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The most intensely personal and powerful fishing related short film I have ever seen - and a Happy Xmas

I am going to bow out from my 2018 blogging with the most intensely personal and powerful fishing related short film I have ever seen, and I am honoured and also incredibly proud to have been involved in some small way. Please go back and read this blog post here that I put up in November, because this short film below has come about from that. Yet again it’s a big thank you to the RNLI for getting involved so quickly and sensitively in this, and of course to the angler Neal Dews who has bravely put himself out there like this to let his scary as hell experience be yet another example of why we should be at the very least looking into wearing lifejackets for a lot of our shore based fishing. Neal is utterly convinced he would not be here to have Christmas with his wife and kids if he had not been wearing a lifejacket.

I don’t need to say much more here. I found it hard to watch this film having met Neal and talked a lot about what he went through, but I have never seen a short fishing related film like it. The RNLI have worked their socks off to turn this film around in such a short space of time. You all have a fantastic Christmas and may this high pressure that’s meant to be coming in clear the water up and let us get at a bit of fishing because I am convinced there’s still a good chance……...

Photo courtesy of the RNLI

Photo courtesy of the RNLI