Sunday, 4 July 2010


Well just in case...... the title is about the fish
not the angler!!
Saturday gave me Phil and Mike a chance to
visit some new water.
It was a bit of a drive but on reflection
once I had recovered from the drive
worth the effort. Phil often says I have
a knowledge of Chub, I take that as a
complement, because they are spooky
fish and even though they " as the name
suggests" have a reputation for being
greedy they can take some fooling at
I say the tip was worth it on reflection for
several reasons. The first it makes me more
appreciative of the good rivers we have close
to home. The second is that on my first visit
I can take a 5lb Chub on the float, my as I
called it in the last post " Faith" in spotting
a decent swim improves on each visit to a
new river. I think that the skill is only acquired
after years on or in the water, I truly hope I
have the time to learn much much more.
My thoughts as I left seemed to be
"It's a long way"
"Is it worth it?"
Today I sort of think another visit with a
longer time to spend would be nice. After
all a few Chub one of 5lb on the first visit
in low water may just show the potential.

On the Friday I took my total to 21
thanks to a little Stickle Back


"Life is but a dream?"

"... on a good day of fishing, the job, the noise and clutter ... fade away until there is only water and the rhythm of the rod and, now and then, a fish."

-Random Phrump

''A Thought''

A simple philosophy I have adopted over the years has been tested and re-enforced in the past few weeks. It is to celebrate those good and pleasing things encountered in daily life, no matter how small, with at least the same vigour as I bemoan the bad or merely vexing.
-Steve Dobson

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