|Probably the smallest eel I've ever landed?|
Who am I?
- Dylan Wrathall
- 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!
Sunday, 4 October 2015
Success or failure?
It is a fact that I've done something which I'd not done previously - I caught an eel by design! Last night, out on The Ash Levels, I had a bite on a worm - which resulted in the landing of the smallest eel I can recall catching. Success or failure?
I think that I also got "done over" by a bite on a sprat section - I got a single bleep - no bait on the hair when I reeled in as I packed up. I have absolutely no idea as to what I should expect and have received a couple of really helpful comments on the previous post. Thanks to John L (and others) I will be changing my hook link material from braid to a wire (bite proof) type material. Bite indication is still an ongoing challenge - monkeys on needles being my preferred option, coupled with open bale arms. I have four days in which to gather my thoughts and put together a plan B. Thursday will be the next time I'll be able to get out. These are really exciting times, just like the early days of Catfishing, at Claydon. So much of what I desire is a completely unexplored experience - I enjoyed that journey, let's hope that this challenge provides the same type of reward! I'd like a decent photo - that would be a result in itself!