Sunday, 13 November 2011

Pastures New

I received a rather cryptic text message a few days ago, it simply read, 'Do you want some good news?'...a couple of texts later I was offered a place on a syndicate water. I can say without exaggeration that I have been on the waiting list for nearly twenty years.
 This Redmire-like lake is a small oasis of tranquility, some may call it paradise. It was certainly fished by Richard Walker and the Taylor brothers, back in the day.
 The carp population remains a bit of a mystery but they are definitely there...of course I accepted the offer and today I went to have a little look as I hadn't been there for years.....
I found a few carp in this inlet, which was encouraging, can you see them ? They were in about a foot of water!
Nice.....isn't it?.....and peaceful. I will still have an eye on 'The Common' next year, but I think I will definitely be spending some quality time on this water, especially as the head bailiff is a cane rod freak......I'm glad my Mum knitted that lucky hat.


  1. Mouth watering!

    4th picture down Gurn, is that Excalibur? ;-)

  2. Haha, I did notice that Dave, but only when I uploaded the photos.

  3. That does look a mouth watering lake,I bet its banks have a few tales to tell over the years.
    It has the look about it that every good water should have,an air of mystery.

  4. Amazing pics! Great blog, you got a new follower!