Our wonderful and ever cheer full looking manager Avram "I love a brass me " Grant, was absent from the Bittania Stadium yesterday,owing to it being the holy day in the Jewish calender.This marks the end of 10 days of penitence.And trust me Avram,my boy.You have a lot to be penitent about,so far in your career at Upton Park.We got our first point in a 1-1 draw.Not a bad game to be honest.And I suggest you stay away more often,if it helps the team.How would you want Avram on the touch line while you were trying to play ?Eek.Shame about the early kick off time as you can't get to have a proper drink,but hey ho.Wolves away will be my next match in October.
Now the Pope is soon to depart and go back to the Vatican.Alas he has not managed to add to his flock of around 540,down from 900.He came and tried his best.Offering Papal Packs of.......Dynamite Baits,Buck Fast and Fried Mars Bars for the Scottish contingent.In fact he was heard to remark to Bishop Bonney "We need one million Souls,to keep us afloat.And keep Bransford, and Farther Frampton is on the case here with an open day".He was also caught on camera.
Oh yes the Perch.I arrived at the river early today and it was lovely sunny morning with the mist rising off the river,so I took this quick photo as I made my way about two miles downstream.
It's why Autumn is so great in our country,to me any how.It had clouded over by around 08.00 however.
It was a hard struggle today, as I only had three Perch, each would have been around two pounds.I do not tend to weigh Perch unless they look to be three pound or over.The Crayfish today were very active indeed.Constantly dragging the float under and grabbing either a worm bait.Or the live Minnows I also used,yes they are a pain in the 'arris.But they are here to stay,so you have to work around this problem .Though I do hope the cold weather will soon put the sods down ?All the fish came to laying on.Though if the Kray fish do persist,it will need a bait a fair way off the bottom,to keep my sanity.Problem is the river does not lend it's self to trotting being very overgrown.
I did some how foul hook a Perch.Around 11.00 the float bobbed up,then move across the river.A strike met solid resistance,but the hook pulled very quickly.And the biggest Perch scale I've ever seen was on the hook.This fish would have been a big fat,Kray fish muncher.Gutted to foul hook such a fish.But can't wait to get back down there.I fished through to noon with no more action.I think and early swerve from work this week is in order,as I had to leave and get the Sunday dinner on ;-).I did manage to bolt back a pint of Old P,prior to getting home.Well It's Sunday,come on.
Oh and next weekend I've got the Bard of Bridgenorth and a mate of his coming down for the day, on another river.So that should be fun.Must remember to visit the pie shop nearby on route.
Enjoy Your Sunday.