Fishing Just To Catch Or Doing What You Enjoy – Today’s Session

Sunday is always tight when it comes to fishing time and today I was originally going on a brook after sticklebacks.

However, as I was getting changed at home, I thought I’d try some lure angling for perch instead.

We’re in a cold spell and I’ve found, on the waters that I fish, my favourite species has been lying low of late.

No doubt, I would have caught on the brook, but this is where you ask yourself a question as an angler.

Am I motivated more by avoiding a blank as opposed to doing what I want?

Blanks don’t bother me. Naturally, I don’t want too many, but the occasional one, especially when it’s a challenge, is no problem.

I only had a short session today and I didn’t even have a nibble.

Having said that, the whole pool was dead from a piscatorial point of view.

Not even the roach were topping.

Still, I enjoy the great outdoors, and on all the years I’ve fished I’ve never had a session yet that I haven’t enjoyed.

Plus, there’s always tomorrow.

And yes, I was wearing shorts.

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 0.7g size 6 hook. Glider 2 inch rubber fish. All knots (3) blood knots.