Stillwater salmon fly fishing in England
Updated 01/12/13 Across the valley from my house is Grimsthorpe Park which looked resplendent in autumn colours. The entrance to the park near our village, and hence the length or their back garden, is FOUR miles from the castle.
04/11/13 This is how much rain we've had here in the last few weeks. That will teach me to keep the boat upside down in future.
14/10/13 This salmon fishing project isn't all about producing the biggest fattest salmon. Occasionally I see a salmon which facsinates me for it's shape or condition. Look at this salmon in the middle of the picture. I see a lot of salmon and I would have been proud to catch that myself.
11/09/13 It's ok when that cat's asleep but you have to keep your eye out when she is prowling, turn your back for a moment and your prize catch will be gone.
18/07/13 When I come back to earth in the next life I hope it will be as a cat and spend my days sleeping in the shade of the plant pots.
10/07/13 Carol and I went to the Waddington Air Show last Saturday. Red Arrows, BOB Memorial Flight, Vulcan Bomber plus many others all flew in a clear blue sky. Here are 2 pictures of bombers past and future.
03/06/13 A friend from Scotland has sent me these 2 photos of an adventurous retired couple who travel the world and write up their exploits in Landrover Magazine. He towed them across Loch Broom to continue their exploits and you can just see them as 2 small dots on the left of the lower picture dwarfed by a Greman cruise ship in Ullapool harbour.
30/03/13 Andy Johns from Devon sent me these photos of his father, Tony holding the biggest fish of last Wednesday at 17lb, which was tempted by a long woolly worm 'fly'. By lunchtime Tony had caught 3 salmon and Andy none, but the afternoon saw a complete reversal and they ended up with 3 each.
14/03/13 It's interesting how our minds work. We are normally quite placid and gentle creatures but under certain circumstances will turn to viscious killers under certain circumstances. I confess this has happened to me with the moles around the lake, enough is enough and after a lesson from an angler, Chris Mills from Stafford, I rejoiced in my first extermination of the enemy!