Thursday, 18 March 2010

Arthur Cove Memorial Bank Competion

Starting to get some interest in the competition. got lots of prizes, hope we get enough anglers to raise plenty of money!
 Michael Edwards of Orvis has very kindly donated a Western 3 rod.  9' 6" for a six weight. I bought a 10' #7 when they first came out and love mine. plus the 25 year guarantee!
 Gareth of St.Georges sporting is donating a fly logic reel worth £85, disc drag. looks very nice.
 Not quite sure yet how much a bench will cost, if we don't raise enough money for one might be best to split the money between the two charities. Or maybe get a plaque put up in the lodge.
Be great if loads of people turn out!
 Hope to get out on Saturday, choice of Pitsford, Elinor and Ringstead. So mild today bet it changes for the weekend!
 Just must add congratulations to Richard and Allie on the birth of their daughter Isabella yesterday weighing 5lb.

Friday, 12 March 2010

Test e.mail

Testing e.mail blogging.
Organising memorial competition for Arthur Cove. Got it on fly forums
web site and in fly fishing and fly tying magazine.also got my first
real follower. Sorry rich! Hi woz!?

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Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Fishing at last! Elinor 9lb 8oz

When the winds in the east the fish bite the least! so they say, no one told the fish today......
 Caught on a silver corixa, off the bank at Elinor trout fishery. Plenty of fish about missed lots i am very rusty. not been for months and months. My son was very impressed and wants to eat it tommorow!
 nice to stretch my lines and i did not snap my rod ....yet!

Monday, 1 March 2010

Yipee! going fishing on Wedneday. tied some bloodworms

Got a day pass to go fly fishing on Wednesday! Can not wait, possibly forgot how to cast.
 Knocked up a couple of kinds of Bloodworm patterns. Never had much success with them but got to try something new now and then.
One is a bead head marabou type the other an apps bloodworm. Got some chemical pocket warmers so may just cast out and stick hands in pockets, will put some down my waders if it stays this cold! I will post on here if we catch anything. there are three rogues going possibly to Elinor. Percey has got so many rods and lines that he is taking them all to find out what line casts best on what rod, bet he forgets to take a marker pen!
  James Cove is an unknown quantity who comes from excellent trout fishing stock. Think we may have to handicap him i will probably struggle. I like to see fish moving, not that keen on "fishing the water". "smelly nets " indeed!