SHORT SUMMER SPINNING SESSIONS – SUPERB (Stillwater perch) – Blog entry 571

The title says it all about this week’s blog entry, and that’s what occupied my angling time. As I’ve stressed on numerous occasions, the great advantage of this type of angling is that it is perfect for when time is limited. However, I don’t just see spinning as a fill-in, but rather I do it because I enjoy it. It’s a great way of fishing.

Returning a small perch
Returning a small perch

Once we hit summer and the hours of daylight far exceed those of darkness, the capacity to grab a session before and after work increases considerably. In fact, play your cards right and even with a full-time regular hours job, you can fish twice a day. Or even three. I’ve seen many an office worker walking along the canal at lunchtime. I’ve always thought, if that were me I’d have a spinning rod in my hand.

One in the net ready to go back
One in the net ready to go back

You can see a number of the sessions I did this week in the video. And talking of videos, the format is about to undergo a change. It’s an enforced one though as I recently baptised my camcorder, and by baptised I mean the Pentecostal full immersion as opposed to the Anglican sprinkling. This is the second time I’ve done this and so I can’t afford to keep shelling out, especially as I am Mr Clumsy.

Another one on the bank
Another one on the bank

Initially my thoughts were to knock the video part of the blog on the head, although the written part would continue of course. In fact this is the 571st consecutive Saturday I’ve published a blog entry, so I’m not likely to stop now. But having a look around I came across a JVC quadproof camcorder. You can drop it from 1.5m and more to the point it’s made for underwater filming. Perfect. So watch this space. It’s even full HD as well, so even better.

I had a few small pike this week
I had a few small pike this week

Some weeks back you may recall I broke the tip off my Greys G Lite spinning rod. Anyway I sent off a submission form that evening and received an automated reply saying it would be dealt with and probably within 3 days. I waited a number of weeks and sent a message on Twitter enquiring as to progress. Although the account was used, three weeks plus later I still haven’t received a reply, so I tried an email to sales.

A lovely perch in the summer sunshine
A lovely perch in the summer sunshine

Two weeks later that’s still unanswered. By the way I’m not complaining, just stating the facts. In fact I’m not even at odds with the company. I broke the rod top section, it’s my fault, I’m not after a free replacement. All I want to know is if I can buy a new one. That’s all. Perhaps if anyone reading this works for Greys or whatever they could contact me. I’ve got money to spend, even if it’s not on a new rod top it will be on a new rod.   (Published June 21 2014)

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