If this format looks familiar - blame Steve Gale!
No. 1 - Health and happiness - the continued love of all things family orientated - already got it!
No. 2 - A secure and enjoyable job (I can't use the term career at my age) - already got one!
No. 3 - To continue to be amazed at what is to be discovered, sharing my space, whenever my eyes are open - never gonna end all the while my grandchildren play such an important part in my life!
|In May 1982 - this pike was photographed at Loch Ascog - Isle of Bute|
Why do I go pike fishing? If this image doesn't do it - then it shows why you and I are so very different!
|If a pike, of this length (47 1/2 inches) was taken from Chew Valley - it|
would be the UK record. However it wouldn't be this shape, or this fit!
Wilstone Res. - Oct 1990
No. 6 - Make more time to go birding - it has played such a vital role during my time in Kent - It doesn't need to be as "full-on" as it once was, but I shouldn't ignore the opportunities?
No. 7 - Get back into moths and mothing! It is a very "in vogue!" hobby in 2014 - I started 20 years ago and, back then, we were considered freaks. There is an awful lot to be said about turning that last egg box - adrenaline moments aplenty.
No.8 - learn to use my digital camera gear properly - nuff sed!
No. 9 - To discover a pike fishing haven where my vintage gear is fully able to demonstrate its worth. Where pike remain unmolested/un-educated by modern angling pressure - Worth Marshes II ; highly unlikely in 2015?
|A Steve Neville prototype bite alarm.|
What a piece of luck? I got two from Bob Henderson in 1993. Angling history - pure quality!