I have laid aside business, and gone a'fishing.

Izaak Walton

Saturday, April 3, 2010

A fox’s nose touches twig...

So, there I was, watching John Bailey on the Fly on Discovery Channel, happy as Larry. Suddenly, there was a scream from upstairs. Angie (she who must be obeyed) had shouted - Fox!

We live in Chorlton, a busy town not far from Manchester city centre, and here is the much talked about urban fox. He, or she, seems to have set up home just above the shed.

Bold as brass and totally unconcerned about all around.

Blimey, is that Simon King in the foliage, camera at the ready!!


  1. What a great picture Alan, You will have to keep us updated on progress, Just to see if there are any young pups popping out for the fresh air, They will walk on the shed roof and pose for pictures, Top Report,

  2. Hi Alan,

    [do your mates call you Bamby!? ;)]

    I was on a training course near Chorlton a year or so back and fished the Water Park up there. I did ok with an 8.5lb Tench and similar weight Bream on my evenings off.

    I've hankered after a return since. Would you recommend it?


  3. Hi Keith,
    It used to be Bamber Gascoigne - but that fizzled out some time ago. Only fish the waterpark every blue moon, and then only for the pike. Some are frightened away by negative reports on various forums.