This is about my two passions: salmon fishing and my old Alvis car. The interest for salmon fishing is homemade; my grandfather was as passionate as I am now and after he died I got some of his old gear. I still cherish his split-cane Palakona fishing rod. Someone dear to me said the only reason I am fishing is to be near a river. This is also very true but I admit that whenever I hook a fish my heart starts to work like the valves of my Alvis at 60 miles an hour. With this blog I would like to achieve my aim, that more people get interested in Salmon fishing; also more women!!
(I say this with a twinkle in my eye because I know how some men feel about that…but you might be surprised.)
Another concern of mine is Salmon Conservation. I hope to show how important it is to protect this King of all fish. And of course there is the other side- food. My attitude to fishing is also to have it on a plate occasionally. I shall try to find different food ideas for you to try out or just make your mouth water.
My Alvis TA21 1954, 6 cylinder is also featured during my fishing trips. I really hope he won’t let me down too much. He’s got a name: Alois. Not very British I am afraid but easy to remember…. My passion for Alois is not homemade at all as the only one driving in my family was my mother. Father did not drive, full stop. But our neighbour had an Alvis! Since I was about 6 I sneaked around his garage and vowed that one day I would have an Alvis. And here we are – soon I’ll be on the way with my fishing gear around the country I love: Scotland. At last something to my wordings: as you may have gathered by now I am Swiss – and my English may become strange at times. I am sure my dear old Scottish friend George (who is younger than I but doesn’t look it) will make sure to avoid the worst and will scrutinise my texts.