Can you believe it. Its early November and we are still fishing in t-Shirts. All the Fish have now moved down deeper as the water temperature has started to drop. I still managed to catch several small Roach on punched bread. It is now time to get the Pike fishing gear out and see if we can bag one or two .
After some great chilling time at Stoke Hammond we pulled pins at 09.10 on Tuesday and headed towards Fenny Stratford.
At Fenny we filled up with Diesel from Gary on his Coal boat Ascot which is a Town class and built in 1936. His boat has a lot of History attached to it and it features in one of the most famous pictures of Narrowboats during the war years. The above picture of Ascot also features on the cover of MAIDENS TRIP a book written by Emma Smith.It tells the story of how Emma joined the Grand Union Canal Carrying Company in 1943 under the wartime scheme of employing women to replace the boaters. The book is still available and is well worth reading .