Any joy, Bill?
In the rather unlikely event that you happened to come across a Sage XP with an Ari T Hart attached, it more than likely belongs to my stumblebum boat partner. They parted company a couple of years ago during an ill-judged boating manoeuvre mg:
He still gets a somewhat wistful look in his eye when we venture into the general area. Fekkin' eejit
Interesting piece in the Irish Times.
Thanks for that Mies. It is certainly an interesting but worrying read. As usual it will probably be too late when something worthwhile is done about it.
No luck in finding the rod. We think we found a rod and it could have been mine, but it was in the only deep hole in that area of Ballynalty Bay (>10ft) and we couldn't hook it up using a spinning rod and heavy toby spoon. Mike, my partner, could see what was almost certainly a rod lying flat on the bottom, using the bathyscope we borrowed. We flung out a weighted marker buoy to mark the spot and anchored the boat and spent about 2 hours without joy. On with the fishing.
I got one just over 1lb on a dark claret hopper with a copper body and Mike missed one, and that was it for the next 4 hours. We didn't see a single trout rise and only the occasional small sedge. We did stir up a salmon when we first motored into the bay, which jumped clean out of the water and it looked a bit coloured.
Get someone to dive for it. I lost a Yamaha in peaty water and got a friend to dive for it and he had it back in an hour. Bottom was muddy and dark but he chanced on the tiller arm. A stroke of luck for me.
..the Carraigh shore ...what a beautiful place...as you say Alderman roll on next year, hear hear.
Spot on Jemo. A beautiful place indeed and I'm looking forward to next season.
I'm just back from taking all the bits and pieces off my boat, and pumped out yet another load of rainwater, ready to bring it home in a couple of days.
This is the first week in May this year. Same again next year please. :thumbs:
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Just hopefully less sunshine next year Bill
Anyway, you won't have that problem soon enough when you're away on your UK trip to "shoot fish in a barrel"