May 04

Return to Farmville

Emma and I recently went out to South Africa where we hooked up with family and friends for a short “summer” break.

Because getting from Landimore to Johannesburg involves a large amount of travel on all sorts of different vehicles, I made a pact with Griffin that if he was well behaved on the flights to South africa and back again, I would buy him some proper fishing gear and take him fishing.

Well you can imagine how safe I thought that bet would be. 4 hours in the car, 3 hours hanging around the airport, a 9 hour flight, some more hanging around, another 4 hour flight and then a train ride and all that in just one direction!

I thought “a six year old boy is NEVER going to handle this well at all”

Smug in my own superiority I was truly not expecting to be reminded by Griffin when we got back to Wales after our holiday that he had behaved incredibly well and that we now needed to go and get him fishing gear.


A son cannot go fishing by himself, that defeats the entire purpose of the excercise, so Griff and I now have all the trappings we need to go fising on a regular basis.

This is him with his new 10′ coastal rod, practicing in the garden for when we go angling next weekend…

Watch this video on YouTube.

Now I want to get a kayak so we can intersperse the fishing with some good rowing…

I will put a decent blog post of the coming weekends fishy experiences up next week!