Well as I mentioned earlier Mike Berridge AKA Biggun was fishing with Gruff and I today,on a syndicate that Gruff and I belong to.I've not seen the man for a few years now though we do keep in touch regularly.And as we met up,it was man hugs all round as I know Biggun hates this kind of thing with a passion, being a rough chap from 'Ull.His first words more or less were "Get off you soft southern bastard" and Gruff just looked on perplexed as he does not mind my tactile ways.But then again he has been down south for years now.
The fishing,well it was hard today and with plenty of people out bites were at a premium.Mike had the one while I sat with him and chatted,we did a lot of that today as it was a social for me as opposed to I must catch,I must catch.But it came to nowt(it's rubbing off you see that );-0.Gruff had the one dropped take on his dead baits for Pike.I will not see Gruff now until we start our Tench fishing in mid to late April so thanks for a great season It's been laughs all the way,as it should be and perhaps one day I will take my angling more seriously and catch more.But in truth I'm happy as I am thank you very much.
I did though have more of these bloody things........God knows how many of the bait robbing sods I've had this season ?
And this fine,fine specimen here, the first for a good few years that sent the cane into an alarming battle curve.
But I did not mind we caught sod all really, it was just really good to catch up again Biggun and I'll see you in the summer,if not before.Now I've given out an awful lot of stick with various Doppelgängers and other stuff but it's all in good jest.So Biggun took this today of me so do your best If you want to,I don't mind ;-)
Now as we are on about our friends in the North I'll tell you about this......Last Wednesday I was in a branch like this in Mayfair where I work.
And I was ordering some lunch to be delivered to our office later in the day.When I over heard a conversation by two lads like this.
NM2 "Yeah or chips and sausage rolls not all this foreign shite"
NM1 "Fooking right or Pizza"
NM2 "God yeah I would love a Pizza now"
MD "Lads I think you'll find Pizza is foreign"
Cue a total blank expression on both of them.The mind boggles as what life oop Narf is really like for those poor folk ?Jokes aside I seem to get on better with the lads from oop Narf that I know,as they seem to bullshit less than people down here.Or perhaps I'm wrong
If you are out as many of you are this weekend behave,I've been told today about a Southern river that has "Barbel Trotting Fever" at present.In the week two GROWN MEN had a full blown punch up on the bank and the police were called to intervene.No this is not a wind up,it's from a source from someone who lives very near the river.Barbel fishing eh it just gets better and better ?