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An individual, of no great importance, who is unable to see the natural world as a place for competition. I catch fish, watch birds, derive immense pleasure from simply looking at butterflies, moths, bumble-bees, etc - without the need for rules! I am Dylan and this is my blog - if my opinions offend? Don't bother logging on again - simple!


Friday 26 January 2018

Don't go - can't know!

A Friday, early shift, means that I'm on my way home at 13.00 hrs. Today, Bev had plans to go across to see her parents in Herne Bay, so I decided to undertake a quick sortie to the larger club venue with carp, very much, the target. It was cold and rather overcast as I pulled up in the carpark, little after 15.00 hrs. Two Duncan Kay's, with Mitchell 300's, were fishing by 15.30hrs. I had only two and a half hours to play with, so imagine my delight when 30 minutes into the session the right hand alarm bursts into life and I find myself attached to a very spirited Common Carp.

I couldn't be arsed to carry the tri-pod, so another unhooking mat image. 10 lbs 14 oz - nice start to 2018
I estimated it took five minutes before the fish was ready for the landing net, it really was a feisty little chap, all 10 lbs 14 oz of it. Very pleased with the result, I remained in my swim for another ninety minutes, before admitting that I had been very fortunate and it was time to call it a day. Temps had fallen to 3C and frost was forming on the unhooking mat and weigh sling, the new moon visible in the clearing sky. First double of 2018, I learnt enough to ensure I'll be going back soon.


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    1. I'd love to be able say skill - more luck than judgement being the reality! Are you still down at Dunge? I'm picking up a new motor from Ashford in the morning and could meet up if poss? Dyl

    2. Lovely idea Dyl, but I'm in Surrey! One day...