Choose life. Choose a lake. Choose a swim. Choose a bait. Choose a rig. Choose sleepless nights under the stars. Choose the nocturnal music of branches creaking in the wind, leaves whispering, and the eerie night-calls of owls and wildfowl. Choose bright moons shattered in the rippling surface of lakes, and purple skies at sunset perfectly mirrored. Choose silent mist-shrouded pools at dawn. Choose visions of white-flowering waterlilies turning green-gold in the half-light. Choose the flashing bronze flanks of carp, twisting below the surface, on the edge of visibility. Choose a heightened heart-rate. Choose an emotional rollercoaster. Choose the psychological assault-course of planning, watching, locating, preparing, casting and waiting. Choose the endless hours of strung-out anticipation. Choose the rush of striking, hooking, fighting, and landing (or losing) the fish. Choose to walk the tightrope between desperate failure and the adrenaline-inducing, life-enhancing triumphant high of success. Choose life. Choose obsession. Choose Carp Fishing.
"Greg Freestone, Carpspotting 2011"

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Birthday bash

Its that time of year when I need to get away and enjoy some sun and ice cold beers and some fishing, even though I have spent most of the year doing this my birthday was just another excuse to hit the might ebro river again.

I headed out with a mate and we had 4 nights fishing ahead of us - we met up with my mate nick that lives out in spain and he had a few other guys out fishing with him at the time so it was a nice small bunch of us and I couldn't wait to see what the river was going to produce

The sun started to rise and the sound of carp and cats boshing all over, this is a truly stunning place to wake up to and I really feel at home when ever I come out here.

Here is a few of the cats we all caught over the Two days

Paul with his PB cat 110lb

Dave with a 80lb+ cat

133lb lump

Andrew with his PB cat 133lb

Not a PB but couldn't let them have all the fun with the cats 60lb+
Now On To The Reason I Come Out Here
With me letting my mate have most of the cat runs I was just fishing for carp and I managed to get loads of runs from 20lb to a new Ebro PB hard fighting common of 31lb

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