Monday, 8 April 2013

This blog is moving!

This blog is moving to Please join me there! I am going to -hopefully start blogging more often, especially now the trout fishing season has started, and I may also be starting a new blog following the restoration work on our syndicate of the river Wensum.

Sunday, 3 March 2013

More Brancaster

Some more shots from Brancaster the other morning. I'll be re-visiting this site in the future I'm sure.


Thursday, 28 February 2013

Brancaster Staithe

I found these boats this morning on the saltings between Brancaster Staithe and Burnham Deepdale. If you were going to place these boats purposely to compose a photograph you probably wouldn't do it much differently than the tide has already.
I find it incredibly hard to critique my own photos and am always hyper-critical, but these I'm quite pleased with. The one above and the one below are my favourites I think.
I like this black and white one too.
I don't think I've been fishing since Christmas. I haven't been pike fishing this Winter at all. I'm going to wait until the start of the trout season on the first of April before I go fly fishing I think. And hopefully this year there will be plenty of water in the Wensum, rather than none and then enough to last a decade in a few weeks like last season. There is real hope of some restoration work over the next couple of years on the stretch I fish which would be brilliant as the river is sorely in need of it. It will also be good to get out on the boat again. We only got it at the back-end of Summer last year so this year we'll be exploring a few more marks.

Saturday, 2 February 2013

Symonds Yat


Driving across the country the results of the rain and snow are evident. The Nene was over its banks and about a quarter of a mile wide in places. At Symonds Yat on the Wye in Herefordshire the hand pulled ferry that links the east and west banks had been left stranded between a fence and a wall by the falling waters. When we woke on our first morning the river's turgid torrent rushing through the gorge had dropped about a foot. However the second morning revealed a rise of about 4 feet

It's quite amazing how quickly the waters can rise and fall; in fact quite frightening, and they certainly don't want any more rain round here for a while.

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Winter sun

No fishing lately. I haven't been pike fishing once this season, and at the moment it's not looking likely. I did have a good morning walking the dog at Thornham the other day though. In the space of an hour-and-a-half I saw seven species of raptor - barn owl, red kite, hen harrier, marsh harrier, short-eared owl, buzzard and sparrowhawk. I took these photos one evening after nearly packing up and going home without taking a shot, but I stuck it out as there was a small gap in the cloud, and I just had a feeling the sun was going to appear.