Re: AR the angler

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Posted by Peter Ceresole on September 05, 2016 at 00:10:10 user PeterC.

In Reply to: Re: AR the angler posted by Alan Hakim on September 04, 2016 at 07:12:06:

I meant someone who has no interest in angling. I have some friends who have, but I tried it in 1942, caught nothing, and gave up. I do agree that we ought to hope children would want to try, but I don't set a good example.

Do you think it might be a generational thing? My dad was a very keen fisherman when he was young. He would tell me about living by the Saone, in France, a great green lazy river, spending happy hours fishing. But I was a happy post-Blitz Londoner and although I could see his fondness for the memory, it never attracted me. Sitting on a river bank watching a float didn't cut it compared to playing on the local bomb site- a magic place, full of mystery and treasure among the bomb weed.
Much later (a decade later) I stayed with a school friend whose father was a keen fisherman. I got reasonably good at casting a line across a river (on the Isle of Wight, I seem to remember). But I never caught anything, and I realised anyway that this wasn't the point. The point was the river, and the quiet company. Still not for me.

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