Fishing is really a confusing activity for me – at least the part that people find attractive.
After spending enormous amounts of money on all sorts of odd-looking gear and colourful hooks, you hang on to a rod in a boat that’s not really going anywhere. If by some remote chance a fish does bite, you haul the slimy thing in and try again. At the end of it all you eat fish, which is nice, but not exactly in the same area code as coconut cream pie!
I’ve tried fishing. It involved a lot of well how do I put this gently – nothing (with apologies to Seinfeld). After many times of getting bored, finally my luck broke and there was that one time I caught eight fish in 10 casts. Then I quit. That’s when I knew fishing wasn’t exactly my passion. Imagine scoring a few goals in any other sport, then quitting out of boredom and not waiting around to see who won?
I’m not a half empty kind of guy (ahem ahem) so I kept looking for a way that might make fishing fun. Black terns came to the rescue. When these rascals fish, they add a serious fun quotient! They fly around all erratically, then dive bomb into the water when they see something tasty. If they catch it, they buzz the tower and look pretty proud of themselves. And rightly so!
Now if I could rig some equipment to do all that and still call it fishing, I might just start doing it again. Going in …
PS If I haven’t poked fun at something you like or enjoy it’s only because I haven’t got around to it yet! It’s coming. I’ve come to the conclusion the only Krahnpix readers left are ones with a sense of humour. Thankfully you are the best kind.