Technology has made the great outdoors even better. Blokes like to get away and get outdoors; to feel the elements of nature all around them. To be touched by the forces of wind and water, as they go about their age-old pursuit of the hunt. Fishing is hunting under water, well, the fish are underwater anyway. A bloke likes to fish, but fishing can be a bit boring on its own. Blokes have learned to multi-task. Now, we can fish and have a bet on something at the same time; thanks to the wonders of technology through the smart phone.
Fishing and Betting: A Perfect Lifestyle Match
There is something synchronous about fishing and betting: a perfect lifestyle match it really is. Both, offer the thrill of the chase. The line in the water, dangling there with the right bait. The field of horses, evenly matched, and ridden by equally small human beings. Suddenly, the line goes taut and the angler has a fight on his hands. Suddenly, the gates open and the line of supremely fit equine beasts charge forth. The unseen fish twists and turns, changing directions frantically in an effort to escape the fisherman’s hook. The field of racing horses form into a peloton, some with early speed and others going back.
The similarities inherent within fishing and betting are there for all to see and experience. The modern bloke can, now, engage in both at the same time. To have a bet on the horses while you fish is akin to having your cake and eating it too. I have always thought, what is the point of cake if you can’t bloody eat it. Some of us are just born philosophers, I suppose. The NBN is finally delivering Wi-Fi coverage in regional areas for the Australian sportsman. No longer are we second class citizens being deprived of our national rights.
The fish are biting and the nags are charging down the straight toward the finishing line. You are pulling your bounty in, the taut line is reeling in this fighting fish. Your supper may be on the line. The multi may just be about to deliver on this final leg. The exotic may be just about to salute and fund your kiddies into a private education. Fishing and betting: A perfect lifestyle match for the discerning bloke. Nature meets the glorious pastime of the ancients. Noble pursuits pumping the lifeblood of this rich land, which is girt by sea.