Where this week has gone I’m not sure but I have a full day ahead of me tomorrow, Friday will be an admin day with a few telephone calls to make, Saturday is Market Day and Sunday, yes Sunday is ‘ Dad I’ve got a fish day’, well hopefully young Tales will round off the winter with a pewter and crimson coloured Grayling in the net.
With freezing temperatures across the UK I imagine the rolling hills and meadows of Hampshire to have been covered in frost most mornings. The rivers that run through the County I will be coloured unless by chance the run off from the hills has slowed recently but from the looks of our nearby Thames tributaries they are still running fast and with colour. One thing we did learn this week was of a new Gin Distillery based in Winchester, so that will be worth a visit or at least to a local pub that stocks the Twisted Nose Gin, in order to taste its 10 botanical elixir.
All week young Tales eagerness has not dwindled, in fact by the time I got home this evening he was engrossed in watching YouTube videos of Grayling fishing, momentarily lifting his head in recognition of my presence he then looked back at the screen. I asked had he learned anything, a prompt response indicated that he had.
There were further deliveries today of vintage tackle to The House Of Tales, soon to be offered for sale. A package from West Lothian of dapping flies, a box of Mayflies from Yorkshire and a Hardy reel case from Wales. There are more packages to arrive from a recent buying spree. Hopefully I will have all the items listed and photographed before the end of the month in order to complete the new page on talesbytheriverbank .
Well it’s now time to shut the iPad down, a new day will soon be upon us and another day closer to walking the banks of the River Itchen in pursuit of ‘the lady of the stream, the Grayling.