Roach Reflections Part 25 - The Fallibility of Memory - Can you trust a Record?

squimp

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More thought provoking stuff Mark.

My fishing records go back to July 1970.

Recently I had reason to check some tench fishing I had done in the 1980’s. My memory was actually 2 years out......
 

Silverfisher

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Interesting ideas there.

My direct records are only really my 2 years worth of reports on here. The rest is just photos and memory plus a bit of general fishery and fish info on my phone.
 

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Memories fade and get warped over time no matter how sharp you are or how honest. If you write it down it's there, chronicled, written as they say in black and white.


Unless you use colour pens of course :)
 

MarkW

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Idly reading through an old fishing diary last night I found that although I had fished a particular area back in 1984 (where I fished on Saturday) I'd also fished the same area in another match in 1986 and that day was memorable for the incredibly high winds, so bad our keepnets blew out of the water (not many fish in them!) and also the same day Dave George smashed the Stour and RDAA match record with 111lb of bream down on Throop.
 
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