A blank for Charlie

      Three pike fishing trips to the lake this week and three Pike caught, all of them large jacks, a good fish lost and one blank. The blank was on Friday where the weather took its revenge again, bitingly cold with what Bob Dylan called a 'black hearted wind' and fine swirling snow for good measure.
      The highlight of this cold trip was meeting Charlie the Jack Russell who was being walked by his angling, but on this occasion non-fishing owner.
      Next time I fish I'll make sure to have some training treats in my pocket then at least I'll have a bite for Charlie, even if the Pike have no bites for me.