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‘London Bill’ fished Macenas rocks and had a few small sea bass using a small silver spoon. He says his Spanish mates are still catching some good fish from marks in Villaricos. I heard from a Villaricos angler an 8lb Palomete was caught spinning at the river mouth south of Villaricos. ‘Pugwash Pete’ tried to get out one day but as usual, at the moment, he was soon beaten back into the marina by strong winds. (Got to get up earlier boys) ‘Capitano Brian Cuba’ and his partner ‘Admiral Phil’ had a really good day out with well over 50 fish being caught. One of the guys got into a VERY large 'something', it fought like mad and really bent a 30lb rod then it took the hook and trace, sad it was interesting. (My money’s on a conger) ‘Farmer Rory’, ‘Grandad Alan’ and ‘Grandson Daniel’ caught pouting, pandoras and combers, hake, bogues and a nice red snapper. ‘40 watts’, ‘Little Ken’ and ‘Queeg’ (I think his nickname is spelt!) of the ‘Grumpy Old Men of Los

Gallardos’ fished a lake north of Lake Negratin near Baza. They caught a lot of fish just below the Sierras and had carp to 4lbs. ‘Baza Barry’ continues to fish Lake Negratin and says as the water warms he is catching more and bigger fish, this week he caught carp to 6lbs. The Rods and Reels venue again, for this week’s match was the Embalse de Argos at Calasparra. The water level is still very high, and could still be rising, not allowing us to use all the old pegs. The fishing again, as last week, was poor in terms of the amount of anglers catching decent weights. Still, at this time of the year, the pegs that are producing are the deep water pegs at the far end, close to the point. Also the water is very clear with no algae colouring the water. The weather had vastly improved with the sun out most of the day. 1st Ian (Irish Wizard) Dalzell fishing the pole using tares with 52lbs. 2nd Lenny (Ex Cultural Attaché) Bolton fishing the pole using paste with 51.5lbs. 3rd Mick (The Arsenal) Hill fishing the pole using paste with 49.5lbs. This week’s Abbey Angling match was fished on the River Segura. The water was still a grey clay colour and was pushing through very fast with all types of debris, reeds, bottles etc. I am not sure where all the extra water is coming from at present, it is a possibility they are running excess water off the reservoirs to get the levels

Market Days Mon: Antas - Berja - Huércal Overa Tues: Albox - Cuevas del Almanzora - Los Gallardos Wed: Bédar - Lubrín - Mojácar - Velez Blanco Thur: Carboneras - Cuevas del Almanzora - Olula del Río - Sorbas Fri: Garrucha - Turre - Zurgena Sat: Aguilas - Arboleas - Tijola - Velez Rubio - Vera Sun: Purias - Villaricos Summer: Garrucha Promenade (Nightly) - San Juan de los Terreros (Sunday)

Markets & Rastros Wed: Malibu (formerley Mariela’s) Mojacar Playa - Craft Fair ... 9am - 1pm Wed: Camping Los Gallardos NOW EVERY WEDNESDAY ... 9am Wed: La Cumbre Restaurant, Los Gallardos ... 9am - 1pm Wed: Mercamundo, El Real, Antas ... 10am - 3pm Sat: Indalo Centre, opposite Red Cross, Mojacar Playa ... 9am - 2pm Sat: Bar International, Arboleas-Albox Road, Albox ... (am) Sat: Sopalmo ... 10 am - 4 pm Sun: Multiple Use Centre (Artisan Centre) Mojácar Fuente ... (am) Sun: (first Sunday of month) La Montaña Farmers’ Market ... 12pm Sun: (second Sunday of month) Bédar ... 9am (not August) Sun: (second Sunday of month) Mercamundo, El Real, Antas ... 10am - 3pm Sun: (second Sunday of month) Velez Rubio, on Industrial Estate

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down before the coming winter’s rain as at present all the reservoirs are brim full. Fishing was again patchy with the top three anglers as follows: 1st Stan (The Man) Roberts with 25.5lbs on the pole, pellet and maggot. 2nd Lenny (Ex Cultural Attaché) Bolton with 23lbs on the pole and maggot. 3rd Mike (The Arsenal) Hill with 18.5lbs on pole, feeder and corn, Mike at the moment has found his form and is making the best of it. All details are available from the Match Secretary Terry Screen on 965 328 368. Anglers Together was formed to introduce and encourage anglers of all abilities to meet up and get together to fish, either sea or freshwater. Firm friendships have been formed during the time the group has been active and information on fishing venues and licenses required are available at the meetings or by regular emailed newsletters. Anyone with an interest in fishing (sea or freshwater) is welcome to come along to a meeting to see what we’re about. The next meeting is on Saturday 9th of July at 12 o’clock at The New Royal Bar and Restaurant, El Alamillo, opposite the sea-front between Isla Plana and the Port. (Mazzaron) The Albox Fishing Club meets every two weeks on a Wednesday, check out when the next meeting is, at the Azafran Bar. Checkout Mojacar’s weather and sea conditions here on the Beachcomber webcam. www.almeriafreeads.com/webcam You must first download the latest version from www.java.com to see it. For further information on any of the above or to find out about

Me with a comber, note the swim bladder sticking out of its mouth. A quick prick with the point of a hook bursts this and allows the fish to swim away in most cases. beach, boat or coarse fishing licenses, see John at the Beachcomber Bar Restaurant on Mojacar Playa or tel 950 473 099. In case of difficulty reaching me (probably out fishing) ask staff for my mobile number. See more about the Beachcomber at: www.beachcomberrestaurant.com

Mojacar Local Buses

1st Jun to 30th Sep

Buses run every half hour from Puerta Marina to Marina de la Torre, with detours to Mojácar village. First bus: (from Puerto Marina) 08.55 Last bus: (from Puerto Marina) 23.25 Last bus: (from Village - goes to Marina de la Torre) 23.45 Service is less frequent 2 pm to 4 pm. Special dates such as Easter, Major Fiestas, etc., times subject to extensions.

This information is as supplied by the Tourist Office. The Advertiser is not responsible for its accuracy.

Bowling Clubs Almería Bowling Club: Jim Pike: Tlf: 950 398 803 Indalo Bowling Club: Toni Watts: Tlf: 950 468 165 Cabrera Lawn Bowling Club: Doreen Sands: Tlf: 950 064 791/690 006 681 Information on Nationals: Bryan Redington: Tlf: 950 478 604

Golf Clubs & Societies Aguilon Golf Members: Les Raufer: Tlf: 636 938 404 or 634 641 199 Almería Golf League: Les Raufer: Tlf: 950 619 273 or 634 641 199 Badgers Golf Society: Keith Bradley: Tlf: 950 478 525 or 607 305 339 Boxers Golf Society: Tlf:607 675 318 or forums section of www. Arboleas.co.uk Cortijo Grande Golf Club: Mike Picken: Tlf: 950 475 509 Forum Golf Society: Phil Elam: Tlf: 666 847 840 or philjelam@yahoo.co.uk website: www.forumgolfsociety.webs.com Marina Members Golf Club: Bob Tink: 950 472 551 Media Golf Society: Carol or Trevor: Tlf: 950 461 077 or 671 971 410 Valle del Este Golf Society: Alan Townsend: Tlf: 690 090 982

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