Who am I?

An individual, of no great importance, who is unable to 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 5 August 2016

Pick yourself up, dust yourself down and start all over again!

The latest angling project will resume on Saturday evening when I am able to get out with the creaking canes in search of those elusive "wild" carp. I was up very early, Thursday morning, so as to get some bait into a couple of swims which I fancy might have potential! Benno and I have spent some time chatting about what we hope to achieve over the next couple of months, a thirty remains a target for us both, yet we are resigned to the fact that it will now be a campaign which runs into next season? Six weeks is a long break and all momentum has been lost, thus we are back at the very beginning in terms of fish location and feeding spells.

It will be absolute joy to get out again!
Obviously we haven't forgotten our previous lessons, but the very essence of this challenge was a requirement to be flexible and reactive to the nuances of these particular fish - we're now well off that mark. What with school holidays and much improved weather, there are far more anglers about and keeping away from the crowds, whilst still wanting to catch a few fish, becomes increasingly difficult. I still fancy my chances of a new PB before October and the next project kicks in. I've also got an idea for this coming Winter involving more split cane capers. Although I don't, as yet, have a MK IV Avon rod; there are a few knocking around on e-bay, so I feel sure that one will be in my possession quite soon - Barbel & Chub being foremost in my plans.


  1. Wait another week Dyl and most of the crowds would have gone back to football.

    1. Rich - I'd waited long enough, although I should have known better - we blanked tonight. You're right, of course, a dose of bad weather and the onset of the footie season will clear the banks. There will be plenty of opportunities to get this project back on track over the next few weeks and if it runs into next season? So be it!