Although I fish as much as I can, it’s always within the framework of balance.
As I so often say, it’s about passion and not obsession.
Today’s early morning trip to a local section of canal was intended to be for just an hour.
I did fish beyond that though, as I willed a take on a number of last casts.
Unfortunately, it wasn’t to be and I registered my first blank of the year, hence the song title in the heading.
The other reference was to a dream that I had last night and that’s in the accompanying video.
I still enjoyed today’s trip, albeit with no fish on the bank.
It was very quiet though, I didn’t even see any surface movement from roach or other smaller fish, and certainly no fry clearing the water as the predators fed.
Back home, I’m going for a walk around local woodland with my wife and Dilwyn, our dog.
Then it’s a groundhopping journey to see Lane Head FC take on Cadbury Athletic in the Midland Football league.
The tackle I fished with was as follows: Fox Rage Ultron drop shot rod, Fox Rage Ultron 2500 reel, 10lb Sunline braid on reel.
Drennan Double Strength 10lb (1.5 metres) joined to the braid with a small swivel.
Micro jig head 1g size 6 hook. Glider 2 inch rubber fish. All knots (3) blood knots.