Keep Pushing The Envelope


I have run into a lot of people of late that have been in the same job for over 10 years and unfortunately I see the boredom they suffer in their roles. Many of them have no desire to keep learning new things, to move with the times and unfortunately no motivation. It becomes just a job.

I have been fishing for over 20 years and like those workers mentioned above I do not want to be stuck in a rut and it become just a task you do with no enjoyment or satisfaction.

You need to keep pushing the envelope, reinventing the wheel I think the term goes. Yes the species you fish for can be repetitive but how you target and fish for those species can be mixed up.


It is one of the reasons why I have started the journey into fly-fishing. It is frustrating as the catch rates are definitely reduced but when it all comes together words can’t describe the feeling that takes over your whole body.

Yes I have caught many fish on many methods of lure fishing and even bait fishing in the day and have moved from land based fishing, sports fishing, game fishing and tournament fishing. It is all about pushing the envelope and continuation to learn.

Boredom in my fishing life certainly doesn’t exist and with experience of all of the above it certainly makes you a versatile fishing person also.


At the moment we are trying to learn new methods of catching yellowbelly being yellowbelly season. Anyone that knows us will know that Scott loves to troll for the yellowbelly and we can have some success but in the last couple of weeks we have been trying to target them by casting lures and jigging trees. It has been a slow process and we have had some great days however we have not quite cracked the pattern but we have improved on picking them on the sounder.

Enjoy the journey, always look to improve yourself and keep on tackling some new methods.

It is funny that when the fish are on the bite this is the time you should try other things to see if some new methods work.

Keep pushing the envelope so to speak.


2 responses to “Keep Pushing The Envelope

  1. Ah yes Vicki, I started fishing 66 years ago next January. Reef fish off Bowen and Barra in Townsville. The Barra was caught on a home made Frog and rig was the basic Kelly Pole rigged with single strand wire. Standard kit in the north in those days. A lot of water has flowed by since then.

    I still have thousands of things to learn about fish, the ecosystem and fishing. I have always looked at fishing as hunting and have tried to learn something new with every outing.

    Yes keep pushing the envelope and strive for excellence in everything you do.

    Cheers, BM

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