Friday 16 September 2011

Jack's Pike #42

Last year I was fishing on Clapham pond, I was float fishing in the side for small carp, catching a few and generally enjoying the sunshine. I'd been there a couple of hours so I'd had the usual, kids asking for floats, winos asking for money and the odd 'expert' giving me advise, when up walked a big scruffy guy with a can of special brew.

He told me "you should put a weight on and fish against the island, that's where the big 'uns are". I thanked him for his advice and carried on fishing. A couple of minutes later I glanced round and he was still there... "WELL, PUT A WEIGHT ON THEN... I haven't got all day!"


  1. Haha i thought i was the only one that atracted the nutters haha there are a lot of them about and one for every vilage haha,
    Cheers Brian,

  2. Gave me a good chuckle.So very very true,every bit of water I have fished seems to have had one of these chaps.

    kind regards

  3. Cheers guys, I thought this one would strike a chord!

  4. Nice one. Fishing has been so slow over here I'm gonna give the custard bait a try!!!
    You are right though, "experts" lurk anywhere there are fishermen to be found.