Who am I?

An individual, of no great importance, who is unable to see the natural world as a place for competition. I catch fish, watch birds, derive immense pleasure from simply looking at butterflies, moths, bumble-bees, etc - without the need for rules! I am Dylan and this is my blog - if my opinions offend? Don't bother logging on again - simple!


Friday 16 October 2015

What's next?

The bedroom is almost finished being decorated, we await delivery of new wardrobes  - once assembled, the job's then completed?  I haven't given up, on my eel project, but I've not fished with Benno (or Luke) for a long while and there is an opportunity to get out on the RMC on Sunday morning - pike fishing. I say pike fishing rather glibly - I'm going to defrost some deadlies and be harassed by sodding eels whilst in the company of my son and his mate. We'll talk about our time at Loch Awe and where we fancy going in 2016? What are our combined hopes for the coming winter period?, and take the piss - same as it ever was and ever will be, whenever we get together. If we do actually catch a pike - a "Brucie" bonus! -  so much the better, but not vital for a good morning out! I'll post a photo of a pike - just because I can - from a period of my life when such things were very important. Blogs are rather boring if not accompanied by photos - it obviously doesn't matter how relevant? My blog - do what I like! This was from a period when I was FAMOUS ? - notorious would be a far better description when viewed with the passing of time.

I think this was around 1988 - a 22lbs + pike from Wilstone.
I could look it up and be 100% accurate - doesn't matter a toss - a nice pike from Tring
On a completely different train of thought, Steve Gale (North Downs & Beyond blog) is spending a month at Dungeness Obs - so there's a possibility that we will eventually come face to face and sup that "light ale" we'd so often spoken about? The RMC to Dunge - no big deal! Getting home might prove a little problematic? I'll cross that bridge when I come to it (in the spirit of Tony Harman.)


  1. Dylan,
    I noticed on Steve's blog that you made mention of the fact that you have no E-Mail facility, I wondered why you hadn't replied to a couple of E-Mails that I'd sent you.

  2. Alas Dyl, recent events have conspired against my ability to be at Dunge for a month - I might manage the odd day in November. As for that light ale, back in the fridge for now, but it will happen! S