Raúl López Ayala

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Raúl López Ayala


Occupation: Painting and decorating company. I do sporadic fishing guide jobs

Sponsorships: Hart, Vital Baits, Tigernut Trader, NTEC
Personal best: Mirror 38kg
Favorite rig: Blowback rig
Favorite fishing spot: Rainbow Lake

How did you develop an interest for carp fishing?

Although I have been fishing since I was 10 years, in the 90s I was fascinated by the size that could reach some freshwater fish, especially pike, carp and catfish.

In those years I started combining the fishing of big carp with the catfishes and although I practice other modalities of fishing (spinning, feeder …) the fishing of these species together with the barbel fishing (because of the great possibilities offered by Spain over this species) is practically what 90% of my fishing hours occupy.

Elaborate on your type of angling, your angling style.
I love strategic fishing after a thorough study of the place. I think the boat and sonar are such an important element as a rod and reel, and I am a true devotee of hot spot fishing … perfect presentations in perfect places.

What is the most memorable angling moment thus far?

I have lived very intense moments of fishing in my life like fisherman, and not only with carp!

Possibly my most memorable moment, when I got my current PB and the sensation of feeling a fish of that size in my hands …. And the other, much younger, in 1996, when I captured my first large catfish of 210 cm and 63 Kg.

I like NTEC because I see it as an air of freshness and seriousness that is missing today to some brands “perhaps more consecrated” … although in Spain may not be very well known today, the quality of the material of NTEC is known and that is a point to take into account in a market perhaps something saturated.

Do you engage in other activities regarding carp angling?
– I have published 168 articles in different magazines and publications in Spain and Italy.
– 8 times cover photo in different magazines.
– I have recorded more than 25 videos about different species, techniques and trips for tv, magazines, promotional videos, etc.
– Radio programs, collaboration in fairs, etc.

Which quote suits you best?

“Carpe diem.”

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