It's happened before...
Big time from about 1996, exact date unknown such is the nature of these things, until 2010
Again in 2010, and also in 2011, after brief returns but not getting sufficiently engaged by the subject
For precisely five months from May to October last year after an excellent Highlands break made the pursuit of the angle seem insignificant...and it's happening now with the same precursor and enhanced by a heavy workload, bad shoulders and The (ailing) Lady Burton, maunge, maunge
That said there is a serious wish to get back on a small stream but no license to show for it and no inclination to make the effort to go to the nemesis of mine that is the modern tackle shop
All a bit wierd really
Certainly the summer is not and has probably never been my favourite time to fish and a few early hours reintroducing The Old Duffer after a thirteen month surgery-enforced break did little to permanently break the cycle with a resounding blank using the same method which was monotonously emptying the canals every session only 3-4 weeks ago but from which it was time to diverge
|The Old Duffer, thankfully back in the swing and as keen as ever. May 2012 saw his previous trip out...|
|...and a re-acquaintance with roach, never a bad thing|
To shake myself back into action I've just ordered a two-rod sleeve in order to rove with, er, two rods (could you see that coming? More stealth required obviously). Next job - licence; although I have been fortunate enough to gain access to a syndicate which allows me to fish a stillwater I used to be all-but obsessed with as a boy, though mainly in a general natural history kind of way, in fact I never caught a fish there as I recall, so that remains to be targeted once The Lady Burton is suitably recovered; that apart, there is a small river that intrigues me...