I had chosen a slightly deeper section than I normally fish - and bingo!
|Same old kit - two Duncan Kay/Matt Hayes combos
|The same swim - as viewed from my perspective, standing on the main footpath beside the canal.
A magnificent, adult male, Sparrowhawk caused panic amongst the local Jackdaws as it sped over the surrounding gardens - a couple of Water Rails were scrapping in the reed bed opposite my position, quite often charging out into open water whilst engaged in their noisy dispute. A couple of Chiffchaff and a Cetti's Warbler about sums up my morning - it was good to be back out on the bank.