December 11, 2017

Last week I failed to capitalize upon my one opportunity to put a carp on the bank and ended up with a frustrating blank. The opportunity to which I refer came at 4.30 pm on peg 3 in the form of a fast take. The rod in question was fished just a short distance into the...

December 30, 2016

At last after being insanely busy with musical commitments in the run up to Christmas I finally found myself on the banks of Wetlands specimen lake for a December session. Don't get me wrong, I greatly enjoyed doing the six concerts with the band OUTCRY, but the amount...

December 27, 2015

I absolutely must tell you about an unfortunate angling accident that I experienced last week. Oddly enough, it occurred not on the banks of Wetlands, but in my garage of all places.  But first, I turn to the subject of the three large Mirrors that were released into t...

December 16, 2015

My sense of smell seems to have declined steadily with age. Evidence of said demise, is to be found in a recent landmark event, that saw me not only tolerating my wife's acquisition of a bottle of relatively expensive (compared to the price of a bait spray) bottle of J...

December 9, 2015

I seem to have done quite a bit of waiting, one way or another in the last few days, which is rather apt, bearing in mind that we have just entered the period of Advent. According to Wikipedia, Advent is a season observed in many Western Christian churches as a time of...

December 2, 2015

This week's session received a massive injection of interest due to the much heralded release last Wednesday, of three new Mirror carp into the specimen lake. The event was witnessed by a small team of excited onlookers, in the shape of Richard, Dave, Dean, Andy, Franc...

December 25, 2014

Some days don't get off to a great start, especially when you own two ageing and somewhat incontinent Labrador dogs, who rarely manage to make it through the night without some kind of bladder or anal accident. And such was the case at 5.30 am on Monday morning, as I g...

December 4, 2014

Good things come to those who wait, or so they say! The trouble is that these days most of us would rather take the waiting out of wanting and go for immediate results. In a straight contest between delayed gratification and instant rewards, the latter is usually a mor...

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