you amused during your stay. Add to that the scenery, sunsets, wildlife, and atmosphere of the big public water, and you have all the ingredients needed for a memorable experience.
My latest trio of clients left this morning after a terrific week’s fishing at Sierra Brava. The Gowar family made the journey from Liverpool, after group leader Neil, booked the holiday last November. A loyal follower of my blog, since 2009, and after a couple of disappointing Ebro trips, the Gowar family arrived on Wednesday evening, hoping for a holiday to remember.
Opting to hire a car after touching down at Madrid airport, the family arrived on cue, shortly after 8pm, with Ian at the helm, and a sat nav guiding them to my base. Dinner was cooked, a few beers were sunk, and a quick visit to a local bar, to sample the Amstel lager, was obviously the best way to end the day, before we got our heads down for the morning departure.
After last week’s results I knew where I was hoping to take the guys, and I smiled with a huge grin – the same swim was free! As a guide you need to know your lake, but when you know the fish are holding up, you would be daft not to fish the same area. The conditions were more in our favour too, and as we climbed out of my vehicle, carp were literally everywhere, right in front of us! You could not ask for more!
The tactics were the same as last week and the Gowar family used 40kg of Banana GLM boilies, 22kg of Hemp and Halibut, 30kg of maize and tigers, and maize flour to bulk up the spomb mix. Not really familiar with spombing, I taught them how to hit the clip, teaching each angler where they were going wrong with their casting technique, and by the end of the week, each member of the Gowar family had got the hang of basic casting skills, all looking extremely comfortable. Quite often the slightest problem can be the cause of a bad cast, and I pride myself on teaching clients to use the rod, time their casts, and improve their technique.
44 well-earned carp were caught by the Liverpudlian group, and only eight fish were lost. When the conditions were in our favour, ten carp were caught during the day and the action was fast and furious. It also gave me a chance to observe the anglers as they played their catch, which in the hours of daylight, is always a more pleasurable experience for the angler concerned.
Roy caught the biggest carp of the week with a new PB common weighing 36lb 2oz, and Scouse G took ‘Top-Rod’ spot with seventeen carp to his name. He was ounces of a PB mirror and happily got his sought after 30lb’er this morning. Neil went home with more confidence under his belt and a new PB common, and the Gowar’s are set to return for another week in November – I can’t wait!
My next clients arrive on Sunday – lets see if we can have another great week on the banks of Sierra Brava.
Jake and Flash.Go to client gallery to see the Liverpool lads fine captures.
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