Saturday 10 March 2018

Black Scale

The pike were spawning so it was a change of plan. Freelined breadflake, on the pike rod, right under my feet and a fantastic new river PB carp of 15lb 8oz - poached out of James' swim!

She charged off and eventually went through a bramble bush opposite me, so James ran up the river, across the bridge, back down and netted her for me - cheers mate, team effort this one.


  1. Stunning Carp, even if it was poached from my swim....I guess that's payback for that Crucian?

    1. Some might say swapping a 15½lb carp for a 3½lb crucian you got the better deal. But I did break your landing net, so I think we’re square :-)

    2. They are both crackers, you caught that carp from a bloody tough river, kudos. Just goes to illustrate that not all poachers are from the eastern side of the continent !

    3. Well, if you weren’t catching it?!!

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    1. Cheers, on a bit of a roll at the moment, shame I’m running out of season...