People have already been fishing for a lot of centuries. It started as way of survival but has now become the favourite sport and pastime for lots of people in the world. The male of the species has for many years desired to teach his offspring the secrets of the strangest art type of fishing, fly-fishing, or maybe more specifically within my case, trout fishing. Many an anecdote, technique and favourite selection of fly has been passed down from father to son over the generations since the activity began. The very first of the anglers I guess, started by catching and tying an actual fly, damsel or else, to the hook. Subsequently some lateral thinker decided several components of bird's feather, deer hair or lamb's wool might be fashioned in to the likeness of the true thing.
It's not at all times the male of the species today, since the first Seventies, a lot more women have taken on the activity as well.
So, let's get to trout fishing, some www.charlesfish.co.uk it game fishing, fly-fishing. You may call it, fun, a torment, an obsession, a discipline, an art. Whatever you call it, do not let anyone stop you doing it!
Most of the trout fishing I did has been on lakes in the UK. A few excursions to a number of the small rivers, sometimes without a lot of success but let me make it clear,'throwing flies at the water'is pure joy to me. Among my favourite spots is a couple of three lakes of varying sizes called Tenterden Trout Waters, located at St. Michael's near the beautiful country town of Tenterden in Kent. Within earshot and sight of the Kent and East Sussex steam railway, this fishery is based on a tranquil valley in the weald of Kent just north of Romney Marsh.
I've spent many happy hours there surrounded by the stunning scenery either catching fish or seriously wondering why I find this sort of fishing so compulsive, when after six or seven hours of fishing, I have not had one take.
I remember one time maybe 35 years back now, certainly back the mid to late Seventies, finding myself fishing at Tenterden Trout Waters on a single day as Charles Jardine. Charles you may well have heard about, but if not you will because not only is he a superb fisherman, he is also a prolific writer of books about them of fly fishing and fly tying, he's an artist and also works tirelessly to aid world conservation.
There have been maybe six or eight people on lakes that day, it was scorching, probably the greatest of the season so far. No body was getting any takes; certainly, nobody took any fish in terms of I possibly could see. Charles I saw was just sticking at it and low and behold by enough time we left he'd was able to take too sizeable trout I think of six pounds each when all others failed.