Its been a slow start to spring. The weather has been reasonably settled but successive systems have channeled Arctic air from north, keeping temperatures down and many of our migrants south of the Channel. Normally by now we would be seeing a steady stream of swallows, chats and warblers arriving on the south coast, yetContinue reading “Waking Up…”
Monthly Archives: March 2015
The lovely people at Unbound are holding a flash sale of limited First Editions and The Twitch is included. It’s a black comedy following a murderous individual’s efforts to win the annual bird-race – whatever the cost. Unbound are currently selling it for £7.99 which is a right bloomin’ bargain if you ask me. ToContinue reading “Flash Sale!”
Final Day Fun!
There was a low turnout for the annual Golden Scale Club Final Day Fish-in this year – mainly because no-one knew about it. Of course, with the lack of competition, the fish fed well – and although the final day is principally an opportunity to empty the dregs from bait-tins and compare cakes, catches areContinue reading “Final Day Fun!”
The final week of the season is my favourite time to be on the bank. The fish are at their fittest, the days stretching and time, suddenly, is so precious. Perch are the usual winter fare but with our normal river haunts out of sorts, my friend Chris and I were struggling to find aContinue reading “Sunshine perching”
A glorious weekend in the country…
This weekend my friend Martin made his now annual escape from London life in order to kick back in the Dorset hills. In past years we have squeezed a bit of fishing in, but this time we spent two and a half days hunting birds. On Friday afternoon we were at Morden Bog hoping toContinue reading “A glorious weekend in the country…”