So.. New years eve, the end of another year and the beginning of a new one. I had a bit of a break from fishing over the past year but started again a few months ago – just as the cold weather started. I’m looking forward to the new year and have already started getting ready for 2016.
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Let’s flashback to last Monday to a conversation with Rich at work:
Rich “Have you even been fishing yet this year”
Rich “You’re not really a proper angler are you?”
Rich “Why don’t you come on this weeks match?”
Rich “Go on, I will book you in”
Me “Yeah, ok”
That was that. It might be hard to believe, but for someone who runs a website that mostly features commercial venues, it must be around 12 years since I fished one.
Time flies eh? The Looks Fishy website is now 2 years old! I’ve just been reviewing the website after neglecting it somewhat over the past 6 months or so and noticed the time that the site in its current form has been online. It is sometimes quite hard to date a website as the domain was registered a good few years before, but October 2012 is when the first fisheries were added. If my memory serves me correct, I think Makins was the very first venue I put on the site. This was one of the first commercials I fished as a kid and I used to love the trips down the M1… to some it will always be referred to as “Daiwa Makins”.
I originally set myself the challenge to build a website that received over 10,000 visits a month, and this is now regularly the case. Hopefully the site will continue to grow and become the most comprehensive guide to for places to go fishing in the UK.
The long winter nights are a good time to spend working on content and features for the site. If you have any thoughts or feedback on how the site could be improved then please get in touch or leave a comment.
There was no fishing action for me over the weekend, but despite that I did have fun in London.
I recently spent a day fishing with Dave Harrell on the River Wye. I had been looking forward to the day since I booked it six months ago… A day on what many think is the best river in the UK along with the best river angler in the country – that’s a pretty special combination!