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Chilly day in Godmanchester

25th March, 2009

I spent a chilly but peaceful Sunday at the Woolpack Fishery in Godmanchester attempting, unsuccessfully, to catch one last tench from lake 8. Unfortunately, many of the lakes have changed hands and from April are unavailable to anyone except syndicate members. No doubt it will we be restocked with carp and already, much to the annoyance of many non anglers, the foot path through to fields beyond is blocked.

What upsets me is, most of the other lakes there already offer carp fishing but lake 8 was more of a mixed fishery with tench, bream and roach. It was a tranquil place to be, watching the grebes, coots, warblers and deer go about their life. Even if I did not catch anything I still had a good day. It was also a good place to sketch and plan new paintings.

Oh well, all good things come to an end!!

Night fishing in the fens - Woolpack Fishery, Godmanchester

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