Tuesday, 20 December 2011


Sorry about no blog this weekend just gone, as Frank Spencer used to say "I had a bit a trouble".

I awoke early Dec 16th Friday morning (just past midnight actually) with severe stomach pains, and after some discussions with Frendoc I ended up in A&E at the BRI. It turned out I had a blockage of some sort (fairly obvious as my bag was doing nothing!) and was pumped full of morphine to get rid of the pain, and also it made me feel very light headed. Anyway, to cut a very long story short I ended up in a ward and didn't get home till Monday afternoon. Thankfully the blockage cleared but things have yet to settle down properly, but nearly there. The consultant reckoned I had a kink in my intestine somewhere. Just glad it happened last weekend and not right on top of Christmas!

I'm not fishing now until after Xmas, and even then not sure when, so it will be a tad quiet, though I may do an end of year summary which I haven't done before. Though the fishing for me this year has been kind to be honest I will be glad to see the back of 2011.

Just to say well done to Dave Haines for winning the Bathampton Xmas match with 50lb of bream at Newbridge. Also to Thyers for winning the ATWL just pipping my lot on match wins, well done lads. Kev Boltz continued his amazing form by winning the last round on the canal, I bet even he can't believe how well he's doing!

Happy Christmas everyone, have a good un, and if you do get out on the bank I wish you the best of luck.


  1. ouch!

    Glad to hear its all sorted, but that morphine is good stuff - lol

  2. Hope to see you back fishing - SOON
    Best wishes for Christmas and the New Year.
    Roy Garland

  3. Sounds nasty, good to hear you're getting over it.
    Have a good xmas/new year.

  4. Thanks Lads!

    Going to get out Thursday, but likely to be just pleasure.

  5. hiya i sincerlly hope that you are feeling better.i have recently returned to fishing after about 11 years absence and finding your blog has been the best part i love it. a happy new year to you and your loved ones hope to hear you are back fishing soon