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Late afternoon brown, Hunter River, New Zealand.   Walking a river for trout is relaxing simply because the intense concentration involved – in navigating slick rocks, in spotting the lazy sway of a tail through a brief window in churning water, in the final moments of landing a difficult fish. This kind of focus drives everyday cares from the mind. The relaxation fishing brings is not a case of thinking about nothing, but about one thing and nothing else.   More here.    

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A fine combination – the first frosts, a Beretta double and big coveys of California quail. Californians have a strong wild scent, as do all quail. It’s little wonder that dogs can pick them up a long way out.  There are times when you’d swear you could almost smell them yourself if you stuck you nose where they have recently hidden. (Central Otago, New Zealand)

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Life on the river. For all her modern adornments, there are still glimpses of the old Africa to be found. More here.

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In the moment. Close up with Cape buffalo.

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A slight eddy of air is all it takes. This bull was grazing quietly but has just spotted a movement from one of the trackers. (Zimbabwe).

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I have a serious thing for nice doubles. This is a Churchill ‘Hercules’. Blue case hardened finish, traditional tight scroll in the Churchill house style, scalloped box lock action with tear drop side panels. A lovely thing.

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Hydrocynus vittatus, the river dog with stripes. The world of Africa’s tiger fish is so brutal that sudden and unremitting violence is the only survival strategy that works, and it’s reflected in every aspect of his being.  This photo is courtesy of Keith Clover, one of the most talented guides in Africa (or anywhere for that matter, and a hell of a nice guy to boot.) He runs the go-to outfit for big tigers - www.tourettefishing.com Check out a recent article on tigers in the Featured page.

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Blessed are they who have earned the love of an old dog.

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