Forgot to mention it's my mums birthday today
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOTHER
The day didn't start well as I knocked a bottle of red wine off the
shelf and all over the supermarket floor, the guy who had just spent
an hour cleaning it didn't look amused
A few weeks ago barford lakes close to my Norfolk home came as a pleasent suprise and the last couple of days it's been Docklow pools in Herefordshire. These mature fisheries are a haven for wildlife and full of fish with a good mixture to catch.
Today whilst watching buzzards overhead and a pair of kingfishers darting noisely around the lakes I have caught carp to doubles as well as chub to 3lb a few roach a tommy ruffe and well chuffed with a couple of barbel the high light one of the best looking barbel I have seen about 3lb, full of colour and fighting fit.
As part of a press day for my sponsers Preston innovations it's been good to be in the company of some cracking anglers. Tommy Pickering the welsh wizard lee Edwards and Duncan Charman. to name just a few, Even The Pons turned up last night for a bit of grub.
Trip organiser Terry Reynolds with the best of the trip at 9lb 2oz
The barbel are still feeding thou with a lively 5lber first cast
Above the woods on the far bank a pair of Buzzards screech as they circle making the most of the last of the light.
My left rod just twitched and dropped back best I pay attention for a few minutes