It’s certainly a challenge currently, as far as lure fishing is concerned.
When you fish a lot, as I do, a few lean days can mean a lot more blanks than if you only go out once a week.
Plus, I fish short sessions when lure angling, so immediately that makes it even harder.
The latest trip, to a pool, ended in a blank but with two perch snatches.
It’s those missed fish that inspire me.