The smooth mirrored water surface ripples with an expanding series
 of liquid ascending silver concentric ‘O’s,
caused by a fish attempting to catch flies on the sunlit surface, 

then diving into dark still waters below.

A khaki seat tackle box contains an assortment of multicoloured
 fishing beads, hooks, swivels and fresh bait,
on a hushed day with nebulous smoke white mist lightly resting

 on the shadowed water, the tranquil scene captivates.

The elegant arching of the casting rod and the clean whipping sound
of the translucent line as it soars past overhead,
before gracefully landing on the flowing water’s surface and being

carried in the swirling currents of the wide shallow river bed.

Still fishing a sedate meandering dark river in summer with the 
slender rod resting and keep net to the side,
candescent sunlight tints the river’s obsidian water with fluid
silver ripples as to unknown destinations it glides.

Motionless on a fishing perch over a stream’s transient water, a
 kingfisher’s fleeting iridescence in characteristic pose,
focused, watching crystalline water flowing over coloured cobbles
for the glint of darting silver minnows.

The distinctive whirring sound of the reel’s circular spool discharging
the line casting into turbulent pewter grey sea,
 standing in slowly receding wave shallows, the perennial ebb and 
flow of the tidal water dictating where to be.

The slope, shape and depth of the immediate beach offshore, whether
shallow water or faster flowing deep,
 the choice of fishing hook and line guided by experience and knowledge 
of which fish prefer feeding on a flat shelf or steep.

After winter’s restful slumber in the lengthening days of spring, the
traditional art of fly fishing comes to the fore,
all too soon the transitory summer fishing season cools and becomes
 autumn, leaving you wanting more.

Fly fishing a crystal clear fast flowing mountain stream wearing tall 
  olive green waders and muted patterned tweeds,
 an intimate knowledge of the fish, weather, local area and fly fishing 
expertise are required if you are to succeed.

Fishing has the ability to slow life down, allowing time to think and
relax white enjoying the still silence of a calm spring day,
the perfect place to be with the golden orb of sunrise appearing above 
the distant ebony horizon lighting the day, just before dawn.

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My poetry is written to be uplifting and evocative, reminding the reader or listeners of the joys of fishing.
My poems have been very well received by readers of all ages and backgrounds.

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Digital Download – 6 verses £14.95
Digital Download – 10 verses £15.95
White A4 print – 6 verses  £14.95
Ivory A4 Print – 6 verses  £14.95
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