Fishing, if I a fisher may protest, Of pleasures is the sweet'st, of sports the best, Of exercises the most excellent. Of recreations the most innocent. But now the sport is marde, and wottye why? Fishes decrease, and fishers multiply - Thomas Bastard (1598)
It's been ages since I last got out on the banks but, I managed a couple of short Piking sessions this weekend. I had originally planned to try a few pike flies I'd been knocking out but, with the wind & the freezing temps I didn't fancy stripping a wet fly line through icy fingers so opted to chuck some plugs about.