Out for a Small River
wander. Lots of walking about, lots of (the lost art of) looking, bit of climbing and some jumping about for good measure. Same as most of my summer fishing since I was a kid.
But it's really hard now; still feeling the effects of the last chemo and still doing radiotherapy every day (only 3 more to go) - the mind is willing but the body is really starting to fail now!
Six barbel found the net, to a rather nice 7lb 12oz
(R) - great fun spotting them in the clear water and convincing them to take a bait. But I think bait 'n' wait is going to have to take over for a bit...
This round of treatment finishes on Tuesday (can't wait), it takes about 8-12 weeks to recover fully from it - so perhaps a late summer tench or carp to nurse me back to health...
I don't want to wish the summer away - but
- roll on pike time!
Well done Brian, be patient, the energy will return and those pike will be quaking in their boots.ReplyDelete
Cheers Dave, I’m probably the least patient fisherman out there! But yeah, a bit of traditional sitting still is in order, while waiting for the water to cool down…Delete
Good stuff Brian, all the best for this last round. See you back fully fit on the wye in a few months!ReplyDelete
Thanks Jack, this round is nearly over - that’s the main thing. Can not wait to watch that pike float bobbing about on The Wye…Delete
Keep it going Brian. As we say, doing something you enjoy is the best medicine. Having that to look forward to in the future.ReplyDelete
Run down at the moment, but slowly building my strength ready for the next trip. It’s hard work but it helps I’ve got fishing to look forward to!Delete
Nearly there mate! lets hope the Wye gets a good flush through and we can be hauling ass before you can blink!ReplyDelete
Only 2hr 51min from home to the Wye, minus time for the hyper-speed deployment.
My last radiotherapy session of this cycle - and hopefully last time I have to go through it (rather painful). Yeah, let’s hope The Wye finds some autumn form - a bit of water and some hungry barbel..!Delete