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The penultimate day of 2016 and I manage to nail what may well be my favourite bass fishing photograph of the year

If a lot of outdoors photography is about being in the right place at the right time, then I would like to suggest that fishing photography is even more so about this, plus a great big serving of luck as well. Sure, when the light goes off you can work on putting yourself in the right position to shoot photos of your mates fishing away (whilst trying to hide where you actually are etc., one of the “joys” of shooting fishing!), but you can’t plan for when fish are hooked, and when you are out there fishing yourself, you can’t always plan for where you yourself will be standing as and when something visually exciting goes off. Saying that though, when the light goes off I’ll be shooting stills instead of actually fishing………...

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