Easter and the POW


I headed off to the Prince of Wales Pier at Dover with Mr Easter. We turned up and got a spot and set everything up. After getting Pauls’ rod set up he was ready to cast and he did. Not the most graceful but it looked promising. I set up the other rods and also cast out. It went from a grey over cast looking day to a nice bright blue sky and warmed right up.

At some point through the morning I started to reel in my line and when it felt about a meter or so off the ground it got hit by something and it was hooked… I told Paul to get the drop net as it fought like a trooper!! Only to find out it was a Mackerel of about a foot in length. So I pulled that up over the side and introduced it to the priest and sent him into a permanent slumber.

Later on the tide came in sweeping everything in its path to the left. Again I decided to reel in and to my surprise there was another mackerel on the line. He was despatched in the same manner.

During the day we had the begging tactics from the harbours seal, which was cute and massive and gracefully swam between lines.

Next I had a 4″ whiting which went straight back. Then another a bit later on and finally a third Mackerel which nailed the bait with intent. That meant we had enough fresh fish for dinner.

Paul unfortunately didn’t catch anything, but there is always next time. We headed home after a nice day out

Here is the guest of the day:

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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