Excited for my jollies and meeting Micky Mouse and all the burgers I can eat, but really my mind was set on Mr BigMouth Billy Bass. We arrived at the resort after a pukka flight after being upgraded to premium economy for free, my eyes lit up as fish were topping everywhere in the canal systems. Unfortunately you're not allowed to fish it but we found 'the fishing hole,' a large aerated arm of the canal stocked full of bass, bluegill and catfish. It was $4 for an half hours fishing which included a laughable cane pole armed with about 20lb line and a float and hook suitable for shark fishing, and a tub of worms or hotdog chunks. Luckily I'd brought my rovex travel quiver and dived right into the bluegill with hookable pellets. Like my usual fishing over there, all the Yanks were looking at me like hows he doing that and start to fish on top of me. A few days in after turning back into a little kid and topping up my ginger tan, I was back to my little haunt. Getting bored of the bluegill I fished out a treble and free line one under the jetty and within two minutes a bass flew out and gobbled it up. Chuffed to bits and manged to land half a dozen doing this. With the fishing bug really kicked in and looking into every bit of water in the parks, which were rammed with fish, I thought I'd do abit of poaching as it saved a few dollars. Waiting till the night I snuck under a bridge and set up a starlight and hit the fish straight off including some small catfish. Trying not to move so I wasn't caught by security or scaring kids into thinking theres a troll under the bridge and screaming the place down, I found hard but extremly fun.
The Mrs wanted to go to the local mall so we took a well earned break from the busy parks. When we got there I found out there was a Bass Pro Shops a fishing and hunting shop the size of Costco! We spent half the day in there, marveling at the giant tank in the middle with double figure bass, catfish, tarpon and a few commons to about 20lb, yes there are carp in florida!
In our hotel we found out you could book a bass excursion in one of the massive disney waters, we booked it there and then! The following morning we were up at 6 to be picked up with the water looking stunning with mist rising everywhere. We set off on the speedboat buzzin our tits off, and rigged up some rubber worms and jigged them in the shallow bays. In the two hours I manged to land 11 bass and our guide 5.
We had a couple of days left and revelled up the sun and amazing food, knowing we were coming back to Manchester, and the dread for me that at home I'd actually have to work for fish.