Champions League football, first though some tench fishing — Fishing with an old friend — Behind the media scenes at The New Saints v BK Häcken

Following on from last week’s UEFA Champions League qualifying round one first leg game in Sweden, it was the return fixture for The New Saints at Park Hall.

I didn’t need to be on my way until early afternoon, so there was plenty of time to do some fishing first.

Up nice and early, I was back on the lake that has been the focus of my recent angling attention.

I did set the alarm but like most mornings, I’m awake anyway ahead of it, and find myself switching it off rather than having it intrude into my sleep.

It was an overcast and drizzly start to the day, so as well as all the other things I do on arrival, up went the umbrella.