Wednesday, February 21, 2007

30 thirties in 30 nights from the Ebro

Stephen Buss and friends took on the mighty Ebro for a 30 day stint and had a session not to be forgotten....

"still keen from last years efforts it looked like January was to be the only opportunity for my own carp fishing this year, so I took it. Thirty nights from 27th December camped quietly on the banks of the River Ebro in Spain, hidden dark to all bar boat. This time the weather conditions were more than against me but lady luck sat firm on my shoulder. The water level rarely consistent, the long misty days turned to cold clear nights with a freezing wind and the odd sunny spell from the warmth and glow of my BBQ was a welcome one at that.

During this time I saw just over 200 takes with 176 carp on the bank, not a bad effort considering and one step further in understanding the shoal movements here on the river, based on water levels and weather conditions but more importantly their feeding patterns. From the 176 fish on the bank 61 were pasties or fish less than 20lbs! 37 were 20lb+, 48 were 25lbs+, 22 were 30lb+, 6 were 35lb+ and 2 low 40’s all graced my net."
Stephen´s pebble rig

Franklin lands a common carp of 23kg (50.4Lbs) Orellana Spain

Dave Franklin landed yet another monster from the depths of Orellana with this 50lb 4oz common carp, according to Dave it has never been caught before, just imagine that 50 and a virgin....poor thing.

And just before Christmas Dave had this fine specimen of 37.4 Lbs. Good work Dave.

COMING SOON..... for an exclusive Catsncarp article on Moroccos big Carp scene.

I am just back from a hectic 4 day tour of Morocco, I found some fish, some big fish and an untouched water that could just contain a new world record..... Watch this space.

thanks to: Fat Angling Tours

Saturday, February 03, 2007

DAVID MILLER a superb wildlife artist

I stumbled across a beautiful painting of some feeding Carp the other day so I dug a little deeper and came across the website of David Miller.
A picture tells a 1000 words as they say and a painting might just do it a little bit better.

Have a look at some of these:

Born in Oldham, Lancashire in 1966, David Miller now lives and works in the heart of the West Wales countryside, in a wooded valley near the Taf and Towy estuaries with the dramatic Pembrokeshire coastline on his doorstep.

He paints mostly British wildlife, usually in oils, preferring to return again and again to subjects he knows well, travelling widely to gather reference and inspiration for his work.

David is perhaps best known for his underwater studies of game and coarse fish, inspired by a lifetime passion for angling and by many hours spent snorkeling and diving in rivers, lakes and gravel pits.

This knowledge and understanding of his subject is clearly reflected in his work and has led to him becoming perhaps the best known and well-regarded fish artist in the country. Internationally, his larger fish paintings now hang in London, Tokyo and New York boardrooms.

If you would like to find out more about this superb artist please visit his web site. David Miller

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