|Cameras never lie? Bloody computers do!|
At no time during the session did the scene look quite as menacing - grab a digital image and anything is possible.
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!
Tuesday, 1 March 2016
The final countdown and the start.
Well here we are, the start of March and all that this entails. We've got Mother's Day, Easter and the equinox (pissing about with clocks!) during the month (Oh! there's Bev's birthday too). For me, I have but fourteen days to complete one of the most rewarding angling projects I have ever undertaken. Due to the imposition of the "traditional close season", at my chosen venues, I have until mid-night on March 14th to catch an eel, by design, and in doing so see a successful conclusion to this adventure into the unknown. There will be a post offering my conclusions, if I succeed or when the season ends and I have gathered my thoughts on the extraordinary challenge on which I embarked - it developed a life of its' own as these slimy pests have suddenly become a worthy adversary - respect!
I was out again on Sunday evening - for only the second time in the entire winter I failed to register any type of action. I fished three rods - two with prawns (hedging my bets) and a single "spicy peperami/ 1/2 fluoro pop-up" in a vain attempt at luring a carp. I can't say that I was too surprised, or disappointed, it was bloody freezing! I have been studying the BBC weather forecasts and have come to the conclusion that Wednesday (2nd March) looks as good as it's gonna get? With everything else that is going on - I might not be able to get out again until the final weekend, and that will be cutting it a bit fine.