Saturday, 30 July 2022

Wipe Out


Chemotherapy is hard. Took about 3 or 4 days to hit me, in which time it lured me into a false sense of security - could I be one of the very few who don't react badly? Then BAM - you feel absolutely f*cked for three or four days! About as bad as I've ever felt - not surprisingly for a treatment that's based on the deadly Mustard Gas!


Over a week after being poisoned (and with new anti-sick meds), I needed to escape to the riverbank. Nothing breaking the mold - just needed to chase some barbel about - the simple things! And it was great watching them in the clear water and tempting them into hitting a bit of bread - just what the doctor ordered!


Twelve little barbel found the net before I had to dump the gear off and head for radiotherapy. Best two just over 5lb - but I did spot a couple of barbel about 7 or 8lb. And as I haven't set a summer challenge yet, I think that's it; A 7lb+ Small River Barbel - I hope there are a few that size left... And bigger...

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  1. Positive mental attitude is what you need and you seem to have that by the bucket load. I think those barbel are going to be a little nervy before summer's end.

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    1. PMA. Get it sorted and give those barbel hell! But seriously; what a fantastic place to escape to - a little wander about on the riverbank to recharge the batteries, and the barbel are just a bonus.

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  2. Angling is the best alternative medicine on the market! But please don't supplement it for the conventional type as unfortunately angling is never the cure, just an easement for the modern condition. Skillz. :)

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    1. I just look for the little gaps in the schedule and work around those… It’s radiation going through my body and fishing going through my mind… :-)

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