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Gaz Fareham’s Pyrenees Adventure
22nd February 2019
November 2018 saw Gaz Fareham leave the cold grey skies of the UK behind and head off through Europe on a proper boy scout adventure, clocking up 2000 miles, three venues, very little sleep and a kilo of coffee along the way.
For Gaz, the trip marked a turning point in the direction his angling was to take for the next few years. After years of grafting away fishing the busy English circuit waters and dabbling in the European scene, there would be no going back after this trip. A future of big drives, big landscapes and big adventures into the unknown now beckons.
With a heavy mix of weather on the cards, Gaz knew he was in for a difficult ride. With everything from 20° and sun, through to 40mph winds, sleet, hail and temperatures down to -3 forecast, it was always going to be a challenge. But regardless of what the weather had instore, this trip was one last roll of the dice for the year, and the chance for a last gasp big’un.
With the target of the trip being to end 2018 with one last memorable capture, Gaz was truly taken back by what lied in his net after receiving his first bite of this Pyrenees adventure. The trip had barely begun and already Gaz had banked the brute he was hoping for, an immaculate 49lb 10oz common from the mountains!
As the trip continued, The Krill Active proceeded to bring Gaz bites on a consistent basis, with many of the carp he caught surpassing the 30lb and even 40lb barrier. If ever there was a reason to sway someone away from the busy circuit fishing in the UK, this trip was just that!