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Monday, 6 February 2017

Not too shabby

Benno spent a few hours, yesterday morning, fishing the other new water we've recently joined. He took a couple of perch, around the pound mark, and a small bream - a good start. I couldn't make it as Bev and I had arranged to meet up with her family for breakfast in Canterbury. All very pleasant, and made even better by my discovery of a flock of Waxwings feeding on berries beside the main Canterbury Road East. I took Emily and Harry down to see them, later in the afternoon; probably a dozen birds present.
I had plans to fish the second venue early this morning, but decided that I should get the big lens in the kit, just in case the Waxwings were still present as I came home. Almost identical result to Benno. In a couple of hours I managed a perch and a bream, but missed a lot of twitchy bites. Small fish or very cagey perch? A few more trips before I can hope to understand these venues, although I have to say that the perch in the second water are much nicer to look at, being superb, vividly marked fish.
I'd packed up by 09.00 hrs and just as I'd hoped, there were still a group of eight Waxwings present. The light was awful, but I managed a couple of shots which illustrate just how striking these birds really are.


Work this afternoon - no worries, always so much more bearable when you've had a result!

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