As Spain’s moves towards the ‘new normal’ and what that might entail, Carp-R-Us has given an update on what has been happening in the world of fishing and how things have impacted on the Torrevieja club.
AS with all things, the complete lockdown March 14 brought to an abrupt halt the club’s match calendar for the year.
Spokesman Steve Fell said: “We also had to cancel our monthly club meetings and postpone a couple of social events we had planned.
“Gradually, as the lockdown was relaxed we were able to start thinking about when we could start fishing again, initially on a non-competitive basis.”
It was while making these plans the club discovered that fishing is not considered a sport and falls in with hunting, which gave Carp-R-Us “a whole new timescale.”
Steve added: “However, thanks to a lot of lobbying by various groups, we finally managed to get out on the bank again in late May.”
The club, along with another in the Torrevieja area, spent several days getting venues fishable again and Steve would like to thank all those who turned up to help.
“The club committee also worked on a series of guidelines to keep members safe and healthy and ensure regulations are met when they are out, these will be further revised once matches can start, which we hope will be once we are in Phase 3 although we will not be able to visit some of our venues until Phase 3 is finished.”