Thursday, September 21, 2017
One of the dams in the Alentejo Tightlines fish
One of the many beautiful dams in the Alentejo
A typical Algarve river and weir
Typical Portuguese river and weir
A fairly typical catch of Alentejo carp
A typical catch of carp from one of the many dams in the Alentejo

The Algarve is a good base for an excellent sea fishing holiday or for those on a family holiday looking for a break from the usual waterparks and tourist trail, and I would perhaps recommend 2 days freshwater fishing as that diversion.

Now I have access to the largest private water on the Algarve, I can offer a very nice, fresh water fishing holiday. This can be on an easy runs water for Carp and Barbel, or on a fabulous intermediate mixed fishery for Carp, Barbel, Crucian Carp, Black bass and even a possible giant Catfish.

No other angler on the Algarve knows the fishing here better than me. Over 20 years exploring, in my 4x4, spending months camping on all the bigger waters. There are no day ticket waters, and access around the bigger waters is difficult. Some waters dry up, others have had big fish kills. Of the nine bigger dams in the Algarve, I only fish one. The others have poor fishing.

CARP FISHING:

This can be on easy waters where carp in the 2 lbs to 20lbs bracket are the main targets. Clients will learn the key techniques for these fish. We fish a 3,000 acre dam about a 1 hr. drive away. The fish respond to all sorts of methods and bags of 100lbs+ can often be made. Even in winter we can expect some good bags and great fun for beginners and expert anglers.

CATCHES OF 20 CARP OVER 10 LBS TO ONE ANGLER IN ONE DAY ARE NOT UNUSUAL. WITH THE FISH GROWING STRONGLY THEY COULD BE FISH OVER 20LB IN THE NEAR FUTURE....

BIG CARP:

This is a bit more hit and miss, but if clients want to go for Carp using big fish tactics there is one dam of 5,000 acres that I can take them to, where they have a chance. Big Carp are never guaranteed but they are there and of WORLD CLASS SIZE.

BARBEL:

We have 5 different species of Barbel and they grow to near 40lbs. Large bags of smaller fish are possible. Tench, Carp, Bass and Pike can be taken from the same river which is about a 2 hr. drive away.

PIKE:

Not a lot of pike fishing in the AlgarveThis is a long trip away and we can bivvy up overnight and make a 2 or 3 day trip out of it, possibly have a barbecue on the side of the dam at night. There are also good carp in the same dam that we can fish for in the evenings.

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When can we expect to be showing you the pleasures of fishing for carp in the Alentejo here in sunny Algarve?

Why not book a trip, staying in the centre of this superb fishing area, in our special B&B accommodation?

Go on spoil yourself!

John Bate

 

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We look forward to hearing from you and organising a full holidy trip out to the Algarve or catering for you on a day out whilst out here on a family holiday.