Now the season’s off, just ended two weeks away, so it’s time to try to share some parts of the moods from Belgium (& France)’s 2011 season. Despite the fact the season wasn’t great (not so much game, herd management rules tend to exagerate the red does and fawns culling, and no opportunity to bag any trophy), we had very good moments allowing us to forget for some times the itchy problems of the ‘normal’ day-to-day life.
In the early days of september, we were stalking and high stand hunting wild boars in Condroz, above the cliffs South of the river Meuse.
I took those two little boars with one single (300 grains) bullet.
In the end of september, I had the opportunity to change my fly rod with some off-shore fishing gear. A little team aboard a little ship, we went fishing in the channel about halfway from Calais to the UK, mostly looking for sea basses.
Very good results for the team and I was happy for a first attempt as I caught 7 nice basses, 2 cods, and 1 makrel.
Exhausting fishing party indeed incluind 5 hours driving and 15 hours on the sea (fishing about 9 hours, ship anchored in very strong stream, ideal conditons for sea bass).