Line is Cast

Many years ago, I was fishing off a rock when a lowly canoe pulled up alongside.  The fisherman, his name Mohamed, asked me to help steady him in as he dismounted amongst the rocks and rolling water.  His catch was being delivered to the local club some meters behind me.  As we dragged in, I… Continue reading Line is Cast

Circling, Waiting, Watching.

Never slacken! A slack fishing line, especially in wind and choppy conditions, is more often than not the main cause for line tangles and disruption. Before preparing to cast a hand-line, it is very important you lay the coils down in an organised fashion. If the elements of high winds and choppy waters rage against… Continue reading Circling, Waiting, Watching.

The Rock Narrative

A boy stands on a rock and drops a line. As his years and stories progress, he becomes fussier; a bigger catch, a certain type, volume … the sea is deep and vast. We do what we can, with what we have.  Either way, to survive, we must be creative.  Wasted time, surely… staying fixed… Continue reading The Rock Narrative