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Daily Cast

Monday: Andy Dear
Tuesday: Paul Arden
Wednesday: Chris Avery
Thursday: Martyn White
Friday: Mika Lappalainen
Saturday: Viking Lars
Sunday: Tracy&James
FP Archive

Photo-Realism

Monday, 15 April 2024

Photorealism is a genre of art that encompasses painting, drawing and other graphic media, in which an artist studies a photograph and then attempts to reproduce the image as realistically as possible in another medium.

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A week on the lake

Tuesday, 9 April 2024

I find it incredibly disconcerting that I get deep fake “Quantum AI” adverts featuring Elon Musk in my Facebook news feed. Surely FB has to take responsibility for this. Instead they are making money from scammers, who are scamming money out of FB users. Just imagine if we did that on Sexyloops. I mean, really??? They allow scammers to advertise deep fake adverts? Unreal. For me that’s as bad as the scammers, maybe even worse, because Facebook lends it credibility. You have to be responsible for who you allow to advertise on your business. And when it’s obviously a scam (and you have to Google around to check, although the same scams can be on Google too) then don’t allow it. Surely it’s easier for them to check than us, and they must know. Apparently however, they have no morals whatsoever, to allow and profit from this thievery. So it needs to be legislated to make them entirely responsible for scamming adverts and also fine the buggers. Absolutely disgraceful. Profits above integrity.

Anyway I won’t post this directly on FB because they’ll probably just block me and then you won’t be able to read it.

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We’ve ruined the Brook as a fishery

Wednesday, 10 April 2024

There seems to be two ways that our members tackle the Brook, a polarisation has set in. I’m not saying that there are  ‘only’ two ways for people to fish it, but for a club of sheep, these seemed to be the ways that it’s developed. ( that sounds cold and dismissive in retrospect , it’s just a recognition of how individuals adapt and react into groups and gatherings, a bleating status quo if you like). And now as we have been encouraging members to fish wild, making half of the stream more popular, it seems ultimately, to have led to the unintentional demise of the other half of the Brook.

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old-fashioned

Thursday, 11 April 2024

It's been very busy here and I've not been fishing this week. Luckily it's more or less spawning time for the carp and smallies so I'm not missing much. With what free time I have had, I've been decompressing at the vice.

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Heat wave

Friday, 12 April 2024

Last weekend we had some nice sunny days. I cleaned snow from solar panels finally. We have two group for ice fishing Friday and Saturday. There was lot of preparation to do.

Monday I picked up two big sleigh so we can take group to our lake and back easily with snowmobiles. It was snowing some and weather started to turn warm.

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Spooling

Saturday, 13 April 2024

On the subject of…
Spooling lines - especially backing. Which takes approximately forever. There’s a lot of it and a few weeks ago I actually pulled myself together and took the backing of all my salmon reels. The point was to once and for all know how much there is on each reel. All good and done - after over 1 kilometre of backing.

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The three that got away

Sunday, 14 April 2024

Today as I write (Saturday) is the first time Tracy and I have arrived back at our accommodation in daylight for quite some time, as we've been hitting the flats hard often doing 8 hours of wading plus the travelling time. Today was a case of 'bad light stopped play' though. When we set out it was pretty much flat calm, sunny and humid, we had quite a walk to get to our chosen fishing area and a bit of wind is always good to try and stay cool. As it was, we were pretty hot by the time we arrived, I was struggling to keep the sweat out of my eyes and was desperately trying to keep my glasses pristine (usually on days like this I have a 'walking' pair of specs and then change to a fishing pair). However, the prospect of catching finning and tailing bones that were unable to hide their positions due to the glassy surface of the flat made the uncomfortable walk worthwhile. It wasn't too long before we were both seeing fish and had a couple of hook ups, however the weather then changed almost like someone had flicked a switch. In a matter of no more than a minute, the wind went from zero to gale force and stayed there. Strong winds are to be expected in tropical climes, but I don't think I've experienced a change quite like the one today. Our thoughts of spotting fish from miles away disappeared with the appearance of waves and foam. To make matters worse, not long after we also lost the light with the sun being obscured by a thick blanket of cloud that seemed to be in for the day. Tracy and I pottered about for a bit, sat down for a drink and a ginger nut biscuit and checked out an adjacent channel for cudas etc. With little visible chance of an impending improvement in conditions we decided to head back on the long walk to our car. I did jokingly suggest that we'd be removing our wading boots in glorious sunshine and sure enough we were, however it only lasted less than an hour before going cloudy again.

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Ronan's Report

The Fishing Gods.

As fly fishermen we often refer to the fishing gods. Good luck or bad, the fishing gods are there. I think for many of us its mostly in jest but with a little belief in there too. Maybe even a lot of belief. After a great moment or a great day I frequently find myself […]

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