I'm keeping a close eye on the weather predictions for East Kent and, if they are to be trusted, this cold snap ends today and it's all up-hill from here. It looks like Sunday afternoon might just provide an eel angling session, I'll know more closer to the weekend. Plus; given the projected rise in temperatures, there might well be scope for some carp fishing? I've got a cupboard full of dried particles, awaiting preparation, prior to a sustained period of pre-baiting. I have heard rumour of some decent fish being present in a small flight pond, out on the marsh. With the duck shooting season over (away from the foreshore) on Jan 31st, I should be able to tap up the land owner and get a couple of sessions in before the pool needs to be rested for the breeding season (duck's that is - not fish!) It's a situation ideally suited to using the Mk IV - so here's hoping.
One of the consequences of having a larder full of dried seeds is the occurrence of pesky micros who's larva feed on the stored fruits. I got home last night to discover an Indian Meal Moth (Plodia interpunctella) flying around the kitchen light. Quickly potted up and placed in the fridge - I grabbed a few shots this morning, the first live one I've seen and number one on the 2016 Dumpton moth list!
|The start of another year's mothing!|