So Evans, 35, grabbed his pole and headed down to the Mall, and local photographer Loic Pritchett caught him in a surreal scene. Evans, who lives in Carmarthenshire, Wales, was on vacation in Washington. This surely made for an interesting trip.
“Were they biting?” I asked when he reached out to let me know that he was the mystery fisherman.
“Guess so,” he replied, with these photos attached.
Carp was the fish of the day. According to roughfish.com, the Potomac River around Washington has “excellent carp fishing with fish over 30 lbs a possibility.” In early summer, “carp begin spawning in successive waves, with some of the biggest fish of the year coming during this time period.”
Carpe diem, Washington.