River in full spate

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River in full spate
FISHING CLUB: Carp-R-Us are currently in the middle of their Autumn 2021 series Photo credit: Carp-R-Us

CARP-R-US fished the eighth round of their Autumn 2021 series at Bigastro (Jacarilla) on the Rio Segura.

It was a close call whether to cancel the match and move elsewhere, as upon arrival the river was in full spate, just touching the bank and boiling along at an incredibly fast pace.

“We decided that the match would go ahead and, that in all likeliness, the river would  fall, which it did by about 300 millimetres during the five hours of the match,” explained Carp-R-Us secretary Steve Fell.

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Roy Dainty came out the winner with four carp (3.60 kilos) with Willy Moons second (2.23 kilos). Alan Smith (2.21 kilos) was third and Jackie Bresin, on a rare day away from the Pond, won his section with 1.76 kilos.

“It was also good to have maestro Dave Hutchinson back now that his wife Marleen has recovered from her joint replacement,” Steve said.

“However, like so many others, he struggled to catch, given the pace of the river. At least the sun came out.”


Further information about the club can be found on the www.carp-r-us.weebly.com website or on the Carp-R-Us Fishing Costa Blanca Facebook page.

Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.

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