After a failed attempt to get through on the phone for a session in 2012. In January 2013 I managed to book a 5 night week session for September.
As I arrived, Redmire was nothing like I expected. After a lot of rain all year it was a muddy soup bowl rather than a gin clear weed filled pool. In fact, there was so little weed I couldn’t believe it, though I can’t say I was complaining about that!
All said and done I enjoyed the week immensely. Catching seven carp of 18lb 8oz, 11lb 6oz, 17lb 8oz, 1oz (!), 22lb 2oz, an unknown weight of 2-3lb at 2am, and 16lb 10oz. Comparing this with some peoples’ experiences on the Redmire Pool forums I’d say I did alright! Additionally I had a handful of gudgeon and an eel to complete the Redmire set.
Many thanks to the other chaps I was fishing with that week for helping me out with photos and teaching me a lot about how to hold fish for the camera in the process.
22lb 2oz and a new PB carp!
16lb 6oz and caught 61 years to the day after Dick Walker’s 44lb record.