Who and where will our next angling superstar come from ? I grew up watching Jack Hargraves as did many others.Then it was the programme "Hooked",that used to be on BBC 2 midweek,that my Dad hated to watch.Only one television per house in those days.
Then times moved on,we had John Wilson,Passion for Angling,Matt and Mick.A whole host of other angling writers have produced good quality DVD,s.Bob Roberts,Chris "The Chin" Ponsford,Rob and Guy etc,etc.But who will be the star for the years to come ?
I think I may have found someone to fill the void.I spotted this late last night after a few hours on the river.This guy has the brooding screen presence of a young Marlon Brando.The handsome jawline of a young Rock Hudson.And the voice of Barry from Auf Wiedershen Pet.Step forward to a huge drum roll( I said drum,not bacon calm down mate) to my midland contact The Bard of Bridgenorth.What a spot from up here on Yat Rock,you crafty old bugger.He is a natural in front of the camera,is he not ?
I'm not sure how much you paid Lol Breakspear to appear in this epic ? But he looks petrified.I bet he was thinking..."I don't get this hassle when fishing with Steve Pope"Now the Bard is out Zander fishing at the moment so will not see this for a while.Will he smile ? Not sure ;-)
As for me, I fished for a few hours yesterday evening for a couple of Chub,and will be back out for a proper session over the weekend.The rivers are looking in good "nick" down here and I'm not sure where I will end up yet ?
Enjoy your weekend gent's and I hope you get your rod bent If you are out.I'm off for a pint or two as It's a Friday.
PS The story of the baby in the press today,who was born still born.And his mother held him for two hours and miraculously started to breath,after the nursing staff said he was dead.What a cracking bit of good news to start the weekend that.Brilliant.