After an emotional couple of weeks on a bookkeeping course I was really looking forward to going to Grafham. The reports had been extraordinary, big fish and plenty of them!
I kind of ended up at this final by accident, no I didn’t fall over in the shower and woke up at Draycote.
The loser trophy that’s how it was introduced as we were welcomed by Jon Marshall.
This was to be the start of a big fishing week for me and I have to say after looking at the weather forecast I was not looking forward to it.
I could not practice for this so considered myself unavailable, we had entered three teams and one of the anglers dropped out.
Fish fest, Fishing bonanza, trout soup and carnage are just a few of the desciptive words that you will not find in this blog update.
Rutland has arguably been having one of the best seasons I have known in recent years and I was looking forward to the three days with bated breath.
Last year’s match was tough going for me as I recall just about getting over a back injury and more electrical storms than you could shake a stick at.
I was really looking forward to getting back to Farmoor, after my last visit I was enthused to return.
After the feast of Rutland and the famine of Bewl who knew what to expect from Grafham Water.
I have some fond memories of Bewl the place and the people. I have not been for a couple of years now my last trip being to an Autumn AMFC which as I recall was as hard as rocking horse shit!
Reports of Rutland from the off have been nothing short of extraordinary, the previous weeks Sportsfish team event saw a rod average of 15! I had arranged to practice with Del Spry on the Friday......
I have reined in my competition fishing quite a bit the last few years but the AW is a bit special and I was very pleased to be selected to fish for the Soldier Palmers in this the first round.
In an ever-shrinking Army it is becoming increasingly difficult to get soldiers released for sport. Getting fresh blood into the Federation has been given top priority and was taken on as a job by Ben Worley.
A short notice trip to Farmoor, I got an invite on Wednesday from Steve Cullen to go fishing on Sunday. After some negotiations with the long haired General it was on.
Welcome to 2017, this is the first entry of the New Year. Many will have already been out a few times already this year alas for me there has only been one very short visit to the river Avon.