Tuesday 12th September 2017 - pollack and seals, otters and salmon

We've had several sea-fishing trips cancelled because of the weather, but we did manage our annual wrecking trip with Charlie. Despite a lumpy start to the day, we had a great time and all caught lots of pollack. We were accompanied by a friendly seal who pinched every decent fish that I hooked - many came in looking like the one below. However we still managed to bring home plenty of fillets for the smoker.
We had a successful launch for "Artist Falconers" and "Out of the Hood" at the Falconry Weekend at Newent. On a lovely sunny Saturday Ron Digby, David Fox and Marcus Derbyshire joined us for a day of book-signing. Good job we did that because the Sunday was a wash-out!
The windy rainy weather has put paid to my shore fishing, and hasn't been much good for flyfishing for sea-trout. It does seem to have brought in a few salmon, though. Despite high dirty water I've had two in the past few days; on Friday a nice fat ten-pounder and this afternoon, a trim little silver grilse.

Robin with seal-savaged pollack Robin with seal-savaged pollack

Ron Digby & David Fox signing "Artist Falconers." Ron Digby & David Fox signing "Artist Falconers."

September flood salmon September flood salmon

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