Once again we stayed at the
same house that we hired in May.
This is a nice house in an ideal location for
us. The weather for the first three days was brilliant. Apart from one day when
we had torrential rain and wind all day, we must have chosen the
best eleven days of this "Summer".
Wind was a problem on some days but
we managed to find a few sheltered spots. On the whole, the fishing
was quite good with some nice Roach, Rudd and Perch. No Tench for
the Tenchman this time, but a pike for Stephen.
We did see a very large perch in the canal and
it's the first time I've seen a perch trying to attack the roach in
the keep net!
Below are a few of the fish that we caught
Once again, Eugene
and Rose invited us over to their house a couple of times for a
meal. Two most enjoyable evenings with excellent food and musical
entertainment provided by all the family members.
Well, that's it
until the Spring of next year
For our first trip of
2017 Stephen and I stayed at this four bedroom cottage near
Ballymahon. The cottage is owned by a charming couple from Dublin.
It was a most enjoyable place to stay.
The weather for the
first five days was hot and sunny and the weed on the canal was very
thick. However, we tried a few places and managed to catch our fair
share of fish. We weren't expecting to catch any tench but the 8
tench I caught were all caught between 12pm and 3pm.The
smallest was just over 2.5lb and the largest just over 3.75lb. Below
are a few fish we caught.
Whilst we were over, we met up with some friends,
Eugene and Rose Higgins and their daughter. They invited us down for a barbecue
at their house. What an excellent evening! They even made a "belated"
birthday cake for my 74th birthday!
Their daughter, Andrea, piped two plates, Happy
74th birthday and "Team Wilson". Andrea then showed her skills on the
accordion. A most enjoyable evening.
Well, that's it until September.