I’ve got a new job. As of this week I’m the new features editor of Fish and Fly. Some of you will know I’ve been between jobs for a couple of months (yes it’s been very nice!). I thought about other things in life, I thought about going into teaching for example, but in the end anyone who knows me said there was one thing I needed to be umbilically linked to, and that was my fishing.
And above all, salmon fishing.
The fact that Fish and Fly is bumping up its specialist international salmon and destination fishing with a new portal and that they wanted me to help spearhead this across their busy and thriving network only confirmed my delight in my new role.
It’s everything I believe in and I have the highest hopes for the future. I am convinced – but I hope that you over the coming days and weeks will agree – that there’s compelling evidence Fish and Fly with its range of websites, forums, portals and the Salmon Atlas – as well as its online specialist media reach of social media across the Northern hemisphere is better placed than anyone to help make the serious fisherman or woman’s dreams come true.
I also hope and trust (and in the case of those of you I know personally believe) that loyal followers of this blog will support me and Fish and Fly in this venture, and hop across to fishandfly.com, starting with today’s lead news item, in which I describe the awesome sensation of power that it is to cast with the Hardy Zenith 14ft 6in salmon rod. Or join in the debate on the (specialist salmon and other branches of fly-fishing) flyforums.
So there it is. The force is strong. There’s a bit of fishing to do this year as well. Tight lines everyone.