Tales from the Tendring Flatlands

Tales from the Tendring Flatlands
Summer Bassing

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

This Is Thorrington Calling

After a fishing session on Saturday with the North Walsham legend that is Mak Baines, where all manner subjects were discussed, from our average weekly consumption of wine to zander fishing at Rutland and absent friends, Mak mentioned that he'd started a blog.

I had intended to start one a year or two ago, but one way and another it was forgotten about. Anyway, I thought, it can't be that difficult if he can do it (sorry old chap), so I thought Id give it a go. Whether I'll stick at it remains to be seen, but with these long winter nights (I hate 'em) there's a good chance that for a good few months it will be updated regularly.

Check out Mak's blog at bureboyblog.blogspot.com

Mak took the honours on Saturday with two pike, best 11lb. Decent day whether wise, dry and mostly sunny. I didn't have a touch , but I can think of worse ways to spend a day. Plenty of tea drank, food consumed and half baked theories spouted

Been catching some reasonable bass up to 3lb on the estuary up to a week or so ago. Would like to have gone bassing at the weekend, but was due to go whiting bashing with Goozgog. He let me down at the last minute (as usual). More about Goozgog later.

Loads of whiting around at the moment, some of The Colne Irregulars including Conan The Whittler and Ray Krakov have been catching shedloads of them (and complaining about it). Don't worry chaps, make the most of it, we'll be moaning about catching nothing due to the smegging sprats in a couple of months.

Was half planning to have a quick go on the estuary this evening on the first couple hours of the flood, but it was a bit of a rush after getting in from work, so have ended up in front of the computer listening to Marc Riley on 6 Music - the best show on the radio, bar none. First three bands tonight, the Sex Pistols, Jim Jones Revue and Clinic, you can't get much better than that.

1 comment:

  1. Wak
    Welcome aboard the blog train. I really like the white borders to the pics. Yes, I am suprised I can do it too.