Fishing today with Sean for a couple of hours on my mum’s river. I only fish it a couple of times/year at the most. Some better pike. Lost the first fish, landed the next two. Interesting takes, had to jiggle the fly in front of their noses. Bigger fish was 8lbs, the other was slightly under. Not bad.
This river got wiped out maybe 5 years ago following some fool tipping varnish down a drain – killing double figure carp and everything else for two kilometres. The past couple of years it’s been full of small jacks and appears now to be well on its way to full recovery. Very very sad to see a river full of dead fish. It will take a long time for the carp population to recover but given time they should.