(angling) is the most participated sport
in the UK
Although a rod license
(from Post Offices) allows you to fish
National rivers and waters the venues
are normally owned or run by private
individuals or clubs where a fee will be
required to fish these venues.
Fishing does not have to
be an expensive sport but now technology
is ever changing so is the sport and the
tools of the sport.
The old stick, string,
hooks and jam jar are now superseded by
carbon rods, bait runner reels,
electronic bite alarms, monkey climbers,
special baits, bed chairs, bivvies etc.
With all the changes it's
still a relief to be able to disappear
for a couple of hours or a couple of days
Sometimes depending on
what fish you aim to catch. The long
moments of nothing happening then the
float sinks or the buzzer sounds or the
quiver moves you strike and you could be
on for a mad excited, hard adrenaline
rush of trying to control a double
figure carp, a healthy barbel or a early
summer fat tench. Storming off like a
steam train for deep water then the
reeds, then the sunken tree then deep
water again until with your skill sturdy
tackle and patience you see the specimen
slow and drop into the landing net.
To be weighed,
photographed and returned to grow bigger
and to fight another day..