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Casual session with the kids


Little_Flatty

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Hi all,

Had a nice mother's day with the wife and kids in the morning. After lunch, I asked the wife what she wanted to do and she said she wanted a few moments to read in peace without the kids . So I tell her I'm taking the kids fishing and a leave pass was granted.

I didn't really want to get my hands dirty, so I mixed up some pudding for bait. 1/2 cup cheese + 1/2 cup flour + a dash of soy sauce + sesame oil, plus enough water and a bit of oil to bind it all together. I wasn't really that serious - if anything, any fish we caught would have been an inconvenience - so I just took the opportunity to experiment with what I had in the house.

The idea was to get down to the banks of the Parra, five mins from our place, for my four year old to wave a rod around. This she did happily for about half an hour, but then an ice cream truck arrived and then she lost all interest in fishing. So the rod gets handed to me and I thought...what the heck, let's have a go.

In the meantime my one year old (who was sleeping on me strapped to me in a carrier) woke up and wanted to be part of the action, so I turned her around and let her hold the rod with me. Then the little float we were using went under and we were on! Then the drag starts singing and uh-oh...I think I have a reasonable fish on, with a baby strapped to me...I hadn't quite planned for this! I was chasing smaller fish, and for my eldest to be landing them at that! Up comes a decent bream, which was promptly landed and released.

Had a few more takes but no hookups. Then it was time to head home and cook dinner. So the kids got out of the wife's hair, my eldest got an ice cream and I got a fish. Winners all round. It's been years since I used pudding for bait. I've put it back in the fridge for another try after work one day next week.

Mike

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14 minutes ago, Little_Flatty said:

Hi all,

Had a nice mother's day with the wife and kids in the morning. After lunch, I asked the wife what she wanted to do and she said she wanted a few moments to read in peace without the kids .

Winners all round with everyone entertained & relaxed

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