It's that time of year again - I'm on
holiday (In Noosa, Sunshine Coast, Australia).
Interestingly, when I'm on holiday I try not to fish
every single day! Bet that surprises you.
Many of you have been asking how I've
been getting on fishing-wise... well, ok, I guess!
I'm not very good at this saltwater fly thing - but
it's nice to go to the beach for a change.
Serious fishing begins next month
when I fly out to New Zealand.
Much of my time is taken up training
for the forthcoming Noosa Triathlon (7th Nov). I
learned to swim (properly) earlier this year and this
has gone quite well. However, I had never tried open
water swimming until now. There is a 1500m swim in
the Noosa River, so I thought I should practise
swimming in it.
Being an angler I have a wonderful
imagination: every lake has a bottomless hole, and in
that bottomless hole lives some huge monstrous,
viscious, hideous fish, which could very well surface
to take my fly on the next cast.
I really believe this - I have to -
it justifies my whole approach to life...
But it presents a problem when open
water swimming. Swimming in murky waters really
freaks me out: I imagine I can actually see this
brute of a fish lurking in the shadows, and he's
coming after me to nibble my extremities.
I can't tell you how much this panics
Strangely enough sticking my head out
of the water decreases this sense of terror I feel -
doesn't make much sense to me either! Still I'm
getting kind of used to it now... well almost.
I've been picking up my emails daily
- and the tackle shop has been surprisingly busy:-
destination tackle and winter clothing have been the
main tackle purchases.
Next month I shall be increasing the
depth to the tackle shop. This will become an
I shall also have more internet time;
so you can expect more features to this site -
they've been in the pipeline for a while, and they're
This month's article
I don't have a 'whole' article for
you this month... but I do have half an article! I
started it last year, but didn't get the fish to