5th -12th June
After a tough couple of years it was so nice to see Julie and Chris back for their third trip. After travelling all day we decided to take it easy (well Chris was ordered to!!!) and wait till 6pm and have a few hours down the garden. With Chris pacing up and down raring to go we set up 2 cat rods, half hour in and Chris is doing battle with a zoo creature!!!! good 15 min battle and what or who should appear……..bloody “Lumpy” at 86lb.
Chris had a couple more smaller fish before dinner and some sleep. Next day we went off to the “Fig Tree”. They had never seen this part of the river before, so as me and Chris set up Julie went for one of her walks…..we caught a small cat but where was Julie???? we packed up looked for her over by the Nature reserve not there!! in the village nope!! tad worried we went back home and there she was reading a book lol!!! now most people moan about walking to the car!!! Julie walked all the way back to the house taking in the sights!!!! well done you. After lunch and a rest we popped down the garden for the evening, Chris baiting the rods me casting out, rod 1 out i turned round for the 2nd when rod 1 was away!!! quick start then……this was literally the start as the rods just didn’t stop! all great scraps 7 fish in just 2 and a bit hours, including 2×80’s a 70 (which was grabbed on the way in!!!!) and 4 smaller ones.
This fish was grabbed by the back of the head on the way in!!!!!
Next day and a day away from the river, off to see what Mequinenza is all about. Quick look around and a coffee and a mystery tour over the mountains of Fayon back home stopping off for a lovely meal in Riba Roja. Siesta time over with, I set Chris up at the garden but left Julie in charge as i had to nip to the shops…..gone no more than half hour!! (honest) i returned to find all hell had broken loose. Chris in a panic!! Julie up a tree!!! one of my prized rods bent double, “Where have you been”!!!! they both shouted!!!!!!! I helped Julie out the tree then on to sorting out Chris in landing……. Bloody “Lumpy” again 6 times we have banked him this year!!!! After all had calmed down we put the rods out again, half hour passes and nearly time to wrap it up and one of the rods was doubling over again…..Not Another One!! came from Julie ha ha ha it was another great scrap but i think we had all had enough of cats by then so time to pack up. We took it easy from then on, more touristy things which was nice even visiting the castle here at Miravet.
Time had flown by and it was soon time to say our goodbyes, fantastic company, very leisurely fishing with plenty of drama and fish…… a really great trip had by all.
Until next time Paul