Hey Stewart - I know the gravel pits at the end of Ransome Road, Northampton. I used to fish there as a kid, if I remember correctly. Down Far Cotton way off the London Road. Just thinking about it really takes me back! Makes me feel old too!
I should have said, I too enjoyed the pilgrims progress report - very interesting, keep up the good work! If I had know you were going to be fishing (blanking LOL) in my neck of the woods, I would have made to effort to be there and say hello!