It was a beautiful day, the best we have had for ages, so off we went, loaded up with fishing tackle, picnic, my sewing stuff, and a sun lounger for me to sit on (I would not manage to sit in a folding fishing type chair for long).
The setting at the lakes is lovely, and we found a shady spot at the side of a Willow tree. We had not been there long when the curious Geese family turned up. They are very tame and used to anglers.
I managed to get some photos of them, some were quite posers.
|This one seemed to be posing for the camera.|
|What a cutie, the bravest of them all,|
and very curious.
|Alan gave them some crumbs. They were as greedy as our dogs.|
Alan caught quite a few fish, not big one's, but it gave him a lot of practice in baiting the hook (yuk - maggots), casting and removing hooks from fishes (yuk again, I am a softie and always feel sorry for the fish).
See, I told you they were only little.
A more experienced fisherman may have landed it. We were told it would most likely have been a large Carp as they double back like that to slacken the line, then they can get off.
I suppose the idea would be to reel in to keep the line tight, but Alan was not quick enough as it took him by surprise when it shot off.
We only stayed for the morning as I had forgotten one lot of my tablets (I knew about it later in the day) and rounded off the day with a meal in a local Hotel Restaurant. I had a pleasant Wedding Anniversary, thank you Alan, and here's to many more.