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    Default Talking To Yourself Whilst Angling

    Does anyone else find themselves talking to themself whilst fishing? I hope it's not just me!

    I don't do it in any other part of my life - only fishing. Perhaps it's the solitude and that there's nobody to overhear you.

    I generally catch myself doing it later in the day. I'm busy being quiet at first, but after a few hours it usually starts after a huge missed bite or one dropping off the hook.

    It's not just cursing, it's an actual discourse. Quietly and under my breath but proper talking.

    "Ooooh...and that was a big one too....would have been fish of the day....I'm going in that same spot again....few more maggots" and so on..

    Once the ice has been broken, I don't shutup then. "ohhh what a cr*p cast", "that's better...that's more like it" things like that.

    I also talk to the fish, especially while playing them. "Hello, what are you then". I talk 'em into the landing net. "Get in there. Yes!"

    Like I say, I hope this is a common affliction and not just me.

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    Default Re: Talking To Yourself Whilst Angling

    I do it all the time. It's the only time I get any sense out of anyone.

    "I care not what others think of what I do, but I care very much about what I think of what I do! That is character!" - Theodore Roosevelt

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    ALL the time, both inside my head and audibly.

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    Not out loud that I'm aware of, but there's usually that inner monologue going strong. I tend to contemplate my own personal issues and sort them out in my head without real life intruding. Keeps me as sane as I can be.

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    Default Re: Talking To Yourself Whilst Angling

    I'm another one. I do it all the time, but only when fishing.

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    Default Re: Talking To Yourself Whilst Angling

    Yes, you're not the only one.

    And there's a rather "intense" chap on one of the fisheries I frequent who virtually lives there; when he bivvies up you can hear an almost continual monologue directed at the rats (mainly swearing).

    I walked past one morning to see a noose hanging from the branch above his swim.

    The moral of this being, if you hear an angler talking to themelves, don't interrupt.

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    Default Re: Talking To Yourself Whilst Angling

    Curses under my breath when things go wrong, but that is about it - no long and meaningful philosophical dialogues I am afraid!

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    Swearing mostly.

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    Default Re: Talking To Yourself Whilst Angling

    you mean its not normal ,i've done it all my life ,i talk to myself (in the first person & third person narative) ,i talk to the fish .i talk to inanimate objects i even talk to my computer or rather in reply to what others have writen ,i say what i'm typing as i type .i even shout at the tv .i used too talk too my imaginary friend but we argued over a girl and he's never spoken to me since.

    its good too talk
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    I try to be funny... but sometimes I merely look it! Steve

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    Lots of swearing.. fish induced tourettes

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