I'll be on a new river for me on opening night the mighty river Trent.Gruff and I did hope to be on the Thames but out little twelve footer will not be sea worthy until around July.Get your finger out Gruff and as I type this he is hard at work,sweating like a good 'un.Sterling work the old boy is doing too while I offer sage advice while sipping some nice chilled Stowford Press.
I'm looking forward to casting a line in the Trent,but as it's a no publicity stretch I cannot really report on what if anything I may catch.We aim to leave the leafy shires of Surrey around noon next Friday hopefully arriving around 15.30 and just soak up the atmosphere of the "Northen Wastelands"Then cast at midnight returning home around noon on the Saturday.
Here is a little photo of the lovely Hampshire Avon,that I hope to be on the following weekend.
I did cast a line two weeks ago at Marsh Farm in hope of a large Crucian or two.But we were up against it with the windy day and scorching sun.We only managed a few Tench before we headed for home.Float presentation was hard owing to the wind and if you have ever fished Marsh Farm,you will be aware of how gently the cagey "Crus" bite.Nice to sit down and relax though and that's what its all about surely?
Two things now...........
Matt Hayes got some right stick over on Fatwa just before Christmas 2010,concerning what he charges for a days fishing with his good self.I did mention this way back on here in 2010.
Have a peek at this link posted by the BardofBridgenorth.At present it seems to be all loved up for Matt,how times change.The Bard and I had a little chat yesterday and we both agreed he is a really good man to present angling in a positive manner.
And also I have dived right in on another forum and agreed to take part in a "All Rounder"challenge.Not something I normally do but the Perch challenge last year was fun.
Good forum this,sure some may see it as a load of old fuddy duddy cane users.I like to think of it as a collection of people who just derive immense enjoyment fom being on the bank side.Can that be a bad thing?
So I'll raise my glass and wish you all a great season on the rivers that you fish.Enjoy what you do and have fun.The years are passing at a great rate of knots so make the most of it.And look ye also while life lasts.