As detailed in previous posts there has been little fishing since May, few car boots visited and only three items of vintage tackle purchased.

Work has been all consuming, sometimes I think to the detriment of life rich tapestry but young Tales’s focus has also shifted to four wheels, poles apart form his passion of fishing.

I hope over the Christmas break we’ll find a day to fish the Itchen in search of a Grayling.

We will downsize our collection of vintage tackle in 2018, sad to see it unused and stored in boxes in the loft, so watch this space as we select what to keep and what to let go.

It has been good to read others stories and posts on the art of angling, some of the photography has been sublime, motivating and artistic.

Hopefully I will find time to post something before Christmas Eve, however, may I take this opportunity to wish you all the best over the Festive Season.

Tight lines to you all.