In a continuation of a theme, after last week’s possible repeat capture I had another Sunday afternoon at Cleabarrow and had another 2 common carp. Despite seeing quite a few mirrors (including the nice one with BIG shoulders) knocking about, it seems that they are outnumbered by the commons. Either that or it’s just the commons that are dumb enough to get caught by me.
Despite the continued dry weather and sunny days (don’t even mention salmon) the autumn colours are really coming along now and the leaf falls are starting to pick up, every slight gust brought down a new crop of leaves to make surface fishing problematic but not impossible. Still there were a few common darter dragonflies and the odd late swallow and martin knocking about and generally it was a good afternoon to be out.
On the way home I called into Atkinson’s to see if there any carp activity and found a green algal bloom present which made fish spotting hard and despite bringing a few fish to biscuits only had a couple of half hearted casts.