The hal­cyon days

Trout & Salmon (UK) - - LETTERS -

It was won­der­ful to read Nigel Pass­more’s ar­ti­cle (Au­gust) about An­thony Luke. For some 20 years we – “the Boys” – took the week af­ter Dr Briggs and his friend An­thony on the River Er­riff. In those hey­days of the ’70s and ’80s we thought noth­ing of catch­ing 20 or 30 sal­mon for the week – all on sin­gle­handed rods, float­ing lines, Sil­ver Stoats, Garry Dogs and a Del­phi or two. Lit­tle did we re­alise that those were golden days at very rea­son­able prices and that now to have any re­al­is­tic chance of sim­i­lar suc­cess we need to go abroad and spend ten times the money, not count­ing the price of a mod­ern bar­rage of dou­ble­handed tech­nol­ogy. Thank you so much for re­mind­ing me of those hal­cyon days when sal­mon fish­ing was much, much sim­pler. Michael War­wick, Buck­ing­hamshire

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