Who am I?

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An individual, of no great importance, who is unable to the see the natural world as a place for competition. I catch fish, watch birds, derive immense pleasure from simply looking at butterflies, moths, bumble-bees, etc - without the need for rules! I am Dylan and this is my blog - if my opinions offend? Don't bother logging on again - simple!


Friday, 13 March 2015

I'm ready!

Well, the week is almost over, just one more shift to get through and then it's all systems go. I don't remember the last time I've been so excited by, or put so much thought and effort into, a single days' fishing. My bait is ready, the rods are rigged up and all my tackle sorted out, ready for the off. I've kept a diary of how my week's progressed - it's a draft post on my "dashboard" at present. I will publish it, in its' entirety, either late Saturday or early Sunday; once my session is complete.
I have to admit to being very optimistic about my chances - I'll just have to see how things pan out? I've been fannying about, all week; unable to decide on which rods to use. Crazy really - it's not like I've got loads to choose from? I finally stuck with my original choice of the two Specialist Barbel rods that I'd used last weekend - how hard was that?
This is how anal I've  become! I'm now "tank testing" my rigs and hook baits
attempting to get my neutral buoyancy pellet spot on.
Are the tench in this venue worthy of my attention to detail, or am I simply
wasting my time?
Specimen Hunting - the greatest waste of time known to man.
Is there a final twist in the story of my dismal season? Will I get that tench which makes everything seem OK - only time will tell.


  1. Blimey, I thought twitchers were an obsessive lot but clearly you anglers can give them a run for their money.

  2. Derek - obsession has no respect for individual hobbies, it is an affliction of the individual involved. My time "twitching", and setting a new record year list for Kent, 1999, were no less (or more?) stupid than any other of my indulgences? I got suspended from school because I went to every QPR home game - during the three day week there was no flood-lighting allowed and, as such, mid-week games were played at 11.00 hrs. I can't do anything without giving it 100% - obsession yes, restricted to twitching? Not by a long chalk!
    All the best - Dyl

  3. Guess you're right, I've always had a life-long obsession with Bob Dylan.