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Shore Fishing.
‘Luxemburg Roland’, fished an unusual method with some success from Mojacar Beach near the Red Cross Centre. He cast flies followed by a rapala for weight and added attraction and caught banded bream almost every cast. He also cau…



See photo of me with a small hake.

Shore Fishing.
‘Luxemburg Roland’, fished an unusual method with some success from Mojacar Beach near the Red Cross Centre. He cast flies followed by a rapala for weight and added attraction and caught banded bream almost every cast. He also caught a few Spanish mackerel and lost a big sea bass.

‘London Bill’ has been catching mainly Dorada from the rocks and beach of Garrucha. A short trip to Macenas saw him catch some palomete there.

Boat Fishing.
Me, ‘Blisters Steve’ and Andy who was on holiday and staying in Mojacar went out with ‘Orca Steve’ on what was a dodgy weather forecast. Strong winds from the West initially changing to the south west by lunchtime. We could have headed for the protection of Mojacar’s hills but we would have soon got blown back to Garrucha so we tried anchoring behind the harbour wall with little success in getting the anchor to hold.

We decided to head for the Repsol Garage and try anchoring in shallow water even though it was exceptionally windy. Would you believe within seconds of the anchor holding the westerly wind stopped and for three minutes there was total calm? Then up came a South South West wind from nowhere and we knew we would only have ten or fifteen minutes to find a nice hole we could through an anchor down and drift back out of it and up a south facing slope to give the anchor something to bite against. The plan worked for an hour until the wind got up too strong and we had to retire to the harbour earlier than usual.

We did catch a few fish including hake, pandoras, combers and mackerel.
See photo of me with a small hake.

Coarse Fishing.
‘Puentes Ray’ made a visit to Puentes Lake near Lorca and he tells me he’s still loving it .The weather was beautiful about 23c, blue skies and not a breath of wind. He fished the swim feeder in his normal spot .Water levels have dropped another foot and they will be back to where they were on his first visit in September 2012 very soon. Fishing was slow to start but picked up midmorning and then went off in the afternoon. Ray ended up with 6 carp, the biggest about 4lb and 2 small barbel but all in all a very pleasant day.

See photo of Ray (You’ve got to give him credit for his photographic initiative) and a typical Puentes carp
The ‘Rods and Reels’ match was held on the Eden Canal stretch of the River Segura in Murcia. As I wrote below in the Abbey report the river was up and running. It had risen even higher and was flowing even more strongly when they arrived. (Abbey’s match was the day before). However, on the day everybody caught fish, a first for this year I think, with one specimen being landed and one lost at the net.

Tony Price caught and landed a carp of 10.12lbs and Stan Roberts hooked and managed to get his to the net to find it was not big enough. His estimate of the fish was around 20lb (not a fisherman´s tale I hasten to add). Looks now like the only time to fish the river is when it is in flood maybe?

Top Rods on the day
1st Stan (The Man) Roberts fishing the pole using bread with 18lbs.
2nd Alan (The Chairman) Reid fishing the feeder using bread with 13.3/4lbs.
3rd Tony (The Flower Man) Price fishing the feeder using bread with 11.3/4lbs.

This week’s ‘Abbey Angling’ match was again on the Eden Canal. Perhaps now the weather seems to be improving they will soon be able to fish the other venues.

Terry paid a visit to the Murcia town water last Sunday and the water was just receding off the footpath which has left about four inches of silt on there. The flood water has now reached the Eden Canal with the excess water overflowing in to the old river bed. The water on the match length is controlled by sluice gate which regulates the flow but the water was still rising throughout the match and was running quite fast.

Although conditions are not good by any means most anglers caught fish.

1st Alan (The Chairman) Reid with 12.1/2lbsfishing the feeder using bread and corn
2nd Stan (The Man) Roberts with 11.3/4lbs fishing the pole feeder using maggot
3rd Andy (Web Man) Stevenson with 10.1/3lbs fishing the pole feeder using corn and maggot

All details are available on their website or from the Match Secretary Terry Screen on 965328368.

The Albox fishing club meets every two weeks or so at Bar Wassy. For details of the next meeting tel Sid 634 313 650.

Latest license information.

There is now a loophole for those wanting coarse fishing licenses for Andalucia who don’t have NIE documents or/and don’t want to do the 24 hour course in Spanish, see me for more details. The only loophole left for fishing the beaches and boats in Andalucia without an NIE document is to make a trip to Murcia.

I’m pleased to report the Beachcomber’s three web cams are working again and the other good news is they work on both 32 and 64 bit systems and on any browser so checkout Mojacar’s weather and Mediterranean Sea conditions here.

For up to date information on any of the above see John at the Beachcomber Bar Restaurant on Mojacar Playa or tel 950 473 099. In case of difficulty reaching me (Probably out fishing) ask staff for my mobile number. You can also contact me on Facebook @ ‘John Beachcomber Mojacar’.

Tight lines, Beachcomber John.

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