I recently guided a client who through medical conditions was very limited to what he was able to do . Herb (74yrs old) has severe arthritis in both knees and suffers from a debilitating heart condition that prevents him from being able to walk any great distance . Anyone who has fished here in New Zealand will know that most river access points require a minimal amount of walking to get to the rivers edge, then the day may require several kilometers of walking to find fish ! Many of the locations I chose for Herb were extremely easy to get too due to his medical conditions , most days we pulled up by the main road bridge of several well known Southland rivers and fished the sections 200m above and just below , stretches that many anglers would overlook due to their easily accessible nature .
Each day Herb would methodically fish his way through these sections , fishing all the likely pieces of water that might hold a fish...and each day he would hook fish . We picked the eyes out of certain section's of river's over the 4 days giving him as many shots at feeding fish as possible , sections of water many people (me included ) would over look due to their easily accessible nature .
It's awesome to see someone still giving it a go , still as passionate as the day they took up the sport , despite suffering such health issues ...I salute you Sir !
It's awesome too see someone still giving it a go , still as passionate as the day they took up the sport , despite suffering such health issues ...I salute you Sir !