- Oct 27, 2010
- Reaction score
- On another planet
Thought I saw your car there Alan, I managed to get there at ten and you still beat me there going via the Ouse!, not sure you need an alarm clock lolNice looking chub Mick.
After waking twenty minutes later than intended,don't use an alarm clock anymore i'm retired,I decided to drive north of Bedford to try a stretch of the Ouse I haven't fished for twenty yeas or more,on arrival the river was still too high and pushing,plus a blustery downstreamer put paid to my wanting to float fish for roach and possible specimen perch,so a disgruntled Alan got back in the car and drove forty miles back to the small river,car park wasn't mullered,so loaded up the barrow and set off,thtough the two small gates I had a surprise,the bailiff had wd40'd the padlocks and I stunk of the stuff and was covered in it,strolled up,past the flyers hoping for a peg at the top end,as I went through the gate said bailiff was chatting to a guy in my hoped for swim,couldn't believe it because this fella is a friend of forty five years standing who I didnt know was a member???,anyway afterba long chatand the morning drifting away I set up in the swim above him,a favourite of Rob's,fished the stick all afternoon and had several nice roach to 10ozs,four barbel to around 6lb 8ozs and a chub around 4lbs,spent the day watching 'Eric' the big roach(not the one with the scale damage Rob),a pleasant day with good company,my mate caned the chub too,happy days....
There was a lot of other cars there before me as expected so headed across the road to the other stretch, was hard work but had a nice day roving, getting plenty of chub and roach and tones of gudgeon, some right clonkers too, it felt good to be out at last. Saw 7 kites above me at one stage and two egrets working the meadow, not sure what for
Packed up at fourish and Alan's car is still there, the stamina of the man