Saturday saw Mike, Nick and myself roaming the canals and basins of city centre Manchester in search of pike. Mike did the business for the team, catching a nice little jack, whilst Nick and myself plugged our way through the murky water, observing a variety of detritus that I will not elaborate on. My best catch of the day was a Dunlop golf umbrella that gave an excellent account of itself, whilst Nick bagged up, quite literally, catching a variety of plastic bags, all of which were beautifully conditioned. Anyone interested in joining the world's oldest angling society - The Salford Friendly Anglers Society [est 1817], please follow this link. It's free and has the best interests of the River Irwell and it's environs at heart. Take a look at the website: www.salfordfriendlyanglers.co.uk
Here are a few snaps covering the onset of Autumn. Didn't manage to get out as much as I'd have liked unfortunately. The season seems a long way away now. Time to take solice in memories and the roaring hearth of the pub.