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For anyone unfamiliar with the site always check the FRESHWATER, SALTWATER and TACK-TICS pages. The Saltwater page now extends back as a record of over several years of (mostly) sea fishing and may be a useful guide as to when to fish. The Freshwater stuff is also up to date now. I keep adding to both. These pages are effectively my diary and the latest will usually be about fishing in the previous day or two. As you see I also add the odd piece from my friends and correspondents if I've not been doing much. The Tactics pages which are chiefly 'how I do it' plus a bit of science are also updated regularly and (I think) worth a read (the earlier ones are mostly tackle and 'how to do it' stuff).
My year's fishing.
Nobody wants to read long emails at Christmas so I thought I'd just do a summary of the past year in pictures. Most of them you'll have seen over the twelve months but even I had forgotten quite a few (despite the fact that I caught many of the fish). My highlights were probably the thinlipped mullet from my local river. Some of the big chub and seatrout were also pretty exciting and perhaps best of all was to see my son Richard catch big thicklips on my fly gear - fantastic! Of course there were many more memorable fish - large pike almost in the dark, my pal Bill's first salmon, mirror finish leatherjackets from a Brazilian beach, snook in Tobago, plus the biggies that I lost - a huge salmon on a little plug, big tarpon, jacks and an eagle ray on my bass spinning tackle and so on. The images will stay with me for ever. Of course there were many other fish - bass, pollack, mackerel, carp, perch, snapper, you name it and even the blanks were good fun.
Anyway, I'd just like to say "Thanks!" to all my correspondents and "See you soon!" to my good fishing mates. Have an excellent Christmas and I hope that we all have plenty of memorable trips in 2014.
All the best,
If you have any comments or questions about fish, methods, tactics or 'what have you!' get in touch with me by sending an E-MAIL to - firstname.lastname@example.org
-- another chub.
What a mullet.