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November 1999

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 me!

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.

Tackle Shop

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 on-going thing.

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 coming soon!

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 finish it!

Blasts from the Past

damn robots
perfect loop
who are these people?
it's wet
Now this is weird
if you can't beat them...
spiritual stuff
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