So the day started out trying to catch some chub in some of the smaller and lesser-known creeks in England. Some of these creeks can surprisingly produce some big fish and some even have some big surprises aka bigger fish out there lurking in them such as the Pike I caught with a spinning rod. So I went out with a friend to go fish in some of these smaller waterways trying to catch some roach, bream, and chub… and maybe even a Pike like last time.
After trying a few places for a possible big pike, nothing was there. I guess the Pike went off to deeper waters where it would have been cooler. So off to go catch some big carp! If they will cooperate. Never know with fishing because some days are just damn hard with no bites like in Argentina, or few bites like in Iceland, and other days, it’s just fish after fish after fish in Mexico. But luckily, I got some carp to feast into a fly. And it wasn’t just one but several carp that I managed to land with a lot of guidance and help…. otherwise, I’d never know how to fish these things. And some of them are just walloping heavy bruisers!
I don’t know why some people are really into this carp fishing as I’ve caught carp before (even though it was a small one), but some of the Europeans are really into it. For them, anything such as a 50+ pound (22+ kilogram) carp is a fisherman’s wet dream. And very hard to come by as carp are reportedly one of the smartest fish out there. So don’t let these overgrown monster goldfish trick you because they can fight pretty well on a good line and to do it on a fly is even more difficult!
And people go to London to partake in the over-tourism going on over there? Really? Why not try your luck at fishing in the UK? I find this far more pleasurable! Live and travel the uncommon route in life!