Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Save water! - Save For A Fly Rod?

Charles Rangeley-Wilson has made some amazing shows for TV where he's used fishing as the 'hook' for a travel show. "More about the why than the how" he never shows you how to tie anything, instead amazing photography takes you from your armchair to the natural world, while his easy charm lets him meet the locals by being there with a rod in the water.

He has just posted this excellent film he's made with the WWF about the need to protect the unique chalk streams of blighty by saving hardly any water each.

'But what price a river? A river is priceless. Especially if it is possible - which it is - to have healthy rivers and an adequate supply of affordable water.

We need to use less of it and we need to compel our government to make more sense of how we get it, so that we can see rivers like the Beane, the Darenth [where I learned to fly fish click the link], the Misbourne, the Og flowing again as they used to.

Join the WWF's campaign. Adopt your local chalk stream if you're lucky enough to live near one. Write to your MP.'

Or if you're not in the UK, enjoy the film and do something similar in your own backyard.
We could save this world - but we'll have to do it one person at a time.

Hmmmm I've working awful hard maybe I DO deserve a new fly rod..........

Your pal


I am Stan said...

Yo! too saving up for a fly rod..

9ft reservoir methinks,gonna get some trout in the freezer..or maybe 13ft,not sure yet.

Keith said...

A great video. I was born in England but this is the first time I can recall having heard of a chalk stream.
Here in Australia we already practice many ways of saving water. We do not live in town so are not on town water. We rely on rain water.
Whenever "Townies" visit we have to remind them not to leave the taps on as they do in town.
I fitted a third tap to our shower so we can turn it off between soaping up and rinsing with the temprature changing.
When we run the hot water through to the taps we first run it into the small washing machine, then into a bucket in the actual shower. This saves running all that water down the drain waiting for the water temprature to adjust.
Water that does go down the drain runs into underground grey water trenches under the garden beds. One trench for bathroom and laundry, and another for the kitchen.
We have a large dame and seperate water tanks for garden and house.
We have a header-stream which runs into the dam in Butterfly Valley (where our house and cottage are) and another runs into a dam in Fox Valley and another in Hazard Valley.
Regards, Le Loup.

Keith said...

Just as a matter of interest, the term "Bushwacker" is believed to have come from the Bushwackers in Australia in the 19th century, and also the term"bushwacked".
Bushwackers had the job of keeping the trails open, clearing away the bush that tried to overgrow the trails. But on occasion thay were also known to lay in wait for travellers and rob them!
Le Loup.

The Suburban Bushwacker said...

How about the 5 to 7 weight vagabond by thomas and Thomas?


The Suburban Bushwacker said...

Thats sound really cool, Oz is certainly seeing the water future we'll all be seeing soon.