That tested the tackle to the limit!
A NEW BOOK NOW OUT. Targets set and achieved.
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Monday, 27 February 2012
Saturday, 25 February 2012
6lb-6oz mint specimen
Sunday, 19 February 2012
Now that's a Pellet!
Sunday, 12 February 2012
Last of the day at 5lb-11oz.
Saturday, 11 February 2012
Ready for chub.
That was the last bite of the day and I left the river about 5:45pm well satisfied to have least have caught on a day that was far from perfect conditions. The forecast did not look good for tomorrow, snow overnight and -6C temperatures, would the Avon fish? Only time would tell.
Saturday, 4 February 2012
Thursday, 2 February 2012
My previous system worked on XP and as with most new pc's this one has Windows 7 already loaded and looking quite nice. Amongst other problems this gave me was in that the scanner I had used for years now became obsolete. It appears that the Epsom Perfection 640U works on a 32 bit system, whatever that means; Windows 7 uses 64 bit and that means trouble. I looked for new drivers, but eventually found out that it could not be increased and hence is of no use, a perfectly good scanner that has to be replaced.
Having looked at several new scanners I finally decided on a HP Scanjet G4010 and I have to say that other than a few teething problems I am very pleased with its performance. For one thing it does appear to complete that task a fair bit quicker and it is also quite user friendly.
Of course I needed to try it out and my first scan was that of the first double figure barbel I ever caught, 12lb-4oz taken in Aug 1996 from Adam's Mill. Since my first digital camera was brought in 2004 I have plenty of these film based photos to change to digital before I run out of tasks for the unit to complete.