Fishing

I go fishing on a fairly regular basis and enjoy it very much, however there are various aspects of fishing that I find difficult because I have nystagmus. One of the main problems I experience is tying knots so I now buy as many of the main components already tied. For example I now purchase hooks that are already tied to nylon. I often tie any knots very large as I find it easier to manage with.

Float fishing

A small orange float can be very difficult to see

Float fishing can be especially difficult when it is very windy because it creates ripples and the water reflects the sunlight into my eyes. I have just recently bought some polarised glasses which should relieve the problem. I usually fish on the bottom using bite alarms because I do not have to constantly observe a float which can strain my eyes and all I have to do I listen out for the alarm.

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