Snapping at your heels

Budding all rounder and good pal of Robin Morley, Geoff Handley, recently sent us an exciting update from the banks of the River Wye.

Geoff had taken a superb conditioned 10lb salmon on his NewEra salmon fly rod, reaching well across the run with ease despite the unkind wind. The fish fought brilliantly and was so fresh that it had numerous sea lice attached. Geoff proudly posed for the camera but got the fish back quickly to continue its run.

Buoyed by his success Geoff certainly set off to Antigua on holiday in good mood, to the luxurious surroundings of St James Club, Mamora Bay, Antigua. 

However it was here that he was reminded that the sport is a great ‘equaliser’.

Matt Handley (13), young apprentice to the ‘senior’ Geoff, was float fishing a live-bait off the boat dock at the club. Armed with the ever versatile 12lb Kenzaki and a Caldia, Matt took a belting Mutton Snapper that turned out to be 6 times bigger than the best his dad could produce.

Now that’s what we call snapping at your heels!