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a nice afternoon's fishing

Post by andygolfer » Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:56 pm

I started fishing again last year after a break of about 12 years and got the bug so much that this year I've joined a local club.

So far it's going quite well. I've been fishing for carp and after 4 visits I've caught 8 over 10 pounds (i.e. 'doubles' as anglers call them) and last Wednesday I finally caught one over 20 pounds (actually 20 1/2) - never done that before so rather chuffed! Took me about 15 minutes to land it and it broke my landing net :mad:

here's a pic of me and it:
Image20lb 8oz carp 23-05-2018 1281p by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

I got two more doubles that day plus a 9 pounder, this one was 14 1/2 pounds and I got one at 10 1/4 pounds,
Image14lb 6oz carp 23-05-2018 1261 by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

I've got a new net now so just need to find an afternoon to go back for another go! After all it's too hot and too nice to be working on my model railway in this weather.
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Re: a nice afternoon's fishing

Post by Mike » Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:57 pm

Great stuff, I've done a lot of fresh water fishing but have always enjoyed sea fishing a lot more, have you ever gone on a sea angling trip from a boat, Andy?
I presume you put the carp back in the water after you've weighed and photographed them?
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Re: a nice afternoon's fishing

Post by andygolfer » Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:31 pm

Mike wrote:Great stuff, I've done a lot of fresh water fishing but have always enjoyed sea fishing a lot more, have you ever gone on a sea angling trip from a boat, Andy?
I presume you put the carp back in the water after you've weighed and photographed them?

I've not been sea fishing from a boat since the day (40 years ago)that I was sea sick, stuck on a boat with 5 hours of a 6 hour trip left was NOT fun! I fish from the shore at Mersea occasionally, only caught whiting and some small bass though - nothing big enough to keep.

Yes the carp go straight back, as quickly as possible.
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Re: a nice afternoon's fishing

Post by Mike » Sat Jun 02, 2018 5:15 pm

Luckily I've never suffered from sea-sickness and have been on some amazing trips on boats from Eyemouth, Ayr & Stonehaven. It's been a few years since I've been sea fishing, would love to go again one day. :)
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Re: a nice afternoon's fishing

Post by andygolfer » Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:46 pm

I went again last Wednesday for about 4 hours and didn't think it could be better than the previous time.............but it was!
6 carp, biggest 20lb 4oz, another 17-8oz, 13-2oz, 12-12oz,11lb and a smaller one 7-4oz. My best day ever. I lost 3 as well :(

this was the 20 pounder, took me 25 minutes to land it and I needed to sit down for 5 minuts afterwards!...
Image20lb 4oz carp 13-06-2018 Gt Leighs 2051 L by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

and the 17 1/2.....
Image17lb 8oz carp 13-06-2018 Gt Leighs 2055 by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

both mirror carp but quite different, the smaller one was fully scaled but the bigger one was the more normal one (or sometimes two) rows of large scales and smooth skin. I only got one common carp this time. Hope to get back soon but 2 busy weeks ahead
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