It's of absolutely no importance if I catch, or not. Just being there is what fires my imagination, rekindles enthusiasm and is, on hearing those distant chimes, like a starting pistol for the adventures ahead. Isaac Walton said "Study to be quiet" Dick Walker made comment that "There's more than luck to catching a big fish" Come midnight I'll raise a glass (well a can of San Miguel) and toast all those fellow anglers who've inspired me to chase my dreams. Bring it on and let's see where it leads?
Who am I?
- Dylan Wrathall
- 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!
Monday, 15 June 2020
The stroke of midnight
I don't have any idea, off the top of my head, how many June 15th rituals I've experienced during my angling journey? All I can say is that it still has a special significance in my own little world, although it means nothing to the current generation of fisher-folk. So tonight, whilst most of the visitors to this blog are tucked up in bed, I'll be awaiting the church clock to announce that magic moment when tradition decrees the start of a "new" season.