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..........

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