Preparing for the THIS WEEK’S MISSION 5 days in of solid practising has given me windburn, motion sickness and a lot to think about. Sitting just above last, every little bit of practice was needed to bring together a squad of guys. Hopefully, our tacti
anywhere – canal, river, or on the reservoirs, fish are fish, at the end of the day! WEATHER: After a week of heavy winds, bright, sunny periods made the fishing very inconsistent, despite fishing in depths of over 80 ft. Temperature 12-14. Wind SE 10-15 mph. 1,022 mbar.
FAIL to prepare, prepare to fail,” that’s what ‘they’ say. Well, ‘they’ definitely can’t say we have not prepared for this year’s up-and-coming World Lure Championships, of which I am very proud to say I will be leading our guys into.
Our guys have thrown everything at it; it’s cost us in excess of £15,000 to practise and get match fit for the contest at Rutland Water, taking place this weekend, October 13 and 14.
To be realistic, it’s just fishing. You cast it out and reel it in, but add 17 other nations into the mix, all wanting be World Champions, and things get a little tougher.
Tough, that’s exactly what it’s going to be, and for the past few months I have had sleepless nights about this competition.
The pressure is on. I’m well aware that I wasn’t a popular choice with our governing body, but having immersed myself totally (mind, body and soul)