25 Aug 13 006I managed to sneak out to the river this morning and took a couple of carp on a little pink nymph. The fish were very pretty and I took a few photographs which, I hope, will help me to make some watercolour paintings. Both fish were taken around 10 in the morning. Once they had been recorded for posterity the fish were gently returned and swam off strongly.  The carp seem to be locally abundant and there were plenty of fish in this stretch but almost nothing in the long stretch of similar water upstream. It is well worth being prepared to walk!

25 Aug 13 005