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Although I had dabbled with a bit of sea fishing as a child I had never really been an angler and always had a yearning to fish rivers and lakes where tranquility and nature was the thing.
When I retired I concentrated on my cycling initially and then saw a sign promoting my local angling society on the gate of a lake that was only 10 minutes form my home. I looked up their web site and to quote a phrase, “was hooked” . That was several years ago and I have since filled my shed with ever more tackle and even managed to catch quite a few fish! I am strictly a pleasure angler, I like the peace and quiet and to sometimes just sit and observe nature, so I do not enter competitions and that’s probably as well, as I am still learning all the time.
You can read a blog of my angling exploits here.
Only those who can’t fish work
Some time ago the ‘Angling Times’ newspaper published an excellent table which allowed the reader to look up a particular species of fish, and given the season and the water temperature would then provide the best bait and best location to catch.
When I was starting I found this particularly useful and still refer to it from time to time to refresh my memory as the seasons pass and I fish for different species.
To make this easier I have built an MS Excel spreadsheet which makes it very easy to select the target species and retrieve the relevant information. You can download a copy here.
An example of the output of the spreadsheet is shown below.