Had a great day out on the Thames yesterday.
A couple of good fish; biggest 10 pounds which put up an absolutely epic struggle in one of the weir pools. This fish belied its weight.......really was unbelievably powerful.
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This pike was taken in one of the highly oxygenated weir pools; an unbelievable fight notwithstanding a pretty robust 10 weight rod!
Also lost a horse of a fish; maybe 15 pounds, right at the boat mooring. While waiting for the guide, my friend Mark Anderson, I flicked out a Clouser made for me by Ron Flack-Davision when this monster fish rose from the depths and ate it. On for a bit but then sadly came unglued. Hands were trembling a bit after that.
Windsor Castle is a pretty decent backdrop for some fly fishing.
A Hawker Hurricane!!!!! How about that for a sighting!!!!!
The smaller fish is held by my guide friend Mark Anderson. He is a full-time guide and anyone coming to London ought to consider booking a day on the Thames with him. We have been fishing together for a decade and I hope we will be for many years to come.