Sunday, 14 April 2013

Fishing trip to Crevillent Lake -Saturday 13th April 2013

For the last two days we have had a young couple out here with us who are not birders, but like the outdoors and wanted to spend a day fishing.  After our uneventful afternoon on the Segura earlier in the week, we decided to take some advice from the owner of the local tackle shop at San Fulgencio.

Armed with directions for the Crevillent Lake, plenty of liquids and factor 30, we loaded the fishing tackle into the car and set off for the 20 minute drive.

Despite its name, the "lake" is actually a reservoir approximately the size of lake Windermere in Cumbria. There are very few places to fish and access to the water is down quite a steep bank. Had we known there were limited fishing spots we may have chosen to go on a weekday,  as a lot of locals fish for food at the weekends. Luckily we had arrived early and were able to secure what turned out to be one of the best pegs of the day.

Total catch during 6 hours fishing amounted to 142 (not a typo !) small grey Mullet (average 3 to 4oz), 1 Common & 1 Mirror Carp (about 4lb) and 2 Sunfish.  All of which, to the complete dismay of the local fishermen, were returned to the water as they were caught. 

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