He's back. No not The Real Slim Shady but my nemesis the swan. Arse up over everything. Think he buggers off for the night and comes back the next day. Probably has a penn on every lake in the valley.
Despite Swan Shady had a jolly good go round his probing neck. Sweetcorn on the waggler natch, and as my artisan sustainable shellfish supplier had let me down it was luncheon meat alternated with corn on the sleeper rod. Discovered that trucking a tin of chopped pork and ham round in the car is an effective rendering technique and leaves a lovely wet result in the tin. Nice.
For the benefit of Lord Lite of Thorrington here is my evolved Octuplus platform.
Had a couple of extra hours to fish and I really did loose count of how many fish I caught.
A couple more slim tincas put in an appearance. It is an acid water and that probably holds them back. Fins and length of much bigger fish to be sure.. In reality tench are actually better suited to gravel pits where they can find space from the carp. Fight wise here they either dive into the silt or bomb round like kittens with a firework up their arse so it is usually obvious straight away what you have hooked.
It was breamarama as well for sure, I have pics of most of them but will resist posting every one, mostly this year I have the smaller stamp and lots of skimmers coming on like this fresh fish.
What I will revel in this time are the gorgeous bream rudd hybrids, two of which I had tonight. They usually look like bream but its the fins, some pinky coral or darker than usual but mostly the red or orange eyes that give them away. And the golden colouration of course.
This variation is the the most stunning of them though, with the pinky fins and are perhaps more rudd influenced as in the body shape.
First mug shot for a while, and light going so not too sharp..
Several bigger bream are coming out of the ressie so I will probably bait up a couple of evenings before the weed gets away, they are something else as this one from last year shows..9's biggest out last year.