The mission to land a fish on the opening morning was a bit of a rush - I'm really glad the opportunity to fish presented itself. I managed four hours and caught 10 small barbel and 2 small carp on surface fished bread - great result! Then home, shower and hospital.
I had a bit more time today, not only to go fishing but time to smell the roses. Time to faff, time to enjoy, time to watch and wander. In fact I randomly picked the longest day of the year - so an early start - on the river for first light and off as it got dark!
Traveling light, just a bag of bread for bait and let's see where the day would take me. Doesn't matter if I get distracted by butterflies (loads of Painted Ladies). I wandered most of the length of the river - had a look at what's new - oh, and caught some fish!
Eight barbel, 4 brown trout...
Another little common carp, a roach...
Ten chub - almost all of which were damaged from spawning...
And 2 gudgeon - now it's a party!!
A celebratory Coca-Cola (not allowed beer). A fantastic day with over 50k steps (24 miles) on my Fitbit. I'll definately be taking myself off for a random fishing wander a few more times over the summer, although not always as far. Just what the Doctor ordered!
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Oh, and, I have created a new page that links to some of the blog's Red Letter Days, putting them all in one place. I'm still adding to it, I've had some cracking days since I started the blog!
That sounds like the perfect day Brian, dawn until dusk beside the water and letting the day unfurl in front of you. Love it.ReplyDelete
Pretty much my perfect day! Can’t recommend it enough (or wait to do it again).Delete
24 miles? bloody hell Brian, considering you had surgery so recently, you must be super fit or on some serious prescription drugs. Well done mate, enjoy the summer.ReplyDelete
Still on a few pain killers, but feel really good at the moment - I know it’s only temporary, next round of treatment starts soon. But yeah, enjoying the summer while I’ve got chance.Delete
And I can really feel the 24 miles today, fun but I need more recovery time these days!!
Don't think I've exceeded 30k, 50k is just mad !! keep it up Brian !!ReplyDelete
Knackered today, but you don’t think about it when you’re fish spotting - soon click up those steps. Only the 4th time I’ve done over 50k since wearing a Fitbit…Delete
one word - perfect!ReplyDelete
Awesome day Brian! Good to see you're back on the bank, perfect remedy!ReplyDelete
Cheers Jack, I’d like a day wandering about on The Wye before treatment starts again - fingers crossed!Delete
What a day. And 24 miles.ReplyDelete
Got to be done once in a while :-)Delete