Putting you in the pic­ture

Anglers Mail - - Anglers -

Read­ers may have won­dered why so many of my pho­tos are of fish on an un­hook­ing mat.

Well, I tend to play my fish hard, so they are not ex­hausted when they are fi­nally net­ted. Un­for­tu­nately, this leads to a lively fish in the boat, which does not make it an easy task to set up a cam­era for a self-take whilst hold­ing the fish.

Be­sides, it is so easy for a lively fish to slip out of your A 23 lb pike from a lake where all the an­gling pres­sure was at one end, so I went to the op­po­site end. hands, so it is far bet­ter (and safer for the fish) to take a quick pic­ture of it on the mat. If I ever catch an ex­cep­tional fish again, I hope that there’s some­one with me, or at least some­one nearby, to take a catch pic­ture for me.

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