Days and Ways....

Season of mists.. and cannibal carp!

A mixed day, yesterday at Pridewood; two modest-sized carp to show for considerable effort, not that I'm really complaining! The pool was low and the sun high, and the carp appear to be gorging on fry in the sunken willow branches, the first common, though, was fooled by classic margin crust when the autumn mist was still on the water. The second, one with the kinky spine, was caught on hunk of flake beneath a small sight bob; the bait being on the bottom, very tight against the knocking branches. This carp spat out a small live fish in the net! It had been rattling the fronds of the old willow. Before then, line got badly behind the spool of my 410... Might be a tricky job. Luckily, I had a 300 with me. Compensation for mild misfortune? More than 50 swallows skimming the pool; saying farewell, and a red kite circling overhead.

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07.09 | 21:31

Yes Dave, I look forward to a Three Amigos' reunion at a carp pool. Our fishing sessions together are always a great joy.

07.09 | 20:49

Lovely account of a most enjoyable day Gary.Lets hope that Steven can join us next time.David

23.11 | 15:34

Many thanks RB.

05.09 | 08:54

Some very interesting musings, observations and snippets of information.
Thanks for taking the time to give us the benefit of your experience and knowledge.

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