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GoofusBugMarch 20th, 2009, 4:49 pm
Posts: 31[This from and article on English chalk streams from the latest issue of Forbes Life March 2009]

Like many a first-time American visitor to the river, I had certain questions about the etiquette. "Now what is it exactly we do and don't do here?," I asked Peter Rippin (who)organizes angling trips for clients to English chalk streams. "Well, for a start, you won't need your waders here. We fish from a path along the bank. Cast only to rising trout. Upstream, and only with dry flies," he said.




What do you think of this kind of fishing and etiquette?
TaxonMarch 20th, 2009, 5:43 pm
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GoofusBug-

What is think is:

"When in Rome, do as the Romans do." St. Ambrose, 387 A.D.
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CaseyPMarch 21st, 2009, 8:44 am
Arlington, VA/ Mercersburg, PA

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what Taxon said. England is a really small place and some of its funny ideas are an attempt to preserve what is there from overuse. there is an amazing thread through all the hobbies and pastimes of making it harder than it need be. that way it takes longer to do. success is not necessarily completion, but participation.

and those rules are not universal. in Yorkshire it's different. one wades, one can often bring home a fish or two for dinner if you want to (most people don't), and while all the water is "owned", most places sell day tickets at the post office. pricey, but the fishing is really neat.

yes, it's different, and that's why people go there.


"You can observe a lot by watching." Yogi Berra

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