In my last post I mentioned a response that many of us are inclined to fall back on when the trout are being less than cooperative, ‘it’s just good to be out fishing’. But, there can be truth in it – things even seemingly insignificant, little events can turn the day around from just another blank, to one that makes it dissimilar, if nothing else, talking points over a glass or two later ……….
While working on my photo library today, I came across a few pictures that brought back the recollection of a days fishing with my son Craig that hadn’t been particularly productive – if it was catching fish that is. I was watching while he drifted flies through a promising pool. He unexpectedly stopped casting, reeled in, stripped down and swam across to pool to a large boulder on the opposite side. He’d spotted a chameleon stranded in an impossible position with little or no chance of escape to safety.
A few photographs of the event and the rescue and release were complete
I’m not given to superstitions, but it sounded apt to say that the good deed seemed to transform our day – as the afternoon wore on we were rewarded with a number of strong, buttery brown trout.