Hampshire angler highlights prejudice in fishing


Standing knee-deep in the river, casting her chosen fly as the clear water rolls calmly by, is an angling influencer.

Marina Gibson, a fly fishing guide who works on the River Test in Hampshire, uses social media to encourage more women and young people to enjoy the physical and mental health benefits of the sport.

Recently, that work has also involved raising awareness of the prejudice that is sometimes faced from other anglers on the river bank.

LINK (via: The BBC)

One thought on “Hampshire angler highlights prejudice in fishing

  1. Hmm. Yes….

    It’s at times like this that I remember my (long since past and happily abandoned) high-end English social and educational background, even start reaching for late Jurassic those times in the High Anglican School Chapel when I was ignoed all hymns, psalms, lessons and sermons and took the opportunity to do some serious Rrivate Fishing Thinking.

    However, with an ear for words and their meaning and a near-photographic and straight-to-tape memory like mine, I did catch some lines though – ones like these, from the Gospel according to St Matthew, 6.28, from the wonderful St James Bible of 1611, the year coincidentally that my old school was founded – these lines:

    And why take ye thought for raiment?
    Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow;
    they toil not, neither do they spin

    The “spin” word caught my attention all those years ago. It has again now, for some reason.

    Now where’s my spinning rod…?

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