What state of emergency?

What state of emergency?

Martyn White | Thursday, 7 May 2020

I'm going mad here with the lockdown. I've been trying to keep busy of course, making daily fly tying videos, home workouts, cleaning/maintaining gear and pickling stuff... I've even started baking bread, which is a bit of a mixed blessing as it tastes much better than the shite that passes for bread in Japanese bakeries, but we're nearly getting through a loaf a day!

My work from home schedule is pretty good too. Essentially my days are more or less free and I'm doing almost all my online stuff in the evenings-no problem, the pubs are all closed so I might as well be on zoom delivering a lesson. Seeing the schedule I was given, I thought I'd be fishing a lot, but with the situation as it is I've not. However, there seems to be a lot of activity still going on outside, and to be honest I think the stay at home order as communicated initially isn't actually the reality.  And the bold Shinzo clarified after the scandal of the crowded parks, the government doesn't actually have the ability to restrict people's movement like in other places. So I can go fishing! 

There is a river near my home and I've seen anyone else fishing there. So the local carp are getting it from tomorrow morning on. It'll be interesting as I've not fished it much over the last few years, the fish shouldn't be too fussy in the beginning but I'm sure I'll make them more difficult in short order.