Wandering Thoughts Posts

Finally finished laying the floor in the downstairs bathroom on Saturday so treated myself by leaving Wendy in bed and getting down to the River Alt Estuary at Hightown, between Formby and Crosby, at 6.45am where I met a few mates for an easy light rod session catching Flounder. The weather was great although the fishing was very slow and we only managed a total of 4 fish before the tide went out too far. The bait we’d usually use at this venue would have been fresh peeler crab but…

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After so much rain it was great to start a fishing match in the Sun. The was a good turnout for this one from both the BLAS and WSF guys and girls, especially considering it was Easter Sunday – we there were even a few people from NWASAC. The venue known as Caldy is situated on the Wirral side of the River Dee estuary and is a well known Flounder mark – particularly at this time of year and the greedy flatfish will readily take a ragworm bait in as…

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By Saturday we’d had enough decorating and headed north up the M6 to walk up Clougha Pike, which is the large hill to the east of Lancaster on the other side of the motorway. We parked just north of Quernmore and headed east up Windy Clough. Once we’d got to the northern end, in a moment of madness we went over Black Fell and headed around the summit of Clougha to Grit Fell. The views of the moorlands we’re fantastic and the wildlife is showing all the signs that spring…

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Sorry I’ve not put the pictures up but I got home last night and Wendy was in full decorating mode. The wall paper is now off the downstairs toilet walls, revealing a rather fetching yellow colour complete with holes and filler. So tonight I’m filling in all the holes and sanding the walls flat ready for the white paint to be applied on Saturday as we’re going up Clougha Pike tomorrow. As for fishing, hopefully we’ll have most of the painting done by Sunday as we’re fishing another BLAS /…

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Well we tried Pen-Y-Ghent yesterday but after getting about halfway up the southern slope Wendy’s feet became very painful. She’s had problem with her achilles tendons ever since having viral arthritis a couple of years ago. We took a few pictures and I’ll post a proper blog with a few in it in a while. We did sort out some fishing tackle though, ready for our weekend away at the end of the month to Anglesey – so although it was disappointing about the walk we’re getting geared up ready…

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At last it seems that we’re getting a bit of spring sun in Lancashire, although last weekend it rained almost constantly and flooded the garden once more. The picture is of one of the first cherry trees in our street, looking out of my front upstairs window. It won’t be long now until we can get some proper walking and sea fishing done. Sea fishing in the rain isn’t really a problem but fell walking in the mud isn’t much fun. Hopefully this coming Sunday Wendy and I will be…

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Well since the last post we’ve been fishing at Cleveleys, Blackpool but as the weather was so bad and the fishing even worse the camera stayed in its case. I know this will seem odd but I don’t think I’ve ever been so wet while fishing – things are still drying out today – 2 days later. And just to make matters worse the amount of weed getting caught on the line was unbelievable. At one point there was so much it pulled my rod and tripod into the sea…

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OK, this is the first post on my new blog – just here to test it works properly. This is a picture of me with a small whiting caught at the start of this year in a fishing match run by Blackpool & Layton Angling Society (BLAS) along the prom at New Brighton Town Hall Steps. BLAS run a range of fishing matches throughout the year, both coarse and sea fishing, I’m not sure how much full membership is but it’s £10 a year to be a ‘sea only’ member.…

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