I made my way to another area and lowered in my rig for a potential ambush with a small trickle of feed around it. This particular spot was a certain patrol route, so I was confident that this opportunistic trap would pay off. Within minutes, a large mirror had made his way into the swim, hoovering up the bait. I watched as he came ever closer to my bait. It was one of those moments that are only minutes but feel like hours, or even days to the angler! Just as it was just inches away, a familiar suspect muscled into the swim. It was a ghost koi, mirror carp that I was also definitely keen to catch. After watching both fish absolutely tear the bottom apart, I saw a shake of the head from the ghost carp as my rod lurched forward. As I picked up the rod the fish made a powerful sprint towards a nasty snag. With my rod buckled over and mainline being tested, it was certainly a case of hit and hold. Thankfully, after deterring this fish from going any further towards danger, it charged off to shallower water. After a few final bolts under the rod tip, I finally managed to guide the battlinh culprit into the waiting net.
|A beautiful ornamental, with fine scale alignment|
|Not a million miles away from double figure (9lbs 11oz) a lovely ghost common!|
|A nice long mirror at 12lbs 2oz!|
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