Learning to Fly Fish

The National Trust estate where I volunteer on has a number of fishing beats for fly fishing.  The season has just finished so the river keeper invited us to have a day on one of the beats to try fly fishing (Not sure anyone caught anything though!).  Bacon sandwiches on arrival then BBQ’d trout for lunch.  Very nice.  I liked the simplicity of the setup.  You have a rod, a reel, a landing net, and some flies.  That’s all you need.

 

Fishing

 

Fishing

Cows on the march

I was on Stockbridge Down in Hampshire, trying to take landscape pictures, when it turned out I was standing in the way of a herd of cows who wander The Down. Cows are very curious by nature so they stared at me for a while and investigated the contents of my camera bag.  I tried to get some shots, but my camera had been set up for landscape, and most of them were a bit overcooked.  This one was taken as the cows wandered off.

Cows