I do a bit of fly fishing and this river is one of the places that provide. Our fishing season started on 17th of March, a day I cast a few without any expectation of a tickle. It had been almost two years since one could fish any of our rivers due to the volume of water. This year, so far anyway, the levels of rain are way below the norm but the temp has been down also. This caused any hatch of fly to be about two weeks to a month behind schedule.
The chopper is one belonging to the Irish coast guard and it is dropping down in the football pitch on a visit to the local primary school. One has to wonder a bit and hope also that the thing wasn’t needed by some fisherman in the Celtic Sea or the North Atlantic for I’m and it are about as far as can be from the coast.