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Feel my pain.

We got out with the lures again at last and caught some fish too. It should all be good news, but it never is, is it? I have to say, lure fishing is without a doubt the worst method going for causing backache.

I can't see why, we carry the least gear, our rods weigh nothing and we only fish for about four hours, but it is killing us. Both of us were struggling within two hours. Pete spent half the morning sitting down, I spent half the morning complaining and trying to straighten my back.

I have found that I get far less pain using the pole, but Pete sees little difference. The only reason I can see is that the short rod means looking down at the tip and the line and that means bending your neck or back all the time, especially as I wear varifocal glasses these days. They mean I can't just look down and keep my head up.

All my takes bar one today were minute, flicks and tics on the line, but those that I hit were well down. They weren't all feeding confidently though, I missed a fair few as well. We still caught nothing dibbling, but several took right in the side including the biggest, a 2-13 zander. They all came on 2 or 3" baits retrieved and dropped at intervals. Most hit on the drop, hence the sly bites.

Now I have a problem, my enthusiasm for lure fishing is rising again fast, but not as fast as my pain threshold is sinking. I know that as his mobilty has declined my old friend Roy has found success sitting on a stool and dropshotting a swim to death. An important lesson there for those who catch one and move on, but I think I would rather use bait in those circumstances and catch a lot more. We shall see.
 

 

 

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