Sunday, 25 September 2011
So its not a monster and it didn't turn out to be the Carp slam I was hoping for but I can't tell you truly how stoked I am with this fish.In fact I'd go as far as to say that this little mirror carp is probably the most significant fish I have caught in the last two seasons and is my 1st Mirror carp on the fly ever as well as here in Finland. Weather conditions were awful, 8'c temps and persistant rain fishing in a year and a half old man made pond with very little plant life let alone insect life made fishing extremely hard yet enjoyable. In total our club caught 33 common and mirror carp which were relocated to a larger lake for breeding purposes. I tried all the flies I'd tied, as I was certain that the bread ,boillie and dog biscuit imitations would do the trick but with water temps low they just didn't feed off the surface no matter what I threw at them. I eventually caught this one on the top red fly from the last post. I did loose two others during the day but was so stoked once I'd caught this one that I spent the rest of the afternoon in total euphoria. In short, well worth the 360km round trip for this awesome little fish.