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For anyone unfamiliar with the site always check the FRESHWATER, SALTWATER and TACK-TICS pages. The Saltwater page now extends back as a record of over several years of (mostly) sea fishing and may be a useful guide as to when to fish. The Freshwater stuff is also up to date now. I keep adding to both. These pages are effectively my diary and the latest will usually be about fishing in the previous day or two. As you see I also add the odd piece from my friends and correspondents if I've not been doing much. The Tactics pages which are chiefly 'how I do it' plus a bit of science are also updated regularly and (I think) worth a read (the earlier ones are mostly tackle and 'how to do it' stuff).
My last freshwater web page gives an account of how, before Christmas, my pal Nigel and I went grayling fishing and how I managed to delete the picture of his 2lb 4oz grayling. Anyway, for some time Nigel has been trying (and failing) to break the 3lb barrier for grayling. While I was on holiday I suggested that he should try a stretch of the local river which we quite often fish for pike. It seems he did just that and here's his latest email to me -
Hope your hols were good will chat soon. Well I finally properly broke the 3 lb barrier.!!!!!!!! I really am a lucky whotsit! not only did I hook it in front of an audience, miles from anywhere, but the hook link (2 lb 4 oz double strength) snapped just as its tail went into the net. Only the current and a swift left handed scoop saved the day. It took triple maggot on the second trot though a steady glide (Very unusual for me to fish a glide!!). I went on to get four more including fish of 1 lb 10 oz and 2 lb 1 oz and only 1 trout. I was trotting towards the footbridge which had two or three "dog walkers" on it at the time.
All the best,
So, there it is. At least he got a picture of the fish this time - what a grayling!
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