The season 2013/14 has been a real roller coaster, at an individual level, I have struggled throughout, although not always with my own lack of ability. This season has seen unprecedented amounts of rain, prolonged periods of ridiculous gales and unseasonal high temperatures - none of which are particularly conducive to good angling prospects. If I remove the four weeks from the end of July to 21st August (when I took three double figure barbel from the Kentish Stour) the rest of my season can be summarised by an 18lb 9oz pike and a 2lbs 6oz perch. Not much of a return for an awful lot of effort?
|Common Buzzard - a gimme during Spring and Autumn from our|
garden. If you know the signs, the gulls will tell you of their approach
long before you see them
|Red Kites are becoming an ever common sight in the skies above Kent.|
An obvious, and direct, consequence of the fantastic success of the re-introduction
schemes around the UK, they are still a magnificent species to behold.
|I have just one garden record of Honey Buzzard - an August female.|
This fresh juvenile was in Turkey - October 2012
Away from Margate Cemetery, Thanet Spring records are very uncommon