A passion for fishing developed from watching my father fly fish for trout on the banks of the River Strule in Co Tyrone near my mum's family home and for brook brownies at Tal-y-Bont not far from the site of my great-grandfather's smithy.
Thursday, 17 July 2008
Not quite the beginning!
Imagine standing looking down at the water and lurking beneath the surface, under those lily pads, is the river's greatest predator... the pike! This river was in the Vendee in France and I took the photo whilst thinking how I'd love to draw a lure or two around the edge of the pads to draw Esox out... but it wasn't to be.