Wandering along Shadwell Basin this morning I noticed some fishermen in action. Not knowing a thing about fish, fishing or fishermen I said ‘Hello’ and stayed to see what their catch would look like. It looked like this!
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Which is pretty impressive! Tony told me that this beautiful carp weighed around 12 pounds although they have caught carp twice this size (cue Jaws theme tune).
I had a good chat with Tony about the Basin and various Wapping wildlife things. It is heartening to meet so many people who care so much about where we live.
On seeing the carp – which would be released back into the Basin later – I understood why people like Mark and Tony spend all weekend camping out fishing.