On the third day of January…

Jenny, Alan, Richard, Rob and Tom braved the predicted January weather but as Alan’s photos and words tell they were duly rewarded. 

“Although the twelve days of Christmas are not yet over it was good to shake off some of the festive excesses.  (Please don’t look too hard at the mince pies being devoured at Neatishead coffee break!)

As often happens, we were sharing the water with the fishermen, both parties being considerate of each other.  We apologised for disturbing their tranquility and maybe upsetting the fish but were reassured that sometimes our boat brings the fish up.  Then taught lines or what?  – a sizeable Pike caught and released, all within a minute (see photos).

Plenty of time spent sharing stories about our individual Christmases, ending with a good rowing workout on the way back.”


Looking at it is not going to get it in the water!


Ah, that’s better…IMG_9340.jpg

That is one of those great posts that suddenly rise up out of the water when you are not looking. Just like I said they did…IMG_9341.jpg

Taking on carbs at the mid-row stop…IMG_9342.jpg

It’ll probably just be an old boot…IMG_9345.jpg

Well there you go. A fine specimen… and the fish looks pretty good too!  Well caught, Sir.IMG_9349.jpg

How many times have we said it? If you make the effort to go out and have a row, the rewards tumble in.

Thanks to Alan and crew.