How it all started...well when jellyworm was nowt but a grubb....his old man used to be secretary of his works angling section...traditionally fishing the rivers in summer and then the beaches in winter...I got dragged along and spent most of the time wandering about or getting my tackle in a twist...hmm not a lot changes. That early influence though set me up for a lifetime of enjoying angling in most forms from odd Whitby boat trips on "Never can tell a " to a serious obsession with carp and several forays into sea angling.This recent one has totally got me hooked...fnarr fnarr :laugh: I had a go a few years ago and mainly fished the Brigg but only this time have I really started to think about my fishing.....to be honest to the point of at times doing not a lot else....how will I crack Blea Wyke ?...one day. The thing for me was that despite learning what my "long rod " was for those early years of learning to appreciate fishing that my old man instilled in me has stayed with me. So young Danny B once you bag your first Brid spragg think on a good sh*g is one thing but always keep your fishing going it will be your saviour in those frustrating nattering times you have still to experience ! :yes: Oh yes and watch the cliffs next time ! :cry: Cheers Jellyworm.