It’s been a funny old year, to say the least. But in fishing terms its definitely been famine and feast. After a couple of early sessions in 2020, I didn’t fish again until the lockdown loosened in May but then made hay through some of the best fishing I have ever had, certainly on the reservoirs. But, due to lockdowns and tiering, I’ve only managed one brief session since early October. That will be nearing six months by the time we’re allowed to travel again!
There have been a few things that have helped keep me sane during this time. Firstly, fly tying, which I find relaxing anyway but also watching fishing programmes on the web. I’ve watched stuff on You Tube for years but the quality can sometimes be hit and miss. Recently, I subscribed to Fishing TV and that has opened up a whole library of fantastic content which is professionally made and beautifully shot.
I’ve been watching a lot of river fishing content with Chalk and New Zealand my favourites. I live slap bang in the middle of the Hampshire chalk streams and walk by the Test every day but Chalk offers a real insight into what makes chalk streams special as well as the history of some of the famous anglers who have fished them. New Zealand just looks like heaven; miles of rivers with large wild brown trout in crystal clear water and all set within the most amazing landscapes. A trip to New Zealand is definitely on my bucket list.
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