Thursday, 24 September 2009

14lb 8oz Mirror Carp

24 September 2009, 11.00am
Wandsworth Common Pond
Ledgered sweetcorn

New venue, I was after tench but the 14lb carp gave a great fight on 5lb line and a 10 barbless hook. Also caught 3 small roach but the tench will have to wait for another day!

Carp Challenge 2009
And that fish wrapped up the challenge for 2009. My target was to catch 95lb plus of Tooting carp, that's 1lb of fish for every £1 spent on licenses to fish there. I finished well above my target with twelve fish for 170lb 14oz... And my new PB, a twenty... Well pleased!

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

20lb 2oz Common Carp

15 September 2009, 10.15am
Tooting Bec Pond (p2)
Ledgered bread (yeah, again, but they like bread)

Beat the magic 20 pound mark, yeeaaah! Horrible rainy morning but it was worth it. Nearly lost it when it went round a 'no fishing beyond this point' sign out in the water but it decided to go back round it the same way.

Saturday, 12 September 2009

9lb 10oz Leather Carp

12 September 2009, 11.30am
Tooting Bec Pond (p3)
Ledgered bread

Another leather carp, which takes my total up to 10 carp so far...

Meanwhile, at Richmond pond, Yuriko caught this rudd!

Thursday, 10 September 2009

14lb 6oz Mirror Carp

10 September 2009, 1.30pm
Tooting Bec Pond (p3)
Ledgered bread

Yay, 2 carp in a couple of hours!

11lb 8oz Leather Carp

10 September 2009, 12.45pm
Tooting Bec Pond (p3)
Ledgered bread

[Edit, 15 Sept: I showed this photo to a friend of mine who is a bit of a carp expert, and because of the 2 scales behind the fishes head, this is in fact a mirror carp. So the 9lb 10oz carp I caught on the 12th September is my biggest leather carp.]

My first double leather carp. I also caught 11 small perch on float fished worm, would have been 12 but a pike took one off the line.