Sneezewort & the last cast


Two Very Special Floats


Last Cast – A discourse between Father and Son


Dad“Nuffin’ doing is there Davey…’ bin quiet.”

Me“ I think I had a bite earlier….”

Dad:  “Did yer?…”

Me:  “Yes earlier, but it’s gone now”

Dad: *glances at his watch*

Dad:  “ …Give it  ‘alf hour, then pack up…” * lights up a smoke*

Me: ….

Dad:  “Ain’t even ‘ad a knock … we give it anuvver 10 minutes then …”

Me: …..

Dad:  ”Last cast then Dave…” …Plop!….

Me: …… Plop!.

Dad:  “…’Bin bloody rubbish today, veeeery  surprised…. Alright start packin’ up now mate…”

Me: …

Dad“Come on! , Muvver‘ill wonder where we bleedin’ are!…”

Me:  “… I think I’ve got another bite…”


David Chalcraft “Sneezewort” April 2021

In loving memory of my Dad, Eddie Chalcraft 1936-2020, and the many ‘Last Cast’ conversations we had together when I was a small and persistent fisherboy.