Saturday, 30 July 2011

No Time Fishing Can Ever Be Time Wasted

The traveller fancies he has seen the country. So he has, the outside of it at least; but the angler only sees the inside. The angler only is brought close, face to face with the flower and bird and insect life of the rich river banks, the only part of the landscape where the hand of man has never interfered.
- Charles Kingsley, 1890


Tovar@AMindfulCarnivore said...

Nice pic and quote, my friend.

When I saw this link on Facebook and clicked, it went to an empty Blogger page that said, "The Suburban Bushwacker does not exist." On principle, I refused to believe this.

Casey said...

I really love that quote, but really question it's validity today. I would guess 80% of anglers - American, at least - look at nature and it doesn't even register. They'll see it, but couldn't formulate a question about it. Or have I read into it too far?

The Suburban Bushwacker said...


Good thanks for the vote of confidence in my existence, I was told the other day "If you didn't exist some one would have to have made you up"

We (i'm the one holding the rod) nearly got a shot of a threesome but the other one blew off. Which would have having to report: A bushwhacker is holding his rod, watching a threesome...leading to all kinds of confusion


The Suburban Bushwacker said...


Interesting, I too questioned it's validity but for different reasons

'the only part of the landscape where the hand of man has never interfered'

Could that be said to be true today?