After a brief respite, Artificial Lite is creaking back into life. Pete and I are
still lure fishing once a week, still messing around with poles and lures, perch
and zander. We are still dibbling and jigging our way around the midlands, looking
for more effective ways to catch fish from its canals, lakes and rivers, but mostly
I have to admit, from its canals.
That hasn't changed but the focus of the site has, slightly. Instead of a trip by
trip account of our fishing, I hope to write more generally about lessons learned
and problems faced and/or overcome along the way.
I have also set off on a new adventure, having developed an interest in sea fishing.
I appreciate that most of this site's original readership may have no interest in
sea fishing, particularly with bait, and have split the site into two distinct parts,
so that nobody has to wade through pages of material that they have no interest in.
That said, fish are fish, whether they live in the Bristol channel or the Kennet
and Avon canal, and for too long, I believe anglers have ignored lessons learned
in one discipline that may have a beneficial effect on their results in another.
By the way I have moved all of my existing articles into the archive section. Due
to a fair dose of my own technical incompetence, some images may be temporarily missing,
but rest assured I am working my way through the site in an effort to rectify the
I write this rubbish for myself really. It is something I can look back at and remember
those trips with Pete and all the other friends I have made through fishing. It helps
me gather my thoughts and ideas together. If you find it interesting too that is
just great, if you don't, well thanks for calling by. Have fun.