Wendy - my mobile is on the blink, so I can't retrieve your number! Thanks for the kind offer, but I don't get home from work until quite late, and I don't have a day off this week until the weekend. I don't think we'd have enough time to get a session in after work. Lovely offer though, and I'm sure it won't be long until we meet up.
The fish-in sounds great, but unfortunately I go away on 12th May for two weeks on our annual narrowboat trip on the canals round the South Pennines. Looking forward to it more than ever now I know how to try and catch all those fish I can see when I'm on deck!
Ron - I'll remember your safety tips! Jeeeez....it sounds dangerous stuff! Haven't got a hat like you describe, but I'll get one!
Wendy, it was just great. An unbelievably good day. I've never been out in a river in waders before! Strange feeling, but thoroughly enjoyed it.
I've now decided though that Martin is absolutely barking mad!(in the nicest possible way!)
The last hour was totally unbelievable. If I hadn't seen it with my own eyes I would have thought that someone was exaggerating and telling a few tall tales, but I watched it from start to finish, and saw the beautiful big brownie at the end. You should have been there to see his face when he landed it! Pure magic. I'm going to post a full report shortly.