'Twelve'

So. Still here. Hah. One of the best things about a self-propelled blog is that I don't ever have to argue about what I write. It's peaceful.

"We have a habit in writing articles published in scientific journals to make the work as finished as possible, to cover up all the tracks, to not worry about the blind alleys or describe how you had the wrong idea first, and so on. So there isn't any place to publish, in a dignified manner, what you actually did in order to get to do the work."

- Richard Feynman in his Nobel Lecture, 1966

"They are playing a game. They are playing at not playing a game. If I show them I see they are, I shall break the rules and they will punish me. I must play their game, of not seeing I see the game" - R.D. Laing ('Knots' p.1)

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1 ledgersep.htm

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3 bobbersep.htm

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4 carpsep.htm

Carp? What addiction?I am content to wait. I am well used to it...(and back to the top of the page) Carp? What addiction?a very subtil fish Carp? What addiction?Watch for magpies on your path. Throw salt over your left shoulder. Walk around ladders. Carp? What addiction?if you will Fish for a Carp, you must put on a very large measure of patience Carp? What addiction?I am content to wait. I am well used to it.

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Not so very common carpI am content to wait. I am well used to it...(and back to the top of the page) Not so very common carpa very subtil fish Not so very common carpWatch for magpies on your path. Throw salt over your left shoulder. Walk around ladders. Not so very common carpif you will Fish for a Carp, you must put on a very large measure of patience Not so very common carpI am content to wait. I am well used to it.

6 lmcarpsep.htm

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All tench are good tenchAll tench are good tench...(and back to the top of the page) There are no bad tenchThere are no bad tench All tench are good tenchAll tench are good tench There are no bad tenchThere are no bad tench All tench are good tenchTinca tinca little star...

perchsep.htm

Perch'perca fluviatilis'...(and back to the top of the page) PerchStripey Perch'Sarge' PerchA 'swagger' of perch Perch'Sarge' PerchA 'swagger' of perch PerchA 'swagger' of perch Perch'perca fluviatilis' PerchStripey Perch'Sarge'

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9 hooksep2.htm

A bunch of hooks I found in my pike-boxA bunch of hooks found in my pike box...(and back to the top of the page) A bunch of hooks I found in my pike-boxA bunch of hooks found in my pike box A bunch of hooks I found in my pike-boxA bunch of hooks found in my pike box

10 hooksep3.htm

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14 linkswivelsep.htm

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I like porcupine quill floats...I like porcupine quill floats...(and back to the top of the page) I like porcupine quill floats...I really like porcupine quill floats... I like porcupine quill floats...I really like porcupine quill floats...

17 shotico.htm

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19 shotsep.htm

'BB'it's lead free, honest...(and back to the top of the page) 'AAA'it's lead free, so a bit cr*p 'BB'it's lead free, honest 'AAA'it's lead free, so a bit cr*p 'BB'it's lead free, honest 'AAA'it's lead free, so a bit cr*p 'BB'it's lead free, honest 'AAA'it's lead free, so a bit cr*p 'BB'it's lead free, honest 'AAA'it's lead free, so a bit cr*p 'BB'it's lead free, honest 'AAA'it's lead free, so a bit cr*p 'BB'it's lead free, honest 'AAA'it's lead free, so a bit cr*p 'BB'it's lead free, honest 'AAA'it's lead free, so a bit cr*p 'BB'it's lead free, honest 'AAA'it's lead free, so a bit cr*p

20 ladysep.htm

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22 tracesep_17.htm

VB Hook traceSingle 'VB' Hook trace...(and back to the top of the page) VB Hook traceSingle 'VB' Hook trace VB Hook traceSingle 'VB' Hook trace
Perch'perca fluviatilis'...(and back to the top of the page) PerchStripey Perch'Sarge' PerchA 'swagger' of perch Perch'Sarge' PerchA 'swagger' of perch PerchA 'swagger' of perch Perch'perca fluviatilis' PerchStripey Perch'Sarge'

• January 1st 2017. Happy New Year.

In 2016 I took exams, started to learn critical thinking and how to write essays. Some called my intellectual 180° U-turn 'brave'. I thought they were being complementary. In the run-up to the exams, I realised they were quite wrong, it was more like temporary insanity. Still. LO...although, I passed everything, after some minor flailing about. psy'Insanity' is now something I have a better than average understanding of.

"It is well known that a vital ingredient of success is not knowing that what you're attempting can't be done." - Terry Pratchett

"Human beings make life so interesting. Do you know, that in a universe so full of wonders, they have managed to invent boredom." - Terry Pratchett

It is extraordinary that in a world where almost anything can be discovered with a few strokes of a keyboard, that so many are so disinclined to find out anything for themselves. It baffles me, frankly. Perhaps ignorance really is bliss? It's certainly ignorance.

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." - Santayana.

I raise my core temperature yomping to the car, but not as much as I'd like. The STThat's the Small Technology', or for the hard of abstract, 'smart phone'. produces "Gimme Shelter" which is apposite and I pnder a buckert of bread-and-hemp, the best cold-water spadge, which had slipped my mind of late.

Heathfield Mill PondThe gap in the trees on the 1909 view is more or less where I took this shot from.
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Heathfield Mill Pond That'll make a nice picture, said 'The Thane'. He wasn't wrong. Heathfield Mill Pond I took this from the east bank, the dam, not long after arriving. The low winter sun lit the place to perfection. Heathfield Mill Pond 'I know', I thought, after the Thane disappeared up to the west end to avoid the carp there, 'I'll try for a perch under these perchy trees.' After about fifteen minutes this short quill, one of my favourites, slid along the top disappearing as it went and initial exciting resistance was deflated when a square shouldered common was glimpsed. Sadly, my worm hook which was rather fine wire, pulled out, giving me the early lead in the 'carp avoidance challenge'.
The banded quill, through the little patch of rushes. Not ten minutes after I arrived, the chunk of chorizo under it wandered off and I missed a 'sitter', leaving a vortex and a few muttered curses swirling in the hot air. As this put the swim down, I switch to the right where a few carp were picking off mixers in the scraggy weed and missed one on crust and ten minutes after that the cork ball nipped under a moment after the bread and I netted a scrappy 4-5lb fish which had to be pulled though the weed to start off. The island from the south-east bank Just another angler lounging in the sun. By the by, I was using a 'white sandwich tin' for bait and the well-known supermarket it came from used to make a great floater loaf, but this one was dry and hard to make into a good bait. Drat.
Vale FarmSun down, temperature down... Vale FarmThe first of the middle lake lunkers (and the largest) Vale FarmThe seoond and hardest fighting of the twilighters Vale FarmThe last of the last-gaspers, too dark to see the float after that (but I tried)
Heathfield Mill PondThe first of the two goldfish. They're almost certainly 100%, the lateral scale count is in the right range and they've not really got any carp or crucian features. Scrappy little things though. Heathfield Mill PondThe second, backlit, goldfish. Heathfield Mill PondHere perchy perch. I tried. There were plent of fry skipping about, but this facinatiing ripple was only small rudd at the float. Heathfield Mill PondThis carp, my only bite in two hours at the last pitch, came to a perfect lift bite, via one cockle and two worms. It moved so little initially, that I thought I'd snagged the bottom, but it livened a little and the GHSRE's flex was quite handy under the trees, reminding me I have an unfinished idea to make a 10' stalker out of a 15' 10-12 weight. The fish had that flat profile of a wild carp, which were once predominant in this pond. The second last cast ended when I couldn't see and was sliding a rod section into a bag when 'The Thane' materialised next to me , stopping my heart briefly. Heathfield Mill PondThis is the pond circa 1909. It's changed somewhat.
Heathfield Mill PondThe first of the two goldfish. They're almost certainly 100%, the lateral scale count is in the right range and they've not really got any carp or crucian features. Scrappy little things though. Heathfield Mill PondThe second, backlit, goldfish. Heathfield Mill PondHere perchy perch. I tried. There were plent of fry skipping about, but this facinatiing ripple was only small rudd at the float. Heathfield Mill PondThis carp, my only bite in two hours at the last pitch, came to a perfect lift bite, via one cockle and two worms. It moved so little initially, that I thought I'd snagged the bottom, but it livened a little and the GHSRE's flex was quite handy under the trees, reminding me I have an unfinished idea to make a 10' stalker out of a 15' 10-12 weight. The fish had that flat profile of a wild carp, which were once predominant in this pond. The second last cast ended when I couldn't see and was sliding a rod section into a bag when 'The Thane' materialised next to me , stopping my heart briefly. Heathfield Mill PondThis is the pond circa 1909. It's changed somewhat. Heathfield Mill PondThis carp, my only bite in two hours at the last pitch, came to a perfect lift bite, via one cockle and two worms. It moved so little initially, that I thought I'd snagged the bottom, but it livened a little and the GHSRE's flex was quite handy under the trees, reminding me I have an unfinished idea to make a 10' stalker out of a 15' 10-12 weight. The fish had that flat profile of a wild carp, which were once predominant in this pond. The second last cast ended when I couldn't see and was sliding a rod section into a bag when 'The Thane' materialised next to me , stopping my heart briefly.
Heathfield Mill PondThe first of the two goldfish. They're almost certainly 100%, the lateral scale count is in the right range and they've not really got any carp or crucian features. Scrappy little things though. Heathfield Mill PondThe second, backlit, goldfish. Heathfield Mill PondHere perchy perch. I tried. There were plent of fry skipping about, but this facinatiing ripple was only small rudd at the float. Heathfield Mill PondThis carp, my only bite in two hours at the last pitch, came to a perfect lift bite, via one cockle and two worms. It moved so little initially, that I thought I'd snagged the bottom, but it livened a little and the GHSRE's flex was quite handy under the trees, reminding me I have an unfinished idea to make a 10' stalker out of a 15' 10-12 weight. The fish had that flat profile of a wild carp, which were once predominant in this pond. The second last cast ended when I couldn't see and was sliding a rod section into a bag when 'The Thane' materialised next to me , stopping my heart briefly. Heathfield Mill PondThis is the pond circa 1909. It's changed somewhat. Heathfield Mill PondThis carp, my only bite in two hours at the last pitch, came to a perfect lift bite, via one cockle and two worms. It moved so little initially, that I thought I'd snagged the bottom, but it livened a little and the GHSRE's flex was quite handy under the trees, reminding me I have an unfinished idea to make a 10' stalker out of a 15' 10-12 weight. The fish had that flat profile of a wild carp, which were once predominant in this pond. The second last cast ended when I couldn't see and was sliding a rod section into a bag when 'The Thane' materialised next to me , stopping my heart briefly. Heathfield Mill Pond
'BB'it's lead free, honest...(and back to the top of the page) 'AAA'it's lead free, so a bit cr*p 'BB'it's lead free, honest 'AAA'it's lead free, so a bit cr*p 'BB'it's lead free, honest 'AAA'it's lead free, so a bit cr*p 'BB'it's lead free, honest 'AAA'it's lead free, so a bit cr*p 'BB'it's lead free, honest 'AAA'it's lead free, so a bit cr*p 'BB'it's lead free, honest 'AAA'it's lead free, so a bit cr*p 'BB'it's lead free, honest 'AAA'it's lead free, so a bit cr*p 'BB'it's lead free, honest 'AAA'it's lead free, so a bit cr*p 'BB'it's lead free, honest 'AAA'it's lead free, so a bit cr*p

JAA 03:43am on 2017-08-17