My first goal must be to catch a carp, any carp, but, ultimately, my desire is to land a decent upper-double/twenty from the venue. Is this a realistic ambition? I have to admit that I'm going on hearsay evidence - no photos, or other sources of confirmation, being available. This is, for me, the beauty of the challenge. I have no idea about these fish, or the population dynamics - I'm certainly not seeking "Fred" who came out last week at "blah, blah, pounds!"
|Hemp on the left, Curried Chick Peas on the right - it's why kitchens were invented!
|My swim, nicely tucked away in the bankside vegetation.
|This, rather spectacular looking, Summer Chafer was amongst the egg boxes as I checked the
contents of the trap this morning.