In December 2012 I went to Parco del Brenta in Italy fishing for a week, unfortunately the weather wasn't with us and we came down there just as the cold sat in. It really effected the fishing, where I had hoped to land a bunch of great fish I only got 3 fish in 6 days fishing. Non the less I got a nice Italian PB for Common carp at 16,4 kg (36.15 lbs) and another PB for Channel Catfish at 8 kg (17.63 lbs) all on Northern Baits Krillers
So I went to Norway for a month in January to Febuary 2013, did a little work and some fishing. Okay I did a lot of work, and a little fishing. I'll have a Video up from my trip soon, still waiting for some Underwater footage and a few other things before I can finalize the editing and get the Video up. I also shot a episode of "The Boilie Effect" during a visit to my Sponsors Northern Baits, they where nice enough to let me use their baitcave and I where able to make a "S**t load" of boilies for the upcoming season. So there will be no shortage of high quality bait this year either!
Then I spend a week in the sun at Puerto Rico (Grand Canaria) where I had hoped to go Carp fishing, but apparently the Guide company "Carp Grand Canaria" where very busy as they never replied to my E-mail. Non the less I had a great time, fishing or no fishing but it would have been great to catch a carp on Grand Canaria.
Upcoming I will go to Spain once again in a few weeks, this time to visit the mighty Ebro river - home of Monster Catfish and Giant Carps for 10 days. The trip is planned with Gary Sheridan from www.carpdreamfishing.com. We are focusing on Carp fishing, but as far as I know he also guides Catfish trips if thats your poison. Tho I would not mind hooking into one of those huge monsters, I'm afraid my line wouldn't be up for the job of landing a Monster Catfish.
So stay tuned and keep an eye out for the upcoming Season of "The Boilie Effect"
Cheers - Pali