Ghosts in the night!

"The Carp is the queen of rivers; a stately, a good, and a very subtil fish; that was not at first bred, nor hath been long in England, but is now naturalised."

Sir Isaac Walton

Ghosts in the night!

Postby Rob Harrison » 03 May 2009 19:10

Took the opportunity this weekend to take our 9yr old on his first experience of night fishing. And thank god he didnt have to watch a motionless rod during the time spent there...!

Only 3 fish graced the net during the late afternoon and evening session but all where good quality fish, 19lb 4oz & 19lb 8oz mirrors capped of with this stunning (believe me the pic doesnt do it justice!!) ghost carp at 20lb 10oz... (not the biggest in the lake - but one of the best looking!)

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Many times I have seen them during the summer months leading the pack as they swim around the lake with the group behind them... not remotely interested in any baits - thankfully this evening was different.

Last word - Stunning!
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Re: Ghosts in the night!

Postby NMD » 05 May 2009 17:16

nice fish rob, I was out the weekend at hunstrete and had 3 fish out main lake biggest being 29lb 6oz , all on our new barbel bait . This brings our total of fish on the main lake in 15 days to 23 also the 30lb 9oz common came on it, roll on the barbel season :P
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Re: Ghosts in the night!

Postby Rob Harrison » 05 May 2009 19:18

Sounds like a cracking 15 days Nick...!! Imagine what could have been if you had used carp bait ;)
(Looks like I will be getting some more bait then... :( )
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Re: Ghosts in the night!

Postby CabbagePatchKid » 05 May 2009 23:07

Lovely fish mate. Good job Jayden didn't hook it - you'd still be chasing him around the lake!! :lol:
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Re: Ghosts in the night!

Postby NMD » 06 May 2009 16:08

hey rob great news you know I said I had that 29-6 on monday last night I had one of the big 30s over the moon. :D
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Re: Ghosts in the night!

Postby Rob Harrison » 07 May 2009 09:43

WOW! Well done mate... will hopefully be over soon, would love to see that!
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