Locked Down Chill Out
Monday, 30 March 2020
I escaped the madness. I spent a week of looking at the news. And now I’m back in Heaven. I had one really crazy stocking supplies day. I was out of essentials such as beer, low on jungle juice and 2-stroke engine oil. And then the lock-out was extended by another two weeks... so I hit the town - no cases of CV in Gerik, but the streets were deserted apart from a few supermarket mask-wearing glove-sporting 2-metre separated individuals.
Here we have army checkpoints with machine gun holding soldiers stopping all unnecessary travel. And they don’t want people going fishing which is totally understandable because you don’t know what you’ll catch when fishing. Often nothing at all. Luckily I always seem to catch zee big fish.
Things to do on Lockdown
Tuesday, 24 March 2020
With all this time on your hands no doubt you have popped back to Sexyloops to see what we’ve been up to since your last visit. Well depending on when that was, probably rather a lot. In fact if it’s any time since before last Thursday I would think that you have a lot of catching up to do!
Fly Fishing In Times Of Corona
Wednesday, 25 March 2020
Anything which might be called a typical human life over here and propably almost everywhere has stopped now. Fly fishing obviously is not much different here!
Thursday, 26 March 2020
This week the weather has been perfect to spark early spring insect life into action, the river levels in the area are also ideal, yet the fishing has been scuppered by the announcement of a lock-down to combat the coronavirus. As such, Tracy and I will not be fishing for at least three weeks, in fact government advice is to only leave the house once a day for a spot of exercise. Obviously this instruction has sparked a lot of debate over whether going fishing, largely a solitary activity, is allowable or not. Being as going food shopping to the local supermarket with everyone else is ok, there is an argument that a day out away from everyone would be perfectly acceptable. However it appears that fishing is effectively shut down in the UK whilst the more stringent movement controls are still active, with most associations, fisheries etc. closing-up shop.
Icefishing when world is closed
Friday, 27 March 2020
It seems that this year nothing is going like planned. It is life but it is also pissing me off. My daughters says that I’m my own life’s Donald Duck. I start to feel little bit same nowadays. Earlier I was just thinking that it is bad luck, roof from tractor took off when I was driving on the road in heavy wind, dropping from rafting boat in biggest rapid etc. You know small things that could happen for everyone. But now my fishing is precarious and uncertain.
April 16th (not today!)
Saturday, 28 March 2020
April 16th is around but a fortnight from now, and that’s a special date for my fishermen and -women in Denmark. April 16th is the opening of the salmon season. One river is open already and big fish are being caught. The salmon opening of course draws in *lots* of people from all over the country, in fact from all over Northern Europe and gatherings are impossible to prevent, so we’ve yet to see if the opening will be under restrictions due to Corona-virus or maybe even postponed…
The Search Part IX---The Great Escape
Sunday, 29 March 2020
People have learned to escape reality very well, but too often lose their way back.
---Eugene J. Martin