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So I’ve been a bit rubbish at updating this blog over the past months not for any specific reason except with all the running we’ve been doing and the festive period in the middle we’ve not done any fishing or even been out for a ‘proper’ walk. But it’s not all been about sitting in front of the log burner and eating cake, although there has been quiet a lot of that as the wind howled during December and January. October started with Wendy doing the Rivington Half Trail Marathon…

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After what seems like, and in fact is, ages I managed to get out sea fishing this past weekend. Admittedly it was only to the local River Douglas but with the weather fair if a little chilly it was time to dust the cobwebs off my gear that had accumulated over the past 5 months and get out there and do a bit. I can’t believe it’s been so long since I last wet a line but the records don’t lie and the last time we went out was October…

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We’ve not been sea fishing for a while but we’re making up for it soon with a week on Anglesey so we’ve been getting our kit together and doing all sorts of home and garden maintenance type things before we go away. Even though I’m supposed to be getting stuff ready for going away I couldn’t resist a quick walk along our local River Douglas, not for any specific reason, just because it’s been a nice day. Nothing unusual to report although if the number of Small Tortoiseshell butterflies flitting…

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Not been a lot happening in the sea fishing department recently, in fact I’ve not been any type of fishing for what seems like months although I know it hasn’t actually been that long. As I posted about a couple of weeks ago we’ve been decorating and there are only so many updates that can include that as a subject without bringing on a bout of yawns from anyone reading. The good news is it’s nearly all done and the days are becoming longer and warmer as we move gradually…

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After saying the weather in West Lancashire hasn’t been too bad mother nature threw the heaviest snowfall our way last weekend since I was a child. So, after struggling home on Friday night we did what any other like minded loony would do and went for a walk on the Saturday. We had such a good time tramping along the River Douglas through the snow I did it again on Sunday, this time with the ‘proper’ camera. Instead of just going along the river I spent some time wondering through…

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I didn’t get to go out sea fishing this weekend due to the weather being just too damn cold and wet although a few of the guys from the Wirral Sea Fishing website had a couple of sessions on Saturday, one at Seaforth and the other at Hall Road, Crosby. Not much was caught but credit due to them, they stuck it out in truly horrid conditions. The bravest I managed was a gentle walk along the banks of our local river, the Douglas to see if I could manage…

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For some bizarre reason I woke up early last Sunday morning so after raiding the freezer for some frozen black lugworm and mackerel I made the epic journey of 5 minutes to the River Douglas to have a quick sea fishing session of a couple of hours up to high water then one down. Although there were a few black clouds on the horizon the weather stayed warm and dry and a few more anglers turned up to see what could be tempted out of the coffee coloured water, the…

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I’ve not been sea fishing for a while, or any other type of fishing for that matter. Not for any specific reason just other stuff to do around the house and garden while the weather is good. But with the weather being so good this past weekend I couldn’t resist a walk along our local river, The River Douglas, to see what was going on. The river itself was quite quiet with the usual suspects bobbing along in the wakes of a few boats returning from sea fishing off Blackpool;…

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As the weather has been so great recently I went for a long walk along our local river, the Douglas to practice my photography skills and to see if i could manage to get a half decent image of birds in flight with my current equipment. With the dry weather and the sun the banks of the River Douglas had dried considerably leaving shallow pools for wading birds to sift through for food, the usual suspects were in abundance; Oyster Catcher, Curlew, Shelduck, Mallard but it’s the first time I’ve…

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After some fairly dismal weather these past couple of months I finally managed to get out for a walk along our local river, the Douglas, and as I’m a bit (understatement of the century) rusty I took out my camera just to check it (and me) is working as it should. There wasn’t really much to see exfcept a lot of ducks including some Widgeon (which make the amazing whistling noise), Teal, Shelducks and the usual suspects of Mallard and Oyster catchers. I tried to get some pictures of them…

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