John’s POINT OF VIEW
What’s caught my attention this week! Like fishing blind
I CAN’T believe this one.
I’m always rattling on about procuring a good set of polarised glasses and I thought mine were pretty spot-on. However, I’ve just got back from working on the Derbyshire Wye and I’ve been blown away. Completely.
I was with one of the river guides, a great bloke called Don, who seemed to be seeing fish that I couldn’t focus in on at all. I actually thought he was making the whole thing up… till we swapped glasses.
Bloomin’ heck! When I put his on, I was seeing fish everywhere and getting a really good look at the bottom in even 6 ft of water. I put my own back on and it was like turning a light off.
For the record, Don’s glasses were brown-tinted Costas… I’m going to find the exact model, purchase a pair pronto and I will report back on that one. But it really is a case of getting what you pay for.
With the grayling season fast approaching, I reckon that these glasses will give me a colossal head start on rivers such as the Frome.
Ratty, at last!
WHILST up in Derbyshire, I actually had a perfect, uncluttered, unmistakeable sighting of a water vole! It might not seem much, but it’s the first cracking viewing that I’ve had for years. I’ve sensed water voles about me in that time, but this was the first actual, swimming vole I’ve seen for… I don’t know how long.
Good on the fishermen of Derbyshire for so looking after the Wye up there.
There are endless people on it, working, watching and generally protecting it and, as Ratty proves, their work is reaping dividends.
You get out of this life exactly what you put into it.