A quick trip down to the drain this afternoon for a couple of hours fishing by some old moorings east of the village. The session wasn't much more than a couple of hours either, because it was all but dark by four o'clock and half an hour of the session was spent catching some lovely fresh bait.
However the short session ended up being a memorable one and good one.
Four Pike up to around eight pounds, two pike lost and one run missed. Then to round the short session off, a beautiful three pound eleven ounce Perch.
What is there not to like about a fish like that and a truly muscle-bound looking specimen it was too, the colour of the fins was simply fantastic.
I love big Perch.
Tonight a happy angler will enjoy his beer, then to bed and to dream of more big Perch.
Well you can but dream.