Pike fishing's definitely getting harder, it would seem - regardless of your choice of headgear.
We didn't include hats in our poll (later, maybe...), but 92pc of those who've voted in our poll reckon their fishing's an uphill struggle these days.
There's still a few hours left to vote, so why not make your mark on the scores on the doors.
Eric Edwards is probably in the harder camp, judging by his latest blog post here. Two blanks followed by losing a lump can only come as insult to injury after leaving a lure in the rafters at the PAC Convention.