I'd harboured some hope of getting out, this evening, but it's pissing down and my desire to catch another eel isn't so important, under the circumstances. Eels have, however, "slimed" their way into my thinking and I've an idea of a project/challenge which might well prove to be an adventure? How many anglers have caught eels in every month of the winter? I have a window of opportunity, on Sunday, to get my November fish - I will let you know how I get on. I'm classing winter as the period from October to March and I've already caught eels in the two parameter defining months, so it's November, December, January and February that need to see my "string pulled" by these bloody pests!
With nothing better to do - I went up into the loft to get my old projector and 35mm slide collection - so many crazy memories stored within those images. There must be 4 or 5,000 slides in the boxes - photos were very cheap when employed by Kodak Ltd! I had access to the best "professional advice" available during the period. Kodachrome 64 was the ultimate medium for image capture and true colour match. Funnily enough, the vast majority of my images, during this period, were recorded using this format - Ektachrome was the alternative (E-6 processing, as I remember) - good, but not process paid! No point buying a dog - then barking yourself? I've done little more than scratch the surface - but there's more than enough material to keep me going for today?
|Cuddles and Sarah-Jayne |
I'd guess at around 1986? The R. Thames at Mapledurham.
|Boy! Have I got some memories of this place?|
The Mill House at Mapledurham - what a time and place.
|Wilstone - Tench 8 lbs 14 oz|
|One of "The Royalty" barbel - I don't know which one - but it's a good'n|
|18 lbs 12 oz - Lynch Hill - 1988|
|Benno - summer 1991 at Claydon Middle Lake|
|Claydon "Middle Lake" - 18lbs + of Wels Catfish|
My nostalgia trip took me to Tring, The Hampshire Avon and "The Middle Lake" at Claydon. I have everything in place to start cataloguing these memories - if I don't get distracted? The accompanying images aren't the best I have got, but serve the purpose.