Nothing too inspiring amongst the waders at Goldcliff this morning, the best bits were probably 3 Greenshank, 2 Green Sands, 2 LRP, 147 Black-tailed Godwit, 15 Snipe and 20 Yellow Wags. During high tide the birds were almost all on Lagoon 1 thanks to half a dozen fisher-folk dotted along the sea-wall and two of their mates stood out on the pill.
Having spoken to a couple of the wanglers, it turns out they, and the 'Newport Sea Wanglers' (the organisers of today's match), are well aware they shouldn't be on that stretch but it seems to make precisely f**k-all difference. They don't even have the sense to sit below the sea-wall. I wonder if they use 'Wanker Custom Lures',... bet they do [Note: if you get a mo, check out the link, it's not every website that includes the phrase "Bob hooked this big bass with a BJ Wanker crank"].
As usual the piss poor putt-putt planes pottered to and fro from Whitson Aerodrome, today joined by a shiny low-flying helicopter.