The first outing of the year is looming…

… and judging by the weather it’s going to be a short one!

I had a week off work last week and had every intention of getting down to the water and breaking my fast, as it were. Sadly the heavens and family stuff conspired against me, and on the one very cold but sunny morning we had I ended up having to go and do some sickness cover at work.

I did, however, make it to the shed at least and began the long and finger numbing process of getting everything cleaned up and ship shape for my imminent outing.

One thing I’m itching to try out is my new pen rod. It’s one of the super cheap ones with a dodgy plastic and aluminium baitcasting reel, only suitable for vertical jigging or light, close in work.

I had it as a Christmas present after dropping a few hints to my wife. I’ve also recently discovered that my club has a short stretch of brook which holds some roach and perch from lake wash which I’m eager to try.

Watch this space. I may actually get some fishing in tomorrow!

Wet nets

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5 thoughts on “The first outing of the year is looming…

  1. sidestreambob January 23, 2018 / 12:37 pm

    Bon chance mon ami. I’ve baulked at going so far this year.
    Clive

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    • perchpuddle January 23, 2018 / 4:21 pm

      Thank you. Me too. Getting the urge now though…

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  2. manwithrod January 23, 2018 / 3:18 pm

    Nice to see you’ll be out soon. Tight lines!

    Weather here has taken an upturn – for the next week at least according to the forecast and dry with min (daytime) temps of 8’C 🙂 Hopefully, it’ll be good with you too 🙂

    Was out today on the canal with jigs but not a touch – read all about it shortly! LOL

    Steve

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    • perchpuddle January 23, 2018 / 4:21 pm

      Looking forward to reading it. Thanks Steve, hope you had a good one 🙂

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  3. manwithrod February 21, 2018 / 11:44 am

    Did you get out that day, Mr Puddle?

    🙂

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