I am really pleased to be able to report that there is a brand new fishing tackle shop opening up in St.Merryn in North Cornwall - and their Shop Opening Day starts at 9am this Saturday, 28th August. If you are anywhere near to this stunning part of the world then please drop in and see what is going on - it's very close to Padstow if that is any help. Ben Field is the owner of this new venture called The Art of Fishing (check their website here), and let me assure you that he is a tackle tart of the highest degree, indeed he makes me feel a whole lot better about myself/my own problem when I speak to him !! I am gutted not to be going along to his Open Day, but we are in the middle of moving house and it's a bit of a mission.......best of luck Ben, hope it goes really well, have a fantastic opening day.
Here's Ben out fishing on his beloved north coast of Cornwall !! He's a passionate angler, and I know how much he wants to make this new tackle shop into a fantastic service for all kinds of fishermen. He's got some great people coming along to the Open Day - see here for full details, and here is how to get to the new shop. I spoke to Ben yesterday and he assures me that there is a good bit of squirrelly bass stuff in the new shop, so guess where I am heading when we have done the house move ? Not that I have a problem or anything like that. Honestly, Ben has got it far worse than me. The fact that I need a removal firm just to move my fishing gear is perfectly normal isn't it ?
Best of luck to the people involved in this new venture - anybody who goes into fishing to really make a proper go of it has my utmost respect. Please do drop in when you are in the area, and please let me know how the Open Day goes if you are around and about. I do give a lot of credit to Ben for being one of the people who literally dragged me over to the Daiwa France stand at the Nantes bass show and made me look at a whole different (modern bass) side to the Daiwa that I thought I knew. He knows his stuff big time.
Anyway, I now need to start breaking down my office for our house move tomorrow. Help. It's incredible the stuff you accumulate over the years. I will update the blog as and when I can, and the plan is to get the office up and running in the new place as quickly as possible because I need to clear a load more work before I head off on this photo job to Tanzania in early September. Can't wait to get back to Africa and put some big tigerfish in front of my lenses once more, but before that, my family and I are really excited about this house move. It's been a long time "happening", so we can't really believe that by the end of this week we are actually going to be in our new home. Here we go......