Yesterday I went fishing from 10:30am 'til 4:30pm, 6 hours of fishing, and do you know how many fish I caught??? Zero, nada, zilch, absolutely bugger all.
But you know what?? I didn't actually mind. Last week I decided I wanted to get a few things off my 'to-do list' and I'm happy that I've marked one off. It was a bank holiday here and as such a free day to do what you want, and what better way to do this than spend it at the seaside.
The day started off gloomy and wet, but in the afternoon the sun came out and I was happy. Normally we get quite a lot of fish from the Deal Pier [all of which are returned to the sea btw] and yesterday was very busy with around 30 people on the pier, but in total I think I only saw about 5 or so fish caught, what a strange day of fishing.
In the comments of the last post Ginny asked me what I fished for. Well obviously I go seafishing, and as such there is usually more variety than if you went to a lake or river. There are different types of tackle that you can use to attract different fish but in reality I don't really know much about it and so fish for anything, some of which I don't eve nknow the name of, although yesterday several Dogfish were caught along with a Plaice and some Whiting I think if I took it too seriously and still didn't catch anything then I'd be REALLY annoyed.
I'm definitely going to go some more times in the summer, although I might try and go elsewhere for a change and then be able to tick of my 'visit places I've never been' off my list at the same time. I live on the coast and it is something I take for granted. I should make more use of it.
You may notice that I've put a line through the fishing on my list, but I've also put the number of times I've been in brackets too. Hopefully this number will go up too.