Wading through Sea Bass

Chris Ogborne Fishtec Fly Fishing

A LONG TIME AGO, ON A SANDBAR FAR, FAR AWAY………

I was browsing photos yesterday and decided to use this one as my screensaver. It’s not a particularly brilliant or notable picture in itself, but for me it just sums up what fishing is all about these days. Saltwater Bass hunting is now just a few weeks away, and counting!

The shot was taken last summer, miles from anywhere, on one of my favourite Bass marks. It’s a remote place, somewhere that you can just get lost in the fishing, excluding the world so that nothing else matters except watching the water for the slightest sign of a fish. You can wet-wade or use chest waders, depending on the time of year. You can fish with total concentration, or you can tuck the rod under your arm and just watch the tide go by. It matters not. It’s about freedom. Out there on a sand bar with only Terns, Gannets and Gulls for company – oh, and a few Bass hunting the early sand eels.

The 2014 saltwater season is coming, and I’m ticking down the days!