No fishing needles in the angling haystack but plenty of roach, the joy of gardening and another addition to my Motown vinyl collection

Although I didn’t catch any needles from this particular haystack, I did get lots of roach.

As you’d expect, they were a better stamp of fish as well, compared to some of the maggot sessions I’ve done on there.

I also saw a ring-necked parakeet in the wood opposite where I fished.

On the water itself, two newly-hatched coots were with their parents.

Angling and nature, they are perfect bedfellows as far as I’m concerned.