Out for two Duck’s and a Frog.

Out for two duck’s and a frog.
 
 
The day dawned and the sunlight streaming through my window, awakened me to a most glorious morning. I had prepared all that would be necessary for my day’s fishing the night before. So, sitting in the warm sunshine I lingered a while in my back garden. Drinking my two cup’s of coffee and one cup of tea, It felt wonderful and pleasent just to sit quietly, listening to the sounds of the  morning. It was indeed a warm and windless morning, perfect a thought for a day’s fishing at the reservoir.
 
Upon my arrival at the reservoir, it became perfectly obvious that things had changed. As I opened the car door a fresh cold air hit me in the face, clouds had descended and had darkened the morning sky. I had forgotten that the reservoir was high up on the North Yorkshire Moors, and that the weather there can change in a flash. After setting up, I was soon in the water and expecting my first catch of the day. This turned out to be a frog ! It had hopped onto my shoe. " was this a omen"
 
Soon I began to shiver, not violently but a shiver nonetheless. Because of the calm and warm conditions  earlier, I had neglected to take with me some extra warm clothing for just this type of emergency.
 (very bad mistake to make for a so called fisherman as I)
I began to shiver even more and still awaited my first bite of the day. I was obliged to ask (a little embarrassingly)  two chaps that were fishing just a few meters to my left, If I could borrow a warm pullover or something like. 
They were kind enough to offer me a scarf and a black zipped cardigan with a hood. Without the help of these two fellow fishermen, I would have been forced to return home 😦  At leased now the shiver had been reduced to a bearable quiver.
 
 By the end of the day the two men I speak of caught 8 rainbow Trout, while two young boy’s with there farther who were to my right had caught 5. Myself still quivering in the now misty conditions, cough zero,  yes, out for a duck.
Within a distance of some 50 Metres 13 fish had been caught, alas not one of them had been caught by me 😦
 
To make things worse,  sometime after  noon, my bite indicator had suddenly flew into the air. I grabbed my rod and struck hard, "yes"…"yes"…"yes" at last I though, I am not going home empty handed. I could feel the fishes energy traveling up through the line into my rod and into me. He fought hard with powerful tugging as he tried desperately to free himself from the hook.
I had him halfway in, when he suddenly flew a metre out of the water, performed about a dozen pirouettes and with a flash of his silvery belly, slipped the hook. 
 
I dare not utter the expletives, that exploded from my lip’s at that moment. To say I was disappointed is a understatement,  fish, 1. Kenny. 0.  
 
As a consolation fate cast my way a real live Duck, yes I caught a Duck. He had become entangled in my line, but I soon  had him  free and back to the water.
I was not best pleased about this happening to the poor little Duck, but they are plucky little birds and he was soon swimming about as if  nothing had happened.
 
 
 
 
 
 My first catch of the day.

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The two chaps that lent me the warm clothing are rewarded by their first catch of the day.

The is called Billy, lovely little dog full of fire.

 

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The two boy’s also reel in their first catch of the day.

 

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My bite indicator  remains stock still 😦

 

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A Black headed gull passes by looking for scraps.

 

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The lucky Duckling.

 

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The unlucky fisherman.  Look, that’s "another" one they have caught.

Just cant figure it out, everyone catching fish but poor old me 😦

 

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On my return home I was to learn that the weather there had been warm and sunny "all day long"
Oh well some days are diamond’s.
 
Well folk’s time for me to say bye bye for now.
 
I hope you have  better luck through the week, than I experienced the day I scored two Duck’s and a Frog.
Forever the optimist I shall be returning to the reservoir soon I hope.
 
Love Kenny.
 

18 responses to “Out for two Duck’s and a Frog.

  1. Thanks for you kind comment Kenny, your place is great. How is Middlesboro these days?
     

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  2. Guess I missed this one while out on vacation!  I was just now showing your blog to my daughter Della, and we so marveled over the wee froggy who found you………Creation is amazing.
     
    Such a forlorn shot of you trying to be warm while waiting for ……nada. 

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  3. Kenny, how did you know I liked my tea that way?

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  4. Good morning! Just doing my morning walk, so popped in to say hi, hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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  5. How goes your Friday Kenny?  Hope you’re doing something enjoyable.
     
    Have a good weekend. Peace

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  6. Well, I’m afraid to say, I laughed at your misfortune there Kenny. A great tale, told well  lol 
    I’m sure it was an enjoyable day nonetheless, with some good pictures to accompany it.
    Have a great weekend  :)

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  7. Hi again Kenny – just getting up to date with your life via your space – thanks – great blogs.
    Thanks also for  your visit (although I must tell  you that Gill is a ‘she dog’ !
    The problem with her leg seems to be the cruciate ligament – we are hoping it is only pulled and not completely torn – fingers crossed for her.
    love Dusty
    x
     

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  8. I’ve nominated you for the blogging award. You can visit my blog and download the award. Post it at your page, then nominate seven other people to receive the award. List their names in your blog and tell everyone a little about those people. Finally, go to those people’s spaces and let them know they’ve been nominated and how to get to your space to read the instructions

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  9. Bittersweet on-the-hill.

    Hello Kenny,
    Nice reservoir to have in your backyard!  I’m impressed with the trout they were catching; quite nice.  Notice I said "they" were catching!  Laughing with you.  The duck is adorable.
    Now for the Yorkshire butter!  I bet it’s made from those wonderful Jersey cows.  I bet it is out of this world and can only imagine it melting on my corn!  Yes, yes.
    I hope you are enjoying your summer.  Take care,   Bittersweet

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  10. Kenny, quite a thought provoking and moving poem you left for me.

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  11. Just dropping by to wish you a wonderful weekend… xx Kate

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  12. Yes, that young lady is Jaclyn and she is quite the little hellion at times, so I guess she would qualify as presidential material :-)
     
    Loved the picture of the frog – how tiny!

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  13. kenny, thank you for stopping by to see me…I’ll be back to read about your adventure in a little while…enjoyed your music this morning…

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  14. Hmmm, it was just not your day Kenny – better luck next time!
    And as for which of my grandhchildren will be the president – why one of the girls of course!

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  15. LOL! I have enjoyed the last picture!
     
    Is that A desperate look?
     
    Awwwwww……..at least you did a good action! That Duckling is toooooo cute!
     
    And yes you are invited! Shall I get the red carpet ready?;O)
     
    Take care,
    Isa

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  16. Appears that you did have one fish, if only long enough for it to wave bye bye to you. It wasn’t your day at all, even the frog and the duck were on the, can I say, puny side. Better luck next time.

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  17. Well I thought them very sweet… looks like a perfect day to me! <big hugs> xx Kate

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  18. Awwweee, poor Kenny,
    but i have to say i did have a good giggle, just some things are not meant to be Kenny and obviously you were not meant to catch a fish on this day!
     
    You saved a wee duck and helped it on it’s merry little way so not all was bad, some may not have been so helpful, you even had a wee frog say hello…lol  Here’s a wee happy (((hug))) to make you feel better about catching no fish. Just remember Kenny, take some wollies with you next time…lol
     
    Have a lovely day Kenny,
    Love Diane xx
     

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