A somewhat all embracing title eh? Carp fishing has changed dramatically in the last 10-15 years, going from being the branch of coarse fishing pursued mostly by a few secretive eccentrics who caught maybe a handful of carp in a successful season, to being probably the most popular facet of the sport.
It was an overcast day and a warm southerly wind rippled the watersurface at Barnsfold water near Preston. As I looked across to thewindward side of the lake, I could see rainbows chasing and feeding onfry, Probably small rudd. It was muddler minnow time.