Today the weather forecast, care of the BBC and Met Office, was for mild, cloudy and dry weather. I have to give them 66.66% on their Examination Results because it’s Mild, Cloudy and RAINING so 2 out of 3 isn’t bad for a failing grade. This means we’ll finish our Fantasy Fishing Christmas Gift list and I’ll go fishing this afternoon. As you’ll recall we have three more items to complete the list, all of which have to be under £25 per item.
I knew today would be busy. I had an order to mail out, I had to drop my wife off at her sister’s at 1:30pm, pick up my daughter at 2:30pm from the train station plus we were having a birthday bash this evening at my brother and sister in laws. So, it only seemed right that on this very mild December day I’d go fishing at least for a couple of hours.
And thus it was mandated that I shall go Christmas Shopping this afternoon with my wife which pretty much blew away any thoughts of Going Fishing Without My Wife today. Still, these matters must be attended to, plus she threatened to set her 4ft highly-talon-ted (get it?) pet owl “‘Orrid Owlrid” on to me (see photo proof below) and so I complied. Continue reading Fantasy Fishing Christmas Shopping List
After yesterday’s miserable failure of a soak-fest where dripping, persistent rain and dreary, damp cold were the highlights I was determined to make up for it today with a much better planned session at Lloyds Meadow Fishery. The previous day I’d only spent an hour and a half fishing on Heron Lake before my fingers succumbed to the cold, so much so that I found it almost impossible to tie a new rig. Today I didn’t forget my fishing gloves but of course this time I didn’t need them. Continue reading A Much Better Fishing Afternoon
The Met Office said it was going to be cold and wet today and they weren’t kidding. It was as dank and damp as it’s possible to get but I got up, had breakfast, dressed warmly, stepped out of the house, watched my boots immediately start to grow moss because of the dampness and drove to Lloyds Meadow Fishery, one of the more natural and mature fisheries in the North West of England. Continue reading A Cold and Damp Sunday Morning
I’m pretty computer literate. If you have a problem with your machine chances are good that I can fix it. But, 27 years away from the U.K. fishing scene and I feel as though I have to re-learn Tech Speak all over again. Today, for example, I took a soggy drive up to Lionel’s Fishing Tackle and I did what anglers do when they go to such an establishment. Continue reading PVA Bags, Boilies, Hair Rigs. What?
I’m learning so much about fishing in the U.K. So much is new to me. My last three fishing sessions have been dismal failures and this has got to change otherwise I’ll have nothing to write about. So, after running some errands (drop daughter off at train station, shopping with the wife, ALWAYS one of my favourite pastimes, honest!) I did some Googling on the InterWeb and found some interesting stuff. Continue reading No Fishing Today. So I Studied.
As you may know I love the idea of Fishing Gear On A Budget, mainly because I can’t afford the expensive stuff. But, what if I could afford the best that money could buy? I shall imagine I’m just about to win the Euromillions and now I have to get daft when it comes to buying my fishing gear. Continue reading Almost Certain Euromillions Winner Chooses His Pole Gear!
So off I went to the Shropshire Union Canal to see if I could winkle out a few roach and perhaps a skimmer bream or two. My destination, the stretch near Waverton.I’d never been there before but there’s a first time for everything except for anything you don’t end up actually doing during your lifetime.
Today started off very warm for December. In fact it felt like August but only because we’ve just had a lousy summer and August was particularly bad this year. I got up bright and early (ie. before 10am) and drove to the River Bollin at Reddish Hall just outside Lymm. Continue reading Two Destinations, One Bad Day Fishing