I seem to eat, sleep and dream fishing. I certainly do enough talking about it and only the other day, two anglers of note cropped up in conversation. The first is a great friend, Stuart Crofts, a truly magnificent fly angler from the north of England, which might explain why you haven’t heard of him. But you should. Stuart is one of the most intuitive, inquisitive and intellectual fly anglers of our generation.
East Anglia has always been something of a bream hotspot and, for some years, actually held the record off and on. I fell in love with them as a lad, principally because of those from Gunton Lake that looked so magnificent to me as a kid. I’ve never gone along with the criticisms that they fight like submerged plastic bags, or that they should be called snotties and we should wrinkle our noses in appropriate disgust.
The generally good weather allied with the Bank Holiday has meant that I’ve been out on the water even more than is usual for me, and that’s saying something. I got myself up to the north Norfolk coast and actually found myself a few mullet after miles and miles of walking. I guess there were probably 15 or 20 fish in water no more than a foot deep and I spooked them pretty well immediately. There wasn’t even a chance of putting a bait or a fly near them.
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