|The sharp end of a Scottish twenty! How did I miss it?|
Once this concept was brought into the equation, my statistics were able to support the theory, but it wasn't a solution provided by mathematics - it took a human to see the pattern. Benno and Simon didn't look at the results they looked at the pike! Scottish pike populations have evolved to take a very different range of natural prey species to their cousins down south. Simply by looking at the pike, themselves, it is easy to see why my statistics failed to spot the obvious.
|Benno with a proper 'un from the RMC|
Look at the head on this fish.
|Benno posing with a superb Loch Awe pike. It weighs just 4oz more than the previous fish,|
but look at the very obvious differences in the physique between the two specimens.
So what is it that we're planning for Scotland 2015? I'm sure that the majority of experienced pike anglers will have already cottoned on - as for the rest; you'll have to wait until our return for a full explanation. We're not even sure that it will pay off?
|The only one, of my seven, which I feel I deserved.|
I simply couldn't ignore the feelings that were directing me toward that swim on the river.
The first barbel of last season was another example of this type of experience - although I'd neither seen or caught fish in that swim previously - I simply knew that I had to be there and I would catch. Is it a sixth sense or absolute twaddle? I suppose it all comes down to individual interpretation of the events - if you're of a mind-set which allows for undefined influences to be part of any cause and effect manifestations, then you will also have some spiritual vibes going on - my guess,however, is that the vast majority will write it off as utter BUNKUM!