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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 7th November, 2018)

Worthington Reservoir

Worthington Reservoir

Photo: Maurice  (Sony rx100m4)
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Comment by: Roy on 7th November 2018 at 00:32

Out of your safety zone there Maurice, too far from home !!! Good pic, is this one of the 'few' you sent in ?

Comment by: Poet on 7th November 2018 at 00:36

Far off on that distant bank the other day I saw a shoal of the most massive Barbel. There must have been 30 of them at least basking just beneath the surface ,each about a metre long.
I watched them for an hour or so ,though they barely moved but for a slight fanning of their pectoral fins .
The lads here seem absorbed in the same life affirming meditation .

Comment by: Fred Mason on 7th November 2018 at 05:11


That's the life.....

Good one, Maurice.

Comment by: Mick on 7th November 2018 at 07:19

Well done Maurice it's a superb image, well done, and its a lot better than that load of rubbish that Mick posts.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 7th November 2018 at 07:59

Wigan is very blessed with all the lakes etc in the area & the canal system too. It all looks very peaceful. Nice photo.

Comment by: Philip G. on 7th November 2018 at 08:27

I've seen them from above, as well, Poet - The joy of refraction. I also believe that the Common Barbel can reach 4' in length. And yes, Maurice shows a scene far removed from 'the noise of a pounding forge-hammer'.
Maurice. A smashing photo - perhaps a prize for Spot-the Float?

Comment by: Veronica on 7th November 2018 at 09:10

An idyllic picture- fishermen of England, enjoying a healthy pursuit in lovely, breezy conditions. What more could they ask for?

Comment by: irene roberts on 7th November 2018 at 09:21

Poet, my hubby thought barbel were only in running water, not still water, but is happy to stand corrected.

Comment by: Maurice on 7th November 2018 at 11:58

Thanks everyone for the nice comments,we go there quite often Roy,we used to see Jimmy Morris the odd time,Irene,Barbel should only be in rivers,but quite a long while ago they were put into still waters,there used to be Sturgeon in the lake off Back Lane,I think it's called Beacon View fishery.

Comment by: Mick on 7th November 2018 at 13:56

Jimmy Morris who had the weak bladder died a few back, I have walked around the lakes with him many a time.

Comment by: Maurice on 7th November 2018 at 17:35

I knew Jimmy had died Mick,it was very sudden though,we were talking to him a couple of weeks earlier.

Comment by: Fred Mason on 7th November 2018 at 19:14

Will the real Mick, please stand up..???

Still a great pic, Maurice...Let's have more, please...

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