Angling Times (UK) - - YOUR FISHING WEEK -

NE of the most fan­tas­tic as­pects of fish­ing is that it puts you in touch with what’s be­neath the sur­face of our wa­ter­ways.

I’m fas­ci­nated by the ex­tra glimpses you can get into the se­cret un­der­wa­ter world and I found the re­cent series of films of chub, tench, carp, and bar­bel on the Thames (news pages 8&9) very in­ter­est­ing.

Even with these films, and af­ter all these years of in­ves­ti­ga­tions, we still re­ally don’t un­der­stand fully how fish be­have, move, and feed. Why are they in one spot one day and not the next? Why do they eat cast­ers shal­low one day and then only want pel­lets on the bot­tom the next time you fish?

If we could pre­dict how the fish were go­ing to be­have each time we fished it would make our sport a lit­tle dull. Long live the mys­tery of not know­ing what’s go­ing to hap­pen next!

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