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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 1st March, 2024)

Fffffreezing


Fffffreezing
Duck number one. "what is he doing dad?"
Duck number two. "it's called Fishing son. Apparently what you do is you spend an hour or more setting out all your gear, then you just sit for hours in the freezing cold watching a little stick bobbing about in the water, then when your nose turns a deep shade of blue you pack all your gear up and go home"
Duck number one. "humans are very silly aren’t they dad?"
Duck number two. "just be glad you’re a duck son"

Worthington Lake.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-HX99)
Views: 1,507

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 1st March 2024 at 07:14

That's very amusing Dennis, nearly choked on my toast !

Comment by: T.A.B on 1st March 2024 at 07:24

Ducks???

Comment by: Rev David Long on 1st March 2024 at 07:44

Oh dear... they're geese. Otherwise, a good joke - and pic.

Comment by: Sue on 1st March 2024 at 07:59

Very nice photo of Spring.

Comment by: Colin Traynor on 1st March 2024 at 08:23

Nice picture Dennis, Worthington Lake is a very pleasant place to walk.
I might be wrong but I think they are Canada Geese?

Comment by: Gone fishing on 1st March 2024 at 08:32

Fishing is the biggest participating sport in the UK.
Men love it, it gets them away from the wife and DIY jobs around the house and garden.

Comment by: Vic on 1st March 2024 at 08:36

Fishing is the most relaxing sport in the World. If you go prepared like many do, your never cold.
Brilliant photo.

Comment by: Gary on 1st March 2024 at 08:37

Back in the day, Dennis, the people in Aspull never went fishing - they were "Gooin feeshin."
Lovely photo.
If it had been painted by John Constable it would be regarded as "pastoral."

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 1st March 2024 at 08:40

My husband goes fishing.....I can never see the point myself but each to his own. When we had the dogs I used to take them for walks round Polly's Pond in Abram or down the canal bank and there would be men just sat silently fishing. I imagine in the days when a lot of men worked down the pit or in noisy factories, a few hours' peace and fresh air would have been very welcome.

Comment by: Veronica on 1st March 2024 at 08:49

Good photo Dennis and your introduction made me chuckle. I’m surprised a tent like hood hasn’t been invented for the fisherman to sit in. I bet it takes ages to thaw out when he eventually gets home. It must be nice to get away from the rat race for a couple or more hours …thinking nice thoughts I hope.

Comment by: Arthur on 1st March 2024 at 08:49

They are Geese not Ducks.
Never been there but looks lovely, the fisherman is very much deep in thought and relaxed.

Comment by: Garry on 1st March 2024 at 08:52

Dennis is correct about the Ducks, they are to the right of the fisherman. Nice photo.

Comment by: Dennis Seddon on 1st March 2024 at 09:02

No, no! Meester Fawlty, man in Pub say is duck. Is called Donald.

Comment by: Jack on 1st March 2024 at 09:50

There is Veronica it's called an umbrella. Lol

Comment by: T on 1st March 2024 at 10:15

Is it still Warrington Anglers that you've to be a member of to fish there? Remember there being signs years ago but not noticed recently

Comment by: Colin Traynor on 1st March 2024 at 11:11

Ha yes, those in the distance look like Mallard.

Comment by: Veronica on 1st March 2024 at 11:53

Yes but an umbrella doesn’t protect from the wind Jack. I mean a proper hood like tent. Attached to the ground.

Comment by: Veronica on 1st March 2024 at 11:58

Ps it needs a woman to think things through - same with a new kitchen. ;o))

Comment by: Mark on 1st March 2024 at 12:19

He's actually got the build of Wally Batty but he's got five layers on !

Comment by: Jack on 1st March 2024 at 12:21

Ah ah, Dead right Veronica.

Comment by: John on 1st March 2024 at 12:30

Us professional Fishermen like myself have fishing umbrellas as big and as wide as a tent, they are fixed in the ground so wind doesn't bother them.
Thanks for your comment Veronica.

Comment by: John(Westhoughton) on 1st March 2024 at 12:43

Dennis those closest are Canada Geese and when in a large flock can consume quite a lot of grass and farmers make them Scatter.Veronica I passed three tents yesterday at Scotchmans flash and two on the Leeds Liverpool canal all with fishing rods sticking out and one on the flash had a big dinghy moored alongside it makes you wonder.I nearly got stuck in the Mud Colin.

Comment by: Colin Traynor on 1st March 2024 at 12:44

Isn't there a season for fishing? I thought this was the breeding season.
Or perhaps that's for the ducks!

Comment by: Veronica on 1st March 2024 at 13:01

Well I must apologise to the gentlemen. I don’t know much about fishermen apart from when I used to see them at the side o’t canal and they were sitting on those wicker baskets. They have moved on I see from those days. Thank goodness for that.

Comment by: Pw on 1st March 2024 at 14:19

One mallard to the other”He must be quackers”

Comment by: Jembo on 1st March 2024 at 14:45

A nice shot of a nice place. I assumed it was the Mallard that were doing the talking!

Comment by: PeterP on 1st March 2024 at 15:32

Veronica they do make a tent for fishermen with a open front so they can sit in it away from the wind and rain

Comment by: John (Westhoughton) on 1st March 2024 at 16:13

Colin it maybe appropriate for a meeting at Rivington Barn as they do nice snacks and Dennis likes the area,I’m up to taxing if need be I live just off Cherwell Road Westhoughton.

Comment by: Dave on 1st March 2024 at 17:49

Poet has posted some gems on fishing.

Comment by: Sir Bob on 1st March 2024 at 19:11

Canada Gooses are bigger than Ducks.

Comment by: Rev David Long on 1st March 2024 at 19:13

Garry - I don't think Dennis would have been able to hear what the ducks were saying to one another from the distance involved....

Comment by: John(Westhoughton) on 1st March 2024 at 19:30

When I said taxing I meant being the taxi.

Comment by: Veronica on 1st March 2024 at 20:52

I can vouch for the hot Turkey Rolls in the Rivington Cafe. I have been with my granddaughter not long since. Really good.

Comment by: Colin Traynor on 1st March 2024 at 20:58

John, sounds like a good idea, brilliant if Dennis could join us. Not sure how I would get there, very often take the bus for on Chorley to Bolton, get off in Horwich and shanksys pony up there. Put a post up tomorrow.

Comment by: John Noakes on a bike on 1st March 2024 at 22:22

Sometimes, when my wife annoys me, I look at her through my fork and pretend she’s in jail.
It heals me, spiritually.
Maybe I should take up fishing?

Comment by: Veronica on 2nd March 2024 at 07:46

Poor Mrs Noakes…. John if you do decide to go fishing I think the fish and ducks would annoy you.

Comment by: Paul on 2nd March 2024 at 15:05

I moved away from wigan in 1997. I do miss the place i will always be a wiganer. one day i will return to my home town.

Comment by: DTease on 2nd March 2024 at 20:52

Thad best hurry up Paul, way things er gooin’ there’ll bi nowt left bit time tha gets here!

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