Brian Clarke: "Transported, Metaphorically"

In the London Times, world traveler Brian Clarke faces the toughest question of all — What’s your favorite place to fish? — and decides that although sea run browns and glimmering bonefish flats are hard to beat, late May and early June on an English chalk stream take him even further away. “The water crowfoot and its flowers would be sweeping the currents like drowned hair. The mayflies would be hatching, the fish would be up and the surface would be punctuated with slow, oiling rings.”

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  • halcyonsancta

    Well I like to read about fishing very much and this gent sure waxes eloquent about his favourite places. He is a more fortunate fisher than average I suspect as most of us have to make do wth ‘homewaters’.
    The best part of his article (I mean this in a humourous sense, not a curmudgeonly one) is that my favourite place isn’t the same as his – and I stand a better chance of being alone on the water!