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FOUR SEASONS: FISHING 1, CLIMBING 0

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 22 October 2011 IMMEDIATELY after announcing the winner of the Best Film award at the Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival (EMFF) earlier this month, event organiser Stevie Christie felt compelled to reassure his audience that the capital’s annual celebration of extreme sports cinema was NOT about to turn into the “Edinburgh Fishing […]

FOUR SEASONS: BOOMERANGS AND PREHISTORIC TROUT

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 25 June 2011 NEVER mind Nessie – there are real-life prehistoric beasties living beneath the waters of some of our larger, more northerly lochs. These creatures have ferocious-looking teeth, spend most of their time at depths of 100 feet or more, and feed on very large fish, often striking them swiftly […]

FOUR SEASONS: SHOOTING FISH

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 4 June 2011 THE raison d’être of this column is to champion niche outdoor activities, but this week Four Seasons is proud to be plumbing new depths of niche-ness. Meet Edinburgh-based South African ex-pat Will Beeslar, one of just a handful of spear-fishermen in the whole of Scotland and perhaps the […]

FOUR SEASONS: KAYAKING THE SPEY

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 14 August 2010 WHEN I think of great river journeys, I tend to think of Huck Finn navigating the twists and turns of the Mississippi or Marlow working his way up the Congo searching for Kurtz. I’m less likely to think of dodging shopping trolleys along the Mersey or counting cranes […]

FOUR SEASONS: FISHING FAIL

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 5 June 2010 MOST sports seem straightforward enough to the uninitiated; then comes the big reveal, the moment when the novice suddenly realises that he’s utterly, hopelessly out of his depth. For me, with fishing, that moment came a couple of weekends ago on Loch Awe when veteran angler Willie Cameron […]

Tight Lines

The Scotsman: Review (TSMAG) 15 Oct 2005 Key West Marlin Fishing IN ERNEST Hemingway’s great fishing yarn The Old Man and the Sea, the aged hero Santiago manages to catch a colossal blue marlin from a simple wooden skiff using nothing but a length of line, a ten-pound tuna as bait and a lifetime of […]

Papa and the Outlaws

Published: The Scotsman (Critique) 13 Aug 2005 Key West Hemingway Festival IT HAS BECOME SOMETHING OF A tourist trap in recent times, but strange, otherworldly things still seem to happen on Key West, and in the waters that surround it. Fishermen report seeing bolts of lightning streaking across cloudless skies, divers discover ancient treasure buried […]