Sunday, 31 October 2010

A new home for the gear!

The move to the new house went smoothly and at last the broadband has been re-connected. All the fishing gear, and I can't believe how much there was, is now in it's new room at the top of the house but it's yet to be sorted through.

Organised fishing chaos!
The attic space was claimed as my den just after we viewed the house and there's plenty of room for all the gear to be stored, I'm looking forward to slapping a bit of olive green paint on the wall's and getting the rod rack up and organised. The bait is the only thing that will have to be stored elsewhere, which is something that Sharon has banned from her new kitchen, the boilie making, so I'm looking for a suitable garden shed to convert into a bait shack!
I have wanted to venture onto the bank over the past couple of weeks but I've either had walls to paint, paper to hang or furniture to build and there's still loads to do. It's the second bout of man flu in as many weeks keeps me from venturing out today.

Friday, 1 October 2010

A Couple of Quick Ones!

Last week was pretty quiet and I only ventured onto the bank a couple of times for some quick short sessions.
The first was last Friday evening for a few hours on the canal near the Blue Lias, bites were scarce until the lights switched off and then I only had the one take. It didn't half pull back and  when I switched on the headlamp I was most impressed to see a Zed slide over the cord and into the net.

The next session was near Tusses on Saturday afternoon/evening, I fished into darkness again but  the only fish of the session came on the second cast having missed a take on the first cast only a few seconds before. It was a perfect evening, still, calm, with a big bright moon lighting everything up, it was very comfortable to fish, the only thing lacking was a few more bites.

Things might be a bit quiet with this blog over the next few weeks as I've just got the keys for the new house and I have a new rod room/tackle den to decorate and move into.