Afternoon on the pond stalking carp on the fly, and out of the corner of my eye I saw gold heading towards me. Now my fly casting varies between halfway decent and something resembling a chimp smashing apples with a tennis racket - but this long cast was perfect!
Landing the fly gently 6 inches in front of her, she nailed it without hesitation - cracking fight on the light rod and a 10lb 3oz mirror-koi was in the net, my first one ever and a double. An ancient looking fish, rumoured to be as old as the pond - absolutely beautiful!
My afternoon was already made, but I fished on and added six more common carp - love catching them on the fly. And Richard, who fished crust last time, swapped to fly fishing this time and bagged his first two carp on the fly - not the last fly-carp trip this summer I’ll bet!