IT COULD ONLY HAP­PEN IN FISH­ING

A dis­as­trous day on the bank ended hap­pily for reader and Good Sa­mar­i­tan Robin Piper

Angling Times (UK) - - YOUR FISHING WEEK -

MIN­UTES af­ter I’d started fish­ing at Lit­tle Cansiron in Kent a mink ran through my peg, star­tling the ducks and geese which flapped nois­ily through my swim. Soon af­ter­wards the heav­ens opened and as I reached for my brolly my rod ripped off the rest – yield­ing a small carp. Then I lost my tackle in a tree. Af­ter set­ting up again I no­ticed a small knot in my line so I had to re-rig my out­fit in the pour­ing rain. Next a huge gust of wind blew my shel­ter to the ground, leav­ing me ex­posed to the el­e­ments once again.

This was the last straw, so I de­cided to call it a day and packed my gear into the car.

Be­fore set­ting off I heard a cry for help from one of the other an­glers who had slipped down the bank and cut his fin­ger badly on a knife left on his side-tray. I

I al­ways carry a sup­ply kit in the car, so I man­aged to put my first aid train­ing into gear and stop the bleed­ing. So all’s well that ends well! De­spite my bad day’s fish­ing I was happy I man­aged to do at least some­thing right!

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