Sunday and a dash around the coast with the little uns whilst Commander in Chief did battle with some beef. Always get good gravy from beef..best bit. Especially with some madeira and horseradish mustard to deglaze the pan.
Morston and Brent geese. From the car window. That's Blakeney church way up there
That hedge takes some upkeep.
Only had an hour or so late afternoon and with such low water up by the Church far more sinky mud between me and any fish to net so opted for a large bend, with lots of far bank "structure" and as importantly firmer standing for netting. One of those banker areas I tend to fish infrequently to keep it that way. A good deal deeper and one spot I would plump for float paternostered livelies if I could be arsed with all the catching and carrying (on the same day from the same water obviously).
Had only just got the second half sardine in when the downstream rod was away. This one really tore about and it was with some relief when it slipped over the drawstring. Hooks out easy and a very respectable 12.14. Dorsal strangely shaped and I did wonder it was the same one from a week or so ago which also had a pointy, not round dorsal. Feasible as between two mills but 2 lbs lighter? Several different markings so no. And neither fish were Keith. Plump but not statuesque like last night's fish.
I do have some decent hold and pose shots but won't give them an airing just yet. Why not? I have left my unhooking mat in a bag that doubles as a sitting on mat somewhere. Along with an ET Pike Tube that must be at least 35 years old. I say left somewhere: I think Commander in Chief is slowly chucking out all my tackle.
Anyway, I had the fish above in the net as no pike tube waiting for the self timer/remote release shots when the upstream rod was away. Good fish on that rolled heavily, exposing a very deep long flank. Just sizing up the options for netting with other fish still in when the hooks pulled. One point had burred over. Oh poo I think I said. From what I saw definitely different gravy as they say on Soccer AM and at least a 20. That's why I won't be releasing the instantly recognisable location until I have been back and put the big old girl on the smaller, non sitting on mat.