At the end of the month I am invited by an old fishing mate who lives in Portugal to fish the reservoirs in Spain for 20+ kg. carp. He uses his 12 feet Century rods of 3,5 lbs and I can borrow his Leon Hoogendijks, 13 ft, 3,5 lbs rods. Leon is a famous Dutch Carp fisherman who lives and fishes the south of France. He builts specialized Carp rods for fishing the big lakes and rivers in France.