Red sky at night…

…thesis delight. I finally submitted my thesis on monday, after possibly the worst 3 months of my life. A pain beyond anything I encountered as an undergraduate… Anyway, it’s finished now, just in time for the end of the trout season. Timing is clearly a specialty of mine. I am planning on some pike and grayling fishing as soon as I can, so look out for actual real fishing posts coming soon…


  1. opax’s avatar

    You made it Mike, you made it.

  2. Neil’s avatar

    only the viva to go now I guess 😉 Congrats on submitting the thesis.

  3. The Trout Underground’s avatar

    Congrats! Fly fishers are known for their excellent timing. When’s the last time you showed up at the river just as a hatch was beginning?

    Never? Me either – I’ve always just missed the damned thing.

  4. mike’s avatar

    Hi chaps, thanks so much for the kind words. It was almost difficult for a while there…

    Fortunately, in celebration of the end of the trout season, it rained quite a bit the last couple of days. Almost like a reminder of the summer gone. Here’s to next year.

  5. Simon’s avatar

    Excellent stuff Mike. What a burden to get rid of. And vivas are a piece of proverbial – usually.
    Imaginary Grayling here you come!

  6. Gaizka’s avatar

    Congratulation for finishing your thesis, I have just discovered your blog and think that it has a wonderful photography.
    Cheers from Spain and good fishing.

  7. alex’s avatar

    Hi Mike

    Congrats on finishing your thesis. A great achievement that deserves to be rewarded with a trophy – a large, wriggling, slimy one!
    Gies a shout if you fancy meeting up for the grayling. I’m keen to fish more for them this winter, even if they do drive us mad.



  8. mike’s avatar

    Hi Simon, thanks for the kind words. I’ll be heading down to the swimming pool come December 😉

    Gaizka, that’s very nice of you to drop by and post a comment. Cheers from Scotland and good fishing to you as well.

    Alex, thanks very much. Will definitely be up for some grayling action. I need to feel a bend in mi rod..

  9. Christina Harkness’s avatar

    Well done Mike!

    Norwich Relatives

  10. Alistair’s avatar

    Well done my friend – I know a fish that will put a real bend in your rod 😉

  11. alan atkins’s avatar

    Mike, Alan here, well done on completing the thesis, i remember the hell when i was doing mine. You would be most welcome to join Alex and i on our grayling trips this year, the river we fish is exceptionally productive , with a good chance of a 3 lb’er or much larger. I have spotted fish in excess of 4lbs solitarily feedingin the margins. The season starts 1st December, drop me line, Alistair and Alex have my e-amil address.

  12. mike’s avatar

    Tina, thanks very much for the encouragement 🙂

    Alistair, I need bending.

    Thanks for the offer alan, I’d certainly be up for some grayling with you folks. What rods do you folks use?

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