Monday, 17 September 2018

Save what we have......

I know I haven't blog for a long time.......
I can't be commercial, just to write something because have to, to write I need inspiration and so far this year that just doesn't really happened.......maybe the long miserable winter when you have so much time to thinking about something else because can't get out fishing.
To start the year on the favorite lake and its colored like a milky tea for months because the "pollution" washed in from the surrounding lands to the lake with the rain, can't see the fire tiger color in 10cm visibility. And because of that no harm for the fish (well is not good for them anyway) but the fly hatches been destroyed the trout change habitat so they not feeding on fly anymore aka cant catch them on the fly....combined together with  the 200 boats on the lake in high season for years educate them to not come up to the surface. And then I still can catch them in very good size and numbers a day because of figure out what they want these days. So against all that Ireland still have a world-class trout fishery....just need to know how to get them. Tried really hard but haven't destroyed yet. Now because they don't know how to catch them blame that pike eating them......human stupidity is incredible! Of course Ireland another world-class fishery for big then again money involved plus votes for a certain party in the government, lets make the backdated aggressive trout anglers a favor and try to put in the law to kill 4x pike a day any size, and we get the vote plus a money from the license. The irony of the story about this called "save the trout campaign" is that when they hold a competition they kill all the trout ....everything.....and its published on the official government site, that how success full was the competition with 279 trout caught all together in one day. Should make it as a title "we butchered 279 trout in one day in one lake" what a "sport"!
Ireland is hugely dependent on tourism, so with this blog, I might cut a tree under myself a little ......but at the end, as it stands today we still have the world-class trout and pike fishery! I just don't understand why they try to destroy with every power they can .....we still have it! Why not protect it! Human stupidity has no limits!
The other brilliant idea I see on social media is the "boycott the tourism in Irelan so the government will realize how much it worth".....yes I been hugely sarcastic! Mostly people sharing that idea who is not living off tourism, and have no idea how much money we bring in to the local BnB, the restaurant the pub, the licenses in every the plan is to try to destroy many peoples income because is nothing to do with you???!!! Just walk in your nicely planned contracted job every day a not only 6- 8 months a year because seasonal and you depend on it. THINK!!! And on the other side, the government knows exactly how much its worth don't need to show them from your sofa.
The only way to stop this if the anglers are united not only one by one shouting out (mostly unprofessionally). Working together with the department ( which sounds "why should I do that when they killing fish") yes is not easy to take that bullet! They will still do the netting etc but to volunteer and help to make sure the fish transported safely, help when local research going on etc be possible to build a strong voice for the alliance and the united anglers professionally. And I know is possible is shown when needed to raise the voice against the new bylaw......but it was easy just send an email, need to put harder work into it to save what we have, even if is not the ideal thing to do but will be a step forward for sure.
I also know I'm alone with this idea, but shouting nasty words to the government is never gonna work unfortunately to make a permanent step forward.
Also, apologize to some of the trout anglers, there is a handful out there I know they have respect for the fish and other if you one of them please don't be offended and I'm sure will understand.
So yeah all this negativity wasn't really inspiring but I get it off from my chest and hopefully back to normal.
There is a lot of new things going on for next year as well so keep an eye out it will be class I promise. ;)
Also will do another blog very soon with all the happy stuff, because the fishing here in Ireland still so freaking good and I have so many nice fish to share....keep tuned my friends ;)

Tight lines


Saturday, 6 January 2018

There is something else............

This post will be a little different than big fish or tackle review......
Decided to turn it into black and white.....why?......because black and white are simple. And simple things mean more than over colorful things just to create attention. As you see I don't write blogs every week, when I write I had something to inspire me, could be a tackle I'm using, could be an awesome fish or scenery or just a super day with friends and lot of laugh and its always somewhere a deep thought behind it. Now this one I battle for a good while and the years going past it start to be more and more black and white for me. 
Started when I was a kid around 6 yrs old ......of course, then every little perch or roach on the float is fun, to be honest not much changed after add 21yrs to it just the "toys" get more finesse but the feeling is still exactly the same. Now of course in that 21 years a lot of things happened and try to distract you from the black and white simple fun.....they call this growing up and get a proper job and try to put you in a box where they say "this is gonna be the best for you".

So yeah found a suitable and socially accepted "new dream" in the last 13 yrs.....can't deny I had a huge passion for food and cooking, still have these days! Work my ass off to be end up work in the best restaurant in Northern Ireland well good money, comes with lots of stress make it to work like a sheep every morning on the train, do your job and deal with people who makes your life way more complicated then need to be .....and when got a holiday most of the time I just head to Ireland to fish to offload the stress. 
So this is supposed to be the "best for you " option.....I questioned early last year. In and out of concrete jungle rushing make money and for that you have a shed lot of stress and watching sad ppl in and on the train, mostly with a phone front of they face.............this is not a life I want, woke up one day! I don't want to get on that train again and see the same routine.....its not simple and not fun.
So blow up everything and move to Ireland for the land of fishing, where is everything beautiful and green and lots of little village where people dont bother you and if you nice they nice to you.
Wasnt easy, but things started to be more simple and fun in the middle of nowhere where is a beautiful river runs across and endless amount of lakes to satisfy my mind. Hills and trees and crazy roads runs up and down between them and tiny villages every now and then....should I mention the pubs as well, common ....Irish pub, live music and laugh!

And then I get into this fly fishing madness, didn't know much about river fishing or fly before I moved beside the river, I have a really good mentor who I can thank a lot for this.......teach me the freedom to walk alongside the river and after endless amount of practice I finally manage to put that dry fly where I want when I go for a walk after work on the lovely afternoons, see sunset everything. Now this is black and white and simple fun!

Discovered a few years ago that I use fishing for escaping of the "normal world",but now it became a fact that I cant leave without at all.....perhaps dont even wanna deal with a "normal world" anymore, I wanna be free.....I wanna go and catch any fish in any size with fly or lure and there is so much to learn , every different wind direction, rain not to rain how effects water levels, moon fases, tides, and its never nothing stays the same so have to figure out and learning so much , I wanna know all this things......dont give a monkey about make up tutorials how to figure out to be a paint covered fake doll insta star or how you call it these days. I wanna walk down on that river and know how to fish every single pool of it, how to catch awesome memories and let them swim away, or lakes when how and how deep to found a big pike or a big perch in every season in every different wind etc.......I have a job, not mega money but allows me to fish, but even when Im in work

all I can think about in the actual day Im able to go fishing, check weather and then try to work out what tackle what depth what weight to use .....its crazy, it is actually driving me crazy and drives me every day to learn more and more ......and learn less and less about this "normal world" I dont wanna see how people destroy it.....instead I try to live that I now Im not destroying it.
So yeah hopefully one day I can make a living of a freedom and live in harmony with nature......that will be my black&white simple happiness with my rod in the hand.
It was a complex decision from last year and I did it a little bit crazy way......but looking back my last blog post it was totally worth it! I made for fishing, took me 27 years to realize it but that's the end of story really because nothing will make me happier.
Remember guys keep it simple, black&white and keep casting!

Tight Lines!