|Benno with a 16lbs 9oz pike from The Royal Military Canal|
|Benno with his 11lbs 2oz pike|
|My 10lbs 15oz pike - christening my personalised "Dylan" Christmas present (A PAC gilet)|
|Fish on - keeping low, my stock man's coat also getting a baptism: 13ft Tri-cast 2 3/4 lbs TC & ABU Cardinal 155|
|Benno doing his stuff on The Royal Military Canal - double on!"|
|Benno - 11lbs 9oz - in the late morning sunshine|
I don't remember a better session; especially as it was a completely spontaneous affair - we had originally planned to fish another section of the RMC but used the BBC 5-day weather forecast to influence our plans, at very short notice.
Several Mediterranean Gulls, two Chiffchaffs and many other bird species ensured that I had something to look at whilst I awaited another (not forth-coming) bite. It was a pleasure to be out today, even our trips to Scotland haven't managed to provide action on this scale - a "good to be alive" sort of day!