The last few weeks for me have been dire on the rivers, the levels have been up and down like a yo-yo. Then throw into the mix the fluctuating weather conditions and well in short since Christmas it has been largely shit.
Yesterday was no better, yep it had a biting wind that cut through me. But I needed to try and sneak in a good Perch and ended with one small Pike for five hours toil. You can see the net freezing in double quick time and next week it's looking really cold in the UK.
Nice to get out, but much, much nicer to arrive home, though we will not mention the Rugby! Na well played Scotland a thoroughly deserved win for those guys.
I picked up another little reel in the week, via Japan. A little Daiwa Alphas Air for some tiny crankbaits in the Spring for Trout. Just need to spool it up and give it a whirl, maybe next weekend for Perch if it warms up a little?
Otters and the petition to the government. Well not surprisingly it was blown out of the water, but it does not end here brothers of the angle! The Barbel Society are planning a march on Downing Street on Saturday the 17th of well March.
I feel this could be the making of Rich Frampton, his Emily Pankhurst moment. Go for it Rich, I've always felt you were a man who could get things done.A leader of men, in life some blaze a trail, while others follow the blazers. Rich you are the former, go for it!
Agent Rocca, if you want to post on forums with my ideas in future please at least acknowledge my genius instead of taking the plaudits for yourself!
From way back in 2010.
Meanwhile in Wessex Pete Reading is strutting his stuff around town to this.