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SOLTIMES AUGUST 2010
Angling News with Beachcomber John
The shallow Murcia lake is still not fishing well - a recent ‘Rods & Reels’ club match had the winner with only 9k of fish, a poor do. ‘Baza Barry’ also fished the lake and wished he hadn’t made the long journey. He said he was fed up with fishing Negratin as it was too easy! And says the rivers are not producing much and certainly not worth paying for a day ticket. Barry is off to fish the Bolera lake near Pozo Alcon next, although not as prolific as Negratin there are bigger fish to be had. The Lorca lake is still fishing well with big bags of Mirror Carp coming out. During spawning double figure mirrors were seen so those fish really have put on some weight after being introduced only a few years ago at 1lb. Maybe some bigger stock fish were also introduced as even though well fed fish could put on 5lbs a year I doubt there is that much natural food there. I know of a Moroccan mirror carp that put on 13lbs one year. (This weight gain may have included spawn). Argos lake is also fishing well with big bags coming out. ‘Kote’ and his father have been having more success on the Almendra lake where they caught 15 decent carp to about 7lbs on sweetcorn. Fish were gulping air from the surface of the lake so oxygen must be in short supply. That brings me to the Cuevas canal where I suppose the authorities will soon allow big carp to die like they did last year. It wouldn’t be a big job to net the water and move the fish back into
the lake from where they came. Has anyone heard any more about the boating and fishing lake that we are all waiting for with bated breath? (Should baited breath eh?) Mick ‘Shylock’ - one of the Grumpy Old Men of Los Gallardos - fished a mark north of Villaricos. He had 7 painted combers, 2 doradas, one weighing 1.5lb, and a white bream. See photo of Mick with his dorada dinner. ‘Kenolo’ and two mates - Craig and George - fished with ‘Captain Roly’. The day started calm but it wasn’t long before the sea became rough and Ken’s friends had to go back in because of sickness. They all caught and Ken says his theory of soaking his raw prawns in pilchard oil overnight worked as no sooner did his weight hit bottom he got bites. Roly took four friends out today but again waves became uncomfortable and the two young guns decided they would rather go in a little early. They caught a few fish though, a scabbard fish, some scad, pickerel, combers and pandoras. ‘London Bill’ fished the Garrucha rocks for a change and had some nice doradas. He says Macenas is still fishing well as can be seen by the amount of rods on the beach, word has got out how many fish he and some Spanish lads have been having there. A massive meagre has been caught from the shore. I estimate the fish weighed 50 or 60lbs and is proof of what we could be catching from our
own shoreline. They grow to 110lbs and what I think are most likely to blame for smashing up our rigs and biting through 2.o hooks, from the shore and boat. Checkout Mojacar’s weather and sea conditions here on the Beachcomber’s webcam: www.almeriafreeads.com/ webcam For further information on any of the above or to find out about beach, boat or coarse fishing licenses, see me at the Beachcomber Bar Restaurant on Mojacar Playa or call 950 473 099. In case of difficulty reaching me (probably out fishing) ask staff for my mobile number. Tight Lines, Beachcomber John
Wednesday 18th July and only a few Our winner with 35 points John Park, mad enough to play in the heat. Our second with 32 points Lilly Pepper and winner with 37 points Geoff Bridgman, third with 30 points Yvonne Bridgman. second with 32 points Sheila Picken Ball sweep winner : Lilly Pepper - I and third with 32 points Lilly Pepper. No think Lilly is a sunshine golfer! ball sweep winners. Dates for your diary… Sunday 22nd July at Cortijo Grande and We have a great deal at Playa Serena the same few members braved the sun. Golf and it is so good we cannot miss the
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