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Monday August 25th 2003 (11 years ago)
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Chill in the water

Published: Monday August 25th 2003 (11 years ago)
Updated: Tuesday August 26th 2003, 1:35AM
by Martin Joergensen

Just returned from a swim - it was cold!

I just returned from a short swim in the sea close to where I live. It was cold! And that is good - not for swimming, but for fishing.

My wife, Birgitte, and I have taken these small excursions for a short evening swim a few times this summer, typically during sunset and on days where the weather hasn't been quite as warm and sunny as this summer has been as a whole.

As you may know from your own swims, cold weather means warm water - at least by the feel of it.

Not so this evening! It was freezing even though the air was not warm.

We have had a few days with cold winds, and the water temperature has definitely dropped a few degrees.

If it's not worth swimming in for people, it is for fish, and my longing for the Danish coasts as a fly fisher rather than a swimmer was strongly stimulated this evening. The fishing season is certainly coming, just as Bop P concluded in his entry for this very day.

Now Iím just waiting for the wind to turn a bit and calm down. As soon as that happens, Iíll be off for this seasonís first real trip to the coast.

Chill in the air

Published: Monday August 25th 2003 (11 years ago)
Updated: Monday August 25th 2003, 7:12AM
by Bob Petti

Could Fall be near?

A chilly weekend, by this year's standards. I can almost hear the fish staging off the shore in Lake Ontario, waiting for their chance to make a run through the gauntlet. I missed it completely last year. I hope I can make it a couple times this season. I miss the adrenaline rush that comes with hooking one of those big fish.

I might also spend some time poking around the Esopus this Fall. I don't know the water well, or the hot spots for the Fall runs, but it's close to home.