Waiting & Wondering

Waiting for the Blackwater. Pic: Blackwatersalmonfishery.com

There is a rhythm to an angler’s life and a rhythm to his year, writes Glenda Powell.

We find ourselves waiting for the fishing season to open, waiting to meet up with our fishing friends again who we miss terribly during the closed season, waiting to try out our new gear that we got for Christmas.

Oh how we wonder if the new killer fly we so patiently tied at the vice in the darkness of winter will swim as we have expected and hoped it would. We wonder if we will catch the first salmon on the river we fish.

We wonder if we will see the robin and the otter that were there at the end of last year, and we wait with anticipation to wet our lines again.

The waiting for us on the River Blackwater is nearly at an end, and we are open for Salmon Fishing from 1st February. We wait patiently to see all our friends again.

The majestic Munster Blackwater, waiting to be discovered.

Let us learn from Izaak Walton who said:

‘’I have laid aside business and gone a-fishing’’.

For more information on fishing the Blackwater or for tuition and guiding, contact Glenda Powell at GlendaPowellGuiding.com