Christmas is coming and the goose is getting fat.
Here are two purchases I made with Christmas pressy money last year which have seen some proper use this year and are still going strong.
I like to be mobile, especially on rivers, and these two fit the bill.
Both were from John Norris of Penrith, a game anglers mecca and somewhere we always called in at on our way up to the Highlands.
First is a shooting stick which allows you to have a seat upon almost any gradient and surface, apart from deep mud into which the shaft will disappear - which I found out to my cost last weekend!
Second is a Daiwa Wilderness folding Trout net. These fellas are cheap as chips, extendable, light and easy to carry through undergrowth.