Flyyak Fishing Challenges. These challenges are meant to give me something to strive for, or are an additional bonus while I'm fishing; plus, it should generate some material. I suppose it is sort of like a never ending "bucket list" for fishing.
Unofficial rules: On most days, I will be fishing just for the sake of fishing. If I do happen to complete one of these challenges on such a day, then it will count for that challenge. On other days I will call out my shot and post the challenge I will attempt to complete prior to attempting said challenge. Should I fail, the challenge will remain on the list to attempt in the future, but I must admit defeat each time I fail. On those days, if I am feeling ambitious, I may add an additional stipulation such as: "I will perform this challenge with my left hand behind my back." Some challenges should be fairly easy, while others may take many years and a fair amount of luck to achieve. I will add to the list when I come up with a new challenge, or one is offered to me. Each time a task is complete, a blog entry will be generated declaring victory. If one fish meets the criterion for multiple challenges, I can choose only one challenge I want it to count towards. For example if I catch a 27" carp on the fly rod, it would qualify for 3 challenges (catching a carp on the fly rod, catching a 20-24" fish on the fly rod and catching a 25-29" fish on a fly rod), but I can only choose one goal to cross off the list. As we go along, I will most likely need to refine these rules a little (read as: alter the rules in my favor), but these general guidelines will get us moving.
PLEASE post your comments below, or email me, or call me, or leave a note written on the sidewalk in front of my house with colored chalk, if you have any challenges you think I should attempt. Especially if you think I will fail miserably in the process. Feel free to call me out and say, "I want you to catch blahblahblah with a watchamacallit wearing a thingamajigger... in the next hour." I may tweak the challenge a little in that last case, but you get the idea. The more challenges I have available, the more content this will generate and the more enjoyable (for you readers) this will be. I hope.