Monday, 20 July 2015

A Bit Of A "Do"

Something slightly different last Saturday for me in that, five other anglers joined me on a section of river for a "Social Do" from the Lure Anglers Society. Now most know that my preference is to fish alone. It suits me to suit myself.

But fishing alone can have its drawbacks, in that you're never truly sure what potential some stretches of water have. So these guys were my guinea pigs in a way. Never easy to have people down as guests, normally the fish play hard to get.

Not this time, the lads fished well. It's also good to see how other anglers fish, the tips you can pick up. Me well I had a couple of small fish, but preferred to pass the time watching, gassing away and just having a laugh.

Not sure on the final figure of fish caught, but plenty of Jacks,Chub and Perch showed. Two Perch over three pounds in the pictures below and three over two pound. Lots of back up Perch also around the pound to a pound and a half mark , which was good to see.


LAS Chairman Roy G

Thankfully this Chub was witnessed by two of the lads passing an absolute stonker, that took a crank almost as large as the fish itself. I'm practicing my "Speci Hunter" adoring stare at the little fellow.

All in all a good day, a great bunch of lads and I'm looking forward the next one later in the year.

Be Lucky

Monty D

Saturday, 11 July 2015

Insect Bites

No fishing for me this weekend, but I've moaned before about being bitten while on the river by insects of every persuasion. I'll moan no more, have a look at this little lot below. My stepdaughter recently came back from a holiday in Croatia with her friends and was eaten alive.


We took her to A&E in the week as they were getting larger with every passing day. Natalie loved it, various members of the medical profession taking photos, oohhhing and aahhinng. They gave her a strong dose of antibiotics and sent her on her way. She is staying home with us for a few days, still she must be getting better as I'm not long home from work. The kitchen looks like a bomb site, where she has cooked herself a full English and gone back to bed. I'm sure she thinks the "Kitchen Sprites" will tidy up for her. So nice to have her home.

Roll on Tuesday

Anyone else looking forward to this? I'm sure many, many of us have read To Kill A Mockingbird. This will have to be pretty special to surpass that. Who can forget those immortal words "He went inside and shut the door behind him. I never saw him again".Even now it evokes strong memories in me, with a book that has enthralled me countless times over the years. Not a bad film either!

You have to give it a whirl, surely.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and if your bank side watch out for bugs.

Be Lucky

Monty D