Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Out with the old, in with the new

My struggle for time on the bank continues and the three short sessions I've managed this month haven't been very fruitful with just the one pike landed. All enjoyable sessions even a run in with a group match anglers didn't spoil a Sunday morning on the river.

My second river double of the season - 10lb 6oz
Out with the old, in with the new

For the last 7 years I've owned a 1986 Suzuki SJ, small, uncomfortable but ideal for accessing the riverbanks during the winter months. However maintaining a near 30 year old jeep was becoming an issue and an upgrade was well overdue.

The old

After some research I decided on a Honda HRV, a bit of a comprise between a 4 wheel drive and a car to fit the kids in. Should be ideal for what I need and a lot more comfortable than the old jeep.

The new

I'm hoping to get out for a pike session this weekend, hopefully on a stretch were I can give the Honda a thorough testing.

PAC Talk

At the beginning of the month Chris Leibbrandt paid our local PAC a visit, a very enjoyable presentation/talk from someone who has definitely been there and done it, well worth attending if he is in your area.


  1. Darren - looks a bit posh to be driving about in muddy wellies? Cheers for the squid tip - I managed a 3.01 eel on Saturday evening using the very bait. Take care & tight lines - Dylan

  2. Oh yeah - just remembered this. Q - What has an IQ of 190? A - 190 Match anglers! Nuff sed!

  3. Couldn't agree more about the match anglers, although I used to fish matches I'd like to think I had more common sense than the fuckwits from a couple of weeks ago.

    Well done on the eel mate, need to have a bit of a blog catch up tonight!