Friday, 7 March 2014

Much calmer and set fair!

The old barometer hasn't swung this far to the right for what seems like months. I have a sneaking suspicion it may go even further into uncharted waters next week. That's just fine for me as it's the last week of the coarse fishing season and as per usual there is a flurry of activity here at Straker Towers. Plans are hatched, tackle is assembled and polished, sandwiches made and picnics thought of, maggots curried and lobworms nurtured. High pressure at last knockings at seasons end is something to celebrate. No cowering under an Efgeeco brolly and damp escaping bait to contend with!

Before all that though it's time for a celebratory pint of Brancasters finest and a firm favourite of mine - Oyster Catcher. There will be much more of this over the next few days I can tell you. Spring is on its way!  


The Two Terriers said...

Optimism, I love it Dickie and I'm with you on the beer. It's blowing like hell in West Norfolk and grey too but out tomorrow after Perch and a hoping for another Ruffe. I do like Ruffe.

Tight lines and full glasses, John

Dickie Straker said...

That Perch you had was huge with a capital "H" - I'm after Sgt Stripey this coming week too! The beer glass is full again, well it is Friday - Humpty Dumpty "Reedcutter", what a brew! Tight lines John, Dickie

The Two Terriers said...

Thanks Dickie, The amazing thing about this particular stretch of water is that there are bigger perch… I've seen them follow fish as I have netted them. As far as I am concerned three over three pounds in a couple of months is a gift from the Gods. The four pound plus one was over three inches thick! A big Perch really is a massive fish, one of my favourites. Now for a record Ruffe.
All the best, John