Thursday 19 September 2013

Magic Moments

Spur of the moment decision to head to the river after work in search of a barbel... And I got one, 7lb 9oz, great stuff!

But even better; earlier in the evening a kingfisher landed on my fishing rod - I've had a quite few land on my rods over the years - but this was the first time one has landed while I was holding it.

I couldn't believe it, I froze and didn't even dare breath, it was only there for a few seconds but a truly magic moment!


  1. Talking of Kingfishers I've seen loads this year, far more than recent times anyway. A fantastic sight aren't they.

    1. Very little time on the river this year - but seen loads - I think I've seen at least one every trip. Great news, and a sign of a healthy river.

      Now, trying to photograph one is a different story...