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Leaking money

A Penn Affinity long cast 8000 set the tills ringing. What a machine!

July 2016


 

When tomorrow comes

Herein lie the lessons for today. You have to go a lot for the good days to even get close to the bad ones.

August 2016


 

Kingsmill bass

If anything, bites were better then as fish came up in the water to take the bait and then dived back to the bottom.

August 2016


 

The three hundred and one pound eel

And think I did. That was a bite I thought.

September 2016


 

Much ado about nothing

Should I have gone for distance, or smaller baits?

September 2016


 

Muddy dogs

...wallowing around on the edge of a muddy Bristol channel mark.

October 2016


 

Why on earth??

... it was my first undulate ray that upset the apple cart.

July 2016


 

Waiting for ever

It was so quiet, so peaceful. No traffic noise, just a plaintive curlew calling occasionally....

October 2016


 

Remembering why

Can crabs really pull the tip down three or four inches?

November 2016


 

School of hard knocks

What’s this flapping across the gravel towards me?

December 2016


 

A study in brown

....and lifted my prize from the mud.

December 2016


 

Salt-free

Expensive may be better, but not quite as wet is still wet in my book.

December 2016


 

Bloody Miserable Weather

..today it was going to be thornbacks, conger or bust,

January 2017


 

Suffolk punch

Cast it out, wind it in, strip off the weed, re-bait and repeat.

February 2017


 

Floundering about

A landscape at low tide of vast sandbanks and deep channels.

March 2017


 

Closer to lunch

It is all a matter of knowing just where the last few rocks are.

April 2017


 

Crabbing about..

....because the crabs beat the fish to the bait all the time?

April 2017


 

Sodium deficiency

...no time for coffee, the same rod was off again.

August 2017


 

Excessive wind

...the right hand rod straightened spectacularly.

August 2017


 

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