For the first issue of BERT (out now through the iTunes app store) we spent some time on the beautiful Eucumbene river in the Snowy Mountains of Australia with a group of dedicated fly fishermen.
Perhaps sometimes thought of as a pursuit that older, slightly dotty Englishmen with tweed jackets might indulge in, the old-world art that is fly fishing is experiencing somewhat of a resurgence; during the height of the season it is often difficult to find stretches of river that don’t already have wader-clad, vest wearing anglers already on them. And they’re not just baby boomers looking for something to pass the time or to escape the wife for a few days; young professionals are also finding in fly fishing something that perhaps helps to ease the pressures and the demands of modern urban living.
You can read more about the adventure in Issue 1 of BERT but for now, please enjoy the video that goes with the story. It provides a great insight into what these fly-fishermen gain from their journeys into the high country, and there’s not one Henry Blake from M.A.S.H fly festooned hat to be seen.