Chris: "What are you doing Friday 12th July?"
David: "Nothing at present Chris"
Chris: "Would you like to come fishing on the River Test for the day?"
My response was an unequivocal "Yes!"
Now me and trout... well I can probably name all the captures to date... I've been a dyed in the wool predator and saltwater fisherman... that was until I had my first sea trout in Norway in March and then at SIM in Italy last month. There has to be something about this trout caper!
So arming myself with a Guideline Fario 9' 5wt, Guideline 5wt WF 4Cast and a Nautilus 5/6 FWX reel I drove south!
This is Chris's motor!
I arrived with Chris on Thursday and although I had a selection of Fulling Mill dries and a few I'd tied up myself, Chris kindly presented me with a small box of flies he'd tied for me... including 'Sandford's BULLET' (now there is a hint for a fly that worked on the day!)
We fished a stretch of the River Test below Stockbridge... this IS God's own country... a little piece of heaven, call it what you will... it's a cracking piece of river!
I'm not going to do a blow by blow account... it was a great day and a very kind invite... and we did it in style.
Thank you Chris!
PS you can read more about Chris at www.chrissandford.com