With 2016 having been and gone, time to review my year on the bank and set targets for 2017. What do I want from my fishing next year?
Firstly, a massive thank you to all of you who took the time to read the carppuzzle blog.
A diary of sorts; fishing trips, thoughts and a general light (highlights being – Double Take) hearted sideways view on the world of carping, carpcrews and carplife (for example – Bean(ie) Counters). And I hope you have enjoyed it.
But I did not get as much bankside time as I had wished for, therefore:
Target One; get more time on the bank; keep it real and keep blogging with more “thinking out loud” nonsense.
Secondly; I’ve been learning along the way, reading the water, the weathers conditions, seasonal feeding variations and fishing appropriately but not always catching – Show Time.
Fingers crossed as these skills are howned more carp should grace the net.
Target Two; get more fish in the net, be consistent and in the process push the PB ever higher.
Thirdly; explore some new waters. The old estate lake didn’t possess the mythical behemoth, and the winter venue is proving a tough nut to crack but I will give it until April when a new “club” ticket will start.
Target Three; get more overnighters on the club waters, perhaps some prebaiting for shorter guerilla sessions during the summer.
In a (monkey) nutshell – it’s fish more, learn more, catch more, and not necessarily in that order. And try not to buy too much gear – Balance Sheet!
Time to take aim on 2017.