Getting among 'em!

Crust and Scopex!

I'm just back from fishing - a few days with friends, Nigel and John, on a very private lake with an established stock of carp: glorious company, wonderful scenery and a fair bit of carping action. Just what the doctor ordered! I managed eight carp - four 'nines' and four 'doubles' to 13lb 10oz. All were fooled on floating crust, often crusts that had been squirted with a scopex flavour beforehand, to add to the attraction. I also caught a really minuscule common on a popped-up, ledgered boilie, but I'm not counting that one, even though it produced a most exhilarating run that really got the bobbin jumping... Happy days all told. Our combined tally was 15, not including the 'scamp' - which I think was pretty good going for this time of year.

April common: 13lb 10oz
The classic lines of a heritage common

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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.

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07.09 | 20:49

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

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23.11 | 15:34

Many thanks RB.

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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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