I have many vivid memories of fishing on the banks of the Great river Ouse as a boy back in the eighties, including many trips underlined by the startling image of my Dad striding scarlet-faced up the tow path towards me, which usually meant, once again, that I’d lost all track of time and was “bloody late for tea!”.
I have since come to realise that the years I spent ‘in the doghouse’ were through no fault of my own, and that in actual fact, I’d simply fallen foul of the time-bending phenomenon which I believe all anglers experience.
Here’s the science bit –
If we take a ‘normal’ 1 hour period of time, we can see what happens to it when we expose it to the fishing converter:
1 hr x (standard fishing) = feels like 20 mins
1 hr x (the last hour of a fishing session) = feels like 5 mins
Using the above converter we can see that a ‘normal’ 12 hours fishing actually only feels like 3 hours 45 mins
In stark contrast we can also see below, the effect on time away from the bank:
1 hr x (waiting for next fishing trip) = feels like 3 hrs
Till next time…