Thank you for the dace – a dace I’ll re­mem­ber all my life!

Angling Times (UK) - - YOUR FISHING WEEK -

ONE very cold Fe­bru­ary morn­ing I went fish­ing on the River Thames at Sun­bury. I got there at first light and two hours later my wife phoned and asked if I’d caught any­thing. I told her I hadn’t.

Two hours later the phone went again and she re­peated the ques­tion – to which my an­swer was still the same – but when I told her I was en­joy­ing my­self she sug­gested I must be mad and should come home.

Af­ter five hours I’d still caught noth­ing and had be­gun to think my wife was right – I was mad.

Sud­denly I got a bite and a small dace came to hand. Ev­ery­thing was now right with the world!

Never be­fore has such a lit­tle dace been made such a fuss of – I even took his pic­ture! Ray Dawkins, Sun­bury

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