A very interesting session fishing the clear margins of a shallow pond and poking pike

Although we’re now five days in the new year, it’s the first one where I’ve actually felt like I’m semi-retired.

That’s the clue really, isn’t it. ‘Semi’.

Working in Welsh football as well, the travelling distances alone add considerable hours each month.

Back to today though, and it was nice waking first thing knowing that I had a totally free day ahead of me.

I watched a movie with my wife, went for an extended birding walk through the valley and then went fishing.