Having finished with the garden project this reporter has been spending his time decorating. This seasons battle has been intense, all teams landing quality captures, fish after fish on the scoreboard. Though it had been a quiet week I could sense all the teams were out there fishing hard.
My painting was interrupted with a late spring hail storm of text messages from the Carp Guys. It was hard at first to make sense of the words, a jumble of random characters interspersed with "Coffee", "Yes", "30", "Victory", "for Bron, for Queen and Country" ... and so on. It took me a few minutes to make sense of it all, the UK Madman had caught a big carp.
I actually considered setting my phone to "Airplane Mode" for some peace but I knew the crazy Brit would not stop. I decided to call him for more information, needless to say, he was very happy. Once he had finished drinking a gallon of victory coffee the story was relayed.
Whilst fishing a quick couple of hour morning session, at a venue he had blanked at for almost 2 years, a beast of a grass carp had been landed. Why he even bothered fishing such a desolate wasteland was beyond lunacy, yet with a 38" and 30 lb 1 oz fish landed, I guess he had his reasons. That was the only intelligible comments I could get out of him so I wisely hung up.
News of this capture had by now reached the Cat Guys whom were very pleased for the Brit. "One of Two" muttered, "We are Borg, We only wish to raise quality of life for all species". Daris had actually ordered a slab of ribs to honor his fellow competitors monster capture.
This brings our scores to:
Carp Guys = 21 MA carp = 387 lbs (longest fish, 38", heaviest 30 lb's, ave 18.42 lb's)
Cat Guys = 19 MA cat = 366 lbs (longest fish, 36", heaviest 25 lb's, ave 19.26 lb's)
Team Fly = 5 MA carp = 85 lbs (longest fish 35", Heaviest 30 lb's, ave 17 lb's)
Young Guns = 1 MA carp = 17 lbs (longest fish, 32", heaviest 17 lb's, ave 17 lb's)
The battle continues on as we approach summer. The temperatures are climbing, as is the heat of the action. Who knows what catches the guys will land next.
Your roving reporter.