Waters & words : a celebration of flyfishing

Coffee & Quotes

We fished these streams with a weighty sense of proprietorship, and grave recognition that we might just be the only people on earth who cared that the Trout were there at all”   pg 38, Jerusalem Creek, Ted Leeson.

These words struck a chord with me when I first read them, to the extent that I immediately wrote them down in my journal. That “weighty sense of proprietorship” is exactly the feeling I get when I walk and fish my local river; a stream long forgotten by most, which I have probably written about and referred to, too much. Too much in the sense that perhaps I extoll its virtues in excess of what they really are. But after fishing there again on Sunday, and notwithstanding that the browns had a bad case of lockjaw, I am again raving about both the beauty and proximity of the place.

Umgeni River-13 

On the way out, my friend Ray and I stooped in at Steampunk for a brew of their good stuff, which happens to be the bean I am grinding at home at present too:


punk and Terb-2

4 responses

  1. carmenbarends

    My absolute favorite!

    December 13, 2017 at 8:15 pm

    • Thanks Carmen

      December 14, 2017 at 11:22 am

  2. Ray Doherty

    Nice Quotation Andrew!

    Not sure in that photo if I was placing a delicate presentation, or hooked up on a branch​. About 50/50 probability I think!


    November 28, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    • ah, it looked pretty slick to me Ray 🙂

      November 28, 2017 at 7:48 pm

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