I was using braided line on a Duncan Kay 1 lb 10 oz TC/Matt Hayes "Limited Edition" centre pin combo - yet even with this gear the fight was a dour affair of grudging, yet unspectacular, resistance. The sun was shining brightly in a cloudless sky. It was a good to be alive sort of day. Benno and Luke turned up and I got my photos; the fish being retained in an ET Pike Tube - so never in any danger.
|As with all our RMC "doubles" we recorded both its sides for our files|
Although not particularly obvious, this fish did appear to have some very recent reddening
of the flanks - spawning marks being our best guess.
|A Comma - enjoying the warmth in our garden.|
The setting is on the buddleia debris which remains after the Winter gales.