THE GANGS OF NEW MILTON Mudeford Woods Lake, 31 July 2019 (Session 20/2019)

Swim Number One, the float was initially cast straight out, the carp rod was cast to the overhanging tree on the left Venue: Mudeford Woods Lake Swim: Swim No. 1 Time: 19:30 to 21:15 Weather: Overcast after rain and strong summer winds As I ended my last post with some cautionary words about ne’er do wells, it may be as well this time to open with a Yob Update. The title of this post is perhaps misleading, as although the local paper tells me that two or three individuals are terrorising the entire population of New Milton, it is not … Continue reading THE GANGS OF NEW MILTON Mudeford Woods Lake, 31 July 2019 (Session 20/2019)

SINGLE SKIMMER SYNDROME Mudeford Woods Lake, 17 July 2019 (Session 19/2019)

Swim Number Eight, the float was cast to the reeds on the left, the carp rod out to the lilies Venue: Mudeford Woods Lake Swim: Swim No. 8 Time: 08:30to 10:45 Weather: Warm and sunny initially, turning to overcast (a low front was due later that day from the Atlantic) yet very still I had thought that I had started to get in the swing of going fishing on a regular basis but our weekend of stewarding at the New Forest Folk Festival once again proved quite tiring, which somehow turned into a fortnight’s break from the bank. The Folk … Continue reading SINGLE SKIMMER SYNDROME Mudeford Woods Lake, 17 July 2019 (Session 19/2019)

DORSET STOUR 7 SIDESTREAM BOB 0 Dorset Stour, The Quomps, 2 July 2019 (Session 18_2019)

The feeder was aimed to towards the bow of the boat to the right foreground and the float was lined up with the middle of the same boat and about three quarters of the way towards it Venue: The Tidal Dorset Stour, The Quomps, Christchurch Swim: The Mary and Les Swim Time: 08:30 to 10:30 Weather: to paraphrase the BBC’s weather forecast on Radio 5 Live; scattered showers in Northern Ireland and Scotland, sunny in the south with some cloud. Temperatures about mid 20s and a light breeze. I will start with a word about the weather, because I feel Radio … Continue reading DORSET STOUR 7 SIDESTREAM BOB 0 Dorset Stour, The Quomps, 2 July 2019 (Session 18_2019)

NOW I KNOW HOW BRADMAN FELT Mudeford Woods Lake, 30 June 2019 (Session 17_2019)

Swim Number Five, ‘Tackle Tarts ‘may want want to note my sophisticated rod rest system for the ledger rod Venue: Mudeford Woods Lake Swim: Swim No. 6 Time: 19:00 to 21:45 Weather: Warm and sunny after daytime temperatures in the high 20s but with a breeze I had a strong feeling that because I wanted to get home to watch the footie, I ended my last session at Mudeford Woods, just as it was about to get interesting. Therefore I was keen to return and fish towards dusk, and with Sunday being a warm day, it seemed an ideal opportunity … Continue reading NOW I KNOW HOW BRADMAN FELT Mudeford Woods Lake, 30 June 2019 (Session 17_2019)

SCHOOL’S OUT FOR SUMMER River Stour, Parley, 28 June 2019 (Session 16_2019)

The Dorset Stour at Parley Venue: Dorset Stour, Parley Swim: Roving Time: 14:00 to 15:15 Weather: Warm and sunny (approaching 28C) but with a strong breeze Of course school isn’t out for summer as yet, but Friday was the end of this cycle of invigilating at ‘Waterloo Road’ and although Neil, Mike and I didn’t sign each others shirts we did arrange to meet up over the summer. Bringing my newly honed time management skills to bear and aware that the drive home takes me past Ringwood’s Parley fishery on the Dorset Stour, I put a fairly minimal set of … Continue reading SCHOOL’S OUT FOR SUMMER River Stour, Parley, 28 June 2019 (Session 16_2019)

LUCY BRONZE-BREAM Mudeford Woods Lake, 27 June 2019 (Session 15_2019)

Swim Number Six Venue: Mudeford Woods Lake Swim: Swim No. 6 Time: 17:30 to 19:45 Weather: Warm and sunny but with a strong breeze On the face of it I am going fishing more frequently of late. Whilst it is true that I am starting to enjoy my fishing again, realistically I am also getting a bit slicker about managing my time and this was a ‘sandwich session’. Before setting off I waited to see ex-BR B12 4-6-0 No. 61306 ‘Mayflower’ pass through Hinton Admiral on its return run from Weymouth to Chinnor. Oh the simple pleasures of being a … Continue reading LUCY BRONZE-BREAM Mudeford Woods Lake, 27 June 2019 (Session 15_2019)

JAG ÄR 4% SVENSKA, MEN DÖR DEN SAKEN? The Large Lake, Avon Tyrrell, 24 June 2019 (Session 14_2019)

The Island Swim, the lily pads to the right are out of bounds and the angler opposite had a good morning Venue: The Large Lake, Avon Tyrrell Swim: Car Park Bank, opposite the Island Time: 08:30 to 10:30 Weather: Overcast, muggy with spots of rain, with a maximum of 15C The exam season is coming to an end, the GCSEs and A-levels are over and there are just a few year 10 mocks to go this week and today I was only due to invigilate at ‘Waterloo Road’ in the afternoon, which meant I could fit in a short fishing … Continue reading JAG ÄR 4% SVENSKA, MEN DÖR DEN SAKEN? The Large Lake, Avon Tyrrell, 24 June 2019 (Session 14_2019)