We’ve all heard the fisherman’s tale “it was that big” and in this case it certainly was absolutely true!! It was a beauty (and the fish wasn’t too bad either!)
The guys (and some of the gals) from Orchard Park, Twigworth, quite often get together on a weekday (the beauty of early retirement) or a Sunday (when their other half just craves the peace and quiet), load up their bivvies, rods, reels, boilies and maggots and convoy from the park to one of the local fisheries and a friendly competition begins. Who can catch the largest / the most / the heaviest array of specimens that are native to our waterways and lakes, is always at the back of their minds and the ultimate goal. Whether a chub, carp, roach or tiddler or two, each counts towards the end of the day tally.
We can’t say that our residents are addicted to fishing, they are just in a very committed relationship with their carbon rods, line, floats, and the excitement of landing a beaut!!
From the crack of dawn with the morning chorus, to the last peek of the evening sun, come rain or shine, nothing stops our budding anglers from the peace, quite and fruitful catches of the local rivers and by-waters. This too could be you if you made the move to the park. Everyone is invited and if you have a rod, tackle box, comfy chair and a few hours to spare, what a great way to while away an hour or two, in the peaceful settings of the stunning Gloucestershire countryside, right on our doorstep, whiling away a relaxing day with new neighbours and brand new friends.