Wow! What a great experience the new live aboard operation in Mexico is. We chose to do a dedicated tarpon trip and moored the boat in the Holbox area, to the north and west of Cancun. We spent most of the trip dodging lightning bolts, thunderstorms and rain squalls but other than that it was spectacular. The poor weather forced us to move from targeting the big migratory tarpon that pass through the area each summer, to the big mangrove estuary that is situated between the island of Holbx and the mainland.

We had a great trip back to Slovenia in June. The trip started out when we flew into Venice Italy (is there a better gateway city to start a trip from?) before driving the 3 hours into Slovenia and the small village of Kobarid. Kobarid is not much in the way of towns but it has some very good restaurants and bars and that’s all you really need when fishing in this part of the country.

I was back in Spain of my annual hosted trip to the Pyrenees Mountains and while the water levels were extremely high for early July, we made the best of it and some lovely fish were landed. In all my travels, I don’t think that there is a trip I look forward to more than when I go back to Spain each summer. The food and wine are excellent and I just love the diversity of species and environments that the Pyrenees offers anglers.

On the morning of July 6th, the group of anglers we had in Spain all traveled from the lodge in Santa Celia to the Pyrenees foothill town of Pamplona, for the world famous Running of the Bulls. This group stayed for 4 days of great meals, excellent wines, numerous late-night cocktail parties and of course, the bull runs at 8 am each morning and the bullfights at 6:30 pm each evening.