16 June 2021
The Wild Carp Trust trustees gathered at Welsh wild carp water Pant y Llyn to celebrate the start of the traditional coarse fishing season. This water has become our spiritual home these past months and the 16th June is the most important date in the traditional coarse fisher’s calendar.
Fennel Hudson comments: “If you follow a traditional ‘Crabtree’ season, of fishing for different species at different times of year, then carp (along with tench) are the iconic summer species. With wild carp representing a living connection to medieval history, fishing for them on the 16th June – at a classic and timeless water – is possibly the most magical and timeless thing a traditional coarse fisher can experience.”
The trip was organised by Wild Carp Trust trustee Matt Tanner, with camping arranged at the nearby Noyadd Farm Campsite (located at the base of the mountain upon which Pant y Llyn sits). This enabled a relaxed and social event, with fishing during the day and long chats around the campfire each night.