Sunday, 10 June 2012

Spanish siesta..then a little Bream fiesta

Spain was my destination over the past two weeks on a family holiday to Benal Madena in the Costa del Sol. Here's a quick run down without boring you with all the details. Weather was hot from 26  rising to 32 deg C during our stay. Saw lots of fish around the Marina, from these mullet below that were up to about 3 or 4lb I'd guess. No fishing in the marina of course  although I saw a chap with what looked like 2 or 3 beach casters fishing off the outer harbour wall into the open sea. 

On our dolphin spotting trip we were allowed to troll for mackerel and tuna on the journey out unfortunately we blanked  All the luck must have being used up for the dolphin spotting as we were treated to a brilliant display from a friendly pod of four bottle nose dolphins that came right up to the yacht to within touching distance at one stage, and then enthusiastically showing off there acrobatic skills with leaps and rolls.

Of course when I got back on Friday last,  I was desperate to get out with the rod, the first half chance being when I took the kids to see the grandparents on Sat afternoon while the wife was out. As we have to pass the canal on the way home I chucked the spinning rod in the boot so we could squeze in a quick walk / lure session. It didn't do us much good though as I only managed to land this spare tyre and I've already got one of them !! The kids thought it was great though, and said it put up a good fight.

Sunday 10th June...

Finally, I got to do some proper fishing this morning in what was a pretty slow 6 hr session resulting in just the one fish, however an 8lb 13oz male bream wasn't too bad and it's even a new pb for me (just ). I hope my next bream pb will be that elusive double I am hoping for. Still it's not like I target them intentionally as such so it's a nice Brucie bonus.

Till next time ....


  1. Looks a right old warrior Lee.

  2. Proper bream! They always look better in dark bronze don't they? Congrats on your new PB lee, a good result mate

  3. Yep nothing like a nice dark old bream, it fought back a little too. Must have been pumped by all the testosterone trying to woo the ladies as it was still covered in tubercules.

    Would like a bit more on the scales of course as it's only added a couple of ounces, but I think I know what they want there as all the bream I've ever had from there have come on pretty much the same bait and set up. (watch me catch only tench now I've said that!...hmmmm the reverse pychology rig !)