This is a new format "Israfish" is trying, not the long 5 days match, but an 2 days, weekend one.
This one for a bit less fanatic carpfisherman, and a bit less strict rules.
This year it was better than ever, veri good mood, weather. Many people were interested, 38 teams participated.
Very good atmosphere, although I'm not fishing for carp for some yars, but alway attend this competition for a day or two, just to take pictures and stay with the teams for a little bit.
That morning I've started wading, catching some mix of small and largescale yellows on New Zealand rig, with Rhyacophilia Larva and PTN as a point fly.
Finally I got to a deep spot by the huge rock where good size fish was rising quite frequently.
First cast on a Elkhair Caddis brought me a smalscale as the fly touched the surface and no more action on that fly. I have changed the fly to 18 or 20 size RAB, I bought in South Africa last year. At my second cast I had a very aggressive take and a my first descent largescale on dry fly is in the net, I caught some smaller ones later on.
At around 9:00 I decided it's time for coffee and breakfast, so back to the camp.
I have still a lot to learn about all around presentation of dries, there were loads of fish, but I've struggled to make them try my flies.
We actually went for bass, and the sea was right according to all theory, and the place we could not ask for better. Even the tide was incoming.
But not a slight sign of bass in two hour, not in the outgoing streams nor in the sandbanks.
I've just tried to throw a ZB Riggie 46 MDR in between the rocks, and a bite staight away.
Second throw and second bite. So we changed to bream fishing, and it was as good as in summer.
Maybe bream season is all year round?..
This year again "Israfish" club organizes carpfishing competition, and I'm there again to take some pictures.
It was very successfull this year, no team stayed without fish at all. And the fight for winning places was really close up to the last hours. Carpfishing here is getting stronger every year and I think some of our local teams could already participate in an International event.