Tuesday, January 29, 2013
I'll swear this pike smiled as I slipped her back
I can't remember the last time I was this chuffed to catch a double. As it's the first I've managed all season, I even weighed it in case it turns out to be the season's best.
I was recasting the second when the first bung went again. This felt like a slightly better sample, which fought back with a few lunges before I slipped the onion bag under it. I weighed it for posterity, as it was the best I've managed all season. Mrs Avon settled for 12:08.
I wonder if that's it for the season, I thought to myself as I slipped her back. I'll swear she smiled at me (see top picture...), as she righted herself and disappeared back into the depths in a swirl.
The float went just once more. As I unhooked the smallest fish of the day, I decided to quit while I was winning.
posted at 18:15