This quest is going to be a lot harder. By choice I have kept away from the curcuit waters that have 40+ fish. They are filled up with anglers each and every day. However, my new syndicate holds fish close to that mark, so it not beyond the realms of possibility, but it will be a hard task. There is always the chance that when I am out fishing with Rob, on one of his waters there maybe a 40lb+ fish. To be honest, it would be nice to say that I have had a UK forty. But, the older I get, the more I love just being out there and just catching fish is a joy. I have started to notice that I am happy to try to catch any species freshwater fish. I am going to have a go for Roach as well, as my syndicate holds some very large fish.
I do like to have the odd target to aim to. However, you must be realistic rather then optimistic I feel. And also base your targets around the waters you fish and relating to the time you fish. In the modern world we live in, work is top priority, then family and fishing has moved to the bottom of the list. Maybe, when the kid’s get older it may move up, or if someone offers me a job in fishing. I am not sure that this would work, as it could take the joy away, as fishing would become the pressure of work. I suppose the only way to find out would be to give it a go. Problem is, I love my job and have sold my soul to the company I work for. Suppose I could do the same for fishing.
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I would love to have a photo of the moment a big fish slips into the net, the joy and relief would tell it all. But you only ever see the trophy shots with the serious face is back on.
We shall see what happens, as only time will tell the future.