Saturday, 4 August 2018

What our guests had to say. Self Drive boat hire Extremadura

We had a lovely young couple over on our 15hp Kimple Self Drive package. They are just getting into lure fishing and never fished from a ´Bass boat´
Here’s what they had to say.

What an amazing experience.. we travelled to Spain unsure of what to expect, in terms of the landscape, the fishing, and the accommodation. As soon as we arrived we were put at ease by Craig, a clearly very knowledgeable guide, and one of the most accommodating, friendly chaps I’ve met. The first evening he took us out to familiarise ourselves with his no expense-spared little kimple boat, kitted out with high quality fish finding equipment and plenty of storage. After two hours or so afloat we felt nothing but confident in handling the boat, using both the 15hp engine and the trolling motor, as well as the two fish finders, and it meant that we could get straight out in the boat on the massive and beautiful lake Serena the next day without eating into precious fishing time, a really nice touch. The tackle supplied was all of a really high quality, and we were left wanting for nothing. The accommodation surpassed all expectations, with a roof terrace and barbecue, fully fitted kitchen, air conditioning, and a jacuzzi feature on the bath in the room we stayed in, and Craig supplied us with a cool box to ensure our food, and most importantly, water stayed cool in the mid 30 temperatures. By the second day we were completely at home on the boat, and all of the anxiety we had felt about fishing such large bodies of water were completely gone, thanks to Craig. The weather was very hot, which had an impact on the fishing, but we caught barbel and bass, both of the species we came out to catch, and we were told when we booked that it wasn’t the best time of year to target bass, but the experience was incredible. We both left knowing we would be coming back, and took so much away from the whole experience, and are much improved lure anglers as a result of Craig’s help. If you’re daunted by the prospect of handling a boat or fishing such vast lakes, don’t let that put you off, by the end of the first full day of fishing you will feel completely at home. Thank you Craig, we will be back, and we will catch a big bass!

I had a great time with Craig. The fishing was difficult due to the time of year and spawning activities but Craig got me my PB pike and I learned a lot too. He bent over backwards to make sure I had a good chance of catching. This trip is an easy one to make - simple travel, everything provided and you will be made welcome by Craig and the locals. The accommodation is superb too. Don’t hesitate. Craig may not have the (useless) flashy speedboats and 4x4s that others have but he has all the boats, fish finding kit and tackle you could ever need. More importantly he has knowledge, patience and puts in a shift - I know which I’d sooner have. A trip to a local bar with Craig will show you just how highly he is regarded by the locals. Top bloke, top fun and amazing waters. I’ll be back as soon as I can.

What Freddy Harbort (team Quantum Europe) had to say - I have been working 15 years as a free journalist for fishing magazines and fished many exciting waters in my life. Pike fishing in Extremadura was for a long time on my to do list. Thanks to Craig from ExtremaduraPredatorFishing we found the right man to plan a trip to the Spanish monster pike. Warm friendly weather conditions mid of November, a fantastic Spanish style accommodation, good and cheap food and a friendly service impressed us from the beginning. I met many guides and camp owners in my life. Only a hand of them work as hard as Craig does for their clients. We felt really home from the first day. After 4 days of pike fishing at different 4 lakes, I got a great impression of what is possible. We got plenty of good sized pikes from the very first day. We felt like small boys in Disneyland. Between the pike, huge barble above 20 pounds attacked the lures regularly. Thank you Craig - We are back very soon! I can´t wait to hit the big lakes in Extremadura again.