Author Archives: Paul Ritchie

Hobson’s Choice

Ramsdown & Troublefield Wednesday 7th September Despite the conditions being more than suitable it was surprisingly quiet at Ramsdown. The hidden pond was the first to oblige with a resident Southern Hawker offering some sport. At the hill pond Common Darters engaged … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Comments Off on Hobson’s Choice

The Changing of the Seasons

Monday 29th August Bank Holiday weekends mean the New Forest and East Dorset honeypots are best avoided and we always try to travel in the opposite direction. Our needs were peace, tranquility and a good chance of enjoying some dragonfly photography, so once again Bramshill won … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Comments Off on The Changing of the Seasons

In the Heat of the Moment

Tuesday 23rd August Another two days of glorious sunshine which certainly produced the goods. With temperatures expecting to reach 30°C+ and reasonably light winds the conditions were perfect for some pond action; at least until mid-afternoon. Wednesday I had a … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Comments Off on In the Heat of the Moment

Gone Fishing

Monday 15th August There is no doubt in my mind that the Moorland (Common to you nationalists) Hawker is right at the top of my hawker list. Why? Well, here in Hampshire ,despite we are a tad blessed with the New … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | 2 Comments

A Welcome Return

Friday 12th August Friday was one of those days that took a long time to get going in more ways than one. An early commitment delayed my start by an hour, and the subsequent journey was hampered by holiday traffic, so … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Comments Off on A Welcome Return

Four Weeks On at Bramshill

Tuesday 9th August Is it really four weeks since I took a trip to Bramshill? Besides the time factor it seemed to be the ideal choice for the best of the sunshine; for the morning at least. The first hawker … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Comments Off on Four Weeks On at Bramshill

Back In The Saddle

Saturday 6th August The recent tech experience had killed my motivation to get out and enjoy myself doing exactly what I should be doing. The problem was where to begin? I needed a day to recharge the batteries, with enough interest … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Comments Off on Back In The Saddle

Wind & Wuthering

Sunday 24th July Almost up to date! Here’s a round up of our morning in the Kent Marshes. Sunny spells with light winds, what could be the problem? Well, the problem was those light winds. At around 12-15 mph they were well … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Comments Off on Wind & Wuthering

Moments

Sunday 17th July Still catching up after the downtime. At last a change for the better weather-wise, although the warm blanket of cloud doesn’t make for decent slumber. By 4.00am I’d probably had all the sleep I was going to get, … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Comments Off on Moments

The Splendid Source

Tuesday 19th 2016 I’d been waiting for a day like this. I could’ve done with one in June for an adult Club-tail hunt, but for the second year in a row I was robbed of the chance. No matter, there’s … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | 2 Comments