Since starting my blog in July I have been surprised how popular it has been. What started out a personal log to look back over has quickly turned into a love of mine. Now I know I might not be the greatest writer out there but as long as I am enjoying it I will continue. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all my readers, especially those that have taken the time to not only read my blog but comment and share it, thank you.
Now with my new found love I have decided to step things up a bit over 2013. I have updated my site to this shiny new one and I am going to try and update it more often.
Now with the Christmas festivities out the way and 2013 here, the time of year we reflect is upon us. 2012 was a cracking year for me partly because 2011 was a very stale year for fishing with me not getting out often at all and partly because I was introduced to the world of lure fishing.
Over the past year I have a number of firsts, including at least 10 new species and probably a dozen more that I had never caught on lures before. Also I entered a number of competitions and had some results I am very happy with. The LRF comp in Plymouth run by The Art of Fishing was my first where I finished 3rd. This gave me the confidence to enter more competitions with The Cornish Lure Festival being the next. This was one of my favourites. With this comp being held over 3 days it was probably the most tiring with 3 days of fishing and very little sleep in between but it was worth all the effort finishing 2nd in the species hunt and winning a shed load of quality gear. My next comp saw me and a bunch of top lads hopping over the channel to Benodet for the Trophee Rock Fish by NSF. This was a very slickly run comp with 80 anglers. My aim was to finish in the top 20 but managed to sneak into 9th place. This was probably my proudest result. More recently I had a first place in the species hunt run by Lure Heaven UK with 38 species over 3 months.
Now over 2013 I hope to better some PB’s catch some more species and fish new marks and locations. Some of the things I hope to achieve are:
1. 5lb plus Bass
2. 5lb plus Wrasse
3. Kayak fish more often
4. Catch 50 species in the year
5. Fish the rivers more and catch a PB chub
The one thing I’m not going to do is get bogged down try to achieve these goals, after all fishing is supposed to be fun. Now all I need to do is catch my first fish of the year.
Happy new year all!
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