An early angling start to the day, the importance of quality of life and the monthly premium bonds draw

The early bird catches the worm and that principle is especially true as far as angling is concerned.

That’s why I was awake even earlier than usual for a canal session.

I’ve been relying on my body clock for a while but I left nothing to chance this time and, at 4.30 a.m. I was woken from my slumber as the iPhone came to life.

The dawn chorus contributors were already very vocal and, as I let my dog into the garden, I also stepped outside to take in the ornithological orchestra that was in full swing.