Well this was my first trip out angling for four weeks, perhaps the longest I've not fished for several years. I've had a lot to think about over the past month and for once angling hasn't been at the forefront of my mind. A lot of time has been spent taking stock and to be honest I've been far happier with my family and the dogs than out on a river on my own. I may fish less now but only time will tell.
So this afternoon I took to my favourite River Dove and what a superb late autumn afternoon it was. Although I was hoping for a barbel I was more than happy with the chub that saved my blank. As the light was dropping I did get one unmissable run that I promptly missed. How does that work then; rod whacked over, baitrunner hissing, grab rod only to find an air fish!!
I guess that is fishing, a bit like life.