Whilst it’s nice to win anything, it’s certainly more gratifying when you’ve put some effort in, rather than being the beneficiary of dumb luck.

And so I was delighted to have won a fishing rod (a 12ft Korum feeder rod that retails at a hundred quid, in case you are interested) by entering the crossword computation in Improve Your Coarse Fishing magazine.

And I am delighted with the rod itself which looks and feels like a capable piece of kit.

But it is really, really, really, not helping the close-season, cold-turkey, close-harmony jitters I’m having at the moment.

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