A long, but rewarding day


I headed out on Saturday AM to meet a WSF forum member to learn a bit about pumping lugworm. We met at about 7AM and proceeded out to the spot for the worms. During the time out there I managed about 70 worms which I was more than happy with, but nothing in comparison to the worm that he bought in.

Around midday we headed over to Hythe so I could get a few casting tips from him and do a spot of fishing with the fresh bait. I liked the look of the Brighton cast. I didn’t quite get it but I do now, just need the practice.

Hythe Beach

He popped one line out and about 15 minutes later pulled in a small Whitting. Then packed up and left me to it.

I stayed until about 6PM and managed to land my first beach Doggie. He was unhooked and a quick picture later, back in the water.

First Beach Dogfish caught in Hythe

All in all a good day with plenty of learning going on on my part.

And thanks to Steve for the tuition.

About Chris Ainger

I have been working in IT since 1998 in the Public Housing Sector. I have worked with Citrix since 2003 in the days of Citrix Metaframe XP 1.0 FR2. Since then I have been through the processes of upgrading to Presentation Server 4.0 with a farm of around 150 servers. Since then I have helped create a farm of around 200 servers using XenApp 6.0 on VMware 4.1. This was a great experience which has only increased during the upgrades of the environment for out 2000+ users. All of our clients are the WYSE 10 series using ThinOS which I have helped configure for individual users from a central location making administration very simple. I gained my CCA qualification in XenApp 6.0 in January 2012. I am a big fan of SolarWinds also, which is a great monitoring tool. It is very versatile with a small footprint of resource usage on the targeted devices. I am currently designing the interfaces for the IT department for daily use and also a Service view for the Support Desk Team. I am also a keen fisherman, having restarted again after 20 years. I set myself yearly targets to try to complete which makes this more interesting and belong to several forums of other like-minded folks. I, on occasion, fly fish for trout as a treat once in a while or when the fridge gets empty and also sea fly fish for bass and mullet. My main area is sea fishing from either beach, harbour wall or pier. There are so many species of fish to catch around the UK that you can mix up the locations to try something different.

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