You never know




      It doesn't look very inspiring but whenever I've driven past this small land drain, which inevitably leads to a bigger one, I've meant to stop and then look and watch for a while. This time with no heavy farm machinery passing I finally did. Anglers do like to hang over bridges no matter how inspiring or uninspiring the view is, in fact I think we are programmed to do it anywhere.
      I know another land drain just like this one where I've caught pike but that one doesn't have the benefit of a bridge to constrict the flow and make a small pool on the other side. Most people ignore these small man-made drains but you never know what lurks in there.
      I sat for a while and who should turn up but Mr Heron and he knows a thing or two about fishing. I watched him catch some small silver fish but when I tried to get closer he was up and away as quick as you like croaking, honking and lumbering his way into the distance.
      Although no club owns, or at least rents the water, I'll find the farmer and ask for permission because farm managers can get quite iffy about people tramping about on their carefully cultivated land.
      Now to get the first visit organised. After gaining permission of course.





Comments

Brk Trt said…
John a bridge is a magnet to an angler. Most times there's a nice reward close.
Spot on Alan, even Sue, my wife, has the same compulsion. It really is a case of you never know. The most unlikely places and all that. Regards, John
Bureboyblog said…
Pioneering TT. I had the rather more well tried and tested Wissey in my sights today but my seized back is not quite yet unstuck so I'll bide my time. Plenty coming out on hemp and tares or blitz and punch on Friday.

BB, A seized back is not funny. I've been trying to get out but farmer neighbour had his by-pass at Papworth and four days later we are bringing him home. Now we are doing the post-operative care, BP checks and sutures out but he is doing really, really well. I reckon missing a few perching opportunities is small fry(!) to what he has been through. I WILL try for Wednesday. Get well soon. Regards, John
Bureboyblog said…
I wish him well. The perch can wait

Being a carer is dated hard work... Thanks, John
Dickie Straker said…
It has its charm TT! Could do with a few more bits of veg for my liking, but different parts of the country has its own local distinctiveness as they say - nothing like a bit of pioneering though, who knows what lurks in there! Tight lines, TTFN Dickie