Starting the day fishing and watching ring-necked parakeets and a redstart, more parakeets at Himley Hall, Wolves and Leeds on television

A chilly start to the angling day

I like the early morning angling sessions that I do a lot of.

Being out and about before the majority of ramblers, dog walkers etc invade the countryside has its obvious benefits.

Inspired by yesterday’s bream on a small pool, it was more of the same today.

It was actually a cold start and I had to scrape ice from the windshield before I could drive my car.

Although I didn’t get any other species in the short time I was on the bank, the roach were very obliging.