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Why does anybody go fishing ?

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The question we all hate.

Just returned (unfortunately) from a week on the Broads. Can't believe that I had an otter no more than 6 feet from me that was eating a fish while I fished on totally still and watched it ! we had about 6 sightings of otters last week,mainly when out in a row boat, but nothing to compare with that.

Also saw an Osprey, Yes !  an Osprey ! on the Coltishall / Wroxham stretch, it took a fish WITH ITS TALONS from the river, fantastic. Witnessed by all 4 adults in the boat so I wasn't p..... at all!

Kingfishers as well.

Nature at its magnificent best, I never dreamed I would see things like that in my lifetime ! What a place.

That's a big part of why I go fishing.I'll bore you all in a day or two with some other fishing events last week.



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Only ever seen an Osprey up in the Highlands. But believe they migrate to West Africa in winter. Have heard of them seen in Norfolk though.



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Apparently an Osprey has been recorded over Rockland Broad in the log in the hide. never seen it myself.

Otters are quite common now on the South - in Brundall they regularly eat their catch on the odd swim platform and have seen some good pictures (as well as the remains). They always seem so much better at catching fish than I am as well!!

We had a seal bobbing around us on Breydon a few weeks back - Seen them up as far as St Olaves before as well. 

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