It's the last day of September and it's getting darker and cooler, I spent the summer exploring a few waters around London with varying degrees of success. I've fished the River Thames, Clapham Common Pond, the River Wandte and Cannon Hill Pond (all of which are free fishing, I haven't paid for a day ticket all summer). It's been a lot of fun, I'm not sure if I'll do the same next summer or go after some specimen barbel or tench.
I caught some bream, a new species to me, got a new PB eel and I'll still be after the Thames zander throughout the autumn and winter. Perhaps the best moment was catching the elusive Wandle barbel, although they were only small, it was great catching them from a tiny river that in places you could jump across.
In total I caught 13 species of fish, and a crab, not bad for a pike fisherman. Next I'm off shark fishing and when I return the pike season will be in full swing, yay.