David Preston

Musings of an old bloke.

April 2001

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Keith Culley Memorial Match, Clattercote Reservoir, Oxfordshire - April 2001

Keith died last year of cancer. He had been a very keen pole angler, so some of his friends decided to hold a pole match in his memory. It had been booked for months and for a few weeks recently, was in doubt, on account of Clattercote being closed due to foot & mouth precautions. However, it reopened on the very day we had booked the match! We had high hopes of catching well, the fish having been left alone for a handful of… View More

Fir Tree Fishery, Appley Bridge, Wigan - April 2001

Two sessions in two days! Back to Fir Tree, where I fished last Saturday. Lots of people fishing when I arrived at 2:30 pm, and it took until after 7 pm to start getting bites. First fish was a first for me - a golden tench - only tiny, maybe 4 ounces, but a first nonetheless, and what a pretty little fish! Just on the off chance, I had a look with two grains of sweetcorn, and the float buried almost immediately. Result was a… View More