Saturday, 28 May 2011

Fox Blog?

There you go Paddy, it took a while but I've managed to film two of the fox cubs playing in the garden. Unfortunately it looks pretty dark now I've uploaded it to YouTube - the raw footage looked much better.

Thursday, 12 May 2011


On the bright sunny days in the closed season I like to explore the smaller waters I'm planning on fishing when the season re-opens. Using a pair of polarized sunglasses and a sketchbook I can search for suitable swims and even spot the fish I'm targeting.

The great thing about searching the water in this fashion is it's much quicker than when you're carrying fishing gear as the fishing doesn't distract you. The downside is that features change and fish move - but you can build up a valuable picture of where you are fishing.

Or am I just torturing myself looking at fish I can't catch?

Friday, 6 May 2011

Jack's Pike #26

Closed season: Over half way...

And on a completely non-fishing note; the foxes that live at the bottom of my garden have had cubs. There is 4 or 6 of them, difficult to count, fun to watch. Edit: There are 6 of them, they've been playing in the garden all afternoon!