As I place an order for a trolley and a couple of pole rollers, I'm wondering when my fishing became so complicated. I have a holdall with a pole and four rods, two carryalls, a roller bag, a bucket, and a seatbox filled with all sorts of paraphernalia. And now a trolley to carry it all on. Next July will see 40 years since I began fishing. Thinking back, my tackle was so simple back then. In one hand I used to carry a 12ft match rod, a landing net pole, and landing net, a small folding school, and a rod rest. In the other hand I carried a small cantilever box. And on my back I had a small rucksack. In the two tiered cantilever box, I had half a dozen wagglers, a split shot dispenser, 3 packets of hooks in sizes 18,16 and 12, a plummet, and a disgorger. In the rucksack I had a small reel, a bait box with either sweetcorn or maggots in it, a small lunchbox and a drink bottle. And that was it. I could walk the mile and a half to my local pond. Fishing was so simple back then.