Out at 04.45 hrs headed for a short session at the larger club fishery. Perch were my target species, although I did take the carp kit along as a back-up. As it turned out I shouldn't have bothered; not a twitch in three hours. The perch gear consisted of my 1 lb 2 oz t/c Tring Tench Rod, an ABU 44X reel loaded with 4 lbs b.s. line, a small link ledger and a 3 lbs hook link finished with a, prawn baited, size 8 "Widegape". An Optonic alarm and a light swinger provided my bite indication which, after missing three sitters, obviously needs some fine tuning. However, I did manage to land one Perch of 1 lb 12 oz, so happy enough with my first attempt at a morning session. Back home by 09.15 hrs in order to grab a couple of hours kip before getting ready for a late shift - what joy!