|My thousandth fish of the year|
really turned out to be two fish!
There's a story behind my thousandth fish. I knew my 15th fish (if I could get it) today would be my thousandth for the year. So, when I landed 14 carp at mid afternoon, I knew the next fish would be it. But, here's where it got crazy....both alarms sounded at the same time....yup, a double. I fought both fish to the shore with one rod between my legs and the other in one hand while the other hand took turns reeling both reels. Finally, I landed two commons. One was about 10 lbs., while the other went 7 lbs. So, my thousandth fish turned out to be really two fish. Hmm, kind of the way this crazy year is going.
Prior to this year, my best year was 750 fish. I fish about the same number of days every year, so you can conclude that 2015 has been a spectacular year in terms of numbers for carp fishing. And, it has been a banner year for me with big fish too.