Is it fishing!?!

I have frequented a few gentleman’s clubs in my time and I have never felt the urge to take up residence in any of them. This is no longer true. I recently joined a new gentleman’s club. A club in which men gather together in unison to admire some of the most primitive forms of natural beauty. I am not talking about the local Spearmint rhino though, a place where men join together to shout whey and slap girls on the arse. But a club where men catch a beautiful trout then smash it on the brains and eat it (sometimes).

Fly fishing is the gentlemen’s club I am referring to, which in reality bears little resemblance to a run of the mill gentlemen’s club other than the fact most of the constituents¬†are over 60. The only boobies in sight, are the ones cast around on the end of the line hoping to tease out a trout not a tenner.

I’ve often posted pictures of a tit on this blog i.e. me. But this is a first in northerncoarseangler’s history, here is a picture of one of my boobies:

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The reason for the strange title, in case you were wondering, comes about from my maiden voyage fly fishing. I was stumbling my way through a local stream unaware of a young couple watching me, as I skilfully guided the fly from tree branch to tree branch. Breaking the peaceful scene silence was the sudden question from the bank side.

“Is it fishing!?!”

I indignantly replied “YES of course it’s fishing”. In hindsight, if I saw a man crashing up a local stream in a cloud of cussing and tangles, wearing a pair of baby blue running shorts and not much else, whilst feebly waving around a stick around above his head ¬†I would be obliged to ask a question of that man too…… The question would probably be rather less eloquently put forward and more along the lines of

“What the Fu……”



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