Friday, 31 December 2010

More Famous than Richard Walker?

Oh dear, it is with great regret that I have to inform those who don't already know, that one of our fellow Bloggers has gone over to the Dark Side. I cannot bring myself to name the culprit, but in a current publication, sometimes bought by fellows of the angle, this individual has been feted.

Without going into too much detail, I can say that "roach", "frozen canals" and "small streams" were all mentioned.

To think that he's now rubbing shoulders with his fellow conspirators, Des Taylor and Keith Arthur, brings a small tear to my eye.  I can only hope that he has too much to drink tonight, falls over, bangs his head and knocks all this nonsense out of it!

Seriously, well done mate for getting into the Press.

Thursday, 23 December 2010

Last Trip Before Christmas

As this will bw my last time out on the bank before Christmas, I thought I'd try somewhere very local. I had treated myself to a nice little wand for tiddler snatching so wanted to give it a run out.
I tried 2 swims but neither was in a forgiving move so I retired gracefully to a warm room with a glass of whisky.

Happy Christmas to all fishermen (and fisherettes!) out there especially fellow bloggers.

Saturday, 18 December 2010

18.12.10 Going Fishing Part 2

Mnnn, think I made the right decision.

18.12.10 Going Fishing?

OK, I'll own up.  Went out last week on the Avon and between me and my mate (14 combined hours) not a fish, not a bite not even a twitch between us. Just some liquidised bread in the feeder and some flake on the hook for the INEVITABLE chub. But no!

Fish 10 - Us a big fat zero.

So this morning, having finally finished the Christmas decorations etc, I thought "A couple of hours me time". Sure we'd had snow yesterday and more forecast for today. But am I man or a mouse? By the time I'd sorted a couple of rods out, the answer was definately "squeek, squeek". At the moment 8" and still falling, so TV on and a nice glass of whisky.

Roll on next week!

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Latest Venture Out

Decided to give it a go yesterday. The weather had warmed up and the snow was melting. A light rain had started so despite the "snow melt" I packed a very small set-up and headed to a venue I wasn't that familiar with. Things started to go wrong when I arrived in the general vicinity only to realise that the exact location (which other Bloggers had suggested) was proving impossible to find. I asked a few people but surprisingly no-one had heard of it. The nearest I got was someone who knew the road but when I eventually got there the swim proved to be the wrong one.

Stuff this, I thought so I parked up and decided that it couldn't be too difficult to sort out the exact spot.  By this time the rain had gone from light to "wets you right through". My outerwear was proving to be up to the job but I'd forgotten my hat and the rain was causing a problem with my glasses.  Eventually a friendly local pointed be in the right direction and I finally found the swim but was surprised to find Keith already in it! Still he called me over and with a pint of tasty real ale I settled down.

Soon the bloody place was crowded with other fishermen. So we all decided to stuff the fishing and drink! Mind you, as I was driving I had to switch to pints of lime and lemonade. Blimey, it gives you stomach ache!

So it was great meeting you all and having a good chat.  Look forward to seeing you lot on the bank somewhere.  Only sorry I had to leave early just as you all seemed to be settling in for a session.

BTW, how was that Lap Dancing Club?