Fish wife

Trout & Salmon (UK) - - Letters -

Last Wednes­day I ac­com­pa­nied my hus­band on a “cou­ple of days away”. He would be chas­ing the elu­sive sal­mon of the Tweed at Horn­cliffe near Berwick while I con­sid­ered re­lax­ing and maybe hav­ing a wan­der around Berwick for re­tail ther­apy. The re­al­ity of our trip is that Mark caught his first sal­mon (14lb) after try­ing to no avail for the past 11 months. He also caught two oth­ers on the same day. I didn’t have my shop­ping trip but de­cided to stay with him for the full two days, ex­pe­ri­enc­ing the majesty of the mighty River Tweed and the adren­a­line rush of watch­ing him bat­tle with th­ese amaz­ing fish. I thor­oughly en­joyed our trip: the won­der­ful Betty and her B&B in Norham, Tony the gillie, and the friendly staff and great food at the lo­cal pubs all helped to make our ad­ven­ture most mem­o­rable. I am writ­ing this to any other fish­ing wives, girl­friends or part­ners. Sal­mon fish­ing is def­i­nitely not bor­ing. No smelly mag­gots to con­tend with and I, for one, would def­i­nitely go again (if in­vited). Tracy Dean, York­shire

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