Im­pro­vise, Adapt and Over­come

How do we win tour­na­ments and how should we han­dle the ones we don’t? In bass an­gling win­ning is not op­tional; you launch your boat to win, but it is not a cage fight.

SA Bass - - Sa Bass / Strategies - >> Adrian Robert Luff*

Get into the men­tal­ity of fish­ing against the fish, not the rest of the field.”

Most an­glers in South Africa have al­ways had the wrong men­tal­ity. To them it’s al­ways been fish­ing against each other. There’s al­ways that drive of want­ing to do bet­ter than some­one else. This will at some point dis­tract you of your goal. Get into the men­tal­ity of fish­ing against the fish, not the rest of the field. A good habit is to try and al­ways fill your bag first. If you don’t fill the bag, you are not win­ning!

When you study a cage fight you can clearly see the fighters each has a game plan. It’s not about show­ing up and giv­ing your best - they stud­ied each other and know what to ex­pect. So, if you were to fish in an event, let’s say against me, did you study me or the fish? Ob­vi­ously the fish!

As a mar­tial arts in­struc­tor I have learned that hu­man na­ture takes con­trol in al­most ev­ery essence of life so we are so stuck in our fight or-flight mode that when things on the wa­ter gets tuff, we do just that.

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