|Part of the Shoal ( click on photos to enlarge )|
I estimated around 3 to 400 fish, they were on top, tightly packed and quite visible in the shallow water, they were rising all the time from just below me, to about 50 metres out from the sea wall.
Got to wondering if they were all Mullett and had a look through them, this turned up another 2 o3 different species, not up on my fish but it looked like there were Carp, possibly Bream and maybe Bass in amongst them.
|Bass or Bream?|
I was pretty sure on the Carp as I had a shoal here a while back, one or two quite sizeable as well, the others I am not so confident on.
Bearing in mind this is the River Thames, tidal and very salty at Barking how do the Carp and Bream( if Bream is what they are ) adjust to the salt water? Any Anglers out there let me know.
|Juvenile Common Tern|
Elsewhere at the Outfall produced a good count of 9 Common Sandpiper, Redshank, 5 Oystercatchers having the usual quarrel and 12 Common Terns fishing, this also included the years first juvenile.