This week I had a small change and helped the lovely Bernadine at her craft fair in St Albans today. Earning, hopefully, lots of bonus points...
Wednesday 8th I was back to Lake John on the top lake where Colin was absent due to other work commitments and I helped Mark Parris complete the draw and pegging.
The forecast was for some warmth and sunshine plus a growing wind. This was nothing to do with my digestive system but a large and deepening low rushing in from the
The lovely Bernadine and I escaped to Bournemouth in Dorset for a few days this week. It was our 20th wedding Anniversary and I had booked us into a hotel for a few days of sun, sea and snoozing.....
We drove back Friday afternoon after having had glorious weather everyday and fully refreshed for a weekend’s hard fishing.
I must add that the lovely Bernadine did attend a Craft Fayre Saturday so we did not just return for me to fish!
Saturday 4th I was back to Lake
Cuckoo, cuckoo was the sound that greeted me on arrival to my peg at Lake John on Wednesday 24th April. This was after a good night at our local on St George’s Day, the 23rd, when the food and beer was at half price. It would have been rude not to go and partake in refreshments with that offer.
The day dawned bright, sunny and hot: it was like a summer’s day and a joy to be out to play. I was drawn on peg 12 halfway alongside the right hand bank, an average peg and I had Kenny Zorro
It was a very windy start to my fishing week at Lake John on the larger top lake on Wednesday 17th. 20 of us were assembled for the draw and I drew peg 36 on the left hand bank right in the wind. This is a great feeder peg, but as I left my feeder rods at home that was my first mistake.
I set up to fish at 13m (which I stopped after 5 minutes as I could not hold my pole in the wind) another line was set to fish at 6m and finally a spot to my right downwind in the margins. I fed GOT
This week’s piscatorial pursuits started at Magic Lakes on the regular Thursday open. I drew the same peg that I won off last week, number 12, which led to lots of groans from my fellow anglers. Especially vocal was my travelling companion Andy Windall at my luck in drawing a plum peg again.
At least it was not snowing this week and I was comfortable sitting in some early drizzle and later some welcome early spring sunshine.
I started my match searching my swim with a single grain